Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer
Brooke assists in overseeing the operations of the center, specifically focusing on student billing, operational accounting, administration and compliance for subsidy and food programs. She also provides necessary support to the Director, Assistant Director and staff. Brooke is passionate about creating an environment where each child can thrive.
Your child’s growth, development, and safety is our top priority. We welcome each family here with open arms as we would our own family. Brooke is married and a mother to four children. In her free time, she enjoys movies, live theater, and dancing.
Chief Operating Officer/Director
As Director of Smart Start, Ms. Johnson oversees all systems and daily operations at the school level. She ensures the systems developed for Smart Start are being implemented correctly.
Ms. Johnson previously taught as a Special Education Teacher at Fullerton Elementary for 2 years, owned and operated Lexis Lambs Learning Center for 20 years, Contract Administrator and Executive Administrator of Property Management for Omaha Housing Authority for 3 years, and Center Director of Operations for Cherry Hills Learning Academy.
She is originally from Houston, Texas and moved to the Midwest almost 35 years ago. She has 5 adult children, 4 boys and 1 daughter.
Ms. Johnson obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Theology from Grace University. She started her Master of Divinity September 2021 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
As Assistant Director, Ms. Lina will support the Director and staff in the operations of the center. Her mission at Smart Start is to help guide and ensure that all the families are receiving the best care possible.
Ms. Lina has been teaching for over 5 years. Before coming to Smart Start, she worked at an Early Head Start center. She also worked as a case worker on the enforcement side.
She is eager to create an early learning environment where all children can learn, grow and be supported in becoming their very best selves. Ms. Lina graduated from Central High School and holds her child development associate credentials.