Our Management Team
Brittany Wilson - Executive Director/Owner
Brittany Wilson is the Executive Director of the Lullaby Inn Learning Centers.
Brittany has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and
a Master’s degree in professional counseling. She is a Licensed
Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and she has experience
working with children that have high behavioral health needs and are challenged
with mental illness. Brittany is trained as a registered play therapist
with additional certification in Autplay therapy specializing in therapeutic
interventions for children on the autism spectrum. She is director certified
by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to manage a facility
of 199+ children. Brittany has worked as a director at several preschool
centers and has experience operating both small and large facilities.
She believes in offering high quality childcare at an affordable rate
to families that are looking for a developmentally appropriate program.
Brianna Adkins - Regional Manager
Brianna Adkins is the Regional Manager of the Lullaby Inn Learning Centers.
She has been employed with the company since 2009 when the Lake Saint
Louis location first opened. Brianna quickly moved up in management from
Assistant Director to Center Director at the Saint Ann location. She transferred
to the Wentzville location as Center Director when it opened in 2017.
She has worked at all three locations and is familiar with the day to
day operations of each center. Brianna has a Bachelor’s degree in
business administration and a minor in early childhood education. Brianna
provides support to management and ensures that each center follows licensing,
health, and fire regulations. Her marketing skills are utilized to create,
update, and design ads to promote events for Lullaby Inn. She is always
available to staff, parents, and children and she enjoys having relationships
at each location.
Vanessa Horne - Center Director (Lake Saint Louis)
Vanessa Horne is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn located in Lake Saint
Louis, Missouri. Vanessa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in early
childhood education through Missouri Baptist University. Vanessa began
as the lead preschool teacher in the four and five year old classroom
when the center first opened its doors. Vanessa is responsible for creating
and implementing the pre-kindergarten curriculum at Lullaby Inn. She works
in conjunction with parents as teachers through the public school system
to ensure that the children are gaining the knowledge and skills required
to be prepared for the kindergarten classroom. Vanessa is highly motivated
to advance within the company and continue to work closely with the staff
to implement a curriculum that meets the social, emotional, physical,
and cognitive development needs of all of our children.
Maria Heavel - Center Director (Wentzville)
Maria Heavel is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn Learning Center in Wentzville.
Maria received her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education
from Lindenwood University. She has additional certifications in early
childhood education B-3 and a Missouri substitute teaching certificate.
She has extensive experience working in childcare and was the Assistant
Manager of Curriculum at her previous place of employment. Maria is committed
to the success of the child, no matter what it takes. She is knowledgeable
of the current instructional methods and strategies that are effective
with children. Maria enjoys working with the staff to achieve optimum
classroom management and student achievement. It is her goal to constantly
learn new methods to help children achieve their maximum potential. She
loves working in Wentzville and strives to have positive relationships
with staff, children, and their families.
Emily Mainieri - Assistant Director (Wentzville)
Emily Mainieri is the Assistant Director at Lullaby Inn Learning Center
in Wentzville. Emily has extensive experience working with children and
their families in a professional setting. She completed her Bachelor’s
degree in social work from Lindenwood University. She has several additional
certifications in the Mental Health field and is a great resource for
staff and families. Emily previously worked at the Goddard School while
working toward her degree. She loved the opportunity to work directly
with the children and to be an instrumental part of their learning. Her
experience in the classroom provides her with a firsthand understanding
of children and their needs. Emily was employed as a Supervisor at Saints
Joachim and Ann Care Service before joining the Lullaby Inn team. She
was responsible for supervising a team of social workers and overseeing
their caseloads. Her experience in the field of mental health is a great
resource for our families. Emily loves working at the Wentzville location
and is enthusiastic about working with your child.
Beth Boedeker - Center Director (Saint Ann)
Beth Boedeker is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn in Saint Ann. Beth
attended Ursuline Academy and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in
psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has extensive
experience in management and worked as an ISL Director for Community Alternatives
of Missouri. This position required her to oversee supported living programs
for individuals with developmental disabilities. Beth was enthusiastic
about the opportunity to work with children and she provides a positive
learning environment for your child. Her extensive background in management
combined with her expertise in childcare make her a perfect fit for Lullaby
Inn. Beth is dedicated to her position and continues to focus on finding
new ways to utilize her creativity to benefit the company.
Gabby Murphy - Assistant Director (Saint Ann)
Gabby Murphy is the Assistant Director at the Saint Ann location. She attended
Florissant Valley Community College where she studied early childhood
education. Gabby began working at Lullaby Inn when it first opened in
April of 2015. She was quickly promoted to the Team Leader position and
within one year she became the full time Assistant Director. Gabby's
passion for the children and families runs parallel with the philosophy
and mission at Lullaby Inn. She is dedicated to her position and strives
to create a positive environment for the staff and children.