Browning Learning Academy, Inc.
Browning Learning Academy, Inc.

Meet our director

Andrea Smith, MBA, MPA

Chairman & Director of Programs & Special Events  

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BS with an emphasis in Communication Disorders, Lamar University 2004

MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management (KGSM), 2010

MPA, with an emphasis in Nonprofit Organization (KGSM), 2011

Certified Special Education Teacher EC-12 for over 15 years

Certified General Education Teacher EC-4

Qualified Early Intervention Specialist w/ Andrews Center

Member of Tyler Young Professional Network

Member of East Texas Business Women’s Group

Active volunteer with “A Day of Caring”

Active volunteer with “Tyler Run for Autism”

Active volunteer with "Special Needs Cheer Clinic"

Meet OUr Assistant Director

Lillian Gilliam


"Hello. My name is Lillian,


I have been working with children for 8 months, here at Browning Learning Academy. I am also a floater. I enjoy working with the toddlers seeing the smiles on their faces as well as making me smile...I graduated from John Tyler High School in 1980.. My motto is... A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a beautiful thing to invest..."

meet our cook

Gwendolyn Smith - Cook

"Hello, I Gwendolyn, am the proud cook at BLA since June 2015.
I enjoy cooking for our children, with over 40 years of experience, I feel very excited to know our children are getting nutritional food daily. I am currently enrolled at champion for children CDA class, and have 4 certifications in child care. I enjoy and have a great deal of passion for cooking. I have a big family and I enjoy cooking for them all. BLA children are my family too. I am an out going mother with two set's of twins and five grandchildren. My heart for children is Love."  ​

Meet Our Teachers


Shanecia Baker - Preschool Teacher


"Hello, my name is Shanecia,


I am the Preschool/Toddler teacher at Browning Learning Academy, Inc. I am currently a student athlete at Texas A&M-Commerce where I will receive my bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies. While in high school I was apart of the Ready-Set-Teach program, where I found my passion for teaching preschoolers. I am thankful to have the opportunity to help mold young children at a young age."

"It's not enough to love the children, it is necessary that they are aware that they are loved."
-St. John Bosco

Jada Edwards - Toddler Teacher
"Hello my name is Jahda,
I'm the evening Toddler's Teacher. I graduated from John Horn High School in Mesquite Texas class of 2015. I'm currently pursuing an associates degree at Tyler Junior College in Early Childhood Education. I'm new to the Tyler area but I've been working with young children for over two years now .
Each day I come to teach y...our child I'm reminded that " while we try to teach our children about life our children teach us what life is is about"
Every day even on the days that feel rough, a smile is out on my face from the joy I receive as each child displays life's true meaning through smiles and giggles with learning something new."

Contact Us

Browning Learning Academy, Inc.

900 Medical Drive

Tyler, TX 75701


Director of Center & Programs:

 Andrea Smith-MBA, MPA

Contact Number: 903.787.7481



Business Hours

Mon-Thu :

07:30 am - 06:00 pm

Fri :

07:30 am - 01:00 pm

These are new hours due to COVID.

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