4536B Nelson Brogdon Blvd. Sugar Hill, GA 30518 | Phone: 770-932-0091 | Fax: (770) 932-3865
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Franchise Management:

Melissa Turner

President, Owner of Legacy Academy, Inc

Melissa isĀ  President and owner of Legacy Academy, Inc. In her role as president, she has successfully overseen the development and opening of every Legacy Academy for Children early care and education center throughout several states. Melissa is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and has had a successful career in banking, managing a billion dollar wholesaler of mortgage loans. She has successfully overseen SBA loan applications with her franchisees. Melissa received Governor Sonny Purdue’s appointment to the Georgia Early Care and Learning Board in 2005.

Melissa and her husband served as the owners of Legacy Academy for Children in Oakwood, Georgia from 1997 to 2002. Under Frank and Melissa Turner’s leadership, they successfully achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2000. This hands-on operational experience has proven to be a huge asset as they support new owners. Frank and Melissa are ongoing sponsors of the Autism Georgia Golf Tournament, AFLAC Cancer Center and Dare to Share. Frank and Melissa Turner are the proud parents of two children – two huge reasons for their decision to commit to the early care and education industry.

Elisha Nelson

Director of Education

Elisha Nelson earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from The University of Minnesota. With experience as a classroom teacher, program administrator, early childhood coach and consultant, Elisha is focused on providing high quality care and education in child care settings. She has spent her career supporting adults who care for and educate children and is looking forward to continuing this work at Legacy Academy.