Congratulations to Aliyia Brown, BSA District Director!

Brightside Academy is pleased to announce that Aliyia Brown has been promoted to District Director within the Philadelphia Region, reporting to Interim RVP, Sharen Woodley. Aliyia will support field operations for multiple academies including 23rd & Allegheny, Erie & Castor, Mellon, Wayne & Chelten, 40th & Market, and Kellys Corner. 

Aliyia has been a valued member of the Brightside team for over 15 years. Her career at BSA began as an assistant teacher and has continued to advance, becoming a lead teacher and ultimately an Academy Director where she recently led her team and academy to STAR 4 designation!

Aliyia brings a wealth of ECE knowledge and experience to the field and plans to be an advocate for her team in supporting them any way she can.

Please join us in congratulating and wishing Aliyia much success in her new role.

BSA Leaders Chosen as Diversity Presenters for 2020 ECE Summit

Brightside Academy is happy to share that Ms. Sharen Woodley, Interim Regional Vice President of Philadelphia, and Ms. Tracy Sammons Venonsky, Director of Quality Assurance, have been chosen as diversity presenters for this year’s Early Learning Virtual Summit.

On LinkedIn, COO Jack Safer shared the great news saying, “Anything more prideful than witnessing educators continue to grow in their career and share their knowledge with the masses?”

We are proud of Sharen and Tracy and can’t wait to hear your insights on the virtual presentation!
For more information and to register for the presentation, visit