“My career has brought me to some amazing places. I finally feel like
I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”

Erica Kupferschmidt and Brooke Brown met as freshmen at the University of Vermont. They’ve been friends and colleagues ever since. After graduation, Erica began working with toddlers at a large school in her home state of Pennsylvania. Though she adored working with young children, Erica found her true passion was training teachers to create effective and respectful classroom environments.

Over the next several years, Erica’s career led her to many different places and challenges. Positions she has held include Education Coordinator at Merck Child Development Center near Philadelphia; Educational Consultant at Universal Studios Child Care Center in California; and Program Director at Mattel Child Development Center. In addition, Erica started a public preschool program for a school district outside of Los Angeles.

In 2006, Erica moved to Rhode Island specifically to join our Learning Brooke team. Her thoughtful work with young children, teachers and families continues to help us create a community of learning and mutual respect.