The current owner of Longmire Learning Center is Amie McCoy. She and her husband purchased LLC from Dr. Gibson in 2008 after a long relationship with her, the staff and school business. Her husband George is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a CPA employed by Siedel, Schroeder & Company. He worked closely with Dr. Gibson for many years and has always appreciated the services Longmire Learning Center provides for parents.
Amie is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. Through years of research and “real life” training Amie understands the importance that a child’s early years play in the development of their future self. Her research while at Texas A&M University focused on informal learning and she knows how effective it is for children to have the opportunity to discover, self regulate and play.
Amie and George have two children and it was the birth of their son and daughter that encouraged them to become very interested in early childhood education and to eventually become the proud owners of Longmire Learning Center. They both know how vital the program and staff is to the success of Longmire and it is their goal to maintain and enhance the excellence that began with Dr. Gibson.
Ms. Linda Thompson and Dr. Gibson became a teaching team more than 25 years ago. They quickly became known in the Bryan Independent School District for their successful achievements working with young children at risk. When Dr. Gibson opened her first school in 1984, she recruited Ms. Linda to teach classes and help direct activities. Ms. Linda has been teaching and training or managing staff with Dr. Gibson for many years. Today Linda is the very competent and experienced Director of Longmire Learning Center. Ms. Linda has twin girls who grew up in Longmire and worked there during college. Monica and Monique graduated from Texas A&M University with honors in May 2008.
Vicki Gibson, Ph.D., is a national educational consultant, author and speaker. Her areas of specialization include behavioral and classroom management, reading, differentiating teaching and practice to improve instructional effectiveness and enhance student achievement, and early childhood education.
Dr. Gibson entered her educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Then she completed a Masters degree and continued working in public schools as a learning disability specialist for 10 years. From 1984-1996, she opened three private schools that serves children, ages preschool-12 years. She also directed the development of a fourth school in Dallas, Texas that serves children in preschool-middle school. During that same timeframe, Dr. Gibson completed her Ph.D. while teaching as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University.
Currently, Dr. Gibson continues to teach, write and consult. She is the Chairman/CEO for Gibson Hasbrouck & Associates, an educational consulting group that provides on-site professional development, technology-supported trainings, and develops materials for educators to conduct instructional training at the college, school and state levels.
Dr. Gibson is an author of Treasures, a comprehensive reading program published by McGraw Hill, and a professional development author/trainer for McGraw Hill’s Center for Comprehensive School Improvement (CCSI). She also authored a comprehensive preschool program entitled the We Can Early Childhood Curriculum, published by Voyager Learning.
Other materials authored by Dr. Gibson include: Differentiated Instruction: Grouping for Success; Differentiated Instruction: Guidelines for Implementation; Differentiating Teaching and Practice in Middle and High Schools; Managing Small Group Instruction; Classroom Management for Preschools; Managing Behaviors to Support Differentiating Instruction; and I Can Draw Pre-Writing Program and Letters, Sounds & Strokes Phonics Program.
Ms. Avian is an experienced teacher at Longmire Learning Center who has been teaching here since 1991. She currently teaches the Old Three/Young Four Year Olds. Ms. Avian is happily married and has five children that have gone through Longmire Learning Center and can honestly say that the early education at Longmire helped her children to become confident and “over the top” academically as they journey through public school. She believes in a balance of love and discipline in a learning enriched environment because it produces champions!
Ms. Barbie began her career at Longmire Learning Center in 1999 teaching the Two Year Old Class. She is now the teacher of our Old Four/Young Five Year Olds in Building 2 and absolutely loves preparing her children for the next step, kindergarten! Ms. Barbie is happily married and has two children, Mark and Victoria.
Ms. Bettie is a pro working with the Three Year Olds at Longmire Learning Center. She has been with LLC since 2011, and spent over 10 years working with children before joining the LLC staff. She is a proud wife, mother and grandmother. Ms. Bettie also enjoys getting to spend her day teaching alongside her sister, Ms. Connie!
Ms. Connie is a seasoned teacher at Longmire Learning Center who began working with us in 1999. She teaches the Old Two/Young Three Year Old Class and loves it! She has one daughter named Courtney who previously worked at Longmire Learning Center and a granddaughter named Phoenix. Ms. Connie has always worked in environments that provide for people and she loves working with and helping her children at Longmire Learning Center.
Ms. Dee began working at Longmire Learning Center in 2011 and is the Teaching Assistant for Building 1. She worked with children for over 20 years at Bryan ISD before her retirement in 2010. Ms. Dee has a passion for children and is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is happily married and has one daughter.
Ms. Dora is a Teaching Assistant for Building 1 and 2. She is a proud mother of four and has seven grandchildren. Ms. Dora spent over 15 years working in the medical field in Lufkin, Texas before she moved to College Station and began working at Longmire Learning Center in 2010. She enjoys working with the staff and children and considers the Longmire kids part of her family!
Ms. Francis is the Teaching Assistant for Building 2 and has been with Longmire Learning Center since 2001. She is married to James Whiting, pastor of New Testament Baptist Church. They have two beautiful daughters, Sherea and Ebone as well as four grandchildren. She has been working with children for more than 35 years so she is mature and experienced! She also worked with children with special needs for 7 years. Ms. Francis thanks God for her gift to work with others, especially young children, and for her ministry.
Ms. Melodie is the proud teacher of the youngest class at Longmire Learning Center, the fabulous Two Year Old Class. She graduated in May 2008 with an Associates Degree in Childcare Development and has been with LLC since 2008. Ms. Melodie has one son, Langston. She has always worked in environments that provide for people, especially young children. Two year olds seem to be her calling in life and she loves working with and helping her children at Longmire Learning Center.
Ms. Monica R. began as a Teaching Assistant at Longmire Learning Center in 2001 and now teaches our Four Year Olds. Ms. Monica R. feels that this is such a fabulous program for kids, families and staff and she loves what she does. She is happily married and has two daughters named Brianna and Clarissa, and a son, David. All of her children have attended Longmire Learning Center.
Ms. Monica T. began her career at Longmire Learning Center as a bright and bubbly preschool student! She is now a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Education. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant during high school and college, and has been the teacher of the Old Four/Young Five Year Old class since 2009.
Ms. Sharon has taught the Old Two Year Class at Longmire Learning Center since 2008 when she moved to College Station from Arkansas. Her entire career has been focused on caring for and teaching children. Ms. Sharon is a proud mother and grandmother and enjoys sharing her joy of life with her children, grandchildren and students.
Ms. Stephanie has taught the Five Year Old Class at Longmire Learning Center since 2008. She is happily married and has two sons; Brian and Andre’. She also has two beautiful granddaughters, Layla and A’Niya, that bring her much joy. She has worked in the childcare field for over 20 years, holding the positions of Director, Assistant Director and Lead Teacher. She has an Associates Degree in Child Development and is currently pursuing a degree in Education from Sam Houston State University.
Ms. Valerie began her career at Longmire Learning Center in February 2011 before moving away for college. She returned to LLC in August 2012 after returning to the B/CS area to continue her education. Ms. Valerie has worked in childcare since 2008 and we are delighted to have her on our team as the Teaching Assistant for Building 1.