Hello, my name is Mandy Turner and I am honored to be a part of the Rising Stars Preschool team!
I have had the privilege of being a part of the Rising Stars Preschool family since 2011. My first 7 years with Rising Stars was spent teaching in various classrooms working with different age groups of Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Pre-K students. For the past 4 years, I have had the honor of being the Director of Rising Stars. I have loved experiencing my role as the Director of this incredible school. I attended college at Texas State University where I acquired a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. I truly believe that my experience in the classroom teaching different age groups has given me a better ability to work with our staff of teachers and be an invaluable resource to them. As a mother, I can relate to our parents at Rising Stars and understand first-hand what they would want and expect from their child’s early education experience.
I have lived in the Austin area for most of my life. I grew up in a household of four children and a very large extended family of cousins that provided the love and energy of controlled chaos! I now reside in Leander with my husband, our two children (who are both RSP alumni), our two dogs, a cat, and even our pet snake! I love the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening, and love to do anything creative.
I am passionate about working with our teachers and families to create a warm, caring environment where children are excited to play and learn. I take great pride in the work I do here at our Rising Stars where I know each teacher is dedicated and strives for quality education that meets every child’s emotional, social, and academic needs. I look forward to meeting with you and your family and answering any questions or concerns you may have!
Feel free to contact me:
Alicia "Cookie" Logan
I am an educator who has been teaching young children for the past 26 years and have been with Rising Stars since 2009! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over 13 years!
I began my career with RSP teaching the Monkeys (3-yr old) classroom for many, many years before becoming the Office Manager. Although, my main responsibilities now may be more administrative, I still get pulled in to assist in the classrooms many times during the day! I pride myself in getting to know each and every child in our school and building relationships with each family.
I am a rare Austinite, born and raised! I am the eldest of four with 2 brothers and a sister. I currently live in Leander with my husband of +24 years, Patrick, our adult son, Hunter, and our senior Dog, Chase. I enjoy spending time with family and friends camping, playing board/dice/card games, reading and taking road trips. I love finding new places to explore and hike with my boys! My favorite thing about teaching is watching little ones figure out how to do something new and see the pride they take in themselves once they accomplish each new task.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family and helping to oversee the care and education of your child(ren)!