Our Team


Veena Kashyap

Co-Founder & Administrative Director

I believe that it is important to provide all-round development to children and make them next-generation leaders in the diverse community we live in.

I hold a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and I’m board-certified in Texas (EC-6). As a mother and a certified teacher, I have an unwavering appreciation for quality education and character-development programs. With the experience of owning and operating preschools and an after-school Math and English activity center, my strength is in developing curriculum and age-appropriate hands-on activities. I value relationships with students and parents in establishing a positive learning environment.

Chaitra Giridhara

Co-Founder & Director of Academics

I believe in a balanced approach towards early childhood education that allows children to explore and have fun while learning to apply positive thinking in everything they do.

Having been a preschool teacher for 8 years, I am passionate about working with young children. I have two boys who were fortunate to have a great pre-school experience. Because of this, I can personally vouch for the positive impact that early childhood education, and educators, can have on a child’s development. Coming from a diverse background, I can speak five different languages, which has been immensely helpful when working with children from varied cultural and international backgrounds. I believe learning is a life-long process. I keep myself abreast of the latest research in early intervention and special education as a part-time student in Early Childhood Education at the Collin County Community College.

Kelly Horton

Assistant Director

I believe positive early learning experiences through play and developmentally appropriate instruction opens the door for a lifetime of prosperous learning.

I’m beyond excited to be joining the staff here at Learning Cube Academy! I’m looking forward to getting to know each and every child and their parents! I am of the opinion that fostering strong partnerships with families is necessary for each child’s success. Throughout my life, I have had the honor of being involved with children in numerous settings. I have worked as a camp counselor, a nanny, and a preschool teacher. Combined, I have over 12 years of work experience connecting with young minds. By virtue of my own children, I’ve seen first hand how a caring, fun, and informative early learning environment can contribute to a child’s confidence, determination, and achievement. It’s important to me to perpetuate that love of learning in them and in every child that I meet.

Lucienne Ragonesi

Spanish/Art co-ordinator

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I believe that learning a second language and the aspect of art opens a door to different visions of life at an early age.

I have been a preschool teacher for 15 years working with 3’s to pre-k. I hold a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as a degree in Graphic Arts. I come from a multicultural background speaking both English and Spanish fluently. Being a mother myself, I have seen that the importance of parents’ involvement in the growth and education is really crucial. I am passionate about teaching in a fun, nurturing, and engaging way towards a more successful academic approach for the children.