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About Us

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Wellspring Academy provides a safe and stimulating Christian learning environment that tailors to each child's needs and interests. We prioritize social-emotional development and promote inclusivity while partnering with families and communities to achieve educational milestones. Our compassionate care and personalized approach nurture each child's growth and development to foster a lifelong love of learning. As a staple in the Denton community since 1962, Wellspring Academy has been dedicated to providing quality education, and we strive to continue this tradition of excellence.


As a parent company, Fractal Education Group is committed to providing early education that aligns with our values of promoting social-emotional development, inclusivity, and individualized learning. We believe every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment fostering growth and development. We prioritize tailoring our educational approach to each child's unique needs and interests, focusing on fostering creativity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

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Wellspring Academy provides a nurturing learning environment that fosters children's unique potential and promotes social and emotional development. Our program prepares students for academic success and empowers them to become confident, engaged individuals who positively contribute to society. We are committed to shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.



Wellspring Academy prioritizes leadership and a positive learning environment to give children a strong foundation for success through early education, which leads to greater academic performance, social skills, and future learning.

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Headshot of Beverly Smith, a seasoned early education director, leads as Program Director at Wellspring Academy.


Program Director

Beverly Smith, a seasoned early education director, leads as Program Director at Wellspring Academy. Her rich leadership history spans respected centers like Primrose, Goddard, and Denton City County Day School in North Texas, infusing her role with valuable expertise.

As an existing parent deeply rooted in our community, Beverly's extensive involvement underscores her unwavering commitment to our mission. Drawing from her extensive experience, she adeptly understands the needs of children and parents alike, driving the establishment of high standards that cultivate growth.

Beverly shapes an enriching environment in her role, aligning with our dedication to nurturing potential. Her leadership propels Wellspring Academy towards educational excellence.


Education Director

Marissa Marinan, our Education Director, brings a wealth of experience to Wellspring Academy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Reading and Education and her  Master's in English with an emphasis in Education. Marissa has 12 years of teaching under her belt, including roles as a site-level and education director. Notably, she's been a lead director at Sylvan Learning Center, showcasing her leadership prowess. Marissa's advocacy for inclusive education is remarkable, driving teacher training and classroom development to meet the highest standards. Outside of work, she enjoys family time, video games, and tending to her small farm, embodying a balanced approach to life and learning.

Headshot of Marissa Marinan, our Education Director, brings a wealth of experience to Wellspring Academy.
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Join our team of educators at Wellspring Academy and make a difference in students' lives. Our supportive, dynamic environment fosters growth and success. We value creativity and innovation in our collaborative and inclusive culture. Shape the future of our community with us. We offer a range of career opportunities in a dynamic and supportive environment. We value diversity, inclusion, and innovation, and are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children. Submit your information today and join our team.


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