Executive Director and Founder
Meet Brett Prilik, the Executive Director and Founder at Innovation Learning. He has been a teacher, principal, school district administrator, and college faculty at a large state university. Brett became involved in before and after-school programs and extended day learning in 2005. As a Principal of a school, he received feedback from numerous families concerning their displeasure with their before and after-school program. Based on the community's needs and desires, Dr. Prilik worked with his staff, families, and community members to develop a program they could be proud of. After creating a successful program at his school, other Principals in his District began asking for the program. In 2007, he left his District Administrator position to concentrate on where he thought he could make the most signiﬁcant impact by developing extended-day programming. In his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and is particularly proud of being a girl-dad to his two daughters.
Chief of Staff
Meet Bryan Foster, Chief of Staff at Innovation Learning. He joined the team in 2022. He oversees all field operations and ensures the Innovation Learning brand experience is met with exceptional quality to students, families, and stakeholders while keeping departments interconnected with meaningful practices. Before joining the team, Bryan was a site principal working with the program and immediately fell in love with how Innovation Learning offers an innovative and fun experience to all students. It is not a daycare session. It is a program that promotes thinking, fun activities, teamwork, and collaboration amongst students while focusing on the social emotional development of each student. In his free time, he enjoys being married to his high school sweetheart, being a dad and chef for his four kids, and playing golf.
Director of partnership Acquisition
Meet Dixie Hughes, the Director of Partnership Acquisition at Innovation Learning. For the past 30 years, she has worked in the field of early childhood education. She holds a degree in both Sociology and Early Childhood Education from Western Kentucky University and is currently studying for her MBA. In 2017, she started working for Innovation Learning as the Director of Licensing and Compliance. In 2018, she moved into the role of Director of Operations and recently moved into her new role as the Director of Partnership Acquisition where she focuses on business partnerships, corporate development and growth. She is proud to be part of the Innovation Learning family, dedicated to providing equal, high-quality programming to children from all walks of life. She takes pride in becoming part of each school community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, a brilliant college professor and screenplay writer, her two adult children, and fun, energetic dogs. She also enjoys crafting, cooking and video-gaming.
Director of Recruitment, Data Implementation, and Program Quality
Meet Jon Just, the Director of Recruitment, Data Implementation and Program Quality at Innovation Learning. For the past four years, Jon has led multiple efforts in training and talent retention. Prior to this role, he was one of Innovation Learning’s ﬁrst employees managing one of the company's largest sites. It's important for him to utilize impactful data to create action plans that work on improving the quality of programs and the experience of all stakeholders. Jon is passionate about providing the ultimate afterschool experience for children to follow their dreams and impact their community. Jon has a MEd, was the Dean of Entrepreneurship and Culture, a Vice-Principal for five years in Syria, and the Head of School for six years at an international school in Thailand. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two young boys and wonderful wife, reading and designing curriculum, watching football and basketball, and creating playlists for movies.
Director of customer service
Meet Cindy Novy, the Director of Customer Service at Innovation Learning. For the past five years, she has dedicated her time to handling all customer service requests and concerns. Cindy was previously a leader of a multi-site, multi-state swim school operation and has more than ten years of customer related experience working with children and families. She loves making a difference in each child's life by giving communities a fun childcare solution. In her free time, she spends time with her family, which she considers her pride and joy. They enjoy camping, going on paddle boarding excursions and traveling to Costa Rica to visit family.
Director of finance
Meet Kim Murphy, the Director of Finance at Innovation Learning. She has been with the company for five years and handles responsibilities such as finances, accounting and payroll nationwide. Previously, Kim served in the ﬁnance department of a major automotive chain. One of her main passions in life is to be part of an organization that makes a difference in a child's world. That's why she loves being part of the team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family going to her three children's sporting events, skiing with her husband, and overall, having quality family time.
What They're Saying...
“We love the creative projects they work on, seeing the staff work with the kids not just on their homework but taking it further and going above and beyond to work with the kids on their basic skills, communication, presentation, creative thinking, etc. They’re learning and having fun!“
- Parent at Eagle Heights Elementary, Missouri
“Wonderful staff!!! The BEST program we have used!!! Thank you, EVERYONE!!!!”
- Parent at Ridgeline Academy, Arizona
“I really enjoy the staff! They help with my child’s needs and concerns. I highly recommend Innovation Learning!”
- Parent at ALA San Tan Valley, Arizona
“The staff is awesome! I love how they do so many activities with the students. They are never bored. My children always get mad they have to leave for home when we pick them up. This shows how the program is wonderful and the staff as well. Such a nice group of people.”
- Parent at St. Patrick Catholic School, Illinois
“The team is amazing - great caregivers and very nice people. I have great confidence in them and can leave my granddaughter there without any worries. Gives us such peace of mind which is important to us. I also appreciate how well stocked the center is. There is an abundance of supplies for crafts, work and play. Please ensure the team there is recognized. We don't know how we'd manage without this service!”
- Guardian at Elk Creek Elementary School, Colorado