Season One | Episode 7
Owner, Bright Minds Academy
Joanna Tejeda is a mother of three who was born in Monterrey, Mexico. After teaching for 10 years, Joanna noticed a need in her community and soon after, she started Bright Minds Academy—a childcare, preschool, and Spanish learning center in Amarillo, Texas. From small beginnings, Joanna has grown Bright Minds Academy to now serve over 150 students. She has two locations in Amarillo and is currently franchising a third location in Bushland.
Joanna’s story is truly one of perseverance. In this episode, she’ll talk about the struggles in her first year of business and the importance of always pushing to improve—even when you start to get comfortable in your business. Joanna’s episode is an inspiring and honest look at what it takes to, in her words, “make it work.”
We’ve compiled a list of key points from Joanna. You can download it here and add your own notes!
Season One of this podcast focuses on small business. We’ll ask our guests to talk about challenges, successes, and helpful hints for keeping the dream alive. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, business and values that embody the never-say-never, get-the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. Join us, as we share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them. We’re getting people talking, so listen in. We hope you’ll learn something and have a little fun along the way.
Host: Amy Punchard, Co-Host: Jared May