ABOUT US

Our Story

Brilliant Minds was created in May 2010 and opened its doors on August 23, 2010. We are the first after-school program in Tallahassee to offer several programs without additional cost to students while enrolled in the after-school program or any of its seasonal camps.

We wanted to provide access to a top-notch experience in the Arts and Education without the high cost. A quality after-school program, music school, and tutoring services were becoming less and less accessible — we wanted to change that.

Brilliant Minds realizes that children — all children — thrive when provided an opportunity. Therefore, it is our mission to provide the opportunity to equip our Brilliant Kids with the tools to engage them, exposing them to a myriad of subjects to provide a constant challenge in a fun and engaging manner.

Our central focus/entree is academics… And around that we provide the garnish: Sewing, Carpentry, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Tennis, Volleyball, Public Speaking, Music Lessons, Culinary Arts, and more!

We are passionate about the life success of each of our Brilliant Kids… and seek to nurture Brilliant Minds.

We’d love for you to become part of our Brilliant Family!

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Our Brilliant Kids
Our Brilliant Kids

Our Founder

Dionne Meyers is the founder of Brilliant Minds. Born and raised in beautiful St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dionne has spent her life in service to her community. She worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Virgin Islands for six years and as a Family Law Attorney in Florida since 2007. She is a member of the VI Bar, Florida Bar and North Carolina Bar.

Brilliant Minds is a fulfillment of Dionne’s dream of helping young people realize their purpose and potential. She is passionate about the success of all of her Brilliant Kids, a phrase she coined to describe her much loved students. She has worked with children for the past 20 years: as a volunteer tutor in after-school programs in Durham, North Carolina, a Moot Court coach for high school students in St. Thomas, a substitute professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, and has provided training with the Florida Bar.

Dionne has completed several courses with the Early Learning Coalition on early childhood issues that include prep for ages 0 to 3 and is CPR certified for infants, children and adults. She is currently completing courses for her Director’s credentials with the Department of Children & Families.

Dionne is the mother of one, Isaiah, who is currently a sixth grader. She enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, and running.

Our Instructors

Our “Brilliant Instructors” are certified teaching professionals (currently teaching and retired) and graduate students who represent diverse educational backgrounds from reputable schools and universities. They represent the very best in their field.

Before being selected as a Brilliant Minds instructor, they each completed a comprehensive interview, training, orientation and verification of credentials, including clearance of the Level II Criminal Background Check as required by the Leon County School Board and Jessica Lunsford Act.

In our continued effort to maintain high quality service and stay current with changing learning curricula, each of our instructors is regularly evaluated and receive periodic, ongoing professional development.

Our Team

Dionne Meyers

Dionne Meyers

Dionne has worked with children for the past twenty years. Her passion is helping young people realize their purpose and potential. She is passionate about the success of all of her “Brilliant Kids” and is currently completing courses for her Director’s credentials with the Department of Children & Families.

Tiere Bracks

Tiere Bracks

Tiere Bracks, a native of Mississippi, is a kindergarten and 4th grade teacher. Tiere has served as our Manager for the last three years. Bracks — as she is affectionately known to all — is a Mom to all of our kids and loves each of our Brilliant Kids as if they are her very own!

Saira Bari

Saira Bari

Saira has dedicated her life to serving others. Her ultimate goal is to become a physician, and she is currently pursuing that vision at Florida State University. Saira tutors at Brilliant Minds in math, English, essay writing, and more. She has a passion for working with people of all ages, especially children, and thrives on helping children reach their full potential.

Nick Bergere

Nick Bergere

Nick is a student at FSU, studying Commercial Music, which encompasses theory, history, performance, and production. His performance ensembles include FSU’s Big 8 Drumline (tenors), Sarasota Youth Orchestra (cello), Seminole Sound (bass), The Ethan Alexander Jazz Combo (bass/drums), and various worship groups around Florida (guitar/bass/drums/keys). Nick loves teaching the value of music to other students, as well as sharing the joy that comes from self-expression through the medium of sound.

Corinne Evanik

Corinne Evanik

Corinne recently moved to Tallahassee from Tampa to finish her Engineering degree at Florida State University. She hopes to work in the petroleum business in the future. Corinne has been working with children for over 3 years. She began providing childcare for toddlers and infants. After working in after school programs and day cares, Corinne started tutoring math to children ages 5-17. Corinne is proficient in all math levels and enjoys helping students make sense of it!

Jasmine P. Green

Jasmine P. Green

Jasmine was born and raised in Chicago and is a dedicated, resourceful caring individual. She thrives to provide quality education that will enhance children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. Being a proud mother of one, she has made it her mission to ignite a lifelong passion for learning in all children she comes in contact with. Miss Jasmine likes to spend her time reading, writing, and practicing music therapy. Always eager to learn and explore new things, she believes our greatest gifts in life are knowledge and choice.

Contact Us 24/7

Brilliant Minds is a customer-service driven company. We will take your calls and texts 24/7.

We are committed to the excellence of our kids, providing several enrichment program opportunities at minimal to no additional cost.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We're happy to help!

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