Executive Director & Owner
Matt Dickens is the Executive Director and founder of Kid Academy. Matt graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business. He also received a Credential Director’s License from the State of Mississippi in 2004. Matt’s vision of owning a pre-school started as a school project in his Entrepreneurship Class while attending college. In April 2000, Matt made his studies a reality when he opened Kid Academy with 28 students at the age of 24.
Matt is a “hands on” owner and works closely with Kid Academy’s management team to ensure that Kid Academy maintains excellence. Matt is a hard-core believer in customer service and his door is always open for any and all concerns. Additionally, Matt provides all parents with his personal mobile number so that families always have a way to communicate questions, comments, or concerns. Matt encourages all parents and students to stop by his office at the end of each day, especially students that receive stickers each day on the way out.