About New Beginnings Learning Academy

One Step Ahead

New Beginnings Learning Academy adheres to a holistic approach of early childhood education. When we expose children to different environments and various learning experiences, we allow them to explore their self-awareness and gain a sense of the world around them. With a staff of award winning Texas Certified teachers preparing there lessons plans & curriculum your child will be ahead of other children when starting school. Once they leave our Center, they are fully prepared for the next stage of their young lives.

Our Mission

Quality Child Care

We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child's strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.

Denim Randle


Hello, my name is Denim Randle and I am the Director here at Temple. I have been married to my wonderful husband for a year now and have two fur babies with plans of having children in the near future. I have always loved being around children and I am currently in school to get my bachelor's degree in education. I am only a year away from obtaining that degree which will help me tremendously in this job because of the many skills I will learn and the curriculum I can help create. I have an associate's degree and with many hours of classes I have taken, I feel as though I have already learned so much in child development. This knowledge helps me to better understand the kids, so that I can make sure the teachers are caring for your children to the best of our abilities. I love getting to see these kids smiling faces every day and help them reach goals. I have always loved being in management, every job I have worked I have worked up to manager, so getting to be in management and be with kids was the best of both worlds for me.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I will be more than happy to answer them!

Kandace Sparks


Hello, my name is Kandace Sparks. I am the director at our Academy center.

I have 5 amazing children that I am blessed with, as well as a wonderful husband. Being an Academy native, I am very humbled to work in my hometown and see so many familiar faces!

I have been in childcare for 10 years. After starting as a toddler teacher, I worked my way up to becoming a director, which I have enjoyed for 6 years now. I love being able to watch every child grow and achieve so many goals!

I look forward to the years to come working here at Academy! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help!

Krystal Bazilius


Hello, My name is Krystal Bazilius. I am the new director at our Gatesville center. I am a mom to three wonderful kids of my own, 2 boys who keep me on my toes and a daughter who is full of sass. I have worked in childcare for almost 3 years, the last 2 of them being with New Beginnings Learning Academy as their lead PreK teacher in Temple. I am currently going to school to get my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with a minor in mathematics which I feel will help me excel even more in this position. I have taken many classes and trainings which I feel will help me in caring for your child/children while they are here.

I love working with kids and that is the main reason I went into childcare. I love being able to help them learn and accomplish new things each day. Seeing their smiling faces and getting to know each of them is a blessing.

My goal here is to assist these teachers with helping your child grow and learn while in our care. We will work together to give them the most individualized yet challenging experience we can offer. I look forward to many new experiences here at Gatesville.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Kirsten Rauch
Curriculum Coordinator / Texas Certified Teacher

Possessing a contagious enthusiasm for your child, Kirsten has been an amazing asset for New Beginnings Learning Academy. As an award-winning Texas Certified Teacher, teaching in Troy, TX for the past 13 years. Mrs. Rauch has helped many children get their start in Central Texas. Her warmth, creativity and dedication to advancing our children makes her a great colleague and a perfect fit as a Curriculum Director.

Kerry Baker
Staff Texas Certified Teacher

Teaching for Carrie has been her life long dream. She has a pure love for all children and a strong desire to see them grow. Carrie has been awarded teacher of the year with 2 different Texas School Districts, Weatherford, TX and Troy, TX where she currently still teaches.