Welcome to

Beacon Learning

Academy – RTP

where we guide a child’s natural love of learning in the right direction!

Welcome to
Beacon Learning Academy – RTP!

Carrie Winstead


I have the privilege of being the director at Beacon RTP.  I joined the school in July 2019, but have had the wonderful opportunity of knowing Laurie for many years, and have worked in administration together previously.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lateshia, and we have formed a great team from the very beginning.  One of the first things I noticed about Beacon RTP is the strong teaching staff the school has employed.  Together, we all work together to create an environment where children can be safe and enjoy learning.

I have been working with children since 2002, and in early childhood administration since 2011.  My passion is working with children and helping foster an environment where children feel safe and develop a lifelong love for learning.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2006 and completed my North Carolina Childhood Administration Credentials in 2010.  My husband and I have been married for over 10 years, and have 3 beautiful girls: Gracie, Becca, and Hannah.  I’m excited to have my girls join in me at Beacon RTP in both the preschool and school age programs.  I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to work at Beacon RTP, and to work with such an amazing team of administrators and teachers.

Lateshia Langhorne


Ms. Lateshia Langhorne is the heart and soul of our Beacon Admin team. She is loved and admired by her fellow-co-workers, families, and by the children of Beacon RTP. This is because of the love and care that she gives to those around her. Ms. Lateshia has worked at Beacon RTP since October of 2016 when she joined the school as a teacher. She has worked with all age groups from the toddlers through school-aged classroom. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development and Family Relations in 2019. She also became the Assistant Director while she was completing her degree. In her own words, she describes her place at Beacon as “more than just my place of employment. The staff, administration and children hold a very special place in my heart, and are a community I’m blessed to be a part of.”
Ms. Lateshia enjoys spending time with her son, Jaxen, who also attends Beacon RTP. She enjoys spending time with her family who live close by and enjoys  cooking, cleaning, and Netflix.  Ms. Lateshia and Mrs. Carrie are an amazing team together. We are blessed to have Ms. Lateshia as a part of our Beacon RTP Admin team.

Laurie and Ajit Singh


Our owners, Laurie and Ajit Singh have owned Beacon Learning Academy, Cary since 2014. They spent several years looking for the opportunity to grow the Beacon concept with a full-day program and were excited to find and purchase the RTP location in the Summer of 2019. Laurie has worked in Early Childhood Education since 1993. After many years of teaching and directing for other schools, Laurie fulfilled her desire to own her own school. Ajit has spent many years in business management, and most recently has enjoyed his position as a real estate agent with Mattamy Homes. Ajit and Laurie truly enjoy the time they get to spend in their schools. As owners, they value and respect the opportunity to provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for children to learn and grow.

The Singh’s have both lived in Cary for over 30 years and have been married for 17 years. Their family includes their three children:  Jaitan, Anika, and Marisa. The Singh kids can also be found helping at the school and engaging in fun activities with the kids. As a family, the Singh’s enjoy spending time together while doing activities such as swim team, walks, and traveling. Their family includes several pet turtles who also sometime visit the school.

Laurie shares her time between both her schools and keeps in daily communication with her management team at both locations. As active and engaged owners, both Singh’s are always focused on providing schools with a personal touch. They continually look for ways to engage with the students, families and staff. The field of Early Childhood education offers many opportunities to be ever changing and bring new and exciting activities to the schools. As owners, they thank you for sharing your children
with them here at Beacon Learning Academy!

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