Executive Team

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Joe & Bridget McGuire: Owners

Joe & Bridget McGuire live in West Fargo with their two children. They founded The Learning Circle in 2016. Joe is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Bridget has a Bachelor's degree in business management. Their passion for finding quality childcare for their own family led them to open their first childcare center in Jamestown. 

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Ashley Lahaise: Executive Director

Ashley is from Wahpeton ND and moved to Fargo to attend college, graduating from NDSU with a BS - University Studies with an emphasis in human development & family science, psychology & business. When not focused on TLC, she loves to spend time with her two daughters, Kabria & Kayliah and her miniature Australian shepherd, Athena! 


Contact Information: 

ashleylahaise@thelearningcirclend.com

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Shannon Pranke: Executive Director

Shannon has been in childcare since 2002. She has a double AAS in business management and early childhood education. Prior to joining the TLC family, Shannon had her own childcare for nearly 6 years. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Dane, and their two amazing daughters. Her free time is spent reading, at the lake and most importantly with family and friends. 


Contact Information: 

shannonpranke@thelearningcirclend.com