Allen Zaldarriaga excelled in school, yet devoted her life to raising her five children. When eldest son John asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she thought of a project that was closest to her heart. She converted their garage into a preschool. She started with only five students, which included her youngest son Michael. It was a one-woman show – she was the teacher, she prepared the snacks, she did everything. PlayHouse Children’s Center, established in 1992, grew one level at a time into what is now called B.R.I.G.H.T. Academy, offering Grade School to Senior High. The institution was the first venture of what is to become the Pages Holdings, Inc.
Tita Allen, as she prefers to be called, loves children like her own. She runs the school both as a mother and educator, keen on providing the children with a holistic and Positive Education, and the teachers with a continuing learning experience. Her passion is contagious. Children are happy to go to school. With graduates successfully making a positive difference in the world, this school is indeed shining like a BRIGHT star should.