Our Founders – Old

Dr. Shanon Gibson

Author & Co-Founder, BEE All You Can BEE Curriculum

Owner, Kid City USA Apopka

Dr. Gibson holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in early childhood exceptional education from the University of Central Florida. She holds a permanent certification in the State of Florida in the areas of Learning Disabilities, Emotionally Handicapped, Varying exceptionalities and General Education and has more than 30 years of teaching experience. Dr. Gibson is the president and current owner of Kid City USA-Apopka. Dr. Gibson also works as an educational consultant both in the United States and internationally, providing one-day and multi-day trainings to educational professionals. In addition, she is an Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist and provides support to families and their children with developmental delays and disabilities. 

Audrey Bruner

Co-Founder, BEE All You Can BEE

Founder & CEO, Kid City USA

Audrey Bruner, originally from Indiana has been in Central Florida for almost 30 years. Alongside her business partner Dr. Shanon Gibson, Bruner has developed a thematic based, comprehensive preschool curriculum with an emphasis on character development. She believes that one character is the foundation upon which one builds their life.

Audrey got her start in the early education field as the founder & CEO of Kid City USA Enterprises Inc. Kid City USA, headquartered in Port Orange, Florida  is celebrating 20 years of business success and it’s positive impact on many children’s lives as well as the future of all of our franchisees. Kid City USA is one of the fastest growing preschool franchises in the United States and proudly the first to develop a Master Franchisee territory program.