Our Staff

Mrs. Kathleen McDavid
Program Director

I am very proud to be a part of the Primrose Team!  I have my Bachelor's Degree in History from Kansas University, my Masters Degree in Teaching from Webster University, and a current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA.) I have worked in early childhood for over three years and have over thirteen years of experience in the education field.  I believe that education is one of the most important and influential aspects in your child’s life.  My goals as Program Director are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where all children are able to flourish as students while learning from dedicated educators.   I love to see children smile, grow, and reach their true potential.  I have two small children of my own and live with my husband in Overland Park.  On my weekends, you will find me cheering my 1st grade son on in one of his sports, playing with my one year old, or enjoying a night out with my husband.  I look forward to helping all children in the school with whatever needs they may have. 


Mrs. Graham
Curriculum Director

Hi, my name is Mrs. Graham and I am proud to say I have worked at Primrose now for 7 1/2 years!  One of the reasons I chose Primrose was its wonderful, accredited curriculum.  It truly sets our school apart from the others!  Another reason is the loving, friendly atmosphere you receive when you walk through the doors.  My mother had licensed day cares growing up and it was her love for children that inspired me to teach.  I have over 15 years experience in the child care field.  I have worked as a para for special needs children, nannied for twins and taught in the pre-school setting.  I enjoy each new child I meet and look forward to teaching them in our safe, nurturing environment!

Miss McGuire
Infant Teacher
Miss Cowsert
Infant Teacher
Miss Gustafson
Infant Teacher
Miss Stablein
Toddler 1 Teacher

Hello! My name is Melanie Stablein.  I have been working with kids since I was 17 years old.  I have worked with infants, toddlers, and preschool.  I love working at Primrose because I love watching my toddlers learn and grow.  It's so exciting to see the look on their face when they learn something new!  I'm looking foward to the school year!

Mrs. Mullins
Toddler 1 Teacher
Miss Drew
Toddler 2 Teacher
Miss Flowers
Toddler 2 Teacher
Miss Mahan
Early Preschool 1 Teacher
Miss Eckert
Early Preschool 1 Teacher
Miss Kintz
Early Preschool 2 Teacher

Hi, I'm Leighann Kintz.  I live in Independence, MO with my dog Beaux.  In my free time I enjoy singing and writing children's books.  I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for three years.  I got my Bachelor's of Arts Degree at Graceland University in Elementary Education, and I am certified to teach Early Childhood.  I enjoy working at Primrose because they encourage parent involvement with charitable activities and day to day activities!  I also enjoy Primrose because I get to learn and grow with the families of my students!

Mrs. Ulm
Early Preschool 2 Teacher

I have a Bachelors Degree in Juvenile Justice from the University of Kansas.  I have been working with young children for four years and enjoy getting to know each child's personality and watching them grow!

Miss Adams
Preschool 1 Teacher

Hi! My name is Nancy Adams.  I am a recent graduate from the University of Kansas.  I have a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science with a focus in Early Childhood Education and Intervention.  I have spent the past 5 years working with kids, teaching dance, working in preschools and my church nursery.  I love working with kids and making a different in their lives.  Working at Primrose is a lot of fun!  I love getting to know the kids and their families, and learning about their favorite things!  

Miss Shephard
Preschool 1 Teacher

My name is Caroline Shephard.  I am a Southern Illinois University graduate.  I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and hold a K-9 Certified Teaching Certificate.  I have eight years of professional teaching experience.  I joined Primrose in August and have enjoyed each day thus far.  I look forward to seeing each child grow and learn!  

Miss Miller
Preschool 2 Teacher

My name is Miss Miller.  I have been in childcare for 4 years before I started at Primrose.  I was a lead infant teacher for two years, then a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for one year at another center. I have 2 years of child development education from State Fair Community College. I then received my CNA at Clinton Tech School for Infant, Child, and Adult CPR.  

Miss Berry
Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

I have lived in Leawood all of my life, and graduated from Mission South High School!  I graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associate Art Degree.  I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas and have a teaching certification for Kansas and Missouri.  I have experience subbing in the surrounding school districts and also taught as a 5th grade and 6th grade teacher for many years.  I have been teaching at Primrose for 8 years and I love it!

Mrs. Thompson
Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
Mrs. McCabe
Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

I joined the Primrose Staff in the Spring of 2006.  The last seven years I have been the lead in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 Classroom.  I have been married for 27 years and we have three children.  I graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and have 20 years of teaching experience.  Although I enjoyed teaching older children, preparing children for kindergarten is my passion.  I believe that a quality preschool experience instills confidence and a love of learning that will follow them for the rest of their lives.  Primrose offers a comprehensive and well rounded curriculum that supports learning in a fun environment.  

Miss Lynch

Hello, my name is Miss Lynch and I'm so excited to be teaching at Primrose!  I'm a certified K-6 teacher with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and I'm currently working towards my Masters in Education Technology.  I've been teaching for the last five years and I absolutely love it!  I love watching my students learn and grow!

Miss Navickas

Hello, my name is Elizabeth Navickas.  I am a graduate of Nativity Parish School and Saint Thomas Aquinas.  I plan to attend the University of Kansas in the fall of 2014 and major in education.  I was drawn to Primrose because of the caring learning environment.  I have enjoyed working with the children to help them to learn and grow.  My goal is to make sure the children have a wonderful experience in school just like I did.  I love coming in to Primrose every morning and seeing all the children's smiling faces and getting hugs!

Mrs. Subramoni
Mrs. Lucas
Miss VanCleve

My name is Miss Van Cleve and I have been at Primrose for almost four years.  I am a floater, which means I get to spend time with all the kids in all the rooms.  I like this because I can learn everyone's names and watch all the kids grow, learn, and play!  I have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Johnson County Community College and am finishing up my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education at Emporia State University.

Mrs. Hill

Parent Testimonial

We have been more than impressed since day 1 at Primrose. One of the best parts about the school are the new owners. They have gone above and beyond to make our experience there wonderful. We have felt a genuine, caring demeanor amongst the teachers and staff as well.Thank you, Primrose Leawood, for being so outstanding!!

--Kristi Colgan
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