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 five years and have over fifteen 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 2nd grade son on in one of his sports, playing with my two 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 9 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 Berry
Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Cindy Berry and I am a Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 1 Classroom.  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 10 years and I love it!

Mrs. McCabe
Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Tracy McCabe and I am a Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 Classroom.  I joined the Primrose Staff in the Spring of 2006.  The last nine 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 Mahan
Early Preschool 1 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Julie Ann Mahan and I am a Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool 1 Classroom.  I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska.  I have over ten years of expereince working with students age birth to grade four.  I was educated at Creighton University in the field of Elementary Education.  I love foods that are gluten, dairy and soy free!  I love to eat pizza, brownies, sweet potatoes, and soup.  On the weekends, I love to spend time with my son.  I also enjoy reading!  My favorite children's book is Corduroy.  I most relate to Molly, our Primrose friend who believes in being kinds to others.  I am excited to witness the independent growth of my students as they learn to do things for themselves!

Mrs. Ulm
Infants Teacher

Hello!  My name is Kari Ulm and I am a Lead Teacher in the Infant Classroom.  I am originalIy from Goodland, Kansas.  I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Juvenile Justice.  I have been working with young children for six years and enjoy getting to know each child's personality and watching them grow!  I love to watch the Kansas Jayhawks in sporting events.  My favorite foods are filet and crab legs!  On the weekend, I most enjoy heading to the lake!  My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree.  I most relate our Primrose friend Molly, who believes in being a kind person.  I am always excited to get to know my students  and their parents.  

Miss Souder
Explorer Teacher

Hello!  My name is Sabrina Souder and I am a Lead Teacher in the Explorers Classroom. I have been with Primrose for four and a half years.    I am originally from Grandview, Missouri.  I have been working with children for the last 15 years and attended Longview Community College.  I currently carry a Youth Development Certificate.  I love to eat sweets, especially chocolate!  On the weekend, I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my nephews and niece.)  I am also very active with the youth at my church.  My favorite children's book is Silly Sally.  I am very excited to get to know all of my students and go on all of the amazing field trips we have planned!  

Miss Niccum
Early Preschool 2 Teacher

My name is Sylvia Niccum.  I am a teacher in the Early Preschool 2 classroom.  I love working with children because they are our future.  The reward of working with children is so great.  Being a part of their lives and helping mold them into the best students they can be is very worthwhile.

Miss Scupham
Infant Teacher

Hello!  My name is Laura Scupham and I am a Lead Teacher in our Infant Classroom.  I am originally from Atchinson, Kansas.  I have worked in the child care setting for the last six years and as a nanny before that.  I am currently studying Early Childhood Education.  I love to eat pancakes and drink coffee!  On the weekends, I enjoy being with my friends and family and reading.  My favorite childrens's book is Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.  I most relate to Erwin, our Primrose friend who loves to be a great friend!  I am excited to watch the children as they learn and discover new things.  I love being there to help them as they tackle a difficult problem.

Miss Weston
Preschool 1 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Sandra Weston and I am a Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 Classroom.  I am originally from Piedmont, South Carolina.  I have been working with small children since 1990!  I received my first Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones and my second, with a focus on Early Childhood, from Clemson University.  I love to eat tacos, pizza and saubraten.  On the weekend, I love to speak to the Women's/Children's Shelter and the Mission Committee.  My favorite children's book is Gregory the Terrible Eater.  I most relate to Benjamin the Bear because I believe in being generous.  I am excited to meet new students, co-workers and parents!  

Mrs. Hubbard
Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

Hello!  My Name is Shauna Hubbard and I am a Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 Classroom.  I am originally from Belton, Missouri.  I have worked in child care sice I was sixteen.  I love to eat BBQ, Italian and Mexican foods.  On the weekends, I love being with my family and friends.  We enjoy going to the lake, playing games, and gardening.  I am very active in my church.  My favorite children's book is Danny the Dinosaur.  I am excited to watch the children learn and grow.  

Mrs. Pittman
Teacher, Toddler 1

Hello!  My name is Erica Pittman.  I am a Lead Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom.  I am originally from Kansas City, Kansas.  I have worked in child care for eight year.  I received my Associate’s Degree in Church Education from Heartland Baptist College.  I love to eat Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, and Buffalo Wild Wings!  I love to work out, read, and do Church activities with my husband.  My favorite children’s books are Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Goodnight Moon.  I most relate to Erwin, our Primrose friend who loves nothing more than to be a great friend!  I am very excited to get to know all my students and their parents.  

Mrs. Mullins
Toddler 1 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Amanda Mullins and I am a Lead Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom.  I am originally from Lee's Summit, Missouri.  I was a nanny for three years before starting at Primrose and have worked at another center for two additional years.  I love to eat Philly Cheesesteaks, Macaroni and Cheese, and Mexican food.  On weekends, I love to watch the Chiefs and enjoy going to the dog park with my husband and our dog, Astra.  I also love family dinners!  My favorite children's book is Courdoroy.  I am very excited to watch my students learn, explore and grow into awesome little people!

Miss Drew
Toddler 2 Teacher

Hello!  My name is Kaitlyn Drew and I am a Lead Teacher in the Toddler 2 Classroom.  I am originally from Olathe, Kansas.  I have worked in child care for three years.  I am studying to obtain my Elementary Education Degree from Emporia State University.  I love to eat a great burger!  On the weekends, you will find me often reading.  I most relate to our Primrose friend Og, because of my love of reading.  My favorite children's books is I Love You Forever.  I am excited to learn new things with the children and watch each of them grow and develop! 

Miss Flowers
Toddler 2 Teacher

Hello!  My Name is Malary Flowers.  I am a Lead Teacher in the Toddler 2 Classroom.  I am originally from Salina, Kansas.  I have ten years of experience working in child care.  I am currently working to complete my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Graphic Design and Animation.  I love to eat Japanese, Mexican and Italian foods!  On my weekend’s I like to draw and practice my animation skills.  My favorite children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I most relate to Og, our Primrose friend who loves to read!  I am very excited to form friendships with my students and their parents.

Miss Johnson
Teacher, Infants

Hello!  My name is Patricia Johnson and I am a Lead Teacher in Infants.  I am originally from Overland Park, Kansas.  I have worked with children at a variety of different schools since I was sixteen and was a live-in nanny prior to working at Primrose.  I love to eat crab legs!  On the weekend, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my fourteen year old orange tabby.  My favorite children's books is Norm Jean the Jumping Bean.  I most relate to our Primrose friend, Mia the Mouse.  I am excited to watch each baby grow to become their own little person!

Miss Navickas
Assistant Teacher

Hello, my name is Elizabeth Navickas.  I am a graduate of Nativity Parish School and Saint Thomas Aquinas.  I currently attend the University of Kansas and am majoring 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. Hill
Chef

Hello!  My name is Mary Hill and I am the Primrose Chef!  I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri.  I have been working in child care for twenty-five years.  I love to eat pizza and Chinese food!  On the weekend, I enjoy going to church with my family and singing in the church choir.  My favorite children's book is The Cat and the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.  I am excited to come to work and see all the new and old faces!

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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