Hi, I'm Mrs. Burke!
I've been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20 years, with nearly 10 years in a leadership role. I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University.
I am thrilled to be the Director at Primrose School of Andover. My vision and philosophy for early education aligns with Primrose, and I am excited to share my passion for bringing quality education and care to the community. I truly enjoy getting to know all of our children and families, and work with the entire faculty to deliver high quality care to each child.
I currently live nearby with my husband Brendan and our 3 children - our son, 22, who is currently serving as a U.S. Marine, and our twin daughters who are currently in elementary school.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping, crafting, and spin class.
Hello, my name is Chef Patten!
I have worked in the foodservice industry for over 30 years, with more than 10 years working directly in a school setting, creating healthy menus and meals for children. I also enjoyed spending my time as a pastry chef for 15 years. I hold an Associate Degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
At Primrose School of Andover, I strive to make healthy eating fun and delicious for the children in our care. I love to cook and take pride in presenting a variety of food to people of all ages. In my spare time, I like to travel to New York City, spend time with my children and ski.
Meet Urvi and Beau Athia – the proud Owners of Primrose School of Andover! The Athias, originally from the greater Washington, D.C. area, are delighted to be a part of the Andover community.
The Athias bring to Primrose Schools a unique blend of early education experience and entrepreneurial expertise. Urvi holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto and draws upon 15 years of hands on experience in the early child care field. Beau holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from New York University, and over the last 20 years has become a seasoned hotel developer.
As parents, Beau and Urvi know firsthand how essential the first five years are to a child’s development and future. Who a child becomes is just as, if not more, important than what they know. Primrose School of Andover features the Balanced Learning® curriculum in Infant through Kindergarten classrooms. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-informed curriculum blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.
Urvi and Beau are excited to have more time to spend with their daughter and son. Their daughter has graduated from Primrose School of Andover and their son is currently enrolled. Additionally, Beau and Urvi are committed to giving back to the community. Each year they support various local organizations, while also supporting the Primrose Promise corporate social responsibility program.
Primrose School of Andover is located at 503 South Main Street. We look forward to introducing our family to you!