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 join 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 am eager to get 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 Mrs. Corson!
I'm a graduate of Westfield State College with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I have 15 years of experience in education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old. I started my career in early education as an infant teacher, over the last 8 years I've grown into a leadership role.
I currently live in New Hampshire with my husband Nate, our son Kashton, and our family dog, Bruiser.
I love being able to watch each child grow and learn over time! Knowing that I have such an impact on young children and can connect with their families is deeply rewarding. Joining the Primrose School of Andover team gives me the ability to love what I do each and every day.
Hello, I’m Ms. Coulter!
It has been a pleasure to have been working with young children for the last 15 years! I graduated from Bay Path University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught in classrooms ranging from ages 15 months to 6 years old. I also spent a year working as a one-on-one Developmental Specialist with a nearby Early Intervention agency before joining Primrose.
Since then, I have been with Primrose School of Andover since 2017, as a classroom teacher for my favorite age group- Preschool! During the summer of 2020, I was ecstatic to be able to grow into a leadership role here at the school of my dreams. The core values and educational philosophy of Primrose align synonymously with my own personal ideals. As the Balanced Learning Specialist, I am overjoyed to be able to share my love of teaching while supporting all of the teachers and children in our school. I am also looking forward to building relationships with all of our current families, as well as welcoming new ones into our Primrose community.
Outside of school, I love to hike, travel, enjoy live music and spend time with loved ones.
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 young daughter, who is already enrolled at Primrose School of Andover. Beau, a longtime Boston sports fan, is also excited about being closer to the Red Sox and the Patriots! Additionally, Beau and Urvi are committed to giving back to the community. They will continue to support Team Seva, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that Beau co-founded, 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!