My name is Lori Monday, and I am so excited to be part of the Primrose family. I am the Regional School Director for Primrose School of Avon, Primrose School of Westlake, and Primrose School of North Ridgeville, here in NE Ohio.
I have over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, with pleasure of serving as the School Director at Primrose School of Avon since the opening in March 2015.
Prior to that I have been in the early childhood industry since 1993 and have had the pleasure of serving in several roles, which included teaching Pre- Kindergarten, teaching Kindergarten, Supervisor of the Toddler Building, Assistant School Director, School Director. I also have had the privilege of working in the early childhood department of an inter-generational center in Erie, PA. In 2003, I took up the position of a Center Director at a NAEYC Accredited and Step Up to Quality Star 3 rated center. I loved being part of the community and was proud of all the young lives me and my team were impacting.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Primrose Schools family and this exciting journey. All aspects of Primrose school are child focused and take into account the best that early childhood education has to offer. The Primrose philosophy of balanced learning takes into account many trusted theories of education. With these tools we are able to provide the best early childhood education that is offered in the industry.
In my current role, I oversee and act as a liaison between the three schools, working closely with families, staff, respective school directors and the owners Jai & Divya Singh. I look forward to supporting each of you to continue bringing Primrose School’s mission and the quality of service.
My name is Katy Cumberledge I am the school director at Primrose School of Avon! I bring twelve years of childcare experience to Primrose along with trainings in classroom management and child development and behavior. I studied Early Childhood Education at The University of Toledo and then transferred to Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii. I worked on Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps base at the Child Development Center for three years with children ranging from 6 weeks to 3 years old. I have been with Primrose School of Avon since 2015 as the Toddler Teacher and then the Early Preschool II teacher. I joined the leadership team in November of 2017 as the Administrative Assistant, accepted the title of Assistant School Director in 2019 and am excited to take on this new role as School Director! I am excited to grow in this new role and further support the staff and families.
I have been married for ten years and have three sons whom are 8 years, 5 years, and 2 years old. My youngest two currently attend Primrose in the toddler and pre-kindergarten programs. I am originally from Amherst, but have lived in California and Hawaii and I am now settled in North Ridgeville. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, reading, trying new restaurants, and planning vacations!
Hello, my name is Hannah Husar and I would like to introduce myself. I have been a part of the Primrose family since 2016 and have been blessed to meet so many wonderful families and children. I have been in the childcare field for the last 19 years and hold an associate degree. I have had many certifications and training throughout the years. Childcare is my second home and I see many years to come here.
In my personal time I am a full time mother to four children. We like to spend our free time at the beach, traveling, and making memories. We also really enjoy getting ice cream or eating my favorite Mexican cuisine.
I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello! My name is Julie Guerrieri. I was born and raised in Ohio.Currently living in Avon. I have two children, Niko (15), Bella (8). When I'm not at work I am typically with them roll playing their current "hobbies". Both children like to talk about what they want to be when they grow up, so we're always exploring. Together we like to go to parks, beaches and little road trips! I knew at a young age that I wanted to work with children. Children are so pure and innocent and this is a great time to teach them what the world has to offer :)
Hello, my name is Kaley Kramer and I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Akron. I have been working with children since 2009 and have been with Primrose School of Avon since April of 2015. I come from a large family and I love being around children because everyday is different!
Hello, My name is Ashley Watson and I have been working with children for the last 6 years. I love making authentic connections with each child and I love to learn how to comfort each child when in need. Watching the children grow and learn is always exciting!
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, bike rides, family time, reading, and painting. I am excited to create connections with all of the Primrose staff and families!
Hello, my name is Ms. Diaz! I graduated from Lorain High School and have 2 younger sisters. I have my Associate of Arts degree along with a certificate in philosophical studies. I am currently working towards my Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Youngstown State University through Lorain County Community College's partnership program. In my free time time I enjoy having cookouts with family, spending time in my pool, and watching movies. I was born in Puerto Rico and I'm fluent in Spanish. When I was 10 years old, I moved from Puerto Rico to New York and then settled in Ohio when I was 14. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your child!
Hi, my name is Lana Costello and Im extremely excited to be joining the Primrose team. I have worked with children of all ages for about 4 years now. Im looking forward to learning about your child and getting to know them, as well as build a bond with them. In my spare time I love swimming and taking my dog named Gus for walks.
Im looking forward to meeting you all and your child!
Hello my name is Jennie Atkinson and I'm so excited to be working with our young toddlers. I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2017 and bring 13 years of early education experience with me. I have a son, Josh and we currently live in Lorain. I look forward to getting to know our Primrose families and working in the young toddler classroom.
Hello! My name is Dinet and I am thrilled to join the Primrose team! I have worked with infants and children 3-5 years old for a little over 2 years now. I received my STNA certificate from LCCC and I'm excited for a career change to the early childhood field. I am looking forward to growing in this role and building relationships with the children, their families, and my new coworkers. I'm married and have a 10 month old daughter. In my free time I enjoy boating and riding jet skis!
Hi my name is Rhiki Nealy and I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose team! I love all of the kids, leadership team, and coworkers. I also love the curriculum because it is helping the children's minds develop and setting them up for success at an early age. My goal is to build bonds with every child I come in contact with and help love, nurture, and care for them. I will help them learn, grow, and build character. Ultimately, being the best teacher I can be for the betterment of the kids while creating a safe place for them and helping them to flourish into intelligent young people.
In my free time I enjoy seafood and spending time at my church. My favorite weekend activity is going to Sunday morning service. I have always been a natural with kids for as long as I can remember and working with children is my passion.
Hi my name is Tori-Ann and I am excited to be joining the Primrose Team. I have worked with children of all ages for a little over 2 years now. I am currently a student at LCCC working on my associates degree. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and caring for my fur babies. I have three cats Dexter, Luna, and Max!
I can't wait to meet all of you and your children!
Hi my name is Lauren Nemcovsky and I have always wanted to be a part of the Primrose family, now its a dream come true! I'm very excited to be part of a wonderful community. I have over five years of experience with children and I attend LCCC where I have earned two certifications in Early Childhood Education while working on my CDA.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two daughters and going on extreme hikes with my husband. My family is very busy with activities and family gatherings. I love camping, baking, arts and crafts, and singing. My family is very important to me and I cant wait and am happy to learn and get to know the families here at Primrose!
Hi my name is Becca Flannigan. I have alot of experience in this field and previously studied early childhood education for 2 years at a career center. I also taught preschool and toddlers at another school. I am looking forward to the new school year and getting a start on preparing the Early Preschoolers ready for Preschool.
Hi my name is Laura Quinn. I am excited to start my journey in this field at Primrose School of Avon. I have always enjoyed seeing children learn new things and the excitement it brings to their faces. My ultimate goal in this field is to become a teacher that will make a difference in the childrens lives. I can't wait to meet all of the families and children!
Hello, my name is Kathleen Perry and I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I moved back to Ohio after living in Pennsylvania for 20 years. I have one son, Christopher, whom I am so proud of and love to go visit! I started my career by teaching Kindergarten for 16 years at a parochial school. I then taught preschool for 2 years in a private arts based preschool. I have now been with Primrose School of Avon since 2016 in the preschool program. Education is so important to me and I am honored to play such an important role in your preschooler's growth and development.
Hello, My name is Tina and I'm so excited to be a part of the Primrose team! I live in Avon and have enjoyed my time thus far getting to know all of the staff, children, and families here at Primrose School of Avon. I have worked as a toddler teacher for many years along with some nannying positions. I am currently majoring in Special Education at Western Governors University. In my free time, I enjoy going for walks with my dog and spending time with my two children.
Hello, My name is Juyen Pease. I started my education career long ago by babysitting. I then finished my Early Childhood Education degree. My love for educating young minds is what drives my passion for teaching.
I am grateful to be apart of a great team who loves children and sees their full potential!
Hello, my name is Mackenzie and I am so excited to join the Primrose team! I am new to the early childhood field, but I am looking forward to gaining new skills and knowledge to better support the Primrose families, children, and my coworkers! I am currently majoring in Early Childhood Education and can't wait to instill a love of learning in each child I encounter! In my free time, you will find me either reading a good book or spending time with friends and family!
Hello, my name is Jacklyn Voll and I am excited to join such a welcoming environment. I would like to tell you about myself. I graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education along with my teaching license. I have 4 years of professional experience working with school age children. This year I am looking forward to starting my career, getting to know my students along with their families, and watching them grow and learn each day!
Hello! My name is Maria and I am so thrilled to have been welcomed into the Primrose family as a Kindergarten teacher. I bring to Primrose 26 years of prior teaching experience. After graduating from Bowling Green State University and majoring in Elementary Education, I received my K-8 certification. I've been exposed to numerous teaching philosophies over the years; however, the Primrose Balanced Learning Curriculum and philosophy are closest to my personal teaching style. I live in Westlake with my husband and three sons, Nick, Marco, and Matteo. I'm looking forward to this school year and working alongside Ms. Voll!
Hello, my name is Karyn and I have been with Primrose School of Avon since 2016! I began my Primrose journey in the preschool program and I am now working as the bus driver and offering support in various positions throughout the building. I enjoy assisting the teachers with the organization and planning of the balanced learning curriculum! I am married and have two wonderful children, Bryan and Taylor. I earned a B.A. in Education from Bowling Green State University and have been a preschool teacher for over 13 years. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my children, husband, or reading a good book!
Hello my name is Cynthia Sadowski. I have been in childcare for almost 2 years. I live in Avon Lake with my husband and we have 3 grown daughters and 1 granddaughter Kashmir who is our pride and joy.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking.I am excited to be a part of the Primrose family and look forward to getting to know the children and their families.
Hello my name is Holli Seguin and I am happy to become a part of the Primrose Family. Over the years I have worn many hats and have obtained my Associates in business along with many different certifications. I am always eager to learn and live by the saying, “Learning is nonstop and it is the foundation of life”.
I have many years of experience working with children of all ages while raising my three children. In my free time I am always spending time with family. My favorite dish to enjoy with them is Alfredo.
I look forward meeting the Primrose family and watching your children grow and learn!
Mr. Goodman has a home health care background. With an STNA license and many years of experience working with individuals who are disabled. He finds joy in caring for those who cannot care for themselves. In his free time he does photography and enjoys listening to music. His favorite Primrose Friend is Erwin the dog, because like Mr. Goodman he is friends with all.
Hello, my name is Jillian Esber and I am so excited to join the Primrose team. I have lived in Avon for 7 years with my husband and we have 4 daughters, Taylor, Hailey, Lily, and Morgan. I graduated from The University of Baldwin Wallace in 2008 with my Bachelors in Middle Childhood Education with a focus in Language Arts and Social Studies. I enjoy traveling, teaching, shopping, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to working with all of the amazing staff and children here at Primrose School of Avon.
Meet Divya and Jai Singh – proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Avon. Longtime residents of Cleveland, the Singh’s began their entrepreneurial journey in 2011. They are thrilled to bring the Primrose experience offering premier early education and care to families in the Avon community.
Divya and Jai have three daughters – Baani, Myra and Noor. They first discovered Primrose in 2011 when they were searching for high-quality education and care providers for their oldest daughter Baani. After learning about Primrose through a family member, they toured the nearest school at the time, more than two hours away, and immediately fell in love with the curriculum and culture. Recognizing that the community they wanted to raise their children in did not offer what Primrose could offer, they made the decision to open their own Primrose school. All three, Baani, Myra and Noor attend Primrose School of Avon.
Divya and Jai, middle school sweethearts, are originally from India and relocated to the United States to pursue higher education. Coming from a cultural background that greatly values education, the Singh’s knew that opening a Primrose school would give them the opportunity to offer a high-quality preschool education not only for their own children but also for the children and families of the greater Avon area.
Prior to becoming Franchise Owners, Divya always had a strong passion to work with children. She attended Cleveland State University and earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy and is also a licensed occupational therapist with specializations in pediatric and geriatric therapy. Jai works in technology sales and earned his master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
“After touring a Primrose school and learning about the impact the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum has on a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development, we immediately knew Primrose was the right fit for our family andfor our community,” said Divya. “Our children are our inspiration for this school and we not only look forward to providing them with the best education, but also introducing Primrose to Avon families and offering their children the same high-quality education and care.”
The Singh’s goal is to offer an atmosphere where children can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts® and provide parents with peace of mind knowing their children are well cared for and receiving a premier education. At the school, Divya will handle the day-to-day operations working closely with parents, children and staff. Jai will also play an active role in supporting the new school, while continuing his career in technology sales.
Opened in March 2015, Primrose School of Avon features the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum for children ages 6 weeks to 6-years-old. Developed by, and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-based curriculum blends teacher-guided and child-initiated activities.
Primrose School of Avon, opened in March 2015, is located at 1115 Nagel Road, Avon, OH 44011. For more information, visit www.PrimroseAvon.com
Primrose School of Westlake, opened in March 2018, is located at 25400 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchoolWestlake.com