Primrose School of Avon

Our Staff

  • Ms. Lori  Monday, Regional School Director,      Primrose School of Avon, Westlake, North Ridgeville

    Ms. Lori Monday

    Regional School Director, Primrose School of Avon, Westlake, North Ridgeville

    My name is Lori Monday, and I am happy 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.

    I have over 30 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, I had the pleasure of serving as the School Director at Primrose School of Avon since the opening in January of 2015.

    Prior to that I have been part of the early childhood industry since 1993 and served in several roles, which included teaching Pre- Kindergarten & Kindergarten, Supervising of a 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 4 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.

  • Ms. Katy Cumberledge, School Director, Primrose School of Avon

    Ms. Katy Cumberledge

    School Director, Primrose School of Avon

    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 currently attends Primrose in the Early Preschool Program and my older two children are Primrose graduates, taking their love of learning into elementary school. 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!

     

  • Ms. Julie Guerrieri, Assistant School Director, Primrose School of Avon

    Ms. Julie Guerrieri

    Assistant School Director, Primrose School of Avon

    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 :)

  • Ms. Kaley Kramer, Operations Manager, Primrose School of Avon

    Ms. Kaley Kramer

    Operations Manager, Primrose School of Avon

    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!

  • Ms. Emilee Oliva, Office Manager/Event Coordinator, Primrose School of Avon

    Ms. Emilee Oliva

    Office Manager/Event Coordinator, Primrose School of Avon

    Hello,

    I'm Emilee Oliva. I am a mommy of two and have been married to my best friend Kyle since 2014. I have been with Primrose School of Avon since 2015 helping to open the school as their Toddler teacher. I left for maternity leave and came back in between my pregnancy's to help out. For about 3 years I've been enjoying being a mom, babysat out of my home along with running my hobby photography business Our Journey Home Photography where I specialize in maternity, newborn and family photos. When I was ready to go back to work full time I had the amazing opportunity to join the leadership team as Office Manager here at Primrose. As Office Manager, I plan all the events, handle marketing details, help guide our teachers and balance out the front end and make people laugh while doing so. I bring ten plus years of childcare experience to Primrose along with trainings in classroom management and child development and behavior.     

    My favorite thing about Primrose would have to be the balance learning curriculum. I truly believe it works for the kids and it's super stress free for the teachers, I love that it really stands up to its name as far as being balanced. It's a all around smart way of teaching and learning. I love being back and seeing my youngest enjoy every bit of what the school has to offer. 

    On my days off you will catch me relaxing in my pjs watching shows, hanging out with my family or hopefully planing my next travel destination and or taking pictures! My favorite thing to do is make people laugh because it's the best kind of medicine. I also identify strongly with Olf from Frozen he's my spirit guide and hugs are the best, I don't care what anyone says. Samantha who? Anyway, I'm so thrilled to be back in this new role and am excited to see what these next years have in store!

  • Ms. Tori-Ann Aliff, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tori-Ann Aliff

    Infant Teacher

    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 am a mom to one daughter, and I have three cats Dexter, Luna, and Max!

    I can't wait to meet all of you and your children!

  • Ms. Lana Costello, Infant/ Young Toddler Support

    Ms. Lana Costello

    Infant/ Young Toddler Support

    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.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all and your child!

  • Ms. Jennie Atkinson, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jennie Atkinson

    Young Toddler Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Hollybeth Haslage, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hollybeth Haslage

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Dinet Marrero, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Dinet Marrero

    Toddler Teacher

    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 two year old daughter and I am expecting my second child to arrive in December of 2022. In my free time I enjoy boating and riding jet skis!

  • Ms. Rhiki Nealy, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Rhiki Nealy

    Toddler Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Nikole Brick, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Nikole Brick

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Lauren Nemcovsky, Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Lauren Nemcovsky

    Early Preschool II Teacher

    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!

     

     

  • Ms. Sara Gildenmeister, Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Sara Gildenmeister

    Preschool Pathways

     Started her early education journey over 30 years ago while living in Arizona. She relocated to Ohio in 2021 and has found her way to Primrose School of Avon! 

     

  • Ms. Katy Jones, Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Katy Jones

    Preschool Pathways
  • Ms. Kathleen Perry, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Kathleen Perry

    Preschool I Teacher

    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.

     

  • Ms. Julienne Pease, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Julienne Pease

    Preschool II Teacher

    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!

     

  • Ms. Adriana Michaels, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Adriana Michaels

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Adriana Michaels and I am honored to work next to such talented professionals that seek to give your children the best education and care available.  I have more than 12 years of experience working with children.  I recieved my Bachelor's Degree in 2013 from the Universidad De Los Andres in Art History.  I worked in the art education department in various museums in my native Venezuela and Mexico.  I also served as a preschool teacher in my home country of Venezuela.  I like to bring my background into my daily classes, as I feel that a multi cultural and cross curricular approach to my lessons supports deep learning amongst all students.

    In my spare time I enjoy shopping at Target, dates with my daughter, and Latin American dancing. I am a photographer and enjoy taking all kinds of pictures. I love eating French cuisine and traditional dishes from my home country.

    My untimate goal is for all of my children to grow and gain the knowledge they need to start their educational journey.  Teaching children from the earliest ages gives me great fulfillment as I enjoy seeing the constant growth amongst these young students.  Many times I teach the children a little bit of spanish so you may begin to hear it at home!  

  • Ms. Mackenzie Hernandez, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Mackenzie Hernandez

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mackenzie and I am so excited to join the Primrose team!

    I am new to the early childhood field, and I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Early Childhood Education.   I am looking forward to gaining new skills and knowledge to better support the Primrose families, children, and my coworkers! I 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!

  • Ms. Jacklyn Voll, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jacklyn Voll

    Kindergarten Teacher

    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.

    I am looking forward to continuing my career, andgetting to know my students along with their families, and watching them grow and learn each day!

  • Ms. Maria Miranda, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Maria Miranda

    Kindergarten Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Karyn Polivka, Transportation Staff

    Ms. Karyn Polivka

    Transportation Staff

    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 and reading a good book!

  • Ms. Cynthia Sadowski, Kitchen Staff

    Ms. Cynthia Sadowski

    Kitchen Staff

    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.

  • Mr. Christopher Goodman, Support Staff/Kitchen Staff

    Mr. Christopher Goodman

    Support Staff/Kitchen Staff
    Apple of Our Eye

    Mr. Goodman been a great addition to the Primrose team. 

    He 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.  

  • Mr. Taurean Byers, Support Staff

    Mr. Taurean Byers

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Cassie Cool, Support Staff

    Ms. Cassie Cool

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Jillian Esber, Support Staff

    Ms. Jillian Esber

    Support Staff

    Hello, my name is Jillian Esber and I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose team. 

    I have live in Avon, 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.

  • Mr. Joshua Hendershot, Support Staff

    Mr. Joshua Hendershot

    Support Staff
  • Divya and Jai Singh, Franchise Owner

    Divya and Jai Singh

    Franchise Owner

    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

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