Primrose School of Broadview Heights

Our Staff

  • Chelsey, Center Director

    Chelsey

    Center Director

    Hi!  My name is Chelsey.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am the Center Director for the Primrose School of Broadview Heights. I have two children; one daughter that is twelve years old named Kayleigh and one son, who is seven years old, named Brady. I was born in Glouster, Ohio, and I have been here at Primrose since 2019.  My favorite children’s story is Beauty and the Beast because I believe that this story teaches children to look past the outward appearance of people and get to know the real person within their personality.

  • Jessica, Director of Education

    Jessica

    Director of Education

    Hi!  My name is Jessica.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am the Director of Education here at Primrose.  I live in Parma with my husband, and we just recently had a baby girl in September!  I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2017.  I have worked with children from infants all the way to prekindergarten, as well as gaining experience in administration in the Assistant Director role.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I have a Degree in Early Childhood Education from Malone University.  My favorite children's books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?  By Eric Carle.  I always read them as a child, and now I get the joy of reading them to my little girl.  Being a part of the growth and development of children during their early learning years is something I am very passionate about. 

  • Rachel, Center Assistant Director

    Rachel

    Center Assistant Director

    Hi!  My name is Rachel.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am the Assistant Director here at Primrose.  I grew up in North Royalton, and I live in Medina with my husband Jim, and our cat Macie.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Family and Child Development from The University of Akron.  I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2010, and I have had the experience to work with all different age groups.  I have found that Infants are my favorite age group.  My favorite Children’s book is, I Love You To The Moon and Back.  This is my favorite book because it shows the amazing love between a parent and child, and the fun adventures they have together.  Being a teacher is so rewarding.  I find such fulfillment in influencing the children and helping them shape the future.

  • Paula, Kitchen Staff

    Paula

    Kitchen Staff

    Hi!  My name is Paula.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.   I am the cook here at Primrose!  I have lived in Broadview Heights for the past 20 years with my husband and two children.  I have almost 30 years of childcare experience, and I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2019.  My favorite children’s story is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It shows love in full circle from a mother taking care of her son, then when he grows to be a man and he takes care of her.  Before Primrose, I spent the last 7 years working in the nutrition department at Southwest Hospital.  I truly believe that healthy, good food is the best medicine!

  • Shannon, Infant Teacher

    Shannon

    Infant Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Shannon.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose.  I have been working with chlidren of all ages for many years.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  My favorite children's story is "The Little Engine That Could." I love the moral of the story.  If you stay optimistic, and do your best, you can achieve anything!  I love the Early Childhood Education field because I love watching children grow and teaching them new things.  I like to inspire children, and bring joy into their lives.  It's my passion to leave a positive impact on all children in my care.

  • Jessica, Infant Teacher

    Jessica

    Infant Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Jessica.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.   I am very excited to be an Infant Teacher here at Primrose.  I live in Broadview Heights, and I have one year of experience working with children in childcare.  I have been part of the Primrose team since 2023.  My favorite children's book is Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.  I love that it brings attention to the fact that there are so many different things to see and discover in our world.  Teaching young children brings me such joy.  I love seeing the look on young children's faces when they learn something new!

  • Jessica, Infant Teacher

    Jessica

    Infant Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Jessica.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am very excited to begin my journey at Primrose as an Infant teacher.  I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  I have worked in the early childhood field for 16 years, and I joined the Primrose family in February, 2024.  I received my CDA for Preschool, and I also have a Business Management Degree from Bryant & Stratton College.  My favorite children's book is, Green Eggs and Ham.  I love this book because of all the rhyming!  It always makes me smile.  As a child, I knew working with children would be my calling.  I have worked with all different age groups, ranging from birth to school age, and I believe that every child deserves individual attention to help them develop appropriately.  I am a fun loving, nurturing person, and I am so excited to get to know your family!

  • Lauren, Infant Teacher

    Lauren

    Infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Lauren. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Infant teacher here at Primrose.  I currently live in Strongsville with my husband and our young son, and I am currently expecting baby number 2!  I have been in childcare for 5 years, and have also worked as a photographer for young children.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2020.  My favorite children's book is Llama Llama Red Pajama.  This book teaches children to be brave, but it also gives them comfort knowing their parents will always be there.  I really enjoy working with infants, because I love being a part of helping children reach their developmental milestones.

     

  • Mandi, Infant Teacher

    Mandi

    Infant Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Amanda, but all the kids know me as Mandi!  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Infant teacher here at Primrose.   I live in Parma with my two young children.  I have been working in childcare for 6 years.  I began my childcare experience as a teenager nannying before going on to work within the early childcare setting.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  My favorite children’s book is The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister because I value sharing and generosity and feel that children learn to value these things as well when reading The Rainbow Fish.  Working with young children is so rewarding.  I love being able to make a difference in children's lives.

  • Kate, Young Toddler Teacher

    Kate

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Kate.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a Young Toddler teacher here at Primrose.  I live in University Heights, and I have been in childcare since 2021.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2023.  I have a Degree in Early Childhood Education from John Carrol University.  I have experience working with children aged 16 months through kindergarten but my favorite group to work with is Toddlers!  I really enjoy playing and engaging with them.  My favorite chlidren's book is, All Are Welcome.  This book makes all children feel important, especially while at school.  I find that children end up teaching me just as much as I teach them.  I am passionate about Early Childhood Education because I myself had influential teachers growing up who changed the way I saw myself and the potential I have.  I want to encourage young children to grow the same way that my teachers encouraged me.

  • Natasha, Young Toddler Teacher

    Natasha

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Natasha.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a young toddler teacher here at Primrose.  I live in Strongsville, Ohio. I have 10 years of experience working in childcare, specifically with the older infant age. I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I have an Associates of Arts Degree from Tri-C that I achieved in May, 2022.  My favorite children’s book is The Cat in The Hat by Dr. Seuss.  That was always a childhood favorite of mine.  I like that it brings up the importance of teamwork.  I love working with children and I really enjoy reading books with them. I also enjoy being able to help the infants in my class explore new and different activities in the environment around them.

  • Laura, Toddler Teacher

    Laura

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Laura!  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a toddler teacher here at Primrose.  I have spent the last 30 years working with children ages 6 weeks through school age.  I began my Primrose journey in 2021.  I attended the University of Akron where I studied Child Development and worked at the University’s Child Development Center. I also attended Kent State University where I studied K-12 Education.  A favorite book to read to my son, and my classes is “Are You My Mother?” I often read this story to my son and now that he has gotten older, he is able to read it to me!  Seeing the glow in a child’s eyes as they are learning is the best feeling in the world. It shows that I have truly made a difference in their lives. To help children succeed I feel that we need to keep them engaged in learning. 

     

  • Lynnette, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Lynnette

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Lynnette.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Early Preschool teacher here at Primrose.  I live in North Royalton with my husband Bill, and I am a grandmother to three; Zoe, Rory, and Aila.  I love traveling, and I have lived in many places including, Newfoundland, Canada, Scotland, and I even spent some time in Ireland!  I have been working in the early childhood field working with children of varying ages for 13 years, and I began my Primrose journey in 2019.  My favorite children's book is "5 Little Ducks" and "5 Little Monkey's" because they are very engaging and fun with songs, and motions.  I love working with children and getting to know their families.  It brings me such happiness to be able to be a part of these children's lives.

     

  • Ondrea, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ondrea

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ondrea.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am excited to be an Early Preschool teacher at Primrose!  I am a Parma native, and my childcare experience began with babysitting my younger siblings and younger cousins.  I joined the Primrose team in 2021.  My favorite children’s book is “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney.  This book holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of the relationship between my mother and myself and how she would always show the amount of endless love she has for me.  Being a teacher brings me such joy because of the relationships that I build with the children and their families.  Seeing the excitement when a child comes in to school each day always puts a smile on my face!

  • Antaney, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Antaney

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Antaney.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.   I am an Early Preschool teacher at Primrose.  I’m from Cleveland, Ohio, and I have four years of experience working with children.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2021.  My favorite children's book is, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" I love to read this book to the children because of the rhythmic alphabet chant.  It makes learning the alphabet so much fun!  I feel like respect is a valuable lesson that can be incorporated into everyday activities. I always have positive energy because I believe it really can set the tone for your day and your life!

  • Alex, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Alex

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Alexandra, but the kids call me Alex!   I am an Early Preschool teacher here at Primrose!  I am from North Royalton, Ohio, and I have two years of childcare experience, as well as experience being a nanny with age groups ranging from infancy to school-age.  My favorite children's book is "I Love You To The Moon And Back"  I love this book because my mom and grandma used to read it to me all the time, and my grandma would always tell me she loves me to the moon and back.  Being around children and teaching them new things is so rewarding to me.  I love seeing the look in their eyes when they learn something new.

     

  • Alisa, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Alisa

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Alisa.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a Preschool Pathways teacher at Primrose.  I am from Parma, Ohio and I have over five years of experience working with children ranging in age from infancy to school aged.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I don’t really have a favorite children’s book, but I do like to share educational ones that teach life lessons.  I am passionate about working in early childhood because I love having the opportunity to watch children learn and grow and I love being a part of that!

  • Arthur, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Arthur

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Arthur. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a Preschool pathways teacher here at Primrose.  I am from Farrell, Pennsylvania but I just moved to Ohio recently.  I have been working in childcare for 7 years, where I have had the opportunity to work with several age groups such as infants, preschool, and school age.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2023.  My favorite book to read the children in my classroom is 'The Magic Treehouse" series to support creativity and imagination.  My favorite thing about working with children is honestly having kids look up to me (not just because I am tall) but being a support system for a child to help them grow and learn on learning path.

  • Kathy, Preschool Teacher

    Kathy

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Kathy.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a Preschool teacher here at Primrose!  I live in Richfield, Ohio, and I have worked in the early childhood education field for the past 32 years.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2021.  In my career, I have had the opportunity to work with age groups ranging from infancy through 12 years old!  Preschool is the most rewarding age group for me.  My favorite children's book is Mother Goose.  I love the pictures, and that is the first book I learned how to read with so it has a special meaning to me.

         

  • Ariana, Preschool Teacher

    Ariana

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ari.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a Preschool teacher here at Primrose.  I am recently married, and one day we hope to have a family of our own. I have been in a childcare setting for 8 years, and I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2020.  My passion is working with children from infancy to kindergarten.  I am currently attending Lakeland Community College with a goal to obtain my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. My favorite children's book is "Brown Bear What Do You See?"  I love when the children know the colors of the animals, and the noises they make!  I love to see children smile.  Teaching children is such a passion of mine, and I am so happy to be a part of Primrose!

  • Emma, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Emma

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Emma.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a PreKindergarten teacher here at Primrose.  I am from Richfield, Ohio, and I have been in the early childhood field for five years.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2019.  My favorite children's book is Emma's Rug by Allen Say.  This book focuses on creativity, and the ways we find inspiration.  The main character also has the same name as me, so I can relate to her!  I enjoy seeing the creativity in children each day!

  • Mary, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Mary

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Mary.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a PreKindergarten teacher here at Primrose!  I live in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our cat, Shadow.  I began my journey in childcare with babysitting while in high school and fell in love with working with children.  I have been here at Primrose since 2023.  I have a Bachelors in Education from Cleveland State University.  After college, I have worked with all age groups from infants to high schoolers and have fell in love with the early childhood education programs. I have recently worked a year and half in a prekindergarten program and loved every minute of it.  My favorite childrens book is “The Dot” by P.H. Reynolds as it encourages creativeness within everyone.  Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and I believe in the importance of creativity and a great imagination!

  • Caitlin, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Caitlin

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Caitlin.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.   I am a PreKindergarten teacher here at Primrose.  I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in science in education with a major in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. I also received certification in Community Inclusion and Disability studies. I have five years experience as a preschool teacher, where I worked with children aged 3-5.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  My favorite children’s story is Harold and the Purple Crayon because it shows you the power of creativity and how, even if you are bored, with active imagination, reading a book or drawing can still be fun!  In every instance and every situation, children have their own perspectives. I always like to hear from the children, their thoughts and opinions, when teaching. I love working with children. They see the world in a unique but straight forward way, and being apart of making them into a good person is very important to me.

  • Nikki, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Nikki

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Nikki.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a PreKindergarten teacher here at Primrose!  I have a 6 year old son and we live in Barberton, Ohio. I have six years of child care experience and am currently in my last semester at the University of Toledo, studying for a criminal justice degree.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2023.  I love reading with the children.  I think reading is so important, and sharing that with the children is something I am very passionate about.

  • Pam, Explorer Teacher

    Pam

    Explorer Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Pamela.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Explorer's teacher here at Primrose.  I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and I have been teaching for many years.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I graduated from West Tech High School and then proceeded to further my education in business.  My favorite children's book is Cinderella, as it taught me that even during life’s problems, we all can be kind and have courage. It also teaches you that in the end, being compassionate pays off in the end.  I enjoy teaching and being with the children, and showing them they are always loved, and they can reach any goal they set for themselves.

     

  • Dayna, Explorer Teacher

    Dayna

    Explorer Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Dayna.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Explorers teacher here at Primrose, and I am from Parma, Ohio.  I have over seven years of childcare experience where I have worked with toddlers through school aged children, and I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University.  My favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  I have many memories reading this when I was a child, so it holds a special place in my heart.  I love being with the children and watching them learn new things.  I am so excited to be a part of Primrose!

  • Tori, Explorer Teacher

    Tori

    Explorer Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Tori.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am an Explorers teacher here at Primrose.  I grew up in Orange, California.  I have three boys and four grandchildren.  I have customer service and HR experience, and I have been in the early childhood field for four years.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2019.  My favorite children's book is Cinderella.  I love that she kept a positivie attitude no matter what was happening.  She also teaches to believe in the world, and that kindness will be rewarded.  I love teaching the children how to think outside of the box.  I'm a positive person and I am always on the go!  I love to learn and help children grow and experience new things.

  • Anna, Support Teacher

    Anna

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Anna.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I'm from Parma, Ohio, and I have 10 years of childcare experience watching children from various ages up to age 12.  I also have experience working in a Kindergarten classroom.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2021.  I am currently attending Cuyahoga Community College for Early Childhood Education.  My favorite children's book is, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" because it is such a cute and fun story.  It always makes me laugh.  My favorite thing to do with children include, crafts, coloring, chalk, reading and pretend play.  I'm passionate about the Early Childhood Education field because I have fun working with children and love watching them learn and grow!

  • Marine, Support Teacher

    Marine

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Marine.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a support teacher here at Primrose.  I am from Yerevan, Armenia.  I am newer to early childhood education but am eager to get to know you and your children.  I began my Primrose journey in 2022.  There are two children’s stories that I love.  Cinderella, and The Three Little Pigs.  I feel that you can learn valuable life lessons from both stories. Cinderella teaches children that good things happen to those who work hard and don’t give up, while The Three Little Pigs teaches you to work hard first, then enjoy the play as a reward.  Both are important life lessons to keep in mind at any age.  I am excited for this journey into early childhood education because I truly believe that we should teach and help our children as much as we can because they are the future of the world.

  • Katie, Support Teacher

    Katie

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Katie.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a support teacher here at Primrose.  I live in Seven Hills, and I have decades of experience as I have been working in Childcare since 1999.  I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2022.  I graduated from Parma Senior High School and then I continued my education at Cuyahoga Community College. I have my CDA for teaching Preschool aged children as well.  My favorite Children’s book is The Little Engine That Could because He never gave up. Just like the little engine that could, I too keep trying my best no matter what.  I love reading to the children.  When the children want me to read to them it makes me feel good to see their eyes light up as I spark their imagination with stories.

  • Casey, Support Teacher

    Casey

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Casey.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a support teacher here at Primrose, and I live in Medina, Ohio. I have over 5 years of experience working with children from infants to school age.  I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College.  My favorite children's book is Green Eggs and Ham.  I love the repetition throughout and I also love the message it sends about trying something before you decide if you like it or not.  My favorite thing to do with children is drawing and working on projects with them. I enjoy watching the children form their own friendships with each other, as I believe friendship and loyatly are very important.  I am very passionate about insipring the next generation.

  • Angel, Support Teacher

    Angel

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Angel. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a support teacher here at Primrose.  I am from Parma, Ohio and I graduated from Parma Senior High in 2020.  I have been in childcare for three years and have worked in several age groups including infants, pre-k, and toddlers. I have been a part of the Primrose team since 2023.  I am currently attending WGU for Early Childhood Education and I am very excited for this career path. My favorite book to read to children is "Ohh, the place you'll go" by Dr. Suess because investigating new places and finding something you love can be anywhere around you.  My favorite thing about working with children is that you get to have fun while getting extra love and bring out the best version of yourself.

  • Taylor, Support Teacher

    Taylor

    Support Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Taylor. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a support teacher here at Primrose.  I am from Parma, and I have been working in childcare for the past 2 years working mostly with preschool children.  I began my Primrose journey in 2023.  I have my Associate of Arts Degree from Tri-C that I completed in 2022.  My favorite children's book is, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" because I read it all the time with my younger brother when he was little.  I love working with children because building a great imagination not only helps in a young age but helps you create a brighter future.

  • Joe and Christine Kepley, Franchise Owner

    Joe and Christine Kepley

    Franchise Owner

    Meet Joe and Chrissy Kepley, proud Franchise Owners of the Primrose School of Broadview Heights. As parents to two children and longtime residents of the Cleveland area, they are thrilled to bring the Primrose Experience® of premier early childhood education and care to families in the Brecksville and Broadview Heights communities.

    The Kepleys first discovered Primrose Schools while searching for child care for their daughters. It was difficult for them to find a healthy, safe and loving environment that also provided a high-quality education experience. After touring a Primrose school and learning more about Primrose’s approach to child care, the Kepleys knew they had found what they were looking for.

    “When we found Primrose Schools, we were immediately drawn to the quality of care and the community created by the school,” said Chrissy. “We loved that the Primrose Balanced Learning® approach helps children grow academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Every aspect is designed intentionally, from the curriculum that combines purposeful play with nurturing guidance to the Balanced Menu that helps children develop lifelong healthy habits.”

    Both Joe and Chrissy are excited to serve local families by opening their Primrose school. Joe grew up in nearby Bath, Ohio, and attended the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Chrissy attended the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, and completed her dental residency at Northwestern University. Joe and Chrissy met in a coffee shop, and after they married and Chrissy started her own dental practice, the couple knew they would someday embark on owning a business together.

    At the Primrose School of Broadview Heights, Joe will manage the day-to-day operations of the school, and Chrissy looks forward to coordinating community engagement events and organizing school events for the children and their families. The Kepleys will also continue to be involved in the Brecksville and Broadview Heights communities.They are involved members of their children’s parent and school organizations, while Chrissy is an active member of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Preschool Mothers' Club.

    Their daughters now Primrose graduates, were the first students enrolled in the after-school Explorer Program at Primrose School of Broadview Heights and will spend many of their summer breaks in the Summer Adventure Club.

    “We discovered Primrose while looking for care for our own children, and I immediately knew it was the perfect fit,” said Joe. “We are so excited to ease the strain on working parents, and we are committed to building a strong sense of community around our school to support our students and their families.”

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