As the President, Mrs. Rocheford is a key player between the Primrose School of Burlington and the Primrose School of Woburn. Mrs. Rocheford is responsible for ensuring the operations of the schools are running efficiently and effectively for the parents, children, and faculty in order to produce a premium school experience.
Mrs. Rocheford began her career with Primrose School of Burlington in 2014, six months after the school opened their doors. Her primary role was to design new systems, practices, and policies in a fast growing new school as well as ensuring the families, children, and faculty were satisfied with the program overall. Mrs. Rocheford then moved into the marketing and recruitment role where she produced events to market the school to the community and hired amazing early education professionals. In early 2020, Mrs. Rocheford took on the responsibilities of Principal at the Burlington location, while still holding the promise of recruitment. In August of 2021, Mrs. Rocheford handed over the reins to Mrs. Kate Latham as the new Principal at Burlington and now is the President of both locations.
Mrs. Rocheford has a wealth of knowledge across the business organization and is committed to ensuring that the children are well-cared, the faculty are supported and well-trained, and the parents are satisfied.
Kate Latham began her career at Primrose in 2016 as a teacher and in 2021 took over as our school’s Principal. She joined the Primrose configuration with extensive background in public elementary education and special education. Mrs. Latham earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Endicott College and later a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Western Governor’s University. With well over a decade of experience in the field and extensive education, Mrs. Latham is an integral part of our mission to be the best preschool in New England.
Over the past two years, Mrs. Latham led the school’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the policies she put into place and enforced. One of her focuses now is to ensure that as we move out of the pandemic that we continue the practices have that kept our students healthy and safe.
As a mother of a Primrose student herself, Mrs. Latham is committed to creating the best experience possible for each student. She partners closely with our families to ensure that every child is set up for success during, and beyond their time at Primrose. It is her goal that each child who graduates from our school be academically ahead of their peers but also very socially and emotionally mature. She works in partnership with the public school systems in the area to make sure that every Primrose graduate ends up in the spot where they will continue to be most successful.
Mrs. Lori Barrett began her career at Primrose School of Burlington in 2014. She has been working with young children over 13 years ago and has experience with all children of all age groups. The Daycare industry helped guide Mrs. Barrett to where her career really began, Primrose Schools. When Mrs Barrett began her journey at Primrose School of Burlington, she was a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher while she was finishing her bachelor’s degree. Mrs. Barrett earned her B.A in Child Development with a minor in marketing.
Mrs. Barrett is the School Operations Director at Primrose School of Burlington. Inside of this role, she is also our Admission’s Director, helping families learn more about our school. Mrs. Barrett oversees compliance and ensure that we are constantly meeting all state and Primrose regulations and policies. When she is not working on classroom health and safety checks or enrollment, she is focused on helping to develop our faculty support teachers into experts.
Shana Teles began her journey with Primrose School of Burlington from opening day back in April 2014. Shana earned her B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology in 2011 and since dedicated her career to educating young minds.
During her years at Primrose, Shana has successfully worked with all ages from infancy to kindergarten to become an expert in curriculum implementation, classroom management, classroom organization, and parent partnerships.
Shana has successfully trained over 75 faculty members. Now as the Faculty Development Coordinator, Shana is producing new opportunities for faculty which include helping them move from the daycare tradition to becoming a professional early childhood educator. Since becoming the Faculty Development Coordinator in January of 2021 she has trained over 50 faculty and helped them produce new skills and competencies. Shana’s ultimate ambition is to oversee all future Faculty Development Coordinators of the Van Emon schools and continues to learn and strive to be the best offer of help to all faculty.
Alicia Williams has been with Primrose Schools since 2020 and began in our school as a kindergarten teacher where she developed strong relationships with students and partnered with parents to provide an uncommon experience. Ms. Williams is currently the Client and Faculty Coordinator at the Primrose School of Burlington and serves our entire community. She assists families with joining our school, engages with our faculty to ensure they are shown our appreciation, onboards faculty and families alike and manages all school-wide events for our families to generate fun and memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in ABA from Endicott College as well as a Master’s Degree in Special Education, also from Endicott College. With extensive eduction and experience in the field, Ms. Williams is an integral part of our mission to be the best preschool in New England.
Mr. Tyler McGrath joined us as our Chef in 2020. He has been in the culinary field for many years working in private and public sectors.
Chef Tyler enjoys making people happy through his cooking. He is constantly researching and learning in order to design new and exciting menus for our students. As a father himself, chef Tyler understand the importance of nutrition in the lives of young children. He recently worked with the team here to redesign our Primrose Patch to make it possible for us to add garden to table offerings to our menus!
Ms. Briana Raposo is a faculty member in Room 1 in our Infant Wing. Ms. Raposo joined us in early 2021 after we opened our second school. Ms. Raposo is certified by the Department of Early Education and Care.
Ms. Raposo’s positive mood and patient demeanor has created a comforting and safe environment inside her classroom. She has incredible expertise at understanding each child’s needs individually which has made her a valuable partner for the parents in terms of their child’s development. Ms. Raposo uses her understanding of each child and of child development to guide parents through the integral first year.
Ms. Yamilex Figueroa joined our infant team after working at a local daycare for more than a year in their infant classroom. Ms. Figueroa is certified by the state of Massachusetts to teach children in infants, toddlers and preschool.
Ms. Figueroa’s incredibly bubbly and upbeat personality makes her an amazing infant teacher. She loves to connect with the children and create meaningful and hands-on experiences for them throughout their days. She is incredibly dedicated to her work and was looking for a forever home when she found us. Ms. Figueroa is eager to grow as a teacher and will be joining our cohort to become Lead Teacher certified.
Ms. Farbrianna Hickford joined our team in July of 2021. Ms. Hickford is a student at Lesley University and earned a certification in infants and toddlers through the Department of Early Education and Care. She joined us after working as a teacher at Mass General's on-site school.
Ms. Hickford is a team player who prioritizes communication with those around her. Her goal is to make sure she is creating the best experience for her students and co-workers. Her caring nature allows her to quickly form a meaningful bond with the children in her classroom that allows them to flourish in her care!
Ms. Allison D’Amelio is a faculty member in our Infant Wing in Room 2. She joined our team in January of 2021 with seven years of experience working with Infants. She is certified by the state of Massachusetts to teach children from infancy through preschool.
Ms. D’Amelio is incredibly patient and outgoing. Her fun-loving personality makes for a classroom culture that the children thrive in. She values her relationships with her students’ parents and is committed to creating and maintaining partnerships that are based on open and thorough communication. Ms. D’Amelio understands what is important to each family individually and prioritizes taking care of those concerns. Acting as a leader in our infant wing, Ms. D'Amelio ensures that our infant classrooms are the best that they possible can be.
Ms. Amanda Banzy is one of the Room 3 teachers in the Toddler Wing. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Information and Library Science. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood since 2018.
Ms. Banzy brings a calm and patient demeanor into a busy toddler classroom. She is a great listener and finds it incredibly important to build a strong relationship with the parents of her students. Ms. Banzy shares her love for reading and language with her students and their love for leaning flourishes because of it!
Ms. Madison Rezendes is the newest member of our PSOB family. She joined us after working for Billerica Public Schools. Ms. Rezendes is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in the field for seven years.
Ms. Rezendes is passionate about making sure the learning that happens in her classroom accommodates every different type of learner. She is passionate about encouraging social and emotional development in supportive ways through play.
Ms. Perla Zampieri is a teacher in our Toddler wing. Ms. Zampieri has worked with children since 2019 both in school and private settings. She is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care to teach both Infants and Toddlers. She attended Purdue and recently worked for a childcare center in the area.
Ms. Zampieri has a background in creating routines and leading classrooms through structured schedules in order to promote consistency. She is compassionate and caring in all of her interactions and prioritizes the priorities of the parents she works with. We are thrilled to have her joining our Primrose family!
Ms. Gwen McLaughlin joined our team in October of 2022 as a Toddler Teacher. Ms. McLaughlin previously worked in a childcare center in New Hampshire. She has experience in all age groups and is a mother herself. PSOB’s caring and inclusive environment drew her in right away and she knew it was going to be a great fit for her.
Ms. McLaughlin loves to help children and their families develop. Her priority is to create a safe and loving environment inside of her classroom. Safety is a top priority for Ms. McLaughlin, making her a great addition to the Toddler Team!
Ms. Danae Cruz joined our Toddler Team as a faculty support in 2022. After finishing school, Ms. Cruz went to work as a phlebotomist but always knew that she eventually wanted to work in a school. When she learned about Primrose, she realized it would be a great place for her to begin working with children while furthering her education.
Ms. Cruz is very patient and flexible, making her a fantastic addition to our toddler team.
Ms. Lexi Peterson joined our team in May of 2022 as our Toddler Faculty Support. She transition to the role of a Room 5 teacher on July 1st. Ms. Peterson has 8 years of experience working with young children and is a mother herself. She is certified by the state to teach infants, toddlers, and preschool.
Ms. Peterson is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and understands how important the first few years are for development. Her focus and determination have led to her very quickly learning the Primrose way. She is loved by her co-workers and the children and eager to grow as a teacher.
Ms. Owirka joined our team last year as a support teacher. We quickly realized she is a natural teacher and we moved her into a classroom teacher role. Since starting with us she went back to school and has satisfied all the state requirements to earn her teacher certification.
Ms. Owirka cares deeply about her students and prioritizes forming individual relationships with each of them so that she can help them reach their highest potential. She recognizes that each child arrives in her classroom with a unique set of needs, and she adjusts her interactions to reflect that. she also recognizes the importance of parent partnership in ensuring the best experience possible for her students.
Mrs. Victoria McAnally joined the Toddler Wing as a Room 4 teacher early in 2021 after moving to the area from Virginia. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Granite State College. She has worked in the field of Early Childhood since 2015. As of June 2022, Ms. McAnally moved into our Room 6 Early Preschool classroom!
Mrs. McAnally is incredibly flexible and always willing to help however she can. It is incredibly important to her that every child and parent feels comfortable and welcome in her classroom. Her commitment to creating a positive environment is unwavering.
Mrs. Amanda Homan began at the Primrose School of Burlington in 2020. Mrs. Homan has supported nearly every wing in the school during her time here. She is certified to teach all ages of children and has a specialized certificate in Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Homan cares deeply about the children at PSOB. She is always upbeat and positive and enjoys encouraging the children in their learning and exploration. She uses her great organization skill to make sure every child is taken care of to our exacting standards each day.
Ms. Sabine Boucher joined Primrose in early 2021. She has worked with young children since 2012 and before joining our team was a preschool teacher for three years. Ms. Boucher is certified to teach infants, toddlers and preschool aged children by the state.
Ms. Boucher very quickly became an integral part of our Early Preschool team thanks to her extensive knowledge of child development and wonderful demeanor with her children and families. She is organized, thoughtful and committed to always delivering the best experience possible to her students.
Ms. Lisa Masse began at Primrose in May of 2021. Ms. Masse has worked with young children for 6 years in both private and group settings. She has an Associate's Degree in Education and is certified by the state to teach infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
We can depend on Ms. Masse to always be in a positive mood. Her upbeat and bubbly attitude helps her to form fantastic relationships with each of her students. For Ms. Masse, it is a top priority to ensure that each child feels safe and accepted in her classroom. She enjoys being engaged with her students and making sure they are getting the most out of their learning.
Ms. Kayla Hauser joined the Early Preschool Wing as a teacher in 2020. Ms. Hauser has been working in the field since 2015 and as a mother herself, came to us with a wealth of knowledge about early childhood.
Ms. Hauser has a passion for art. She loves to share her creativity with her students. She is skilled at turning their work into gorgeous displays in the classroom that bring their learning to life. Art is not the only form of expression in Room 5, Ms. Hauser also focuses on supporting her students to learn to confidently express their feelings and emotions with words. She is incredibly committed to helping the parents in her classroom raise good little humans!
Ms. Taylor Bamford is the newest member of our Early Preschool team. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Suffolk University. She recently moved to the area which is what brought her to us.
Prior to her move, she was working as a private nanny for a family. Ms. Bamford prides herself in being dependable and positive. She wants to create the best experience possible for her students and strives to build a love for learning in every child. She moved with grace and ease through our extensive onboarding training and since starting in 2021 is thriving in the classroom with her students!
Ms. Jessica Rodriguez joined the PSOB team in October 2022 as a Faculty Support Teacher in the Early Preschool wing. She found PSOB as she searched for a school that had a professional environment that aligned with her interests.
Ms. Rodriguez’s bubbly and warm personality helps her easily connect with the children. She is always eager to learn and help however and whenever she can. She is eager to grow her skills and prepare to hold her own classroom in the future.
Mx. Ronnie Williams joined our team as a Faculty Support after moving to Boston from North Carolina. This is their first time working with children in this capacity. After seeing their natural skill with children and their rigor for learning new skills, we moved Mx. Williams into a classroom teacher role in Room 6. Mx. Williams transitioned to room 9 in July 2022 to help continue to nurture our students as they move through our program.
Mx. Williams joined the Primrose School of Burlington because they love the environment and the evident care everyone has for each other. Mx. Williams is kind, compassionate and always eager to learn. We are thrilled to have them on our team!
Ms. Jennifer Nice is a member of our Preschool Pathways teaching team. Ms. Nice graduated cum laude from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor of Arts. Ms.Nice has worked in education for five years and is certified to teach infants, toddlers and preschool.
Ms. Nice is extremely passionate about teaching young children. She goes above and beyond to ensure the learning is engaging and memorable. It is typical to see larger than life displays and enhancements in her classroom that invite her students to explore and create deep connections in their learning. She has an immense sense of pride in her students and genuinely cares for each and every one of them.
Ms. Julie Williams joined our Preschool Team in August of 2022. Julie is certified by the Department of Early Education and Care and has been in the field working in Preschool since 2019. She was drawn to Primrose because of our structure, organization, and cleanliness across our operation. She is eager to continue her own education
Julie is creative and driven. Her patient and calm demeanor fit perfectly into our preschool team. She is looking forward to getting to know the preschool students and their families
Ms. Emily Wild joined our Preschool Team in September of 2022. Ms. Wild has been working as a teacher since 2016. She attended the Early Childhood Education Training Program and is certified to teach in all age groups by the Department of Early Education and Care.
As a mother herself, Ms. Wild has been eager to find a school that prioritizes the needs of the children and provides a premium experience. Her search led her to us. Ms. Wild is eager to connect with her students and support the work that Ms. Williams has begun.
Mrs. Sandra Melo is one of our preschool faculty members. After graduating with a degree in Management, Mrs. Melo worked as an administrative assistant before realizing her passion was in education. She joined our team after working in the public schools during the pandemic. Mrs. Melo has since obtained her teacher certification.
Mrs. Melo arrives to school every day in a positive mood and ready to take on any challenge thrown her way. She is dedicated to building strong relationships with her students and encourages children to work through their emotions and use their language skills to problem solve with peers. Mrs. Melo loves to see her students get excited about what they are learning and discovering in the classroom. She is committed to sharing all their progress and triumphs with their parents to ensure a strong school to home connection.
Ms. Kelli Doherty joined our team during the summer of 2021. She has a degree in Education from Salem State University and has worked for 5 years in the field of education. Before joining us she worked as a paraprofessional in Salem Public Schools. After a year in our Preschool Pathways classroom, she moved into our Preschool wing as a teacher in Room 11.
Ms. Doherty has known since a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. After working as a nanny she realized how passionate she was about working with young children. She is a fantastic listener and it is a priority for her that her students to feel heard and understood.
Ms. Sam Bates joined our Preschool Team as a Faculty Support Teacher in 2022. Ms. Bates always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. When she found Primrose, she realized it would be a great place for her to begin working with children while furthering her education. Since joining our team, she could not be happier with the culture in the school.
Ms. Bates is very patient, kind and welcoming, making her a fantastic addition to our preschool team. She is eager to learn from the team and work towards having a classroom of her own one day!
Ms. Paige McCrary joined us during the pandemic as a member of our Pre-k team. You can currently find her in Room 13. Ms. McCrary has a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from Lesley University and is currently pursuing a master’s in Social Emotional Learning at Endicott College. She considers herself a lifelong learner and understands the value of her learning in the experiences she can create for her students.
Ms. Paige McCrary is a very passionate teacher and cares deeply for each child in her classroom. She is committed to creating a lasting impression on their lives and does so by creating and maintaining close relationships with her students and their families. Ms. McCrary truly appreciates the collaborative experience of working to help a child succeed to their greatest potential! We consider Ms. McCrary an expert in Social Emotional Development. She enjoys encouraging her students to develop healthy positive prosocial skills that will help them as they continue to grow and progress to different phases of their academic life and personal life.
Ms. Raeghan Davison is a member of our Room 13 teaching team. Ms. Davison has three years of experience in Early Childhood and a soon to be complete Early Childhood degree. She joined the Primrose team after realizing she was interested in working in a more structured and consistent school environment.
Ms. Davison has quickly become a rising star in the school with her great attitude and clear love for the children. She is patient, understanding and empathetic both with her students and her peers. She is driven by a deep understanding of the importance of teachers in the lives of young children. We are thrilled to have her as a part of our team.
Ms. Kayla Blanchard joined our team just before our COVID-19 reopening in June of 2020 after deciding to make a career change. Ms. Blanchard graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in accounting and had been working in the world of finance. With two young children of her own, she realized her passion was in child development. Since joining our team Ms. Blanchard went back to school, received her Lead Teacher certification and is currently pursuing her Director certification.
Ms. Blanchard has held onto her passion for math and loves to share it with her students. She uses her patience and empathy to guide children through their Pre-K year while developing a love for learning that will follow them throughout their time in school. As a mother herself, she understands how important it is to connect with parents and keep them informed of their child’s progress. She enjoys working collaboratively to create the best experience possible.
Ms. Kayla Massicott joined us in January of 2022. Ms. Massicott has a B.S. in Biology from Lesley University and had previously been working as a Sales Manager for a Biotech firm. She loved her company but knew she wanted something more for her career which led her to us. It was a huge change for her, but we are so happy she is here. She quickly satisified the requirements to earn her teaching certification.
Ms. Massicott began as the Pre-Kindergarten faculty support where she learned an immense amount from the teachers she worked with. Her optimistic attitude and constant willingness to learn made her the perfect addition to the team. Recently, she moved into the role of a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. Her growing expertise in curriculum and classroom management has impressed us all.
Ms. Daisy Lilly joined the PSOB team as our Pre-Kindergarten Faculty Support. She worked previously in a childcare center in Boston. She was eager to find a great community where she could connect with colleagues to increase her own skills.
Ms. Lilly is patient and caring and jumps right in with the students. She is an excellent listener and prioritizes forming individual bonds with each student.
Ms. Olivia Miller is part of our Kindergarten team at the Primrose School of Burlington. Ms. Miller joined us in 2020 just before the pandemic after over a decade working with children. She is licensed and certified to work with all ages from infants- elementary school. With a Bachelor's from Trinity College and a Master's in Education from Salem State University, Ms. Miller brings a wealth of expertise to the classroom.
Ms. Miller works tirelessly to form a trusting relationship with each student. She is dedicated to teaching each child how to respect adults and their peers alike. She has a passion for teaching STEAM components and encourages each child to work through their problems using their words. Ms. Miller comes from a long line of teachers and has gained insight into the teaching world even at an early age. She is a life-long learner, and an avid reader. Ms. Miller has learned the best way to become a better teacher to others is to practice self-reflection and share any and all resources she has!
Ms. Jillian Moulaison joined our toddler team in February 2022. She joined our faculty after working as a teacher in a collaborative elementary school. Ms. Moulaison has a bachelor's degree in Education from Salem State University and a master's degree in Special Education from Merrimack College. She has been in the field for many years, and actually started as a toddler teacher at another school.
Ms. Moulaison is incredibly upbeat and bubbly. She looks at herself as a lifelong learner and places a huge importance on education. Her caring and dedicated personality makes her a great fit for our team.
Ms. Kusum Garg joined the PSOB team in August 2020 as a Faculty Support Teacher. Ms.Garg has a CDA and a Bachelor’s Degree. She has worked in nearly every wing in the school!
As a mother herself, Ms. Garg’s nurturing demeanor shines through daily. She loves getting to know her students and their families and creating bonds with all of them. She strives to create a calm and welcoming environment in the classroom in which children are empowered to problem solve and be themselves.
Ms. Ashley Robson has been a teacher in our school since 2020. She joined us after deciding to make a career shift from Electrical Engineering to Education. Since joining our team she has gone back to school. She quickly earned her teaching certification and is now working towards completing a degree in Education.
Ms. Robson is passionate about understanding how children develop as individuals in order to provide the best experience for each unique learner. She is committed to differentiating her instruction to ensure that each child is receiving the support they need to be challenged along their path to becoming the best person they can be. Ms. Robson empowers her students and is an integral part in building their love for learning.
Ms. Tess O’Regan joined our team as a faculty support in 2018 after graduating from high school. Since that time she enrolled in Merrimack College and is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is certified to teach Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and has worked in every wing in the school.
Ms. O’Regan is beloved by parents and children alike for her upbeat attitude and deep care for the children. Ms. O’Regan genuinely loves her time with the children. She is able to help any child feel welcomed and settled at school.
Ms. Subhra Biswas joined the PSOB team in August 2022 as a School Wide Faculty Support Teacher. She found PSOB through recommendations from friends and chose Primrose because of our reputation. Before coming to the United States, Ms. Biswas spent her career teaching in India. She earned her degree from the University of Burdwan.
Ms. Biswas’ love and dedication makes her the perfect fit at our school. She is always eager to learn and help however and whenever she can in any of our classrooms. She is eager to grow her skills inside of Early Childhood and continue to love and support all of the students in our school.
Ms. Pia Haapanen-Banzy joined the PSOB team in November 2022 as a Faculty Support Teacher. Ms. Haapanen-Banzy joined Primrose because of all of the great things she heard from her daughter who also works here! Ms. Haapanen-Banzy has her bachelors in Translation Studies from Turku University in Finland as well as her paralegal certificate from Boston University. Ms. Haapanen-Banzy has been working in education for the past 25 years and cannot wait to continue her career here.
As a mother herself, Ms. Haapanen-Banzy's nurturing demeanor shines through daily. Ms. Haapanen-Banzy is excited to get to know our community here and can’t wait to help nurture our students into successful human beings.
Curt and Rachel Van Emon are the proud owners of the Primrose School of Burlington.
We are passionate about early childhood education and we are dedicated to positively impacting children's lives in a safe and nurturing learning environment.
As parents of two children, we understand the multitude of factors that are considered when weighing different childcare options. Known for its accredited Balanced Learning curriculum, caring and experienced faculty, and overall dedication to quality educational child care, Primrose Schools is consistently recognized as the leader in educational child care and we are excited to be part of the Primrose family.
The high standards of early childhood education offered at Primrose Schools is invaluable for taking advantage of brain development between 0-5 and we are so happy to be able to provide children with the care and education that will prepare them for future success in school and in life.