Primrose School at Cahoon Commons

Our Staff

  • Ms. Sarahann Rice, Director

    Ms. Sarahann Rice

    Director

    Sarah Rice is the Director at Primrose School at Cahoon Commons starting in the summer of 2022. She's a graduate of Ashford University where she earned her A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently a student at Western Governors University where she’s studying Elementry Education. Mrs. Rice was born and raised in Washington state, her passion for Early Childhood Education began over 18 years ago when she became an assistant teacher for a toddler classroom. To further her experience with children and families Mrs. Rice provided in-home care for children with special needs. In 2012 Mrs. Rice opened a Child Development home. During her time as an in-home provider she focused on providing families with quality care, her passion for children and desire for excellence led her through National Accreditation and working with Washington’s Quality Rating Improvement System. As her children aged out of Early childhood, she excepted a role as a Quality Rating Improvement System coach. As a coach in Washington, she supported other family child care providers, with achieving their educational goals, the accreditation process, health and safety, interactions, and environment. In 2017 Mrs. Rice’s family relocated to Nevada before leaving she received the Child Care Aware Coaching award for her region. She continued coaching for the Quality Rating Improvement System in Nevada. In Nevada, she gained experience supporting Directors and teachers in center-based and school district programs and providing state-approved training for Early Childhood Education professionals. Mrs. Rice’s time in Nevada came to an end during the Summer of 2021, her family relocated to Virginia. Since arriving in Virginia Mrs. Rice has worked as an Independent contractor doing CLASS ( Classroom Assessment Scoring Systems) Observations and providing rating visits for Virginia Quality’s Quality Rating Improvement System. She is thrilled to become part of the Primrose staff and looks forward to working with families and the Primrose teaching team.

  • Ms. Sarah Mathena, Assistant Director

    Ms. Sarah Mathena

    Assistant Director

    I’m Ms. Sarah Mathana, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Sarah Mathena 

    Hometown: Williamsburgh, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: 10 years  administrative.experince working i n a business office setting.  Certification on Quickbook. 

    Favorite food: Indian Food and Macaroni & Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping and Crafting

    Favorit children's book:  Oh, the places you will go  -  by Dr. Suess

    What I'm most excited about this school year:   Seeing all the smiles and meeting the children

     

  • Ms. Mariah Simon, Office Manager

    Ms. Mariah Simon

    Office Manager

    Mariah Simon, was born and raised in the Hampton roads area. She has been in childcare for 10 years. She has worked with all ages and loved every single one of them. She has taken on leadership responsibilities in her previous positions working in licensed childcare programs.  When not at work, she is doing all sort of things with my family. She is mom to 2 little boys ages 4 and 2 and they keep her on her toes. She is super excited to join the Primrose family! Her favorite thing she is looking forward to, is meeting and getting to know all of the families.  She loves that she will get to see every child in the school.

  • Ms. Katrina Lamer, Education Coach

    Ms. Katrina Lamer

    Education Coach

    Mrs Lamer is our Education Coach at Cahoon Commons. She is a student at Old Dominion University studying for a B.S in Sociology with a concentration in Philosophy.  Mrs. Lamer started her career in the early childhood education while working in 2019 with children ages 6-weeks through elementary school. Mrs. Lamer believes and uses gentle guidance with children as well as staff.

    We are excited to have her on our team and look forwrard to her supporting our teachers. 

  • Mr. Torsten Nonnenmacher, Maintenance Director

    Mr. Torsten Nonnenmacher

    Maintenance Director
  • Mr. Gianfranco Polverino, Facility Manager

    Mr. Gianfranco Polverino

    Facility Manager
  • Ms. Tiffany Alexander, Food Service Assistant

    Ms. Tiffany Alexander

    Food Service Assistant

    Get to know Ms. Alexander: 

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Experience: I have worked for over 20 years in the food

    service industry with 16 years of management experience.

    Favorite sports team: Eagles

    Favorite food: Fried chicken and anything in gravy

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: All the Berenstain Bear books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited

    to gain new experiences!

  • Ms. Anessa Butler, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Anessa Butler

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.  ’m Ms. Anessa Butler  I  want to  tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:   Anessa Butler

    Hometown:  Chesapeake,  Virginia

    Childcare Experience: I have over 10 years experience working with children in and Early Preschool environment. Graduate of Tidewater Community College.

    Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the babies and staff.

  • Ms. Nikki Thorne, Infant Teaher

    Ms. Nikki Thorne

    Infant Teaher

    I’m  Ms. Thorne, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Ms. Nikki Thorne

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare ExperienceI’ve worked at a Montessori School for 18 years, working with Toddlers and in various classroom programs.  Worked as the school Office Manager and Medical Assistant.

    Favorite sports team Boston Celtics

    Favorite food: Jerk Chicken & Rice & Peas

    Favorite weekend activity: Netflix

    Favorite children’s book:  Super Fudge

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Peanut

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know and care for the children at Primrose.

  • Ms. Kydria Haynes, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kydria Haynes

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I’m Ms. Kydria Haynes, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:Kydria Haynes

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: Over 3 years experience working with children in childcare setting ages 6 weeks – 12 year old.

    Favorite sports team:  Eagles, Warriors & Lakers

    Favorite food: Subway, Chicken & Steak

    Favorite weekend activity: Wash my car, relax, play or exercise

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs & Ham & Junie B. Jones

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning

    More and teaching more.

  • Ms. Josephine Moore, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Josephine Moore

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I’m Ms. Josephine Moore,  I  want to tell you a little about me. 

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.   I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Josephine Moore

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Experience: I’ve had 5 years experience working with a variety of ages of children in a childcare environment.  I’m also a mom of 3 children.

    Favorite sports team: Steelers

    Favorite food: Chinese Food

    Favorite weekend activity: going to the beach

    Favorite children’s book: One Fish Two Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the kids and participating in Primrose activities.

  • Ms. Katherine Button, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Katherine Button

    Toddler Teacher

    I’m Ms. Katherine Button, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Katherine Button

    Hometown: Manchester, Connecticut

    Childcare Experience:  Worked with children in an After School Program during High School and a In-Home Childcare during College.  Private Nanny for children birth – 4 years. Currently attend college pursuing a degree in Psychology to become a Behavior Specialist.

    Favorite sports team: Buffalo Bills

    Favorite food: Macaroni & Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity:  Playing with 1 & 2 year old daughters

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon

    What I’m most excited about this school yearWatching the children grow in their language development

  • Ms. Natalia Hillenburg, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Natalia Hillenburg

    Toddler Teacher

    I’m  Ms. Hillenburg, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Ms. Natalia Hillenburg

    Hometown: Redding California

    Childcare ExperienceI have worked for 10 years working with children.  Volunteered at my church in the childcare program with infants and elementary age children. I received my Associates Degree an interested in becoming an Register Nurse.

    Favorite food: Italian, Mexican & Greek

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my son, dog & husband.

    Favorite children’s book:  Ferdinan the Bull

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Billy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the milestones children reach..

     

     

  • Ms. Abby Armstrong, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Abby Armstrong

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other. 

    I’m  Ms. Abby Armstrong, I  want to tell  you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Abby Armstrong

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare ExperienceOver 2 years experience working in childcare.  Mother of a 7 year old and very caring.

    Favorite sports team:  Washington Nationals, Miami Dolphins

    Favorite foodPizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Yoga/Biking & All Outdoor Activities

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being apart of the Primrose Team.  Meeting all the children.

     

  • Ms. Ashley Miller, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Miller

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Ashley Miller, I want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of

    professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re

    also a family and we care for every child as though they were our

    own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing

    environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Ashley Miller

    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: Currently attending Tidewater Community

    College pursuing a bachelors in teaching.

    Favorite sports team: Greenbay Packers

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking or going to the beach

    Favorite children’s book: “Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing”

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am very excited

    to get to know the children.

  • Ms. Breana Cross, Wonder Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Ms. Breana Cross

    Wonder Early Preschool Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Cross  I  want to  tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:   Ms. Breana Cross

    Hometown:  Chesapeake,  Virginia

    Childcare Experience: 2 years experience working with 2 year olds in school aged children in a childcare environment.  Enjoyed watching them meet their milestones and grow.

    Favorite Sports Team:  Dallas Cowboys

    Favorite foodChicken Nuggets

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the beach and spending time with friends.

    Favorite children’s book: There was an old lady that swallowed a fly

    Primrose character I most relate toKatie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kids and watching them grow.

  • Ms. RickiRenee Brown

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    I’m Ms. Brown I  want to  tell you a little about me. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:   RickiRenee Brown

    Hometown:  Norfolk,  Virginia

    Childcare Experience: I have worked in a childcare environment for over 3 years.  I have raised 2 of my nephews and a 2 year old goddaughter.

    Favorite food: Steak & Shrimp

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching children movies with my nephews and goddaughter.

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate toKatie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To share my knowledge with the kids and help them become the best

    version of themselves.

  • Ms. Paige Sanders, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Paige Sanders

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    I’m Ms. Paige Sanders,  I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Paige Sanders

    Hometown: Maryland

    Childcare Experience: Over 4 years experience teaching

    Pre-K in a childcare center.  Worked with Sunday School for several years.  Graduated from Beacon College in Florida with a BA Degree major in Hospitality and minor in Education. 

    Favorite food: Vegetables & Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading & Writing

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Suess

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby, because I believe each child has a voice and wants to be heard.

    What I’m most excited about this school year:  

    Meeting my class and getting to know each child.

  • Ms. Samidha Golston, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Samidha Golston

    Wonder Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m  Ms. Goldston, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Samidha Golston

    Hometown: Houston, Texas

    Childcare ExperienceI have 18 years of experience working with children of all ages.  I love working with children.  My goal is to teach students new things everyday.  I love to teach Spanish and sign to young students. I’m very excited about working with Primrose to prepare your child for the next level

    Favorite sports team:  Cowboys

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity:  Shopping & Decorating

    Favorite children’s book:  Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate toAll of them.  Og Is my favorite.

    What I’m most excited about this school yearMeeting new students.

     

  • Ms. Sandra Mulhern, Wonder Support Teacher  (Seasonal)

    Ms. Sandra Mulhern

    Wonder Support Teacher (Seasonal)

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Sandra Mulhern, I want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of

    professional teachers and childcare education specialists.

    We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they

    were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a

    secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a

    love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Sandra Mulhern

    Hometown: Lutz, Florida

    Childcare Experience: Mother of 3 sons. I've been very

    instrumental in their schooling. I currently volunteer with the Boy

    Scouts of America.

    Favorite sports team: Reds

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming in warm weather

    Favorite children’s book: “Little Red Hen”

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new

    people and kids.

  • Ms. Sharon Phillips, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Sharon Phillips

    Wonder Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Denise Phillips, I want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Denise Phillips

    Hometown: Chesapeake Virginia

    Childcare Experience: Public school teacher, worked with preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school.

    Favorite sports team: Tennis, soccer, and gymnastic

    Favorite food: salads, backed chicken, veggies

    Favorite weekend activity: Games and movies

    Favorite children’s book: “Peter Rabbit”

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: moving to a new home!

  • Ms. Jennifer Shipp, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer Shipp

    Wonder Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Jennifer Shipp, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Jennifer Shipp

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: I have worked with children since I was 10 years old babysitting. I also have 4 children of my own, and I am self taught on sign language.

    Favorite food: I love seafood and Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: I enjoy camping and swimming

    Favorite children’s book: I Love You Forever

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin- Birthday’s are always a big celebration and art is my favorite!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited to make new friends.

  • Ms. Braley Schreick, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Braley Schreick

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Jasmine Ellis, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Jasmine Ellis

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    I’m Ms. Jasmine Ellis,  I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Jasmine Ellis

    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Experience: 6 years experience working in a childcare environment with children of various ages.  Currently working on completing my Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Certificate.

    Favorite sports team: Cowboys/Chiefs

    Favorite food: Pizza, waffles, egg rolls, hot wings and cereal.

    (I love them all equally)

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping at Target, Reading & Cooking

    Favorite children’s bookLittle Blue Truck series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To

    start a new journey here at Primrose. Growing with

    class, co-teacher and families.

     

  • Ms. Elizalynn Little, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Elizalynn Little

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Elizalynn Little, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Elizalynn Little

    Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: I have 5 years experience working in a childcare environment.  I have a Preschool Child Development Associate Certificate.

    Favorite Sports Team:  Steelers & Eagles

    Favorite foodKorean BBQ, Pizza, Wings & Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping at Target, Spending time with my husband and dog, catching up with my mom on the phone

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree & Dr. Seuss books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin, because I love doing crafty Birthday’s are always a big celebration and D.I.Y. Projects. What I’m most excited about this school year:  Meeting the new families and kids that will be in my classroom.  Also, excited about meeting the staff/teachers.

     

  • Ms. Charis Pope, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Charis Pope

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other. I’m Ms. Charis Pope, I want to tell you a little about me.

     

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of

    professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also

    a family and we care for every child as though they were our own.

    And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing

    environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Charis Pope

    Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

    Childcare Experience: I have over 3 years of experience working

    with children. Graduate of Regent University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Experienced licensed ABA Therapist.

    Favorite sports team: Lakers

    Favorite food: Pasta w/o meat ( I am a Vegetarian)

    Favorite weekend activity: Taking walks

    Favorite children’s book: “ I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Christmas

  • Ms.  Krashauna Williams, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Krashauna Williams

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    I’m Ms. Krashauna Williams , I want to tell you a little about me. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Krashauna Williams

    Hometown: Elizabeth City, NC

    Childcare Experience: 7 years working with children in a licensed environment. Graduate of The College of the Albemarle with an Associates of Applied Sciences and Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education birth through 5 years.

    Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

    Favorite food: Lasagna and chicken wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to Movie theater

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Relocating and starting my desired career

  • Ms. Tanea Winston, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Tanea Winston

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    I’m Ms. Winston, I want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Tanea Winston

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare Experience have experience working in a family-owned child development center from an early age.I have 4 years experience working in a licensed childcare program. Currently attending Old Dominion University.

    Favorite sports team: USA Olympic Teams

    Favorite food: Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp & Cucumber Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Laying in bed watching Netflix!

    Favorite children’s book: Maisy’s Weather Book

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning

    about each child and teaching them everything they need

    to know! Helping them explore all of their creative ways!

  • Ms. Jemeeka McCotter, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Jemeeka McCotter

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    I’m  Ms. McCotter, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Jameeka McCotter

    Hometown: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

    Childcare ExperienceI have over 18 years experience in education.  I have worked in various settings, to include public school, daycare centers and Boys & Girls Club.

    Favorite sports team:  Carolina Panthers

    Favorite food: Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity:  Visiting family

    Favorite children’s book:  If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate toLibby

    What I’m most excited about this school yearBeing able to teach the students something new and seeing the rewarding look on their faces accomplish it.

  • Ms. Ashley Mundon, Venture Program Support Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Mundon

    Venture Program Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Ashley Mundon-Barrett, I  want to tell you a little about me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name:  Ashley Mundon-Barnett

    Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: Over 7 years as a lead teacher and Assistant Director at a licensed childcare. Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Tidewater Community College.

    Favorite Sports Team:   Duke & where ever Lebron James is J

    Favorite foodFlatbread Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading & Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Brown Bear Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate toKatie

    What I’m most excited about this school year:  Meeting the new families and kids that will be in my classroom.  Also,

    excited about meeting the staff/teachers.

     

  • Ms. Carly Xayasine, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Carly Xayasine

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Ms. Princess Butler, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Princess Butler

    Explorer Teacher
  • Ms. Jalesa Credle, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Jalesa Credle

    Explorer Teacher

    I’m Ms. Credle, I  want to tell you a little about me. 

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.  I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Jalesa Credle

    Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia

    Childcare Experience: 9 years experience working in public school aftercare programs.  Over a year experience working in a licensed childcare. 

    Favorite sports team: University of North Carolina (UNC)

    Favorite food: Chicken Wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Sporting evets/outings with friends

    Favorite children’s book: A Bad Case of Strips

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Helping children grow and accomplish goals.  

  • Ms. Cynthia Moore, Wonder Support Teacher (seasonal)

    Ms. Cynthia Moore

    Wonder Support Teacher (seasonal)
  • Ms. Natasha Seamster, Support Teacher (seasonal)

    Ms. Natasha Seamster

    Support Teacher (seasonal)

    Currently employed with the Chesapeake Public School System as a Teacher Assistant. She is a student at Tidewater Community College. Previous Primrose Kindergarten Assistant & Explorer Teacher.


  • Ms. Ronda Thomas, Venture Support Teacher (seasonal)

    Ms. Ronda Thomas

    Venture Support Teacher (seasonal)

    Currently employed with the Chesapeake Public School System as a Teacher Assistant. Graduate from Tidewater Community College with an Associates in Early Childhood.

  • Tonya Gill & Claudia Macon, Franchise Owner

    Tonya Gill & Claudia Macon

    Franchise Owners

    We are the proud owners of the Primrose School at Cahoon Commons (established in 2009) & Primrose School at Edinburgh Commons (established in 2020). Inspiring your child to a future filled with academic achievements is both your goal and ours. Our balanced accredited curriculum provides both a child directed Montessori style and a teacher directed philosophy in all programs. We deliver the best and most trusted early education and childcare for families in our service area. We believe that a successful school requires close relationships with parents and excellent ongoing communication. We are partners in supporting your child and we are committed to providing your child an enriching early education curriculum and character development program that prepares them for their future success. Primrose School at Cahoon Commons is centrally located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake just off of Cedar Road near Wal-Mart at Cahoon Commons. Primrose School at Edinburgh Commons is located off Highway 168 in Chesapeake just off Hilllcrest Parkway near Walmart at Edinburgh Commons.    We hope you will visit us soon for your childcare needs.

    Claudia Macon (pictured right): I graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Finance, and a M.B.A. degree. I have spent the past 26 years working in higher education at Tidewater Community College, the second largest community college in Virginia. Additionally, I also proudly serve as a Captain in the United States Navy Reserves, with 28 years of service. I am a Board Member of the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA and a Member of the Chesapeake Chamber Women's Division. I manage the school's business administration and educational curriculum.

    Tonya Gill (pictured left): I graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Business. After nineteen (19) years of dedicated service, many of those years serving the Chesapeake Community, I left a long term position with the United Way of South Hampton Roads as Senior Director of Resource Development to become the onsite owner of the Cahoon Commons location. I am an Executive Board Member of the Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA, Member of the Chesapeake Chamber Women's Division, Chesapeake Public School Career & Technology Center Advisory Board Member and Board Member of the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority. My Primrose responsibilities include managing the school's marketing, enrollment experience, and supporting the Leadership Teams daily operations.

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