Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Canton

Our Staff

  • Ms. ​Melissa Kerley, Director

    Ms. ​Melissa Kerley


    My name is Melissa Kerley and I am the Director at Primrose School of Canton. I come to Primrose with 17 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. My first ten years consisted of teaching pre-kindergarten, junior kindergarten, and private kindergarten. The past seven years have been in Early Education Administration - most recently working as a Director of a premier childcare facility. I currently live in Northville. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, horseback riding, and traveling.

    I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Art in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University. My favorite part of being a director is watching the children grow, learn, and play. I am excited to be at Primrose School of Canton and looking forward to making connections with the families and staff members!

  • Ms. Heaslip, Assistant Director

    Ms. Heaslip

    Assistant Director

    My name is Lauren, and I am the Assistant Director at Primrose School of Canton. I come to Primrose with over 5 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and 3 years of experience working for Children’s Protective Services. I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Youth Services. I live in South Lyon with my fiancé and my son. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and going to concerts.

    I chose Primrose because of its unique Balanced Learning Approach to teaching. I like how Primrose puts an emphasis on character development within the curriculum and how they focus on the whole child. My favorite thing about working with children is the joy and happiness that they can find in the simplest, every day mundane things. It helps remind me to enjoy all the little things in life. I am excited to get to know all of you and your children as we nurture them and help them grow!

  • Ms. Vandevelde, Education Coach

    Ms. Vandevelde

    Education Coach

    My name is Becca and I'm the Education Coach at the Primrose School of Canton. I come with 10+ years of experience as an early education teacher, summer camp coordinator, and most recently an Assistant Director. I currently reside in Southeast Michigan. In my free time, I enjoy going on walks, watching football, getting my nails done, reading, doing crafts, and spending time with my family. I have a beautiful niece that lives in North Carolina with my brother. I chose Primrose School of Canton because of the positive atmosphere and all the areas of learning in the curriculum. I also love working so closely with all the teachers and children every day and being part of their learning! I am excited to meet your family and working with your children!

  • Ms. Modson, Teacher

    Ms. Modson

  • Ms. Smith, Teacher

    Ms. Smith

  • Ms. Thornton, Teacher

    Ms. Thornton

  • Ms. Hampton, Teacher

    Ms. Hampton

  • Ms. Smith

  • Ms. Turi

  • Ms. Williams-Buckley, Teacher

    Ms. Williams-Buckley

  • Ms. Lamus

  • Ms. Carthage, Teacher

    Ms. Carthage

  • Ms. Blake

  • Ms. Karmakar (Ms. K), Teacher

    Ms. Karmakar (Ms. K)

  • Ms. Collins, Teacher

    Ms. Collins

  • Ms. Johnson, Teacher

    Ms. Johnson

  • Ms. Shah, Teacher

    Ms. Shah

  • Ms. Sanders, Teacher

    Ms. Sanders

  • Ms. Hill, Teacher

    Ms. Hill

  • Ms. Bennett, Teacher

    Ms. Bennett

  • Ms. Bodenham, Teacher

    Ms. Bodenham

  • Ms. Bulmus, Teacher

    Ms. Bulmus

  • Ms. Chisholm, Teacher

    Ms. Chisholm

  • Ms. Cross

  • Ms. Robinson

  • Ms. Stanko

  • Ms. Carter, Teacher

    Ms. Carter

  • Ms. Mondro

  • Chef Watkins, Food Service Teacher

    Chef Watkins

    Food Service Teacher

Franchise Owner

We are the Patel family, residents of Canton and the proud owners of the Primrose School of Canton. We are the parents to an adventurous 2-year old son and a curious newborn daughter.

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