Primrose School of Castle Rock

Our Staff

  • Stephanie Kalous, Executive Director/Primrose Consultant

    Stephanie Kalous

    Executive Director/Primrose Consultant

    Stephanie has worked for Shawn and Linda for 6 years serving as a Director at both Primrose School of Castle Rock and Primrose School of Lone Tree. Stephanie has been in the Early Childhood Field for 15 years and has loved every minute of it. Before becoming a Director, Stephanie was a Preschool Teacher. Once Stephanie became Director Qualified, she found out her real passion for being in a leadership role. Stephanie and her husband Trevor both grew up in rural Northeast Colorado where farming and ranching played a big part of their lives. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys doing anything that deals with agriculture, planting flowers, gardening, and spending time with her family. She now is consulting for both Primrose School of Castle Rock and Primrose School of Lone Tree.

  • Vanessa O'Neel, Director of Operations

    Vanessa O'Neel

    Director of Operations

    Vanessa is excited to be joining the Leadership Team here at Primrose! She has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 15 years, and in Leadership for over 3 years. She is passionate about creating a safe place for children to thrive and make a difference. Her mission is to ensure that each child at Primrose Castle Rock feels happy, healthy, and knows they are valued and their voice matters. She is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, but Denver has been home for the last 10 years. When she is not at work, you can find her hiking with her 11-year-old puggle, Penny Lane, playing piano, singing, or watching movies with her partner, James. She looks forward to partnering with you to help your child meet their academic and social goals and develop a lifetime love of learning!

  • Jill Moorman, Director of Parent Communications

    Jill Moorman

    Director of Parent Communications

    Jill joined Primrose School of Castle Rock in 2007 as an INS. She has 40 years’ experience in early childhood education. She is married with two children and two dogs. She enjoys hanging out with her grandchildren, reading, and volunteering at her church of 30 years. Her favorite part of working at Primrose is being able to be a part of their development and growth and watch their personalities develop.

  • Ms. Maren, Education Coach/Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maren

    Education Coach/Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Melissa, Chef

    Ms. Melissa

    Chef
  • Ms. Lizzy, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Ms. Lizzy

    Infant Nursery Supervisor
  • Ms. Bree, Lead Teacher - Older Infants

    Ms. Bree

    Lead Teacher - Older Infants
  • Ms. Abbi, Teacher Assistant- Infants

    Ms. Abbi

    Teacher Assistant- Infants
  • Ms. Vanessa, Infant Support Staff

    Ms. Vanessa

    Infant Support Staff
  • Ms. Madi, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Madi

    Lead Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Jenny, Lead Teacher - Early Preschool I

    Ms. Jenny

    Lead Teacher - Early Preschool I
  • Ms. Krystal, Teacher Aide- Early Preschool I

    Ms. Krystal

    Teacher Aide- Early Preschool I
  • Ms. Megan, Lead Teacher - Early Preschool II

    Ms. Megan

    Lead Teacher - Early Preschool II
  • Ms. Sophia, Teacher Aide- Early Preschool II

    Ms. Sophia

    Teacher Aide- Early Preschool II
  • Ms. Kay, Lead Teacher - Early Preschool III

    Ms. Kay

    Lead Teacher - Early Preschool III
  • Ms. Hui-Ching, Teacher Assistant- Early Preschool III

    Ms. Hui-Ching

    Teacher Assistant- Early Preschool III
  • Ms. Jerlene, Lead Teacher - Preschool A

    Ms. Jerlene

    Lead Teacher - Preschool A
  • Ms. Maria, Lead Teacher- Preschool B

    Ms. Maria

    Lead Teacher- Preschool B
  • Mr. John, Lead Teacher - Pre-K A

    Mr. John

    Lead Teacher - Pre-K A
  • Ms. Dina, Teacher Assistant- Pre-K A

    Ms. Dina

    Teacher Assistant- Pre-K A
  • Ms. Taylor, Lead Teacher- Pre-K B

    Ms. Taylor

    Lead Teacher- Pre-K B
  • Ms. Marisol, Teacher Aide- Pre-K B

    Ms. Marisol

    Teacher Aide- Pre-K B
  • Ms. Jocelyne, Lead Float Teacher

    Ms. Jocelyne

    Lead Float Teacher
  • Mr. Roman, Support Staff

    Mr. Roman

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Eden, Support Staff

    Ms. Eden

    Support Staff
  • Linda and Shawn Batterberry, Franchise Owner

    Linda and Shawn Batterberry

    Franchise Owners

    Mrs. Linda and Dr. Shawn Batterberry have been the proud owners of Primrose School of Lone Tree for 20 years, opening their doors on April 3rd, 2000. They have had the honor of educating 1000s of children throughout the years. They have taken this responsibility very seriously and thank all of their families for entrusting them with their most prized possession.

    They opened their second school, Primrose School of Castle Rock on July 27th, 2007.

    Linda and Shawn are Primrose Franchising Company Presidential Award winners, an award given to a select few franchisees for excellence in the care and education provided to their students.

    Both are originally from North Dakota. Linda grew up in a rural farming community near the Canadian border. She attended Bismarck Junior College where she met Shawn; they have been married for 37 years. Linda went to work for a local family owned meat processing company as an accounts manager after graduating from college.

    Shawn grew up in a family of educators, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Moorhead State University and became a social studies teacher. He continued his education journey and earned two Master's Degrees. He completed his PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership studies from The Ohio State University in 1997.

    Shawn accepted the pricipalship position at South High School, one of 10 inner Denver high schools. They moved their family to Denver and he served as principal for 8 years. Shawn was named 2001 Colorado Principal of the Year, which was the first Principal of the Year award Denver Public Schools had ever received.

    The Batterberrys have three grown children, who all attended Primrose when they were toddlers, pre-kindergarteners and for before and after school care.

    Linda and Shawn chose to open both of their Primrose Schools because quality educational child care was so hard to find.

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