Primrose School of Columbus Downtown

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Megan Stauffer, Executive Director, Operations

    Mrs. Megan Stauffer

    Executive Director, Operations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Megan Stauffer and I am the Executive director of Operations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been in a leadership position with Primrose the last several years. I was previously the Director at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as well as the Assistant Director and Curriculum Coordinator at the Primrose School at Pinnacle. Before that I was a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at the Primrose School of Hilliard at Mill Run and loved the Primrose philosophy. Before Primrose, I worked at Life Time Fitness as the Children's Activities Department Head for five years. I have always had a passion for children. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional School Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Lindsay Trent, Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

    Mrs. Lindsay Trent

    Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Lindsay Trent. I am the Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. I have over sixteen years of experience working with children of all ages. I was the School Director at the Primrose School at Pinnacle for four years; I was a Preschool teacher, Pre-Kindergarten teacher, and Curriculum Coordinator at another Primrose location. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Indie Terry, Executive Director, Business Affairs

    Mrs. Indie Terry

    Executive Director, Business Affairs

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Indie Terry I am the Executive Director of Business Affairs for the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I have worked with Natosha and Ehab Eskander for the last ten years in different aspects of their business. I have ten children of my own and eleven grandchildren. I am excited to help all of the families and Leadership Teams in all of the Primrose locations!

  • Mrs. Ashlee Absten, Regional DIrector

    Mrs. Ashlee Absten

    Regional DIrector

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Ashlee Absten and I am one of the Regional Directors at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I have a Master’s degree in Education Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University. I have been with Primrose for 5 years and have served as the Assistant Director and Director at our Canal Winchester location! I have loved watching the school, students, and teachers grow and reach milestones during this time. In my free time I love to read and spend time with my husband and 2 sons doing anything outdoors. I look forward to meeting and getting to know the children and families at all of our Primrose Schools! 

  • Mrs. Annie Lichtinger, Regional Director

    Mrs. Annie Lichtinger

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Annie Lichtinger and I am one of the Regional Directors at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Wright State University and a Master's Degree from Ohio University. I've cared for children since I was young including my own three sons. I was previously the Assistant Director at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester and the Administrative Assistant as well as a Preschool Teacher at the Primrose School of Grandview. My favorite part about working in our schools is getting to know all of the students, families, and staff!

  • Mrs. Nichole Carpenter, Regional Director

    Mrs. Nichole Carpenter

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Nichole Carpenter and I am one of the Regional Directors at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview.  I graduated from Wittenberg University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Childhood Education. I have worked in childcare for over 12 years. I worked with the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as the Assistant Director for 3 years and then served as Director for 4 years. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters. I am excited to continue my career with Primrose and look forward to meeting all the children and families at our Primrose schools and watching them grow!  

  • Ms. Shannon Shultz, Director In-Training

    Ms. Shannon Shultz

    Director In-Training

    Hello, my name is Ms. Shannon Shultz. I am a School Director for Primrose Schools. I have been with Primrose for more than 6 years. I started as a Young Infant teacher and progressed to an Education Coach and then a Director role. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Speech and Hearing Science. In my free time, I enjoy going to OSU basketball games and riding my bike – I am a 6-year participant in the Pelotonia ride! I am looking forward to meeting new families and getting to know all of the children here at Primrose!

  • Mrs. Taylor McGee, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Taylor McGee

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Taylor McGee. I am the Assistant Director here at Primrose. I attended classes at Shawnee State University in Early Childhood Education and then transferred to Ohio University in Chillicothe. I was previously a Primrose teacher for seven years as an Older Infant and Early Preschool teacher. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my three girls and family. I am so excited to get to know everyone at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Mrs. Rachel Ricker, Education Coach

    Mrs. Rachel Ricker

    Education Coach

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Rachel Ricker and I am the Education Coach here at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown. I have worked with children for over a decade. Most recently, I taught middle school students and I'm excited to start the journey with Primrose. My favorite aspect of teaching is knowing that I am preparing kiddos for the future. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dogs, feeding my chickens, and fixing up my old barn house. I also love to read and play video games. I am looking forward to getting to know the families at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Zaria Walker, Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Zaria Walker

    Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, my name is Zaria and I am so excited to be apart of Primrose. I am from Columbus and in my free time I like to bake as well as take my son to the park and COSI. I am so excited for this school year and to meet my new students. I cannot wait to watch them learn and grow to their full potential throughout this school year!

  • Ms. Anastasia Jackson, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anastasia Jackson

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Anastasia Jackson and I am a Preschool Teacher here at Primrose. I have several years of child care experience. I love being outside when it’s warm out. I also enjoy spending time and bonding with others. Working with children brings me so much joy and I’m very excited to join the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Lauren Chiang, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lauren Chiang

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Lauren and I am a Preschool Teacher here at Primrose. I just graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. This is my first experience with formal childcare but I grew up with a lot of younger siblings and spent summers baby-sitting. What I love about teaching is watching the students learn about the world they live in as well as themselves. I love listening to music and podcasts, as well as swimming and hiking. What I am most looking forward to this coming year at Primrose is gaining experience and connecting with the children. I have always loved kids and I am so excited to be part of the Primrose team!

  • Ms. Allison Eason, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Allison Eason

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Allison Eason and I am a Preschool Teacher here at Primrose. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Marshall University and was a high school science teacher for three years. I love seeing students light up when they learn or discover something new. After I had my own daughter, I was inspired to teach younger children. In my free time, I like to play video games, cross stich, and explore the parks around Columbus. I’m looking forward to helping students grow here at Primrose and nurture their natural need to explore and learn!

  • Ms. Halimo Hassan, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Halimo Hassan

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Halimo Hassan and I am a Preschool Pathways Teacher here at Primrose. I am from Tuscan, Arizona where I graduated high school and college. I have worked in classroom support positions for school age children. I love teaching, because children have an open mind to learning, and I can play a major role in their life by teaching them new things. In my free time, I enjoy listening to podcasts to continue my own learning. I’m excited to meet the families here at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown and make a difference in my students’ lives!

  • Ms. Journae Morris, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Journae Morris

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Journae Morris and I am a teacher here at Primrose. I am originally from Cleveland and relocated to Columbus for school. I graduated with an associates in Culinary Applied Sciences and have enjoyed cooking throughout my life. I am now transitioning into childcare and can't wait to spend time with my students. I love learning from children as much as I can and am looking forward to creating bonds with students and families. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my son having adventures and doing crafts!

  • Ms. Imani Link, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Imani Link

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Imani Link and I am a Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I have experience working with infants and toddlers. I love leading stimulating activities that help children achieve their developmental milestones. I love to read, sing, and dance with my students! My daughter also attends Primrose and I am excited for the both of us to meet all of the teachers, students, and families here at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Dina Abdelaziz, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Dina Abdelaziz

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Dina Abdelaziz and I am a Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I graduated with my High School Diploma and have gone on to pursue my education with Columbus State Community College. My previous child care experience includes being a nanny for five years and raising my own children. In my spare time, I enjoy learning and playing outside with my two daughters. I look forward to meeting and spending time with all the children and families at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Mr. Blake Schneider, Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Mr. Blake Schneider

    Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mr. Blake Schneider and I am a Infant/Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I previously worked with Primrose as a Food Service Teacher for four years. I have studied towards my Bachelors of Science at CSCC before pursuing my current studies in Emergency Medicine towards my ultimate goal in becoming a paramedic. I have a passion for children that fills my heart and inspires me. I enjoy all things outdoors, music, technology and many sports including boxing and college football. I look forward to meeting all of the children at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Tomika Brown, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tomika Brown

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Tomika Brown and I am a teacher at Primrose. I graduated from Bellefontaine High School and attended college at Heidelberg University. I love to watch football and track and field. I coach middle school track and enjoy spending time with my son. I have worked with children for 6 years in a mental and behavioral health setting. I am looking forward to learning more about the children and watching them grow! 

  • Ms. Daniela Ramos-Ochoa, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Daniela Ramos-Ochoa

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Daniela Ramos and I am an Infant teacher here at Primrose. I have lived my entire life in Columbus. I have an infant son and partner who are my everything. I am passionate about personal growth within myself, my family, and the children I care for. I love guiding and mentoring students to become the best versions of themselves! In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and watching television, hiking, visiting friends and cooking! I am most looking forward to meeting all the students and their families!

  • Ms. Kristin Evans, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kristin Evans

    Infant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Ms. Kristin Evans and I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose. I am from Ashville, Ohio. I attend school for Early Childhood Education and have two boys of my own. I enjoy helping children learn new skills and grow into their own personalities. I have been married to my husband for three years. We enjoy being outdoors and going camping. I can't wait for my journey here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Taylor Castle, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Taylor Castle

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Taylor Castle and I am an infant teacher here at Primrose. I have been in child care for 3 years now and love everything about my job. Teaching has alawys been a passion of mine. I love seeing the little people I care for grow up to be big people. In my free time I love running with my son and crocheting blankets for him. We are looking forward to everything that Primrose has to offer us! 

  • Ms. Kennedy Walker, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kennedy Walker

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Kennedy Walker and I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose. I graduated with my High School Diploma and some college experience in Business Management. In my previous experience I worked in customer service but am excited for this new journey in child care. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the park with my son Kamryn. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the children and families at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Charity Underwood, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Charity Underwood

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Charity Underwood and I am an infant teacher here at Primrose. I graduated from the Columbus Downtown High School. I have been working in childcare for the last four years. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and going on walks with my family. I am so excited to met all of the families at the school! 

  • Ms. Cierra Jordan-DeLaney, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Cierra Jordan-DeLaney

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Cierra Jordan-Delaney and I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose. I am so excited to be here and work with your children. I have been in childcare for a few years and love the opportunity to teach children and watch them grow. I love spending time with my daughter and family. I am currently in school getting my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I look forward to meeting all the staff, parents and children! 

  • Ms. Ginny Hubbard, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Ginny Hubbard

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Ginny Hubbard and I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose. I have my CDA and have taken many early childhood training courses. I have been working in the early childhood field for over thirty years and I truly enjoy it. In my free time, I enjoy camping with my husband. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the children and families at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Erica Roberts, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Erica Roberts

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Erica Roberts and I am one of the Young Infant Teachers here at Primrose. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Marketing from the University of Houston. I have previously worked with children of different age groups in nonprofit settings. In my spare time, I love taking pictures and spending time with my two pups! I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the children and families at The Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Mr. DaJaun Brooks, Food Service Teacher

    Mr. DaJaun Brooks

    Food Service Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mr. DaJaun Brooks and I am the Chef here at Primrose. This is my first year as a teacher and I am extremely excited to start my career here at Primrose. I have a lot of nieces and nephews and look forward to meeting all the students and families. I like being a teacher because of the experience to help a little one grow. I like singing and playing active games in my free time. I look forward to making many memories with staff and families.

  • Ms. Charlize Chapman, Support Teacher

    Ms. Charlize Chapman

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Charlize Chapman and I am a support teacher here at Primrose. I am new to childcare but I come from a big family and I love children. I previously volunteered at my aunt’s childcare center. I currently attend Grand Canyon University for Sociology. I love pizza and spending time with my dog and family. The thing I’m most excited about this year is building relationships with the families and staff of Primrose!

  • Ms. Alaysia Graham, Support Teacher

    Ms. Alaysia Graham

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Alaysia Graham and I am a Support Teacher here at Primrose. I have my High School Diploma and my childcare experience includes years of babysitting for family and friends. I’ve always enjoyed working with children, because I love helping them learn new things. In my spare time, I like to read and hang out with my cats. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the children and families at The Primrose School of Columbus Downtown!

  • Ms. Aminah Amadou, Support Teacher

    Ms. Aminah Amadou

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Aminah Amadou and I am a teacher here at Primrose. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and just recently moved to Ohio. I have 2 years of childcare experience working with children at summer camps. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and going to sporting events. I am most excited to learn fun and new things with all of the children! 

  • Ms. Sophia Patrick, Support Teacher

    Ms. Sophia Patrick

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Sophia Patrick and I am a support teacher here at Primrose. I am originally from Dayton, OH. I have over 10 years of experience working in enrichment childcare. In my freetime I enjoy going to the movies. I am excited to meet all of the families here at Primrose and look forward to learning and growing alongside the students.

  • Ms. Ashley Buechler, Support Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Buechler

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ashley Buechler and I am a support teacher here at Primrose. I am originaly from Mattapoisett, MA. My educational background is in theater but I am excited to begin my career in Early Childhood Education. In my free time I enjoy watching shows with my two children. I am excited to help the students grow in their creativity! 

  • Ms. Madison Hibbs, Support Teacher

    Ms. Madison Hibbs

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Hibbs and I am a support teacher here at the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown. I have my bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Alma College and I am studying Epidemiology at The Ohio State University. I have been working with children for 6 years in various settings. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I am excited to meet all of the families here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Abeer Hadad

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Abeer Hadad and I am a support teacher here at Primrose. I graduated from high schol here in Columbus and have been working in childcare for 2 years. On the weekends I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing games. I am looking forward to learning new things with the children! 

  • Natosha and Ehab Eskander, Franchise Owner

    Natosha and Ehab Eskander

    Franchise Owner

    Hello, we are Natosha and Ehab Eskander, the proud Franchise Owners of the new Primrose School of Columbus Downtown. Since opening our first preschool, the Primrose School at Pinnacle in December, 2009, we have seen the positive influence of the school’s top-notch teachers and curriculum on our own children, our students and the community. So we are truly honored to extend the Primrose experience to more children and families that live or work in the Columbus Downtown area.

    As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find a safe, nurturing and educational environment where you can leave your children while you’re away at work. When we discovered Primrose, we instantly felt the welcoming environment that we know parents are looking for. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. The school made such an impact on us that we decided to open our very own. In fact, two of our children graduated from our Private Kindergarten program at the Primrose School at Pinnacle.

    The importance of education has always been stressed throughout our lives and Primrose embodies all the values that we hold dear. We have seen how a quality early education foundation has positively impacted our children and we hope to share the benefits with your family.

    We look forward to meeting you!

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