Primrose School of Concordville

Our Staff

  • Christina Barker, Pennsylvania Regional Director

    Christina Barker

    Pennsylvania Regional Director

    Christina Barker is the Pennsylvania Regional Director. Christina graduated Cum Laude from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education. She has over 25 years of experience in education teaching both elementary and preschool age children. Christina has been happily married to her husband, Adam, for 25 years and they have 3 children. Her oldest daughter, Caitlin, is senior in college and an intern at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Her son, Gavin, is a freshman in college and is an avid soccer player. Her youngest daughter, Paige, is a junior in high school and is looking forward to her senior year. When not at Primrose, Christina enjoys spending time with her rescued German Shepard - Gunner, her English Labrador - JJ and her Czech German Shepard - Tilly. Her family is also fostering a Dutch German Shepard, Kozi, for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center who will eventually become a search and rescue working dog.

    A note from Mrs. Barker...

    I am beyond excited to be a part of the leadership team at the Primrose School of Concordville. I truly believe in the Primrose vision, “To deliver the best and most trusted early education and care for children.” The Primrose principles of service and proprietary Balanced Learning Curriculum along with passionate owners, leaders and teachers encourage children to develop curiosity, creativity, competence and compassion through a day of purposeful play and nurturing guidance. I look forward to helping the Primrose School of Concordville and the Primrose School of Exton become a part of their surrounding communities.

  • Kelly Kingsborough, School Director

    Kelly Kingsborough

    School Director

    Hello, my name is Kelly Kingsborough and I am from Ridley Park, PA. I attended Harcum College where I recieved my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have over 25 years of childcare experience. I have worked with all ages and have enjoyed the uniquness I have experienced with each one. I have been married for 23 years and have 2 children. My daughter is a senior at West Virginia University and my son is an Electrician Apprentice. My favorite weekend activities are hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach and walking my 2 dogs, Nova Jean & Frankie. My favorite food is loaded french fries and my favorite book is Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell, it teaches children to be confident and believe in yourself and the world will believe in you too. The Primrose character I most relate to would be Molly because I believe respecting others is very important. As Director, I look forward to building relationships with our students and families while continuing to be an integral part of the Concordville Community. 

  • Kristen Goddard, Assistant Director/Education Director

    Kristen Goddard

    Assistant Director/Education Director

    Hi, my name is Kristen Goddard and I am so excited to be part of the Primrose family. I am from West Chester, Pa and have lived there all my life. I am married to my wonderful husband, Kris for 21 years and we have two children. Ryan is a Temple Graduate and Jenna is studying to be a vet tech. I have worked in the Early Childhood Profession for over 30 years. I have been in classrooms with all ages from babies to Pre-Kindergarten and have enjoyed them all. My favorite children's book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and my favorite food is Shrimp Alfredo. On the weekends, I enjoy reading, relaxing by the pool and playing games with my family. I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Primrose and watching the children learn and grow.

     

  • Amanda Small, Assistant Director

    Amanda Small

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Amanda Small. I grew up in Ridley Township, but have lived the last four years in Avondale. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Neumann University with a BA in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a MS in Instructional Leadership in Education. I have over twelve years of teaching experience and most recently taught in both Lower and Upper Elementary classes at a Montessori school.

    My favorite children's books are the Pete the Cat books. When not at Primrose I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and watching movies.

  • Maria Sokalsky, Administrative Assistant

    Maria Sokalsky

    Administrative Assistant

    Hi, my name is Maria Sokalsky.  I joined Primrose in September 2022 as a support teacher and now can be found working at the front desk as an Administrative Assistant.  I grew up in Philadelphia and currently live in Garnet Valley with my husband, son, daughter and two dogs. I graduated from the University of Delaware and have been working and volunteering with children for the past 20 years in and out of my home. I spent 15 of those years with the Garnet Valley School District and Elam Hearts & Hands Preschool.

    When not at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with friends & family & going to craft fairs. I also work at Media Veterinarian Hospital as a receptionist.  Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman is my favorite children’s book & the Primrose friend I connect with the most is “Og the Bookworm” because we both love taking good “care” of everyone! I look forward to meeting each one of you & our time together this school year.

     

  • Rebecca Rakes, Chef

    Rebecca Rakes

    Chef

    A native of Nanjing China, Rebecca studied ballet for most of her early years at Nanjing Little Red Flower Performing School. After she graduated from Nanjing University she came to the United States and pursued a career in the food industry specializing in the production of Asian Cuisine.

    Rebecca married to her husband Jim Jordan. She is the proud mother of her daughter Rachael 14 and son James 11. Both honor students. She enjoys taking care of babies for family members and friends. She is passionate about working with young children from teaching children's martial arts and the study of Mandarin.

    Rebecca is proficient in several disciplines of martial arts holding black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do as well as training Jiu Jitsu.

  • Nancy Korejwo, Young Infant Teacher

    Nancy Korejwo

    Young Infant Teacher

    I'm Nancy Korejwo. I am the mother of two adult daughters, Nicole and Samantha. I grew up in Brookhaven and have lived in several different communities throughout Delaware County. I currently reside in Lansdowne with my oldest daughter and our cat Milkshake. I have over 20 years experience working with children of all ages. I received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware Community College in 2015.

    My favorite children's book is If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. On the weekends, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies and playing word games on my phone. The Primrose character I most relate to is Og because I love to read!

    I am most excited about helping our youngest students grow and develop.

  • Josepha A. Miller, Young Infant Teacher

    Josepha A. Miller

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Josepha Miller and I am from Cheyney, PA. I have worked in the child care profession for over 10 years with lots of experience with infants and toddlers. I have a Bachelors of Arts in History and I received my CDA in Infants and Toddlers.

    My favorite children's book is Pete the Cat and my favorite food is pasta. My favorite activity on the weekend is sleeping. The Primrose Character I relate to the most is Libby the Lamb because she stands for fairness which is so important.

    I am super excited to be working here at Primrose. I am enjoying learning all about the infants and watching them grow and learn.

  • Danielle Smith, Older Infant Teacher

    Danielle Smith

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Danielle Smith. I graduated high school in 2006 and obtained my CDA in infants and toddlers in 2009. I have worked with children of all ages for the last 15+ years. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn new things every day and hoping I make a difference in their lives.

    My favorite children’s book series is “Sideways Stories From Wayside School”. My favorite food is Mexican! In my spare time I love to spend every minute I can with my husband and our children. Our favorite things to do together are taking trips to Wildwood or Yogi Bear and seeing the Eagles and Flyers play.

  • Ally Martin, Older Infant Teacher

    Ally Martin

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hi! I am Ally Martin and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana but have been in Pennsylvania for about 2 years. I was a part-time nanny while I was in college and a full time nanny after I graduated. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Child Development and Counseling.

     

    My favorite food has to be sushi or any type of pasta. I love to relax in a hammock with a good book on the weekends. My favorite children’s book is The Rainbow Fish. My favorite Primrose Character is Katie.

     

    This school year, I am excited to help your children grow and learn new things.

  • Samantha Kirk, Older Infant Teacher

    Samantha Kirk

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Samantha Kirk and I wanted to share a little about myself. I grew up in a small town near Elysburg, PA just a few miles away from Knoebles Amusement Park. I have lived in Delaware County for over 13 years and have worked in Child Care for 3 years.

    I have six children total, four children of my own and two step children. I graduated high school in 2007 and acquired an associates degree in the Arts.

    My favorite food is authentic Mexican and on the weekends, you can find me spending time with my children.

    One of my favorite children’s book is Dear Zoo. I would say the Primrose character I relate to most is OG because I love to read.

    I am super excited to watch the children learn new and exciting things. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Stephanie Brown, Young Toddler Teacher

    Stephanie Brown

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi, I am Stephanie Brown.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am from Newark, Delaware where I have twenty years of working in various child care centers throughout the Newark and Bear area. I recently graduated from Post University with my Associates of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently working on my Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Studies.

    My favorite food is pizza, especially pepperoni! My favorite weekend activity is spending time watching movies or documentaries about real life crimes. I would say my favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Katie.I am always curious about meeting new people, their lives and anything else that pertains to their interests.

    What I am most excited about this school year is getting to know the children and their families as well as seeing the children’s growth and development.

  • Mashai Means, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mashai Means

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I am from Upper Darby, PA. I worked at Creative Caterpillars Kid, Connection Learning Center and at a Special Education School in Marple Township before coming to Primrose. I graduated from Upper Darby High School. My favorite foods are turkey wings and yellow rice. My favorite weekend activity is taking my son out to do fun activities together. My favorite children’s book is, "Pete The Cat". The Primrose character I most relate to is, Billy, because I love to play music and dance around. I am very excited to be here at Primrose getting to know your children and all the fun things we will learn together.

  • Tyesha Simon, Toddler Teacher

    Tyesha Simon

    Toddler Teacher

    I'm Ms. Tyesha Simon and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am originally from New York City. I moved to Pennsylvania last year in August. When I was 17, I began working part-time in an in-home day care. This is when I knew I wanted to work in the child care field. I am currently enrolled in Delaware County Community College pursing my degree in Early Childhood Education.

    My favorite food is pasta. My favorite weekend activity is movie night with my son. My favorite children's book is "If you give a Mouse a Cookie". The Primrose character I relate the most to is Molly the Cow. What I am most excited about this school year is getting to know all of the students and their families.

  • Rhajiah McBride, Toddler Teacher

    Rhajiah McBride

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Rhajiah (Ms. J).  At the age of 14, I helped my Grandmom with her summer camp and I knew from then I wanted to work with kids.  Twenty years later and with me becoming a foster parent, I still have that love and passion caring for kids and I still feel like it’s the best job ever! I’ve worked with infants and toddlers most of my years in the childcare field. In 2021, I decided to further my education in early childhood and I have received my CDA in infants and toddlers. And I plan on continuing with my associates then Bachelors.

    My favorite food is macaroni and cheese. My favorite color is purple. I love butterflies and elephants. My favorite activities to do is read, watch movies, shop, listen to music, dance, hang with family and decorate. My favorite childrens book is Pete the Cat, I Love my White shoes

  • Kathryn Stackhouse, Toddler Teacher

    Kathryn Stackhouse

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi, I am Ms. Kat! I am from Ridley, PA. Before coming to Primrose, I was a private nanny for 6 1/2 years and before that I babysat for all of my neighbors. I took the Child Development Course in high school as well as the child care class where we had children come in for half day classes. I studied at Delaware County Community College and received my business certificate from Widner University. 

    My favorite food is lemon yogurt. My favorite weekend activity is biking or hiking trails at our local parks after getting my favorite Pumpkin Starbucks drink. My favorite children's book is The Berenstein Bears. he Primrose character I relate to is Benjamin the Bear because spreading kindness is very important.

    I am most excited for our Halloween activities this school year and seeing all of our students dressed up in their Halloween Costumes. 

  • Chloe Cicala, Older Toddler Teacher

    Chloe Cicala

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hi! My name is Chloe Cicala. I’m from Drexel Hill PA, but have just recently relocated to Wilmington DE. I’ve been in childcare for 5 years now and hold a CDA in infants and toddlers. If I had to pick a favorite food I’d have to go with tacos, but pasta is a close second. My favorite children’s book is “Don’t Touch This Book” because I love interactive books and anything that lets children use their imagination! My favorite weekend activity is taking trips to our beach house and finding new things to do and see. While I love all the Primrose characters, the one I most relate to is Peanut the pony because he stands for honesty. Being honest to yourself and others is something I try to instill in all children within my care. I’m most excited to get to know each child and family and to take part in shaping their curiosity and knowledge of the world!

  • Nikki Lyn Murray, Older Toddler Teacher

    Nikki Lyn Murray

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Nikki, and I have leaved in many places in the United States and Europe. I was raised in the military life. I have made being a preschool teacher my career over the past 22 years. I have loved working with children even as a young teen babysitting all through high school. I have learned so much over the 22 years working professionally as a teacher. I went to Philadelphia Community College where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have many hours of trainings in all aspects of Early Childhood Education. I am also a mom of 3. My favorite food is Caesar salad with salmon or shrimp and seafood tacos. I enjoy reading and if it is warm and sunny you will find me at the beach. My favorite children's book is Oh the Places You'll Go because of all the possibilities life offers from childhood to being a young adult. I am looking forward to this coming year as well as becoming a member of the Primrose Family. I want to earn the trust of the children and resect of my co-workers.

  • Kaylee Barnes, Older Toddler Teacher

    Kaylee Barnes

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hi there! My name is Kaylee Barnes. I joined Primrose December 2022 as a support teacher but quickly became a teacher in our Toddler 3 room! I currently live in West Chester but I am originally from Lancaster County. I graduated from Pequea Valley High School in the year 2020. I previously worked in childcare at Building Blocks Learning Center in Malvern. This was the first step of me walking into teaching and I learned so much from those kids. I would work with children as young as infants, and as old as 12.


    My favorite food would be muffins or tacos! My favorite children's book would be “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” I find that children will read the book so many times and they will read along with me! My favorite weekend activity would be sipping on hot tea while stargazing. In the warmer weather, I would sit outside for hours and even do some astrophotography as my hobby. I would say that I relate to Og the most out of our awesome Primrose friends. Og teaches us about caring. I hope that I can guide every child under my care to realize how important it is to care for others and yourself. I hope they realize how beautiful of a character trait it truly is. I am most excited this year to watch the growth of each child as they develop more skills and qualities and see what they just might become one day.

  • Ciara Smith, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ciara Smith

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Ciara Smith. My hometown is Philadelphia Pa. I have been working with children for a little over 11 years. For part of those years, I worked with children with special needs in the school district. I went to school and received my CDA in childcare in 2009. I love children and enjoy helping them learn and seeing them develop throughout their young lives.

    My favorite food is fried fish (swai). On the weekend, I enjoy spending time with my 4 beautiful children and my husband. I love family time. My favorite children's book is Brown Bear. The primrose character I relate to is Percy the Rooster. This school year I'm excited about getting to know my students and helping them learn new things and develop.

  • Chante Emmens-Neal, Early Preschool Teacher

    Chante Emmens-Neal

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Chante Emmens-Neal. My home town is Chester, Pa. I have been working in the child care profession for 5 years. I have always had a passion for working with children since I was 13 years old.  I went to school to obtain my CDA and received it in June f 2021. I am also attending Ashworth College and I will receive my Associate Degree in the fall of 2022.

    My favorite food is seafood and rice. On the weekend, I love to enjoy quality time with my two children Tyairah and Makai. My favorite children’s book is Junie B. Jones books. The Primrose character that most relate to me is Percy the Rooster because she is caring person like me.

    I am excited to meet all the children and families. I can’t wait to see the children have  fun this year. I love to see them grow and develop.

  • Sophia Petkovic, Early Preschool Teacher

    Sophia Petkovic

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi! I am Sophia Petkovic. I live in Chichester, Pennsylvania. I live with my mom, dad, my little brother and my many pets! I graduated from Chichester High School in 2019. I am currently attending Delaware County Community College for Nursing. I have been working with children for nine years. My experience to childcare started early due to my little brother Christian having special needs. He has made such an impact on me and has formed me into the person I am today. My favorite food has to be pasta. I am never not in the mood for it! On the weekends, I love being outdoors and exploring new places. I absolutely love spending time with my friends and family. My favorite children’s book is “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes. It teaches children that it is okay to be different and that you should love yourself. The Primrose Character that I feel I relate to is Molly the Cow. Molly’s trait is that you should have respect for others. Having respect for others is very important to me and I believe everyone should be respected.

  • Hannah Collachi, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hannah Collachi

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! I am Ms. Hannah and I am excited to be in the Preschool Pathways Classroom. I knew I would enjoy working with children after taking a Child Development Class. I enjoyed learning all about children’s development and how to help them learn and grow. My favorite things to teach the children are the four seasons and friendship. I love coming up with sensory activities and reading stories to them.

     

    My Favorite children’s book is The Three Bears. I like to build a trustful relationship with children to give them a safe environment to learn and grow. I enjoy music and dancing. I also like to watch horror movies and explore spirituality and astrology.

  • Danielle Ulit, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Danielle Ulit

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi, my name is Danielle Ulit.  I’m originally from Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s in Health Behavior Science with a concentration in Health & Disability. I’ve always loved working with kids and look forward to making them smile! From volunteering to prior experience with child care, I find it very rewarding and enjoy making a positive impact in their lives.

    On the weekends, you can find me trying new foods or splurging on ice cream. “Good Night Moon” is one of my favorite children’s books.  Peanut the Pony and Percy the Rooster are Primrose characters I relate to the most and believe they have lessons people of any age can remember! This school year, I’m excited to watch your children bloom, learn, and share many laughs and fun!

  • Payton Possenti, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Payton Possenti

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Payton Possenti & I’m from Aston, Pa. I have been working with childcare for about 3 years now. I graduated from Garnet Valley High School in 2019, then went to East Stroudsburg University.  My favorite food is definitely sushi, I only like shrimp and crab though! On my spare time, I love hanging with my family and watching movies or Eagles games with them, and on the weekends, I occasionally hang with my best friend.

    My favorite children’s book would have to be “Don’t (let the pigeon drive the bus!”) It was one of my favorite books as a child and I still read because it’s super funny. The Primrose character I personally have a connection with is Og because I believe in caring. It’s dear to me because I believe showing you care can change your classroom, friendships, and family dynamics. Caring for others will show others to care about you and people as well. 

  • Joanna Rassias, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Joanna Rassias

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi, I am Joanna Rassias. I grew up & went to school in the Chadds Ford area.  I have loved and worked with kids from the birth of my little brother (who is 12 years younger than me); to babysitting in middle school; to my teacher academy experience in high school; to my college student teaching experiences. I have been a Pre K and Kindergarten teacher & came from the Primrose in Philadelphia. I have my bachelor of Arts in Early education from Temple University. My favorite food is steak & fries. My favorite book is “Oh the Places We Will Go”. On my free time, I love to spend time with my friends & family; I love to read; I love to travel & explore new places; I love to walk & play with my 2 dogs-I have 2 dalmations-and they love to run! I am excited to get to know my children in the class and their families.  I love Erwin the Dog who teaches friendship – I enjoy watching the children make friends and help each other. I also appreciate Katie the Cat who teaches cooperation and working together, it’s always rewarding to see students support and help each other. I enjoy seeing smiles on the children’s faces especially when they accomplish something new and become so proud of themselves! I am looking forward to a fun & exciting year ahead!

  • Brittany Riddle, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Brittany Riddle

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi, I am Brittney Riddle and I am from Newark, Delaware. I have studied Elementary Education at Delaware Technology Community College. I havemany years of experience as a lead teacher, nanny and babysitter.

    My favorite foods are pasta, tacos and BBQ. On the weekends, I like to go camping or go to the beach. I also like to cook or bake new things. My favorite children’s book is The Witch Next Door by Norman Bridwell which is the first book I learned to read.

    The Primrose Character I most relate to is Molly because we have the same birthday. What I am most excited about this year is getting to know the children and getting to watch them grow educationally and personality wise.

  • Ally Stoeckle, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ally Stoeckle

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ally Stoeckle and I am originally from Springfield New Jersey. I have had experience as a baby sitter and camp counselor before I started working in Health Care as a Phlebotomist and became passionate for making the children visits a little more fun and easy for them.

    My favorite food would be my Nonna's homemade pasta. I am an avid fisher-woman and on the weekends you can find me fishing on my kayak. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"; my mom used to read it to me when I was little. I mostly relate to Benjamin the Bear because he represents kindness and generosity.

    What I am most looking forward to this year is forming close bonds with the children and teaching them new things while simultaneously having lots of fun!

  • Serena Carambot, Preschool Teacher

    Serena Carambot

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi! My name is Serena Carambot and I am originally from Robinsville, New Jersey. I have been working with children for about 3 years  and have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rowan University.

    My all time favorite children’s book is The Lorax by Dr. Suess due to it’s message about the importance of trees and the act of caring. I’m excited to start this brand new journey ay Primrose and hopefully impact the children’s life, just as much as they impact mine. In the words of the Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

    As a teacher it’s my responsibility to not only care but to make the students world a little more rewarding, gratifying and even more significant.

  • Loretta Bowen, Preschool Teacher

    Loretta Bowen

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Loretta Bowen and I am from Folcroft, PA. I have over 18 years of experience in the Early Childhood profession. I am currently enrolled at Delaware Community College for Early Childhood Education.

    My favorite children's book is Where the Wild Thing Are and my favorite food is pasta. On the weekend, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends.

    I am excited to get to know each child and watch them learn and grow each day.

  • Victoria Scandle, Preschool Teacher

    Victoria Scandle

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi, I am Victoria Scandle. I am from Morton, Pa. I have over 14 years of Childcare experience with various ages and was a Pre-K Counts teacher. I received my Associates in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Delaware Community College.

    My favorite food is Chicken Dumplings. On the weekends, I enjoy taking walks with my family and having movie nights. My favorite children’s book is Sky Fire. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Molly because she symbolizes respect for others.

    What I am most excited about this year is getting to know the children and their families as well as making new memories.

  • Alexia Gramlick, Preschool Teacher

    Alexia Gramlick

    Preschool Teacher

    "Hello everyone! My name is Alexia Gramlick, or better known as Ms. Lexi to our young friends. My hometown is Prospect Park, but I currently reside in Ridley, Pa. I have recently finished my bachelors degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology, and am currently pursuing my masters degree. My child care experience includes the many families I have babysat for as well as taking care of my two younger sisters. My favorite food is chicken nachos and I spend my weekends with my family or at the bookstore! My favorite children's book is The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, as that was a childhood favorite of mine. 

    Out of all the Primrose friends, I relate most to Og the Bookworm! Og loves books almost as much as I do, and he symbolizes what it means to be a caring individual. I believe it is important to care for not only yourself, but the others around you so we can all be happy together! This school year I am very excited to get to know each and every young friend in the classroom and help them grow intellectually, socially, and morally."

  • Jennifer Hanners, Preschool Teacher

    Jennifer Hanners

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jennifer Hanners and I’m thrilled to be part of the Primrose School team. I’ve been an a early Childhood Professional for over twenty years. In that time, I have found that working with young children is my true passion. I graduated from Delaware County Community with an Associate in Applied Science and decided to continue my education at Neumann University in their Educational Studies program focusing in Early Childhood /Special Education. I look forward to utilizing my experience with the children in the Preschool Pathways room.


    When I’m not in a classroom, I’m home with my family of 4 and 2 fur babies. Everyone keeps me really busy but I always seem to find time for things that I enjoy , such as gardening, exercising, listening to Broadway musicals, singing, cooking, traveling, and relaxing with a really good fiction novel.

  • Carla Johnson, Preschool Teacher

    Carla Johnson

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Carla Johnson and I will be one of the teachers in Preschool 4! I graduated from Cheyney University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Before becoming employed at Primrose, I worked for Krapfs Brother’s and Sons as a Bus Monitor. I have also worked with children for more then ten years, and I currently teach Children’s Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Passtown. When I am not playing with the little ones in my classroom, I love to sing!  I am so excited to join the Primrose staff, and look forward to working with your children.

  • Brittany Miles, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Brittany Miles

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hey! I am Brittany and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have worked with children on and off for 20 years. I started when I was 15. I have an 11 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. I graduated from Chichester High School and recently got my CDA in Preschool Education. I love working with children and watching their growth and personalities shine.

    My favorite book is "Corduroy". I love that it shows children that no matter what, someone cares. I love to read and watch reality TV in my very little spare time.

    I am just so excited to work with your children and provide them with a great learning experience.

  • Alyssa Jones, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Alyssa Jones

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Alyssa Jones & I’m from Glenolden, PA.  I’ve been working in child care for about 6 years with ages from 8 weeks to 13 years old. I attended Interboro High school and graduated in 2018, then attended Neumann University in the Early Education program for about 3.5 years.  I’m currently finishing out my degree at Delaware Community College in the early education program. My favorite food would have to be either a pasta dish of any kind or a chicken caesar salad. My favorite weekend activity is relaxing with my family or going out and being with all my friends. But my all time favorite activity whether it’s the weekend or during the week is attending a concert. As a child, my favorite books to read were the Junie B. Jones Collection. The Primrose friend that I relate to is Megy the pig. I relate to her the most because I love having conversations with people and can hold a really strong conversation. Lastly, the thing I’m looking forward to this school year is to grow stronger as a teacher, make an impact on the children and to learn from my peers.

     

  • Madison Niness, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Madison Niness

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Madison Niness and I am from Wayne, PA - before coming to Primrose, I worked at a performing Arts School. I have a degree in Theater Performance and Creative Writing from Susquehanna University. I am also working towards my CDA. I love working with children and helping them learn about the world around them.

    On the weekends, I love to spend time with my family and friends - especially when it involves Italian Food. I also participate in local theatre productions whenever I have the chance.

    My favorite children's book series is the Junie B. Jones books - she is quirky and adventurous, just like me. I relate mostly with OG because he is the friend that loves books, just like me!

    I can't wait to help my class discover their own passions this year.

  • Sasmita Sahoo, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Sasmita Sahoo

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, my name is Sasmita Sahoo and I am from Garnet Valley. I have obtained my Master’s in Art from India and have completed my Associate Teaching Degree in Early Childhood Education from Irvine Valley College. This is my 6th year as an early childcare specialist. I absolutely love the exploring, learning and fun we get to experience with the curious young minds.

    I am married to my wonderful husband, Maunesh and we have two energetic boys. Being a mother of two children and nurturing them throughout has taught me a lot which helps me in this profession.

    My favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. My favorite food is rice. During the weekend, I enjoy gardening. The Primrose character I most relate to is Molly the cow.

  • Kelly Kenney, Support Teacher

    Kelly Kenney

    Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Kelly Kenney. I am originally from Lagrangeville, New York but have lived in Pennsylvania for the last five years. I have many years of experience babysitting and I have a son of my own.

    I am currently in college at West Chester University for Fiance. My favorite children's book is Go, Dog, Go because that is also my son's favorite book.

    I am looking forward to meeting the children and their families.

  • Chenise Goodman, Support Teacher

    Chenise Goodman

    Support Teacher

    Hi, my name Chenise Goodman. My hometown is Philadelphia, Pa. I started in childcare at a young age caring for children in a home setting & have over 12 years of experience. Working with children is my passion, I love watching them grow and helping them reach their milestones. 

    On the weekends, I love catching up on quality time with my 2 beautiful children & I also love having family time with my non-immediate family. My favorite food is Salmon & my favorite children's book is “Wild Things”. The Primrose character I relate to the most Billy the Duck.  This school year I’m most excited about getting to know the students and helping them reach their highest potential.

  • Rashi Provost, Support Teacher

    Rashi Provost

    Support Teacher

    Rashi has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Rashi also studied nursing while in school and was introduced to child development during that coursework. Rashi believes that children's' lives are like a canvas. You invest in building each child's character by painting it everyday with a smile, positive attitude and a kind and humble heart. With a colorful outlook each child will contribute to a strong foundation to creating a masterpiece! Rashi has a daughter who is currently in college at NYU. She stayed at home with her for several years and partnered with her preschool teacher to encourage confidence in enjoying theater, dance and academics.

  • Nilesh Patel | Rocco Varma | Alpesh Patel

    Franchise Owners

    We welcome you to Primrose School of Concordville!

    Passionate about educating our youth for a better future! We value the importance of the high-quality, educational child care that Primrose Schools provides. We discovered Primrose Schools after searching for a way to give children and families the best possible early childhood education experience. We were incredibly impressed with the unmatched curriculum, teaching method, and shared beliefs associated with Primrose Schools. We quickly became avid supporters of the brand and its dedication to partnering with parents to set children up for success in school and in life. We are devoted to bringing the best possible child care experience to the community and providing children with a solid foundation to excel in the future. We understand the importance of instilling a love of learning throughout a child's early years, and we believe this is essential to building a new generation of bright citizens.

    Primrose School of Concordville features Balanced Learning curriculum in the Infant through Pre-Kindergarten Programs. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, this research-informed approach blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Primrose's Balanced Learning Approach is more than a curriculum – it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families. Primrose Schools is The Leader in Early Education and Care and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child's education.

    We are excited to bring exceptional, quality care to the Concordville, Garnet Valley and Chadds Ford community, where we raised our own children and continue to invest in a community we call home.

    We look forward to welcoming you into our Primrose family!

    Thank you and welcome from families of Nilesh & Falguni Patel, Rocco & Nisha Varma and Alpesh & Alpa Patel, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Concordville.

    Read More