Primrose School of Eden Prairie

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Lindsay Saniti, School Director

    Mrs. Lindsay Saniti

    School Director

    Hello! My name is Lindsay Saniti and I’m the Director of Primrose School of Eden Prairie. After moving down to the cities in the summer of 2007, I began my journey with Primrose as a teacher in the Preschool Pathways classroom (EPS at the time). I knew after a few months that Primrose felt like home to me and I’ve been here ever since!

    I grew up in the small farming community of Breckenridge MN. After graduating from Minnesota State University, Moorhead with a degree in Elementary Education I worked for Head Start and had a role in special education. I’ve always known I wanted to work in education and fell into this leadership position, which I absolutely love. I strive to make the entrance into Primrose a positive and inviting experience for all of my families. As a parent I understand the struggle between “mom guilt” and also the importance of not only the educational experience for children at this young age but building social skills as well.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Bryan and two daughters Sadie and Sydney. You can find me at the lake on weekends during the summer and cheering on our Minnesota sports teams during the rest of the year!

  • Mr. Phillip Moy, Director of Operations

    Mr. Phillip Moy

    Director of Operations

    Hello!

    My name is Phillip Moy. I started my journey at The Primrose School of Eden Prairie in May 2015. I taught in the Preschool classrooms for three years before transitioning to the Preschool Pathways classroom, where I taught for a year and a half. In February of 2020, I became the Director of Communications for The Primrose School of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. Recently, I have stepped into a new role as Director of Operations for the Primrose School of Eden Prairie as of February of 2022!

    In my free time, I enjoy golfing and hiking with my dog Chase. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

    I love early childhood education because I love seeing how much the kids grow and learn in such a short period of time. I love seeing their genuine joy when they accomplish a milestone.

    I am excited and honored to grow and learn alongside your child.

  • Mrs. Leah Christopherson, Education Coach

    Mrs. Leah Christopherson

    Education Coach

    Hello!

    My name is Leah Christopherson. I began working at Primrose in July of 2013 where I worked as a Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher for 8 1/2 years! I then moved into the role of Education Coach in 2022!

    I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwest Minnesota State University. I have always wanted to work with kids since I was young and love to watch them learn and grow!

    I grew up in a small dairy farm in central Minnesota where my parents still farm today. I now live in Savage, Minnesota with my husband and 3 daughters, who all attend Primrose. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and "going on adventures" as my daughters would say!

    I am excited to get to know all of you as you embark on your Early Childhood journey!

  • Mrs. Jenna Anderson, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Jenna Anderson

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Anderson. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern College in Roseville. I have been teaching at The Primrose School of Eden Prairie since August 2007. I am the POD Leader in the infant/young toddler classrooms. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

  • Ms. Ava Berger, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ava Berger

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello!

    My name is Ava Berger and welcome to the Infant & Young Toddler classroom at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie. I was born and raised in the Twin Cities. I graduated high school in 2021 from Eagle Ridge Academy. I have been babysitting my siblings, family members, and neighborhood kids since I was 16 and have experience working at the YMCA daycare program and as a PCA.

    I love all things creative and love to design, paint and just about any crafting projects. I enjoy exploring nature and broadening my taste in music. I love interacting with children and watching the learn and grow at an exponential rate.

    I am excited to get to know all of you and your children as we embark on their academic journey!

  • Ms. Baan Urfali, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Baan Urfali

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Sarah Holm, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Holm

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Victoria Johnston, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Victoria Johnston

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello,

    My name is Tori Johnston. 

    I have a Bachelor’s in History/Social Studies and a Master’s in Secondary Education. After some time in the school system, mainly middle school, I found that my real passion is Early Childhood. I am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Concordia University. Formerly, I was a teaching assistant and then a lead teacher working with toddlers at a Montessori school. 

    I was born in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, and moved to the twin cities when I was one and a half. I lived in various suburbs before finding my home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

    I found my way to Primrose and loved the community aspect of the school. I love teaching young children because of their curiosity and desire to learn.

    In my free time, I love to read and watch baseball games. I’m excited to be a part of the Primrose community! 

  • Ms. CandyAnne Herme, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. CandyAnne Herme

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. In 2001, I went to Concordia University in St. Paul where I discovered my true passion is caring for children in their fist formative years. In September 2021 I earned my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. I have over 21 years of experience teaching little ones. I am excited to be apart of the Primrose family.

  • Mrs. Deviyani Dominguez, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Deviyani Dominguez

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello families! My name is Deviyani Dominguez and I am a teacher in the TODS/EPS pod. I have been working with children for about 5 years, with 2 of those being professional experience. In the spring of 2022, I will be graduating with my Associates degree in Early Childhood and Youth Education.

    Aside from spending most of my free time in college, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our dog, Ace. We enjoy hiking, visiting dog parks across Minnesota and swimming.

    My passion for working with children stems from volunteering at Head Start programs and tutoring low-income families where I had such an amazing experience, it inspired me to pursue a career in the field.

    My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree. I am excited for my journey at Primrose and I look forward to getting to know the families and working alongside them!

  • Ms. Taylor Lokken, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Taylor Lokken

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello and welcome to Toddlers & Early Preschool at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie,

    My name is Taylor Lokken, I am 25 years old and have a 4-year-old daughter, who I love taking special adventures with. I grew up in Mankato and worked in a daycare center for 4 years before moving up to Waconia, a little over a year ago. I had worked at a different center for that time but decided Primrose would be a better fit for my daughter and me.

    I have an Associates of Arts Degree from South Central College in North Mankato. I have worked with all ages in my childcare experience starting at 6 weeks and all the way up to 12 years of age. In my free time, when I’m not spending it with my daughter, I like to go out to eat with friends and just hang out.

    My daughter and I really enjoy going on car rides to see the Llamas in Waconia. I want to teach and work with children because it has always been a joy of mine watching children develop and I especially love working with the older infants and toddlers because they learn so much and show it in their own special ways.

    I am so excited to start my Primrose journey and get to know you and your kiddos!

  • Ms. Shukri Mohamed, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Shukri Mohamed

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello and welcome to our Toddler & Early Preschool classroom!

    My name is Shukri Mohamed and I currently in St. Paul. I am currently study for my CDA through Primrose as I continue my education journey.

    In my free time, I love to play basketball, go hiking with my family and do outdoor activities. I love working with kids because it's just an absolute treat watching them learn. To see their brains develop and watching them progress is everything and an absolute joy!

    I can't wait to get to know all of you and embark on this academic journey together!

  • Ms. Amanda Ward, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Amanda Ward

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Ashley Britt, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Britt

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ashley Britt, I’m the Preschool Pathways teacher with the super long red hair! I’ve had the incredible honor of teaching tiny humans since 2014. My favorite thing about my job is watching young minds explore & discover new things about their world through playing, dancing, learning and of course art projects!

    In my free time you can find me exploring and climbing in the great outdoors! From hiking volcanoes in Iceland to camping in the wilderness of Yellowstone or zip lining through the rainforest & kayaking the mangroves of Cost Rica, I’m always seeking out a fun adventure!


  • Ms. Hailey Britt, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Hailey Britt

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Janey Ziegler, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Janey Ziegler

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi everyone! My name is Janey Ziegler. I was born in Guatemala and moved to a small town in Northern Minnesota called Pequot Lakes when I was 6 months old. I graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 2018 and attended University North Dakota, completing my Criminal Justice degree in 2021. I just moved to Eden Prairie at the beginning of May 2022. 

    I worked at Head Start when I was in college and absolutely loved it and made me decide to take this career path for now! 

    In my free time, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, playing board games, going fishing and binge watching Friends. I have a dog name Winston and a cat named Oliver. 

    I am so excited to be here at Primrose and getting to spend time with the kids!

  • Mrs. Linda Nibbe, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Linda Nibbe

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Linda Nibbe and I grew up in Red Wing, MN. I attended U.W. River Falls and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education with Kindergarten and Preschool certification. I married after college and moved to Victoria and started teaching in various preschools. I found Primrose in March of 2015. My husband and I downsized to a townhouse in Shakopee, MN. I am a proud parent to two sons and proud grandparent to McKenna Kay.

    After work, I like to crochet afghan, baby blankets, and fun homemade gifts for friends and family. On the weekends my husband Jon and I like to go fishing, swimming, gambling, and soaking up the solitude at Turtle Lake, MN.

    Being a teacher is different each day and keeps me active and young at heart.

  • Mrs. Kalaivani Ganeshan, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Kalaivani Ganeshan

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, My name is Kalaivani Ganeshan, shortly Vani. and I am a Preschool teacher for the Primrose School of Eden Prairie. I studied a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry specialization at South India. I started my journey very recently at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie in Oct, 2021. I worked in the Preschool classrooms for two years and worked for two additional years in Explore Preschool before I joined The Primrose School. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, especially playing with kids and I love cooking and trying varieties.


    I love early childhood education watching how much the kids grow by looking at things differently in a certain time frame. I am excited to see the kids being very joyful and admire them when they accomplish a milestone.

    I am so excited to join the Primrose School team and being part of the school.

  • Ms. Carly Daniels, Preschool Aide

    Ms. Carly Daniels

    Preschool Aide

    Hello, my name is Carly Daniels and I am so excited to be working at Primrose School of Eden Prairie! Most of my childhood I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. In 2018, the summer after freshman year, I moved to a very rural town in Alaska called Kenny Lake where I finished my high school career. I loved living in Alaska. It taught me a lot about how to survive without the normal perks of city life. Some of you might find it crazy that I graduated with one other person or that we had to haul water and put wood in the boiler for heat.  

    I recently moved back to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I just graduated high school this year and am planning to go to college to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist after this summer. I have worked in many different classrooms in high school and one of my classes was being a teacher’s aide.

     In my free time, I love to hike or do anything outdoors. I love working with children because I can see the positive impact I am making on that child, and I love seeing how they grow into the person they are going to become.

     

    Thank you to Primrose for giving me an opportunity to grow my experience with children. 

  • Ms. Senna Szykulski, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Senna Szykulski

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello!

    My name is Senna Szykulski, I grew up in Edina, Minnesota. I recently graduated from University of Colorado- Boulder with a degree in speech pathology. I grew up in a neighborhood filled with kids and always loved babysitting. From a young age I looked forward to getting a job with kids! I absolutely love seeing children grow day by day by exploring new concepts through learning.

    In my free time you can find me exploring new places around Minneapolis with my friends, going to my cabin in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, and knitting!

    I am excited to get to know all of you!

  • Ms. Allison Johnson, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Allison Johnson

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Allison Johnson and I am a Preschool teacher at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie.  I grew up in Plymouth, MN and graduated from Wayzata High School in 2017.  I’m a very family-oriented person and have a twin brother named Tommy.  We were born very early at 24 weeks weighing only 1 ½ lbs. at birth!  Now, we are both happy and healthy adults.

    After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior.  In the Spring of 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy, along with minors in Psychology and Coaching.  Currently, I’m working towards getting my master’s degree at Concordia University St. Paul in Early Childhood Education.   Prior to teaching at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie, I taught at another school where I worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

    I live in Prior Lake with my boyfriend and our dog, who is a lab mix named Duncan.  We love to go on long puppy walks, and enjoy outdoor activities like boating, fishing, and ice fishing.  I’ve been in cheerleading & dance since I was 3 years old, and cheered at both the high school and collegiate level.  Currently, I’m also a Varsity Cheerleading Coach at my former high school.   I love watching MN sports teams, and regularly attend the MN Vikings games with my family.  SKOL! 😊

    Working as a teacher has made me see how influential you can be towards children at a young age.  Helping children develop the tools needed to express themselves emotionally, along with developing their motor skills is why I’m a teacher.  I attended a preschool for several years in order to help with my developmental challenges from being born so early.  Now, being able to help other children learn and develop as individuals is the most rewarding and beneficial gift I could ever receive.  It's truly a full circle experience for me. 

    I’m so excited to be part of the Primrose School of Eden Prairie team and can’t wait to meet everyone! 

     

     

  • Ms. Teishca Awaysa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Teishca Awaysa

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello Primrose families,

    My name is Ms. Teishica Awaysa and I am a teacher in the Preschool classroom. I was born and raised in Minneapolis. I come from a very multicultural background; European, Native, Irish and Cuban. I began teaching in the mid-nineties while my children were attending Preschool at a Head Start. While teaching, my passion for Early Education and teaching grew and I began teaching at a Montessori Child Care center in 1996 and taught there for many years before taking a break to go back to college and gain a degree in Child Development and Education. I have 4 children: 2 boys and 2 girls/ I have taught many different ages, ranging from Infants thru Early Grade School age.

    I am excited to get to know all of you and to embark on this educational journey together!

  • Ms. Chelsea Cloyd, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Chelsea Cloyd

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Chelsea Cloyd. I lived in Southern California until I was six and then moved to Shakopee, MN. I graduated high school in June 2019. I’m currently pursuing a psychology degree from Normandale Community College. I love working with kids because I love their enthusiasm and the way the view the world. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and our two cats and one dog. I also enjoy music, baking, reading, and making coffee.

  • Mr. Connor Hutchison, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Connor Hutchison

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, my name is Connor Hutchison and I am a Pre-K teacher at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie. I studied elementary education at the University of Eau Claire Wisconsin. I first started working with children as a summer camp counselor at the YMCA of Eau Claire. I worked at the YMCA for three years eventually becoming the site director for the School Aged Child Care Program during the school year, and a camp assistant director for the summer camp program. I moved to Minnesota during the summer of 2020 with my Girlfriend, and in October I was hired on as a pre-k assistant teacher at Primrose school of Eden Prairie. When I am not at work you will find me either at home with my girlfriend, or on my computer. On weekends we get out, see friends and enjoy the cool summer of Minnesota or stay in during the winter.

  • Ms. Aashna Chopra, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Aashna Chopra

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello and welcome to our Private Pre-Kindergarten classroom!

    My name is Aashna Bhandari and you may already know me as Mrs. Chopra. I have Bachelors degree in English (Hons.) from Delhi University (India). I also have a Master of Arts Degree in English from IGNOU (India). I have 5 years of corporate experience. I love doing yoga and spend my time going to parks, lakes and other fun places with my husband. I also have a love for teaching and interacting with children.

    I am excited to be working with the Primrose School of Eden Prairie and can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

  • Ms. Nicole Ward Gonzalez, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Nicole Ward Gonzalez

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Holly Domeier, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Holly Domeier

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello Primrose families!

    My name is Holly Domeier and I am a Kindergarten teacher at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie. I studied Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a minor in Literacy at the University of Northern Iowa. I'm currently living in Shakopee, Minnesota and am hoping to get a dog soon!

    In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, read novels, try out new coffee shops, go to concerts and travel to new places. In my past 7 years as a teacher, I have worked around the Twin Cities, Willmar, and abroad in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. My favorite part about being an educator of young children is getting to help them build their foundation for learning!

    I look forward to working with you and your child this school year!  

     

    Thanks, 

    Holly Domeier 

  • Ms. Sydney WongDock, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sydney WongDock

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Hey! My name is Ms. Sydney WongDock, and you may already know me as Ms. W. I have been at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie since July 2021 and I am loving every day! I graduated Chanhassen Highschool in 2019. Recently, I have been working towards my CDA through Primrose. Since I was little, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. More, specifically, I want to be an Art teacher. I enjoy crafts, drawing, painting, and creations.

    During my time here, I've gotten the chance to know more and more about my students and families, I've watched them learn and grow through this academic school years.

    I have 3 fur babies (cats) named Peanut, Luna & Midnight. During my free time, I enjoy photography, video games, cooking and baking, building with Legos, cleaning, and most importantly, spending quality time with my family and friends!

    I can't wait to to get to know all of you!

  • Chef Laura Buckman, Chef Laura

    Chef Laura Buckman

    Chef Laura

    HI! My name is Laura Buckman and I am very excited to be the Chef at Primrose School of Chanhassen!

    I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu 10 years ago with a Baking and Pastry Degree. I have been passionate about baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. My uncle owns a donut shop in Byron, MN and as a kid my idea of a fun summer break was waking up at 2 am and making donuts! I even almost burned my house down in elementary school after being inspired by the food network and attempting to fry chicken. So I believe cooking has always been in the cards for me, I just needed some training. Since graduation I have been working in scratch bakeries focusing on natural foods being a cook, baker, and a cake decorator.

    Other than food my great love in life is animals. I have two dogs, a Papillon and a Pomeranian, and 2 cats. I have fostered over 15 other animals in the last year as well. If I am not in the kitchen or laying in a pile of animals, you can find me messing around in my garden, reading true crime books, or playing dinosaurs with my nephew.

    I am looking forward to sharing my passion for great tasting quality foods and to help create an exciting healthy relationship with food for all the kids I have the pleasure of cooking for!

  • Chef Adam Wimberly, Chef Adam

    Chef Adam Wimberly

    Chef Adam

    Hello, my name is Adam Wimberly, and I am the school chef at The Primrose School of Eden Prairie. I grew up in Minnesota, but I have also lived in Seattle. I've been working as a chef for 15 years and I am continuing to learn, and grow my skills every day.

    In my free time I like to play disc golf, and video games. I like Marvel and Starwars, and all things sports. I don't have any kids of my own but I do have a cat named Sylvie and she's the best. I enjoy spending time with my nephew Micah and the rest of my family.

    I am excited to work at Primrose because I can't imagine a more positive environment than making kids happy by bringing them healthy and delicious snacks and meals. I'm excited to bring my knowledge, experience, and personality to the food program here

  • Lisa and Benjamin Adams, Franchise Owner

    Lisa and Benjamin Adams

    Franchise Owners

    It was easy to see: children were not ready for first grade. This was the conclusion that former first grade teacher Lisa Adams came to each September as children arrived in her classroom, unprepared socially and academically. She knew this from experience, and from academia she holds a Masters of Education from Hamline University but the question was what could she do about it? Lisa began her quest for top quality preschool education in 2003 when she and her husband Benjamin began planning their own family. Lisa researched 60 early childhood centers in the Twin Cities area with disappointing results. Why weren't preschools held to the same standards as elementary schools? She was looking for research-based education and quality care with an emphasis on social/emotional skills - a place where education began early. Her search was expanded -eventually nationwide. What she sought, and finally found, was Primrose Schools. The moment Lisa walked into Primrose, she knew it was different. Not only was Primrose academically accredited, just like leading elementary and secondary schools were, but the focus that Primrose put on character development and values was evident as well. These students would be prepared for elementary school and beyond. The Adamses were sold on the country's best private preschool and decided to bring Primrose School to Eden Prairie. In December 2005, Benjamin and Lisa welcomed their first child into the world. Just like you, the Adamses want the best for their child, and after three years of searching they found it. Benjamin and Lisa warmly welcome you and your children to Primrose School of Eden Prairie.

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