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 stepping 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. Savanna Antiel, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Savanna Antiel

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Savanna Antiel, and I am the Infants & Young Toddlers Teacher. I joined Primrose School of Eden Prairie in April of 2021.

    In my free time, I enjoy walking in nature, camping up north, fishing in the many Minnesota lakes, cooking meals for my family and relaxing when I can. I also enjoy spending quality time with loved ones.

    I work at Primrose School of Eden Prairie because I want to make a difference in your child’s life, I believe it is crucial for children to have a strong support system. I love working with kids, it warms my heart to see kids safe, healthy, and playful.

    Seeing a child grow and thrive is the most gratifying experience life has to offer. I am so excited to build meaningful relationships with parents and children and be apart of the Primrose community!


  • Ms. Ava Berger, Infant & Young Toddler Aide

    Ms. Ava Berger

    Infant & Young Toddler Aide

    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

    Bio coming soon!

  • 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. 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. Abigail Fritchley, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Abigail Fritchley

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Abby Fritchley and I started working at Primrose in October of 2021. I grew up in Eden Prairie and graduated from Eden Prairie High school in 2017. I went to college at Minnesota State University Mankato and completed my degree in Criminal Justice. Right now, I want to go to grad school for social work to be an advocate for women and children who are in need of help.

    I have a cat named Bella and in my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, and binge watching reality tv

    I have been enjoying my time here at Primrose and I love spending time with the kids in pathways!

  • Ms. Hailey Britt, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Hailey Britt

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Hope Kemp, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Hope Kemp

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi! My name is Hope Kemp, I was born in Korea and before coming to Minnesota, I lived in California and Texas. I have always enjoyed working with children ever since I was little. Whether at school or church, I have always gravitated to helping out with the younger kids. I graduated from Lone Star Community College with an A.S. degree in 2017 and now going to school for Early Childhood Development and Children's Education.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my 2 fur babies. I also love music, art, and traveling. When I can I love spending time with my nieces and nephews.

    I look forward to meeting all the children and hope that I can make an impact in their life as I know they will make one in mine.

  • Ms. Janey Ziegler, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Janey Ziegler

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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. Jodie Aaron, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jodie Aaron

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello and welcome to Preschool at the Primrose School of Eden Prairie.

    My name is Jodie Aaron. I have been working with children for the past 7 years & started my career at Primrose in March of 2021! There is nothing I love more than witnessing the growth & wonderment of kiddos everyday.

    When I am not working I am spending time with my partner, Nick & our 2 cats, Laroi & Vinnie. We are also beyond excited to be welcoming our first baby this summer! We love spending time outdoors- camping, hiking & soaking in the sunshine as often as possible.

    I am so excited to be apart of you & your child’s experience here at Primrose!

  • 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.


  • Mrs. Laura Healy, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Laura Healy

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Laura Healy. I grew up in South Dakota and moved to Minnesota to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato. There, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught Pre-school and Kindergarten for 14 years, 8 of these years teaching here at Primrose! I love teaching Kindergarten and watching all of the growth that happens throughout the year. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids.

  • Ms. Sydney WongDock, Private Kindergarten Aide

    Ms. Sydney WongDock

    Private Kindergarten Aide

    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 Anders Matti, Chef Anders

    Chef Anders Matti

    Chef Anders

    Hello!

    My name is Anders Matti. I grew up north of the Twin Cities in Linwood Township. In 2015, following high school, I moved to Austin, TX, where I attended culinary school at The Natural Epicurean. I primarily focused on locally sourced, seasonal cooking and grew a passion for health-conscious cooking.

    After graduating from culinary school I lived and worked in Austin for a number of years before moving back to the Twin Cities area with my fiance! When I’m not at work you can find me mountain biking, fishing, or playing with my dog. I am excited to be working at Primrose to create healthy, nutritious meals for students and to grow alongside them!

  • Chef Edward Devine-Forsberg, Chef Ed

    Chef Edward Devine-Forsberg

    Chef Ed

    Hello!

    My name is Edward Devine-Forsberg but you might know me as Chef Ed. I was born in Chicago but raised in Minnesota. I have been working in restaurants since I was 15 years old. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in 2002, I bounced around Minnesota fine tuning my craft and finding my niche. After trying my hand at steak houses, hotels & resorts, burger bars, and even up-scale movie theatres; a fit was found in owning an all-day-brunch food truck.

    Unfortunately, handling the tribulations of the Covid pandemic proved difficult for a new business. Undeterred, I came across an opportunity at Primrose Schools and am excited for the chance to bring fun and nutritious meals to the kids of Primrose.

    I am excited to being my journey at Primrose and to teach our youth about different kinds of foods and opening their horizons to new and tasty foods.

  • 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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