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


    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


    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. Baan Urfali, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Baan Urfali

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello Primrose families!

    My name is Ms. Baan Urfali. I joined the Primrose School of Eden Prairie in April of 2022 and I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive team! I previously worked with children of all ages for 13 years and after taking a short break, I am very enthusiastic to be putting my wealth of knowledge and experience to good use as a part of the amazing Primrose family.

    My oldest son, his countless fish, 2 rambunctious cats, have recently moved to the area and are really having fun exploring all that Eden Prairie has to offer! In my free time, I like to read, listen to music and watch Netflix, while working on the many crafts that I like to do!

    I am excited to get know all of you as we embark on our Primrose journey!

  • Ms. Victoria Johnston, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Victoria Johnston

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher


    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. Sophia Johnson, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sophia Johnson

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Sophia Johnson and I grew up in a small town in Minnesota called Spring Valley, MN. I moved to Minneapolis in the fall of 2020. Prior to moving, I had been working as a teacher’s aide with infants and toddlers at a childcare facility in Rochester, MN. There, I discovered my passion for working with children and began studying for my CDA. I am looking forward to continuing my education journey here at Primrose. I’m so excited to get to know the children here as well as their families!

  • Ms. Chloe Henderson, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Chloe Henderson

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Merron Johnson, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Merron Johnson

    Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Merron Johnson and I am excited to get to know all of you!

    I grew up in Willmar, MN and moved to Jordan, MN shortly after I graduated. After that, I attended St. Cloud State University for a year doing generals with a major in Real Estate. I ended up deciding to get my Real Estate License on my own time. My first job was working at an after school daycare with children ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade. After that, I worked at a Preschool in Chaska for a summer with children’s ages ranging from 2-6 years old.

    After I attended college, I worked for a year in Carver at a Preschool with 14,1 year olds! This has been my favorite age to work with so far as I love to watch them learn and grow. It is so rewarding as a teacher to know that I had an impact on these children’s lives and helped them grow up!

    In my free time I enjoy shopping, going to the gym, hanging out with friends and family, and going for walks with my Red Heeler puppy!

  • Mrs. Kahner Priess, Infant & Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Kahner Priess

    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!

  • Mr. Alexander Meybaum, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Mr. Alexander Meybaum

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello Primrose families, 

    My name is Alexander Meybaum and I am a teacher in the Early Preschool classroom. I love traveling and I've been to 25 different countries already! I just got married to by beautiful wife on May 27th on top of a mountain in Colorado! I love sports, especially basketball. Fun fact, I am 6' 8". I also have a giant sweet tooth. 

    I am excited to get to know all of you!

  • Mrs. Kelley Schoop, Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Kelley Schoop

    Toddler & Early Preschool Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Hailey Britt, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Hailey Britt

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! My name is Hailey Britt, I am a teacher in the Preschool Pathways room. Since working in childcare with my sister, I have received the name “Little Britt” as I am the younger (and shorter) one. I have been working in childcare since 2016 and I absolutely love it. One thing I enjoy the most is watching children learn and grow through music and movement. I have always been a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learner, this helps me provide a fun and encouraging environment for the kids in my care to learn about the world around them. 

    In my free time, I love binge watching reality tv, singing to my cat Nala, and finding new places for food and drinks. 


  • 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!

  • Ms. Abby Schiller, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Abby Schiller

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello Primrose families, 

    My name is Abby Schiller and I am excited to get to know all of you. I am originally from Iowa and have been living in Minneapolis for 3 years. Before Primrose, I was a Special Education Teacher in the Minneapolis School District. 

    In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors with my dog and I also instruct kickboxing classes. 

  • Ms. Cyan Knutson, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Cyan Knutson

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Cyan Knutson, yes like the color! I am a teacher in the Preschool Pathways classroom. I have been working with kids for 6+ years, starting as a gymnastics coach and recently teaching on the go art classes through KidCreat Art Studiio. I grew up in Minneapolis and moved out to Victoria in 2012. 

    I have always had a passion for teaching young children. I love watching them learn and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Seeing children smile and form new relationships fills my heart with joy. 

    I love to make art and have a passion for paper flower making. I am also a huge movie and music fan. In my free time, you can catch me at a concert or new movie!


    I cant wait to get to know all the new faces at Primrose and I am excited to begin our academic journey at together!

  • Chae Ruddies, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Chae Ruddies

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello Primrose friends!

    My name is Chae Ruddies, and I am so happy to be working with all of you in our Pathways classrooms!

    I originally attended Gustavus Adolphus college in pursuit of my education degree, but unfortunately did not get to finish due to unforseen circumstances following the pandemic. Since then I have been building my communication skills, my musical and visual art, working for video game projects on the side, and opening my own small shop!

    Now that I have been on my own in Norwood Young America for a couple years, I am eager to jump back into the world of education. There really aren't enough words that say just how excited I am to meet you all and begin our new journeys in Pathways together! See you 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. 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 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! 



  • Mrs. Minakshi Kumari, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Minakshi Kumari

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi my name is Minakshi Kumari and I’m a Preschool teacher at Primrose. I’ve been in Minnesota since 2021, and in the United States since 2019. I was born and raised in India where I got my Bachelors in Science and Masters in Botany, so I love plants and gardening!

    In 2002, I got married to my husband and spent a couple years traveling around the world . I later got my Bachelors in Education in 2019, before moving here. I have two daughters that are both in high school right now. I love cooking, gardening, and watching sunsets. I love working with kids because I want to help children in building a strong foundation for a better and healthier society.

  • Ms. Leilani WongDock, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Leilani WongDock

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Leilani and I am excited to begin my Primrose journey with you!

    A little about myself, I graduated from Chanhassen Highschool in 2022. After highschool I worked with the elderly at a local retirment home. During my time there, I found that I really enjoyed helping and caring for others. 

    I have a little dog named Otis, who is just my pride and joy. I love being outdoors and with nature, or reading and hanging out with my sister in my spare time.

    I can't wait to get to know all of you as we embark in this educational journey together!

  • Ms. Autumn Hurkman, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Autumn Hurkman

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I wanted to formally introduce myself as Ms. Hurkman. I will be student teaching at Primrose from September 5th through December 1st. I am pleased and excited to spend time with your children and learn and experience the Primrose way of doing things. As well as growing in knowledge and experiences in my teaching journey. I will be student teaching under the mentorship of Mrs. Nibbe Monday through Friday. I am currently going to school at Saint Paul Community College to get an associate degree in early childhood education.  I hope to work with young minds in the Preschool age group when I graduate college. That stated I am so excited to have this opportunity at Primrose and get to know your children. A little more about me is that in my spare time I like hanging out with my friends and family. I love spoiling my black lab who just turned 4 1/2. Something that makes me passionate about teaching is seeing children and their creative new minds. Children have the most precious mind and enormous creativity, and it is super exciting to see it brought to life. I hope to help children bring their wonderful thinking to life.    

  • 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. Yonathan Zuniga, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Yonathan Zuniga

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Mrs. Swagatika Rani, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Swagatika Rani

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Greetings! My name is Swagatika Rani Panda, or as my students call me, Ms. Rani. In April 2023, I joined the Primrose School as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, where I am thrilled to continue my passion for teaching young learners. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, and a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. I chose to teach over corporate jobs, and as an educator, I am committed to cultivating an environment that sparks curiosity, exploration, and discovery, which fosters lifelong learning.

    Before my move to the United States, I spent years teaching preschoolers in India. In 2021, after a brief career and maternity break, I resumed teaching preschoolers and found my joy again in the classroom. Originally from India, I currently live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with my husband and two daughters, one of whom attends Primrose, and the teenager is in a charter school. During my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring new places, practicing yoga and experimenting with vegetarian cuisines.

  • 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!  



    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 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

  • Chef James Laing, Chef James

    Chef James Laing

    Chef James

    Hello Pimrose faimlies! 

    My name is Chef James and I am excited to being my journey at Primrose. I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. During the pursuit of practicing my craftmanship compelled me to try my hand at winemaking, breadmaking, and pastry, and as a hawker of artisanal cheeses and charcuterier. I have practiced my craft on both coasts of the United States, in addition to Paris and Switzerland!  

  • 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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