Kelly has been with Primrose School of Edina since February 2013 where she began her career as an Early Preschool teacher for 2 years, became an Assistant Director, and finally the School Director where she has found her passion for providing a quality, loving education experience for all families and students. She graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and double minored in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has over 14 years of experience working in a childcare based setting. Kelly loves working with children and seeing them learn and develop in their exceptional ways through a variety of learning experiences.
Ms. Nixt began her career with Primrose School of Edina in August of 2014 where she started in our Early Preschool classroom for 2 years and then taught in our Preschool program for 2 years. In August 2018 she became the Director of Education and Training where she gets to continue to share her love of teaching with both our Edina school and West Plymouth school. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a bachelor’s degree in human development and Family studies, a minor in Child Psychology, and a concentration in Early Childhood. She has over 18 years of experience working in a child care-based setting. Ms. Nixt has a great passion for Early Childhood; she loves watching children explore our enhanced learning centers, engage in our STEAM based learning activities, and seeing the light bulbs moments happen daily in each of our classrooms.
Ms. Matlock is an Assistant Director at our Primrose School of Edina. She has two degrees in the Early Childhood field, one from AAS-Saint Paul College and Metro State University. Ms. Matlock has been a Pre-K teacher with Primrose for the past 6 years. With her years of experience and schooling, Ms. Matlock can't wait to collaborate with Primrose. In her free time she loves to explore what Minnesota has to offer, especially in the summer, her favorite season.
Ms. Bassett is an Assistant Director at our Primrose School of Edina. She has worked in Early Childhood for 10 years. She has a passion for working with children ages 6 weeks- 5 years and watching them learn every day. She lives in Hopkins with her two boys. In her free time she likes spending time with her friends, children, and doing crafts. She can't wait to get to know all families and bond with your children.
Ms. Tolero joined our team in August of 2021 where she began as an Infant A and Infant B support; she is now currently one of our lead Infant A teachers. Ms. Tolero is originally from the Philippines and came to Minnesota just a few years ago; she came to better her future and to see the world more. Ms. Tolero loves thriller books, loves to collect funko pops, and any retro games and hand helds. Ms. Tolero also loves the outdoors, camping, and biking. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Hunter joined the Primrose Edina Team in September of 2021. Ms. Hunter very much enjoys working with children but has a very big soft spot for the littlest ones, especially the babies. Ms. Hunter especially loves watching the babies learn and figure out things for the first time. Ms. Hunter was born in Texas but grew up in Southern California. She moved to Minnesota a few months ago and is looking forward to enjoying the snow with her 3 children. Ms. Hunter is looking forward to meeting your baby and getting to partner with your family!
Ms. Long came from China. Her hometown is Hunan, China. She now lives in Edina with her husband and son. She has been working in the early education field for 8 years and over 6 years with infants.She enjoys working with children of all ages. Their smiles always brighten her day and she is happy to have the opportunity to work with these little smart angels at Primrose!
Ms. Ecoffey joined our team in February 2022 where she is a teacher in our Infant B room. Ms. Ecoffey is from Rapid City, South Dakata. She moved to Burnsville with her partner to crate new memories and adventures outside their hometown. She has one older brother and one little sister. In her spare time, she loves exploring hiking trails and go shopping. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Ayam joined our team in March 2022 where she is a support teacher in our Infant A and Infant B room. Ms. Ayam is from Afghanistan and moved to the United States in September 2021.She had three brothers and one sister; where she is currently live with her father and brother. She is engaged and her fiancé lives in Canada. She loved getting to know the babies. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Youngberg joined our team in February of 2022 where she is a teacher in our Toddler room. Ms. Youngberg is a mother of 2 boys; 12 and 15.She has a passion for working with young children ever since she could remember. She loves seeing the light bulb going off along with their smile. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Hugger joined our team in February of 2022 where she is a teacher in our Toddler room. Ms. Hugger is from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves to help others and is very creative with art projects. She continues to learn from her experiences in childcare. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Willis joined Primrose in December of 2021 where she started her journey teaching in our Infant A and Infant B Classrooms. In March, she became the Toddler A support teacher. She lives in Roseville with her grandmother and takes care of her each day. Ms. Willis has 3 siblings and helped raise each of them; she loves dance and astrology as well. She enjoys the working closely with the infants and their families and seeing each other milestones occur and encouraging them through this fun stage of life; she is looking forward to meeting your family and your child.
Ms. Buchanan is from Crystal, Minnesota. She joined our team November 2019. She’s been working with children since 2015 and wants to continue making and impact on children's lives. Her favorite things to do in her free time are watching movies or hanging out with her amazing nephew. Ms. Buchanan enjoys getting to be a special part in your child's life and be there with them on each milestone. We’re glad to have her join our Primrose family!
Ms. Lucas joined the Primrose Edina team in September of 2020. Ms. Lucas has her B.S. Degree in Human Development and Family Science with a Minor in Psychology. She has previously worked as an Assistant Teacher and a camp counselor and has always loved working with children. Ms. Lucas is so excited to get to know your families and continue to grow relationships with you throughout the school year.
Ms. Campos joined our team in May of 2021 where she is teaching in our Early Preschool and Preschool Pathways Pod. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Minnesota in the summer of 2020. She loves to cook and try new foods and is looking forward to getting to know your families and children.
Ms. Kamryn joined our team in January of 2022 as a school Support. She is now teaching solely in our Early Preschool classroom. Ms. Kamryn is from Rosemount, Minnesota. She currently is a senior in college and is studying speech language pathology. She loves to drink chai tea latte and loves her coffee. She look forwards to She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Parlier first joined the Primrose family in Rochester, MN in 2017. After being a float teacher and eventually an EPS 2 lead teacher, she and her husband moved to Edina where she joined our Preschool Pathways classroom for in 2019! Ms. Parlier graduated in 2016 with a BS in Elementary Education from Winona State University. However, she found a deep passion in working with early childhood students after starting at Primrose. Her favorite time of the day is Og’s Story Time and Early Art Masters Class! Ms. Parlier can’t wait to meet all the wonderful friends and families joining her classroom, and she is excited for all the growth and fun happening in the upcoming year.
Ms. Toivonen joined Ms. Parlier and the Primrose family Fall of 2019. Leading up to this position she has had over 5 years of experience teaching Preschool and Pre-K. Ms. T. found her passion for Early Childhood Education at a young age, starting as a teachers aid her freshman year of high school and then working her way up to lead teacher. She is currently working to finish her degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Toivonen LOVES circle time and finding creative ways to make learning exciting and fun for kids! She and her husband live in Minneapolis and spend most of their free time exploring Museums or spending time with her NINE nieces and nephews!
Ms. Geisler joined our team in February of 2022 where she joined our Preschool A classroom. She is now teaching solely in our Early Preschool and Preschool Pathways classroom as their support teacher. Ms. Geisler is from Racine, Wisconsin. She comes from a family of educators and knew teaching was a natural career path for her. She loves to travel and after high school, she was lucky enough to live in a van full time and was able to travel the United States. She looks forward to working with your children and families.
Ms. Simmons joined our team in March of 2022 where she is a teacher in our Preschool A classroom. Ms. Simmons studied in Paramedic Sciences to become an EMT before she realized her passion was in education. She loves how naturally smart, curious, and creative children are and loves to use those qualities to teach. Ms. Simmons looks forward to getting to know your children and families!
Ms. Lindquist attended Minnesota State University Mankato and graduated with a degree in special education. She enjoys working with children and watching them learn and grow. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and watching movies. Ms. Lindquist is thrilled to get to know the families and children in the Preschool B classroom.
Ms. Kambil has been with primrose since March of 2019. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Mumbai University in India. She has 15+ years of experience working in a Montessori school. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She is looking forward to a fun filled, and educational year!
Ms. Schramm joined our Primrose Edina team in September of 2021 where she can be found teaching in Preschool C. Ms. Schramm had her son in July of this year and he is in our Infant classroom enjoying the Wonder Program. Ms. Schramm is a huge fan of sports – mainly basketball and football. She enjoys traveling with her family either to the mountains or the beach. She loves a good caffeine pick-me up from either Caribou or Starbucks and can’t wait to get to know your children and families this school year!
Ms. Harrison is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa. She worked briefly as a substitute teacher before finding her niche in early childhood education. Ms. Harrison has 6 years of early preschool experience. She was awarded the National Childcare Teacher of the Year award in 2018. Ms. Harrison enjoys reading, watching movies, baking, and spending time with her friends, family and two pets. She looks forward to getting to know your family this school year .
Ms. Day has a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Educational Studies with Child and Family Context. She has 4 years experience as a preschool teacher, working with ages 3-5 years old. Ms. Day works in our Pre-K A classroom where she enjoys implementing our Balanced Learning curriculum and watching her students grow.
Ms. O’Bryan joined the Primrose team in August of 2021 where she can be found teaching in the Pre-K B team. She graduated from the U of M and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate. She worked as a direct support professional for four years, caring for children and adults with developmental and medical disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pets; she has two dogs, three chinchillas, and twenty fish. She hopes one day to own a home and land so that she can have a hobby farm and grow her own food. Ms. O’Bryan is excited to work with your children and families this school year.
Ms. Puri joined our Primrose Edina team in September of 2021 where she is teaching in our Pre-K A and Pre-K B classrooms.She is very sincere towards her work and she likes to be punctual and reliable for her students and co-teachers. Ms. Puri enjoys making new friends, signing, dancing, cooking, and painting just to name a few. She also really enjoys shopping. Her family lives in India and she lives here with her husband and son Tanush who is 10 years old. She is looking forward to getting to know your families this school year!