Primrose School of Fletcher Heights

Our Staff

  • Sarah Ellington, Director

    Sarah Ellington

    Director

    Ms. Ellington joined our Primrose Team in October 2012!

    Ms. Ellington has previously worked in our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms. From there, she worked her way up to the office as the Office Manager, Assistant Director and is now the Director. Ms. Ellington is always ready and willing to help out in any way she can. Her peers and students just adore her! We love seeing her smiling face every day! Ms. Ellington doesn't have any kids of her own, but loves to come and see all the happy faces through out the school, and loves to spend time with all of her nieces and nephews, some that even attend Primrose School of Fletcher Heights. .

  • Jill Chesbrough, Assistant Director

    Jill Chesbrough

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Chebrough became a part of our Primrose Family in September of 2015. She comes to Primrose with previous experience in Child Care for the past three years. Ms Chesbrough, is always ready for work, she will take on any task whether it is an easy one or a hard one. We can count on her to go into any classroom, and put a smile on any kids face. She one day plans to go back to school and get her degree in Elementary Education.

  • Johana Mahan, Curriculum Director

    Johana Mahan

    Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Mahan has been a valued Primrose employee for 15 years! Mrs. Mahan has tons of experience in the classroom, she used to be an Early Preschool teacher and then a Preschool teacher and now the Curriculum Director! She works side by side with the teachers here at the school perfecting the curriculum and enhancing the daily activities. Mrs. Mahan is married with two boys who have attended Primrose as well! In her free time she enjoys decorating, crafting and spending time with her family

  • Ashley Vitale, Assistant Curriculum Director

    Ashley Vitale

    Assistant Curriculum Director

    Ms. Vitale has been a part of our family since February 2015. She comes to us with experience in taking Child Development classes and helping out with her younger siblings, and family members. Ms. Vitale is currently enrolled in Glendale Community College and hopes to one day become a Pediatric Nurse. While Ms. Vitale isn’t working she loves to spend time with her friends and family.

  • Jordan Griffith, Office Manager

    Jordan Griffith

    Office Manager

    Ms. Griffith has been a part of our Primrose Family since 2014. Ms. Griffith has been in many different classrooms and has worn many different hats around our school but found out that the Office Manager fits her best. Ms. Griffith has a son, who attends our Kindergarten and she loves being able to watch him grow and learn and be in the same building as him. Ms. Griffith loves working for Primrose because she gets to see so many different kiddos every day, and help them accomplish all their daily activities.

  • Greg Lung, Campus Environmental Manager

    Greg Lung

    Campus Environmental Manager

    Mr. Lung joined our Primrose Team in June of 2014! Mr. Lung is our go-to-guy, anything that goes wrong in the school, he is always there to fix or repair whatever it may be. We are so grateful to have Mr. Lung apart of Primrose family.

  • Dee Ingram, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Dee Ingram

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Ingram has been a part of our Primrose team since 2005! She is one of our most dedicated teachers, and always arrives early to make sure that she is prepared for her day. Mrs. Ingram loves coming to work and helping her Kindergartens become more mature socially and grow academically, it is very rewarding to her to watch her students achieve their goals and watch their faces light up! When Mrs. Ingram isn't working, she loves being with her 5 sons, and 7 grandkids, and traveling to new places with her husband.


  • Priscilla Ortega, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Priscilla Ortega

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ortega has been a part of our Primrose team since March of 2007. Ms. Ortega is currently our Lead Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. Her customer service and attention to detail is appreciated by her parents, students and especially the Management Team. Her friendly demeanor wins over new students every time and parents leave feeling their child is loved, safe and well taken care of. These feelings are priceless when you’re a parent leaving your child in someone else’s care. She is is reliable, dedicated and we can count on seeing her smiling face every day. She is easy to work with and sets a great example to other employees. She follows all policies, never cuts corners and is trusted to train new staff members whenever possible. Ms. Ortega represents everything we could want in a Primrose Teacher and if we could clone her that would be a dream come true!!! We cannot express enough how grateful we are to have her as a part of our Primrose Family. You can now find her as a Lead teacher in our 4K2 classroom!

  • Shelby Berry, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Shelby Berry

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Berry has been has been a part of our Primrose family since March of 2017! Since she has started here at Primrose School of Fletcher Heights, Ms. Berry has been in our Early Preschool, Preschool and is currently our Pre-Kindergarten teacher! Ms. Berry is currently working towards her degree to become an Occupational Therapist for kids, and hopes to use her experience to help her reach that goal. Ms. Berry loves working for Primrose School of Fletcher Heights, because she gets to see kiddos reach their milestones, and loves being in the positive environment. When Ms. Berry isn't working, she loves spending time with her family and trying new things!

  • Angelina Rojo, Assistant Teacher

    Angelina Rojo

    Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Rojo has been a part of our Primrose team since October 2021! She is great at taking initiative to help her Lead teacher with curriculum and managing the classroom when needed. She loves working at Primrose School of Fletcher Heights because she loves kids and strives to be the best assistant she can be! On her free time she enjoys going on hikes and visiting lakes and beaches.

  • Aileen Bowers, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Aileen Bowers

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Bowers has been a part of our Primrose family since 2009! Mrs. Bowers has been in many different classrooms over the years, and has found a special place in our Preschool classroom. Mrs. Bowers, is very dedicated and creative, we can always count on her to have something planned to enhance our curriculum. She also has a very bubbly personality and her smiling face welcomes all of the kiddos every morning, and makes them love coming to school every day! Mrs. Bowers loves working at Primrose because she is able to help kids reach their milestones, and help them be the best they possibly can be!

  • Lacey Hahn, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Lacey Hahn

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Hahn has been apart of our family since March of 2018, and has been in our Infants, Toddler and found her most recent home in our Preschool classroom! Ms. Hahn is currently working towards her own personal goal of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. Ms. Hahn is always coming into work with a positive attitude, the biggest smile on her face and ready to take on any task. Ms. Hahn loves working for Primrose School of Fletcher Heights because of the Owners, Management team and getting to watch all the kiddos learn and grow! When Ms. Hahn isn't working she loves sending time with family, crafting with her circuit machine and doing yoga.

  • Izabell Speese, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Izabell Speese

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Speese has been a part of our Primrose Family since March of 2021! She joined us as one of our afternoon teachers, helping close down classrooms and has now became the Early Preschool Lead! Ms. Speese comes to Primrose with experience in being a part of the COOP program at her high school and hopes to one day become a high school teacher. Ms. Speese loves working at Primrose because she gets to help little ones achieve their goals, and it is a stepping stone in achieving her own personal goals! On her free time she enjoys shopping and doing all sorts of art, especially drawing!

  • Greg and Heather Legeza, Franchise Owner

    Greg and Heather Legeza

    Franchise Owners

    Thank you for your interest in Primrose School of Fletcher Heights. Owners Greg and Heather Legeza both attended the University of Cincinnati and moved to Arizona in 1997. Soon after they moved to the Peoria community, their son Derek joined the family and their daughter Kylie followed closely behind. Because of the lack of quality educational childcare in the area, Heather decided to quit her job as an elementary school teacher to stay at home with their children. Having a background in early childhood education, Heather knew what she was looking for a child care facility. After spending several days touring facilities, Heather found that the only thing that was available was basically, babysitting. Heather was looking for more, and it just was not available. After visiting a Primrose School in Cincinnati, Ohio, they knew Primrose was exactly what the Peoria community was in need of and decided to purchase a Primrose franchise. They were looking for more balance in their lives and a better quality educational opportunity for their children. Like so many parents in our community, they understand that a child's early years are crucial elements to a well rounded early childhood education. The Legeza's agreed that a private, preschool setting would benefit their family and the Peoria community. Primrose Schools recognize the importance of balance to parents: the need to juggle successfully work and family life and to find educational childcare that provides peace of mind. Primrose's exclusive Balanced Learning curriculum accomplishes this with purposeful play and nurturing guidance. We are so lucky to have been doing this since 2004. Thank you for your interest in Primrose School of Fletcher Heights. We are so excited to offer a quality educational private preschool to the Peoria community. We look forward to partnering in your child's education. Sincerely, Greg & Heather Legeza

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