Hello, I’m Ms. Lovejoy! I joined Primrose School of Geist as a Preschool teacher in 2018, and I have been working with children for over eight years now. I hold an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Certification of Administration in Early Childhood Education. I also completed my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Special Education. After teaching for several years, I joined the leadership team first as the Administrative Assistant in 2020. I found my love of children being raised in a big family. I look forward to growing in experience as an educator and forming meaningful relationships with the Primrose families and staff.
Hello, I’m Ms. Abby Christopher. I am from Greenfield, IN and now live in Indianapolis with my husband and cat, Belle. I joined the Primrose team in 2018 as a Preschool teacher, and joined the leadership team in September 2021! I graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2014. Since graduating, I have worked as a youth counselor for Carnival Cruise Lines, taught 6th grade ELA, and have been a preschool teacher. When I am not working, I enjoy watching movies with my husband and planning our next Disney trip.
Hi I'm Brianna and I am from Indianapolis where I have lived my entire life. I joined Primrose Geist in 2020. I graduated from Broad Ripple High School and I have taken courses at Ivy Tech community college for Early Childhood Education. I started babysitting children in high school which is when I found my love for children. I was a nanny and I also worked at a Primrose location in Fishers for over a year.
I have a one year old daughter named Penelope and I have found so much joy in being a mother. In my free time, I love taking family walks and spending time with her. I am so happy to be a part of the Primrose family again and I am excited to spend time with your children each day!
Hello, my name is Tamira Coleman! I joined Primrose Geist in 2019 as an Infant Support teacher. I am originally from Kalamazoo, MI and I moved to Indy in 2015 with my husband, John, and son, Xander. I have been in child care since 2012. I am currently working on my CDA (Child Development Associate). I love spending time with my boys during my free time. I worked at a Primrose in Fishers several years ago and I am happy to be back at one!
Hi my name is Ms. Chrissy Cinfel! I joined Primrose Geist in 2021 first as a Support teacher, before finding out the Infant classroom was the place for me! I am originally from Indianapolis and now live in McCordsville with my husband and our three children. I originally went to school for my CNA after high school and then took courses for Elementary Education at Ball State. I worked at my children’s preschool when they were young and did plenty of babysitting in my home as well. For the past several years I worked as an Instructional Assistant at New Pal High School, with students with special needs. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 18 years now. In my free time we enjoy spending time as a family with our kids ages 18, 16, and 15. I love to watch children get excited about learning new things and watch them use their imagination, and am excited to help them do so here at Primrose.
Hi, my name is Cherish Negri and I am from Greenwood, Indiana. I joined the Infant family at Primrose Geist in 2021. Growing up, I loved helping my mom with our in-home daycare and then babysitting as soon as I was able to. After graduating from high school, I gained experience in a few early childhood settings, working with Infants, Toddlers, and in Pre-K as well. I also had my own in-home child care center for several years. I love seeing children's faces light up when they learn something new or just have a loving interaction. In my free time I am a busy mother to 2 daughters and 2 sons, 3 of whom are grown now! I also have 1 grand-daughter and 4 grandsons I love to spend time with. I am a homebody and enjoy relaxing at home with my family and our dog, fish, and pet frog!
Hello, I am Ms. Carlee McCulloch and I am so happy to join the team at Primrose! I am from Metamora, a small town in southern Indiana. I spent my whole life there, before heading to college where I graduated in the summer of 2019, with my bachelor's in fine arts with a focus on Hispanic cultural studies. I look forward to continuing my education here at Primrose through their CDA program. My passion for children sparked at a young age when I began teaching Sunday school. Since then, I have worked for a nonprofit organization helping at-risk youth, and most recently taught at a child-care center with ages 1-3. Also, I am the mother of a curious, adventurous, baby girl who was born in 2020! I love making a difference in the lives of children and watching them grow. My favorite thing about them is their curiosity! I can’t wait to get to know the children and start this adventure with them.
My name is Danielle Welty, I am originally from Elkhart, Indiana, and now live in Anderson. My experience with children has been limited to my family and babysitting, though I have felt drawn to teaching for a while now. After high school, I attended Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in design for Social Impact. My most recent role was as the Activities Director at an assisted living facility, where I loved coming up with activities and engaging the elderly residents. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and taking walks, but I spend most of my time creating artwork. I love to paint, draw, sculpt, build, and recreate. When I’m not building my art portfolio, I spend time with family and friends and love to play card games. I enjoy working with children because they are inspiring and creative, and they push me to come up with new solutions. I am absolutely fascinated by the joy children can radiate and love seeing their smiles every day!
Hello, I’m Ms. Yeon (Pronounced Yun). I am from Seoul, South Korea. I have raised two amazing daughters and assist helping with my granddaughter who is twelve months old. In my free time I like to spend time with my family. Especially time with my granddaughter, Sloan. I also very much enjoy reading and taking long walks. I am excited to work at Primrose because I enjoy watching children explore the world around them. It’s a joy to watch them grow and learn.
Hi, my name is Betsy Morris. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Louisville. I am a proud parent of two grown daughters. My experience working with children began when I started my own licensed in-home preschool. I had the joy of running it for over 19 years. I enjoy watching children learn new concepts and grow. I genuinely like to be a part of this process and I like to have fun along the way! I look forward to being a part of that growth and develop here at Primrose. In my free time I like to garden, participate in water sports, and spend time at the pool with my grandchildren. I also enjoy yoga and Qigong for daily mediation practices.
Hello, I'm Ms. Jackie! I joined Primrose in 2020. I am from New Whiteland, Indiana. I graduated High School in 2015 and did a semester studying Criminal Justice at Vincennes University and did 3 semesters studying Psychology at Ivy Tech Community College. I have competed my CDA (Child Development Associates) and worked with children since 2008. I've always wanted to work with children because I love seeing them learn new things while also figuring the world out and discovering who they are. I enjoy working with children because of their sense of no fear, creativity, and natural curiosity. I love when a child comes up to me and asks the multiple questions about whatever it is they are curious about. I'm very excited to learn new things not only from the Primrose Staff but also the children here at Primrose. I feel we can learn just as much from children as children can learn from us. My favorite color is purple and I'm a big fan of Carrie Underwood. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my boyfriend. I also enjoy watching football, hockey, baseball, Netflix, and occasionally attending concerts.
Hi, my name is Jenna Lopez. I was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers. I am currently enrolled at Ball State University pursuing a degree in marketing. My passion for working with children started at an early age including experience with helping a family friend with her in-home daycare. I enjoy building strong connections and bonds with children and love seeing them learn and grow. In my free time I love to watch movies, draw, paint, and shop. I have a lot of siblings in sports, so watching them on the weekends is one of my favorite things to do!
Hello, my name is Ellissa Doles. I joined the Early Preschool team at Primrose in 2020. I am originally from up north a bit, Elkhart, Indiana. I moved to Indianapolis few months ago to finish up my student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom here in Indy. I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a minor in Applied Behavioral Analysis. While completing my degree I was able to gain some experience in childcare and in the ABA field. My senior year of high school, I worked at a secondary school for children of abuse and neglect. Once starting college, I worked at the Infant and Toddler Center at Ball State for three years before moving up with my toddlers to teach for a year in a preschool classroom. I decided to go into the field of working with children because they are just amazing tiny humans. They seem to amaze me every day with what they know and how quickly they pick different ideas up and put ideas together in such interesting ways. I really don’t think I could find something better than getting to be a part of this growth and to have the privilege to help mold that learning and development.
Hi, my name is Mallory Moore. I joined Primrose Geist in 2021. I grew up in Mooresville, Indiana, actually! My experience working with children started when I helped take care of my little sister when I was younger. Most recently, I have been helping my 10-year-old brother with homework and reading. In high school, I worked as a teacher’s assistant in a few 4th and 5th grade classrooms. I previously have worked in restaurants and at the Indianapolis airport, but I have realized I really love working with children. In my free time, I like to go out and do things with my boyfriend and family, including my sister. I enjoy seeing how children think about things and being around them just makes me happy!
Hi, my name is Liz Wyatt. I grew up in Bloomington, IN and moved to the Fishers area in 2006. I graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree in business. I have been married 19+ years and have 4 wonderful daughters. In my free time I like to exercise and plan lake trips with my children. I am an avid runner. I enjoy all the energy children bring and love watching them grow with all their different and unique abilities. I am excited to get to know all the families at Primrose!
Hello! My name is Kayla Abel. I joined Primrose in 2020 as a Support teacher, then moved to the Early Preschool 2 classroom. I was born here in Indiana and I currently live in Indianapolis. I graduated in 2019 from Mt. Vernon High School. I have been working in the early childhood field since 2017. I will be pursuing my CDA in the near future here at Primrose. I love working in this field because I get to help children and watch as they grow, learn, and accomplish new skills. I love working in a positive environment. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, going shopping, and going to the lake.
Hi, my name is Ms. Makayla Johnson, and I am excited to join Primrose in May of 2022. I recently moved from Northern Virginia to the Indy area. I have my high school diploma and experience working at another accredited childcare program. I have worked with infants up through children five years of age in several settings. I have loved working with children and have been babysitting and working with children for almost 10 years now. I enjoy working with children to help guide them into making good decisions and reaching their full protentional. I myself have a 20-month-old son and I love seeing him grow. During my free time I love to watch movies, play with my son and enjoy good food. I am thrilled to join as a support teacher helping in the Infant, Toddler, and Early Preschool classrooms at Primrose!
Hi, my name is Victoria Linville. I joined Primrose Geist in 2021. I was adopted from Ukraine when I was very young, and have lived in Noblesville ever since. I have been working with children for several years, mainly with ages 2-6 year olds. I have completed my CDA (Child Development Associate) in Preschool/Pre-K, and am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Most recently I have worked at another licensed child care center in the area as Support/Float and have worked in the restaurant industry as well. In my free time, I enjoy reading, journaling and being out in nature walking and hiking. What I enjoy most about working with children is watching them grow and reach milestones. I strive to be a positive role model for children while helping them reach goals. I am excited to join Primrose as part of the Preschool team.
Hello, I'm Ms. Courtney! I joined Primrose Geist in 2019, and have worked primarily in Preschool 2 since then. I spent most of my younger years in Germany. I have completed some college class in education. I have worked with children since 2008 and enjoy teaching. I have two dogs, Willie and Lola, and a daughter that I welcomed in 2020. During my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and doing puzzles.
Hi my name is Ms. Brianna Donnell! I joined the Primrose team in 2021. I am originally from Charleston, Illinois and just moved to the area in June of 2021. I have been working with children on the autism spectrum ranging in age from 5-7 years old since 2018, in a school setting. I completed my Associates degree in Special Education and am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, with a dual certification in Special Ed. I have learned so much about working with children of all different abilities. I love spending time with my husband and family in my free time and doing anything outdoors. My favorite part about working with children is seeing each child's growth throughout the year!
Hi! I am Ms. Chloe Marsh and I am originally from Southport, Indiana. I am excited to join the Preschool team at Primrose Geist in March 2022. I recently graduated from Butler University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I also earned a psychology minor certification in educational neuroscience. My student teaching was in a Kindergarten classroom and I have past experience tutoring in math and language arts as well. Prior to that experience, I was a nanny for eight years and volunteered as a child life specialist. Most recently I worked as a case manager at the Department of Child Services, managing a caseload of families and children in the foster care system. I have eight siblings myself! In my free time I enjoy playing piano, singing, painting, and taking my dog to the dog park. My favorite thing about working with children is their honesty and imagination!
Hello, I am Ms. Holly Dyson! I joined the Pre-K team at Primrose Geist in 2021! I grew up in a small town in northern Indiana and then moved to Bloomington after high school. I earned my B.S. in Early Childhood Education at Indiana University in 2020. I have worked with children for many years, at the Harmony School in Bloomington and more recently Saint Paul Catholic school. There I was a Title 1 teacher, supporting students with reading and math lessons. I also gained experience as a 2nd grade and Kindergarten student teacher during my time at IU. Overall, my field experiences were mainly with children ages 1-10 years old. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and hanging out with my two cats! What I find most enjoyable about working with children is that each day is something new and exciting. Helping a child learn and use new skills that will help them in life is immensely fulfilling to me!
Hi, my name is Megan DeLee, and I joined the Pre-Kindergarten teaching team at Primrose in 2021. I am originally from West Lafayette, Indiana, and now live in the Geist area. I completed over two years of general studies courses at Ivy Tech, and hold my Child Development Associate (CDA). I have worked in the professional school setting for over ten years, most recently as a Support teacher at a nearby school. I have worked with all ages, and find Pre-K to be my favorite to work with. My favorite thing to do with students is reading and art activities. I love being a part of my students’ journey and getting to see how much they develop, learn, and grow. We are their home away from home and I strive to create a space where children fee safe, loved, and excited to learn! My family is very close, and I love spending time with my sister and two brothers. In my free time, I enjoy going to our lake house in Michigan, watching Notre Dame football, reading, listening to country music, and being outside camping and fishing.
Hi, I'm Ms. Scott! I joined Primrose in 2019. I have a true passion to work with children. As a mother of two and several years of working with children of all ages I know I have made the right choice to be a teacher. Before Primrose I was a 1:1 aid at an elementary school and before that I stayed home with my son. I now have two children, Bentley and Amiyah. I earned my Associates of Science in Education from Ivy Tech and I am currently enrolled at WGU to continue my education for my bachelors.
One of my favorite parts about being a teacher is watching how much a child can grow from the time they walk into class to their last day in class. Outside of teaching I love spending time with my children and going on adventures with them. I am excited to get to know all the children here at Primrose and help them grow for their future!
Hi, I am Ervin Webster, and I am originally from Indianapolis, IN. I joined the Pre-Kindergarten team at Primrose Geist in December of 2021. I lived in Kentucky for the past several years but am happy to be back near my friends and family. Most recently, I was a Preschool teacher at Primrose School of East Louisville. Before that, I worked with children at Pee Wee Valley Child Development Center and Nu Heights Academy, for a total of over six years. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky State University, where I took many music, theatre, and child development courses, after graduating from Lawrence North High School. I find working with children to be so fun and rewarding. I have fun every single day in my job! I love seeing the growth in children as they learn as well. In my free time, you can find me watching movies, going to concerts, or singing and enjoying the theatre.
Hello, I am Ms. Erika! I joined Primrose Geist in 2021. I am a Private Music Instructor with a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Performing Arts obtained from Dana School of Music Youngstown State University. Born in Ohio, I moved to Indianapolis twenty years ago. I have gathered early childhood experience in babysitting, familial, observation, research and care for Infant and Toddler ages as well as an education background in teaching music to students with Autism, child, adolescent and adult phases in both voice and piano. I have also gathered experience in education while working as a Teachers Assistant in privately instructed atmosphere, teaching an elected course and serving in an after school extended care program. I have taught voice and piano for child adolescent and adult phases combined twenty plus years. I have also gathered experience in education and social behaviour with minors and studies in both psychology and social behaviour. I was recently accepted into the Masters of Divinity Program and Biblical World Studies at Liberty University. In my free time I enjoy composing music, writing and spending time with my daughter in the outdoors. I enjoy working with children in an environment that supports their growth and healthy development as well as their learning and inquiry in assisting children to build healthy social and emotional skills. I am looking forward to accomplishing my CDA within the Primrose Program and cultivating relations with the wonderful and positive staff!
Hi my name is Ms. Kellie Tichenor! I joined Primrose Geist in 2021. I am from Indianapolis and went to Pike High School. I am the youngest of 5 siblings. I have taken courses at IUPUI and Ivy Tech in pursuit of my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at several early childhood centers including Creative Learning, Purpose of Life Academy, and Open Door Academy. I have worked with Infants through Preschool age children. My love of working with children began when I was 16 years old and my first niece was born. I loved being a part of all my nieces and nephews lives, helping get them ready for kindergarten! I enjoy being with children and teaching them things and feeling the love reciprocated. In my free time, I like to be with my family and travel.
Hi! My name is Kendra Harris. I joined Primrose Geist in 2021. I am originally from Urbana, Illinois, but recently moved to Beech Grove. I have been working with children for over eight years now. After high school I worked as a CNA for nearly 10 years before deciding working with children was my true passion. I am currently working towards my Associates degree in child development, which I hope to finish in the next year or so. My most recent experience was working specifically with school-age children at a licensed child care facility in Illinois. I enjoy teaching children new and exciting things and I love how working with children can light up my day and warm my heart. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers, as well as 20 nieces and nephews and 4 god-children, many here in Indiana. I love spending my free time with family and friends, decorating cakes, and watching movies. I look forward to getting to know many of the students at Primrose as a Support teacher!
Hello, my name is Ms. Hilary! I joined Primrose Geist in 2019. I have been teaching since August 2014. I first started teaching when I decided to follow my passion for working with kids. I babysat all through high school, and have many cousins. I have two art degrees. My first degree is an AFA in general Fine Arts from Ivy Tech. My second degree is a BFA in textiles from Indiana University. While in school, I took some early childhood education classes. In 2018 I also received my CDA. I have worked with all ages, most recently Preschool and Pre-K age groups. In my free time, you can usually find my at home with my husband Drew. Drew and I recently bought a house, so we are constantly working on fixing it up. We also love to go camping, and have a fur child named Ash. In my free time I loved to draw, paint, work in my garden, and go to Chicago to visit my two nephews, Will and Bennett.
Hi, my name is Ms. Jordan Fox and I am excited to join Primrose Geist in February 2022. My experience with children began with teaching dance with children of all ages. I love teaching little ones to dance, move, and groove! I hold a Master's in Social Work and worked with children and families in the foster care system for several years. I remain active in dance and theatre as well as marketing and event planning. My daughter has attended Primrose since 2019, and I am thrilled to join the team working with Toddlers and Early Preschool age groups mainly. Helping little ones grow and learn through play and interactions is such an exciting and rewarding job!
In my free time I enjoy watching Disney with my daughter, going for Harley rides with my husband, and travelling.
Hi my name is Teresa Borley, or Teri for short! I joined Primrose in December of 2021 as part of the Toddler team. I am originally from Barstow, California. I realized my love for working with children when I started babysitting at a young age. I am currently a substitute teacher for Parallel Education Division and work with children with special needs during the day. I have attended Western Governors University, and am still working towards a degree at this time. I enjoy just about everything about working with children and love their curiosity. In my free time I like to read and play games!
Hi, my name is Jessica Hoop. I have lived in Indianapolis my entire life. I am currently a student at Indiana Wesleyan University and will be graduating this fall 2023. I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Fine Arts. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms and supported the teachers during my student teaching. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also like to draw and read. I enjoy working with children because they are our future. I want to teach students the importance of learning and how it can be fun. Children are curious and I love how they can provide interesting insights at such an early age!
Hi! My name is Ms. Brea Davenport, and I am excited to join Primrose in March of 2022. I have a high school diploma and some college courses as well. My career in childcare began when I volunteered at a Montessori program that my children attended years ago. Most recently I have worked in real estate and as a clinical operations manager, and then had some time at home with my youngest daughter who is now two years old. I am thrilled to be starting my new journey with Primrose as a Support teacher! I love teaching, playing with, and helping little ones thrive and reach their fullest potential. I enjoy working with children and forming trusting relationships over time through positive interactions.
Hi, my name is Jewel Kim. I was born in Indianapolis, IN. My education background is that I am currently pre-med and hoping to one day become a psychiatrist. I have always been fascinated with the mind, how it works and how I can help others. I am excited to start my career at Primrose in June of 2022! I have enjoyed teaching children from a young age. I have been active in my church since the eighth grade helping watch, teach, and connect with the children. What I enjoy most about working with children is creating a special bond with each unique child. I think young children need engagement, opportunities to explore and play to truly learn. I want to make an environment where children feel safe, and I can facilitate learning through Primrose lessons and purposeful play! In my free time I like to take walks with friends and families, coffee runs with my sister, going to church and overall, just any quality time with loved ones
Hi, we are Anita and Harrison Boyd, the proud parents of a sweet and fun loving boy, Connor, an animated and cheerful girl, Savannah and the newest addition, Henry. Our Primrose story began just before our oldest son was born when we started looking for child care in the Atlanta area. As working parents, we recognize the value of having your child cared for in a safe, nurturing environment that ultimately feels like an extension of your family. We looked at several preschools and were impressed with the warmth we felt at Primrose and its Balanced Learning® approach, which includes character development.
When the opportunity arose to open a Primrose school in Anita’s hometown of Indianapolis, we knew we wanted to give families the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are doing the best thing for their children and deliver the amazing Primrose experience we had as Primrose parents ourselves. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring high-quality early education to the community in which Anita grew up.
Anita earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University before moving to Atlanta to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from Emory University. As a physical therapist, Anita always enjoyed helping others reach their full potential, and is excited to put that passion toward helping children learn and grow at our school. Harrison attended Auburn University for his undergraduate degree in architecture and Georgia State University for his master’s in real estate. We met through a mutual friend in Atlanta and spent 11 wonderful years there, and are thrilled this opportunity brought us to Indy to raise our family!
We are passionately committed to providing the highest quality care and education for our own children as well as yours. We invite you to see first-hand what differentiates Primrose School of Geist from other child care centers, and look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Primrose family!