Primrose School of Geist

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Teresa Coffey, Director

    Mrs. Teresa Coffey


    Hello, I’m Mrs. Coffey! 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.

  • Ms. Abby Christopher, Education Administrator

    Ms. Abby Christopher

    Education Administrator

    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.

  • Ms. Brianna Malicoat, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Brianna Malicoat

    Infant Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Tamira Coleman, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tamira Coleman

    Infant Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Cherish Negri, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Cherish Negri

    Infant Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Tracey Cloud, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tracey Cloud

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Tracey Cloud.  I was born in Sturbridge, England and raised in Lawrence, Indiana.  I am the mother of two children, a son 21 and a daughter 32.  I have a three-year-old grandson and another grandchild on the way.  When I am not spending time with my grandson, I love to spend time in my garden planting flowers and designing flower beds.  What I enjoy most about working with children is seeing those light bulb and Aha moments.  Children learn so much in the first few years, and I love being a part of it!

  • Ms. Yeon Yang, Infant/Support Teacher

    Ms. Yeon Yang

    Infant/Support Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Chrissy Cinfel, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chrissy Cinfel

    Infant Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Betsy Morris, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Betsy Morris

    Toddler Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Hannah Yates, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hannah Yates

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Hannah Yates and I have worked with children since 2019.  I graduated from Martinsville High School and attended Ball State for a while studying Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to starting the CDA program at Primrose soon. I plan to apply this education to my every day practice as a teacher.

    In my free time I love reading, watching shows, and spending time with my family. What I enjoy most about working with children is being able to help them discover who they are and learn everything about their personalities.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Andrea Brown, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Andrea Brown

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi, I’m Andrea Brown, and I grew up in Fairmount, Indiana, and I have three brothers and a twin sister.  My parents run a church in Upland, Indiana, and my youngest brother is 13 years old and runs a worship band.  I was an ABA Therapist for 5 years where I taught children with Autism. In my free time, I love to hang out with my partner and two cats playing video games or watching TV.  I love reading a good book with my fur babies. What I enjoy most about working with children is seeing the joy on their faces when they accomplish something they thought to be impossible.

  • Ms. Liz Wyatt, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Liz Wyatt

    Toddler Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Jackie Stewart, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jackie Stewart

    Early Preschool Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Lisa Pirogora, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lisa Pirogora

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Vasilisa Pirogora - I go by Lisa, and I am excited to join the Primrose team! I graduated from Hamilton Southeaster High School. In my free time I enjoy spending it with my family going to the park for a picnic. I enjoy working with children because I love to see them smile and the opportunity to make their day better.  I enjoy giving children good memories they will remember for a long time!

  • Ms. Mallory Moore, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mallory Moore

    Early Preschool Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Jenna Lopez, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jenna Lopez

    Early Preschool Teacher

    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!

  • Ms. Kayla Abel, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kayla Abel

    Early Preschool Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Julia Lopez, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Julia Lopez

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi – my name is Julia Lopez, and I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Options Charter School in Westfield.

    I love nature, and in my free time I love to go for walks with my dog, Harley.  I also love to shop and hang out with my family.

    What I love most about working with children is being able to support their growth and watch them flourish every day.  It is truly amazing to get to know each one and guide their growth an celebrate it!

  • Ms. Cindy Harmon, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Cindy Harmon

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Cindy Harmon, and I am from Indianapolis.  I have a BS in Elementary Education and over 15 years Early Childhood experience as a teacher as well as a school Director.  In my free time I enjoy camping, boating, and most anything outdoors.  I also love simply spending time with my family and grandchildren! I enjoy watching children to see how they think and love teaching them new things every day and learn what they can teach us. I am grateful to share the love of life and enthusiasm that education brings to their little minds that results in a smile!

  • Ms. Jami Wattenbach, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jami Wattenbach

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Jami Wattenbach, and I am excited to join the Primrose team! I grew up in the country in North Judson, Indiana and started working with children right out of high school at a small daycare as I attended college.  I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education as well as my CDA Certificate.  I moved to Georgia where I worked at a large preschool as a Pre-K teacher from 2009-2020 and as their Program Specialist until 2022.  I recently moved back to Indiana to be with family. In my free time I like to play in my craft room. The thing I enjoy most about working with children is celebrating the little successes every day.  I may not have children of my own, but everyday I have the privilege of taking care of the children in my class.

  • Ms. Courtney Gibson, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Courtney Gibson

    Preschool Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Sarah Farnsley, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Farnsley

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi! My name is Sarah Farnsley, and I am originally from Horseheads, New York.  I have a Secondary Health Education Degree for K-12 and have been a youth counselor for Cheming County Youth Kids Summer Camps.  In my free time I like to spend time horseback riding with my daughter.  My husband and I love animals and have two cats (1 with fur and one hairless!) and our sweet, big dog!  We also have a bearded dragon.  I love to cook, but am not great at baking.  We also love traveling to Florida and staying at the beach!  What I enjoy most about working with children is that every day is different.  I love to watch them develop their own personalities, thoughts, humor, etc.  Children have such sweet and kind energy, they truly know how to brighten one’s day! I look forward to getting to know everyone here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Victoria Linville, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Victoria Linville

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Kristin Jacobi, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Kristin Jacobi

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! I am Mrs. Kristin Jacobi, and I am originally from Englewood, Florida. I worked at Primrose of Gray Eagle for five years and gained my Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in 2016. In my free time I enjoy hiking, bird watching, and visiting new playgrounds with my two kids! What I enjoy most about working with children is being able to be silly in the classroom!

  • Ms. Ashley Scott, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Scott

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    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!

  • Mrs. Misty Dickerson, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Misty Dickerson

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi, My name is Misty Dickerson. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am excited to join the team at Primrose Geist. I attended college at Ivy Tech as well as dental assisting school. I have seven years Early Childhood experience and love teaching children new things in fun and interesting ways.  I enjoy listening to children explain things in their own way and love that even though they are new to the world, they have so much to teach us like to always be curious, excited, and  fearless, to feel your feelings, and to keep growing a little every day!  In my free time I have started a new hobby of gardening and canning food.  I also love reading, fishing, camping, biking, baking, and kayaking.  If it is outdoors, my family and I are doing it!   I am married to my husband Matt, and we have three kids Gavin 18, Audrey 13, and my step-son Andrew 16.  We have two kittens, a dog, and a bearded dragon!   I look forward to getting to know everyone here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Kellie Tichenor, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kellie Tichenor

    Support Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Brea Davenport, Support Teacher

    Ms. Brea Davenport

    Support Teacher

    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.

  • Ms. Courtney Kellams, Support Teacher

    Ms. Courtney Kellams

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Taylor Savinon, Support Teacher

    Ms. Taylor Savinon

    Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Taylor Savinon. I am originally from Noblesville, Indiana and graduated from Noblesville Highschool.  I was a teacher for one year at the Primrose in Grand Park. In my free time I like to dance and draw.

    What I enjoy most about working with children is seeing them grow and learn!

  • Ms. Chloie Buckner, Support Teacher

    Ms. Chloie Buckner

    Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Chloie Buckner!  I was born in Roanoke Rapids in the state of North Carolina, and this is my first experience in early childhood education. In my free time I really enjoy drawing, doodling, and love watching “Let’s Play” on New Horror Games!  I also really enjoy collecting vintage-like pastel clothing (especially dresses!) and “Hello Kitty and Friends” merch - (My Melody is my favorite!)  I am the middle child of five total (including me and two step-sibling.)  My parents currently are still in North Carolina waiting for me.  What I enjoy most about working with children are how silly they are and how well they listen! I am excited to join the Preschool team at Primrose Geist, and I look forward to getting to know everyone here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Hilary Harriman, Support Teacher

    Ms. Hilary Harriman

    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.

  • Ms. Dulce Garcia, Support Teacher

    Ms. Dulce Garcia

    Support Teacher

    Hi, I am Dulce Garcia and am originally from Indianapolis.  I graduated from Lawrence North High School.  I am the oldest of four siblings; two boys and one girl. I have worked for Lawrence Township Schools as an adminstrative assistant and as an assistant teacher. I love to cook and bake in my free time and play online with friends. I enjoy working with children because they bring out my creative mind, they teach you to be patient, and I get to be part of their growth.  I love seeing their little goals like counting to a higher number or tying their shoe!  Children come with loads of energy and keep you energized.  I believe working with children makes you grow in an unexpected way. 

  • Ms. Leslie Aguinaga-Moreno, Support Teacher

    Ms. Leslie Aguinaga-Moreno

    Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Leslie Aguinaga-Moreno, and I am excited to join the Primrose team! I am from Fishers, and I currently attend IUPUI.  2023 will be my first-year teaching young children. I enjoy listening to music, running, and cooking in my free time!  I live with my parents, an older sister, and two younger brothers.  Most of my family lives in Mexico, so the family I live with means a lot.  We are very close and enjoy spending time together. Ever since I was little, I loved being around children.  I enjoy building bonds with the children and their parents.


  • Ms. Hafsa Rizwan, Support Teacher

    Ms. Hafsa Rizwan

    Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Hafsa Rizwan, and I am excited to join the Primrose team! I am from Fremon, California and have three younger brothers and a 12-year old Chihuahua named Marco.  I have an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education and am on the path for my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University.  I have babysat full time for about five years, and did my preschool practicum at Ivy Tech for four months and doing an ongoing infant/toddler practicum with Ball State. In my free time I like to play video games, build Gundam models, and try new foods. I enjoy being the role model children can look up to.  I love to watch them learn and grow – their minds are growing and are so excited and ready to learn.  I enjoy seeing their bright smiles and positive attitudes toward learning and playing.  Being able to come up with games and activities for children to engage in and watching them have fun and learn essential skills is very rewarding.

  • Anita and Harrison Boyd, Franchise Owner

    Anita and Harrison Boyd

    Franchise Owners

    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!

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