Primrose School at Grand Park

Our Staff

  • Amanda Thompson, Director

    Amanda Thompson

    Director

    Amanda Thompson is the Director of the Primrose School at Grand Park. Amanda joined the Primrose team in 2008. She started her Primrose career as a preschool teacher at the Primrose School at WestClay and after three years moved up to Assistant Director. Amanda originally went to college for criminal justice and after discovering a passion for Preschool aged children went back to school to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Administration. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children; Ethan and Scarlett.

  • Samantha Shipman, Assistant Director

    Samantha Shipman

    Assistant Director

    Sam Shipman is one of our Assistant Directors. She has over six years of childcare experience, including as a Teacher, Assistant Director, and Director at another childcare center. She also holds a bachelors degree in Child, Adult & Family Services from Iowa State University. In her free time, Ms. Sam enjoys reading, crafting, and hanging out with her little dog, Dexter!

  • Michelle Kreischer, Operations Manager

    Michelle Kreischer

    Operations Manager

    Michelle started her Primrose career as a Kindergarten teacher before becoming the Assistant Director at one of our sister schools. She has since become the operations manager for all four of our Primrose locations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and taught in the public school system before joining Primrose. She is a wonderful support to our school and helps out with IT, new school set up and anything behind the scenes. When she is not at Primrose she is a busy mom of three under three! We are so glad that she is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Nevin, Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Nevin

    Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Nevin is our wonderful kitchen manager. She comes to Primrose with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Ms. Nevin previously worked in the public school system as a kitchen manager. She does a fabulous job implementing our balanced menu. We are glad that she is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Miranda, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Miranda

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Miranda joined the Primrose team a few years ago and has worked in early childhood education for over 7 years. She has experience in all age groups, but especially enjoys working with the infants. She enjoys interacting with them and watching them learn. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and husband. We are so glad that Ms. Miranda is a part of our Primrose team!


  • Ms. Rachel, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Rachel

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Rachel is one of our wonderful infant teachers. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She first joined Primrose in 2015 and has worked in every classroom. Rachel is excited to join the Grand Park team as one of our infant teachers! In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Ms. Camille, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Camille

    Infant Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Melinda, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Melinda

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Melinda joined Primrose in 2007. In her time with Primrose she has taught in both Infants and Pre-Kindergarten. Ms. Melinda has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University. She loves to watch the babies grow and learn. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two boys and attending their Boy Scout meetings and camping trips! We are so glad that Ms. Melinda is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Michelle, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Michelle

    Infant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Michelle joins our Primrose team with a lot of experience in early childhood education. She previously taught in the Westfield school system. She also attended college where she studied elementary education. Ms. Michelle loves watching the babies achieve new developmental milestones. We are so glad that she is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Sharon

    Infant Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Skylar

    Toddler Teacher

    Bio Coming soon!

  • Ms. Rabecca

    Toddler Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Nellys, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Nellys

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Nellys is joining our Primrose team with many years of experience. She has her doctorate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She loves working with the little ones and knows their needs well. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two children. We are so glad that she is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Maria, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Maria

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Maria transferred from another Primrose school to join our team. Maria started working in a Preschool setting in 1999.She remained there for six years before leaving to raise her own two boys. Maria has experience working with every age group. We are lucky to have her as an addition to our team!

  • Ms. Taylor, Toddler/Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Taylor

    Toddler/Early Preschool Teacher

    Bio Coming soon!

  • Ms. Ana, Toddler/Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Ana

    Toddler/Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Ana Padilla has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since the year 2000. She joined Primrose in 2010. She has earned her Child Development Associates and has worked with nearly every age group. Prior to joining our Primrose team, she worked both as a teacher and as an Assistant Director at another early childhood facility. We are so glad that she is a part of our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Andera, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Andera

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Andera has joined our Primrose team with experience in Early Childhood Education. She previously taught at another facility and also has a son of her own. We are so glad that Ms. Andera is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Tanya, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Tanya

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Tanya started her Primrose journey in 2011. She has many years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Tanya has worked with Early Preschool, Infants and Toddlers. She holds a Child Development Associate's in Infants and Toddlers. We are excited to have her join our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Randa, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa is a wonderful addition to our Early Preschool classroom. She holds a Child Development Associate's and has many years of experience. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two children and being involved in her church. We are so glad that she has joined our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Randa, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa joined Primrose a few years ago and has been a wonderful addition. She has fourteen years of experience working with children and has her Bachelors degree in Education. At any given time you will find her engaging with the children in fun and exciting ways! She brings so many great things to our team and we are thankful to have her here with us!

  • Ms. Kat, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kat

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kat is joining us with years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with all ages and really enjoys watching the children grow and learn. Ms. Kat has earned a General Studies degree. We are so glad that she is a part of our team!

  • Ms. Meriber, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Meriber

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Meriber has joined our Primrose with previous teaching experience at one of our sister schools. She also has experience teaching at another childcare facility. Ms. Meriber enjoys making connections with each child and implementing the Balanced Learning Curriculum. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children. We are so glad that she is a part of our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Maddy, Early Preschool / Preschool Pathways Support

    Ms. Maddy

    Early Preschool / Preschool Pathways Support

    Ms. Maddy started her Primrose journey at our sister school, the Primrose School at Bridgewater. She recently joined our Grand Park team. Ms. Maddy holds an associates degree in child development. She has worked with special needs children for ten years now. She loves watching children grow and learn new things. We are so glad that she is a part of our team!

  • Ms. Heidy, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Heidy

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Heidy joined Primrose in 2011 and graduated with a science degree in Tropical Agroforestry from Landivar University. She also has her bilingual CDA from Ivy Tech. She has worked with children of a variety of ages and has volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for years. In her spare time she enjoys going to church and exercising.

  • Ms. Adisa, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Adisa

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Adisa joins us with many years of experience in early childhood education. She started her Primrose career at one of our sister schools in 2017. She has also worked in the Westfield school systems. In her free time Ms. Adisa is busy traveling to soccer tournaments with her sons. We are so glad that she is a part of our team!

  • Ms. Claudia, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Claudia

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Claudia is joining our Preschool Pathways classroom with years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She previously worked at one of our sister schools and we are excited to have her join our Grand Park team! Ms. Claudia attended the Art Institute where she studied Interior Design and Interior Architecture. She enjoys implementing the Balanced Learning Curriculum and watching her students grow!

  • Ms. Marian, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marian

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marian is our wonderful Preschool teacher. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Education and has 8 years of experience working with children and taught second grade before joining Primrose. Ms. Marian started her Primrose journey at another Primrose location and joined the Grand Park location when the doors opened. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, cooking and spending time at her church. We are so excited to have her as a part of our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Kayla, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kayla

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kayla started her Primrose career in 2013. She has worked in all classrooms ranging from Toddlers to Pre-Kindergarten. Most recently she was a Preschool teacher at one of our sister locations. Ms. Kayla holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. In her free time Ms. Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler, dog, and cats. We are so glad that she is a part of our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Annie, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Annie

    Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Annie joins us with several years of childcare experience. She previously worked for the Carmel Parks Department as a camp counselor and was a nanny for four years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alabama with a focus on Anthropology, Elementary Education and Museum Education. We are so glad that she has joined our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Brandi, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Brandi

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Brandi joined Primrose in 2019 and has been a great addition! She has her Child Development Associate's and is working toward her degree in Professional Communications. She joined our Primrose team with 4 years of teaching experience. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, doing yoga, spending time with family and her new baby boy, and drinking coffee. She loves working with children and says it's more of a hobby than a job. We love having her on our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Hailey, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Hailey

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Hailey is excited to teach Pre-Kindergarten this upcoming school year! She holds an a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University. Ms. Hailey has a ton of experience working with children both an early childhood setting and elementary. We are so glad that she is a part of our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Vanessa, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Vanessa

    Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Vanessa joins us with many years of experience in early childhood education. She previously worked at a couple of other childcare facilities before joining Primrose. She especially enjoys working with our school age students and implementing the STEAM based lessons during the summer and after school. She also enjoys taking her summer adventure club friends on field trips. In her free time she she loves to spend time with her daughter and German Shepard, Roxy. She also likes to draw, travel and go camping. We are so glad that Ms. Vanessa has joined our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Safia, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Safia

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Safia transferred from one our sister schools, the Primrose School at WestClay. During her time with Primrose she has been very helpful and attentive in every classroom. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children. We are excited to have her join our Grand Park team!

  • Ms. Tamera, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Tamera

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio Coming soon!

  • Ms. Dulce

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Dulce joins us with many years of experience in early childhood education. She previously worked at another center with the toddler and early preschool age groups. Ms. Dulce holds a Child Development Associate. We are so glad that she is a part of our Primrose team!

  • Ms. Kayla

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Kayla is joining us new relocated from Tennessee. While there, she was the manager of education of the children's museum. She also has experience as a private nanny. We are so glad that Ms. Kayla has joined our Primrose team.

  • Ms. Lourdes, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Lourdes

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Lainey

    Summer Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Lainey is currently attending Westfield Washington Highschool. She has taken a child development course and is excited to learn more by helping out at Primrose this summer!

  • Julie and Bryan Bowman, Franchise Owner

    Julie and Bryan Bowman

    Franchise Owner

    Hi, I am Julie Bowman. I am the proud owner and operator of the Primrose School at WestClay, the Primrose School at Bridgewater, the Primrose School at West Carmel, and the Primrose School at Grand Park. My husband Bryan and I have three beautiful children named Adelyn, Gavin, and Alaina. My love for my family and my passion for education are what drove me to open my Primrose School.

    My lifelong dream has been to open a school of my own. After researching schools and the requirements to start my own, I stumbled upon Primrose Schools. I continue to be amazed by Primrose's outstanding approach to education, their accredited curriculum and their character development programs.

    My professional career has been in education for the past 11 years with Hamilton Southeastern Schools. While with HSES, I worked as a special education teacher at the elementary and high school levels for 5 years, as an assistant principal for 3 years, and spent the last 3 years as the Principal at Sand Creek Intermediate School. I have a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, a Director of Special Education degree, a Masters in School Administration and have finished all coursework to receive my doctorate in education administration.

    Westfield is an amazing community and I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to open the Primrose School at Grand Park. Our preschool is an outstanding school with NCA accredited curriculum. Our Primrose School is like no other private preschool in the state of Indiana. Please give us the opportunity to show you how much of a difference we can make in your children's lives. I promise you will not be disappointed!

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