Our director, Smita Thukral, has an amazing background. Smita has her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Special Education, a post graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education, a certificate and advanced graduate studies in Educational Media and Technology, not to mention another Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. Smita previously worked at a preschool in Massachusetts where she worked for 5 years as a teacher, 2 years as the Assistant Director and 3 years as the Director. Smita also has the life experience of being the mother of twin girls.
Sarah Pendleton, our assistant director, has many years experience working with children. After teaching for several years, she joined the leadership team. She found her love of children being raised in a big family. She looks forward to growing in experience as an educator and forming meaningful relationships with the Primrose families and staff. Sarah holds a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Consumer Sciences with a minor in Social Work from Ball State University. She is also the proud mother of a 13 year old son, Brayden.
Ms. O'Connor has a degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University. She also has a CDA from Key West Community College. Ms. O'Connor has over 8 years experience working with children of various ages. She is married and has 3 wonderful children who love to play sports. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching football, basketball and dance. Ms. O'Connor loves working with children and their families and sharing in their growth and learning!
Ms. Valentine comes to us with many years of experience. She has over 20 years experience working with various ages, being an office assistant, cook and bus driver. Her speciality is in the Infant and Toddler area. She also volunteers at her church in the nursery. Ms. Valentines favorite thing about working with children is the unconditional love and seeing them get excited about learning!
I have quite a few years experience with children in different childcare settings. I recently moved from a Primrose in Texas and am settling right in back here in Fishers. I enjoy spending time with my family watching the Colts, Blackhawks, and Cowboys!
Ms. Tucker has been with Primrose for over three years and is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a mother to a sweet one year old little boy named Grayson. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family.
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Ms. Brito is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time she enjoys dancing, exercising and doing puzzles. Ms. Brito's prior experience is being a nanny for over five years.
Ms. Murfree comes to Primrose with previous experience as a nanny. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, learning Chinese, and improving her piano skills.
Ms. Wesner has been around children her whole life and has four children of her own. Her previous experience is working in childcare and being a mom. Ms. Wesner has earned her CDA and is so excited to work with the children and watch them learn and grow.
Ms. Chelsea Method is from Indianapolis and comes to us with experience in babysitting. She graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. Ms. Method also minored in Art History and deeply appreciates the arts. She is currently pursuing her CDA. Her passion about the welfare of the planet and the animals is evident in the fact that she has many rescue cats as well as a dog and a rabbit.
Ms. Driscoll comes to Primrose with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing. Her previous experience is working with an after school program, babysitting and tutoring. Ms. Driscoll is a newlywed and is very excited about watching all the children learn new things.
Ms. O'Connor is a recent graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. Her previous experience is being a nanny and working in a childcare setting. Ms. O'Connor loves teaching children and watching them learn new things.
Ms. Nicole Furst majored in Psychology. She has three sons and a dughter that she loves spending time with. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and reading. Ms. Furst came to Primrose with prior experience babysitting.
Ms. Payne comes to Primrose with experience as a nany and babysitting. In the last few years she has served the community as a volunteer fire fighter and personal trainer. Ms. Payne loves watching all the different milestones the children reach.
Ms. Low is a mother to four children. She is currently attending Ivy Tech and completing her degree in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at home and being around her family.
Ms. Graybill is a graduate from Purdue University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and 2 great pyreneese. Ms. Graybill's prior experience is as a babysitter and an intern with children with special needs.
Ms. Fulk is in the process of finishing her early childhood degree. She has prior experience working at a middle school for special education. In her spare time she enjoys watching her 3 teenage boys play football, taking pictures, and scrapbooking.
Ms. Lucas comes to Primrose with prior experience as a preschool teacher, and babysitting. Ms. Lucas is most excited about watching all the students learn and grow into kind people.
Born and raised in Richmond, Indiana Ms. Karnisha Satterfield graduated from Indiana University East. She taught kindergarten for two years. Ms. Satterfiled has two daughters, Edyn and Siarra. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to see movies and crafting.
Ms. Jyoti is originally from Mishawaka, IN. She grew up in a home daycare which had a preschool component. Ms. Jyoti has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Ms. Jyoti has twin 5 year old boys, and a 3 year old son.
Ms. Claypool holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from IUPUI. She has several years of experience working with young children, including 3 years of teaching a PreKindergarten class at another Primrose. Ms. Claypool is very positive and upbeat, which carries over into her positive classroom management style. Her joy for working with children shines all day long. We are excited to have her on our team
I was born in Germany and received my bachelors degree in special education. I worked as a speech therapist and a Kindergarten teacher. I moved to the US after my son Simon was born. I live in Fishers and am excited to learn with your children.
Ms. Michelle Spirrison was born in Cambridge, Ontario Canada. She graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelors degree in Child Development. Ms. Spirrison has a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful school aged children. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis with her family and going on family walks. Ms. Sprirrison loves getting to know all of my new little friends at Primrose.
Ms. Blevins comes to Primrose with prior experience as an Education Coordinator. Ms. Blevins is currently attending IUPUI for a degree in Education. She is most excited about helping the children build confidence both academically and through self expression.
Ms. Abel joined Primrose in 2020 as a Support teacher. She was born in Indiana and currently lives in Indianapolis. She graduated in 2019 from Mt. Vernon High School. She has been working in the early childhood field since 2017 and will be pursuing her CDA in the near future. She loves working in this field because she gets to help children and watch as they grow, learn, and accomplish new skills. In her free time she enjoys spending time with my friends, going shopping, and going to the lake.
Ms. Connelly is originally from Spain. She has many years of experience working with children and loves how they can always make her laugh. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theater and spending time with family.
Ms. Hanley is originally from Meimack, New Hampshire. She is a recent graduate from Horizon Chirstian School. She enjoys spending time singing and walking her dog, Teddy.
Welcome to Primrose Schools!
We are Harrison and Anita Boyd, the proud owners of Primrose School at Gray Eagle. We have been blessed with three wonderful children, a sweet and fun-loving boy, Connor, an animated and cheerful girl, Savannah, and a lively little one, Henry. Our Primrose story began just before our oldest son was born when we started looking for high-quality childcare in the Atlanta area. As working parents, we recognized the value of having your child cared for in a safe, nurturing environment that ultimately feels like an extension of your home and family. We looked at several preschools and were impressed with the warmth we felt at Primrose along with its Balanced Learning® approach, as we fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development, and the partnerships formed with families.
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 opened Primrose School of Geist in 2018, and that love for what Primrose offers has only grown stronger through our experience. We are so excited to have the opportunity to continue to bring high-quality early education and care to our community.
Anita earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University before moving to Atlanta to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from Emory University. Harrison attended Auburn University for his undergraduate degree in architecture and Georgia State University for his master’s in real estate. We met through mutual friends in Atlanta and spent 11 wonderful years there but are thrilled that this opportunity brought us to Indy to raise our family and be part of this great community!
Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.
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 at Gray Eagle from the rest and look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Primrose family!