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. Sarah has worked with preschool children ranging from 6 weeks to age 5. 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 11 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. Adams is a mother of three wonderful children. She has been a girl scout troop leader for 3 years. Ms. Adams previous experience is operating an in home daycare. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
Ms. Buchanan received her Bachelors Degree from Indiana University. Her prior experience is being a gymnastics coach. In her free time Ms. Buchanan enjoys hanging out with family and friends, being outdoors and cooking.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. Longenbaugh comes to Primrose with experience babysitting. She is a recent graduate and enjoys ceramics, being outside, and hanging out with her friends and family. Ms. Longenbaugh is excited to be a part of the Primrose team and help the children learn new things.
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. Andersen is originally from England. She has a four year old son named Tommy and loves exploring and going hiking in her free time. Ms. Andersen is most excited about getting to know all of the children and watching them develop.
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.
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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. 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
Ms. Turner has experience teaching as a tutor and substitute teacher. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in education Western Governors University. Ms. Turner recently relocated to the area and is excited about teaching!
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. Conner comes to Primrose with experience babysitting. She is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Conner loves getting the children excited about learning and watching them learn new things.
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. Geisler is studying psychology and criminal justice and Indian University. In her free time she loves going to the library and spending time with her family. Ms. Geisler's previous experience is being a camp counselor and babysitting.
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!