Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Greenwood

Our Staff

  • Katie Booker, Director

    Katie Booker


    I am Katie Booker, Director of the Primrose School of Greenwood. I attended Taylor University where I achieved my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and also where I met my husband Duaine. I have had the opportunity to work with children as an Elementary and Title 1 Teacher, the director of a child care, children's coordinator and as a mom of 3 amazing children. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our family and friends. We love to travel and watch our children participate in their sports activities.

    I came to Primrose School because I am passionate about providing a safe and loving environment, as well as a high quality education for young children. I love everything that Primrose stands for, and am excited to offer this experience to the families of our community.

  • Jenna Arbuckle, Assistant Director

    Jenna Arbuckle

    Assistant Director

    Hi! I’m Jenna Arbuckle, the Assistant Director at Primrose School of Greenwood! My passion for providing quality early childhood education grows each day and I’m so proud to be part of Primrose Schools in the Greenwood community. I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and I have vast experience working with elementary-age children, as well as Infants through Pre-Kindergarten age children. During my career so far, I have worked in a variety of settings, from a toddler classroom, to a 3rd grade classroom, to a one-on-one behavior therapy setting, and more. I had the amazing experience of working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through Applied Behavior Analysis one-on-one therapy for a few years and the experience I gained in that position taught me many behavior management techniques that can be useful for young children. Most recently, I was the Director at another accredited child care center serving ages 6 weeks-12 years, where I ran the day-to-day operations and taught in all classrooms when needed. All of this experience working with children and I don’t have any of my own (yet), but I do have two dogs (Simba and Scout), as well as a cat (Sushi), that I consider my babies for now. I live in a cute little house in Downtown Bargersville with my boyfriend and our pets, where we enjoy playing in our yard and hosting our friends. I was drawn to Primrose Schools because of the Balanced Learning curriculum. This research-informed curriculum encompasses teachers providing a balance of purposeful play and nurturing guidance, combining learning models that I strongly believe in to promote young children’s learning and development. I am so proud and excited to bring this life-changing early education experience to our community! 


  • Ms. Jane, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Jane

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jane Blankenship. I lived in Evansville until a few years ago. I have a daughter, Jenny and four grandchildren. After moving here I cared for my infant grandsons for a few years. Recently I worked 3 years in the infant room at a daycare facility. I love seeing the day to day discoveries of infants.
    I like reading, all kinds of crafts and spending time with my grandchildren.

    Love everything Purple
    Stores:  Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Target
    Candy:  Reese's PB Cups, Doves Milk Chocolate

  • Ms. Megan, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Megan

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Megan. I am a mom of 2 girls & 2 bonus daughters. I have 10 years experience working with children in licensed centers. My passion is in the infant classroom where I get to watch the babies learn, grow, and develop everyday. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family which consists of my boyfriend and our 4 girls, enjoying time outside, on the beach or in the mountains on vacation, and watching movies!  


  • Ms. Evelyn, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Evelyn

    Older Infant Teacher

    Whale hello! My name is Evelyn. My husband and I are parents to a toddler and three fur babies. Prior to being a stay-at-home momma, I was a social worker for children for 2.5 years and medical technician in the Air National Guard for 6 years. My teaching style is hands-on, incorporating music and bringing joy. I'm not afraid to be goofy! 

    Fun facts: I enjoy reading, walks outside and drawing/coloring. If I'm enjoying a snack, you'll catch me with some twizzlers. 

  • Ms. Jamie, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Jamie

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Jamie Hood. I am married and have three beautiful children. I have worked in child care for over twelve years. I love seeing children grow and develop. 

    Fun facts: I love taking walks with my children, coloring, singing, and crafting.

  • Ms. Allison, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allison

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Allison Biddle! I am happily married & have a daughter who was born in April 2022! I’ve spent the past 3 years nannying! I absolutely love bringing happiness and peace in the kiddos lives as well as yours! My favorite things are: Target, thrift shopping and starbucks! Welcome to our primrose family ♡

  • Ms. Cassie, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Cassie

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello families, my name is Cassie! A little about me is I’m married and combined we have 4 kids! We are big family people so we spend a lot of our free time with our families, cooking out and playing games! I have officially mastered playing the game cornhole! I have worked in childcare 18+ years from every age group to leadership roles. Childcare is my biggest passion and being able to provide an environment conducive to growing and learning to their full capacity. I’m excited for the opportunity here at Primrose; to build relationships with each child and to watch them grow! 

  • Ms. Allie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allie

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi there! My name is Allison Wooton and I’m an older toddler teacher at Primrose School of Greenwood!

    Even from a young age I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I’ve had so many teachers I’ve looked up to my whole life and always found school to be my safe space; I knew I wanted to create that same environment for other children. I’m extremely passionate about accessible quality education for every child, hands-on instruction, and community/family connections. 

    I’m currently studying Elementary Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction at IUPUI. I’ve previously had an absolute blast working with preschool-aged children at summer camps and the IUPUI daycare center. 

    At home, I’ve got my three babies (cats), who I consider my pride and joy. I love any and everything pickle-related, making art, trying new coffee shops, cooking, and listening to music! 

  • Ms. Emily, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Emily

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi! My name is Emily Smith. I’m married and have a baby boy who was born in September of 2022. My favorite things are wildflowers, Target, sour candy, and hot tea. I’m passionate about quality childcare that gives every child the opportunity to grow and express themselves! I love connecting and providing kiddos with a safe space to learn. 

  • Ms. Nancy, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Nancy

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hello families, my name is Nancy Leach! I am so excited to meet you! A little about me... I am a mother of two and a dog mom. For the past ten years, I have worked with children from infants to preschool. I currently have my CDA in infant and toddler. Creating relationships and building social emotional skills is a huge focus of mine. Looking forward to having your child in my class! 

  • Ms. Kate, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Kate

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    My name is Kate Atwell. I live with my boyfriend and 2 girls. They are 8 and 6. We have 3 dogs and a cat. I was born and raised in Indiana. I have some college courses under my belt, finishing college soon. I also have my CDA and 15+ years of experience. I’m super excited to get back into the classroom and teach/mild little minds to set them up for success in life. 

  • Ms. Jamie, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Jamie

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Cloey, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Cloey

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi Primrose families my name is Cloey Hewitt! I started my first childcare job after a year out of high school in 2019 and instantly knew it was where my heart belonged. I love being apart of teaching children the fundamental skills that they are already starting to learn at their age, while also getting the opportunity to witness them grow physically, socially and emotionally as well. My absolute favorite part of my job is getting the chance to see each child’s personality blossom as they start to grow into their own unique individual! I am so excited to be apart of the Primrose family and look forward to what the future holds in my classroom

  • Ms. Emmy, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Emmy

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi there friends! I'm Emmy and a little about me: I'm 23, a cat/dog mom and I have one amazing little girl and two awesome bonus kiddos with an amazing partner! I love Boba Tea, Target, Starbucks and I'm a creature of comfort and I love, love, love to read! I'm so excited to be able to high five and watch little minds grow every single day!

  • Ms. Mya

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi Primrose families!

    My name is Mya Jones. I am so thrilled to be part of the Primrose experience for this summer of 2023! I am currently studying to obtain my degree in Early Childhood Ed and Special Ed at Grand Canyon University. I have an abundance of experience with kids, mostly early childhood age. I have worked at a daycare, served in the childrens ministry at my church, worked as an overnight summer camp counselor, and I am also an online tutor for young students as well. 

    In my free time, I love reading, being with friends and family, and being outdoors! 

    My favorite part about working with children is being able to be a part of their special journey in growth and development. I hope that I can be a blessing to you and your child in every way! 

  • Ms. Paige, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Paige

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Paige Epperson. I spent two years working in a licensed childcare center and I have nannied for two years. I love working with kids and I’m so excited to bring my positive, fun, energetic attitude to the classroom and help the children learn and grow as individuals and have fun while doing it! My favorite color is green and I love target and Starbucks. I’m so happy and excited to be here.

  • Ms. Nicole, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Nicole

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi my name is Nicole Wood, and I have been teaching for 8+ years in a variety of school and childcare settings of all ages. I have my associates in Early Childcare and Development and my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because I love being a part of building those key foundations that will be used all throughout school. I love to see the light bulb come on when a child learns something new! I believe that relationship building is key to successful learning! In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. I love to do anything outside. I play piano and flute. I love to craft with my cricut. And I love to visit family in Florida, the beach is my happy place aside from the classroom! I am so excited to learn and grow along side these kiddos, it is going to be so much fun! 

    Birthday- March 24th 

    Drink- Starbucks iced white mocha, Dr. Pepper zero 

    Snacks- baked Cheetos

    Store- Target/ Amazon 

    Fun Fact- I love pineapple anything!! 

  • Ms. Laney, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Laney

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    My name is Laney! I’ve worked in childcare for 5+ years. I love teaching kiddos and watching them develop! I’m married to my high school sweet heart and we have a dog named Luna! I spend my spare time helping out in my church, singing, playing piano, traveling, or going to cute coffee shops! Iced coffee is one of my favorite things in the world. 


    Some of my favorite things are Reese’s, hot cheeto puffs, hot fries, iced coffee, & Dr Pepper. 

    Some of my favorite places are 7Brew, Starbucks, and Amazon! 

  • Ms. Rachel, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Rachel

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, I am Rachel. I am a mother of one child and one dog. I have been working with children for 20 years. I have my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to creating a loving and fun environment for children to learn. 
    My favorites are:
    Chocolate, Amazon, Starbucks, Hobby Lobby, coke, musicals and the color teal. 

  • Ms. Emily, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Emily

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi, my name is Emily Glassburn. I am a mother of two (2years and 1year). I have my CDA in infant/toddler and I am currently going to IUPUI for my Bachelors in Education. I’ve been working in the daycare setting for 13 years! I love the curiosity that children have and I love helping them learn and grow! 

    My favorite things are: Starbucks, Energy Spot drinks, smarties, photography and dogs. 

  • Mr. Robinson

    Summer Adventure Club Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mr. Robinson. I have a dog named Apollo and I have been teaching for 6 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of Indianapolis. I enjoy spending time with my significant other and her two children. I love watching kids dive into reading and math and I also believe that every child deserves a champion that will never give up on them!


    My favorites things are: Amazon, anime, dogs, and Reese Cups.



  • Ms. Tia, Support Staff

    Ms. Tia

    Support Staff

    Hi, my name is Tia. I am currently in my senior year pursuing a bachelor’s in early childhood. Along with my experience and education I am committed in creating a warm, creative, and encouraging environment for all children. Where they feel free to explore and express themselves! I spend my free time sculpting, gaming, and hanging out with my fiancé and pup.

  • Ms. Ali

    Support Staff

    Hi, my name is Ali Wiesmann. I am 18 years old and a senior at Center Grove High School. I have babysat for about four years and am new to the Primrose staff. I am a part of the support staff. Some of my favorite things are Starbucks, Target, and Basketball. 

  • Ms. Bridget, Support Staff

    Ms. Bridget

    Support Staff

    Hi, my name is Bridget Lindstrom. I majored in psychology and minored in business at Franklin College. Through both work experience and education, I have an abundant amount of experience working in childcare. In my free time I love shopping, going to concerts and traveling. I'm so excited to meet everyone and be a part of your child's early education experience!

  • Ms. Dee, Support Staff

    Ms. Dee

    Support Staff

    Hello, my name is Dee Burton. I am a mother of 3, grandmother of 9, and great-grandmother of 2. I am a painter and crafter. I love Hobby Lobby, shopping at Abby's Closet in Greenwood, and eating out. I am so excited to be part of the Primrose Family!

  • Ms. Heather, Support Staff

    Ms. Heather

    Support Staff

    Hi, I'm Heather Little. I've lived in Greenwood since 2001. I'm originally from Terre Haute. I've been married for 30 years. I have 4 children ( 3 daughters and 1 son) ages 17-25. I love Jesus, tacos (all Mexican food) and flip flops!! I enjoy working with children and I'm excited to begin at Primrose of Greenwood meeting the families and children and being part of growing and learning process.

  • Ms. Layne, Support Staff

    Ms. Layne

    Support Staff

    Hi my name is Layne! I am 18 years old. I live on a small farm with my family and lots of pets. I love to spend my free time with friends and family, being outside, playing volleyball, and cooking! I have worked with kids in the children’s ministry at my church for 6 years. I have always had a heart for working with kids and watching them develop new skills. I am super excited to help the kiddos have fun and learn new things! 

  • Ms. Phoebe, Support Staff

    Ms. Phoebe

    Support Staff

    Hi my name is Phoebe Reagan, I am 20 years old. I am a graduate of Indian Creek High School. I have been working in childcare for about 2 years now. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and being an active member in my church. I have a passion with working with children and watching them grow. I feel as if the Lord has put it in my heart to follow a career path in early childhood education. Primrose has given me the opportunity to do just that. I am very excited to see where my future goes and how Primrose helps me develop the passion I have for early childhood education.

  • Ms. Jama, Transportation/Support Staff

    Ms. Jama

    Transportation/Support Staff

    Hello, my name is Jama Lacy. I am the school bus driver. I have experience working in transportation and in schools. My goal is to make sure each student is able to do their best as safe and comfortable as possible. I am a momma of 2 girls (Harper/Hazel). I have been married since 2017. I also have a cat and a husky.

  • Ms. Emily, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Emily

    Administrative Assistant

    Hi, I am Emily Strain. I attended Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis where I obtained a bachelors of science. I put my career aspirations on hold to be a stay-at-home mom to my 3 beautiful children. My husband Zach and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 27 years. Our family loves traveling, sports, spending time at the lake, boating, beaches, and spending time with friends. Along with raising my 3 children, I coached gymnastics for over 10 years and also was a pharmacy tech for a few years. 

    I came to Primrose to combine my love of children and business. I hope I can be a positive influence to our Greenwood Primrose, and greet everyone with a smiling face when I see all our Primrose families. 

  • Mr. Keith, Food Service Coordinator

    Mr. Keith

    Food Service Coordinator
  • Jessica Schmollinger, Franchise Owner

    Jessica Schmollinger

    Franchise Owner

    I am Jessica Schmollinger, the proud owner of Primrose School of Greenwood! My husband, Drew, and I have three children and live in the Greenwood community.  As a parent, I understand the importance of safe and exceptional educational opportunities. Our family loves to spend time doing any sort of child-friendly activity, attending sporting events, and traveling to warmer weather. 

    After receiving an education degree at Indiana University, I traveled to Sydney, Australia where I lived and taught students ages six-eight. Following my time in Australia, I traveled to Fiji and immersed myself in the Fijian culture and educational setting. Upon returning to Greenwood, I taught several years of K-2 instruction. Recently, I worked as an education consultant training educators how to use their educational technology. Early childhood education is a true passion of mine and I have always wanted to teach and serve children. 

    As an education professional, I have been familiar with Primrose Schools for many years. However, the importance of exceptional early learning experiences for young children did not come to the forefront of my mind until my husband and I began to grow our family. We value immersing our children in culture, community, character, and educational experiences. We believe that Primrose Schools will allow our children to learn, grow, and strengthen their developmental skills. I am looking forward to providing these same opportunities to children and families in the Greenwood 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. 

     I look forward to meeting you and your family!

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