Primrose School of Harmony on the Lakes

Our Staff

  • Leann Ingram, Director

    Leann Ingram

    Director

    I’m Ms. Leann. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Leann Ingram

    Hometown: Cumming, Georgia

    Child care experience: 18 Years

    Education Background: Enrolled at Ashford University for Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my kids and family

    Favorite children’s book: Oh! The Places You Will Go!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: setting the foundation for a bright education and growing our school!!

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: The appreciation and family-like atmosphere we have here makes our team awesome!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Coach  Dean Gearing, Assistant Director

    Coach Dean Gearing

    Assistant Director

    I’m Coach Dean. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Dean Gearing

    Hometown: Canton, Georgia

    Child care experience: 13+ years

    Education Background: 2 years @ Reinhardt University

    Favorite food: Grapes, Pringles

    Favorite weekend activity: Basketball Coaching

    Favorite children’s book: The Berenstain Bears

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: the fun and creative things Explorers will do!

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: I love the children! They are adventurous and love to learn!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Ariana McPherson, Business Account Manager

    Ariana McPherson

    Business Account Manager
  • Jaclyn Ernst, Education Coach

    Jaclyn Ernst

    Education Coach

    I’m Mrs. Jaclyn Ernst. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Jaclyn Ernst

    Hometown: Parkland, Florida

    Child care experience: 5+ years

    Education Background: B.S. Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Anything Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Oh! The Places You’ll Go

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie, the Cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my students develop!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Cindy Stith, Infant  Lead Teacher

    Cindy Stith

    Infant Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Cindy. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Cindy Stith

    Hometown: Fulton, Missouri

    Child care experience: 25 Years

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food:Chinese, crunch master crackers

    Favorite weekend activity: watching my grandson play baseball and my granddaughters at gymnastic meets.

    Favorite children’s book: I’ll Love You Forever

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin, Og and Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: meeting new people and watching these babies learn and grow.

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: I love how you are appreciated for the work we do. Children love coming here!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Rebecca Burgess

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Madelynn Dunlop

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Lauren Brown, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Lauren Brown

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Sheila Cortez, ToddlerTeacher

    Sheila Cortez

    ToddlerTeacher
  • Grayce Teems, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Grayce Teems

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    I’m Grayce. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Grayce Teems

    Hometown: Cherokee County

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: I plan to pursue my Child's Developmental Associates (CDA) soon

    Favorite food: Wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends

    Favorite children’s book: I can't choose just one

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children grow

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: We are all family

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Samantha Waight, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Samantha Waight

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Andrea Hernandez, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Andrea Hernandez

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Aaliyah Wofford

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Valerie Martinez, Early Preschool Teacher

    Valerie Martinez

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Ms. Valerie. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Valerie Martinez

    Hometown: Canton, Ga

    Child care experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Going to School for A Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Anything

    Favorite weekend activity: Going out with friends

    Favorite children’s book: The Polar Express

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to learn each different kid in my class and getting to make memories with them and accomplish milestones with them

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Fabiola Valiente-Byrd, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Fabiola Valiente-Byrd

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher
  • Denisha Grasetti, Preschool One Lead Teacher

    Denisha Grasetti

    Preschool One Lead Teacher
  • Kendra Boyer, Preschool One Co-Lead Teacher

    Kendra Boyer

    Preschool One Co-Lead Teacher
  • Desiree Poole, Preschool Two Lead Teacher

    Desiree Poole

    Preschool Two Lead Teacher
  • Haley Logan, Preschool Two Assistant Teacher

    Haley Logan

    Preschool Two Assistant Teacher
  • Lori Grove-Flynn, Private Pre-K Lead Teacher

    Lori Grove-Flynn

    Private Pre-K Lead Teacher
  • Amanda McGraw, GA Pre-K Lead Teacher

    Amanda McGraw

    GA Pre-K Lead Teacher

    I’m Mrs. Amanda. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name:Amanda McGraw

    Hometown: Smyrna, Georgia

    Child care experience: 5+ Years

    Education Background: B.S. in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Chic-Fil-A

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing at the park with my family

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Mouse A Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children grow!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Gail Philbrick, GA Pre-K Assistant Teacher

    Gail Philbrick

    GA Pre-K Assistant Teacher

    I’m Mrs. Gail Philbrick. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Gail Philbrick.

    Hometown: Amhurst, NH.

    Child care experience: 21 years.

    Education Background: Georgia Bulldogs.

    Favorite food: Taco.

    Favorite weekend activity: Garden, spending time with my family.

    Favorite children’s book: Harold And The Purple Crayon.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know my children and their families.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my working hours.

  • Makiah Jackson

    Junior Explorers
  • Andrew Williamson, Senior Explorers

    Andrew Williamson

    Senior Explorers
  • Alyssa Santana, Senior Explorer Assistant

    Alyssa Santana

    Senior Explorer Assistant
  • Laura Fair, Support Staff

    Laura Fair

    Support Staff

    I’m Ms. Laura. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Laura Fair

    Hometown: Cedar Lake, Indiana

    Child care experience: 13 years

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food:Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: camping, boating, 4-wheeling

    Favorite children’s book: Love You Forever

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: working in Pre-K and preparing the children for Elementary School.

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: the management and staff feel like family and we have amazing parents and children!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Monica Laquaglla, Food Service Director

    Monica Laquaglla

    Food Service Director
  • Jan Sylvester, Custodian

    Jan Sylvester

    Custodian
  • Khelsey Shipp, Support Staff

    Khelsey Shipp

    Support Staff
  • Kylee Schroer, Support Staff

    Kylee Schroer

    Support Staff

    I’m Kylee. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Kylee Schroer

    Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia

    Child care experience: 5 months

    Education Background: I'm in my senior year of High School, and then I plan to go to College

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Just hanging out with my friends and finding something new to do every weekend.

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Critter

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny the most because Ally illustrates responsibility and I think I’m very responsible for my age.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m just really excited to get more experience with children and to hopefully get some time in each classroom.

    What I like most about Primrose Harmony: I love how nice everyone is here and I love the kids. They are all super sweet and crack me up.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: During my work hours.

  • Alaina Harris, Support Staff

    Alaina Harris

    Support Staff

Franchise Owner

Hello, I am Kim Barnett, the proud owner of Primrose School of Harmony on the Lakes.

I was first introduced to Primrose in 2009, and immediately fell in love with the way that Primrose brings the be...

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