Primrose School of Johnstown Road

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Stauffer, Executive Director of Operations

    Mrs. Stauffer

    Executive Director of Operations

    Hello, I am Ms. Megan Stauffer and I am the Executive Director of Operstions for the Primrose School of Grandview, the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle and the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been in a leadership position with Primrose the last several years. I was previously the Director at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as well as the Assistant Director and Curriculum Coordinator at the Primrose School at Pinnacle. Before that I was a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at the Primrose School of Hilliard at Mill Run and loved the Primrose philosophy. Before Primrose, I worked at Life Time Fitness as the Children's Activities Department Head for five years. I have always had a passion for children. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional School Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Trent, Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations

    Mrs. Trent

    Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Lindsay Trent. I am the Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Primrose School of Grandview, the Primrose School of Pinnacle, Canal Winchester, Columbus Downtown and Reynoldsburg. I am the acting School Director here at the Primrose School at Pinnacle as well. I graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. I have over sixteen years of experience working with children of all ages. Before coming to Pinnacle, I was a Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Curriculum Coordinator at another Primrose location. I am so excited to get to lead the Primrose School at Pinnacle with all of its amazing teachers and families!

  • Mrs. Carpenter, Regional Director

    Mrs. Carpenter

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Nichole Carpenter. I am the Regional Director here at the Primrose Schools. I graduated from Wittenberg University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Childhood Education. I have worked in the child care environment in the past as a Kindergarten Teacher, but I have also worked with children of all ages. I worked with Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as the assistant director for three years then worked for four years as the director. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters. I am excited to start my career with Primrose and look forward to meeting all the children and their families at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg and watching them grow!

  • Mrs. Eggleston, Director

    Mrs. Eggleston

    Director

    My name is Chiresse, I was born in Queens, NY, and was raised in Richmond, VA. I now live in Columbus, Ohio with my husband and our 9 year old daughter. I’ve been working in the child care field since 2008, working mainly with infants. I received my Associate of Arts Degree in IT in 2014, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering. The Primrose character I most relate to is Benjamin. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, doing crafts and spending time with my family. I also love traveling to visit our families in Michigan and Virginia.

  • Ms. Veppert, Assistant Director

    Ms. Veppert

    Assistant Director

    I'm Shelby Veppert and I was Pre-Kindergarten teacher here at Primrose for over ten years before moving into Leadership.  I’m originally from Rootstown, Ohio where I lived until moving to Columbus to attend college.  After graduating in 2012, I began working at Primrose of Johnstown Road and have been here ever since!  I love teaching and it’s really become my passion.  My favorite part is getting to know the families-even teaching multiple kids from each family!  I know that going to work each day, I’ll never have a dull moment!

  • Mrs. Avers, Education Coach

    Mrs. Avers

    Education Coach

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Tara Avers and I am an Education Coach at Primrose! I have a degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education. I have been working with children for over 12 years, starting as a nanny for triplets. What I love most about teaching is the profound impact we can have on future generations. In my spare time, I love being with my husband, daughter, and our dog, Declan. I enjoy plants, gardening, cooking, thrifting, and reading.

  • Mr. Lape, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Lape

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I'm Chad Lape and I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher here at Primrose.  I have been working with children for 37 years as an educator and a gymnastics coach.  I was a member of the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team from 1983-87 and part of the ‘85 NCAA Championship Team.  I spent nine months living in England and I have also lived in Oregon and Washington where I enjoyed sail boarding and some mountain climbing.   I have three grown children, a daughter and twin boys.  My wife, Jenn, and I live in the woods in Johnstown with our fluffy dog, Daisy, and our loud cat, Echo.

  • Mrs. Zaborowski, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Zaborowski

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I'm Justine Zaborowski and I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  I graduated from Kent State with an Early Childhood Education degree and have spent the last 9 years teaching, 6 of which have been with Primrose!  I love helping the children learn new things and enjoy seeing them grow throughout the school year.  The children fill the classroom with so much joy and make it a great place to be!

  • Mrs. Pennell, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Pennell

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I'm Alli Pennell and I’m a Pre-K teacher here at Primrose.  I moved from Arizona to Ohio after I got married in September 2019.  I was an elementary teacher in Arizona and really missed being in a classroom, so when I heard about Primrose, I jumped at the chance!  It was a big leap from 5th grade to Pre-K, but I have loved every minute of it.  These kids show so much love, it brings me back every year.  When I’m not hanging out with my Pre-K kids, I enjoy playing with my 2 dogs, Flash and Walle.  I also enjoy photography, cooking, and traveling back to Arizona to visit all my family!

  • Ms. Ward, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ward

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I'm Amy Ward and I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher here at Primrose.  I am a Gahanna Lincoln graduate and attended Ohio State School of Cosmetology.  I have worked with children for the last 10 years and have found it to be the most rewarding career experience.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and family.  A few hobbies of mine are visiting record/book stores, watching documentaries, and going on small outdoor adventures.  This  year at Primrose, I look forward to watching our center grow and meeting all the new children and families!

  • Ms. Moore, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Moore

    Preschool Teacher

    I have been working with children of all ages for three years.  I have been babysitting for many years and have worked at an in-home daycare.  Additionally, I have also been a lifeguard and taught "Mommy and Me" swim classes.  My favorite thing about working with children is seeing them learn and grow everyday.  My hobbies include drawing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling.  I am looking forward to watching the children grow and being a part of their learning experience.

  • Ms. Sullivan, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sullivan

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello,

    I am a recent graduate of Kent State with a passion to help those around me.  Most of my work has been with adults, but the knowledge and compassion that I have delveloped would be best put towards fostering a safe learning environment for our children.  At Primrose, I'll get to be my best self and put my all into the work we do here.  I can't wait to get to know you and your families! 

  • Ms. Grier, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Grier

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I'm Kiara Grier and I am an Early Preschool teacher, but have spent time in all of the classrooms over the years.  I am currently taking online classes at Notre Dame College to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  I have worked with children most of my life, from babysitting to being a nanny.  I have been at Primrose for almost 4 years and I have loved every minute of it.  What I love most about teaching is watching the children learn, grow, the bonds we create, and knowing that we are making a difference in their lives.  My hobbies are traveling and spending time with my family.  I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know new families.

  • Mrs. Soderquist, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Soderquist

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Hadley SoderquistI wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am a teacher in Early Preschool 2!  I received my CDA credential in 2021, and I have been working in childcare for 8 years with all different age groups.  My favorite thing about teaching is seeing my friends learn and grow!  In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, listening to music, watching movies, and going to King’s Island.  I am looking forward to growing together with all of my friends this year!  I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

  • Ms. Real Arcos, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Real Arcos

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I am so excited to be joining the Primrose team and meeting all of your children!  I have been taking care of children since I was 9 years old.  My favorite thing about teaching is engaging in fun learning activities that the children enjoy!  In my free time, I love spending time with my family and building legos!  I have a wide collection!  I look forward to growing with Primrose and with your children!

  • Ms. Jackson, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jackson

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello,  I am Kenadee and I am so excited to be a teacher here with Primrose Schools.  Currently, I am a student at Columbus State, studying nursing.  Although this is my first time being in a setting like this, I am looking forward to learning and getting to know all of your children!  My favorite thing about children is how loving and kind they are!  In my free time, I love to dance, write, swim, and watch my favorite shows.  This year at Primrose, I am looking forward to meeting all the children and their families.  I can't wait to watch your children grow and learn! 

  • Ms. Salyers, Support Teacher

    Ms. Salyers

    Support Teacher

     Hello, my name is Ms. Dakota Salyers and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Johnstown Road. I graduated high school from Amanda Clear Creek and Eastland Career Center. I would love to continue my education at Columbus State as an Early Childhood Education major with a focus in Special Education. In my free time, I enjoy attending conventions, playing video games, hiking and taking photographs. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the families and students here at Primrose. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Mrs. Bost, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Bost

    Toddler Teacher

    I’m Erin BostI wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am so excited to be joining the Primrose team and meeting all of your children!  After graduating High School, I started working with children and that’s where I discovered my passion.  7 years later and I still really enjoy it!  I especially like watching the kid’s experience new things that make them excited, such as paint or foam.  I enjoy watching movies and television, drawing, and building legos.  What can I say? I am a kid at heart!  I am really looking forward to building great experiences and great relationships. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

     

  • Teacher Andi, Older Infant Teacher

    Teacher Andi

    Older Infant Teacher

    I'm Andi Wolfe and I’m an Older Infant teacher at Primrose.  My history in childcare is extensive.  I began babysitting at 13, worked for many years in the NICU at Children’s, and I’m raising two kids of my own.  I graduated from Pickerington North in 2007.  I like working with kids because I get to see them grow and learn as individuals at their own pace.  At home, I love spending time with my family, cooking, making music, and cuddling with my kitties.  Over the next year, I look forward to providing a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all of your little ones.

     

  • Ms. Van Buskirk, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Van Buskirk

    Older Infant Teacher

    I’m Cora Van BuskirkI wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I am so happy to be teaching here at Primrose.  I am currently in college pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and Development.  I have had a few years of experience working with children including a nanny position and a teacher’s aid role in a High School setting.   I am so looking forward to seeing all of the children’s smiling faces every day and the opportunity to have a positive impact on their lives.  I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

  • Ms. Drumm, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Drumm

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Haley and I graduated from Northridge High School.  I am entering my fifth year as a childcare provider and educator.  My favortie things about teaching are getting to watch the kids grow and that no day is ever the same.  In my free time, I enjoy writing, traveling, and attending concerts.  I cannot wait to continue my education journey with Primrose.

  • Mrs. Reno, Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Reno

    Young Infant Teacher

    I'm Kara Reno and I am an infant teacher here at Primrose.  I have worked in childcare for over 28 years now with children of all ages.  My passion outside of work is music and singing.  I am a member of my church choir, a female barbershop chorus, and a barbershop quartet.  I also love to hang out with my group of friends.  I enjoy reading, kayaking, and hiking when the weather is nice.

  • Mr. Findley, Explorers Teacher

    Mr. Findley

    Explorers Teacher

    I'm Kirk Findley and I’m a support teacher here at Primrose but spend most of my time in Explorers.  I have worked in childcare for over 5 years now.  I attended Sinclair Community College before transferring to the University of Dayton.  In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and watching F1 racing.  I also like to go hiking and explore various state parks.  I love what I do and where I work and love getting to meet different families and children

  • Ms. Hashmi, Support Teacher

    Ms. Hashmi

    Support Teacher

    I completed my Bachelor's of Science from Pakistan.  We moved to the United States in 2014 and I worked in logistics for four years.  My backgroung is in teaching and I have such a passion for making a difference for young growing minds so in 2018, I started my journey at Primrose.  I love being around children because they keep me motivated and constantly entertained!  They are the purest souls and everything about them is so genuine! 

  • Ms. Urban, Support Teacher

    Ms. Urban

    Support Teacher

    Hi, my name is Teresa Urban and I am so excited to be a Teacher here at Primrose School of Johnstown Road.  I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for a couple years now with almost a year being in Preschool.  Currently working on my degree in Elementary Education.  In my free time, I love cooking and spending time with my friends and family.  My favorite thing about working with children is watching how much they grow everyday!  My favorite children's book is 'Our Class is a Family', by Shannon Sonke because it helps build and strengthen the classroom community and let's children know this is a safe space for them to be themselves.  

  • Ms. Roberts, Support Teacher

    Ms. Roberts

    Support Teacher

    Hello!  I am Alexa Roberts.  I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself.  I grew up in Columbus and I am currently in school for medical imaging.  I loved babysitting on the weekends all throughout high school.  I love being with children because of their creativity and positivity!  In my free time I love to volunteer at the horse stables!  I am so excited for my new journey at Primrose!   I can't wait to learn more about you and your family! 

  • Ms. Henderson, Chef

    Ms. Henderson

    Chef

    Hello, My name is Ms. Henderson and I am so exicted to be here at Primrose School of Johnstown Road.  I have been blessed with 3 daughters and 1 son.  In our spare time, we love cooking together, being outside, building forts, spending time with friends and family, and playing with our mini golden doodle, Teddy.  I am so happy and thankful for this opportunity to be your chef!  I love thinking of creative ways to make eating nutritious foods fun and delicious and most of all, kid friendly!  I can't wait to get to know you and your family! 

  • Natosha and Ehab Eskander, Franchise Owner

    Natosha and Ehab Eskander

    Franchise Owners

    Hello, we are Natosha and Ehab Eskander, the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Johnstown Road. Since opening our first preschool, the Primrose School at Pinnacle in December, 2009, we have seen the positive influence of the school’s top-notch teachers and curriculum on our own children, our students and the community. So we are truly honored to extend the Primrose experience to more children and families that live or work in the Gahanna area.

    As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find a safe, nurturing and educational environment where you can leave your children while you’re away at work. When we discovered Primrose, we instantly felt the welcoming environment that we know parents are looking for. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. The school made such an impact on us that we decided to open our very own. In fact, two of our children graduated from our Private Kindergarten program at the Primrose School at Pinnacle.

    The importance of education has always been stressed throughout our lives and Primrose embodies all the values that we hold dear. We have seen how a quality early education foundation has positively impacted our children and we hope to share the benefits with your family.

    We look forward to meeting you!

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