Primrose School of Lake Norman

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Becky Bradley, Franchise Owner

    Mrs. Becky Bradley

    Franchise Owner

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I have been with PSFC for over 16 years! Starting out as a Preschool teacher, then working my way into being a School Director for 8 years in Columbus, Ohio I then decided I wanted to become a Franchise Owner ! I moved to Mooresville in November of 2015 to take over the ownership of the school, along with my business partner Doug. I have two beautiful children, Payton who is 11 and went through the entire Primrose program thru Kindergarten is now in middle school in 6th grade! Finnegan, who just turned 8 also went through the entire program at Primrose as well and is in 2nd grade. I am so lucky and fortunate to be here and look forward to continually serving the Lake Norman community with the utmost care in service and childcare each and every day! I can't wait to get to know all of you!

     

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

    Name: Becky Bradley

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Child care experience: 17+ years

    Education Background: BA Journalism/ Marketing

    Favorite food: Reeses pieces

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my kids and trying new activities and places to go to!

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of our new enrolled families

  • Mrs. Jennifer Thomas, Director

    Mrs. Jennifer Thomas

    Director

    I'm Jen. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved here from Asheville, NC in 2012. We have a energetic little boy, Walker and a beautiful baby girl Harper. We love doing Spartan races! 

    Childcare experience: I have been with Primrose School of Lake Norman since 2012

    Education Background: Associates Degree

    Favorite food: Anything!!

    Favorite weekend activity: I love spending time with family, traveling, and outdoor activities.

    Favorite children's book: DR. SUESS

    My goal is to make Primrose School of Lake Norman feel at home for every student and family that comes through our doors. We provide a safe and caring environment as well as a stimulating and educational experiance for all of our students.

  • Mrs. Leann Crider, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Leann Crider

    Assistant Director

    I'm LeAnn. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Iredell County. I am 25 years old. I married last year and an expecting a little one at the beginning of 2018. I love teaching and knowing I have made an impact in a child's life.

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

    Name: Jennifer LeAnn Crider

    Hometown: Statesville, NC

    Child care experience: 8 years at Lowes YMCA and at PSLKN since 2014

    Education background: AAS Business Admin, AAS Marketing and Retailing, Banking Certificate

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Baking and spending time with my family

    Favorite's children's book: The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Seeing my children advance to the next level.

  • Mrs. Emily King, Education Coach

    Mrs. Emily King

    Education Coach

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Emily! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have three wonderful children Savannah, Hunter and Parker. I enjoy crafting and spending time outside! 

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: Since 2009, Primrose School of Lake Norman since 2015.

    Education Background:Bachelors in Sociology and minor in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Sushi and Ice Coffee 

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family, crafting and sleeping in. 

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama series

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of our families!

  • Mr. Jason Head, Nutritional Specialist

    Mr. Jason Head

    Nutritional Specialist

    Jason Head

    Nutritional Specialist

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I have been cooking in the Preschool System for 10 years! I love the Panthers! I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, singing on the church praise team!

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: PSLKN since 2012, 10 years in Preschools

    Education Background: Associates of Fine Arts Degree

    Favorite food: Olive Garden, Chic-fil-a, What-A-Burger

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family, going to the beach, and working in the garden with Brayden

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are, By: Maurice Sendak

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy: I love Technology and Computers

  • Mrs. Heather York Weber, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Heather York Weber

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I was born and raised charlottean that recently moved to Iron Station, NC. I have an 8 year old daughter and recently got married (3/12/22). My family is the most important thing to me. I enjoy relaxing by reading, hiking and watching movies. 

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

    Hometown: Iron Station, NC

    Child care experience: Primrose School of Lake Norman since 2012

    Education Background: Childcare Credentials and Administrative Assistant Degree at Kings Business College of Charlotte

    Favorite food: Mexican and Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing with family, reading and hiking

    Favorite children’s book: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie and If I Could Keep you Little

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my new babies learn and grow!

  • Mrs. Amy Murphy, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Amy Murphy

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Amy! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I live in Mooresville, NC. I have been married for 18 years and have an 18 year old son. I also have two year old rat terrior.

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: Since 1998. Primrose since 2020.

    Education Background: Childcare Credentials and High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Pepperoni Pizza with cheese stuffed crust and salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking, Bowling and Frankies in Huntersville Go carts

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the babies grow and learn and teaching them. Seeing the cute smiles and personalities of each child. 

     

  • Ms. Meranda McNemar, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Meranda McNemar

    Older Infant Teacher

    I'm Meranda. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I'm 32 years old and was born and raised in Ohio. I've been working in Childcare since 2015. Mainly in the infant and older infant classrooms. I love reading and going to the theater in my spare time. I also have two cats, Jack and Hazel.

    Hometown: Elyria, OH

    Child care experience: PSLKN since 2017

    Education background: EDU 119 and some college courses

    Favorite food: Pasta and Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and going to the theater to see musicals

    Favorite children's book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Watching the babies grow and learn!

  • Mrs. Rosetta McNemar, Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Rosetta McNemar

    Older Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I love to spend time with my family, I collect antiques, and love to thrift shop.

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

    Hometown: Gastonia, NC

    Child care experience PSLKN since 2019

    Education Background: GED

    Favorite food: Salad without croutons

    Favorite weekend activity: Thrifting 

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the babies and parents!

  • Mrs. Lori Wilkerson, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Lori Wilkerson

    Toddler Teacher
  • Mrs. Patty Miller

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in New Jersey. I moved to North Carolina in 2014. I currently live in Mooresville with my husband and chldren. 

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

    Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

    Child care experience: 10+ years

    Education Background: Associates Degree in Education

    Favorite food: Anything chicken

    Favorite weekend activity:  Re;axing with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

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

  • Mrs. Liz Estridge

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Liz! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a pround mom of three. I absolutely love working with children. Everyday is a different day, never a dull moment! 

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

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Child care experience: Since 2016

    Education Background: Some college

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Walking

    Favorite children’s book: Runaway Bunny

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children grow leaprs and bounds with knowledge and fun. Getting to know each and every child!

  • Ms. Nancy White

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Mrs. Becka Riley, Preschool One Teacher

    Mrs. Becka Riley

    Preschool One Teacher

    I’m Bekka! I want to tell you a little about myself!

    I was born in West Virginia, but I've lived in NC for most of my life. I've been married for 17 years, we have two daughters named Bayleigh and Aislynn, two dogs named Chip and Bella. I also teacher a missions class to preschoolers at my church. 

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

    Hometown: Beckley, WV

    Child care experience: Childcare since 2013. PSLKN since 2019

    Education Background: High School Diploma and working on EDU 119.

    Favorite food: Burger and Fries

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies, books and family time. 

    Favorite children's book: We're Going on A Bear Hunt.

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I am excited for a brand new year! I truly enjoy seeing kiddos eager to learn, and helping them learn. This year will be an adventure, we will play games, crafts, make art, tell stories and have lots of FUN!

  • Mrs. Veronica Allison, Preschool Two Teacher

    Mrs. Veronica Allison

    Preschool Two Teacher

    Let's get to know each other!

    I'm Veronica, I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love working with children. They are full of joy. I also love singing, dancing and Jesus. My family is very, very important to me and I love them so much. I have 8 children- 7 boys and 1 girl. I have 5 grandkids- 4 girls and 1 boy. I also have an amazing husband. 

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child Care Experience: PSLKN since 2021, 20+ years of childcare

    Education: Certificate in Notary Republic

    Favorite food: Olive Garden chicken alfredo with broccoli

    Favorite weekend Activity: Going out to eat with my husband or staying home and watching movies.

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I'm most excited about getting to know everyone and teaching them new things.

  • Ms. Brittany Friedhofer, Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Brittany Friedhofer

    Preschool Two Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Brittany! I want to tell you a little about myself!

    I am 26 years old and have a 5 year old daughter. We recently relocated to the Statesville area from Naples Florida. I am very family oriented and LOVE Disney!

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

    Hometown: Naple, FL

    Child care experience: I worked at a church and for their child care, a gym and was also a nanny

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Chic fil a

    Favorite weekend activity: Traveling with my family

    Favorite children's book: Brown Bear

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I’m excited to get to know everyone. I’m looking forward learning more about Primrose.

  • Ms. Sarah Perry, Pre- Kindergarten One Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Perry

    Pre- Kindergarten One Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I'm Sarah. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been working in childcare since 2019 and have been with Primrose since 2020. I am originially from Valdosta, GA and moved to NC in 2018 with my Mom, Nana and younger brother, My inspirations are Bob Ross, Robin Williams and Stevie Nicks because I believe that you should always find beauty in the world around you, make someone smile whenever possible, and be unapologetically youself no matter what! 

    Name: Sarah Perry

    Hometown: Valdosta, GA

    Child care experience: Since 2019

    Education experience: EDU 119

    Favorite food: Sushi and Boba

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to get Boba and exploring new places

    Favorite children's book: Bob Rawrss and The Hunt for the Happy Little Colors

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Creating another book with the class and helping each child grow and blossom into the best "them" they can be. 

  • Mrs. Kathryn Johnston, Pre- Kindergarten Two Teacher

    Mrs. Kathryn Johnston

    Pre- Kindergarten Two Teacher

    I'm Kathryn. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved to Mooresville six years ago. I have a 20 year old daughter and amazing husband. I love the beach and going on spur of the moment trips! 

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

    Child care experience: Since 1992 and at PSLKN since 2016

    Education Background: AA Early Childhood Degree

    Favorite food: Surf and Turf 

    Favorite weekend activity: Gardening, hiking, beach

    Favorite children's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Learning about my new class, helping them grow everyday! 

  • Ms. Haven Myers, Pre-Kindergarten Two Teacher

    Ms. Haven Myers

    Pre-Kindergarten Two Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Haven! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love traveling mainly to the mountains. I spend a lot of time with family. I am a big go getter, if there is something I want I work hard to get it.

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: Primrose School of Lake Norman since 2021

    Education: High School

    Favorite food: Fried Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends

    Favorite children’s book: How PreK 2 Plants a Rainbow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am most excited about getting to know all the new kids and their different personalities and to grow more as a teacher and within myself. 

  • Mrs. Ashley Potocnak, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Ashley Potocnak

    Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

    I'm Ashley. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have lived in Mooresville since 2004, I am originally from CT. I live with my husband and 2 kids. I love teaching and really enjoy children. 

    Name : Ashley Potocnak

    Hometown: East Windsor, CT

    Child care experience: Since 2012

    Education Background: BA Psychology

    Favorite food: Pasta 

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and napping

    Favorite children's book: Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

    What I'm most excited about this school year: All our Primrose events, trunk or treat, Polar express and Spring Fling 

  • Mrs. Randi Pace

    Explorers Teacher
  • Mrs. Cristine Rasmussen, Teacher

    Mrs. Cristine Rasmussen

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I have been teaching at Primrose since 2012 in the Infant room. I live in Mooresville with my husband, 2 sons and our dachshund "Lucky". Stop bye and say "hello" to our babies!

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

    Hometown: East Northport, NY

    Child care experience: 2003- present

    Education Background: NC Early Childhood Credential and Bachelor of Arts- Criminal Justice

    Favorite food: Italian and Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Dining out, movies, family fun like mini- golf, bowling or just plan ol' relaxing

    Favorite children’s book: The Wide Mouth Frog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching each and every new milestone of each and every one of our sweet babies!

  • Ms. Skyler Hathaway

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Skyler! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I'm orignally from New Jersey I relocated to NC after I graduated college. I have three fur babies and love riding around in my pink and black jeep. 

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

    Hometown: Green Village, NJ

    Child care experience: Since 2006 working with children of all ages. PSLKN since 2022. 

    Education: Bachelors in Science at Catawaba College 

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Jeeping, reading, beach/lake, Rae Dunn, hunting and hanging out with my dogs

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Excited to get to know everyone and meet all the children,

  • Ms. Allison Neill

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Allison ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi, I'm Allison Neill; I'm currenly attending Mitchell Community College for nursing. I love spending time with family and friends!

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: Babysitting. PSLKN since 2022

    Education Background: High School Diploma- Currently in nursing school. 

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Going Mudding

    Favorite children’s book:Brown Bear Brown Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone and their kids!

  • Ms. Sha'Maiya Johnson

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I'm Sha'Maiya ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I'm 20 years old and I'm currently majoring in college for psychology. It has always been my dream to work with children and leave a positive impact in their life. 

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child care experience: PSLKN since 2022

    Education Background: Currently in college

    Favorite food: Spaghetti

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Judy Moody

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone and using the experiences towards my learning. 

  • Becky and Doug Bradley

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Becky and Doug Bradley and we are the proud Franchise Owners of the Primrose School of Lake Norman. We have two children, Payton (11) and Finn (8) and are honored to be a part of such a wonderful community! Primrose Schools has played a major role in my (Becky’s) personal and professional life over the past 16 years. I started with Primrose in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio and was a school Director for over 7 years with the aspiration of one day being a school owner. I earned my B.A. in Journalism/Marketing Communications from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. I have years of management experience at a Primrose overseeing the daily operations of the business and many years overall working in the childcare industry. Doug worked for Gap Inc. for over 16 years in several different capacities, most recently as a financial reporting analyst. We feel confident we have all the necessary tools for a successful school!

    Seeing Primrose through parent eyes is what really changed our overall perspective. We truly saw first-hand with both of our children in the programs how education starting even at the early stages of infancy plays an imperative role in shaping children’s lives. The benefits we have seen Payton and Finn gain from being in a Primrose School have been instrumental in how well they were prepared for going into grade school. We feel very strongly that the balanced-learning curriculum along with the child-initiated and teacher-directed activities offered throughout the day provide the perfect balance for an overall structured program. Academics along with integrating social and character development ensures a well-rounded education which is what we found in Primrose Schools!

    As the ‘Leader in Early Childhood Education’ we know Primrose Schools brings something unique that we didn’t find elsewhere. As the first SACS/CASI accredited private preschool we feel blessed to be offering such an outstanding academic program to the Lake Norman community. We are truly dedicated to being supportive owners of ensuring each child is more than ready for Kindergarten and years beyond. We can’t wait to be a part of some of the most important years in children's lives and look forward to partnering with you and your family for many years to come!

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