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 13 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 am proud to say that myself and my husband, Doug moved to Mooresville in November of 2015 to take over the ownership of the school. We have two beautiful children, Payton who is almost 9 and went through the entire Primrose program thru Kindergarten is now going into third grade! Finnegan, who turns 5 this year and is going into Pre- Kindergarten and loves going to school with mommy everyday. We are 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: 13+ years

    Education Background: BA Journalism/ Marketing

    Favorite food: Reeses pieces

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out at the pool with my family

    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, that keeps us going! I have been with PSLKN since 2012.

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

    Hometown: Asheville, NC

    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.

  • 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

  • Ms. Heather York, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Heather York

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I'm a born and raised Charlottean! I have a 5 year old daughter and a 8 year old furr baby. My family is the most important thing to me.

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

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2012; 2 years as a substitue teacher at a church preschool.

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

    Favorite food: Mexican and SUshi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending as much time with my Punkin Pie as possible, they grow fast!

    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 babies learn and grow!

  • Mrs. Cristine Rasmussen, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Cristine Rasmussen

    Infant 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!

  • Mrs. Amy Murphy, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Amy Murphy

    Infant Teacher

    I'm Amy. I was born and raised in Charlotte, I have a 17 year old son and a 1.5 year old Rat Terrier. My family is the most important thing to me. I have 20 plus years experience in Childcare. I attended a Christian School and worked at the day care in 1991-1994 and continued my journey. I worked in another day care for 6 years and another for 10 years. I have been at Primrose for 3.5 months and I am excited about watching the babies grow!

    Hometown: Charlotte

    Child care experience: 20 plus years

    Education Background: Childhood credentials

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: bowling, hiking

    Favorite children's book: Ten Little Monkeys

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


  • 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've recently moved down to North Carolina in March 2017 from Ohio! I'm really enjoying my time down here and getting to know the area. I also have a pet named Jack.

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

    Hometown: Elyria, OH

    Child care experience: 6 years- 3 years in the Infant room and PSLKN since 2017

    Education background: Working towards my degree in Early Childhood

    Favorite food: Italian

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

    Favorite children's book: Very Hungry Caterpillar

    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.

    Im married and have 2 adult children. I have 4 chickens and i love to go thrifting on my days off.

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

    Hometown: Gastonia, NC

    Child care experience: house parent at group home

    Education Background: GED

    Favorite food: Spaghetti

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the mountains

    Favorite children’s book:

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

  • Ms. Avery Vasil, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Avery Vasil

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I recently moved here with my family from Cleveland, OH. I am looking forward to this new adventure.

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

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: High School/ Academy of Performing Arts

    Favorite food: Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Snowboarding/ hiking

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Catepillar

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the kids learn new things!

  • Ms. Brittany Friedhofer, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Brittany Friedhofer

    Early Preschool 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.

  • Mrs. Bekka Riley, Preschool Pathways

    Mrs. Bekka Riley

    Preschool Pathways

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

    I have 2 girls. I have been married for 9 years. I am very involved in my church, I volunteer as I can. I love to craft!

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

    Hometown: Beckley, WV

    Child care experience: I started working in the nursery at my church and loved it. So I started working in childcare

    Education Background: I have my high school diploma and plan on getting my credentials

    Favorite food: Chips and Salsa or guacamole

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movies or going to the park with my girls and my dogs.

    Favorite children's book: Pokey Little Puppy, Guess How Much I love You, and Berenstein Bears

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I am excited for the opportunity to work with amazing people.

  • Mrs. Carol Plant, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Carol Plant

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    I'm from New York. I moved to Mooresville in 2015 with my family. We have a Morkie that we love very much. I'm a friendly person and love shopping and karaoke.

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

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2020

    Education Background: Secretarial Science

    Favorite food: Italian Food/ Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, spending time with my kids

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the children and watching them learn and grow

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Love, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Elizabeth Love

    Preschool Teacher

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

    I have a 6 year- old boy named Cooper. As a family, we love going to the mountains on the weekends. My favorite color is blue!

    Hometown: Hellertown, PA

    Child Care Experience: Nannying since 14 and at PSLKN since 2017

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Oh the places you’ll go- Dr. Seuss

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m most excited about seeing your children grow

  • Ms. Abby Hager, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Abby Hager

    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

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

    I have a 3 daughter and son. I love the infant room!

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

    Hometown: Statesville, NC

    Child care experience: Childcare since 2016 and PSLKN since 2018

    Education background: I am currently attending CVCC

    Favorite food: Spaghetti

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite's children's book: Dr. Seuss

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the children and their families!

  • Mrs. Brittany Force, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Brittany Force

    Preschool Teacher

    I'm Brittany. I love working and learning from children!!

    Hometown: Mooresville

    Child care experience: 5 plus years

    Education background: Ohio University

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children's book: The Places You'll Go

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

  • Mrs. Kathryn Johnston, Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Kathryn Johnston

    Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I'm originally from Boston. Been in Mooresville since 2016 and I love it. I have a 16 year old daughter.

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

    Child care experience: 27 years and at PSLKN since 2016

    Education Background: AA Early Childhood Degree

    Favorite food: Lobster, Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Gardening, hiking, beach

    Favorite children's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone

  • Ms. Sarah Perry, Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Perry

    Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I am orginally from South GA. I have been in childcare almost 2 years. I love to be creative. I love Animal Crossing. My favorite animal is a Panda. I love making others happy!

    Name: Sarah Perry

    Hometown: Valdosta, GA

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education experience: Some college

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Bowling

    Favorite children's book: Winky-Wonkey Donkey

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting and getting to know everyone :)

  • Mrs. Emily King, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Emily King

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have a two year old daughter Savannah, and a baby boy! I love crafting and hanging out with friends. I need coffee to survive and I have the sweetest dance moves ever!

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

    Hometown: Winston- Salem, NC

    Child care experience: YMCA (8years)- after school, summer camp and drop in care and at PSLKN since 2015

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

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping and spending time with my family!

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama series

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of my new friends and families!

  • 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 been teaching since 2010. At Primrose since 2012. I am married with a two year old son and three pets at home and expecting a little one in March 2019.

    Name : Ashley Potocnak

    Hometown: East Windsor, CT

    Child care experience: 8+ years

    Education Background: BA Psychology

    Favorite food: Pasta and breads

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite children's book: too many! I love you forever, On the night you were born

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of the new Kindergarteners and thier families!

  • Mrs. Veronica Allison, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Veronica Allison

    Preschool Teacher

    Let's get to know each other!

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

    I am married with 8 children and 5 grandchildren. I love spending time with my family. I also love going to church and singing. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

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

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Child Care Experience: PSLKN since 2021, 5+ years of childcare

    Favorite food: Fried Chicken

    Favorite weekend Activity: Movie, Shopping, or just staying at home and watching movies.

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone!

  • Becky and Doug Bradley, Franchise Owner

    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, along with our two children, Payton and Finnegan are excited 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 ten years. I started with Primrose almost a decade ago and have been a school Director for the past 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 recent management experience at a Primrose overseeing the daily operations of the business and many years overall working in the childcare industry. My husband, Doug worked for Gap Inc. over the last 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 gain from being in a Primrose School has been instrumental in how well she is 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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