Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine

Our Staff

  • Rachel, Director of Operations

    Rachel

    Director of Operations

    Hello, my name is Rachel.

    I graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with my Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Studies. I completed my internship at a preschool and have been working with children ever since. I am super excited to be at Primrose and get to know the families here.

    I have been married to my husband for 2 years now and we recently welcomed our daughter in 2020. I love being a mom! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family on the lake, riding our 4-wheeler and going for walks; summer is my favorite season! I am also a huge Vikings fan and cannot wait to attend a game at the new stadium.

  • Justin, Director of Education

    Justin

    Director of Education

    Hello, my name is Justin.

    I am excited to be here at Primrose! I have an Elementary Education Degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, and have over 20 years’ experience working with children. In those years I have been in the classroom as a teacher, on the sports field as a coach, and in childcare as a Lead staff. I have been married for 14 years to my beautiful wife, and we have 6 wonderful kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and being in the Minnesota outdoors. I am also a big sports fan, Go Vikings!!

  • Maggie, Assistant Director of Operations

    Maggie

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Hi, I'm Maggie. I have worked in the childcare field for over 8 years. I have taught Infants to School Age in multiple different centers and to me, Primrose is by far the best. They have an amazing curriculum that I have not seen anything similar to at any other center. I am very excited to be in a position to help keep our school running smoothly. I absolutely love being a part of the Primrose family and having the chance to help other join as well!

  • Shacreya, Assistant Director of Marketing

    Shacreya

    Assistant Director of Marketing

    Hi! My name is Shacreya.

    I am honored and blessed to be at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine. I started my journey here as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher; was promoted and now work on the Leadership Management Team! I really enjoy what I do!

    I have worked in the childcare industry for 6+ years. I have both taught children and have worked in administration. I have always had a passion for caring for children and watching them learn and grow, I have the best job!

    In 2011 I graduated form Concordia St. Paul University with an Associates of Arts Degree, GO BEARS!

    I am happily married to my incredible husband and he and I share a beautiful son; I LOVE being a mom! I am from the suburbs of Mahtomedi MN; however, I now live in the Hugo area. I enjoy church, spending time with my family, singing, fashion and fitness! With my spare time you will probably find me doing something outdoors or enjoying a good-old Minnesota bone fire. I also like going for long walks outside and discovering new fun things and places to visit in Minnesota!


  • Webster, Education Training Coach

    Webster

    Education Training Coach

    Hi my name is Webster!

    I am honored to be apart of the leadership team at Primrose School of The Lakes at
    Blaine. I have been involved in the education field both working with children and adults for past 15+ years! I graduated from St. John's University in 2006 with a Bachelor's in education. (Go Johnnies!) I continued my studies completing my Masters in Curriculum Design in 2016 at Concordia University-Portland!

    I am married to my beautiful wife and we love our 4 children, we currently live in the Brooklyn Park area of Minnesota. When I am not here you can find me running, going to the gym, spending time with my family, playing cards and board games. I enjoy going to church and being outside, running marathons. I am also a big singer guy and love theater and arts, my favorite show is The Office and I am a big Packers fan and Lyaxs fan!

  • Rachel, School Head Chef

    Rachel

    School Head Chef

    My name is Rachel!

    I have been in the culinary field for 10 years and love what I do. I really enjoy baking and decorating cakes.

    In the summer I travel with my children to many different states, creating new fun memories. I love spending time with my family; my life motto is to live life to the fullest, and to be thankful for the small things in life!

  • Mikayla, School Suos-Chef

    Mikayla

    School Suos-Chef

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hi My name is Mikayla! I am one of the school chefs here at Primrose and I am excited to be here! I am 20 years old, and I am from Blaine, MN. I live with my mom, dad and dog bones. I am currently going to school at Anoka Ramsey Community College, and I hope to further my education in advertising and film production. I have been working in childcare since July of 2020. I also spent time working with children through the “girl scouts’’ program. Prior to Primrose, I worked as the food coordinator at a different center. I love making yummy and healthy food and I cannot wait to learn more and grow as a chef. I enjoy cosplay, building and playing “Dungeons and Dragons” when I am not at school.


  • Kate, Lead Infant Teacher

    Kate

    Lead Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Kate and I have been working at Primrose as a co-lead teacher in the younger infant room since April 2010. I have really enjoyed getting to know the staff and families here and am excited to meet many more. I went to the University of Minnesota, working on a degree in Geography. I have worked in child care for five years and with infants for the past four years. I truly love my job. My husband and I live in Blaine with our cat, Kanga. In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, wake boarding, surfing, and hanging out with my wonderful family and friends!

  • Debbie, Lead Infant Teacher

    Debbie

    Lead Infant Teacher

    Hi, I’m Debbie. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1990. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University. I moved to Minnesota from Chicago 8 years ago. Most of my experience is with toddlers to 3 year olds. In my free time, I love doing puzzles and watching sports. Being from Chicago I do root for the Cubs and Bears. I also love cuddling with my cat Matty.

  • Monique, Lead Infant Teacher

    Monique

    Lead Infant Teacher

    I am Monique and I am so excited to be working at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine. I'm originally from New York but relocated to Minnesota with my family 3 years ago. I'm working on finishing college and I'm so excited to be a part of the early education of such wonderful children.

  • Cassie, Lead Infant Teacher

    Cassie

    Lead Infant Teacher

    Hi my name is cassie!

    I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin Stout. I have been an infant teacher for the last 8 years. After College I started teaching in an infant classroom in Eau Claire Wisconsin, I am newer to MN area and am excited to now be teaching here at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine! With my free time, I enjoy exploring and camping!

  • Jodi, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Jodi

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    I'm Jodi. I'm a single mother of two boys, Jesse (30) and Trevor (16). I also have a niece who has five children. She is like a daughter to me. I love children and am very excited to be here at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine. I enjoy watching TV and movies. I love "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. I spent 9 years working in a church nursery part-time.

  • Kristin, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Kristin

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    I grew up in Maple Grove, graduated from Maple Grove Senior High. I attended and graduated from Rasmussen College in 2010 with a degree in Business Management with a minor in child care. I have 9 years of early childhood education experience.

    I am excited to meet new friends, families, co-teachers and grow in my new home at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine.

  • Karen, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Karen

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    My name is Karen. I graduated from St. Cloud University in 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education. I am a licensed school teacher. This last year I was very busy. I moved into a new house and got married. I have been working with children since I graduated from college. I have been with Primrose for 5 years working in the Explorer program. I am very excited to work with your younger children.

  • Taylor, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Taylor

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    I’m 23 years old. I have always had a passion working with children and dogs! I am a avid dog walker and I like to tan and swim at my parents, house on the lake!


  • Kesaia, Support Toddler Teacher

    Kesaia

    Support Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Kesaia recently moved to Minnesota from Iowa 5 years ago. I am a first-time mother and love to spend time with my family. I enjoy sports especially anything Vikings related, GO Vikes! With my free time I love attending Vikings games. I love to go on nature walks during my favorite season (Fall and I have a love for dogs and any animals). I have a passion for working with younger children and love to watch children as they play and discover new and exciting events every day. I am so excited to work with my Primrose family and get to know each of my new student and their families.

  • Samantha, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Samantha

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Samantha, and I am excited to be here at Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine. I am the 3rd oldest out of 22 children, but my younger siblings will say that I am the oldest. I have 2 children; one is 8 years old and the other 4 years old. I also have two stepchildren who are 10 and 17! I have been babysitting for over 15 years, and really enjoy working with children. I look forward to getting to know my co-workers, the students, and families.

  • Lisa, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Lisa

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    My name is Lisa. I have been in the early childhood field since 1998. I have worked with ages ranging from infants to school age. I have a 19 year old who has just started college. I enjoy spending time outside with my friends and family.

  • Taylor, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Taylor

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I was born and raised in California, however in June of 2018, my family and I made the cross country venture to Minnesota. I have a daughter enrolled here at Primrose. I have a Personalized Care Assistance license (PCA) and I have taken early childhood education classes as well.

  • Connie, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Connie

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Hi I'm Connie Tipler! I graduated from Rasmussen Collage in 2007 with a degree in child care development. I have been in the child care field since 1998. I live in Blaine and share one son (Chris); who is the light of my life. I enjoy the outdoors and exploring new restaurants, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and crocheting.

  • Kelli, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Kelli

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hi! I’m Kelli.

    I have been working in childcare for the past 30 years with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years. I am excited to dig into this new opportunity here at Primrose and watch the children learn and grow. I have been married for 30 years and have 3 children. I also have a granddaughter who is the light of my life!

    I enjoy reading, working out and trying new adventures. I am also an avid MN Wild fan and a state fair lover!


  • Tracy, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Tracy

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    I'm Tracy. I have worked in child care since 1999. I have worked with children of all ages, but I have spent the majority of the time as a preschool teacher. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.

    I currently live in St. Paul but plan on moving to St. Francis in the near future. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, read, spend time outdoors, and watch sports.

  • Renee, Support Preschool Teacher

    Renee

    Support Preschool Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Briana, Lead Private Pre-Kindergartner Teacher

    Briana

    Lead Private Pre-Kindergartner Teacher

    Hi my name is Briana Williams, and I am so happy to be here at Primrose Blaine. I come from a big family and love when I get to spend time with them, I really enjoy watching my younger cousins. I don’t have any children yet but in spending time with my cousins. They sparked my interest and opened the door to me realizing how much I love working with children.

    I enjoy coloring, painting, trying new things and most of all spending time with my fiancé.

  • Molly, Lead Private Pre-Kindergartner Teacher

    Molly

    Lead Private Pre-Kindergartner Teacher

    Hi my name Molly!

    I am a very positive and upbeat person. I have been working with a variety of ages for the last 13 years and I love every minute of it. When I'm not working, I spend most of my time creating memories with my family at my cabin located in Wisconsin. Also, I like going on adventures with my boyfriend and spending time at home with my cat and watching reality, T.V. I am a country girl at heart and would love to someday go to Colorado to see the amazing scenery and photography opportunities!

  • Cindy, Lead Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Cindy

    Lead Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Bio coming soon!

  • Darienne, Lead Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Darienne

    Lead Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi I am Darienne and I am the Private Kindergarten Teacher! I started my journey here at Primrose as a preschool teacher, I have since worked in the Pre-K classrooms and now am looking forward to being the Kindergarten teacher! I love Kindergarten and all the exploring, learning and fun we get to have.

    I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science. I love to read books and cannot wait to expose you to many new reading adventures. I grew up in Kittanning, PA and I love to go home to visit my family as often as I can. My parents and my younger sister still live there, along with my niece and nephews. I enjoy visiting my family throughout the U.S.

  • Monique, Lead Explorers Teacher

    Monique

    Lead Explorers Teacher

    I am a wife, mother of a college student and a professional educator. I have always enjoyed being around and working with children. When my daughter was old enough to begin school, I began working with developmentally disabled children. I have learned much from the children I work with and the process continues to provide me great joy and personal satisfaction.

  • Mary, Lead School Support Teacher

    Mary

    Lead School Support Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mary! My husband and I live in Ramsey and I'm the mother of two young adult sons. After working as an elementary teacher, I started doing home child care when my youngest was born. That's when I realized my heart was really with the younger children. I've been blessed to work mostly with infants and toddlers and love working with young families! I look forward to meeting you and helping your child thrive!

  • Alyssa, Lead School Support Teacher

    Alyssa

    Lead School Support Teacher

    My name is Alyssa Branitski.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I possess experience working as a reading specialist at Chisago Lakes Primary and Center-view Elementary School in Spring Lake Park. I have been married to my wonderful husband Anthony for almost 15 years and he is currently a Phy. Ed and Health educator in the Fridley district. I have two amazing kids named Brayden (9) and Avayah (7) attending Northpoint this school year. I was blessed to have my own childcare for six years, so I could watch them grow and see them develop into their sweet little personalities. My hobbies include running and weight training classes at Fitaholic Fitness.

  • Swapna, Assistant School Support Teacher

    Swapna

    Assistant School Support Teacher

    I have been with Primrose since January 2010. I look forward to being here working and learning new things. I believe good experiences are to be gained here at Primrose. One of the best private childcare/preschool providers I have ever worked for. The Director is great, nice and caring. Co-workers are friendly and willing to help. Cheerful, nice, clean environment. Kids love to be here, especially my own daughter. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree from India. I also have teaching experience in Montessori Schools. I am happily married. We have two children, Rituik and Sriti. I like to play Bingo with my kids and spend time with them.

  • Leen, Aide School Support Teacher

    Leen

    Aide School Support Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

Franchise Owners

Hello! We are Bruce & Betty Vonderohe, the proud owners of the Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine, Minnesota. As Parents and Grandparents, we have always been concerned about Quality Child ...

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