Primrose School of Lewis Center

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Courtney, School Director

    Mrs. Courtney

    School Director

    I graduated from North Central State College with my Associate Degree in Education and also obtained my Preschool Teaching License. I later attended The Ohio State University where I received my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have enjoyed working with children of all ages for over 10 years, and I joined the Primrose team in 2012.

    In my spare time I enjoy running, baking, playing fetch with my dog Daisy, and spending time with friends and family.

    I enjoy meeting all of the Primrose School of Lewis Center students and their families and building positive relationships with each of them. I truly enjoy working alongside all of our Primrose teachers to provide a fun and nurturing learning environment where students thrive each day!

  • Mrs. Heather, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Heather

    Assistant Director

    I began working with children professionally in 2002 at the YMCA. In 2007 I worked with Primrose Schools in Dayton, Ohio before joining the Primrose School of Lewis Center team in 2013. I received my degree in Pre-Kindergarten Education from Miami - Oxford University.

    During my spare time, I love spending time with my family! I also enjoy reading and playing games.

    I love having the privilege to be a part of each child’s day here at Primrose. I love the focus the Primrose Balanced Curriculum has on not only education, but helping each child develop life skills, truly offering a well-balanced learning environment.

  • Mrs. Sara, Curriculum Coordinator

    Mrs. Sara

    Curriculum Coordinator

    I received my Bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. I have worked with children professionally since 2013 and have experience with another local Primrose School before joining the Primrose School of Lewis Center team in 2021.

    During my spare time, I enjoy shopping, reading, and spending time with my children and family.

    I enjoy having the privilege to be a part of each child’s day here at Primrose and seeing a child's eyes light up when they have that "lightbulb moment". I love seeing our teachers incorporate the Primrose puppet friends in the curriculum to help teach our Character Development Program, truly showing "who children become is as important as what they know."

  • Ms. Morgan, School Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Morgan

    School Administrative Assistant

    I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have enjoyed working professionally with children since 2016, and have been nannying and babysitting for over 10 years.In my spare time, I enjoy working out, skate boarding, and playing video games with my boyfriend. I also love relaxing with my two cats, Leia and Petra.

    I enjoy getting to meet the students and their families. I love seeing all of them learn new skills that can help them throughout the rest of their education experiences! I am proud to be a part of the Primrose School of Lewis Center family.

  • Mrs. Teresa, Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Teresa

    Young Infant Teacher

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

    I was previously a substitute teacher at Worthington Schools before I decided to come and join Primrose.

    I come from 3 strong generations of educators, so I felt like it only made perfect sense for me to continue that path. I graduated from The Ohio State University where I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

    In my spare time I love to be outside and enjoy all the different seasons. I love to kayak with my family and dogs, tend to my tiny garden where I enjoy growing flowers and vegetables.

    My favorite part of being a Primrose teacher is being an important part of your child’s life and first learning experiences. I believe the first year of life is an amazing time for the growth and development of infants. I feel lucky to know these young students and their families as they get older and continue to learn and grow at Primrose.

  • Ms. Taeler, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Taeler

    Young Infant Teacher

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

    I have over 3 years of experience working in childcare. I started working at my first center after I graduated from high school.

    I graduated from Delaware Hayes High School and afterwards I attended and graduated from Delaware Area Career Center in 2019.

    I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, watching Netflix, and going shopping.

    I love working at Primrose because there is a strong family atmosphere, and everyone is so welcoming and helpful! I love that I get to make special connections with the children and being a part of their growth.

  • Ms. Amanda, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Amanda

    Older Infant Teacher

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

    I have been working in the childcare field since 2005 and started babysitting when I was younger. I am also a mom to my daughter Alex who keeps me busy!

    I attended Columbus State Community College, and I would love to go back to study American Sign Language.

    In my spare time I enjoy watching my daughter grow and making so many memories with her each and everyday! I also love to cook, bake, craft, play with our new puppy Sparkles and make everyone around me laugh and smile. My dream is to one day be a stand-up comedian!

    I love working at Primrose because I genuinely enjoy working with children and bringing a valuable energy that my students, their families and my coworkers all thrive from.

  • Ms. Elizabeth, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Elizabeth

    Older Infant Teacher

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

    Before joining Primrose, I worked as a cook in a retirement center and as a young infant teacher at Kiwi’s Clubhouse.

    I have recently earned a certificate in medial billing and coding. I would love to go back to school but I’m still deciding what I would like to study.

    In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my large family.

    I love Primrose because you get to see the world through their point of view when they learn and discover new ideas.

  • Mrs. Kelly, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Kelly

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I worked as a nanny for seven years before I joined Primrose.

    I attended Columbus State Community College where I took Early Childhood Education classes.

    I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking,

    I love working at Primrose because I enjoy meeting new families and love to watch each child learn and grow in so many ways.

  • Ms. Allie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allie

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I worked at 7 Summits Summer Camp where I helped children build integrity through high adventures and outdoor play.

    I earned my Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts in 2017 from the Culinary Institute of Montana. I am currently working on earning a certificate in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies at Brigham Young University.

    My favorite hobbies include hiking, gardening, and anything outdoors. I have a huge passion for growing my own food and preserving, cooking, and baking with the harvest. With any other spare time, I have I enjoy getting cozy with a good book. Recommendations are welcome!

    My love for helping children and families learn and grow has deepened since I started working at Primrose. Developing connections with our families is the best part of my job!

  • Ms. Teri, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Teri

    Early Preschool Teacher

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

    I started working in childcare in 1998, so over 23 years of experience!

    I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State Community College.

    I enjoy hiking and spending as much time as I can in nature.

    I love working at Primrose because I love the family atmosphere and I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn.

  • Ms. Chloe, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Chloe

    Early Preschool Teacher

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

    I have previously worked as a nanny and babysat for families in my neighborhood in the past.

    I am eventually going to school for Early Childhood Education or something within the educational field.

    In my spare time I enjoy exercising, being in nature, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

    I love working at Primrose because I love taking care of and teaching children. I love getting to know my students' parents and creating everlasting relationships with them.

  • Ms. Beth, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Beth

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I have worked at a previous childcare center for a year and half before joining the Primrose team.

    I have attended Clark State Community College for Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets.

    I love working at Primrose because I get to help children achieve important milestones in their lives to help them grow and have successful futures.

  • Ms. Amber, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Amber

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I have worked at three other centers prior to joining Primrose. I also helped my Grandma with her in-home care that helped shape me into the caring person I am today.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, taking my pets on long walks to the park and watching movies with popcorn of course!

    I love working at Primrose because everyone welcomed me like family and were super excited for me to join! I absolutely love the kids and can’t wait to see them all learn and grow!

  • Ms. Sara, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Sara

    Preschool I Teacher

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

    I have several years of working experience from babysitting, nannying, and working at my church’s nursery.

    I attended Capital University for a few semesters where I studied Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading, watching movies, playing games, and spending time with my friends and family.

    I love working at Primrose because I get to see the growth and the impact I have on my students with their learning. I also love making lasting connections with each of my students’ families.

  • Ms. Kylene, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Kylene

    Preschool I Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

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

    I previously worked for the YMCA Kids Place as a Program Assistant. I also have several years of nannying experience.

    I attended some Early Childhood Education classes at Columbus State Community College.

    In my spare time I enjoy rollerblading, baking, and spending time with my family.

    I love working at Primrose because it is such a happy and welcoming environment! I enjoy seeing each child’s growth and learning development. I’m so proud to be a part of the Primrose School of Lewis Center!

  • Ms. Meghann, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Meghann

    Preschool II Teacher

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

    I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2005. I’ve taught Pre-K and Kindergarten and before I moved to Ohio, I was the director of ECE at a small Lutheran school in Southern California.

    I attended Brandman University where I earned several certifications in educational leadership as well as my degree in Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter by going to the zoo and traveling. I also enjoy cooking and listening to podcasts.

    I love working at Primrose because this is the first place I’ve worked where you gain a true sense of family. I enjoy coming to work everyday and teaching my students new and exciting things.

  • Mrs. Shannon, Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Mrs. Shannon

    Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

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

    I have over 20 years of experience working in childcare and with children of all ages.

    I earned my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University.

    I enjoy cooking, spending time with husband and two daughters, Quinn and Chloe! We love to go on family road trips and exploring new places.

    I love building relationships with the children and their families. I love seeing my students learn new concepts and grow into independent individuals.

  • Ms. Kelsey, Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Ms. Kelsey

    Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

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

    I worked as a teacher’s aid in a preschool for 3 years while in college. I also was a nanny for a year and a summer camp counselor for 4 years.

    I earned my Bachelor’s in Children’s Ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

    In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking, painting, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends.

    I love getting to know each student and their families. I love seeing those “light bulb” moments when a child grasps a concept for the first time and sparks a new love of learning!

  • Ms. Toni, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Toni

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

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

    I am a graduate of Utah State University where I received my Bachelors degree in Family, Consumer, and Human Development. I have worked professionally with children since 2007 and joined the Primrose team in 2013.

    In my spare time, I enjoy playing games, watching movies, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

    I am proud to be a part of the Primrose School of Lewis Center family and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with your children. I enjoy being a part of such a warm and inviting environment and building a child’s foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

  • Ms. Natalie, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Natalie

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

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

    I babysat for several years and coached gymnastics from 2014 to 2016. I worked for Westerville City Schools in 2018 before joining the Primrose team in 2019. I received my Bachelors degree in Education from Arizona State University and currently working on my Masters in Elementary Education.

    In my spare time, I enjoy gymnastics, traveling, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. I also love spending time with my dogs, Nala and Cora.

    I enjoy working in such a supportive and welcoming environment that Primrose has created. I love seeing our students growing and hit new milestones, knowing I had a hand in helping them. Building trusted relationships with my students and families is such a blessing!

  • Mrs. Allison, Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Allison

    Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I have previously worked at another summer camp during college and at another center as the Kindergarten teacher.

    I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in Early Childhood Education, and I minored in music. I have also earned my Master’s degree in special education from Ashland University.

    In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our 3 cats. I like working on art projects, going to the movies and taking Zumba classes.

    I love working at Primrose because I watching children learn and grow over the course of the school year and having those amazing “WOW” moments with each student that comes into my room.

  • Mrs. Kyri, Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Kyri

    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

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

    I have previously worked as a nanny for a family for 8 wonderful years and have worked with children for a long time.

    I completed a year at Columbus State.

    I enjoy playing with my dogs and having campfires with my family during my spare time.

    I love seeing a child’s face light up as they learn something new for the first time, and I’m excited that I get to be a part of teaching these students and preparing them for their futures. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and their families.

  • Mrs. Cathy, School Support Teacher

    Mrs. Cathy

    School Support Teacher

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

    I have worked at multiple childcare centers and preschools throughout the years as both a lead and assistant teacher.

    I attended Columbus State Community College where I took some Early Childhood Development classes.

    I love spending time with my family and enjoy cooking delicious meals, reading, watching movies, and hiking with friends.

    I truly enjoy working with all the children here at Primrose. I love teaching and nurturing them and look forward to seeing their smiles everyday.

  • Ms. Valerie, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Valerie

    School Support Teacher

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

    I have worked in childcare since 2006. I have over 16 years of experience from previously working at 3 other childcare centers.

    In my spare time I enjoy photography, scraping booking memories, traveling, camping, and spending time with friends, family, and our 3 cats!

    I love working at Primrose because of the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere. I enjoying being able to care for the children and watching them grow and learn new things!

  • Mrs. KayLee, School Support Teacher

    Mrs. KayLee

    School Support Teacher

    I’m Mrs. KayLee.  I would like to tell you a little about myself.

    I have previously been a Preschool teacher and provided childcare in my home for over 10 years.

    In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family as I am a mother of five children and grandmother. I also enjoy reading, crocheting, and crafting.

    I love being a part of a child’s development. Every child is unique and has their own individual qualities! It is so special to see their eyes light up when they grasp a new concept or accomplish a skill for the first time. What a joy to be a part of their growth and experiences!

  • Ms. Saran, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Saran

    School Support Teacher

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

    I have experience working with children of various ages during my nursing clinicals.

    I graduated from the Hondros College of Nursing to obtain my Associate’s degree in Nursing.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoy curling up with a good book.

    I love working at Primrose because it is a great place to work! The management team and teachers are so welcoming as soon as you walk in the door. I’m excited to learn and grow the Primrose values about education and creating a fun, safe, and engaging environment for the students!

     

     

  • Mrs. Mary, School Support Teacher

    Mrs. Mary

    School Support Teacher

    I began working in child care in 2017, but I have over 20 years of experience from working at my church nursery and toddler room.

    I graduated from Rutherford B. Hayes high school and 1 year at Joint Vocational School in Delaware for accounting and secretarial services.

    In my spare time I enjoy walking my Newfoundland, Wilson, spending time with my kids and reading and drawing.

    I love working at Primrose because I genuinely enjoy getting to work with children and seeing them grow as individuals and everyone is so nice and friendly here.

  • Ms. Alexis, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Alexis

    School Support Teacher

    I have previously worked as a nannying since 2020 and have experience working in other daycares as well. I’m currently attending Ohio Dominican University for my Bachelors in graphic design and getting my minor in Social Work.

    In my spare time I enjoy painting, putting together puzzles and traveling with my grandparents and best friend. I’m excited to meet the families and their children here at Primrose and building those trusted relationships with them.

  • Mrs. Zoie, School Support Teacher

    Mrs. Zoie

    School Support Teacher

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

    I began working with children in 2019 as a babysitter and started to nanny in 2021.

    I graduated from high school in 2022 and earned my diploma.

    In my spare time I enjoy making crafts and spending time with my animals.

    I love working at Primrose because I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn new ideas.

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

  • Ms. Lucy, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Lucy

    School Support Teacher
  • Ms. Grace, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Grace

    School Support Teacher

    I have worked for the Clippard Family YMCA in Cincinnati while in school, but I also go to different schools in the Northwest School District and help lead an afterschool program.

    I am going into my 4th year at the University of Cincinnati to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time I enjoy snuggling with my cat Jasper and reading a good book, I also love finding new local coffee shops.

    I enjoy working at Primrose because it has given me the opportunity to do what I am passionate about everyday. There is nothing I love more than working with children and being able to brighten their day!

  • Mrs. Elizabeth, School Chef

    Mrs. Elizabeth

    School Chef

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

    I have worked with children professionally since 2010. I have worked on a military campus, as a nanny, with the Columbus Zoo Education Department and with the public schools.

    In my spare time, I am an Irish dance mom! I love reading, baking, and traveling. I enjoy photography, arts and crafts, and taking care of all my animals.

    I am proud to be a part of the Primrose Lewis Center family!  I enjoy seeing each child’s light bulb moment when they learn or master a new concept.

  • David and Katie Giancola, Franchise Owner

    David and Katie Giancola

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are David and Katie Giancola, the proud owners of Primrose School of Lewis Center (PSLC)!

    Our journey with Primrose School of Lewis Center began when we were pregnant with our oldest child. Like many of you, we spent time touring childcare facilities, we did our research, listed questions to ask about education, safety, and environment and analyzed every detail to make sure that we were selecting the best for our family. We knew from the minute we learned about the curriculum, the staff and school this was where our family belonged. Little did we know that seven years after our initial search for childcare, we would be so invested in the culture—the “Primrose family”—that we would be purchasing the school with the desire to provide others with the same learning foundation that our family has been fortunate to experience. Our two daughters are current students and have attended Primrose their entire lives, and our son attends the Primrose Explorers program over the summer. We’re excited for this opportunity for our family to continue to grow with Primrose!

    As a family, our guiding principles include acting with respect, being honest and inclusive, communicating transparently and always striving to do the right thing. You can expect us to demonstrate these principles everyday as we look to maintain and build upon the solid foundation at Primrose School of Lewis Center.

    We truly believe that what we do matters. Our kids matter. Our teachers matter. You matter.

    Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

    We are humbled by the opportunity to welcome you each day as a Primrose family. Thank you for the opportunity!

    The Giancola Family

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