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 earned my bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. I have previous teaching experience working as a substitute teacher for the Worthington School District. As a fourth-generation educator, I come from a family with a love for teaching.

    In my spare time, I enjoy being outside doing various activities including skiing, hiking, kayaking, and working in my garden. I also love getting creative in the kitchen and baking new recipes with my two daughters.

    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.

  • Mrs. KayLee, Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. KayLee

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hi, 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. I also love spending time with my grandchildren. I myself am a mother to five children and soon to be grandmother of five grandchildren!

    In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and enjoy reading, crocheting, sewing and crafting.

    I am excited to join the Primrose team and love being a part of a child’s development. Every child is unique and has their own individual qualities and it makes it 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. Amanda, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Amanda

    Older Infant Teacher

    I have worked in the childcare industry since 2003. I previously worked with the Primrose School of Lewis Center for five years and I was excited to return in 2019 to a place I call home!

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, going to the zoo, creating crafts, and cooking. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

    I enjoy being a part of the Primrose family because of our wonderful school ownership. They truly care for their teachers and the families that attend our school. I also enjoy teaching our infant students how to sign. I love seeing the look on a child’s face when they accomplish and learn something new.

  • Ms. Elizabeth, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Elizabeth

    Older Infant Teacher

    I have previously worked as a resident assistant and child care teacher before joining the Primrose team. I am currently attending school for medical billing and coding.

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my daughter and nieces and nephews.

    I look forward to getting to know all of the children and their families at Primrose. I love having the opportunity to work with children and see things from their point of view. It reminds me how amazing and exciting our world can be.

  • Mrs. Kelly, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Kelly

    Toddler Teacher

    I attended Columbus State Community College studying Early Childhood Education. I also had the pleasure of being a nanny for several years before joining the Primrose team in 2013.

    In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I also love cooking and trying out new restaurants.

    I love being a part of a child’s day and learning experiences. It is wonderful to watch them grow and learn here at The Primrose School of Lewis Center.

  • Ms. Allie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allie

    Toddler Teacher

    I previously worked as a summer camp counselor for four years before joining Primrose in 2015. Ileft Primrose to further my education and graduated from the Culinary Institute of Montana with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts. I returned to Primrose in 2018 to continue my passion for teaching.

    In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, painting, drawing, and event planning.

    I enjoy working for Primrose, it’s a family. Our school ownership has helped create a culture that builds up each person that walks through the door. We truly care about and get to know our families and students.

  • Ms. Teri, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Teri

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I received my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State College. I have worked in the childcare industry since 1998 and have been a part of the Primrose School of Lewis Center since 2008.

    In my spare time, I enjoy hiking at local parks.

    I love being apart of each child’s development here at Primrose and building trusted and long lasting relationships with each family.

  • Ms. Taeler, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Taeler

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Ms. Taeler

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I started working in childcare in 2020 and I have experience working with a variety of ages from 6 weeks to 3 years old. I graduated from Delaware Area Career Center. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my boyfriend and my dog.

    I also love to spend as much time as I can outdoors. I enjoy working at Primrose because I get to make special connections with the children and being a part of their growth.

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

  • Ms. Beth, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Beth

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I attended classes for Early Childhood Education at Clark State University. I have enjoyed working with children professionally since 2012 before joining the Primrose team in 2014.

    In my spare time, I enjoy taking walks outside, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

    I love that Primrose provides a warm and happy learning environment for children. I enjoy watching students learn and grow each day, knowing I was able to help them reach important milestones.

  • Ms. Chloe, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Chloe

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I have previously worked at another childcare center before coming to work at Primrose and I have been a nanny and a babysitter as well. I’m currently planning to study Early Childhood Education at The Ohio State University.

    In my spare time I enjoy working out and spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy working at Primrose because I love being able to see the growth within the children and getting to work with them to help them grow!

  • Ms. Sara, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Sara

    Preschool I Teacher

    I attended classes at Capital University for Early Childhood Education and have several years of babysitting experience. I also worked in a church nursery.

    In my free time, I enjoy snuggling with my cats, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends.

    I enjoy working with each child here at Primrose. I love seeing them grow and helping them further their education. I am grateful for the relationships I get to build with each child!

  • Ms. Ashley, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Ashley

    Preschool II Teacher

    I have been a nanny and babysat over the last 8-10 years for many different families, and I previously enjoyed several different education field experiences working with many different children before joining the Primrose team. I graduated in May 2021 with my Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University.In my spare time, I enjoy going on walks, traveling, playing with my dog Addy, and spending time with my family and friends.

    I enjoy working with children in the welcoming environment at Primrose. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

  • Ms. Meghann, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Meghann

    Preschool II Teacher

    Hello! I’m Ms. Meghann. I would like to tell you a little about myself.

    I have experience teaching for over five years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. I previously worked as the Director of Education at a school in Southern California and spent time as a Kindergarten teacher also. I received my degree from Antelope Valley College and am currently in the process of finishing my Early Childhood Degree from Walden University.

    In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, especially back to see my friends in California. I love to spend time with my family, we enjoy going to OSU game and shopping in Amish Country.

    I love the warm and welcome environment at Primrose. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!

  • Mrs. Shannon, Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Mrs. Shannon

    Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    I have several years experience working with children and have been a part of the Primrose team since 2010. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University where I obtained my Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family!

    I enjoy making the Primrose Balanced Curriculum come to life and watching children have those light bulb moments. I believe in what Primrose stands for and love my home away from home. We are truly a Primrose family!

  • Ms. Toni, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Toni

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    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 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

    Since 2008, I have been working in the early childhood education field. I had the joy of joining the Primrose School of Lewis Center team in 2011. I have my Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from the University of Toledo. I received my Master degree in Special Education from Ashland University.

    In my spare time, I enjoy working on arts and crafts and playing board games. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and three cats.

    I enjoy seeing our students “wow” moments. I love when they then turn and help their friends learn new concepts, truly creating a supportive environment for learning. It is a pleasure to watch our students grow over the years!

  • Mrs. Kyri, Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Kyri

    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    I have previously worked as a nanny for a family for 8 wonderful years, and have worked with children for a long time. In my spare time I love to spend time with my husband of 10+ years, and our dog Hank. We enjoy being outside and having bonfires!

    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 to prepare them for their futures. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and their families.

  • Ms. Valerie, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Valerie

    School Support Teacher

    I have worked previously as a nanny and have been working with children in Early Childhood Education since 2006.

    In my free time, I enjoy scrapbooking, playing games and going bowling. I love spending time with friends and family, crafting and enjoying movies.

    I look forward to getting to know all of the children and their families at Primrose. I love having the opportunity to watch children learn and experience new things and to be able to see how they explore the world from their point of view.

  • 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. Cathy, School Support Teacher

    Mrs. Cathy

    School Support Teacher

    I’m Mrs. Cathy. I would like to tell you a little about myself.I have previously worked in child care for almost 20 years prior to joining the Primrose team. I have also taken classes in Early Childhood Development at Columbus State University.

    In my free time, I love spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, and participating in fitness classes at our local YMCA.

    I look forward to getting to know all of the children and their families at Primrose. I really enjoy working with children, and I love spending time with them watching how much they grow each day.

  • Ms. Kelsey, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Kelsey

    School Support Teacher

    I have my Bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. I have worked with children professionally since 2011 and joined the Primrose Lewis Center team in 2016.

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

    I enjoy seeing the light bulb moments when a child learns a new concept. I enjoy helping a child discover a love of learning that will last a lifetime!

  • Ms. Mara, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Mara

    School Support Teacher

    I have previously babysat for my neighbors and many other families in my neighborhood. I completed some undergraduate studies at Ohio Wesleyan and will soon transfer to The Ohio State University where I plan to major in fashion and merchandising. In my free time, I love to write, go antiquing, and learning about history, especially fashion history!

    I I look forward to working in a fun and nurturing environment, and can’t wait to build strong connections with the students and their families!

  • Ms. Lucy, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Lucy

    School Support Teacher
  • Ms. Maggie, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Maggie

    School Support Teacher
  • Ms. Erin, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Erin

    School Support Teacher
  • 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. Kylene, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Kylene

    School Support Teacher

    I previously worked for the YWCA Kids Place as a Program Assistant. I have enjoyed working professionally with children since 2019 and have been a nanny/babysitter fir 7 years.

    I graduated from Dublin Scioto High School and attended some classes at Columbus State for Early Childhood Education.

    In my spare time I enjoy cooking, spending time with my sister, and snuggling with my two cats.

    I love working at Primrose because it’s a warm and friendly environment. I love seeing each child grow and I am so happy to be a part of the Primrose Family!

  • Ms. Haley, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Haley

    School Support Teacher

    I have experience working with children of various age groups as a gymnastics coach since 2014.

    I just graduated with my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University.

    In my spare time I enjoy any outdoor activities and partaking in Ninja Warrior Training.

    I enjoy working at Primrose because I love to be in an environment where I can help children learn, grow, and discover their passions.

  • 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 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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