Primrose School of Mason

Our Staff

  • Ms. Jenny McCormick, Area Director

    Ms. Jenny McCormick

    Area Director
  • Ms. Courtney Cowan, Director

    Ms. Courtney Cowan

    Director
  • Ms. Jill Bockerstette, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jill Bockerstette

    Assistant Director
  • Ms. Kari Williams, Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Kari Williams

    Curriculum Coordinator
  • Ms. Kristen Timpe, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kristen Timpe

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Gwen Williams, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Gwen Williams

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Emma Beckstedt, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Emma Beckstedt

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Patti Eads, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Patti Eads

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Puja Singh, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Puja Singh

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Pat Collins, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Pat Collins

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Robin Caldwell, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Robin Caldwell

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Kim Diekmeyer, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Kim Diekmeyer

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Autumn French, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Autumn French

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Alexis Timpe, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Alexis Timpe

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Jaidyn Coleman, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jaidyn Coleman

    Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Gillian Bryant, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Gillian Bryant

    Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Brittany (Soppe) Lehman, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Brittany (Soppe) Lehman

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Harkamal Panesar, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Harkamal Panesar

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Ayanti Mukherjee

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Becky Benson, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Becky Benson

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Heather Gerard, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Heather Gerard

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Kelly Blackstone, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Kelly Blackstone

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Julie Eckert, Explorer Program Teacher/Building Support Staff

    Ms. Julie Eckert

    Explorer Program Teacher/Building Support Staff
  • Ms. Mary Rogers, Chef

    Ms. Mary Rogers

    Chef
  • Mr. Ryan Konow, Bus Driver and Support Staff

    Mr. Ryan Konow

    Bus Driver and Support Staff
  • Ruthann Brown, Franchise Owner

    Ruthann Brown

    Franchise Owners

    Ruthann Brown’s path to Primrose

    I can remember sitting in class as a first and second grade student dreading being called on to read. I loathed school. School was a place for being teased by peers and being berated for not knowing the answer. I would turn bright red whenever I was called on and I sweat with nervousness about what others thought about me.

    By the time I was in high school I had pretty well decided that I wanted to go into education. I can recall telling my family that I wanted to go into teaching and them laughing. They all knew how much I had hated school and could not believe that I would be interested in continuing that endeavor. I gave them the same speech I have told families at open house in my own classroom. I want to be in education because I hated school, and I never want another child to feel the way I did about reading and math. The root of my problems started before first and second grade. The problem began in preschool and kindergarten. I left kindergarten without the foundational skills needed to succeed in the following grades. It is impossible to read to learn when you never really mastered learning to read.

    When I entered college at Utah State University I would talk about owning my own preschool and childcare facility as part of my life plan. I used to draw how I wanted the building to look and how the programs would be implemented. As I got further into the Elementary Education program my ideas for my school morphed to incorporate my new found knowledge of teaching styles and ideals. I knew that I would have to spend time in the classroom teaching, gain a little life experience, and get a Master’s Degree before I could stand in front of anyone and expect them to trust that I knew what I was doing.

    Fast forward a few years. At this point I had changed districts, grades, got married and added to the number of members in our family. In 2012 I had to find a sitter or daycare for my son, Corbin, and I stumbled across Primrose in West Chester. I met with the director who gave me a tour and walked me through the curriculum as well as the programs offered to the older children. I was in shock. Here was the exact school I had doodled and dreamt about for years. My dream school had already been created and was successful. I enrolled the next month to start my Master’s Degree and began planning how I would join a Franchise that held the same expectations of educators, students, and parents as I did.

    Now I have two boys and a little girl as well as my amazing step children! I am so excited to have them enrolled or involved through service at the Primrose School of Mason as well as our sister school in South Lebanon. I know you will feel the same level of excellence in education and childcare that I have experienced at our school.

    *Franchise Owner in correlation with the Peace-Norvell Ownership Group

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