Primrose School of Mt. Juliet

Our Staff

  • Jennifer Ramos, Director of Education

    Jennifer Ramos

    Director of Education

    Ms. Ramos is a Nashville native, with a passion for early childhood education. As a mom of two beautiful daughters, she values education, comfort, and safety in a school setting- which are qualities that she values in Primrose! Her free time includes: anything outside, playing with her daughters, and reading!

  • Elizabeth Fowler, Director of Operations

    Elizabeth Fowler

    Director of Operations

    Mrs. Elizabeth is married and has two children. They live in Clarksville, TN. She has worked in childcare for 18 years starting out as an assistant teacher working up to a director. Elizabeth loves Early Childhood Education and she is continuing her education and working towards a bachelors in Early Education Administrarion. In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her family. 

    We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Elizabeth to our team! 

  • Hannah Sage, Administrative Assistant

    Hannah Sage

    Administrative Assistant

    Mrs. Sage is from Mt. Juliet and enjoys working with the Primrose team! She has many years of experience working in child care as a Sunday School teacher and in our school. She has a bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Hannah enjoys working with children because of their excitement for learning new information. On the weekends, Mrs. Sage enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

  • Whitney Lemke, Administrative Assistant

    Whitney Lemke

    Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Whitney is so glad to be a part of the Primrose team! She has been with Primrose since 2019 and has 11+ years of childcare experience. When she's not at Primrose, she loves to go motorcycle racing with her son Landon and husband Josh. They also love to go camping or really do anything outside! She also loves to read and garden in her spare time. 


    We are so excited have Ms. Whitney on our team!

  • Victoria Huffaker, Infant Teacher

    Victoria Huffaker

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Victoria is a first time teacher but has helped in her church nursery. She absolutley loves spending time with children and getting to know their personalitlies. Victoria is engaged and she and her fiance enjoy camping when they get the opportunity. She is very excited to be a part of the Primrose team! 



  • Gracie Hall, Infant Teacher

    Gracie Hall

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Gracie is 23 years old and has been around children her whole life. She have 5 siblings that she has helped care for as well as babysat. She is passionate about all things art, especially with children! She is in school for graphic design, but she hopes to one day teach art to kids and maybe even have an art studio just for kids!

  • Beth Arwood, Toddler Teacher

    Beth Arwood

    Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Arwood has over 15 years of experience in child care and is excited to be here at Primrose School of Mt. Juliet. She loves having a hand in watching children learn and grow. Beth is originally from Arkansas- but has been in Tennessee with her husband and two beautiful daughters for 13 years.

  • Diana Gomez, Toddler Teacher

    Diana Gomez

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Diana's dream growing up was to be a teacher and to teach kids new learning experiences. She is 22 years old and has 2 boys. She is recently engaged and will be getting married this year. She loves teaching and spending time with her family on the weekends. 


    We are so excited to welcome Ms. Diana to our team!

  • Toni Michaelson, Early Preschool Teacher

    Toni Michaelson

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Michaelson comes to use with over 23 years of early child care experience. Toni finds joy in watching her students figure out the world around them. She also enjoys seeing the developmental changes that take place from the time students enter her class to the time they "graduate" to the next class. In her spare time, she loves watching her three children participate in their sporting events.

  • Janet Smith, Early Preschool Teacher

    Janet Smith

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Janet has three years of childcare experience. She loves to go on hikes and just be out in nature. Her favorite color is pink. She has a cat named Wizard and he’s a sweetheart! She is so excited to continue her journey through the childcare field with Primrose! 

  • Kay Kahl, Early Preschool Teacher

    Kay Kahl

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Kahl loves spending time with her family. Kay got married at the age of 17 and has a wonderful husband that she has spent 40 years of life with. She says the years just get better! Kay has two daughters and one beautiful granddaughter that she loves to spend time with. She's very excited to be a part of our Primrose team! 

  • Lisa Russell, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Lisa Russell

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Russell has been married 42 years to her husband Kevin. They have one son and a daughter along with two grandchildren. Lisa loves to watch football and spend time with her family. We are thrilled to have Mrs. Lisa join our team!  

  • Angela Soderquist, Preschool Teacher

    Angela Soderquist

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anegla moved from Michigan to Tennesee where she grew up and got her associates degree. She is recently married as of November 2022 and has 3 older sisters who greatly inpacted who she is today. She is incredibly excited to be starting this next chapter of her life her at Primrose! 


    Welcome to the team, Ms. Angela! 

  • Shelby Seely, Preschool Teacher

    Shelby Seely

    Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Shelby is from Greenbrier, TN. She has four children- three daughters and one son. Ever since she was a little girl, she always dreamed about becoming a teacher. She is so happy to have the chance to do it at such a great school! She is very friendly, loving, outgoing and super excited about this journey!

  • Rachel Seagle, Preschool Teacher

    Rachel Seagle

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Seagle is 51 years old and has four children. She also has lots of grandbabies! She just recently moved here from Alabama. We're excited to have Ms. Seagle here at Primrose! 

  • Vidya Jayaraj, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Vidya Jayaraj

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Vidya is a full-time mother to an energetic 7-year-old boy. She loves kids and enjoys being engaged with them; teaching and learning at the same time. She is a happy, arts and crafts person and absolutely loves to draw, paint, and be creative with simple craft work. She loves being outdoors, travelling, camping, and hiking with her husband and son.

  • Kelley Hartzfeld, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Kelley Hartzfeld

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Hartzfeld says teaching is one of her true passions and she is beyond excited to be joining Primrose. Creating a full, fun, and creative day with the students is her main goal. She loves working with all ages but says Pre-K is such an engaging, creative, and energetic class! Kelley has taught a variety of ages from infants to middle school but really enjoys Preschool and Pre-K!


    Welcome to the team, Mrs. Hartzfeld!

  • Lina Hardalova, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Lina Hardalova

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Hardalova is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria but calls Mt. Juliet her current residence. She has over 16+ years of experience working with children of all ages. Ms. Hardalova has been with Primrose of Mt. Juliet since the very beginning. She can’t wait to greet each family every morning and watch a whole new set of children learn and grow. She loves teaching all age groups, but she enjoys being in the 4-/5 year olds classroom because of the various, fun activities she can do with the class. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her pets.

  • Sara Chaney, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Sara Chaney

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Chaney was born and raised in Mt. Juliet. When she's not working, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies! She has been working with children for 8+ years and looks forward to continuing her journey with Primrose! 

  • Shyla Lee, Kindergarten Teacher

    Shyla Lee

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Lee comes to us with over 17 years of education experience, as a Mothers Day Out teacher, library assistant, and third grade teacher in MNPS. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and is licensed to teach grades Kindergarten - 5th. Her favorite things about teaching this age group include developing early literacy skills and building pro social ways to interact with each other. She loves the purpose and priorities of the Primrose curriculum and how it encourages age appropriate development of lifelong learners! Her hobbies include running, reading, and cooking. Her family has lived in Nashville for 18 years now and includes her husband David, four sons, and one daughter in law.

  • Kathryn Salsbury, Explorers Teacher

    Kathryn Salsbury

    Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Kathryn is currently studying education at Cumberland University. She loves reading, writing poetry, animals, and Disney sing-alongs. Her favorite place she's traveled to is NYC. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be at Primrose because she is very passionate about children!


    Welcome to the team, Ms. Kathryn!

  • Kim Lanier, Chef

    Kim Lanier


    Ms. Kim is a 30 year old mother to two boys. She is very passionate and ambitious about cooking! She is detail-oriented person with seven years of experience in the dietary field. She is so excited to be a part of the Primrose family and help provide well-balanced meals to all the children!

  • Brenda Barclay, Infant/Toddler Support Teacher

    Brenda Barclay

    Infant/Toddler Support Teacher

    Mrs. Brenda is originally from Fishers, Indiana and moved to Mt. Juliet five years ago. She previously worked at a Primrose location in Indiana, which is what made her come to our school. Mrs. B has three sons and six grandchildren. She enjoys swimming, playing pickleball, and spending time with her family. We are all so excited to have Mrs. B with us here at Primrose!

  • Christine Mays, Support Teacher

    Christine Mays

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Mays is a support teacher and enjoys working with the students at Primrose! Her experience in child care includes being the nursery director at a church and having her own children and grandchildren. She has enjoyed working at Primrose for more than 7 years now because of our commitment to invest in our children's lives.

  • Tamina Bakhramova, Support Teacher

    Tamina Bakhramova

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Tamina grew up in Uzbekistan. She has two boys and a little girl. She loves to spend her free time with her children. They enjoy going to new places, walking the parks, traveling to visit their family and friends, reading together, and decorating their house. Tamina is so excited to be a part of the Primrose family!

  • Karen Connell-Dunn, Support Teacher

    Karen Connell-Dunn

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Connell-Dunn is thrilled to be one of the teachers at Primrose School of Mt. Juliet! She has many years of early childhood education experience and loves the ability to teach! As a teacher, she loves to create a loving and caring environment for students to become academically curious and grow. During her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her grandson!


  • Barbara Morgan, Substitute Teacher

    Barbara Morgan

    Substitute Teacher

    Ms. Morgan is from O’Fallon, IL and is excited to be at Primrose Mt. Juliet. She has over 20 years of experience in child care, including as a Pre-K teacher and as a director for child education at a church. She believes in creating a welcoming environment for her students to help them grow and learn. On the weekends, Ms. Morgan enjoys hiking, camping, and antiquing.

  • Sunanda Kalyan Ram

    Support Staff

    Ms. Sunanda is a loving mother who enjoys taking care of her kids as well as the students at Primrose. She prides herself on being a very well organized person.

    We are excited to add Ms. Sunanda to our team!

  • Shari Rodriguez, Support Teacher

    Shari Rodriguez

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Shari is from Nashville, TN and has lived there her whole life. Her first job in the industry was a daycare in Donelson where she gained so many skills and memories with the kids. She ended up leaving to pursure something different. She went to dental school and graduated but ultimately decided teaching was what's best for her! 


    We're so excited to have Ms. Shari on our team!

  • Renata Morford, Support Staff

    Renata Morford

    Support Staff

    Mrs. Renata is originally from Brazil and has been in the US for 22 years. She is married and has 4 children. Mrs. Renata loves jogging and traveling. She is passionate about child development and had her own in-home preschool for 10 years in Texas before moving to TN. We are so excited to that she is joining our Primrose team! 

  • Ember Allison, Support Staff

    Ember Allison

    Support Staff

    Ms. Ember is the middle child in her family. She enjoys art, animals, Disney, and video games. She is excited to begin her jouney here with us! 


    Welcome to the team, Ms. Ember!

  • Maddie Michaelson, Support Teacher

    Maddie Michaelson

    Support Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Michaelson is very enthusiastic about the things she is passionate about. Her faith is very strong, and she loves growing as a Christian every day. It takes her awhile to warm-up to people but once she does, she’ll talk your ear off!

  • Bry Patel, Support Teacher

    Bry Patel

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Patel is originally from Texas. She loves spending time with family and friends. She is very family oriented and has always loved working with children! She's excited to be a memeber of our Primrose team! 

  • Kayla Padgett, Support Teacher

    Kayla Padgett

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Padgett has a BA in Chinese with a minor in Spanish and International Studies. Currently she is studying illustration to get her MA. Having taught as young as 2 year olds all the way up to 52 year olds, she love the things she learn from the people she teaches. Her hobbies are reading, traveling, and being creative.

  • Krupa Patel, Mohit and Bejal Patel

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to Primrose School of Mt Juliet!

    We are the proud owners, Krupa Patel, Mohit and Bejal Patel of Primrose School of Mt. Juliet.

    Before becoming a Primrose Franchise Owner, Krupa worked as a sustainability and environmental awareness educator where she had the privilege of spearheading some wonderful programs for both K-12 aged children and adults. In this role, Krupa combined her two passions - education, and her love for the environment. Along with her full-time educator positions, Krupa has also managed her family’s hospitality business. For Krupa, education is not only about a quality curriculum. It is also about sparking joy that encourages curiosity and play - this is what will help children of all ages learn and connect to real-world experiences.

    When her family friends, Mohit and Bejal, introduced her to Primrose Schools, she found their values aligned closely, and she knew becoming a Franchise Owner with Primrose was something she wanted to pursue. Krupa was drawn to Primrose’s Balanced Learning® approach to education which encourages children to learn through curiosity, play, and creativity to instill confidence and develop skills and traits.

    Mohit and his wife, Bejal, Patel live in the Bay Area but are closely connected to Nashville, as their parents live here. An engineer by profession, Mohit has earned a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in bioinformatics where he graduated with honors. In his career previously, he went from supporting various military agencies to managing a team for a multi-billion-dollar company. His wife, Bejal, has a Master’s in Communications and childcare Site-Supervisor permit in California. She is an enthusiastic communications specialist with experience in corporate communications, public relations, branding and media analysis for many Fortune 500 companies. Their family’s legacy of providing high-quality education led them to open their Primrose school. Today, they used their privilege to make an impact in the lives of teachers, children, and families. They are also owners of Primrose School of Evergreen and co-own Primrose School of Bothell in California.

    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 excited to meet you and your family!

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