Primrose School of Mt. Juliet

Our Staff

  • Lindsey Jones, Executive Director

    Lindsey Jones

    Executive Director

    I have taught in both Chicago and Nashville for 10+ years before starting with Primrose in 2019. I am incredibly passionate about children and Early Education and have obtained my Masters in Early Education Administration and Management.

    I have called Cleveland, Chicago, and Rome my home before moving to Nashville 6 years ago. Other than my passion for children, I absolutely love traveling and have been to over 50 countries. I look forward to welcoming you to Primrose School of Mt. Juliet!

  • Jennifer Ramos, Assistant Director

    Jennifer Ramos

    Assistant Director

    Mrs. 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, sewing and reading!

  • Kayshonda Lucas, Education Coach

    Kayshonda Lucas

    Education Coach

    Ms. Lucas has been working in childcare since 2007. She started her career with the YMCA. She has been employed with Primrose Schools for over 8 years. She has her Early Childhood Education certification, and believes in teaching young children because the fundamentals they learn will follow them through adulthood.

  • Whitney Lemke, Administrative Assistant

    Whitney Lemke

    Administrative Assistant

    Hello! My name is Whitney. I’ve been in the childcare industry since 2013. I’ve been with Primrose since 2019 and love what they stand for! I love teaching this age group because they have so much personality and spunk. I love to watch each child grow and learn more with every passing day. I have a son named Landon and we love to spend as much time as we can outside! I look forward to getting to know you and your child!

  • Brandi Mabry, Infant Teacher

    Brandi Mabry

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Brandi comes to us with over seven years of child care experience. Ms. Brandi loves working with children because she knows she is helping pave their future. She also enjoys seeing how children light up when they learn a new skill. She enjoys spending time outside with her two children.

  • Anna Lukassen, Infant Teacher

    Anna Lukassen

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Anna is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Her favorite place to visit during the Summer is the beach. She is married to her best friend, and they have a five-year-old lab named Emmett. Anna enjoys taking Emmett on long walks, reading, and listening to podcasts in her spare time.


  • Lisa Trautman, Young Toddler Teacher

    Lisa Trautman

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Trautman holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and has over 15 years of early child care experience. Mrs. Trautman enjoys watching her students explore the world around them through play. She enjoys incorporating arts and crafts into her lessons to enhance the children's learning experiences. Lisa enjoys spending time at local state parks and playing with her four fur children.

  • 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.

  • Toni Michaelson, Toddler Teacher

    Toni Michaelson

    Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Michaelson comes to use with over 23 years of early child care experience. Mrs. Michaelson 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 spends her time at sporting events for her three children.

  • Toni Adams, Early Preschool Teacher

    Toni Adams

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Toni has four years of child care experience and cannot wait to work with the students and families at Primrose School of Mt. Juliet. Ms. Toni is excited to learn each student's personality. She enjoys drawing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Karen Connell-Dunn, Early Preschool Teacher

    Karen Connell-Dunn

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Karen Connell-Dunn and I am thrilled to be one of the Preschool teachers at Primrose School of Mt. Juliet!

    I have many years of early childhood education experience and love the ability to teach! As a teacher, I am to create a loving and caring environment for students to become academically curious and grow.

    During my free-time, I enjoy riding motorcycles with my husband, and spending time with my grandson!


  • Courtney Haynes, Early Preschool Teacher

    Courtney Haynes

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Courtney has been married for two years now and she has three kids. She also has two cats and two dogs. She LOVES Mexican food and being outside! She is very passionate about teaching and is excited to help her students grow and learn!

  • Ja Marrison Cantave, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ja Marrison Cantave

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. JaMarrison has worked in early childhood education for two and a half years before joining Primrose School of Mt. Juliet. Her favorite part about teaching young children is connecting with the children and families in her classroom. She recently moved to middle Tennessee and she is enjoying everything the area has to offer.

  • Briana Johnson, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Briana Johnson

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Briana is an energetic, fun, and creative person. She loves trying new things and perfecting old ones. She is often called innovative for her problem-solving skills. She likes to think outside the box and find new ways to complete certain tasks.


  • Erin Wright, Preschool Teacher

    Erin Wright

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Erin is very driven to help others and believes in the best education possible for our younger generations! She is very passionate and excited to learn and to teach!

  • Kari Lawyer, Preschool Teacher

    Kari Lawyer

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Kari Lawyer, and I am so excited to be a Preschool Teacher at Primrose School of Mt. Juliet!

    I am a Nashville native- with a heart and passion for educating children! I have 17 years of childcare experience with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age! I have also been a nanny for several families- which was a great learning experience for me. In my free time, I can be found spending time with my friends, and my dog!


  • Hannah Goodwin, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Hannah Goodwin

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

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

  • Gabriella Hernandez, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Gabriella Hernandez

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi There!

    My name is Gabriela Hernandez, and I have been in the field of education for 30 years. I have been with Primrose School of Mt. Juliet for a year now! Childhood education has been my passion for many years and being able to share this experience with so many wonderful teachers over the years is something I am incredibly thankful for. I have two children; my oldest (21) is studying to be a doctor, and my youngest (18) is about to start college to study early childhood development.

    I absolutely love my job, and the opportunity to work with younger children because I believe that at a young age, you can make a huge impact on a child's life!

  • 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 3 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 Brown, Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Sara Brown

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Brown comes to us with over 8 years of child care experience. Her favorite thing about working in the early education field is watching children grow not only academically but also emotionally as well. She has lived in Mt. Juliet her entire life!

  • Shyla Lee, Kindergarten Teacher

    Shyla Lee

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Lee comes to with over fifteen years of education experience, as a Mothers Day Out teacher, library assistant in an MNPS elementary, and third grade teacher in that school. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and is licensed to teach grades Kindergarten - 6th. Her favorite things about teaching this age group is helping develop 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 16 years now and includes her husband David, and four sons, and one daughter in law.

  • Madison Michaelson, Explorer's Teacher

    Madison Michaelson

    Explorer's Teacher

    Ms. Madison 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!

  • Kim Lanier, Chef

    Kim Lanier

    Chef
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Kim is a 29 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 join the Primrose family!

  • Barbara Morgan, Support Teacher

    Barbara Morgan

    Support 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.

  • Christine Mays, Support Teacher

    Christine Mays

    Support Teacher

    I am a support teacher and enjoy working with the students at Primrose! My experience in child care includes being the nursery director at a church, and having my own children and grandchildren. I've enjoyed working at Primrose for more than 5 years now because of our commitment to invest in our children's lives.

  • Susanne Lukassen, Support Teacher

    Susanne Lukassen

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Lukassen is very excited to be part of Primrose family. She has an Associates degree in Child Development and has over 16 years of experience in Early Childhood, and has been with Primrose for a year and a half . She hopes to create an encouraging learning atmosphere for the students to learn and grow in. She enjoys boating with friends and family.

  • Mikayla Purvis, Infant/Toddler Support Teacher

    Mikayla Purvis

    Infant/Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Purvis comes to us with over eight years of child care experience. She is currently working on her degree in civil engineering. Her favorite thing about working with infants is watching them grow and meet their developmental milestones! Ms. Purvis enjoys watching Ohio State football and making home decor crafts!

  • Patricia Coco, Support Teacher

    Patricia Coco

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Patricia comes to us with an abundance of child care experience ranging from teacher's aide in the school system to pre-kindergarten teacher. She is originally from Cleveland, OH but moved to TN to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. Ms. Patricia enjoys exploring local food venues, attending music festivals, and visiting local farmers maket.

  • Brittny Toth, Support Teacher

    Brittny Toth

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Toth has over 6 years of experience in child care and is excited to be apart of Primrose School of Mt. Juliet. She enjoys watching each child's personality grow. Brittny has three children and spends her weekends cheering on her children at their various sporting events.

  • Chyna Harper, Support Teacher

    Chyna Harper

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Chyna is a recent graduate of MTSU. She is currently studying for law school to take the LSATS and saving for law school. She loves to watch scary movies and spend time with friends and family! She is very excited to join our Primrose team!

  • Deya Wuerdig-Van Winkle, Support Teacher

    Deya Wuerdig-Van Winkle

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Deya was born in Houston, TX. She grew up in Berlin, Germany; she is part American and part German. She loves culture and has traveled half around the world!

  • Jodi Dillman, Support Teacher

    Jodi Dillman

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Jodi moved to Mt. Juliet in June 2019. Her 4 children keep her very busy with school and sports activities. She loves to read books with children! Family and friends are extremely important to her, as is a healthy lifestyle. She loves all sports and can be a bit competitive. She also takes great pride in loving, serving, and being there for others!

  • Lauren Nightingale, Support Teacher

    Lauren Nightingale

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Lauren is a Nashville native, with over 3 years of child care experience!

    She is a graduate of Fisk University- with a degree in English.

    She loves working with older children and having the opportunity to be a mentor to them. Helping them grow, and become the best version of themselves that they can be is what makes her love her job- and helps her to become a better teacher!

    In her free time, Lauren likes to watch movies and have game nights with family and friends!

Franchise Owner

Hello! We are Andrea and Craig Turner, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Mt. Juliet. We have two beautiful daughters Makayla and Aubrey. We first discovered Primrose through former neigh...

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