My name is Kiara Pukas. I am currently in school working towards my degree in Early Childhood Education. Teaching is truly my passion. I love seeing students learn and use their imagination. I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your children and watch them grow and learn at Primrose
My name is Heather Mahoney. I joined Primrose in November of 2018. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and Early Childhood Education. I have over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children and being outdoors. I am honored to be leading such a talented group of Educators.
My name is Lisa Borgmeyer and I am the Assistant Director at the Primrose School of O'Fallon at Winghaven. I came to Primrose with over 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Northeast Missouri State University( now known as Truman University). Most recently I held the position of Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher at The United Services Center for children in Dardenne Prarie. I have been married to my husband, Larry for 17 years and the proud mom of three amazing sons. The best part of being in Early Childhood Education is observing each child as they interact with others and their environment. At Primrose the Balanced Learning Approach encompasses just this idea. The children are offered developmentally appropriate acitivites while having fun and learning at the same time. I am excited to support our Teachers here at Primrose and look forward to meeting our wonderful families!
My name is Danielle Mattheiss and I am the Education Coach at our school. I joined Primrose in June of 2016 and have taught in both our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. I have my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Truman State University. I am married to my husband, Dan, and we have an adventurous little boy named Elijah. Inside the classroom, I love to explore and be hands on during our STEAM activities! I am excited to have the opportunity to support and train our teachers and staff as they implement Primrose’s amazing Balanced Learning curriculum and deliver the best early childhood experience to our children.
My name is Ms. Pam Schmidt. I joined The Primrose School of O'Fallon at Winghaven in April of 2015. I earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child and Family Development from Missouri State University. Prior to joining Primrose, I worked in leadership and teaching roles throughout the field of Early Childhood for more than 35 Years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and when time allows I enjoy crafting. I am happy for the opportunity to spend time with all of the children here at Primrose! It is also a pleasure to meet so many new families and build lasting relationships!
My Name is Lisa Fuhremann and I am the Lead Infant Teacher at Primrose School of O'Fallon. I have a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from UMSL. I am the mother of three childen: Alexis, Lauren and Zachary and have been married to my husband Scott for almost 20 years. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I have many years experience as a Lead Infant Teacher and Feel Primrose offers a strong foundation with our balanced curriculum. I look forward to spending time with our new children and families here at Primrose!
My name is Micheala O’Connor. I started at Primrose in July of 2020. I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Working with children and helping you to guide and enrich their minds has always been my dream and passion. I look forward to being a part of the Primrose Family.
Hi! My name is Mrs. Rebecca Sers and I am an infant Teacher here at Primrose! I have been a teacher in this field for over 25 Years. I hold a CDA Certificate in the field of Early Childhood Education. I have been married for over 20 Years. My husband and I met in New York and we moved back home to the St. Louis Area 6 years ago! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team at our school!
My name is Eva Diamond. I started with the Primrose Team in March of 2021. I have worked with a variety of age groups prior to joining Primrose. I am a lead teacher in the Older Infant/Younger Toddler room, and my role as a teacher is to help transition your children from the Infant Room to the Toddler Room. I love helping them with such a big milestone! I am so thankful to be a part of the Primrose Family!
My name is Marilyn Lockwood, and I am a lead Infant teacher in Older Infants/Younger Toddlers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with a reading certification. I taught kindergarten for 8 years and was blessed to be able to stay home with my 3 daughters. I have been a toddler teacher for the last few years and I am so excited to join the Primrose family!
My name is Katelin Roe and I’ve been with Primrose since February of 2021. I love working with the Toddler age group because every day is a new adventure. I love watching them blossom and grow. I am so thrilled to be a part of the Primrose Family!
My name is Francesca Barrale. I’ve worked in childcare for over 6-years! My favorite part of working here is getting to see all the children everyday and watching them grow. I’m so excited to be working at Primrose!
My name is Alex Hanneken. I joined Primrose in January of 2022. I have my Bachelors degree from Lindenwood in Early Childhood Special Education. I have over five years of experience working with children of all ages. In my free time I enjoy going on walks and playing card games. I am excited to get to know all the Primrose Families.
My name is Mrs. Alicia De Jesus. I am proud to call Primrose my new home. I have been teaching Early Childhood Education for over a year. I love working with children and it fills my heart with joy that I am able to teach them and watch them grow. When I am not at Primrose, I am home spending time with my husband and our four awesome boys.
I am Ms. Samantha Ehrhardt. I would have to say my favorite part of our day is Music class time! I love to sing and dance, so getting to move and groove with the kiddos is so much fun! I graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2019 and have been working with children for the past 8 years! I am beyond excited to be such a special part of your child’s growth! Watching children learn and grow is why I do what I do.
My name is Mrs. Johnson and I started at Primrose in August of 2019 and have loved every minute of my time here. My educational background is in Early Childhood Education. I’ve always loved children and have over 20 years of experience working in the field.
My name is Brittany Turner. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 7 years and am currently working on my degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband and I have two boys and we enjoy hiking, camping, and being out on our boat. I look forward to getting know all the students and families and to be a part of the Primrose Family.
My name is Amanda Frost, I started teaching at Primrose In March of 2020. I graduated with my bachelors from Mizzou (Go Tigers!) where I completed Early Childhood Education Courses. I have worked with children for over 10 years and love creating personal relationships with each child as the grow academically, emotionally, and socially, I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose Team!
My name is Cameron Cox and I started working at Primrose in January of 2022. Where I am fairly new to Early Childhood Education, I have been working with children for over 5 years. Outside of the classroom you will most likely find me at an icerink playing hockey. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Family.
My name is Judy Wiggington and I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lindenwood University. I have taught all age groups from infants to Kindergarten for more than 30 years. My favorite classroom to teach is the Pre-Kindergarten Students. I have been in this classroom of students for more than 10 years. I am excited to be on the team here at Primrose and love all of the hugs and the "ah-ha" moments that come with teaching in the field of Early Childood!
My name is Meredith Ramsey. I have been in the field of early childhood since 1998. I received my Associate Teaching Degree in Montessori Education in 2008 and I am currently working on finishing my second degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been a Center Director for the last 10 years. This is my 24th year in Early Childhood Education. I am a mother to 4 children. Emilie, 18, Hannah, 15, Tyler, 12, and Nicholas, 1. I cook for my kids every chance I get. We view healthy eating to be very important in my house and I am excited to bring what I have learned over the past 20+ years to this new and exciting position as chef. I am very excited to be here at Primrose!
My name is Christine Beary. I joined Primrose in 2016. I started as the chef and has transitioned to supporting in the classroom. I enjoy watching the children grow and learn and am excited to get to be a part of the children’s learning. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids.
My name is Caitlyn Chapman. I have been working in Early Childhood Education field for 6 years. My favorite part of the day is Harmony and Hearts. I love music so being able to teach students while also having fun is the best! I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Team!
My name is Kennedy Murray. I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and eventually my masters after that! I have been working with children for over four years, and love what I do. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. I am so happy to be apart of the Primrose Family.
I am Jackie Rothermich, and my husband Jason and I are the proud owners of the Primrose School of O’Fallon at WingHaven.
My parents, Joe and Lori Ruppert, built this school and opened its doors in January of 2015, and it quickly became the premier Early Childhood school in the area. I have been blessed to have had my two children attend this school and benefit socially, emotionally, physically and academically. I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Primrose family and continue with the legacy my parents have started of providing high-quality education and care to families in the O’Fallon area.
Prior to making the decision to become a Primrose franchise owner, I worked at the Boeing Company in various finance and contracts positions for more than 13 years. I know it might seem like a big jump moving from corporate finance to becoming an owner of a private preschool, and while I loved what I did at Boeing, I kept feeling as though something was missing. I had a strong desire to pursue something that I felt passionate about, proud of, and fulfilled by. Being a part of the Primrose family already and seeing children come to school filled with happiness and excitement, watching students have those lightbulb moments in the classroom as they learn and grow, and witnessing parents have a sense of relief and confidence knowing their children are being taken care of, I quickly realized that Primrose was the fulfillment I was looking for.
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 is a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.
Jackie & Jason Rothermich