Primrose School of Old Bridge

Our Staff

  • Maureen Rossi, Director

    Maureen Rossi

    Director

    I have dedicated my life to creating enticing, exciting environments that call for children to want more. My Masters degree in Early Childhood, put me on the path to being a director. Building relationships with children and families is at the core of promoting a window to a well-balanced education.

    To be part of the total growth of children and to support this voyage with the parents is the highlight of my passion for what I do. I look forward to this gentle journey together as partners. I will strive to expose the children to the very best of what life has to offer.

  • Jo-Ann Schweizer, Assistant Director

    Jo-Ann Schweizer

    Assistant Director

    Name: Ms. Jo-Ann

    Hometown: Staten Island, NJ

    Child care experience: Worked with children all my life

    Education Background: High School, Business and Marketing courses

    Favorite food: Chinese food

    Favorite weekend activity: Crafts

    Favorite children’s book: Are You my Mother

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children learn and grow

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Always available in-person

  • Danielle Schweizer, Operations Manager

    Danielle Schweizer

    Operations Manager

    Name: Ms. Danielle

    Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: TCNJ & MCC- Currently finishing my degree in Liberal Arts Business Option

    Favorite food: Breakfast food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, watching tv

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children grow and learn and smile

    Best way to schedule time to talk: In person, email, phone

  • Jennifer Casale, Teacher- Infant

    Jennifer Casale

    Teacher- Infant

    Name: Ms. Jennifer

    Hometown: Staten Island, NJ

    Child care experience: 5 years childcare

    Education Background: Currently working on my Bachelor’s and going for my masters in Education

    Favorite food: Chinese Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the beach and hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To learn and grow along with the children

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Office Hours/ Walk right up to me

  • Alka Bhatt, Teacher- Infant

    Alka Bhatt

    Teacher- Infant

    Let’s get to know each others.

    II ’m Ms. Alka. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Alka Bhatt

    Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

    Child care experience:Taking care of my granddaughter for 3 years now

    Education Background:Degreein Commerce from India. Bombay University

    Favorite food: Indian Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Knitting for family, visiting family or Temple

    Favorite children’s book: Koont Z

    Primrose character I most relate to: All of them

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children grow

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Anytome

  • Debbie Dinardo, Teacher- Infant

    Debbie Dinardo

    Teacher- Infant

    Name: Debbie Dinardo

    Hometown: Sayreville

    Childcare experience: 30 years working with infants and toddlers

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food: Chinese food

    Favorite weekend activity: Walks in the park and watching a good movie

    Favorite children’s book: Chikka Chikka Boom Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Nurturing and caring for the children. Watching them grow and seeing them smile as they learn new things

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the front desk

  • Carolyn Barreto, Teacher- Early PreSchool

    Carolyn Barreto

    Teacher- Early PreSchool

    Name: Ms. Carolyn

    Hometown: Garfield, NJ

    Child care experience: Worked at various daycares and babysitting

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food: Chic-fil-a, pizza, salad, and rice

    Favorite weekend activity: Exercising

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning new activities and ways of connecting to the children on an education level

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call me or make an appointment

  • Liana Cabactulan, Support Staff-Early Preschool

    Liana Cabactulan

    Support Staff-Early Preschool


    Name: Liana Cabactulan

    Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

    Child care experience: Camp Counselor, Child Development Classes

    Education Background: Currently attending Middlesex County College

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Being with Friends and Family

    Favorite children’s book: Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the children and watching them grow

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Anytime

  • Rebecca Ruckriegel, Teacher- Pre-K

    Rebecca Ruckriegel

    Teacher- Pre-K

    Name: Ms. Rebecca

    Hometown: Watchung, NJ

    Child care experience: Children and Family Photographer, babysitting, Intern 3rd grade teacher, Child Development Preschool 4 years

    Education Background: Bachelor's in Art and Photography

    Favorite food: Italian food and sweets

    Favorite weekend activity: Making Art and taking my dog Toby to the Park

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the children learn and grow

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Always available in person via call or email

  • Aaliyah Colquhoune, Teacher- PreSchool

    Aaliyah Colquhoune

    Teacher- PreSchool

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’mMs. Aaliyah.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Aaliyah Colquhoune

    Hometown: Jamaica

    Child care experience: Few years at various childcare centers

    Education Background: Old Bridge High school, currently attending Middlesex County

    Favorite food: Curry Chicken /oxtails/ fried chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the park or taking a walk in my community

    Favorite children’s book: Charlotte’s Web

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to meet wonderful friends, helping them and understanding that they are the future and can do anything

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Anytime via email or phone

  • Wendy Wilgus, Teacher- Support Staff

    Wendy Wilgus

    Teacher- Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Wendy.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Wendy Wilgus

    Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

    Child care experience: 5 years assistant teacher at various daycares

    Education Background: Associate Degree in Early Childhood

    Favorite food:Italian food

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing

    Favorite children’s book: Madaline

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Everything

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Anytime via email or phone

  • Margaret Agosto, Teacher - Preschool

    Margaret Agosto

    Teacher - Preschool

    Name: Ms. Margaret

    Hometown: Carteret, NJ

    Child care experience:10+ years

    Education Background: High School and Child Development Associate

    Favorite food: Spanish Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my Family

    Favorite children’s book: Brown bear brown bear what do you see?

    Primrose character I most relate to: Aurturo

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Great to know my new kids, also watching them learn new exciting things

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call me or make an appointment

  • Jasmin Laing, Teacher- Preschool Pathways

    Jasmin Laing

    Teacher- Preschool Pathways


    Name: Ms. Jasmin

    Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

    Child care experience: Between working and volunteering in church nursery. 6 years experience

    Education Background: One year college

    Favorite food: Chicken Sushi, salad, and tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Work Going for walks with my dog and reading my bible

    Favorite children’s book: Are you my mother?

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year:Getting to know my friends and their parents.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Come up and ask.

  • Yelena Kruch, Ms.Yelena- Pre-K

    Yelena Kruch

    Ms.Yelena- Pre-K

    Name: Ms. Yelena

    Hometown: Millstone Twp.

    Child care experience: Worked at elementary school in Russia and childcare center in Boston, M.A.

    Favorite food: Meat

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping and going to walk at the park

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being with the kids

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule meetings

  • The Ezekiel Family, Franchise Owner

    The Ezekiel Family

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Abraham and David Ezekiel—brothers and proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Old Bridge. As passionate entrepreneurs and longtime residents of the New Jersey, we are excited to offer Primrose Schools and the quality education and care environment it provides to children and families in the Old Bridge, Manalapan and Marlboro communities.

    When seeking opportunities to start our own business, we were initially drawn to Primrose Schools because, for us, it meant having a positive influence on children in our community while being able to spend more time with our own little ones. In Primrose Schools, we saw what other care providers in the area lacked – a premier quality education, a balanced and research-informed program and a lasting positive effect on young children, both socially and intellectually. These are the things we had always desired for our own children, so when the opportunity arose to extend the Primrose Experience to families in our community and open Primrose School of Old Bridge, there was no hesitation.

    As working parents ourselves, we understand the importance of pursuing a career while ensuring that your children are in a safe, nurturing environment where they are loved and cared for. Primrose parents can rest easy, knowing their children are receiving the best care and premier early education that will help set the foundation for future success. Our hope is that our school will provide parents—both living in the community and commuting to the city—a peace of mind knowing their children are growing their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

    Slated to open in spring of 2016, Primrose School of Old Bridge will feature the exclusive Balanced Learning® program.

    We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our Primrose family!

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