Primrose School of Perrysburg

Our Staff

  • Sarah Tarry, School Director

    Sarah Tarry

    School Director

    I am Ms. Tarry (Sarah) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Lambertville, MI

    Childcare experience: 10 years

    Education background: Bachelors in Psychology from University of Toledo

    Favorite food: Ice Cream J

    Favorite weekend activity: Time with Family & Friends

    Favorite children’s book: The Berenstain Bears Series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Continuing to have a part in the growth and success of Primrose!

  • Nicky Pesina, Education Coach

    Nicky Pesina

    Education Coach

    I am Ms. Pesina (Nicky) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Happily married to my husband for 3 years. We also have a cat named Poppy. In my downtime, I like to read, listen to music, go shopping, and spend time with my family.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Child care experience: 9+ years

    Education background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: French Fries

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping and traveling

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Working with the entire school! I'm happy to lend advice and support to all teachers and students.

  • Colleen Churchill, Assistant Director

    Colleen Churchill

    Assistant Director

    I am Ms. Colleen and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I love to spend time with my family. I have 1 brother and 3 sisters, 4 step-brothers and 2 step-sisters. I enjoy being outside with family and friends. Prior to joining Primrose, I enjoyed 29-year career in retail and was a long-time manager at The Andersons.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience: Nieces, nephews and grandchildren

    Education background: Associates Degree

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the lake, Saturday football and movies

    Favorite children’s book: Pippi Long Stocking

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Watching the children grow. I love the look on their face when they do something new.

  • Alicia Reitz, Administrative Manager

    Alicia Reitz

    Administrative Manager

    I am Ms. Reitz (Alicia) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been married three years and we became first time parents in January 2018 to a little girl named Zoey. I have a passion for baking and teaching others the importance of nutrition.

    Hometown: Cloverdale, OH

    Child care experience: First time experience

    Education background: Bachelors in Dietetics from BGSU and Registered Dietetic Technician

    Favorite food: Mac+Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and enjoying campfires

    Favorite children’s book: Oh The Places You’ll go, Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To build a connection with children in all age groups.

  • Ali Beasley, Teacher, Infants

    Ali Beasley

    Teacher, Infants

    I am Ms. Beasley (Ali) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I love to travel. I have been to Japan, Korea, Indonesia and many states in the USA

    Hometown: Grand Rapids, Ohio

    Child care experience: 6 years

    Education background: Completing Child Development Associates

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the zoo with my daughter

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

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

    Learning about everyone at Primrose

  • Stephanie Bissonnette, Classroom Coordinator, Early Preschool

    Stephanie Bissonnette

    Classroom Coordinator, Early Preschool

    I am Ms. B (Stephanie) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience: 8+ years

    Education background: Associates degree in ECE

    Favorite foods: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my nieces

    Favorite children’s book: Wizard of OZ

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know the children in my classroom!

  • Bethany Boone, Teacher, Explorers

    Bethany Boone

    Teacher, Explorers

    I am Ms. Boone (Bethany) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Swanton, OH

    Childcare experience: 6 years

    Education background: Associates Degree in Psychology & Sociology

    Favorite food: Pasta, sushi, and Asian cuisine

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing outside with my son or painting.

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting all the kids and their families. I am also excited to do art with the children.

  • Chloe Brush, Teacher, Early Preschool

    Chloe Brush

    Teacher, Early Preschool

    I am Ms. Brush (Chloe) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Childcare experience: 2.5 years

    Education background: Associates dree in ECE

    Favorite food: Chinese food

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing, going to the park, or anything creative

    Favorite children’s book: For Every Child, A Better World

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: I am excited to grow as a teacher and get to know everyone at Primrose.

  • Ashley Fitch, Teacher, Infants

    Ashley Fitch

    Teacher, Infants

    I am Ms. Ashley and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Lisbon, OH

    Childcare experience: Taking care of and spending time with my niece and nephew

    Education background: Bachelors of Applied Studies

    Favorite food: Sour Patches & Bread

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking or watching the food network

    Favorite children’s book: Miss Twiggleys Tree

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Seeing growth in all the kids and watching them learn new things everyday.

  • Miranda Gerard, Classroom Coordinator, Pathways

    Miranda Gerard

    Classroom Coordinator, Pathways

    I am Ms. Gerard (Miranda) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am currently studying at the University of Toledo. I am hoping to go into the field of education.

    Hometown: Toledo

    Child care experience: Babysitting

    Education background: Student at UT

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Being with friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting and getting to know all the kids!

    I look forward to learning more about your family!

  • Francisca Harmon, Classroom Coordinator, Pre-Kindergarten

    Francisca Harmon

    Classroom Coordinator, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Harmon (Fran) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have one daughter who is an engineer. My husband is an inspector for USDA. I enjoy spending time with my family and taking care of my plants.

    Hometown: Philippines and Perrysburg, OH

    Childcare experience: 30+ Years

    Education background: BA in Secondary Education

    Favorite food: Filipino Food (Pancit)

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching sports and taking care of my plants

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama Misses Mama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: watching the children grow into their own person.

  • Tammy Henderson, Classroom Coordinator, Infants

    Tammy Henderson

    Classroom Coordinator, Infants

    Meet Ms. Henderson (Tammy)

    At home, I enjoy spending time with my three boys and Husband. We spend time outdoors camping, playing ball, at the park or in their backyard. I love music of all kinds.

    Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

    Child care experience: 20+ years

    Education background: Equivalent to Associates

    Favorite weekend activity: Sporting events and spending time with family and friends

    Favorite children’s book: My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to:

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting and getting to know all of our new families. Also to watch the babies grow and learn each day.

  • Ishan Hassan- Khieri, Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Ishan Hassan- Khieri

    Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Khieri (Ihsan) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    Hometown: Sudan, Africa

     

    Childcare experience: 2 years

     

    Education background: Masters of Business Administration

     

    Favorite food: Mediterranean Cuisine

     

    Favorite weekend activity: Baking and Shopping

     

    Favorite children’s book: The Pigeon Has to Go to School

     

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby

     

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meet my new students and learn from them as they learn from me.

  • Teia Jackson, Teacher, Preschool

    Teia Jackson

    Teacher, Preschool

    I am Ms. Jackson (Teia) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience: 6 years

    Education background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Seafood Boil

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with family

    Favorite children’s book: I Am Enough

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Teaching the children new concepts and witnessing their milestones!

  • Sara Johansen, Floater

    Sara Johansen

    Floater

    I am Ms. Johansen  (Sara) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Worthington, OH

    Childcare experience: 6 years

    Education background: Studying ECE Inclusion at Bowling Green University

    Favorite food: Bananas & Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Being outside and spending time with my cat named Juicebox

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To learn about my students and watch them grow!

  • Brina-Jean Kornblatt, Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Brina-Jean Kornblatt

    Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Korn  (Brina-Jean) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Paradise California

    Childcare experience: 5 years

    Education background: Some College

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Fishing, Rock-climbing, Anything outside! 

    Favorite children’s book: I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know the students and families. I can't wait to create a fun and safe environment where we can thrive!

  • Roxyy Kumbalek, Classroom Coordinator, Infants

    Roxyy Kumbalek

    Classroom Coordinator, Infants

    Meet Ms. Kumbalek (Roxxy)

    In my spare time, I enjoy working with essential oils and aromatherapy. I work hard at living a healthy life and follow a vegetarian diet. During the summer I look forward to visiting my cousins cabin in the woods near Wisconsin Dells, WI.

    Hometown: Born in Wisconsin and raised in Chicago

    Child care experience: 7+ years

    Education background: Associates in Social Work

    Favorite food: Tacos and Enchiladas

    Favorite weekend activity: Camping and taking nature walks

    Favorite children’s book: How to Fill a Bucket

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Bonding with the children and watching them grow and learn!

  • Christina Marshall, Classroom Coordinator, Preschool

    Christina Marshall

    Classroom Coordinator, Preschool

    I am Ms. Marshall (Chrissy) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH

    Childcare experience: 13+ years

    Education background: Associate’s in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Pizza, bread, pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going camping, spending time with my son and husband, sporting events

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat and any Eric Carle books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin, I love being outside

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting back to my favorite age group, Pre-K! The children are like sponges and take in everything they learn. I love seeing them accomplish a task that was very challenging for them.

  • Destyni Pitney, Classroom Coordinator, Early Preschool

    Destyni Pitney

    Classroom Coordinator, Early Preschool

    I am Ms. Pitney (Destiney) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience: 9 years

    Education background: Partial undergrad from OSU

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: sitting at the park because I enjoy nature!

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting all my friends and teaching them new skills!

  • Amira Rahe, Teacher, Early Preschool

    Amira Rahe

    Teacher, Early Preschool

    I am Ms. Rahe (Amira) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience:  1 year

    Education background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking and relaxing

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know all of our sweet students!

  • Laura Resendiz, Classroom Coordinator, Explorers

    Laura Resendiz

    Classroom Coordinator, Explorers
    Apple of Our Eye

    I am Ms. Resendiz (Laura) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Puebla, Mexico

    Child care experience: 4+ years

    Education background: Early Childhood Education Major at UT

    Favorite foods: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking with my dogs or watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: Little Tree

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Mia

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know the Explorers!

  • Sissi Resendiz, Classroom Coordinator, Pre-Kindergarten

    Sissi Resendiz

    Classroom Coordinator, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Sissi (Resendiz) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Mexico City

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education Background: CDA

    Favorite foods: Mexican

    Favorite Weekend activity: Being with my children, dogs, and friends

    Favorite children’s book: Where The Wild Things Are

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Arturo because he speaks like me

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Helping the children to develop new skills and love school.

  • Reina Rosales, Teacher, Pathways

    Reina Rosales

    Teacher, Pathways

    I am Ms. Rosales (Reina) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Bowling Green, Ohio

    Child care experience: 3+ years

    Education background: Some college at BGSU and Montessori trained

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Going shopping with my daughter

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin because I love to check the weather

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To build relationships with the children and families

  • Olivia Schofield, Teacher, Preschool

    Olivia Schofield

    Teacher, Preschool

     

    I am Ms. Schofield  (Olivia) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    Hometown: Mansfield, OH

     

    Childcare experience: 1 year

     

    Education background: B.S in Early Childhood Education from BGSU

     

    Favorite food: Chicken Tenders

     

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping with friend & hanging out with my cat, Kip

     

    Favorite children’s book: Where The Wild Things Are

     

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Katie

     

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting new faces and seeing how much each child grows throughout the school year!

  • Elizabeth Smith, Teacher, Early Preschool

    Elizabeth Smith

    Teacher, Early Preschool

     

    I am Ms. Smith (Elizabeth) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    Hometown: Barberton, OH

     

    Childcare experience: 3 years

     

    Education background: High School Diploma

     

    Favorite food: Mashed Potatoes

     

    Favorite weekend activity: Naps

     

    Favorite children’s book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

     

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin

     

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Growing with all my friends!

     

  • Tai Terry, Classroom Coordinator, Preschool

    Tai Terry

    Classroom Coordinator, Preschool

    I am Mr. Terry (Tai) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Birmingham, MI

    Childcare experience: 8 years

    Education background: Bachelors of Arts

    Favorite food: Potatoes

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Peanut because I love creativity and music

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To have enrichment opportunities in the warmth.

  • Amya Trent, Floater

    Amya Trent

    Floater

    I am Ms. Trent (Amya) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Defiance, OH

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education background: B.A in Inclusive ECE from Bowling Green University

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To watch my students learn and grow

  • Asha Thompson, Teacher, Toddlers

    Asha Thompson

    Teacher, Toddlers

    I am Ms. Thompson (Asha) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Sylvania, OH

    Child care experience: 7 years

    Education background: BA-Biology, Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my five boys

    Favorite children’s book: The Best Nest

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Working with a new age group and helping them learn new things. I am so excited to be working with children again.

  • Abby Wallace, Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Abby Wallace

    Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Wallace  (Abby) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    Childcare experience: 3 years

    Education background: High School Graduate

    Favorite food: Mac and cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to concerts

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: I am excited for all the fun activites that we get to do!

  • Kimberly Walker, Classroom Coordinator, Toddlers

    Kimberly Walker

    Classroom Coordinator, Toddlers

    I am Ms. Walker (Kim) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have two children and a husband who is the military. My hobbies include traveling, crafting with family and baking.

    Hometown: Perrysburg, OH

    Child care experience: 2+ years

    Favorite foods: Pizza and Spaghetti

    Favorite Weekend activity: Hanging out with my friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Seuss Book

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby and Mia

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know everyone!

  • Sarah and Aaron Churchill, Franchise Owner

    Sarah and Aaron Churchill

    Franchise Owner

    Meet Sarah and Aaron Churchill, the new Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Perrysburg. Born and raised in the Toledo area, the Churchill's are happy to bring the exclusive Balanced Learning® approach they know and love to their hometown.

    While the couple is originally from Toledo, college and work moved them to Columbus, OH. It was there that the family discovered and fell in love with Primrose Schools while searching for child care for their oldest daughter.

    “When we found Primrose, we immediately knew it was the right fit for our family,” said Sarah. “We, of course, loved the curriculum and the mission, but the little things they do differently from other schools also mattered to us. For example, our daughter’s Teacher was always available in-person each day to greet us, and the front desk Staff was always knowledgeable and attentive. These things make a huge difference when you’re leaving your child at a school, and that’s why we are committed to hiring the right Teachers and Staff to make our families feel part of our school in Perrysburg.”

    Sarah and Aaron are high school sweethearts and Ohio State graduates. After graduating with a degree in accounting and mechanical engineering, respectively, they settled down in Columbus. After a few years of working in their fields, they decided to move back home to Toledo to be close to family and friends. Prior to moving, they researched child care and quickly realized the existing schools in their community did not provide the same high quality education they had come to expect from Primrose.

    “That’s when I first hatched the idea to open our own Primrose school,” said Sarah. “The opportunity to do something greater for our children and our community was so appealing that we knew it was something we couldn’t pass up.”

    Sarah’s parents were small business owners, and their experience and entrepreneurial spirit encouraged her to open the school. Sarah and Aaron believe in the Primrose business and academic model and know this type of quality education is what their community needs. They are thrilled to begin nurturing and teaching the youngest citizens and future leaders of Perrysburg. The Churchills’ three daughters attend the school. Sarah handles the day-to-day operations and management of the school and Aaron supports the school as he continues his career at a company near Perrysburg.

    Primrose School of Perrysburg opened its doors in August 2017. The school features the Balanced Learning approach in infant through Pre-Kindergarten classrooms and the Primrose Explorers before and after-school program for students up to age 12. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-informed curriculum blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

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