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.

  • Kristen Asher, Lead Teacher, Toddler

    Kristen Asher

    Lead Teacher, Toddler

    I am Ms. Asher (Kristen) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Genoa, OH

    Child care experience: 3+ years

    Education background: Bachelors in Education from BGSU

    Favorite foods: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: anything outdoor with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Train Coming

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know new children and co-workers

  • Mike Autman, Lead Teacher, Explorers

    Mike Autman

    Lead Teacher, Explorers

    I am Mr. Autman (Mike) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Childcare experience: 5+ years in child development

    Education background: Some college

    Favorite food: Shrimp

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching sports

    Favorite children’s book: Pete The Cat

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting the children and working with fellow ECE teachers!

  • Ali Beasley, Lead Teacher, Young Toddlers

    Ali Beasley

    Lead Teacher, Young Toddlers

    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

  • Mayaan Beckerman, Support Teacher, Toddler

    Mayaan Beckerman

    Support Teacher, Toddler

    Meet Ms. Beckerman (Mayaan)

    She believes young children are wonderful. She wants them to be successful in their own way, whether they are learning a new skill, or reach a goal they’ve been determined to master. She always wants them to have a positive experience while they explore. Ms. Beckerman was adopted from Guatemala at three months old by a single mother. Her mother is her only family member and an inspiration to her. She strives to give the same love, care and nurture back to the children that she received from her mother.

    When Ms. Beckerman is not at school, she enjoys spending time with friends, going for a hike or sketching on canvas. No doubt Ms. Beckerman brings a unique perspective and loving heart to our school.

  • Stephanie Bissonnette, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    Stephanie Bissonnette

    Lead Teacher, 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!

  • Mandi Brinkman, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Mandi Brinkman

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    I am Ms. Brinkman (Mandi) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Miller City, OH

    Childcare experience: 3 years

    Education background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Buffalo wings & pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family, shopping and snuggling with my dogs!

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know the all the families! I am hoping to build great relationships as I get settled here at Primrose.

  • Chloe Brush, Lead Teacher, Pathways

    Chloe Brush

    Lead Teacher, Pathways

    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, Support Teacher, Infants

    Ashley Fitch

    Support 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, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    Miranda Gerard

    Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    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, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Francisca Harmon

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    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, Lead Teacher, Infant

    Tammy Henderson

    Lead Teacher, Infant

    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.

  • Anna Kelly, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Anna Kelly

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    I am Ms. Kelly (Anna) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

    Childcare experience: 2+ years

    Education background: B.F.A in Creative Writing

    Favorite foods: Hamburgers, Popcorn and Cucumbers

    Favorite weekend activity: Cuddling with my cat, Daisy!

    Favorite children’s book: Rainbow Fish

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To see children learn and grow.

  • Donna Key, Assistant School Chef

    Donna Key

    Assistant School Chef

    I am Ms. Key (Donna) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Oak harbor, OH

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education background: Terra State

    Favorite food: Pizza and Ice cream

    Favorite weekend activity: Camping

    Favorite children’s book: Golfin with a Dolphin

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Seeing smiling faces everyday

  • Roxyy Kumbalek, Lead Teacher, Infant

    Roxyy Kumbalek

    Lead Teacher, Infant

    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, Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Christina Marshall

    Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten
    Apple of Our Eye

    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.

  • Kristen Meach, Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Kristen Meach

    Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Meach (Kristen) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

    Childcare experience: 2 years in a special education Preschool

    Education background: B.A in psychology from University of Toledo

    Favorite foods: Brownies

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading

    Favorite children’s book: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants By: Eric Litwin

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meeting new friends and joining the Primrose family.

  • Sarah Ohms, Lead Substitute

    Sarah Ohms

    Lead Substitute

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

    Hometown: Rossford, OH

    Childcare experience: 5+ years

    Education background: Rossford High School

    Favorite food: Spaghetti, Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping and cuddling on the couch with my dog watching movies.

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Forming relationships with the children and getting to know my co-workers.

  • Destyni Pitney, Lead Teacher, Toddler

    Destyni Pitney

    Lead Teacher, Toddler

    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!

  • Kelsey Ranney, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Kelsey Ranney

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    I am Ms. Ranney (Kelsey) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    Child care experience: 4+ Years

    Education background: BS Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Bowling Green State University

    Favorite food: Charcuterie Boards

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movies!

    Favorite children’s book: Piggy & Gerald

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know my new students and continue to grow with Primrose!

  • Laura Resendiz, Lead Teacher, Explorers

    Laura Resendiz

    Lead Teacher, Explorers

    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, Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Sissi Resendiz

    Lead Teacher, 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, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    Reina Rosales

    Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    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

  • Lila Saie, Support Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Lila Saie

    Support Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Saie (Lila) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Toledo, OH

    Child care experience: 14+ Years

    Education background: Associates in Early Education

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Crafting

    Favorite children’s book: Anything from Eric Carle

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Getting to know my new friends

  • Serenity Shelley, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    Serenity Shelley

    Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

    I am Ms. Shelley (Serenity) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Rising Sun, OH

    Child care experience: 5+ Years

    Education background: Bachelors in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, and Intervention Specialist Degree from BGSU

    Favorite foods: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Edward the Emu

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Billy, I love music!

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To meet and teach all my wonderful new friends!

  • Kristina Shuller, Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Kristina Shuller

    Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am Ms. Schuller (Kristina) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Oregon, OH

    Childcare experience: 3+ years

    Education background:

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Don’t Let Pigeon Drive The Bus

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: Meet all my students and have a great school year with them!

  • Samantha Siler, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Samantha Siler

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    I am Ms. Siler (Samantha) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am a mom of two energetic boys. We love to play outdoors, singing and reading books. Our family is always on the go.

    Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

    Child care experience: 5 years experience as a Preschool Teacher

    Education background: BS in Human Development and Family Studies from BGSU

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing at the park with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Dragons love Tacos

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Billy the Duck,

    A joyful song makes a joyful heart.

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: To learn and grow together in a fun and safe environment.

  • Asha Thompson, Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    Asha Thompson

    Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    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.

  • Kim Walker, Lead Teacher, Young Toddlers

    Kim Walker

    Lead Teacher, Young 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!

  • Sonia Wong, Support Teacher, Young Toddler

    Sonia Wong

    Support Teacher, Young Toddler

    I am Ms. Wong (Sonia) and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Lima, Peru

    Childcare experience: 9 months

    Education background: Bachelors Degree in Accounting

    Favorite food: Fried chicken & mashed potatoes

    Favorite weekend activity: visiting the Metroparks with my family

    Favorite children’s book: You’re Special

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    What I’m most excited about for this school year: to be apart of such an excellent team of education and core professionals

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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® ap...

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