Primrose School Building

Primrose School at P&G GO Child Development Center

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Amanda Bullock, Director

    Mrs. Amanda Bullock

    Director

    I grew up in Northern Kentucky and have been working with children in different capacities since I was 16. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with my Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2008. I have been with the Proctor and Gamble GO center since it opened in 2010 and have held many positions as an Infant teacher, Assistant Director and now School Director. My family resides in Maineville, OH. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter and handsome son who both attend Primrose. I look forward to helping the children develop and hit milestones throughout their time at the school as well as providing assistance to our families.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at Kings Island and doing anything outdoors.

    The Primrose character I relate most to is Megy because I love to research and find answers to things. I am very proficient with computers and technology.

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is watching the children grow and learn so much in the short time they are with our school.

  • Mrs. Katarina Dupre, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Katarina Dupre

    Assistant Director

    I grew up in Alexandria, Kentucky. I have loved working with kids my whole life and always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Morehead State, but when I started a job as an infant teacher I knew I found my calling. I now have 6 years of professional childcare experience under my belt. My favorite children's book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and going to Disney World.

    The Primrose character I relate to the most is Billy the Duck because I love music and singing too!

    What I most enjoy about the early education field is seeing the children in our center grow and learn from infancy to preschool!


  • Mrs. Alisha Bell, Education Coach

    Mrs. Alisha Bell

    Education Coach

    I grew up in Harrison, Ohio and relocated to Northern Kentucky in my teens. I began working in the education field in 2007 and have worked with many ages from infants to school age. I still haven't been able to choose a favorite age group! I graduated from Cincinnati State with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. My husband and I have 3 daughters and live in Union, Ky. My favorite children's book is Dr. Seuss' ABC's.

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and exploring state parks.

    My favorite Primrose Character is Katie because I am very curious. I love getting to know the people around me and helping anyway I can.

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is building bonds with families and teachers as we nurture and teach the children in our care.


  • Ms. Audra Dray, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Audra Dray

    Administrative Assistant

    I came from a small town in Northwest Ohio, but recently moved to Cincinnati to study history at UC; GO BEARCATS! I have been in the education field since fall of 2015. Over the years, I have worked with students ages 18 months-18 years old whom have had all different abilities. I am excited for the opportunity to work at Primrose and am eager to work with the children and their families!

    Outside of school I enjoy visiting museums, diving into local history, and spending time with friends and family.

    My favorite children’s book is “A Place for Pluto” by Stef Wade and Melanie Demmer.

    The Primrose character I relate most to is Kate because I love to teach about life skills and I am also curious!

  • Ms. Andrea Barrios, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Andrea Barrios

    Preschool Teacher

    I grew up in Cincinnati. I am the oldest of 4. I enjoy coming up with ideas for interior design and graphic design. I want to help students explore and learn ways they can be creative.

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, drawing, taking care of my pet, and spending time with my family.

    My favorite children’s book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. I most relate to the Primrose character Benjamin because he is generous. I always try to give back to my community by volunteering at non-profit organization. During high school, I volunteered at an elementary school.

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is seeing students being excited to learn and being involved in their learning.

  • Ms. Sophie Bright, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Sophie Bright

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I have lived in Cincinnati my whole life. I went to Madeira High School and have been attending the University of Cincinnati studying Early Childhood Education. I enjoy going to sporting events (football, basketball, soccer) and spending time with my family and my friends.

    I love reading books to the children and my favorites include “Going on a Bear Hunt”, “SillySally”, and all Dr. Suess books.

    The Primrose character I relate to most is Erwin.

    I’m most excited to meet the families and children at Primrose!

  • Ms. Carol Bostic, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Carol Bostic

    School Support Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I moved to Cincinnati in 2014. I have 4 years of experience with children. I love children of all ages and I only have one child myself, she is an adult. I believe that children are the future and it starts at a young age to teach them properly. It takes a village to raise a child.

    Outside of school I enjoy writing, poetry, bowling, going out to eat, and shopping.

    My favorite children's book is Green Eggs and Ham.

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Molly the cow because she is teaching the children to be kind to others.

  • Ms. Lacie Bump, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Lacie Bump

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    I am 29 and from Loveland, Ohio. I am currently planning my wedding and I have the best dog, named Rembrandt. I love all things Disney and my favorite animal is llamas! I work with preschool age students at church on a weekly basis, so I am excited about working with different age groups as well as PreK at Primrose.

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, photography, and hiking. I also love musical theatre and Disney!

    The Primrose character I relate most to is Katie because just like her, I care about all of my friends!

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is seeing children gain social skills as well as watching them get excited about learning!

  • Ms. Allison Damman, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Allison Damman

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I grew up in Harrison, Ohio. I am the youngest of three and the only girl. I have one dog, one car, two fish, and a snail. I love Italian food and ice cream! I can't wait to learn more about my students. I enjoy reading Disney books to the children.

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, riding my bike, spending time with my family and playing with my dog and cat.

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Ally the Bunny because carrots are her favorite vegetable like me!

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is hearing the children talk about what they have been learning.

  • Ms. Kathleen Finn, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Kathleen Finn

    School Support Teacher

    I was born and raised in Cincinnati and love this city. I graduated from the University of Arizona and really enjoyed my time there. I also spend my summers on Cape Cod, where I learned to sail. 

    I love spors and am a big Reds & Bengals fan. I like to play tennis, golf, and pickle ball. I have recently joined the junior league as a way to give back to the community. 

    My favorite children's book is any written by Eric Carle. 

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Benjamin because I have been told I am a very gerous person with my time, advice, and willingness to help & be inclusive. 

    What I most enjoy about the early childhood education field is seeing the children grow and thrive. I also love watching them be proud of what they've learned. 

  • Ms. Beth Gandy, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Beth Gandy

    Infant Support Teacher

    After taking nursing classes in college, I found that my true passion is children. I now have over 15 years of experience. I love teaching and nurturing and making a difference in their lives. It is such a pleasure watching them learn and grow.

    My pride and joy are my 3 adult children, Rance, Jenna, and Kara.

  • Ms. Hannah Groneck, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Hannah Groneck

    Infant Teacher

    I am very passionate about my job. I love teaching young children and watching their excitement as they learn something new. I come from a huge family which helped give me a big heart. My favorite is watching the children grow up and seeing how their personality changes.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends and family. The Primrose friend I most relate to is Katie because I love taking care of my friends and family.

    My favorite children’s book is “I’ll Love you Forever”

    I can’t wait to get to know you and your child!

  • Ms. Leslie Jones, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Leslie Jones

    School Support Teacher

    I‘ll start from the beginning…I’ve loved working with children since I began in this field 15 years ago! After graduating from SCP, I attained my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Care and Education attending both Cincinnati State College and Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. I look forward to being in Toddler A as it is an opportunity for me to bond with the children as I teach them new skills.

    Outside of school I enjoy sewing and coin collecting.

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Og! He likes to read just like me.

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is seeing the children’s first moments. I also love being able to help the children learn through play and meaningful experiences.

  • Ms. Monique Kinkade, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Monique Kinkade

    School Support Teacher

    I can't wait to get to know the children and families!

  • Ms. Danae Kriek, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Danae Kriek

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I fell in love with working with children many years ago and I started my career initially as an in-home childcare provider. I attended Wright State University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I’m currently finishing up my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on child & family studies. I’ve always enjoyed studying children’s behavior and their overall development. I’m very proud and honored to be teaching in Toddler A and I look forward to helping your child learn and grow.

     

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Og because I think from an early age we can learn so much from books! Identifying images & pairing them with words can help young children develop their speech and that’s what I enjoy the most.

     

    What I most enjoy about the early childhood education field is helping young children reach their developmental milestones by being present and helping them learn new concepts.

  • Ms. Vivienne Konz, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Vivienne Konz

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. My childcare experience is as an assistant teacher. I am also a registered children's yoga teacher. I love learning and helping others learn new & exciting things about the world! I love music, art, and nature.

    Outside of school I enjoy riding my bike, drawing, creating art, creating music, hiking, and taking care of my pets.

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Benjamin because I love nature- being in it, exploring, and creating with it!

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is creating a lasting impact on a child and getting them to love learning.

     

     

  • Ms. Megan Larkin, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Megan Larkin

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I was born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio. In 2016 I graduated high school then in May of 2020 I graduated with Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science. A fun fact about me is that I have two middle names. I am so excited to get to know each and everyone of you!

    Outside of school I enjoy watching tv/movies, spending time with my niece, nephew, and family. I also love to bake, play soccer, go shopping, and take pictures.

    My favorite children book is “If you give a mouse a Cookie” and “How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight”

    The Primrose character I relate to most is Katie because I love to care for children.

    The thing I enjoy most about the education field is learning from the children that I am working with as well as knowing that I can make a positive impact in their life.

  • Ms. Carina Malveaux, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Carina Malveaux

    Toddler Teacher

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

  • Ms. Shonda Moore, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Shonda Moore

    Toddler Teacher

    I am the mother of two (Jabria and Juwan) and also a grandmother of two (Charlie and Chase). I have been in the child care field since 2001 and love every minute of it. Watching the children accomplish different things is a great excitement for them, listening to them, developing their vocabulary skills, I just love it! My biggest thing is knowing the impact and contribution to their bright futures.

  • Ms. Jadeiss Murrell, Infant & Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Jadeiss Murrell

    Infant & Toddler Support Teacher

    I'm so excited to get to know the children and families!

  • Ms. Sarah Nye, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Nye

    Preschool Teacher

    I have lived in Kentucky my entire life. I have worked in childcare since graduating high school. I am very passionate about teaching and serving the families in my classroom. I love to travel and would love to travel the world one day. My favorite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and reading.

    The Primrose character I relate to the most is Ally the Bunny.

    What I most enjoy about the early education field is seeing the children in our center learn and grow!

  • Ms. Heather Paul, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Heather Paul

    Infant Teacher

    I am from Toledo, Ohio and have over 4 years of childcare experience. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter.

    My favorite children's book is Charlie Brown.

    The Primrose Character I relate to most is Katie because I love teaching little ones about sharing & caring.

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is helping young children develop into their very own personalities.

  • Ms. Felicia Roberts, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Felicia Roberts

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and have been working with children for over 13 years now. I have two children, TraceeLynn and Rebecca.

    Outside of school I enjoy being with my family and reading books. My favorite children’s authors are Mo Williams (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) and Eric Litwin and James Dean (Pete the Cat).

    The Primrose character I relate to most is Percy because how much he cares for people and his big heart.

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education filed is watching the children grow and learn

  • Ms. Latrice Rogers, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Latrice Rogers

    Toddler Teacher

    I'm Latrice, but all the children call me Trice. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I love to be silly with the children in my classroom and I love to watch the children learn and grow while they are in my care. I have three children of my own that are currently 14, 13, and 12. I have been in the child care field for over 5 years now. My favorite book to read to the children is "No David".

    Outside of school I enjoy reading and having fun with my kids and family.

    The Primrose character I relate to most is Og because I love to read to the children and love to see their excitement when I read to them.

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is spending time with the children and all the love they give us.

  • Ms. Lena Salter, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Lena Salter

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I'm 27 years old and am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I enjoy putting a smile on every child's face to brighten up their day. It's all about the fun and activities we have in store!

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews. 

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Katie because I want the children to enjoy spending time together while learning to share.

    What I most enjoy about the early childhood education field is seeing the children grow and their individual personalities. 

  • Ms. Stephanie Shankland, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Stephanie Shankland

    Preschool Teacher

    I grew up in Delhi, Ohio. I am a mother of four and I love taking adventures with them! I enjoy learning about different cultures and how people around the world live. Books are my next favorite thing. I love reading to my children, my class, and for myself. My favorite books to read to my class is anything by Dr. Seuss. I have over 10 years of experience in the early education field.

    Outside of school I school I enjoy playing board games and cards with my children.

    The Primrose character I relate most to is Og of course! We both enjoy reading.

    The thing I enjoy most about the early education field is watching the look on a students face when they understand something.

  • Ms. Khristine Smith, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Khristine Smith

    Infant Teacher

    I have a bachelor’s of health education from Ashford University. I love children and have been working in childcare for over 8 years now. It is a joy to watch children learn and grow. I also have 2 handsome little boys of my own (ages 5 and 8). My favorite book to read to children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

    Outside of school I enjoy swimming, going to parks, and spending time with my family.

    The Primrose character I relate most to is Mia the Mouse because she is very active!

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is being able to watch your children grow and have an impact on their lives.



  • Ms. Alyssa Thomas, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa Thomas

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I graduated in 2013 from high school. I have two dogs, two cats and a bearded dragon. I love taking care of my plants and spending time with family.

    I enjoy gardening, spending time with my friends and my pets. My favorite children’s book is “Is Your Mama a Llama?”

    The Primrose character I relate to the most is Og because reading is so important. I love reading to the children!

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is seeing the children grow and watching them learn new things everyday.

  • Ms. Alea Trent, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Alea Trent

    School Support Teacher

    I am 26 years old and have been in the childcare field for 5 years. I see childcare as my passion and love helping little ones succeed. Observing and assisting with their milestones is so rewarding and fun. I love being a part of Primrose and look forward to meeting you and your little one!


    Outside of school I enjoy exploring new places, coffee, video games, geocaching and children's movies.


    The Primrose character I most relate to is Og because reading is my favorite way to teach.

  • Ms. Denisha Vaulx, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Denisha Vaulx

    School Support Teacher

    I am a 21 year-old student and business owner who is all about children. I’ve been in the early education field since I was 16 and feel as if I am still a child at times. Doing crafts and art activities is one of my favorite things to do with children.I am excited to get to know you and your family.

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, babysitting, listening to music, and cooking new things.

    I relate most to the Primrose Character Og because reading to the children is always something I enjoy.

    What I enjoy most about early education is learning the children as I watch them grow and develop. I also love to watch as your families grow!

  • Ms. Annie Vickers, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Annie Vickers

    School Support Teacher

    I am from Elyria, Ohio and have 16 years of experience. What I enjoy most about the early education field is watching the children learn and grow on a daily basis. I really love working with them and seeing how different each of them are. 

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my son and grandchildren. I also enjoy shopping. 

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Og because I love reading all different types of books to the children. My favorite children's book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

  • Ms. Vanessa Webb, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Vanessa Webb

    Infant Teacher

    I love traveling, communication, teaching,  and “firsts”. My miracle (son) was born in 2011 and since, I have literally be following every roll, craw, and step. He started walking at 9 months and conversing with me at 18 months. Having him at 43, I soon realized teaching/guiding children through discovery would be a very rewarding career full of smiles, laughter, and “funny” faces. Discovering the “I can” beatitude is a great start in growth and education. The first intention grasp, words, footsteps, tastes, and understanding…all with facial expressions beyond beautiful. My world, joyfully, revolves around children.

     

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my son.

     

    I relate to three of our Primrose Friends. Libby the Lam because everyone is unique and has a voice to be heard, Mia the mouse because she is a cheerleader for all, and Ally the bunny because she takes the time to think and explores imagination.

  • Ms. Lalean West, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Lalean West

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I am 31 years old with 3 children. I’ve always loved kids. Going to work everyday puts a smile on my face to know I’m helping them grow and learn. I’m always smiling and making peace every where I go. Before joining Primrose, I worked at a nursing home. Helping others has always been my thing.

    Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family.

    My favorite children’s books are “Corduroy” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

    What I most enjoy about the early education field is seeing the growth within each child.

  • Ms. Mindy White, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mindy White

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I have been working with children for over 20 years and have my Child Development Associates. I’m currently working with the early preschool children. I am engaged to a wonderful man named Raymone. We have two children together – Nigeria and Raymone Jr. My favorite children's book is Green Eggs and Ham.

    Outside of school I enjoy going to church and spending time with my family.

    The Primrose character I relate to the most is Erwin because I love art.

    What I most enjoy about the early education field is teaching children and watching them grow.

  • Ms. AmberNay Wilkins, Infant Teacher

    Ms. AmberNay Wilkins

    Infant Teacher

    I am 21 years old and I discovered my love of childcare when I would help my sister and aunt by watching their babies. I was originally a geology major turned education major in college until I was needed more at home. I love teaching because children are so eager to learn. (I also love dinosaurs I just never left my dino-kid phase.)

    Outside of school I enjoy reading, painting, and journaling. The Primrose friend I most relate to is Og because I love to read and also care deeply about the people around me.

    My favorite children’s book is “We Believe in You (Beth Ferry)”

  • Ms. Colleen Williams, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Colleen Williams

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I have been teaching for over 20 years and I completed my CDA in 2019. I currently live in Delhi with my husband. We adopted a senior dog in 2021.

    Outside of school I enjoy playing board games and taking walks with my husband and our dog.

    The Primrose character I most relate to is Libby because I love listening to the children tell stories.

    What I enjoy most about the early education field is watching the children's daily experiences.

  • Roland Young & Dona Young, Franchise Owner

    Roland Young & Dona Young

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Dona and Roland Young, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of West Chester and two Primrose schools located on corporate campuses of the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company: Primrose School at P&G GO Child Development Center and Primrose School at P&G Winton Hill Child Development Center.

    The Youngs – who have three grown children – have been married for nearly 40 years, and always dreamed of building a business together. They decided to join the Primrose Family because they love children, believe in the importance of meaningful educational experiences and want to help families balance the demands of their careers and family lives. The couple moved to Cincinnati in 2010 to open their first Primrose school, and will open their second and third Primrose schools on two of P&G’s campuses in January 2017.

    Before becoming a Franchise Owner, Dona served as chairman, president and CEO of a Fortune 1000 company that provides life, annuity and asset management products. During the course of her 30-year career, she has honed a passion for education, talent development, business and corporate governance. Dona serves on two corporate boards, is an elected trustee of Save the Children and Save the Children International, and also serves on the board of the Saint James School, a preparatory school in Maryland. An active business consultant, Dona provides high-level guidance and support for their Primrose schools.

    A graduate of Cornell University, Roland practiced law for 30 years and was the managing partner of a Connecticut law firm prior to pursuing his lifelong dream of nurturing and growing a business of his own. He has also taught at the junior high, high school and graduate school levels. Roland is a passionate, spirited and hands-on Franchise Owner who manages the majority of the operations for their schools. As a litigator, Roland measured his success based on wins for his clients. These days, he measures his success by the hugs and high fives he receives from Primrose children and the developmental accomplishments he witnesses.

    Dona and Roland love offering a loving, warm atmosphere where children can grow Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. Longtime supporters of Primrose Schools, the Youngs are thrilled to provide the quality experience they know and love to children and families in the Cincinnati area.

    Their three Primrose schools feature the Balanced Learning® curriculum 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.

    Primrose School of West Chester is located at 8378 Princeton Glendale Road. For more information, visit www.PrimroseWestChester.com. For more information about the Primrose Childhood Development Centers on P&G’s campuses (which have exclusive enrollment for the families of P&G employees), please contact Roland Young at ryoung@primrosewestchester.com or (513) 939-7794.

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