Primrose School Building

Primrose School at P&G Winton Hill Child Development Center

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Cindy Hines, Executive Director

    Mrs. Cindy Hines

    Executive Director

    Hello, I’m Cindy. Hines. I am the Executive Director at Primrose School of P&G at Winton Hill, P&G at GO, and Primrose School of West Chester. I have Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University. I’ve been the Director of this school since 2008 and I am excited to be a part of the Primrose leadership team.

    I am a wife and mother of three girls. My family moved to Cincinnati in 2008. We spend a lot of time on the soccer fields on the weekends as all of my girls are active with soccer.

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

  • Ms. Ashley M. Embers, School Director

    Ms. Ashley M. Embers

    School Director

    Hello, I’m Ashley M. Embers. I’m originally from Louisville, KY and lived in Wisconsin and Fort Mitchell, KY as a child. I’ve lived in Fairfield, Ohio for 5 years and I absolutely love it! I received an Associate Degree, Professional Nanny Diploma and Director’s Credential in Early Childhood Education from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY; and I’m currently working on a B.S. of Early Childhood Education through Aspen University. I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for over 14 years; much of my experience comes from corporate clients. When I relocated to the Cincinnati area with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, I worked as the Education Coordinator at the P&G GO location downtown. In December 2016, the P&G location was acquired by the franchised Primrose Schools. I became the Assistant Director at the downtown school and a few months later, I was promoted to the Director of Relations for West Chester location. For the past year, I’ve had the opportunity work in higher education as an Admission representative at ATA College. That experience helped me to realize my true passion is working with young children. I am an advocate for learning and believe we should all be like sponges, and soak up as much knowledge as we can.

    In my spare time, I have my own art business and I enjoy creating artwork from my heart. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, writing music, traveling, the great outdoors, going to football games, and shopping. I am a foodie/self- proclaimed chef, and have been working on perfecting my own barbeque sauces.

    I’m excited about being part of the Primrose family again and I look forward to making a great impact for the team!

  • Ms. Nicole Masden, Assistant Director

    Ms. Nicole Masden

    Assistant Director

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

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Child care experience: 10 years as a Preschool teacher / 6 as a director

    Education Background: B.A in ECE administration

    Favorite food: Tacos!

    Favorite weekend activity: Riding The Harley with my husband!

    Favorite children’s book: Harold the Purple Crayon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the Primrose family/the children, their families, and the teachers!

    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.

  • Ms. Kirby Webb, Chef

    Ms. Kirby Webb

    Chef

    Hello, my name is Kirby Webb and I’m proud to say that I’m the Chef here at Primrose School WH. Since being here, I have had the pleasure with working with a great group of people and families. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 children, cooking, and decorating my new house!

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

    Cooking/ food service experience: 7 years

    Favorite food: Salad and Steak

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and friends

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight moon

    Primrose Character I like the most: Og

    What am I most excited about this school year: Seeing the smiles on the children faces.

  • Ms. Benita Barlow, Pre-School Teacher

    Ms. Benita Barlow

    Pre-School Teacher

    I have been teaching since 1976 and have a Child Development Associate credential. I have been teaching for almost 40 years and the excitement is still there! I played school when I was a child and aspired to be a great teacher when I grew up. I am still aspiring every day to be the best teacher that I can be and to enrich children’s lives with curiosity and the love of learning!

    My faith and family are my everything! I am happiest when we are together. I also love the outdoors! I really enjoy hiking and meandering in the woods, taking pictures of nature’s beauty.

  • Ms. Janaya Glover, Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Janaya Glover

    Infant 1 Teacher

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

    Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Currently working on CDA

    Favorite food: Chili

    Favorite weekend activity: Family time

    Favorite children’s book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and parents

    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.

  • Ms. Kenya Williams, Young Toddler B Teacher

    Ms. Kenya Williams

    Young Toddler B Teacher

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

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: High School Graduate

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my daughters

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

    Primrose character I most relate to: I like all of the characters

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the new students

    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.

  • Ms. Dri Denson, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Dri Denson

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

    Child care experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Associate’s Degree

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy. We have the same birthday and big hearts!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the new students and families

    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.

  • Mrs.Terri Dunphy, School Support Teacher

    Mrs.Terri Dunphy

    School Support Teacher

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

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

    Child care experience: 18 years

    Education Background: Montessori certified 0-6 years

    Favorite food: Skyline

    Favorite weekend activity: Curling

    Favorite children’s book: Where the wild things are

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: WOW! Moments

    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.

  • Ms. Maddie Laird, Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Maddie Laird

    Toddler 1 Teacher

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

    Hometown: Detroit, MI

    Child care experience: Lots of experience with nieces and nephews

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Being on the lake, painting or drawing

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children

    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.

  • Ms. Stephanie Catanzaro, Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Stephanie Catanzaro

    Toddler 2 Teacher

    Lets get to know each other.


    Name: Stephanie Catanzaro I have a fiance and 3 step children and 1 step grandchild.

    Hometown: West Chester, Ohio

    Child Care experience: 16 yrs

    Education Background: High School/ Some College

    Favorite Food: Pasta, Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies, taking naps

    Favorite children's book: Hop on Pop

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting families , watching children grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: In person and message through Procare

    is a great way for us to keep in touch about what's going on at school.




  • Ms. Patricia Thomas, Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Patricia Thomas

    Toddler 1 Teacher

    I’m Mrs. Patricia. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Cincinnati

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Associates of Applied Science-Health

    Favorite food: Salmon

    Favorite weekend activity: Bingo

    Favorite children’s book: Cat In The Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about this school year: All of the challenges!

    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.

  • Ms. Jillian Russell, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jillian Russell

    Prekindergarten Teacher

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

    Hometown: Wilder, KY

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: Child development Degree from Morehead State

    Favorite food: Mashed Potatoes

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with Family & Friends

    Favorite children’s book: The Napping House

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Building relationships with children.

    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.

  • Ms. Tina Smith, Young Toddler A Teacher

    Ms. Tina Smith

    Young Toddler A Teacher

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

    Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Child care experience: 20 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Fried Fish

    Favorite weekend activity: Bowling

    Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Seuss book

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and parents

    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.

  • Ms. Toni Galligan, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Toni Galligan

    Early Preschool Teacher

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

    Hometown: Ross, Ohio

    Child care experience: A little over 2.5 years

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza, Boneless BBQ Wings, & Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to Hockey Games, being with my grand daughters, camping.

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs & Ham

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new children/teaching and learning together.

    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.

  • Ms. Rachel Sloniker, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Rachel Sloniker

    Prekindergarten Teacher

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

    Hometown: Cincinnati

    Child care experience: Babysitting friends and family

    Education Background: Working on Early Childhood Education Major.

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Seeing friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: There’s a wocket in my pocket!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: meeting new people and getting to work with students!

    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.

  • Ms. Pam Stewart, Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Pam Stewart

    Infant 2 Teacher

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

    Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

    Child care experience: 33 years

    Education Background: Associates degree in early childhood

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Red Hen

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Encouraging families!

    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.

  • Ms. Donna Hampton, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Donna Hampton

    School Support Teacher
  • Ms. Heather Glowicki, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Heather Glowicki

    Prekindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Jenae Lyons, School Support Teacher

    Ms. Jenae Lyons

    School Support Teacher
  • 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 over 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 opened 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 several 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 (West Chester only). 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@primrosepgwh.com.


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