Primrose School of Pickerington

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Stauffer, Executive Director of Operations

    Mrs. Stauffer

    Executive Director of Operations

    Hello, I am Ms. Megan Stauffer and I am the Executive Director of Operstions for the Primrose School of Grandview, the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle and the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been in a leadership position with Primrose the last several years. I was previously the Director at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as well as the Assistant Director and Curriculum Coordinator at the Primrose School at Pinnacle. Before that I was a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at the Primrose School of Hilliard at Mill Run and loved the Primrose philosophy. Before Primrose, I worked at Life Time Fitness as the Children's Activities Department Head for five years. I have always had a passion for children. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional School Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Trent, Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations

    Mrs. Trent

    Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Lindsay Trent. I am the Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Primrose School of Grandview, the Primrose School of Pinnacle, Canal Winchester, Columbus Downtown and Reynoldsburg. I am the acting School Director here at the Primrose School at Pinnacle as well. I graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. I have over sixteen years of experience working with children of all ages. Before coming to Pinnacle, I was a Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Curriculum Coordinator at another Primrose location. I am so excited to get to lead the Primrose School at Pinnacle with all of its amazing teachers and families!

  • Mrs. Carpenter, Regional Director

    Mrs. Carpenter

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Nichole Carpenter. I am the Regional Director here at the Primrose Schools. I graduated from Wittenberg University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Childhood Education. I have worked in the child care environment in the past as a Kindergarten Teacher, but I have also worked with children of all ages. I worked with Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as the assistant director for three years. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters. I am excited to start my career with Primrose and look forward to meeting all the children and their families at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg and watching them grow!

  • Ms. Rogers, School Director

    Ms. Rogers

    School Director

    Hi!  My name is Marissa Rogers and I am the new School Director here at The Primrose School of Pickerington.  I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies from Otterbein University.  I have worked in the childcare field for 7 years now, first as a teacher, and then as an office manager for a Columbus Charter School.  I have a 4 year old son who I love to travel and explore new places with!  I am so excited to get to know all of the families here at Primrose!

  • ​Ms. Thompson, Assistant Director

    ​Ms. Thompson

    Assistant Director

    Hello! I am Sophia Thompson the assistant director at Primrose. I have 15+ years experience in childcare working at various centers, as well as, raising beautiful children of my own! I really enjoy working with children because of their intrinsic excitement towards learning. They are so eager to learn, even with the most silly of things, their eyes light up and it is just the most wonderful sight! Primrose School of Pickerington is a wonderful place to work because of the structured environment and the supportive and positive staff. If you ever have any questions, feel free to stop by the front desk to chat!

  • ​Mrs. Love, Education Coach

    ​Mrs. Love

    Education Coach

    Hello! My name is Liz Love and I am the Education coach. I have been with Primrose since 2014! I am married to a wonderful Police officer and we have two beautiful daughters. I have worked with children for many years in various settings from home care to centers as well as care for my own daughter. I attended Ohio University and obtained an Associates degree in Child Development. I find such joy in watching children grow and develop. Knowing that I played a small part in their development overjoys me! I look forward to working with the wonderful staff and you the parent as we help your child grow! One of my favorite quote’s states “The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”- Maria Montessori. I believe in that statement fully and know that with this belief our school will be full of love, learning, excitement, growth, and happiness!

  • Ms. Drake, Chef

    Ms. Drake

    Chef

    I am the Chef here at Pickerington Primose. This will be my first professional job in a childcare setting, but I have tons of baby sitting experience! I have many years in the kitchen enviroment so this will be a great transition. I am looking forward to brightening up the kids day by being the one who brings them their food! I love being able to help kids figure out the world and how to become the best person they can be. When im not at work, you will most likily will find me hanging out with my dog, painting, writing, or playing video games. 
    I am so exicted to meet you and your families!

  • ​Mrs. Dickey, Kindergarten / Explorers Teacher

    ​Mrs. Dickey

    Kindergarten / Explorers Teacher

    My name is Cherie Dickey and I'm excited to be joining the Primrose Pickerington team! Originally from southern Ohio, my husband and I have been married for 19 years. We have one daughter, Faith, a student at Bowling Green State and one son, Samuel, and HVAC student at Fairfield Career Center. "Oliver", our lovable Cocker Spaniel and our moody cat "Princess Lolly Longtail" complete our home.

    I have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Arizona State University. My most recent position was in an Arizona elementary school as a preschool assistant teacher. I loved being in the classroom working and playing with all our little friends. I learned just as much from my students as they learned from me! I am currently the Kindergarten Enrichment teacher and have been with Primrose School of Pickerington since 2014. I love working one-on-one with the children and watching as they build confidence as the school year progresses. 

    We are a proud military family. My husband, Jeremy, recently retired from the United States Air Force after serving our country for 20 years. We've throughly enjoyed and appreciated our time serving. Many friends and memories have been made along our journey.

     

    I love to travel, spend time with family, and sit in my hammock with a good book! 

     

     

     

  • Mrs. Patel, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Patel

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Hi!!

    My name is Tilaksha Patel and I’m proud to be part of Primrose School of Pickerington team.

    I am the Pre-K 2 teacher. 

    I was born and raised in Bolton, United Kingdom where I studied early childcare. I moved to Pickerington in 2003 after getting married to my husband in United Kingdom. We have two girls, Keira 15 and Anya 11.

    I have over 20 + years of childcare experience and I absolutely love it. I love to watch children learn and grow everyday at their own pace. I’m grateful I can be part of their world and see all their accomplishments.

  • Ms. Curry, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Curry

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Hello! I'm Kayli.
    I recently graduated from high school with honors and had been working with children for a couple years before coming to Primrose. I love seeing the kids’ smiling faces when I walk through the door. I also love teaching pre-k curriculum and getting the children ready to go to kindergarten. Most of my time outside of work is spent playing some video games and listening/singing to music. I also like collecting Funko Pops in my free time. This year I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know some new faces and to helping them achieve their learning goals. 

  • Mrs. Peshek, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Peshek

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I am a mother to an amazing 5-year-old who has special needs. I have worked with children throughout my life, including family, as a youth counselor for children learning to deal with diabetes.
    I received two degrees from Ohio University of Lancaster in Specialized Studies and Arts.
    I love watching kids grow and to become who they are meant to be!

  • Ms. Yarosz, Pre-Kindergarten 1

    Ms. Yarosz

    Pre-Kindergarten 1

    Hi my name is Jenny!
    I have been in childcare for over 20 plus years. I love watching the children in my class learning and growing before my eyes. I am a mother to 2 amazing young adults Preston and Payton. Shaping young minds has always been my passion and I enjoy every minute of it! In my personal time, I love being with my family and friends and listening to live music!

  • Ms. Johnson, Pre-Kindergarten Program Closer

    Ms. Johnson

    Pre-Kindergarten Program Closer

    Hello, my name is Kristen!
    I am a support teacher here at Primrose Pickerington! Most of the days are spent in the evening with the PreK classrooms as their closer! I love spending time with the kids and find that every day I am with them is a new adventure. Kids are so fun and so creative I am always looking forward to finding out what I will learn from them every day!

  • Ms. Lines, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Lines

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Kim Lines. I am a Preschool 2 teacher. My educational background is in music education; I have a bachelor's of music degree from Bowling Green State University. Since graduating from college, I have found a place in early childhood education and enjoy teaching young children. My previous experience includes 8 years teaching pre-kindergarten and 1 year teaching preschool. I like watching the children in my class learn and grow and am grateful to have the privilege of helping them explore their world and engage in their learning. I am happy to be at the Primrose School of Pickerington because of the supportive environment and balanced curriculum.

  • Ms. Glenn, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Glenn

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Autumn Glenn. I am a teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. I have a degree in Human Development and Family Science and have been working in the childcare field for 5 years. My favorite thing about teaching is that I get to uplift and inspire children. I love being a positive and happy role model in their lives. In my free time I love to sing, dance, travel, swim, watch movies and hangout with friends. I look forward to meeting all my new friends. 

  • Mrs. Anderson, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Anderson

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Good Day! My name is Halle Anderson and I have been a teacher at Primrose School of Pickerington since January 2022. Previously at a Navy Child Development Center and volunteered extensively with youth sports, Sunday school and Scouts. I have 4 amazing children: Lydia (15), Sparrowe (14), Leonidas (11) and Iris (2). We are a military family and giant nerds. We love anime, Star Wars, traveling, and cosplaying. I love teaching and I am looking forward to having a silly goose time with you! 

  • Ms. Fraley, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Fraley

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Kate Fraley. I have worked with children most of my life, from being the oldest of four children to nannying over the summers. My favorite thing about working with children is experiencing the world through their eyes, as well as being able to watch them learn and grow. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Pickerington team because of its uplifting work environment and amazing families. 

  • Ms. Speidel, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Speidel

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Samantha Speidel and being a teacher is something I have dreamt about since I was little. Now Primrose School of Pickerington has given me the opportuntiy to make this dream a reality. I am currently an Early Preschool 2 teacher but have spent time in all the classrooms over the past 4 years. The most rewarding thing about teaching for me is getting to watch as the children grow up and figure out who they want to be. 

  • Mrs.  Azbell, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Azbell

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Amie Azbell. I am an Early Preschool 2 teacher here at Primrose School of Pickerington. Randy is my wonderful husband of 33 years. I have a beautiful step-daughter, Morgan, a son-in-law, David, and a grandson, Carson. I have an associate’s degree from Ohio University-Lancaster in Child Development, Early childhood education. I have worked in Early childhood education for the the last 20+ years. I worked at Head Start for fifteen years; my age group I worked with there was three to five year olds. I also ran a before and after school childcare program at the West After School Center in Lancaster working with ages five to nine. I had a friend tell me about Primrose School of Pickerington and how awesome it was to work here. I knew it was time for a change, but what a change it has been. I knew from the very day that this was where my new chapter was about to begin. I cannot wait to get to work now because I know when I get here I am greeted by the most wonderful administration I have ever had in all my years of teaching. Parents tell us on a regular basis how grateful they are to us for taking such great care of their babies, that means the world to me to know that we are doing is right! I love Primrose for so many reasons; the staff of amazing dedicated women, parent involvement, and an incredible curriculum geared towards each age group individually, a wonderful clean working environment, and supplies are always abundant. Our administration shows their appreciation for their staff on a daily basis by incentives, generous amounts of praise and genuine caring about each and every staff member. It is wonderful to see children who have moved on to the next classrooms run down the hall for kisses and hugs from us, or stop into our classroom just to say hi! This job is now my forever home I cannot see myself working anywhere else!!!!

  • Ms. Dove, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Dove

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Faith! I graduated from Columbus State Community College with my Associates of Science. During college I had a strong interest in psychology and hope to further my education with a PHD in Psychology to become a professor. I've never taught before but I'm excited for this new opportunity! My brother was homeschooled, and I did love helping teach him during that year! I’m so excited to work at Primrose! The environment is great, and this will be a great opportunity! 

  • Ms. Dean, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Dean

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, I am Alexis Dean. I am a graduate of Canal Winchester High School. While I don't have any children of my own, I have an amazing bonus daughter, Ella. On my days off you can find me at the fire house or a community event. I enjoy working with children because they create the best memories. I look forward to meeting all of you. 

  • Ms. Horne, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Horne

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Kyndall! am a graduate from Pickerington Central and currently studying Psychology at Ohio Universality. I am one of the Toddler teachers here at Primrose Pickerington! A few of my favorite things about working with children are being able to build relationships and helping them grow through learning and playing. Seeing the child’s excitement brings me joy! In my free time, I love to go shopping, cheering my boyfriend on at the OU football games, and hanging out with my friends and family! I am very excited to be part of the Primrose Staff!

  • Mrs. Brackbill, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Brackbill

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Audrey Brackbill. I am one of the Young Toddler teachers at Primrose School of Pickerington. I have worked in childcare for more than three years. One of my favorite things about working with young children is watching them understand and use sign language to communicate. My favorite children's book is Dear Zoo or Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? In my free time I like to read or go on day adventures with my husband. I am so excited to meet you and your child! 

  • Ms. Gerson, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Gerson

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I came to Ohio for school. I’ve always wanted to work with children! I came here seeking a job in childcare. I was able to start that journey 2 years ago at another childcare location. While there, I was an assistant teacher for EPS and then moved up to the Lead Teacher position in the Young Toddler/Older Infant room. I enjoy working with younger kids because they are knowledgeable sponges! They learn very quickly and it’s so fun to watch that! 

  • Mrs. Fry, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Fry

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Stacey Fry. I am looking forward to working with the children and families here at Primrose School of Pickerington as an Infant classroom teacher. I have a Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree from Ohio University Zanesville and have been working with children for 25 years. I love being an infant teacher because I get to see the babies take their first steps, say their first words and see their faces light up when they learn and try new things. 

  • Mrs. Diaz, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Diaz

    Infant Teacher

    Hola, my name is Luz Diaz. I am a teacher in the Infant classroom at Primrose School of Pickerington. I have worked in child care as well as being an LPN before coming to Primrose. Everyday I enjoy watching as these babies see or do something for the first time. I love reading and singing to them in Spanish. 

    In my free time I enjoy movies and being outdoors with friends and family. 

  • Ms. Fontes-Mendez, Support Teacher

    Ms. Fontes-Mendez

    Support Teacher

    I graduated from Pickerington Central and the Career Center for Criminal Justice. I do some part-time jobs with the Ohio Investigative unit, and I enjoy working with all the age groups! I think there is something unique about each kid and I enjoy playing games with them! Some fun things I enjoy is trying new things and going shipping and babysitting on the side. 

  • Ms. Rivera, Support Teacher

    Ms. Rivera

    Support Teacher

    Hello! I am Tatiana. I am a graduate from Pickerington H.S. Central. I am currently working on obtaining my bachelor’s degree in biology to continue my journey on becoming a Dentist. I am also proudly enlisted into the U.S. Airforce, where I also hope to make a difference and be a part of something that is bigger than myself. While doing both school and Military Prep, I am a support staff member here at Primrose. I love floating around and getting to know all the kids and learning new things every day in all the different age groups. My favorite thing about working with children is being able to see them grow daily, especially being a part of their growth. I also love being able to make an impact on their lives as well as having the kids see me more than a teacher but view me as a friend who will always care for them and be there when they need me. I am excited to continue my journey here at Primrose and am even more excited for what is to come!

  • Ms. Wichelns, Support Staff

    Ms. Wichelns

    Support Staff

     

    I am originally from Lancaster, OH but have recently moved to Canal Winchester after living in Virginia Beach for 4 years. I worked at a learning center in Virginia Beach as a 3’s, TK, and before and after schoolteacher. I can not wait to meet all the new friends! I enjoy doing art and crafts as well as science experiments with the kiddos and seeing their faces light up when learning something new. During my free time, I love playing with my two dogs, Archie and Zeus, hanging out with my family, and traveling. I'm so excited to be joining the team here at Primrose Pickerington and look forward to meeting all of you!

  • Ms. Hunziker, Support Staff

    Ms. Hunziker

    Support Staff

     Hello, my name is Abby! I am currently pursing my AA in English at Columbus State Community College. From being an older sibling of 4 and nannying through college, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with children. My favorite part is the excitement children radiate as they learn and grow. In my free time, you’ll find me in my garden or hanging with my dog Savvy. I am very excited to join the Primrose Pickerington team and can’t wait to meet you!

  • Mrs. Bigerton, Support Staff

    Mrs. Bigerton

    Support Staff
  • Mrs. Masek, Support Staff

    Mrs. Masek

    Support Staff

    Over the course of my life, I have served as a Sunday School Teacher or youth group leader. I love working with children! 
    My hobbies are gardening, hiking, and reading. This year at Primrose I look forward to getting to know all the children, staff, and families. Developing relationships and investing myself in each one is very important to me. Lastly, I look forward to having fun here at Primrose School of Pickerington!

  • Natosha and Ehab Eskander, Franchise Owner

    Natosha and Ehab Eskander

    Franchise Owners

    Hello, we are Natosha and Ehab Eskander, the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Pickerington. Since opening our first preschool, the Primrose School at Pinnacle in December, 2009, we have seen the positive influence of the school’s top-notch teachers and curriculum on our own children, our students and the community. So we are truly honored to extend the Primrose experience to more children and families that live or work in the Pickerington area.

    As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find a safe, nurturing and educational environment where you can leave your children while you’re away at work. When we discovered Primrose, we instantly felt the welcoming environment that we know parents are looking for. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. The school made such an impact on us that we decided to open our very own. In fact, two of our children graduated from our Private Kindergarten program at the Primrose School at Pinnacle.

    The importance of education has always been stressed throughout our lives and Primrose embodies all the values that we hold dear. We have seen how a quality early education foundation has positively impacted our children and we hope to share the benefits with your family.

    We look forward to meeting you!

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