Primrose School at Polaris

Our Staff

  • ​Megan Doughty, Director

    ​Megan Doughty

    Director

    My name is Megan and I am the Director at the Primrose School at Polaris. In July, I will celebrate my 7th year anniversary at Primrose. I was a teacher in the Early Preschool 2 classroom for over 4 years, then moved on to be the Education Coach for over 2 years and now I'm so excited to take on the Director role.

    I have a daughter, Peyton, who started at this school when she was 1 and is now in 2nd grade! Peyton and I love playing card and board games, going on bike rides, and swimming.

    I was born in West Virginia and raised in a small town in eastern Ohio. I am 1 of 6 children and my siblings are my best friends. Peyton and I love to visit my family and our favorite things to do with them is family game night!

  • ​Jamie Clokey, Assistant Director

    ​Jamie Clokey

    Assistant Director

    My name is Jamie Clokey and I am the Assistant Director here at the Primrose School at Polaris. I have been apart of the Primrose family since May 2014 and have grown so much here.

    My husband, Cammeron, and I live in Delaware, Ohio with our daughters, Davie, Eden, & Sutton and our pup Oakley. I spend most of my time chasing twin toddlers & snuggling my babies but when I'm not doing that I love doing anything that sparks creativity, binge watching the best TV shows & spending time with our friends and family.

    I'm so grateful for the personal growth I have experienced and will continue to have with my Primrose family. I truly adore each connection I have made with each co-worker, parent, and child. I am so lucky to be able to watch these kids grow!

  • Meg Hollobaugh, Education Coach

    Meg Hollobaugh

    Education Coach

    Hello! My name is Meg Hollobaugh, I am the Staff Coordinator at the Primrose School at Polaris. I am a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelors's degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. I have always enjoyed working in childcare. For nearly 10 years now I have had the pleasure of being a nanny for different families, a teacher at different daycares in Columbus, and I recently received my certification as a Registered Behavior Therapist for children with Autism. I have two older sisters, a twin brother, the best parents in the world, and a wonderful fiance. Being a Primrose employee is such a joy; the support of the staff is immeasurable and you truly feel like part of a family. Seeing the children’s smiling faces every day in Primrose puts a smile back on mine and I feel so lucky I get to make a difference in these children’s lives every day!

  • Ashley Bent, Infant Teacher

    Ashley Bent

    Infant Teacher

    My name is Ashley Bent and I've worked here at Primrose School at Polaris since May 2012, almost 9 years! I've worked in child care for over 10 years now. Most of my experience is with ages 6 weeks to 1.5 years old!

    I was the Young Toddler teacher for about 5 and half years before switching to the Infant class! I've been one of the Infant teachers for just over 3 years now. I love it!

    I have a 6 and half year old son and he attends Private Kindergarten here! He's been attending Primrose Polaris since he was a toddler at 16 months old. He's grown, developed great relationships, and learned so much here. He loves Primrose!

    I have loved working here at Primrose School at Polaris for many reasons. You get such a family vibe working here between the relationships gained with parents to relationships built with my co teachers and even the relationships I've had with my sons teachers over the years. I've met so many great children and families over the years! I've grown and learned so much as well.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son, doing a variety of fun activities! We love going to the zoo, parks, and swimming. I also love spending time with family, being outdoors when possible, and whatever each day might bring! My favorite season is Fall, I enjoy candles, love the ocean/beach, and my favorite flowers are Sunflowers!

    I'm so glad you've chosen us with your child care needs and I look forward to meeting you!

  • Kathy Clokey, Infant Teacher

    Kathy Clokey

    Infant Teacher

    My name is Kathy Clokey. I am a wife, a momma to four amazing children, and a nana to five grandbabies. I have worked with children for over thirty-five years. I have been at Primrose for nearly 10 of those years. Teaching is my true passion! Every single day is filled with learning experiences, laughter, and lots of love. Witnessing the physical and emotional development of these precious little human-beings is a true blessing to me. This Primrose family is part of the “village” that will help to teach, encourage and develop your children’s young minds.

  • Ashley Bell

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Elena Clark

    Toddler Teacher
  • Krystin Allard, Young Toddler & Toddler Support Teacher

    Krystin Allard

    Young Toddler & Toddler Support Teacher

    Hi my name is Krystin. I have worked in childcare for over a year and a half. I started at the Primrose School at Polaris in 2019. I grew up in Worthington, Ohio. I am currently studying education at Otterbein University. I love working at Primrose and getting to work with the children. As well as getting to see how they grow and all they learn!

  • Troi Turner

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Makaylah Young, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Makaylah Young

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Makaylah but a lot of people call me Mak! I have worked for Primrose since February 2021, working with all young age groups! I currently live in Columbus but I was born and raised in a small town called Piqua that is over an hour away. I’m the 3rd oldest of 7 kids! I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters! I love being part of a big family and all the craziness it brings!

    I’m currently a 4th year student at Ohio State University pursing a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in criminal justice! In my free time I enjoy walking or hiking with my boyfriend, hanging out with friends, reading crime novels, online shopping, and visiting my family as much as possible!

    I’ve worked with children in many young age groups ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old and I believe it’s a very rewarding job. I have always enjoyed seeing a child grow, develop and explore the world around them. I also love how I’m able to build a nurturing relationship with every child I meet and also a trusting relationship with parents! I love being part of the primrose family and working with all the kids!

  • Tay'Shaunna Carter

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Cailey Cooke, Preschool Teacher

    Cailey Cooke

    Preschool Teacher
  • Jessica Barton

    Preschool Teacher
  • Meagan Coultas

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Grace Hoover

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Meranda Gee, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Meranda Gee

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Hi! My name is Meranda Gee and I have been teaching Pre-Kindergarten 2 at the Primrose School at Polaris for five years now. What I love about working at Primrose at Polaris is that we are one big family working towards the goal of educating children in a loving and safe environment. I have an Associates degree in Education from The Ohio State University and I've been teaching overall for over a decade. I have plans on completing my Bachelors in Education hopefully in the near future. My favorite thing about teaching this age group is getting to watch them grow and learn. It's so rewarding to watch my students succeed with a new concept and to see how much joy it brings to them when they achieve their goal. This age is also so much fun as they are learning more about themselves and what they like and just love having fun. I am a child at heart and I love playing video games and reading books about fantasy worlds. My husband and I welcomed our baby girl into the world on June 2019 and she has brought so much joy to our lives. She is currently in the Toddler classroom and loves to come to school everyday. Our family is about to grow again in May as we prepare to welcome a little boy into the world. I look forward to getting to know more about your families over the next year and I'm so excited to get to the privilege of teaching your child.

  • Christina Marks, Kindergarten Teacher

    Christina Marks

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Marks and I am excited to be teaching your child at Primrose! Kindergarten is a fun year of growth and learning which I am sure we are both looking forward to.

    I come to Primrose with a lot of diverse experience. I started teaching in Columbus City Schools as a reading teacher at the elementary level. I recently taught reading and second grade for several years at a charter school in Columbus. I love working with children and watching them grow and succeed is rewarding for me.

    I live with my family in Powell. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my children play sports and reading.

    I look forward to meeting you soon!!

  • Erin Walsh, Kindergarten Assistant

    Erin Walsh

    Kindergarten Assistant
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Erin, I am one of the Kindergarten Assistant teachers at Primrose. I have been working at Primrose for a little bit over a year now! Primrose is the first daycare I have worked at and I love it! I started in our Young Toddler classroom and truly loved those babies. I am excited to begin this new venture with the school agers. My job is so rewarding in so many different ways! Watching the kids grow and explore the world around them brings me so much joy! It makes me so happy to see the kids learning and having fun while doing that! I was born in Chicago, but moved to Ohio and have been raised here in Westerville with my older sister! I love spending time with my family and doing anything outdoors!

  • Kari Good, Support Staff Teacher

    Kari Good

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hi! My name is Kari Good. I have been with Primrose for a year and a half now. I am currently a student at Otterbein University, majoring in P-5 education! I will obtain my bachelors of science in primary education at the end of the year, and received my associates degree in early childhood education from Columbus state in December of 2019. I love working with kids, and have been since I was about 17. It’s been a very rewarding 6 years in childcare! Over the years I have primarily worked in daycare, but also was a swim instructor for kids and a nanny. I grew up in southern Michigan, and moved to Ohio in 2012. I enjoy cooking, the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I love to learn, and I love to read. My fiancé and I spend a lot of time outside exploring during the warmer months, and watch good tv and read good books during the colder months. You’ll see me helping all around the school, which I love to do. It’s extremely rewarding helping and watching so many children learn and grow!

  • Julia Miller, Support Staff Teacher

    Julia Miller

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hello, my name is Julia Miller. I am from Westerville Ohio and still live here today. I graduated from Columbus State Community College with an associates degree in early childhood education and I am earning my bachelors degree at Otterbein University also in early childhood education. I have been working in childcare since 2015 and have been with Primrose since 2017. I went to the Delaware Career Center, in high school, for their early childhood education program and worked at Westerville’s Safety City during my summers while in high school. I love working at Primrose because the staff have become like a second family to me and they are very flexible with my schedule while I am going to school. I also love all the families at Primrose, my favorite part of being support staff is being able to go into the different classrooms throughout the years and see how the children have grown from toddlers to kindergarteners and know that I was apart of that growth just a little bit. My parents still live here in Westerville and brother and sister are attending different colleges. I also have a cat named Nala who I love very dearly and my parents have a puppy named Gemma. In my free time when I’m not at Primrose or doing home work I love doing crafts, like knitting, quilting and scrapbooking; also I visit or video chat my boyfriend who is in the Marines in a different state when I can. I am so happy to be apart of Primrose with all of you and your families.

  • Paula Sandahl

    Support Staff Teacher
  • Sophia Lytle

    Cook

Franchise Owners

Welcome! We are Ashley and Luke Clemens, the proud owners of the Primrose School at Polaris and the Primrose School of Pickerington, which opened in January 2009. We are both extremely excited to c...

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