Primrose School at Polaris

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Stauffer, Executive Director of Operations

    Mrs. Stauffer

    Executive Director of Operations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Stauffer and I am the Executive Director of Operations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. 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. Trent. I am the Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. 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. I was the School Director at the Primrose School at Pinnacle for four years; I was a Preschool teacher, Pre-Kindergarten teacher, and Curriculum Coordinator at another Primrose location. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Hopkins, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Hopkins

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is KelliAnne Hopkins. I am the Assistant Director at the Primrose School at Polaris. I have been working in childcare since 2017 and have always had a passion for education and helping others. I love working with children and their families to help provide the best learning experience possible and am excited to grow at Primrose. I have been happily married since 2021 and we recently welcomed our first child in October 2022. Outside of work I enjoy traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and vacationing at Walt Disney World. I am looking forward to meeting all of the families here at Primrose! 

  • Ms. Twentier, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Twentier

    Administrative Assistant

    Hello, My name is Ms. Twentier and I am the Administrative Assistant at the Primrose School at Polaris! I grew up in western Pennsylvania but moved to Columbus, OH when my son was 7 years old. I have also lived in Phoenix, AZ! I recently moved back to Columbus to be closer to my now adult son. During my time in Arizona, I also worked as an Administrative Assistant at a Primrose school and absolutely loved it!  In my free time I love hiking and exploring in the desert. My favorite thing about working with children is talking with them and getting to know their personalities. I am very grateful to be able to meet and get to know all of the families at the Primrose School at Polaris!

  • Mrs. Powell, Explorers Teacher

    Mrs. Powell

    Explorers Teacher

    Hello, My name is Mrs. Powell and I am the Explorers teacher here at Primrose! I recently moved back to Ohio from Naperville, Illinois where I lived for 20 years. My family and I are huge Buckeyes fans and are thrilled be back amongst our fellow Buckeyes! My husband and I have 2 sons who are 24 and 25 years old. I have been a Preschool teacher for the past 18 years and can truly say teaching is my passion. I love every minute that I am with my students. I am excited to work with a wonderful team and looking forward to working with the families and students at the Primrose School at Polaris, too! 

  • Mrs. Gee, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Gee

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. 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.

  • Mr. Booth, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Booth

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Mrs. Broderick, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Broderick

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Broderick. I have been a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Primrose since September 2021 and have loved seeing each child learn and grow every day! Finding new ways to help them be creative, solve problems, and build confidence in themselves is such a rewarding experience.

    I graduated from Otterbein University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Psychology. I am passionate about reading and writing, and hope to publish a book someday. Fostering a love for reading in each child is important to me, and our story time in class is one of my favorite parts of the day!

    I currently live in Westerville, Ohio. Some of my favorite things are thrifting, yoga, coffee, and my two cats.

    I can’t wait to meet you and your family!

  • Ms. Hodge, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Hodge

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Andrea Hodge and I am the Preschool teacher here at Primrose Polaris. I am a proud mother and grandmother. I love spending time with children and my family. I also really love music and dancing. Reading is a pastime I love. I am so excited to get to work at the Polaris location and care for all of the children. 

  • Ms. Carter, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Carter

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Carter. I have been an Early Preschool Teacher since September of 2021, at Primrose of Polaris. I was born in Dayton, OH and moved to Columbus when I was young. I attended Westerville Central High School and Delaware Career Center for Early Education. I have always had a passion for working with children and am very excited to watch little humans learn and grow! No matter the career, I know I am destined to help shape the minds of the future. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, binge watch tv, and travel.

     

     

  • Ms. McDowell, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. McDowell

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms.McDowell and I am an  Early Preschool Teacher at Primrose.  I grew up in Columbus and attended Westerville Central high school. I started babysitting and tutoring for the kids in my neighborhood  and discovered my passion for teaching. I am excited to meet all the kids and can't wait to make a positive impact in their lives here at Primrose Polaris.  

     

  • Ms. Harvey, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Harvey

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Kelsie Harvey and I am the Early Preschool teacher here at Primrose! I grew up in Newark, Ohio where I went to and graduated from Northridge High School. I then contiued my edcuation at Columbus State Community College for 2 years. I am new to childcare, but I feel like I was lead to work with children based on how much I enjoy spending time with my family as well as watching and playing with my nieces and nephews. I really enjoy going camping in the summer and having family game nights. I am excited to build relationships with the teachers, students and familes here at the Primrose School of Polaris. 

  • Ms. Goins, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Goins

    Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello my name is Ms. Miyoshi Goins and I am a Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I began working as a childcare teacher in high school and continued working with the children at my local church. There I worked with children ranging from ages 2-5. I enjoyed teaching them how to recognize letters, shapes and numbers. I am looking forward to working with every child and making an impact here at Primrose

  • Ms. Lama, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Lama

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is  Ms. Lama and I am a  Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I am originally from Nepal and have a Bachelors Degree in Humanities and Social Studies. I have 3 years experience working with children in the toddler age group.  I love interacting with them and learning more about their personalities. I am very excited to use my skills to make a positive impact on the lives of the children here at Primrose. 

     

  • Ms. Silwal, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Silwal

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Silwal and I am a young Toddler Teacher here at Primrose. I grew up in Nepal and graduated from high school in Nepal. I also have a Bachelors in Nursing from Bangalore, India.  I am married and have one beautiful daughter. I enjoy playing and interacting with her. I love taking care of kids and watching them grow. I am so excited to be part of the Primrose Polaris team. I look forward to getting to know all the kids and thier families. 

  • Ms. O'Connors, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. O'Connors

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. O'Connors and I am the Young Toddlers Teacher here at Primrose. I grew up in Mechanicsburg Ohio but moved to NC for 3 years and graduated high school there. Growing up, I loved working with kids in the church or at home with family. I love being a part of their development. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose family and also look forward to teaching

     

  • Ms. Salyers, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Salyers

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Dakota Salyers and I am an infant teacher here at the Primrose School of Polaris. I graduated high school from Amanda Clear Creek and Eastland Career Center. I would love to continue my education at Columbus State as an Early Childhood Education major with a focus in Special Education. In my free time, I enjoy attending conventions, playing video games, hiking and taking photographs. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the families and students here at Primrose.

  • Ms. Brooks, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Brooks

    Infant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Brooks and I am a Infant Teacher here at Primrose.  I grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Lakota High School. I love being a safe space for children to express themselves and grow.  I’m so excited to be a part of the Primrose at Polaris team and so happy to be with the kids here and to know all the families.

     

  • Ms. Vesia Pacheco, Support Teacher

    Ms. Vesia Pacheco

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Camila Vesia Pacheco and I am a Support teacher here at Primrose. I am an older sister and cousin and I've always loved taking care of children! I am from Venezuela and came to the United States 2 years ago. I love it here as much as I do my home country. I am very excited to get to know everyone and to watch the students reach new goal every day!

  • Ms. Marquez, Support Teacher

    Ms. Marquez

    Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Marquez and I am a Support Teacher here at Primrose.  I grew up in Saint Henry Ohio and graduated from Ohio University, majoring in Psychology and Social Services. Growing up, I loved working with children and look forward to being a part of their journey here at Primrose. 

     

  • Ms. Christie, Chef

    Ms. Christie

    Chef

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Maureen Christie and I am the Chef at Primrose! I have lived in Westerville for more than 20 years and have been raising my family in this wonderful community! When my children were young I was an elementary school volunteer and had the chance to connect with children as a room parent, girl scout leader, and even a 1st grade teacher's assistant. Most recently I worked in a middle school as a cook for 9 years. I have been honored to be able to see so many children grow and thrive and am excited for the opportunity to held guide the children at Primrose on their journey, as well! 

  • 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 Polaris. 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 Westerville 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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