Primrose School at Polaris

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Megan Stauffer, Executive Director of Operations

    Mrs. Megan Stauffer

    Executive Director of Operations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Megan 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. Lindsay Trent, Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations

    Mrs. Lindsay 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 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. Ashlee Absten, Regional Director

    Mrs. Ashlee Absten

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Ashlee Absten and I am one of the Regional Directors at 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 have a Master’s degree in Education Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University. I have been with Primrose for 5 years and have served as the Assistant Director and Director at our Canal Winchester location! I have loved watching the school, students, and teachers grow and reach milestones during this time. In my free time I love to read and spend time with my husband and 2 sons doing anything outdoors. I look forward to meeting and getting to know the children and families at all of our Primrose Schools! 

  • Mrs. Michelle Chilton, Education Coach

    Mrs. Michelle Chilton

    Education Coach

    Hello! My name is Michelle Chilton and I am the Education Coach and Curriculum Coordinator at the Primrose School at Polaris! I graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. I have eight years experience as a public school teacher. I am looking forward to being a part of Primrose's vision of educating a well rounded child. In my spare time, I like to cook new recipes, bake, spend time outside with my dogs and son, and do yoga and barre! I look forward to helping your child develop  a life-long love of learning! 

  • Mrs. Lilly Guest, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Lilly Guest

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Lilly Guest and I am an Assistant Director at Primrose! I have worked in child care for almost 8 years and started my journey working with children as a Preschool teacher. I have taught Pre-Kindergarten, toddlers, and have been a nanny for 4 years, as well. I have an Associates Degree in Early Education from Central Ohio Technical College. Being in early education, it is so rewarding to see every student develop into their own confident and unique person! I look forward to getting to see every student grow and explore while learning and having fun at the same time! In my free time I love to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers with my son and husband! I ca't wait to get to know everyone at the Primrose School at Polaris! 

  • Ms. Sabrina Twentier, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Sabrina Twentier

    Administrative Assistant

    Hello, My name is Ms. Sabrina 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 absolutley 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. Jennifer Powell, Explorers Teacher

    Mrs. Jennifer Powell

    Explorers Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, My name is Ms. Jennifer 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 Bukceyes 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. Meranda Gee, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Meranda Gee

    Pre-Kindergarten 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.

  • Mrs. Andee Saucier, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Andee Saucier

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

     Hello, my name is Mrs. Andee Saucier and I am a Preschool teacher here at Primrose! I am recently returning to the child care field after a career in retail. What I love about teaching is the opportunity to see that moment of understanding or "aha!" moment children have when learning. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, husband, daughter, and 2 dogs at home. We love going to parks, zoos, and museums.  I am so excited to see and get to know the family's here at Primrose and watch the children grow! 

  • Ms. Meagan Coultas, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Meagan Coultas

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hi! My name is Meagan Coultas. 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!

  • Mrs. Martie Conklin, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Martie Conklin

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, My name is Ms. Martie Conklin and I am a Preschool teacher here at Primrose. I have worked in childcare for many years and love working with children when they are young and watching their minds grow and how they work. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and I am licensed by the State of Ohio to teach Kindergarten-8th grade. I spent 2 years as a classroom teacher and over 13 years as a substitute teacher. In my free time, I love watching TV and movies and spending time with my husband and daughter. I love traveling and especially to Las Vegas, Nevada! I am actively involved in my church and love working in the nursery. I am very excited to get to know everyone at the Primrose School at Polaris. 

  • Ms. Grace Hoover, Food Science Teacher

    Ms. Grace Hoover

    Food Science Teacher

    Hello, My name is Ms. Grace Hoover and I am the food science teacher here at Primrose School of Polaris. I am very excited to fuel growing minds with healthy and delicious food here at Primrose! I am from New Albany, OH and have a daughter of my own at Primrose. I love watching my students voices and personalities grow as they start with our school. I previously worked with Hilliard City Schools as a Progam Leader for the before and after school program. I have worked with Primrose since November 2021 and love coming to work and seeing the children grow. I am so excited to get to know all of the children and families here! 

  • Ms. Jessica Barton, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jessica Barton

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Jessica Barton and I am a Preschool teacher here at Primrose. I started at Primrose as a Preschool teacher several years ago before doing a short stint working as a Special Education Aide and then returning to Primrose because I missed teaching so much! My background and experience is mostly in Preschool Education but I actually started my teaching journey working at a local zoo in Florida where I led curriculum based programs for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Outside of teaching I love animals, spending time with my niece, snuggling my cat, and enjoying the outdoors! I have been with the Primrose School at Polaris for 1 year and am excited to continue my journey here!  

  • Ms. Tay'Shaunna Carter, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Tay'Shaunna Carter

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Tay'Shaunna 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. Yelena Clark, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Yelena Clark

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Yelena and this is my first year working at the Primrose School! I have a lot of experience working as a caregiver and I absolutely love it! I’ve received my Associate of Applied Science from Cuyahoga Community College in 2013. Previously, I’ve worked providing Occupational Therapy Services to children and adults of all ages at various settings. I am very passionate about helping children learn! I enjoy spending time with my family, taking nature walks and reading books.  I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Angela Curbelo, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Angela Curbelo

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Angela Curbelo and I am a teacher here at Primrose. I am just starting my career with Primrose but have worked with middle school kids previously. In my free time I love to sing and draw. I also love green tea and love watching animated shows and movies. I aspire to be a co,mic book artist one day! My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the kids grow and learn new things! I am excited to get to know all of the families and students at Primrose! 

  • Ms. Jacobi Bardon, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jacobi Bardon

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms.Jacobi Bardon and I am a Young Toddler teacher here at the Primrose School at Polaris! I am so excited to get to know all of the children and parents! I started working for Primrose in November, 2022. I have experience working with children as a swim coach! In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, spending time with friends and of course swimming! 

  • Mrs. Kathy Clokey, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. 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.

  • Mrs. Shubra Sachdev, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Shubra Sachdev

    Support Teacher

    Hello, My name is Shubra and I am a teacher at the Primrose School of Polaris. I have a Masters Degree in Psychology with Child Development and 15 years of invaluable work experience with the Corporate Sector in Human Resources & Program Management. I have two wonderful daughters under the age of two and my love for children led me to a second career in Childcare! I truly believe every child deserves a happy teacher more than a perfect teacher. I am an energetic and encouraging adult to help them discover, learn and grow.  I'm excited to be part of the team and look forward to getting to know the children, their families and growing with Primrose Schools!

  • Mrs. Chelsae Costa, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Chelsae Costa

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs.Chelsae Costa. I am a support staff teacher at the Primrose School at Polaris! I graduated from The Ohio State University and I am a proud Buckeye! My husband and I have 3 dogs and a snake. I have experience working with children at the YMCA and Stepping Stones. I am thrilled to be a teacher at the  Primrose School at Polaris! I can't wait to watch all of the children learn and grow each day!

    P.S. I LOVE Disney and I am fluent in Disney quotes! :) 

  • Mrs. Patricia Logue, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Patricia Logue

    Support Teacher
  • 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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