Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Rogers

Our Staff

  • Mrs.  Gelling, Director

    Mrs. Gelling

    Director

    Mrs. Amber Gelling was born and raised near Blue Earth, MN. More recently, she has lived in Faribault, MN and moved to Big Lake, MN, in 2019. Mrs. Gelling has an Associates Degree in Child Development, and is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education from Walden University. Mrs. Gelling has over 20 years of experience running and managing Head Start centers/programs. She and her husband, Josh, have 5 daughters and they also include 4 dogs and 1 duck to round out their brood. In her free time, Mrs. Gelling is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to fish, hike, and camp. She also enjoys photography, mexican food and country/rock music.

  • Ms. Aldana, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Aldana

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Aldana is from Fargo, ND, now living in MInnetonka, MN. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Aspen University in Denver, CO. Ms. Aldana has worked with children for the last 7 years, between Hopkins Public School District and other early education/childcare centers. She loves taking care of our infants. In her free time, Ms. Aldana enjoys listening to country music and spending time with her twin cats, Mickie & Minnie.

  • Mrs. Craft, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Craft

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Craft is from Coon Rapids, MN, although she spent 20+ years living all over the U.S. She attended UW-Madison for 3 years, and then went on to enroll in the School of Education at St. Cloud State where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Craft has taught various grade levels at an elementary level (K-8) and also received a Montessori certification which she has leveraged in teaching early education ranging from infant through 3rd grade. Mrs. Craft currently lives in Elk River with her husband, 3 daughters, and numerous pets.

  • Ms. Georges, Assistant Teacher, Infants

    Ms. Georges

    Assistant Teacher, Infants

    Ms. Georges was born and raised in Wisconsin Dells, WI, eventually making her way to Anoka, MN where she currently resides. Ms. Georges earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from St. Cloud State University. Her experience includes a role as a Paraprofessional with elementary age children, as well as working in childcare with younger children. In addition, Ms. Georges spent 8 years in the MN Army National Guard with one overseas deployment in teh Moddle East. In her free time, Ms. Georges enjoys spending time with family and her dog, Meela.

  • Mrs. Jansky, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Jansky

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Jansky is from West Bend, WI, currently living with her family in Big Lake, MN. She has earned a Child Development Associate certificate (CDA) and 5 years of experience working with young children in an Early Education center environment. Mrs. Jansky's family includes her husband, Jordin, and daughter, Alexis, who is also a Primrose student. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crocheting and spending time with family. She also loves country music, asian food, and mystery/thriller books and movies.

  • Ms. Morris, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Morris

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Morris is originally from Lapeer, Michigan and made her way to Minnesota to attend North Central University in Minneapolis where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Children's Ministry. Mrs. Morris has 4 years of early education and childcare experience, in addition to 14 years of being a nanny. Ms. Morris has a brother and many cousins who are like siblings, and a cat named Noah. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, trying out new restaurants and coffee shops and working out.

  • Mrs. Nichols, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Nichols

    Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Nichols has lived in Minnesota, Louisiana and North Carolina over many years, and currently resides in Elk Rover with her husband, Ken. Mrs. Nichols has 2 grown children, as well as 2 dogs, Groot & Gamora. Mrs. Nichols attended Guildford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC, pursuing her credentials in Early Childhood Education. She has many years of experience, specifically with toddlers and says that she loves this age "because of their curiosity and sweetness." In her free time, Mrs. Nichols enjoys going on adventures with her husband, watching scary movies with her son and shopping with her daughter. She also enjoys board games with friends and family.

  • Ms. Oppegard, Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Oppegard

    Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Taylor Oppegard (Ms. "O") is from Mendota Heights, MN, now living in Zimmerman, MN. Ms. Oppegard earned her Associates Degree in Education Foundations and is currently completing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at St. Cloud State University. She has held positions in early education/childcare for over 5 years. Ms. "O" is engaged to be married to her fiancé, Nick, and includes her black lab, Rhett, in her family, as well. In her free time, Ms. "O" enjoys photography, going up north with friends/family and riding on trails with her side-by-side. Some other favorites include pizza and sushi, country music and anything chocolate!

  • Ms. Rogers

    Teacher's Assistant

    Ms. Rogers is originally from Eveleth, MN, currently residing in Plymouth. She loves children of all ages and works as a float Assistant Teacher for several of our classrooms/age groups. Ms. Rogers started babysitting at the age of 12, has worked in childcare centers for 4 years, as well as nannying for 3 years. She earned her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) from Mesabi Range College in Virginia, MN. Ms. Rogers has an 11 year old son, Aiden, and 8 year old daughter, Peyton, (who is a school age student here at Primrose). In her spare time, she loves sports, spending time outside, reading and traveling.

  • Mrs. Solem, Preschool/Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Solem

    Preschool/Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Solem grew up on a farm in Worthington, Minnesota, and now resides in Rogers with her family. Mrs. Solem earned her Bachelors degree in Early Education from SDSU in Brookings, SD and has been working in early education and child care for twenty years. Mrs. Solem finds joy in witnessing a child learn something new and sharing "light bulb moments" with parents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going hiking, and going to Twins games.

  • Ms. Winter, Chef/Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Winter

    Chef/Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Winter is a native of MN, currently residing in Elk River. She has had the opportunity to live, travel and work in amazing places like Colorado, Texas and Wyoming. Ms. Winter attended University of MN and received her degree in Psychology. She loves to cook and has run/managed large kitchen operations such as Texas Christian University where she prepared thousands of meals to students each day. In her spare time, Ms. Winter enjoys spending her time with family, playing piano, reading, off-road racing, snowmobiling and training horses (very adventurous)!

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Welcome to the Primrose School of Rogers, proudly serving the Twin Cities northwest metro communities of Rogers, St. Michael, Otsego, Dayton and surrounding areas. Laura and Scott Johnsrud are the ...

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