Rogers, MN 55374 (763) 760-3732 Hours M-F 7:00AM-5:30PM
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Mrs. Gearen grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and currently resides with her husband and 3 busy teenage children in Plymouth, MN. Mrs. Gearen has many years of experience in leadership positions related to child care services. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Mary's University.
With the limited free time she has, Mrs. Gearen enjoys watching her kids' activities, playing board games with family and friends, power-walking, and boxing.
Mrs. Youngs is from Zimmerman, MN. She has over 15 years of childcare experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.from Arizona State University. She stays very busy with her husband and 3 children, and is also a proud Primrose parent.
In her free time, Mrs. Youngs enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking. She works with animal rescue and also loves to explore national parks with her family.
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 over 7 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.
Mrs. Garcia-Cortes is originally from Morelia Mochoacan, Mexico. She currently resides in Maple Grove, MN, with her husband and two daughters. Mrs. Garcia-Cortes has over 4 years of childcare experience and has her Child Development Associates certificate. In her freetime, Mrs. Garcia-Cortes enjoys watching movies with her family.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Garcia-Cortes is bilingual.
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. Hiltner is from Monticello, MN. She has over 5 years experience in childcare. Currently, Mrs. Hiltner is working on her Child Developmfent Associates certificate. She is also a proud Primrose parent! Mrs. HIltner lives in St. Michael, MN with her husband and new daughter.
In her free time, Mrs. Hiltner enjoys boating and spending time with family.
Mrs. Holland is from Albertville, MN. She has over 15 years experience in child care and has earned her Child Development Associates certificate. Mrs. Holland attended Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK, where she earned credits in Early Childhood Education.
In her free time, Mrs. Holland enjoys being with her family including her fiance and 3 teenage children.
Ms. Wood grew up and currently resides in Rogers. She has over 5 years of experience in childcare and has educational background in Liberal Arts from Hennepin Tech College. Ms. Wood lives with her son, who is also a Primrose student.
Fun Fact: Ms. Wood's favorited weekend activity is playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Mrs. Faulk is originally from Poland, currently residing in Elk River, MN, with her husband and 2 children. Mrs. Faulk has 5+ years of experience as a teacher and tutor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from St. Catherine University.
In her free time, Mrs. Faul enjoys spending time with her family, reading and listening to podcasts. She also enjoys crafting and baking.
Mrs. Hendrickson grew up in Sartell, MN. She has 3 years of childcare experience. Mrs. Hendrickson has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State. She is also a Primrose parent! Mrs.
In her free time, Mrs. Hendrickson enjoys walks, reading, and spending time with family.
Ms. Lahai is from Big Lake, MN. She has 2 1/2 years of experience in childcare and is currently pursuing a degree in Biology from Concordia University.
Fun Fact: Ms. Lahai's favorite food is shrimp and she enjoys discovering new places to eat in her free time, especially for brunch. Ms. Lahai also speaks a little bit of French.
Ms. Lahai is originally from Minneapolis, currently residing in Big Lake, MN. She has 3 years of childcare experience . Ms. Lahai is currently taking classes related to early childhood development.
Ms. Lahai loves spending time with family in her free time.
Fun fact: Ms. Lahai's name originates from Africa and means "to celebrate."
Ms. Hansen is from Big Lake, MN. She has over 7 years of childcare experience. Ms. Hansen has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science/Psychology.
In her free time, Ms. Hansen enjoys watching & collecting movies, and photography.
Mrs. Gast is from Rogers, MN. She has over 25 years of experience teaching in an early childhood environment and received her Child Development Associate's Degree from Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, SD. Mrs. Gast lives with her husband and two teenage children in Rogers.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.
Mrs. Pedersen in originally from Chester, SD, currently residing with her husband in Rogers, MN. She has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from South Dakota State University, and has completed many hours of student teaching in addition to leading one of our Preschool classrooms. We also appreciate Mrs. Pedersen's service as a member of the Air National Guard.
In her free time, Mrs. Pedersen enjoys hiking and working out.
Ms. Grundy is from Brooklyn Park, MN. She has 2 years of childcare experience and recently earned her Bacherlor's degree in Early Childhood Studies.
Ms. Grundy's favorite weekend activity is sleeping in and spending time with family.
Ms. Wilson is from Rogers, MN. She has over 4 years of childcare experience and received her degree in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
In her free time, Ms. Wilson enjoys hiking and sleeping.
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 over twenty five 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.
Fun fact: Ms. Solem's maiden name is Rogers and she lives in Rogers!
Ms. Sterusky is our wonderful chef. She is originally from Zimmerman, MN, currently residing in Rogers. She has many years of experience cooking in many environments including restaurants, senior living, and childcare. She has a Degree in multi media design from UW-Stout, as well as a ServSafe certification. Ms. Sterusky lives wither her teenage daughter and, in her free time, she enjoys reading and painting.
Ms. Sandberg is from Elk River, MN. She has over 1 year of experience in childcare and is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate's certificate.
In her free time, Ms. Sandberg enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, and painting.
Ms. Selbitschka is from Big Lake, MN. Her interest in childcare grew from her experience nannying and baby sitting for young children. Currently, she is pursiuing a Child Development Associates certificate and is expected to complete her certificate in December, 2022.
Ms. Selbistschka's favorite free time activity is shopping!
Ms. Murray is from Monticello, MN. Prior to Primrose, Ms. Murray taught children at a YMCA camp, as well as teaching dance to young children. Ms. Murray received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Northwestern in St. Paul.
Ms. Murray is an avid dancer having grown up in her family's dance studio. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends & her dog.
Ms. Calva is originally from Buffalo, MN. She supports many of our classrooms and will soon be a proud Primrose parent herself! Ms. Calva plans to complete her Child Development Associates certificate in early 2023.
In her free time, she enjoys singing, writing and writing her own comics.
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 local Owners and are thrilled to be part of the Primrose family, which operates 400+ schools nationwide with 17 in the Twin Cities metro area (and growing).
Laura and Scott live in Maple Grove with their two children, Taylor and Zach. We are avid fans of our kids’ sports teams (hockey, soccer, dance), and stay actively involved through both business and community endeavors. While our children are now teenagers, our family is well versed in the challenges associated with finding ongoing quality childcare where our children could thrive.As long time corporate employees, we have experienced the frustrations (and even distress) created by having to balance demanding careers with the desire for our children to have the most positive and optimal experience possible during their time outside of our care. Like all parents, we wanted our children to be safe, loved and nurtured. We wanted them to not only grow in their learning, but to also experience a fun and happy environment each day. Over many years, we experienced options that provided some of these components, but never the optimal experience incorporating all of these elements that we felt were so critical for our young children.
As Primrose entered the Twin Cities market and began to flourish and grow their presence, we were fortunate to become aware of the brand and its mission through personal family connections. Since Primrose has been so well received in our Twin Cities communities, we couldn’t help but take notice and wanted to know more. The belief that “Who children become is as important as what they know” is at the core of the exclusive Primrose Balanced Learning® curriculum. Our time-tested and research-informed approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.
We are so excited about the children and families that we serve, the community that we are part of, and the exceptional academic and character building programs that our children experience. We welcome you to visit us anytime and look forward to growing our local Primrose family!