Primrose School of Shawnee

Our Staff

  • Ms. Alyssa Bates, School Director

    Ms. Alyssa Bates

    School Director

    I am Alyssa Bates. I graduated from the University of Kansas with my Bachelor of Science degree. I have been working at Primrose School of Shawnee for over four years.  I started in the infant room and moved into the Leadership Team after a year and began using my Business Minor. I love working with all the families and children in the school. I really enjoy all the interactions with the parents and staff!  In my free time, I love spending time at the lake with my family and friends. I have a passion for lifting weights and working out!  I have two dogs, Bubba and Thad who I adore!

  • Mrs. Graham, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Graham

    Assistant Director

    I'm Nicolette Graham. I am the Assistant Director here at the Primrose School of Shawnee. I was born in Arizona, but have spent most of my life in Kansas.   I live in Edwardsville, KS with my husband, Travis and our two dogs; Dodger and  Kauffman.  Growing up my mother had her own licensed child care facility and it was her love of children that really fostered a desire in me to teach children. I have been with the Primrose Franchise for over 18 years and with Primrose School of Shawnee for four years.  I enjoy all aspects of my job, but especially getting to know our children and families.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, coloring, watching sports and spending time with my family and dogs. 

  • Ms. Baum, Assistant Director

    Ms. Baum

    Assistant Director

    Hello, I am Ms. Baum.  I have been working with children as soon as I was old enough to start babysitting at the age of thirteen.   I immediately knew that working with children was my passion and calling in life.  I went to the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in Applied Behavior Science emphasizing in Early Childhood Education/Intervention. I have worked in multiply childcare settings for the past twelve years.  My passion for children drives from the fact that I am aiding in every aspect of their growth and development.  In my free time I enjoy nutrition and fitness.  My dog, Miles, and I love to run outside any chance we get!

  • Ms. Abigail Bates, Assistant Director/Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Abigail Bates

    Assistant Director/Kindergarten Teacher

    I am Abigail Bates.  I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor Degree in Unified Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Special Education and a certification is Service Learning.  I have my teaching license which certifies me to teach birth-3rd grade.  I love working with children and seeing them build their foundation of learning!  In my free time I love going to the lake, puzzles, embroidery, and playing pickle ball!  

  • Mrs. H, Chef

    Mrs. H

    Chef

    Hi, my name is Mrs. H. I am married and have two children. I have worked in childcare for over fifteen years and have acquired culinary skills along the way. My hobbies are sewing, crafting, and I also like to create new recipes for my family outside of work. I also enjoy going to the park with my children and attending their after-school activities. I look forward to providing healthy balanced meals for your children here at the Primrose School of Shawnee.

  • Ms. Mamuric, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mamuric

    Early Preschool Teacher

    It is our pleasure to announce Ms. Mamuric as our Apple of our Eye for the month of December! Ms. Mamuric was born in Manila, Philippines and now lives in Prairie Village, KS.  She is the sixth out of eight children in her family and has a total of 20 nieces and nephews.  She is engaged to be married and has a German Shepard named Willie.  Ms. Mamuric has been teaching for 18 years in music and two and a half years in Early Education here at Primrose School of Shawnee.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in French and Music, as well as an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Her favorite thing about teaching is she loves sharing her knowledge and enjoys learning from the students.  In her spare time, Ms. Mamuric enjoys watching and going to the movies.  She loves to take hikes and enjoys going to concerts and reading.  Also, she enjoys learning new skills.  Her favorite color is purple, and her favorite food is Italian.  A few other things Ms. Mamuric would like you to know is that she enjoys traveling and loves football, baseball, and ice hockey.  We are so happy she is a part of our Primrose School of Shawnee family and appreciate her smile and her consistent care and hard work every day!

  • Ms. Schroder, Apple Of Our Eye

    Ms. Schroder

    Apple Of Our Eye
    Apple of Our Eye

    It is our pleasure to introduce Ms. Schroder as the Apple of Our Eye for the month of January!  Ms. Schroder is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K 1 Classroom.  She is originally from Kansas City, MO and currently lives in Bonner Springs, KS.  She is a proud mother of three beautiful girls.  Nah’venah and Namaya are three years old and in our Preschool 1 Classroom and Liy’Annah is 10 years old.  Ms. Schroder has 8.5 years of teaching experience.  Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the kids grow and learn each and every day.  Ms. Schroder enjoys health and fitness and doing DIY projects in her spare time.  Her favorite color is pink, and her favorite food is salad.  One more thing she would like to share about herself is she enjoys learning new things!  Thank you, Ms. Schroder, for all your hard work and dedication to the Pre-K children.  We are so happy that she is a part of our Primrose School of Shawnee family!

  • Anne Lewis, Franchise Owner

    Anne Lewis

    Franchise Owner

    “Hi, I am Anne Lewis, the owner and operator of the Primrose School of Shawnee.

    I’d like to tell you about myself, my family and my Primrose Story. Growing up, my parents instilled strong family values in me that I continue to pass on to this day. One of the most rewarding things that I have ever done is raise my children! With my children being older now, I want to get involved in the community and make a difference in the world. I aim to provide the same high standard of care that I expect for my own children. This is what led me to opening the Primrose School of Shawnee. Primrose Schools provides a nurturing environment that feels like an extension of your own family.

    Originally from Indiana, I graduated from Northern Illinois University and moved to Kansas. I have franchiser business experience and I have experience running a center and childcare. I understand the daunting challenges of balancing a career and family. At the school, I plan to handle the day-to-day operations, working closely with parents, children and staff. I am married to my awesome husband, Phil. I have three loving and amazing children; Alyssa, Abigail, and Dalton.

    Primrose Schools strives to deliver the best and most trusted early education and care. We believe that who children become is as important as what they know. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families. I am excited to bring this exceptional quality care to the Shawnee community.

    I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Primrose family!

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