Primrose School of Solon

Our Staff

  • Tanisha Williams, School Director

    Tanisha Williams

    School Director

    Hello I am Tanisha! I have lived in the Cleveland area my whole life! I have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I have spent the last 8 years working in child care, I have worked with all age groups and also as an Assistant Director and Curriculum Director! I love to go shopping and travel! My favorite children's book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! The Primrose character I most relate to is Libby. We both believe in Fairness, and always being truthful!

  • Cortnie Burton, Assistant Director

    Cortnie Burton

    Assistant Director

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Miss Cortnie, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have one daughter; her name is Brooklyn. I have been in childcare for over 8 years now with an educational background. Teaching is my passion with the love for learning. I love being an educator. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Cortnie Burton

    Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

    Child care experience: 8 years
    Education Background:3 years at Virginia Union University with a background in Early Childhood and 2 years at Cleveland State with a minor in special education.

    Favorite food: Chicken and any spicy food

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies with my daughter

    Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Seuss book!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og; we both love to read

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new children and finishing my education.
  • Vjolica Majo, Younger Infant Teacher

    Vjolica Majo

    Younger Infant Teacher

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    I’m Vjollca MaJo ! I want to tell you a little about my self.

    I’m from Solon, Ohio, I have tone of experience in childcare. My Passion is working with the Baby’s, I have 5 years experience I love being an Infant teacher. I also have my B.S. in Chemistry. My favorite food is Fish I love seafood. My favorite weekend activity baking and traveling with my family. What I’m most excited about this school year Meeting new friends and kids.

    Hometown: Solon, Ohio

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education Background: B.S. in Chemistry
    Favorite food: Fish

    Favorite weekend activity: Baking and Traveling

    Favorite children’s book: First 100 word, The Cat In The Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new friends and kids

  • Olivia White, Younger Infant Teacher

    Olivia White

    Younger Infant Teacher

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    My name is Ms. Olivia. I love working with the Infant 3 class and am proud to be a part of the Primrose team. The children bring me so much joy.My favorite children’s book s The Cat in the Hat.I enjoy watching movies on the weekend and eating Steak Sandwiches.I most relate to Libby the Cow.

    Name:Olivia White

    Hometown:Garfield Heights, OH

    Child care experience:I have experience in being a floater and infant teacher

    Education Background: High School Diploma and attending Tri-C Community College
    Favorite food: Steak Sandwiches

    Favorite weekend activity: watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: watching the kids grow and know I played a part in their development

  • Sherrie Burton, Older Infant Teacher

    Sherrie Burton

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hi, I’m Ms. Burton As a teacher I help in developing curriculums and provided learning tools for the children. As an administrator I set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies, procedures, and programs Once you get in where you fit in it becomes easy and once you start operating in your gift it will make room for other opportunities. Grow where your planted!

    Name: Sherrie Burton

    Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

    Child care experience: I've worked as a caregiver for both adults and children for over 20 years; 15 of those years have been working in the childcare industry.
    Favorite food: All of my mother’s cooking is my favorite, but if I had to cook my favorite food it probably chicken.

    Favorite weekend activity: I love bargain shopping! Couponing, garage sales and thrift stores. I do very little shopping for myself. Most of my shopping is for my family. I have a great eye for things. (I got that from my grandmother).

    .Favorite children’s book: Children books of the bible


    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy’s characteristic describes me to a T! In everything I do I take pride in it. Being the oldest sibling means I have to set the example and provide the leadership my mother passed down to me…I don’t mind being the mother hen for my siblings.
    What I’m most excited about this school year: That we can help the parents through this pandemic by providing excellent childcare for their children. This would be one less worry for them.

  • Anece Smith, Toddler Teacher

    Anece Smith

    Toddler Teacher

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    I’m Miss Smith! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am very passionate about children of all ages. I love to learn from and with them. If I am not doing something to help children, then I am doing something for myself. I love any self care routines – a hot bath, hair day, watching movies, and relaxing. I am looking forward to working with children for as long as I can and I am very excited to start here at The Primrose School of Solon.

    Name: Anece Smith

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Child care experience: 1 year professionally, 3 years with godchild

    Education Background: BA Business Managment

    Favorite food: Air Fried Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Adulting (and getting laundry done)

    Favorite children’s book: Anything Dr. Suess

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Helping my toddlers grow!

  • Kimberly King, Early Preschool Teacher

    Kimberly King

    Early Preschool Teacher

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    I’m Miss King! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m From Cleveland and have been in Solon since 2008. I graduated from Solon High School. I attended Cleveland State and Tri-C for Early Child education. My favorite thing to eat is all seafood.I love to spend weekend with my friend and Family. What I’m most excited about this school year I’m most excited to help my young friends grow into their own personalities and prepare them for Preschool.

    Name: Kimberly King
    Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
    Child care experience: I’ve been working with children 4 years
    Education Background Cleveland State University , and Tri-C
    Favorite food: Seafood
    Favorite weekend activity Games night with my Family and Friends
    Favorite children’s book: The Narnia Chronicles
    Primrose character I most relate to Erwin because my Friendships mean the world to me.
    What I’m most excited about this school year I’m most excited to help my young friends grow into their own personalities and prepare them for Preschool.

  • Ileen Mercurio, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ileen Mercurio

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Ms. Mercurio! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’ve been working in child care over 24 years and I’ve had the pleasure of working with all age groups. I graduated from Mayfield High School. What I like to do in my personal time is going out to dinner with my husband and reading true stories. What I’m most excited the most learning more about you and your family.

  • Ashley Bond, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ashley Bond

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other. I’m Ashley Bond. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from Houston ,Tx. I got a lot of my child care experience from babysitting family and friend. I have Associate of Arts from Cuyahoga Community College. My favorite food is Chicken Quesadillas. My favorite Weekend activity Reading, and Painting. My Favorite Children book is “Good Night Moon”. What I’m most excited about this school year is getting to know each child and watch them grow.

     

     

  • Alylah Gooch, Early Preschool Teacher

    Alylah Gooch

    Early Preschool Teacher

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    I’m Alyah Gooch. I’m for Elyria, I’ve have been working with children since I was 10 by baby sitting and working children at my church community center. Have my High school diploma. My favorite food Japanese's foods. My favorite weekend activity Drawing My favorite children book Goosebumps. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Og I love to read. What I’m most excited about this school year is watching the children learn and grow.

     

  • Lena White, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Lena White

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

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    Hi! My name is Lena. I graduated from Garfield Heights High School.I have been here for 5 months and ILOVE IT! On the weekend I catch up with my paperwork and homework.I am majoring in Emergency Medical Tech and a minor is psychology. I am an undercover book worm.I relate to all Primrose Characters. I am excited to meet new friends and making memories.

    Name: Lena White

    Hometown: Garfield Heights, OH

    Child care experience:Primrose School
    Education Background High School Diploma and working on Emergency Med Tech Degree

    Favorite food: n/a

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and finishing homework

    Favorite children’s book: Good Night Moon

    Primrose character I most relate to: All of them- I think they are all great J

    What I’m most excited about this school year: meeting new friends and making memories

  • Chamille Cotton, Preschool Teacher

    Chamille Cotton

    Preschool Teacher

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    My name is Ms. Chamille and I wanted tell you about myself.

    I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I have one son whom I love dearly. I've been in the field for 15 years in the following roles of Teacher, Family Service worker, and Director. I have 2 degrees and currently working on my masters in Leadership graduating in October of 2022. I love Chicken, steak, Pineapples, Strawberries. On the weekends I enjoy activities with my fiancé and son. I love all the Eric Carle Books, Dr. Seuss and Pete The Cat. The Character I relate to the most is Ewin, Molly, Peanut, and Percy. This School year I am excited about enriching the minds of our young learners.

     

     

  • Michelle Martin, Preschool Teacher

    Michelle Martin

    Preschool Teacher

     

     

    Hello Friends! My name is Mrs. Martin. I’m from Massillon, OH but currently reside in Sagamore Hills. I am new to working in child care but I have babysat many children and also have 2 boys of my own. After graduating high school I went to Stark State College for Graphic Design, later left to work in health care. Decided to change courses and wanted to become a teacher. My favortie food Pieogies and ice Cream. Favorite weekend activity is spending quality time with my family. My What I'm most  excited about this school year watching the children grow, as well as myself.

     

     

  • Symphony Jacob, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Symphony Jacob

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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    Hi! My name is Symphony Jacobs. I live In Bainbridge, Ohio. And I graduated from Kenston High School in 2009. I have my BA on  Psychology. I’ve taught Preschool for 3 collectively years, and I also nanny for 10 years. My favorite Food is Pizza with pineapples, and Veggie burgers. My favorite weekend activity is acrylic painting, reading ,and family time. My favorite children’s book is “Are you my Mother”, “Alice in Wonderland” , and all Eric Caroles books. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Og , I love to read. What I’m most excited abut this year this school year is watching the children grow and teach them new things

     

  • Dennisse Colon, Pre-kindergarten Teacher

    Dennisse Colon

    Pre-kindergarten Teacher

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    Hi! My name Dennisse Colon. I was born in Cleveland Ohio But I’m originally from Puerto Rico. My First child care experience started when I took care of my family members and I really enjoyed it a lot. I graduated from Garfield Heights Highschool with a G.P.A 3.1. My favorite food is anything beside veggies. I love to hang with friend on the weekend. My favorite Children book is “A Bad Case of Strips” The Primrose Character I most related to is a little bit of all of them. I’m exited about this year is growing as a person with the kids.

    Name: Dennisse Colon
    Hometown: Cleveland ,OH and from Puerto Rico
    Child care experience: Taking care of family members.
    Education Background: Graduated from Highschool
    Favorite food: Hot Chips, Quesadillas, Mild Wings
    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my friends
    Favorite children’s book: A Bad Case of Stripes By” David Shannon
    Primrose character I most relate to: All of them
    What I’m most excited about this school year: Growing as a person and meeting all the news kids

  • Jacob Bell, Explorer Teacher

    Jacob Bell

    Explorer Teacher

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    Hello! My name is Jacob I grew up in, Ashtabula OH. I Teach at a few Summer Camps over the past couple of years. I'm currently attending Tri-C and I’m in the EMS program I love sports and working with Children. My favorite book is The Ispy book, and Character I relate the most is Mia because I love to be active.

    Name: Jacob
    Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
    Child care experience: Summer Camp
    Education Background: High School Diploma, Tri-C
    Favorite food: Steak
    Favorite weekend activity: Watching the Browns on Sunday
    Favorite children’s book: Ispy Book
    Primrose character I most relate to is Mia I love to be Active
    What I’m most excited about this school year I’m most excited about helping the kids learn new things.

  • Destinee Reeder, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Destinee Reeder

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

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    I’m Destinee Reeder! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from Bedford, Ohio. I have 5 years of Early Childhood experience, and I’ve worked all age groups. I Have my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood education. My Favorite food is Seafood boil and Salmon. Favorite weekend activity is going bowling and hanging with friends. My favorite children book is Brown bear. The Primrose Character I relate to the most of Og. What I’m most excited about this school year is learning new skills to use in the future

     

  • Kari Shimits, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Kari Shimits

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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    I’m Ms. Shimits, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have three sons ages 14, 10, and 4. I love being outside and gardening or making fairy gardens. I am the oldest of my 5 siblings. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Kari Shimits

    Hometown: Solon, Ohio

    Child care experience: I have worked in childcare for over 17 years and with all age groups.

    Education Background:Solon High School

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my 3 boys and gardening.

    Favorite children’s book: Rainbow fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: I relate most with Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m most excited to see how much our friends grow and learn throughout the year. I am also excited to make new friends.

  • Alicia Curry, Explores Teacher

    Alicia Curry

    Explores Teacher

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    Hi! My name is Alicia Curry. My home town is Maple. My experience with Child Care is babysitting and now Primrose. I graduated from Maple High School. I love to Relaxing and catching up on the latest show. My favorite children’s book is Junie B Jones The primrose character I relate the most to is Billy. I am very excited to be part of the students milestones.

    Name: Hometown: Maple, OH
    Child care experience: babysitting
    Education Background: High School Diploma
    Favorite food:. Chicken
    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing and watching Television
    Favorite children’s book: Junie B Jones
    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy because I’m really good in solving problems
    What I’m most excited about this school year: watching the children grow and seeing their milestones

  • Abigail Pike, Infant Support Staff

    Abigail Pike

    Infant Support Staff

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    I'm Abigail ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am from Ashtabula, OH. I’ve been Nannying for family and friends for a couple of years. I’m attending Tri-C and Majoring in Interior design and obtain my Real estate license. I live with my boyfriend and my cat Wyatt.I am excited to watch the children learn and grow this year.


  • Dave and Jana Massary, Franchise Owner

    Dave and Jana Massary

    Franchise Owner

    Hello, we are Dave and Jana Massary, the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Solon. In 2012, we opened our first preschool, the Primrose School of Hudson. We have seen the positive impact of the school's exceptional teachers and Balanced Learning curriculum has on our students, their families and the community. We are truly honored to extend the Primrose experience to more children and families in Solon. We are passionate about early childhood education and dedicated to positively impacting children’s lives in a safe and nurturing learning environment. As parents of two young boys, we understand the importance of the high-quality, educational child care that Primrose Schools offers the community.

    When we began searching for a child care provider, we thought that we’d employ a nanny to watch our sons. After months of research, we discovered Primrose Schools and realized that Northeast Ohio needed this type of child care option. We quickly became avid believers in the school’s unique approach to early childhood development and the endless benefits of the Balanced Learning® curriculum that emphasizes character development for children ages six weeks to 5 years old.

    We are both incredibly devoted to bringing the Solon community and families the best possible childcare experience. We understand the importance of instilling a love of learning throughout a child’s early years, and we believe this is essential to building a bright next generation.

    Primrose Schools is The Leader in Educational Child Care® and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child’s education. We are excited to provide the high-quality care necessary to prepare your children for future success in school and in life. We look forward to meeting you!

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