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.
  • Tamara Steven, Assistant Director

    Tamara Steven

    Assistant Director

     

    Hello my name is Tamara Steven ! I have 8 years of experience in child care and teaching. I’ve worked with children of all ages and enjoy seeing their growth. I have my Bachelors in Psychology from Kent State University. I live in Twinsburg with my husband and two children. My favorite children books Llama Llama Where red pajama. My favorite weekend activity is shopping and spending time with my family. What  excited to be apart of the Primrose team and build relationships with all the children and families.

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  • Vjolica Majo, Younger Infant Teacher

    Vjolica Majo

    Younger Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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

  • Lenasela Rivera, Support Infant Teacher

    Lenasela Rivera

    Support Infant Teacher

     

    I’m Miss Lenaseia Rivera ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am very passionate about children of all ages. I was born Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio. I graduated from high school .My favorite food is pepperoni pizza. My favorite weekend activity relaxing and spend time with my friends. I am looking forward watching the children learn and grow.

     

     

     

  • 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.

  • Alylah Gooch, Older Infant Teacher

    Alylah Gooch

    Older Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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.

     

  • Rosalyn Baird, Older Infant Teacher

    Rosalyn Baird

    Older Infant Teacher


     

    I’m Rosalyn ! I want to tell you a little about myself. My first child care experience was taking care my sibbing and watching them grow. I graduated from Streetsboro high school, and now attending Bryant Stratton for Early childhood. Anything made with Potatoes . Myfavorite weekend activity Going to the Crystal store, thrifting, and spending time with my love ones. My favorite children’s book “Cat in Hat “. What I’m most excited about this school year meeting all new student and families  

     

     

  • Ta'lor Sowell, Older infant Teacher

    Ta'lor Sowell

    Older infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ta’lor. Let me tell you little about my self. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve been working in childcare field for 6 months and  also babysitting  experience for 8 years. . I’m currently attend Tri-C .My favorite food is Tacos. My favorite weekend activity is going to the movies spending time with my family. My favorite children’s book Rapunzel . What I’m most excited about this school year learning and watching the children grow.

     

  • Yasmin Monroe, Toddler Teacher

    Yasmin Monroe

    Toddler Teacher

    I’m Yasmin  ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself!  I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I volunteer at my church young group during high school and after graduated form high school I worked at the Boy & Girls club over 2 years. I have an cosmetology license and I’m also in my second year of college to receive my associates degree. My favorite weekend activity is shopping, reading, writing and spending time with my family & family . My favorite food is southern foods, what I’m most excited about this school year is getting to know the children and doing fun activates.

     

     

     

  • Chelsea Bates, Toddler Teacher

    Chelsea Bates

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Chelsea Bates l! Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m from Garrettsville, OH. I have 1 year of experience working with Toddlers and baby sitting for family. My favorite foods is Sushi. My favorite weekend activity is spending time with family and friends. My favorite children’s book is “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. What I’m most excited about this school year is to form meaningful relationship with all my students  and make a differences in young learners life's.

  • Kimberly King, Early Preschool Teacher

    Kimberly King

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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.

  • Ta'Kyia Ball, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ta'Kyia Ball

    Early Preschool Teacher

     

     

    My name is Ta’kyia Ball, I wanted to tell you a little about my self.  I’ve been working with children over 2 years with different age groups. My favorite food is salad, my favorite weekend activity is spending time with my daughter. My favorite children’s book “Girl Dad”. What I’m most excited about this school year is watching the children learn and grow.

     

     

  • Tracey Warner, Early Preschool Teacher

    Tracey Warner

    Early Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    My name is Tracey Warner! Let me tell you a little about my self. I’m from Painesville, Ohio. I’ve been working in childcare over 12 years. I have an background in Early Childhood training soon to have my CDA. I’m a mom to a beautiful daughter. My favorite food is Prime Rib. My favorite weekend activity is relaxing with my family. My favorite children’s book is “Cloudy with a chance of Meatball” by Judi Barrett. What I’m most excited about this school year is forming meaningful relationship with all my students  and make a differences in young learners life's.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Lena White, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Lena White

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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

  • Tori Beckwith, Preschool Teacher

    Tori Beckwith

    Preschool Teacher

     

     

    Hi! My name is Tori Beckwith. I’m from Findley Lake ,NY. . I’ve been a camp counselor for 6years at Miracle Mountain , and I also a program Director at camp Burton. I have B.S Camp and outdoors Adventure Leadership  at Liberty University. My favorite food is any seafood. My weekend activity is thrifting with friends , kayaking, snowboarding.  My favorite book “Good Night Moon”. What I’m most excited to help and watch the students further grow develop  into who they are becoming. I am also excited to encourage and help them gain more confidence for themselves.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Alyssa Clegg, Preschool Teacher

    Alyssa Clegg

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Alyssa Clegg . I want to tell you a little about myself.  I’m from Kent, Ohio, my first child care experience was babysitting family and friends. My favorite food is pizza. My favorite weekend activity is hiking with friends. My favorite children book “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. This school year I'm most excited is to form meaningful relationship with all my students  and make a differences in young learners life's.

  • Carly Spencer, Preschool Teacher

    Carly Spencer

    Preschool Teacher

    I’m Carly Spencer ! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from South Euclid, Ohio . I been working with children for over 12 years. I live Euclid with my husband and son, and I graduated from Brush High school in 2010. My favorite food is chicken piccata. My favorite weekend activity is sleeping in, watching football and building Harry Potter Lego set.  My favorite children book is Corduroy. This year, I ‘m most excited to watch my new friends learn and grow.

     

  • Kari Shimits, Preschool Teacher

    Kari Shimits

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    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.

  • Dennisse Colon, Pre-kindergarten Teacher

    Dennisse Colon

    Pre-kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    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

  • Janice Stennett, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Janice Stennett

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

     

     

    I’m Janice Stennett! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in Garfield Heights Ohio. I’ve been babysitting since I was 13 and been working in childcare centers for 3 years. I Graduated from Garfield Heights High School and Cuyahoga valley career center for Dental Assisting . My favorite food is Pepperoni pizza and alfredo. My favorite weekend activity is spending time with my family and friends. My favorite children’s book is ‘I am Enough by Grace Byers ” .What I’m most excited about this school year  is teaching the students new things.

     

     

  • Santoshi Uppu, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Santoshi Uppu

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My name Santoshi Uppu. I wanted tell you about myself. I’m from Pune, India  I’ve been working with children over 6 years. I have MSc Microbiology. My favorite food is sweet dishes, My favorite weekend activity spending time with my family. My favorite children book is “All people are beautiful” by Vincent Kelly. This School year I am excited about enriching the minds of our young learners.

     

  • Arpana Gupta, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Arpana Gupta

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

     

    Hello! My name is Arpana Gupta, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from , Indore, India I have over 5 years of childcare experience. I have an M.S.C in Zoology and PGDCA Diploma. I’m a mother of two lovely children. I have a passion for teaching and baking. My favorite food is cakes. My favorite weekend activity is shopping. My favorite children’s book is “I Love you to the moon and Back” What I’m most excited about this school years is having fun while learning.

  • Charles Enoch, Explores Teacher

    Charles Enoch

    Explores Teacher

     

    I’m Charles Enoch! I wanted to tell you a little about myself. My  Experience in childcare is baby sitting my siblings and working with my youth group at my church. My favorite thing about working with children is seeing all the smiles and Laughter throughout the day. In my personal time I like to make music and spend time with my family. My favorite children’s book is “Magic Tree House “  What I’m most excited about this school year Getting to chance to expand my knowledge on the Primrose Curriculum and seeing the kids grow.    

     

  • Ayannah Wynn-Bey

    Explores Teacher

    Hello Friends! My name is Ayannah Wynn-Bey. I’m from Warrensville, OH . I volunteering at my church young group, I also tutored 4th grader in all subjects at Richmond elementary. I graduated form Brush High School. My favorite weekend activity skating and doing hair. My favorite food quesadillas,. What I’m most excited about this school year teaching and watching the children grow.

     

     

     

  • Miyah Phinnessee, Staff Support

    Miyah Phinnessee

    Staff Support

    My name is Miyah phinnessee. My Hometown is Cleveland, Ohio. My Junior and senior year I took a career tech class called teacher Academy. My Favorite food is Chicken wings and French fries. My favorite weekend activity is going shopping with my family. My favorite children’s book is the Snowy Day. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Percy. What I’m most exited for this school year is getting to know your child as my own.

     

     

  • Teresa Partee, Support Infant Teacher

    Teresa Partee

    Support Infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Teresa Partee. I want to tell you little about myself. I’ve been working with children of all ages for 4 years. I’m attending Kent State and Cuyahoga community college for Early childcare . My favorite food is salad and seafood. My favorite weekend activity spending with my family and friends. My favorite children book Cat N the Hat. What I’m most excited about this school year is learning new skills and getting to work with the children and staff.    

  • Tarell Underwood, Chef

    Tarell Underwood

    Chef

    I’m Tarell Underwood, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from Cleveland Ohio. I have 18 years of cooking experience. I went to Culinary School for two years with Associate degree in Culinary. My favorite weekend activity is spending time with my daughter, family, and friends. What I’m most exited this school year is putting a smile on the children faces with wonderful food.  

     

     

     

  • 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 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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