Meet Ms. Melinda Bayers, our School Director. Ms. Bayers has been in the field of early childhood education for over 11 years; both in the classroom and in leadership. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from San Francisco State University. After falling in love with teaching at a preschool in Colorado, Ms. Bayers completed additional coursework in early childhood education. While she has lived all over the country, she considers St. Louis her “home”. Ms. Bayers has a three-year-old daughter, Grace, who is enrolled at Primrose. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and baking. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Bayers on our leadership team. Her experience as a teacher, leader, and mother provides a great balance to the team. Ms. Bayers lives by the quote, “Don’t prepare the path for the child, prepare the child for the path."
Meet Mrs. Blythe Andrade, our Assistant Director of Operations. Mrs. Andrade brings nearly 10 years of experience both as an early childhood teacher and in leadership to the Primrose Team. Mrs. Andrade loves watching children grow. She loves to not only mold children’s minds through teaching but also help shape them socially and emotionally. This is why she loves Primrose’s Balanced Curriculum, especially the character development portion which incorporates the “Primrose Pals” puppets. Mrs. Andrade is the proud mother of two beautiful children and wife of her wonderful husband, Jared. She loves to read and play outside with her children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and is working on obtaining her master’s in school counseling. Welcome to the team, Mrs. Andrade!