Primrose School Building

Primrose School at St. Charles Community College

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Amy Hughes, Executive Director

    Mrs. Amy Hughes

    Executive Director

    Hello! My name is Amy Hughes and I am thrilled to be a part of the Primrose family! I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Missouri St. Louis. I love children and enjoying seeing each and every one of them excel and succeed. I have been married for 15 years and have 3 wonderful children, Austin, Karli and Hudson. I enjoy crafting, watching movies and hanging out with my family. I look forward to getting to know each of you as we become family!

  • Ms. Pam Schmidt, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Training

    Ms. Pam Schmidt

    Assistant Director of Recruitment and Training

    Hello! My name is Ms. Pam Schmidt. I joined The Primrose School of O'Fallon at Winghaven in April of 2015. I earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child and Family Development from Missouri State University. Prior to joining Primrose, I worked in leadership and teaching roles throughout the field of Early Childhood for more than 35 Years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and when time allows I enjoy crafting. I am happy for the opportunity to spend time with all of the children here at Primrose! It is also a pleasure to meet so many new families and build lasting relationships! I am excited to help our teachers to obtain on-going training and development both at The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College and The Primrose School of O'Fallon at Winghaven!

  • Mrs. Maggie Bommarito, Executive Assistant Director

    Mrs. Maggie Bommarito

    Executive Assistant Director

    My name is Maggie Bommarito and I am proud to be the Executive Assistant Director at the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and have taught at the Elementary Level for more than 6 years. Following my time in the Elementary Grades, I moved to a Lead Teacher Position for Both Pre-Kindergarten and Toddlers for more than 6 years. I have been married for 19 years and have three children, Elle, Luciano and Giovanni. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and our two dogs Lulu and Oaklee. I have a passion for working with children and take pride in being a part of their Early Childhood Journey! I am excited to be a part of The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College!

  • Ms. Amy Kreig, Assistant Director

    Ms. Amy Kreig

    Assistant Director

    Hi! My name is Amy Krieg and I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose Team! I have been working in the Early childhood field for nearly 10 years and can not imagine doing anything else! I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Mizzou in Psychology and Human Development/Family Studies. I hope to return to school in the Future to obtain my Masters in Counseling. When I am not working I enjoy cooking, traveling, yoga and spending time with my family and my dog Reggie. I can not wait to get to know everyone and grow with the Primrose Team!

  • Ms. Nacy McPherson, Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Nacy McPherson

    Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Nacy McPherson and I am excited to be the Lead Teacher in the Infant Classroom at The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College. I attended Lindenwood University where I majored in Early Childhood Education. I also have over 20 years experience in the Education Field. I am recently engaged and adore my son Colson also attends our amazing school! I am looking forward to starting each infant's educational journey here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Kerri Richards, Lead Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kerri Richards

    Lead Infant Teacher

    My name is Kerri Richards and I am an Infant/Toddler Teacher at The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College! I hold a Bachelors of Art Degree in Psychology and have worked in the Field of Early Childhood for more than 8 years. I enjoy being an important part in the growth and education in every child I have the opportunity to have in my class. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching movies and spending quality time with my daughter! I look forward to meeting all of the new families that have joined our school!

  • Ms. Kyia Flowers, Infant /Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kyia Flowers

    Infant /Toddler Teacher

    Hi! My name is Kyia Flowers. I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose Team! I am currently attending Lindenwood University majoring in Psychology. I love working with children and come from a large family of 13 children! When I am not working, I love to travel, bowl, or just spend time with my wonderful family!

  • Mrs. Christina Kleine, Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Christina Kleine

    Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    My name is Christina Kleine. I have been working with young children for more than 20 years. Most of my experience has been in preschools with infant and toddler aged children. I have a bachelors degree in social work and began taking classes in Early childhood special education soon after graduating. I live in St. Peters with my husband and our two daughters, Caroline and Molly. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends. I also enjoy taking our family dog, Jasmine on long walks. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Family!

  • Ms. Jennifer Cravens, Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer Cravens

    Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Jennifer Cravens. I am excited to be working at Primrose and getting to know the children and families! I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. I have educated children from infants to elementary school! I love watching them grow and learn. I am a mom of two wonderful boys. I spend much of my free time with my boys and their school activities. In my spare time, I to do things with sons, watching movies, reading and enjoying nature with outdoor activities. I look forward to meeting you soon!

  • Ms. Ashley Rogers, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashley Rogers

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ashley Rogers.  I have worked in the Field of Early Childhood education for more than 5 years.  I have also been with Primrose for almost 3 years.  My career began at the Primrose on Heritage and I joined this wonderful team in January of 2022.  I have three children who are my pride and joy!  In my spare time, I enjoy camping and making special Tumblers for Friends and Family!  I love working with children and seeing them grow.  It is truly rewarding to be an important part in their overall development.  I am excited to meet new children in families at The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College!

  • Mrs. Amanda Kleeschulte, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Amanda Kleeschulte

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Family. I am also so very excited to get to know all of the families here at our school. I have over 8 years teaching experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. I also have a bachelors degree in General Studies with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I live in St. Charles with my husband and our daughter Audrey who just turned 1! I also have 2 additional family members, Tucker and Sophie who are amazing Shih Tzu pups!

    In my spare time I enjoy reading, Watching Disney+ and planning our Disney Trip with family next fall! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to support your Child's Educational journey!

  • Mrs. Makayla Brigance, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Makayla Brigance

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Makayla Brigance and I am the Lead Early Preschool Teacher!  I have a love and passion for working with young children.  I have a bachelors degree in Christian Ministry and a minor in Psychology.  Along with my degree, most of my experience has been in the Early Childhood Field.  I began my career as a Nanny and made my way to teaching!  Early Preschool is an age that I love.  I enjoy teaching the basics that they will use the rest of their lives.  I am married to my husband Brandon and have one son, Beckett.  We also have a goldendoodle named Ava.  We all love spending time together as a family.  Our favorite things to do are swimming, going to the movies and watching musicals.

  • Ms. Trista Cadle, Infant/Toddler/Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Ms. Trista Cadle

    Infant/Toddler/Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Trista Cadle.  I have been educating young children for over 20 years.  I absolutely love to watch children grow and learn.  I cannot imagine doing anything else! In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends!  I am so happy to be a part of a wondeful school team at The Primrose School at St. Charles Community College!

  • Ms. Laura Vietmeier, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Laura Vietmeier

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Laura Vietmeier and I am excited to be a part of the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College! I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. My favorite part of this field is watching each child with their little personalities, grow in so many different ways and directions. In my free time, I enjoy doing puzzles and spending time with my family and friends which includes 5 nieces and nephews. I am so excited and happy for the opportunity to work with your children and get to know all of the wonderful families here at our school!

  • Mrs. Renae Gentry, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Renae Gentry

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Renae Gentry. I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years. I have been at Primrose for over 3 years now. I have worked with infants through pre-kindergarten over the years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy ballroom dancing with my husband. My favorite part of the day is Story Time Og!

  • Mrs. Georgie Whisman, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Georgie Whisman

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Georgie Whisman and I am so excited to work with your preschooler! I have over 5 years experience working in Early Childhood Education and I absolutely love it! My favorite part of the day is getting to watch a child's "wheels" turning when they learn something new! I am a mom of two sweet boys Grayson and Cohen. They are students here at Primrose! In my free time I like to spend time with my husband and sons doing anything we can outside! Primrose has welcomed my family with open arms and I can't wait to do the same for your family!

  • Mrs. Melissa Morris, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Melissa Morris

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Hi! My name is Melissa Morris and I am excited to be a part of the Primrose team in the Infant classroom. I graduated from Truman State University with a Master’s Degree in Education in 2010. I have had the joy of working in early childhood for these past 11 years. I have been married for 10 years and have a beautiful child, Elijah, who is excited to be a part of the Primrose family too! I am honored to have the privilege of guiding our youngest learners right from the beginning of their Primrose journey!

  • Mrs. Stephanie Maurer, Substitute Teacher

    Mrs. Stephanie Maurer

    Substitute Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Stephanie Maurer and I am a Lead Preschool Teacher at the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College. I studied Early Childhood Education at St. Louis Community College where I earned my Child Development Associates degree. I have been a teacher, administrator in the field for more than 30 years. My favorite role by far is that of "Teacher." I adore working with preschool students where I can support their social, emotional, physical and academic development. I am married and together with my husband have raised three wonderful daughters. We have also been blessed with two Grandsons, one of which will attend our school! In my free time, I enjoy entertaining and cooking for my family and friends. I also enjoy sewing projects for the home, knitting and traveling.

  • Mrs. Lisa McEwen, Lead Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Lisa McEwen

    Lead Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Lisa McEwen, and I am happy to be a teacher at the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 4 years. I am certified in Early Childhood Education and in Mathematics. I have taught many grade levels throughout the years, and teaching young children is my passion. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with children in the quality early learning environment that Primrose provides. My husband and I have two wonderful sons, and my youngest son attends Primrose. In my spare time, I enjoy biking and playing soccer

  • Mrs. Brooke Osgood, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Brooke Osgood

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Brooke Osgood.  I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Primrose team!.  I have worked in the field of Early Childhood since I was a senior in Highschool.  I graduated College in 2020 with a degree in General studies and Elementary Education.  I enjoy working with children and watching them learn new things!  I am excited to be the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K2 classroom.  I am married and enjoy spending my spare time with him and other members of my family.

  • Ms Diane Shocker, School Chef

    Ms Diane Shocker

    School Chef

    My name is Diane Shocker and I am the Chef for the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College. I studied Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Minneapolis Minnesota graduating in 2003. I have been working in the food service industry for 27 years and cooking professionally for 23 years. I have studied all types of Cuisine and cooking methods! I enjoy fishing, hiking, camping and making hot sauce when I am not whipping something up in the kitchen or in the smoker at home! I am glad to be a part of the Primrose family and also excited to provide delicious healthy meals for all of my students. I hope to make them as excited about food and exploring flavors as much as I do and enthusiastic about cooking and being in the kitchen!

  • Ms. Kayla Chancey, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kayla Chancey

    Support Teacher

    My name is Kayla Chancey.  I am currently a student at Lindenwood University where I am majoring in Recreational Therapy with a minor in Psychology and adaptive sports.  I have always had a passion for working with children and supporting their development.  In my free time, I love to camp and hangout with my family!  I am excited to be with the Primrose Family!

  • Ms. Emma Bradsher, Support Teacher

    Ms. Emma Bradsher

    Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Emma Bradsher.  I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose Team here on the Community College Campus.  I graduated highschool where I fell in love with this field while attending Early Childhood Classes.  I will be attending classes this fall on the Campus of St. Charles Community College.  My plan is to continue to be a support teacher here at Primrose this year!  I have a passion for being able to use my creative side with children and make a difference in their lives. It is very rewarding to see children succeed and become our Future Leaders! In my free time, I love to read, fish, paint and spend time with my friends and family!

  • Joe and Lori Ruppert, Jackie and Jason Rothermich, Franchise Owner

    Joe and Lori Ruppert, Jackie and Jason Rothermich

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School at St. Charles Community College! My name is Lori Ruppert. I along with my husband Joe, and daughter Jackie represent the ownership team at this wonderful school. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 40 years. I am so excited to continue providing Quality Early Childhood on the campus of St. Charles Community College as well as the communities of St. Peters, Cottleville and surrounding areas. I began my career as a Preschool Teacher after completing my degree in Psychology/Early Childhood. Nothing matters more than giving our families and faculty a wonderful school family to promote the development of children physically, socially, emotionally and academically. Prior to opening this school, I built the Winghaven Primrose as the first school in the State of Missouri. My daughter Jackie is the on-site owner of that location and I will be full time on-site at the Community College location. "We believe who children become is as important as what they know." Our mission is to Deliver the Best and Most Trusted Early Childhood each and every day. Our school was formerly operated by the Child Development Center of the Community College. It is an honor to continue their wonderful school and create new memories for the children and families. I have lived in the St. Peters area for more than 30 years. I have two grown daughters, and 4 incredible grandchildren, 2 of which are current students at our Winghaven location! We have made many physical changes to the campus both on the interior and exterior! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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