Name: Sarah McCleary
Hometown: Brunswick, Ohio
Child Care experience: 10 years! First as a Preschool teacher, then grew into Administrative roles, first as an Assistant Director, and then as a Center Director.
Education Background: I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Education from Baldwin Wallace University.
Favorite food: Tacos, ice cream, and everything Italian!
Favorite weekend activity: Exploring Downtown, the Lakeshore and the Metroparks!
Favorite children’s book: The Harry Potter Series
Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the cat because she teaches us how to cooperate and care for one another.
What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of our teachers and families and building a community!
Name: Rachel Formoso
Education Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite weekend activity: Nature walks
Favorite children’s book: Wish by Matthew Cordell
Primrose character I most relate to: Billy because I love music
What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m most excited to further build this Primrose family and to see our students flourish in their classrooms.
Name: Meg Angelini
Hometown: Pepperell, MA
Education: Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Teaching Certification
Favorite food: Steak and potatoes
Favorite weekend activity: Camping/Swimming
Favorite children's book: The Little Engine that Could
Favorite Color: Green
A little about me: I was born and raised in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.I spent 5 years teaching in rural Maine. I love camping, hiking and being in/near the water. I have a son Ronan, who goes to Primrose.
Fun fact: I have run a marathon.
Meet Neha Dayakar and Kanak Chatterjee - the proud franchise owners of Primrose School of Strongsville. They are very excited to bring the Primrose brand of premiere early childhood education and care to the families and community of Strongsville. Having lived here for over 15 years and with both their sons born here, they are proud to call Cleveland home.
As full-time working parents, they are very aware of the challenges that families face while seeking premium quality childcare. Their two boys, now 9 and 6, were in preschools from the time when they were 12 weeks old, all the way through Pre-K. This gave them the unique opportunity to experience different childcare providers as needs evolved, and as Primrose parents, Neha and Kanak experienced firsthand the positive impact this had on the children as they were guided through a safe and nurturing, learning environment. Primrose’s Balanced Learning curriculum empowered the teachers to focus more time on developing the childrens’ curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion, and less time on worrying about coming up with a plan on what to teach on a daily basis.
Having grown up in different parts of the world and being exposed to different cultures and education systems, they feel strongly about the values and outcomes of a solid foundation for our children’s generation. There is more to education than just the academics, and they firmly believe in extending such opportunities within the community of Strongsville and Cleveland. As such, the Primrose School of Strongsville is committed to delivering a high quality experience to prepare your children for a bright and prosperous future.
They look forward to meeting with and welcoming you to the Primrose family!