Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Strongsville

Our Staff

  • Sarah McCleary, Director

    Sarah McCleary


    Name: Mrs. 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!

  • Rachel Formoso, Assistant Director and Education Coach

    Rachel Formoso

    Assistant Director and Education Coach

    Name: Rachel Formoso

    Hometown: Brunswick

    Childcare experience:7years

    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.

  • Kierstin Diller, Infant Teacher

    Kierstin Diller

    Infant Teacher

    Name: Kierstin Diller

    Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

    Childcare Experience: 3+ years

    Favorite food: I love potatoes in all forms (mashed, scaplloped, smashed, baked, fries, etc.,)

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing at home and spending time with my boyfriend as he travels a lot for work throughout the week

    Favorite children’s book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Favorite Color: Maroon

    Little bit about me: My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and we both love traveling and go out of state or the country atleast once a year. I am trying to visit all 50 states by the time I am 30!

    Fun Fact: I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

  • Carol Werner, Assistant Infant Teacher

    Carol Werner

    Assistant Infant Teacher

    Name: Carol Werner

    Hometown: Brecksville Ohio

    Child Care experience: I have 15 Years of Early Childhood experience!

    Favorite food: Chocolate and Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Kissing Hand

    Favorite Color: Mauve

    Little bit about me: I have been married for 32 years. I grew up in Brecksville, moved to Florida, met my husband and started our family. We moved back to Ohio 14 years ago. I love family get togethers and my weekends are all about family

    Fun Fact: I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

  • Michelle Beal, Young Toddler Teacher

    Michelle Beal

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Michelle Beal

    Hometown: Cleveland / Brookpark

    Favorite food: Mexican or Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family or friends

    Favorite children’s book: Charlotte’s Web

    Favorite Color: All shades of purple

    Little about me: I am shy with a good sense of humor. I help take care of my father. My husband is a Jamaican citizen so he still lives there. I have worked 4 jobs since I was 16 years old (2 of them are in a childcare setting). I like hanging out with family and friends but also cherish my alone time.

    Fun Fact: I got married on a beach in Jamaica

  • Melissa Bucher, Young Toddler Teacher

    Melissa Bucher

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Melissa Bucher

    Hometown: Cleveland

    Favorite food: Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching Football

    Favorite children’s book: Madeline

    Favorite Color: Purple

    Little about me: I love coffee and enjoy comedy movies. I also think I am a comedian most of the time (ok all of the time). One of my favorite things to do is read

    Fun Fact: I would love to meet Sean Connery

  • Taunya Lackie, Toddler Teacher

    Taunya Lackie

    Toddler Teacher

    Name: Taunya Lackie

    Hometown: London, Ontario Canada

    Child Care Experience: 20+ years in childcare

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Horseback Riding, Hiking, Kayaking

    Favorite children’s book: Any book by Robert Munsch. He is Canadian and I was able to meet him in college!

    Favorite Color: Blue

    Little bit about me: My favorite animals are Dachshunds and otters

    Fun Fact: Growing up I always wanted to be a Veterinarian

  • Chantel Henderson, Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Chantel Henderson

    Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Name: Chantel Henderson

    Hometown: Wooster

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing hot wheels with my kids.

    Favorite children’s book: No, David!

    Favorite Color: Black and blue

    A little about me: I had my son at 19. My favorite Disney movie is Lilo and Stitch. My dream job is to teach kids. My favorite vacation spot is Florida. My favorite month and holiday is October and Halloween.

    Fun Fact: I am 4ft 8 inches and I am the shortest out of my 4 sisters. I am the middle child between the 5 of us

  • Heather Lucchese, Early Preschool Teacher

    Heather Lucchese

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Ms. Luchesse

    Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

    Child Care experience: I was a Nanny with the same family for over 5 years!

    Education Background: I have my Bachelors in Communication from Cleveland State University.

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending quality time with my kids and during football season watching football. Go Browns!

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow. Having respect for others, being a good problem solver and being positive are all characteristics I try to embody everyday even when it isn’t always easy.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to watch the children in my class grow, retain the information they are being taught and implement it in everyday life.

  • Nardeen Habashy, Assistant Early Preschool Teacher

    Nardeen Habashy

    Assistant Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Nardeen Habashy

    Hometown: Broadview Heights, Ohio

    Education Background: Bachelor's degree, department of accounting.

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending some time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children

  • Sara Mencini, Early Preschool Teacher

    Sara Mencini

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Sara Mencini

    Hometown: Strongsville

    Favorite food: Ice-cream

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Something Stinks! By Jonathan Fenske

    Favorite Color: Green

    A little about me: I enjoy reading, crafting, baking and knitting. I love spending time with my family, exploring the zoo and different museums.

    Fun Fact: My favorite animals are penguins, giraffes and sharks

  • Tiffany Morris, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Tiffany Morris

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Tiffany Morris

    Hometown: Cleveland Ohio

    Child Care Experience: 9.5 Years + of experience as an Early Childhood Teacher, with a focus on Early Preschool/Preschool Pathways

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking and reading books

    Favorite children’s book: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Favorite Color: Black

    A little about me: I like cooking and baking. I also love going to the movies. Marvel movies are my favorite.

    Fun Fact: I am learning French!

  • Wendi Kolomijez, Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Wendi Kolomijez

    Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Wendi Kolomijez

    Hometown: North Royalton

    Child Care Experience: 15+ years as Aide, Assistant teacher, Lead teacher, Administrative and Training coordinator

    Favorite food: Crab Cakes

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching my youngest play sports for her teams

    Favorite children’s book: I Hope You Dance – Leanna Womack (song and book)

    Favorite Color: Teal

    A little bit about me: I have a wonderful husband and 2 amazing daughters, Dee & Alanna! I am going to be a Grandma in January 2022!!

    Fun Fact: I am also a licensed cosmetologist

  • Kayla Sapara, Preschool Teacher

    Kayla Sapara

    Preschool Teacher

    Name: Miss Kayla Sapara

    Hometown: Strongsville Ohio

    Child care experience: Children are such a big part of my life, which is why I enjoyed assisting at an in-home childcare for years. Watching the infants grow and hit milestones is such a great feeling. I love helping children succeed and accomplish tasks they didn't believe they could achieve. During my high school and college years, I frequently helped neighbors and those at the childcare with their homework. I enjoyed teaching a 4th grade online class for Strongsville City Schools during the 2020-2021 school year.

    Education Background:

    - Strongsville High School Graduate- 2016

    - Associate Degree of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College- 2018

    - Bachelor of Science in Education, Baldwin-Wallace University- 2020

    - Reading Endorsement Coursework- Muskingum University- 2021

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Trail riding at the barn or watching my boyfriend ride and race his dirt bike.

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    A little about me: I graduated from Baldwin- Wallace University in spring of 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Outside of education pursuits and working with children, I enjoy the outdoors with my horse, Lily, spending time with my dogs and hiking. Finding new parks to hike with my dog and trail riding with my horse are among my favorite pastimes. Cherishing moments to laugh and love can never be underestimated. Looking forward to sharing those moments with your children too.

    Fun Fact: I have a passion for succulents and cactus, collecting over 100 at home.

  • Halle Seymour, Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Halle Seymour

    Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Name: Halle Seymour

    Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio

    Childcare Experience: 1 year teaching Music

    PreK - 8

    Education: B.S in Music Education from Ohio University

    Favorite food: Sushi, Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking, going out to eat

    Favorite children’s book: The Velvetine Rabbit

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kids and teaching fulltime.

    Fun Fact: I played trombone in the marching band for 8 years and performed in multiple states, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (2017), France, London and the Bahamas!

  • Breanna Louis, Pre-K Teacher

    Breanna Louis

    Pre-K Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Name: Ms. Breanna

    Hometown: Parma, Ohio

    Education Background: B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Hiram College

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing with my dog Paige, and my cat Starla

    Favorite children’s book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

    Favorite Color: Pink

    A little bit about me: I am a 2020 graduate of Hiram College, where I majored in Early Childhood Education. I love animals of all kinds, spending time with my friends and boyfriend and listening to music, especially songs from musicals! I taught myself how to play the Ukulele and I write stories in my spare time. I collect souvenir pins and buttons and I hope to one day visit England.

    Fun Fact: I have worked at Progressive Field and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

  • Jasmine Robinson, Food Service Teacher

    Jasmine Robinson

    Food Service Teacher

    Name: Jasmine L Robinson

    Hometown: Raised in Dominican Republic and Ohio

    Child Care Experience: 9 years

    Education: Culinary Degree, Phlebotomy Certification

    Favorite food: Shawarma

    Favorite weekend activity: Mini Road Trips

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Favorite Color: Black

    A little bit about me: I was born in USA but lived in many places. I was a military kid and Ohio is one of the places I call home. I love working with and helping people so I am also a state certified caregiver.

    Fun Fact: I love to travel and experience new cultures

  • Donna Scholl, Support Teacher

    Donna Scholl

    Support Teacher

    Name: Ms. Scholl

    Hometown: Brookpark, Ohio

    Child Care experience: Childcare at the Strongsville Rec Center

    Education Background: Midpark High School

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything with my Grandchildren

    Favorite children’s book: Love you forever!

    Favorite Color: Red and Blue

    A little about me: I am a 17 year Breast Cancer Survivor and a 11 year Bladder Cancer Survivor

    Fun Fact: I always have lipstick on! (Even under my mask)

  • Shailaja Garine, Support Teacher

    Shailaja Garine

    Support Teacher

    Name: Shailaja Garine

    Hometown: North Royalton

    Child Care Experience: 5+ years

    Favorite food: Pizza and ice cream

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing at home and spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Pirate Adventure

    Favorite Color: Yellow

    A little about me: I am passionate about my work. I am friendly, driven and have a good sense of humor

Franchise Owners

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 c...

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