Primrose School of Symmes

Our Staff

  • Dr. Shannon Reeves, Director

    Dr. Shannon Reeves

    Director

    Hello! My name is Shannon Reeves and I am the Director at The Primrose School of Symmes. I absolutely love being part of the Primrose family! A little bit about myself...I earned my B.S. in Education at Miami University and taught Language Arts for 10 years. During that time, I obtained my Master's in Education Administration from Xavier and my Ed. Specialist degree from N.K.U. I joined the Primrose Leadership Team in 2015 and have since achieved a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from N.K.U. I have always had a passion for instructional leadership, as well as building positive relationships with kids and other stakeholders. I live in Anderson with my husband Jeff and my daughter Hannah. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, camping and scrapbooking. It is my belief that education is one of the most important, yet most challenging career fields. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to help the teachers at Primrose provide the best educational experience possible for our kids and our families!

  • Ms. Jessy Wolff, Curriculum Director

    Ms. Jessy Wolff

    Curriculum Director

    Hi, I'm Jessy Wolff! I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education from Plattsburgh State University. Prior to working at Primrose, I taught in school districts in upper state New York and served as the director at Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) Dodge Pond Summer Camp. I started at Primrose in September 2015 as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and transitioned to the Kindergarten teacher in the fall of 2016. I have absolutely loved working with the kids, families, and staff members throughout this time. I am so excited to take on a new adventure as Assistant Director. I look forward to continuing to grow professionally and to being an advocate for all stakeholders. In my free time, I love eating sushi, snowboarding, and watching Disney movies!

  • Ms. Sally Wilson

    Assistant Director

    Hello! My name is Sally Wilson and I am the Curriculum Director at The Primrose School of Symmes! I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose family! I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and began teaching in the Preschool classroom here at Primrose. I then took a position as Assistant Director at another school for several years and was excited to come back to Primrose in 2019! I enjoy building positive relationships with the children and families- I love to see children learn and grow! I look forward to working with you and your family.

  • Ms. Martha Knopf, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Martha Knopf

    Infant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Martha and I have been working at The Primrose School of Symmes since 2015. I am originally from Rochester, New York. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and have had years of experience working with babies both in the childcare setting as well as helping raise my grandsons. The thing I enjoy most about working with this age group is helping them with developmental milestones and seeing the results. In my free time, I enjoy volunteer work.

  • Mrs. Jammie Whitton, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Jammie Whitton

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Maya Hale, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Maya Hale

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Maria Staley, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Maria Staley

    Infant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Maria and I have been working at The Primrose School of Symmes since 2016. I am originally from Cincinnati. I am a graduate of the Great Oaks Education Program. After years of being a support teacher, I am so excited to work consistently with the older infants!

  • Mrs. Stephanie Adams, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Stephanie Adams

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Kendra Kerns, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kendra Kerns

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Ashlee Newman

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Erika Harrison, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Erika Harrison

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Angela Martin, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Angela Martin

    Toddler Teacher
  • Mrs. Sruti Kumar, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Sruti Kumar

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Mrs. Mia Mukimova, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Mia Mukimova

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Jessica Gerkin, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Jessica Gerkin

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Chloe Tippens, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Chloe Tippens

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Sharon Oliger, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Sharon Oliger

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Jennifer Kombrinck, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Jennifer Kombrinck

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jen Kombrinck. I have been working at Primrose since June 2007. I started working in the Young Toddler classroom and have worked in almost all of the classrooms since I have been here. I attended Northern Kentucky University for two years and finished at the Bowling Green University where I studied Early Childhood Education. I have been married to my husband Mark since October of 2008. We have two daughters, Anna and Sofia who attended Primrose from infants through Kindergarten. I am excited for a great year!

  • Mrs. Christy Krebs, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Christy Krebs

    Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Angelina Troina, Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Angelina Troina

    Pre-K Teacher
  • Ms. Lauren Clark, Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Lauren Clark

    Pre-K Teacher

    My name is Lauren Clark and I have been working in education since 2014. I joined the Primrose School of Symmes in August 2018 and currently work with the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students during the day and lead the Explorer's Club program in the afternoon. I graduated from Murray Sate University with degree in Math, Physics, Astronomy and Early Education.

    My favorite activities and subjects are art, science, math and world cultures. I love making subjects come to life in an interactive way.

  • Ms. Beth Napier, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Beth Napier

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Mrs. Danielle Timmins, Explorers/Support Teacher

    Mrs. Danielle Timmins

    Explorers/Support Teacher
  • Mr. Bob Neiner, Chef

    Mr. Bob Neiner

    Chef

    Chef Bob does a phenomenal job providing healthy, delicious meals and snacks for our students. Bob has years of experience working in commercial kitchens and is well-versed in health and safety procedures. Bob and his wife have a son, Anthony, who is a student at our school.

  • Mrs. Mary Braig, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Mary Braig

    Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Mary and I have been working at The Primrose School of Symmes since 1999. I am originally from Cincinnati. I have years of childcare experience and have also raised three children of my own. The thing I enjoy most about working with the children at Primrose is seeing their growth. I also like making a positive influence and teaching them that manners matter! In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach.

  • Mrs. Lori Reichling, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Lori Reichling

    Support Teacher
  • Mrs. Vilma Abello, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Vilma Abello

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Samaria Newton, Support Teacher

    Ms. Samaria Newton

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Armani Johnson, Support Teacher

    Ms. Armani Johnson

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Soraya Hocker

    Support Teacher
  • Susan Mattick, Franchise Owner

    Susan Mattick

    Franchise Owner

    Hello and welcome to the Primrose School of Symmes website. I am the proud owner of this NACI accredited school. I got involved with Primrose while looking for care for my daughter. I visited every childcare facility within a fifty mile radius to find a school where I would be comfortable leaving my daughter while I was at work. Primrose was the only school with which I was comfortable. The warm, home-like feeling was the first thing I noticed when I walked in the door. The staff is experienced and watching how they interacted with the children made me instantly comfortable. The curriculum is well thought out and gets results. I did a lot of soul searching and realized I had the opportunity to combine my love of children, my business experience, and have a wonderful place for my then 20 month old daughter Allison to go to school by owning a Primrose. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University and a master's degree in applied behavioral sciences from Wright State University. I have over 17 years of corporate human resource experience working for major companies such as AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Eaton Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific and have lived all across the country and traveled globally. While in college I worked for several preschools and was a nanny in the evenings while in graduate school. The Primrose School of Symmes has a long tradition of excellence in care and education. The average tenure of our staff is over 4 years which very few, if any other center can say. This school does an excellent job of blending education, character development and of course play in a safe and loving environment. The team of educators and caregivers at The Primrose School of Symmes would love to have you come visit please stop by for a tour.

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