Primrose School of Symmes

Our Staff

  • Dr. Shannon Reeves, Director

    Dr. Shannon Reeves


    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. Sally Wilson

    Assistant Director

    Hello! My name is Sally Wilson and I am the Assistant 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. 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 up-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 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 Curriculum 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. 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
  • Mrs. Stephanie Adams, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Stephanie Adams

    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!

  • Ms. Maya Hale, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Maya Hale

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Kendra Kerns, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kendra Kerns

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Ashlee Newman, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashlee Newman

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Erika Harrison, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Erika Harrison

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Tiffany Lanner

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Emily Gambill

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Angelina Troina, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Angelina Troina

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

    Mrs. Mia Mukimova

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Elizabeth Gray

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

    Ms. Chloe Tippens

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Lexi Scales

    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
  • Mrs. Sharon Oliger, Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Sharon Oliger

    Pre-K Teacher
  • Ms. Amber Shouse

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • 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 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. Vilma Abello, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Vilma Abello

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Morgan Whitley, Support Teacher

    Ms. Morgan Whitley

    Support Teacher

    Hi! I’m Ms. Morgan. I am a support teacher and have been working at Primrose School of Symmes since November 2022. I am currently a student at UC. I am studying secondary education (history/social studies) with a minor in psychology. Ultimately, my goal is to be a child psychologist and help children of all ages. I have always loved children and I am very excited to be a part of their growth and hope to shape their lives in a positive way! 

  • Ms. Briana Lee

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Susan Kemp

    Support Teacher
  • Ruthann Brown, Franchise Owner

    Ruthann Brown

    Franchise Owner

    Ruthann Brown’s path to Primrose

    I can remember sitting in class as a first and second grade student dreading being called on to read. I loathed school. School was a place for being teased by peers and being berated for not knowing the answer. I would turn bright red whenever I was called on and I sweat with nervousness about what others thought about me.

    By the time I was in high school I had pretty well decided that I wanted to go into education. I can recall telling my family that I wanted to go into teaching and them laughing. They all knew how much I had hated school and could not believe that I would be interested in continuing that endeavor. I gave them the same speech I have told families at open house in my own classroom. I want to be in education because I hated school, and I never want another child to feel the way I did about reading and math. The root of my problems started before first and second grade. The problem began in preschool and kindergarten. I left kindergarten without the foundational skills needed to succeed in the following grades. It is impossible to read to learn when you never really mastered learning to read.

    When I entered college at Utah State University I would talk about owning my own preschool and childcare facility as part of my life plan. I used to draw how I wanted the building to look and how the programs would be implemented. As I got further into the Elementary Education program my ideas for my school morphed to incorporate my new found knowledge of teaching styles and ideals. I knew that I would have to spend time in the classroom teaching, gain a little life experience, and get a Master’s Degree before I could stand in front of anyone and expect them to trust that I knew what I was doing.

    Fast forward a few years. At this point I had changed districts, grades, got married and added to the number of members in our family. In 2012 I had to find a sitter or daycare for my son, Corbin, and I stumbled across Primrose in West Chester. I met with the director who gave me a tour and walked me through the curriculum as well as the programs offered to the older children. I was in shock. Here was the exact school I had doodled and dreamt about for years. My dream school had already been created and was successful. I enrolled the next month to start my Master’s Degree and began planning how I would join a Franchise that held the same expectations of educators, students, and parents as I did.

    Now I have two boys and a little girl as well as my amazing step children! I am so excited to have them enrolled or involved through service at the Primrose School of Mason as well as our sister school in South Lebanon. I know you will feel the same level of excellence in education and childcare that I have experienced at our school.

    *Franchise Owner in correlation with the Peace-Norvell Ownership Group

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