Primrose School at Tatum

Our Staff

  • Monique Griffith, Director

    Monique Griffith


    Ms. Griffith has been with Primrose since November of 2012, she just recently moved to Primrose School at Tatum in March 2019. She has a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. She has a 8 year old daughter she attended Primrose and is now in Third Grade. Each and everyday she strives for greatness, and wants to become a successful woman while raising her daughter. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her daughter, hiking and going to the movies!

  • Jordan Griffith, Assistant Director

    Jordan Griffith

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Grffith has been with Primrose since May of 2014. She moved from Primrose school of Fletcher Heights to Primrose School at Tatum in November 2021. She has a 5 year old son who has attended Primrose since he was 1 year old and is now off to Kindergarten. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, camping, shopping and binge watch Netflix shows. 

  • Johana Mahan, Curriculum Director

    Johana Mahan

    Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Mahan has been a valued Primrose employee for 10 years! Mrs. Mahan has tons of experience in the classroom, she used to be an Early Preschool teacher and then a Preschool teacher and now the curriculum director! She works side by side with the teachers here at the school perfecting the curriculum and enhancing the daily activities. Mrs. Mahan is married with two boys who have attended Primrose as well! In her free time she enjoys decorating, crafting and spending time with her family!

  • Taylor Algarin, Office Mananger

    Taylor Algarin

    Office Mananger

    Ms. Algarin has worked for us for 3+ years now, specifically in 5K! She is now co-leading with Ms. Martin in our Kindergarten classroom and we are excited to see their continuous collaboration. Ms. Algarin has a Bachelor's Degree and truly has a heart of gold, she loves her students to the fullest, cares about them and makes sure she is positively impacting them. We are very excited she is on our team!

  • Greg Lung, Campus Environmental Manger

    Greg Lung

    Campus Environmental Manger

    Mr. Lung joined our Primrose Team in June of 2014! Mr. Lung is our go-to-guy, anything that goes wrong in the school, he is always there to fix or repair whatever it may be. We are so grateful to have Mr. Lung apart of Primrose family.

  • Jordan Shumway, Lead Teacher - Young Infants

    Jordan Shumway

    Lead Teacher - Young Infants

    Ms. Shumway has worked for Primrose for about 2 years when she decided to stay home with her children. She recently joined our team again. She is so great with the babies in her classroom and has such a soft spot for all of them. She can't wait to watch the kiddos thrive and learn new things here at Primrose. 

  • Tayler King, Lead Teacher- Older Infants

    Tayler King

    Lead Teacher- Older Infants

    Ms. King has had 3 year of child care experience. She loves to teach children colors, numbers, letters and watching them reach all of their milestones. Her professional goal is to pursure a career in early childhood education and help develop the minds of future leaders. She chose Primrose becayse she belives children are the future leaders of the world and wants to help set them up for sucess! 

  • Caitlyn McCoy, Lead Teacher - Young Toddler

    Caitlyn McCoy

    Lead Teacher - Young Toddler

    Ms. McCoy has been at Primrose for 2 years. She is going to school to become an educator, she loves  being able to shape little minds and watch them grow each day! On her free time she loves to paint, read, and hangout with family & friends! 

  • Serena Guevara, Lead Teacher - Older Toddler

    Serena Guevara

    Lead Teacher - Older Toddler
  • Brittany Grimes, Lead Teacher - Early Preschool 1

    Brittany Grimes

    Lead Teacher - Early Preschool 1
  • Lindsay Geith, Lead Teacher - Preschool Pathways

    Lindsay Geith

    Lead Teacher - Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Geith has been apart of our Primrose since 2018! She wants to be able to watch the children learn and grow while under her care. She is a coachable personl and her goals in life are to become an esthetician. 

  • Cecilia Harris, Lead Teacher - Preschool 1

    Cecilia Harris

    Lead Teacher - Preschool 1

    Ms. Harris has been apart of the Primrose Family since 2018! She started as a closer in a 2 year old room and worked her way up to a morning assistant in PS2! Before coming to Primrose, she worked at summer camps with Kindergarten students. One day, she wants to graduate with a Masters Degree and have her own business! In her free time, she enjoys crafting, cooking and baking.

  • Felycity Lipsey, Lead Teacher - Preschool 2

    Felycity Lipsey

    Lead Teacher - Preschool 2
  • Sara Gleason, Lead Teacher - Pre-Kindergarten 1

    Sara Gleason

    Lead Teacher - Pre-Kindergarten 1

    Ms. Gleason has worked in child care for over 13 years! She has her degree in early childhood education, and teaching gives her the best memories with all the children she teaches! In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and make crafts. 

  • Julia Brown, Lead Teacher- Pre-Kindergarten 2

    Julia Brown

    Lead Teacher- Pre-Kindergarten 2

    Mrs. Brown has taught childern for 30+ years. She is so excited for another year at Primrose with all of your children. In her free time she likes to read, diamond craft art and take care of her husband/cats! She chose Primrose because she loves what we stand for. 

  • Louann Hawkins, Lead Teacher- Kindergarten

    Louann Hawkins

    Lead Teacher- Kindergarten

    Ms. Hawkins has several years experience working with children from preschool to elementary ages. Her long-term goal is to become a teacher in an elementary school and live a happy life to the fullest. In her free time she loves to garden and be outdoors either swimming or exercising. Ms. Hawkins chose Primrose because of the structured program that Primrose offers.

  • Greg and Heather Legeza, Franchise Owner

    Greg and Heather Legeza

    Franchise Owners

    Thank you for your interest in Primrose School at Tatum. Owners Greg and Heather Legeza both attended the University of Cincinnati and moved to Arizona in 1997. Soon after they moved to the Peoria community, their son Derek joined the family and their daughter Kylie followed closely behind. Because of the lack of quality educational childcare in the area, Heather decided to quit her job as an elementary school teacher to stay at home with their children. Having a background in early childhood education, Heather knew what she was looking for a child care facility. After spending several days touring facilities, Heather found that the only thing that was available was basically, babysitting. Heather was looking for more, and it just was not available. After visiting a Primrose School in Cincinnati, Ohio, they knew Primrose was exactly what the Peoria community was in need of and decided to purchase a Primrose franchise in 2004. They were looking for more balance in their lives and a better quality educational opportunity for their children. Like so many parents in our community, they understand that a child's early years are crucial elements to a well rounded early childhood education. The Legeza's agreed that a private, preschool setting would benefit their family and the Peoria/Cave Creek/Phoenix community. Primrose Schools recognize the importance of balance to parents: the need to juggle successfully work and family life and to find educational childcare that provides peace of mind. Primrose's exclusive Balanced Learning curriculum accomplishes this with purposeful play and nurturing guidance. We are so lucky to have been doing this since 2004 and then opening Tatum in 2013. Thank you for your interest in Primrose School at Tatum. We are so excited to offer a quality educational private preschool to the Cave Creek/Phoenix community. We look forward to partnering in your child's education. Sincerely, Greg & Heather Legeza

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