Primrose School at West Carmel

Our Staff

  • Lisa Housh, Director

    Lisa Housh

    Director

    Lisa Housh graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University. She has also completed her National Director Credential through the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Ms. Housh has several years of experience both in the classroom, as well as in a director role. Before joining our West Carmel team, she was the Executive Director for a private preschool in Fishers. In Ms. Housh's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

  • Ms. Jessica, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jessica

    Assistant Director

    Meet our Assistant Director, Jessica Down!

    I am proud to be the Assistant Director at the Primrose School at West Carmel. I have experience working as a Registered Behavioral Technician and I joined the West Carmel Team with many years of experience in working with young children. I have my Infant/Toddler CDA and have previously worked as a Primrose Teacher. I have also operated my own In-Home Childcare. I am excited to share my knowledge of early childhood education and continue to work in a field that I am passionate about. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 4 children.

  • Ms. Katie, Office Assistant

    Ms. Katie

    Office Assistant

    Ms. Katie is joining us having taught at one of our sister schools, Primrose at West Clay. She graduated from Hamilton Southeastern, having taken Early Child Development classes and is currently enrolled at Ivy Teach studying Business. Ms. Katie does have her CDA. Katie is one of six children. She has helped raise her siblings through middle school/high school and was a nanny for three different families. Welcome to Primrose, Ms. Katie!

  • Ms. Sarah, Office Assistant

    Ms. Sarah

    Office Assistant

    I have over 8 years of experience in an early childhood education setting. I worked as a teacher for 6 years with early preschool age children. I have my CDA with an area of focus in Infants. I previously attended a Culinary and Baking School and I am currently finishing a Certified Paralegal Program.

    Hometown: Fisher, Indiana

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Exploring different hiking trails

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

  • Ms. Susan, Office Assistant

    Ms. Susan

    Office Assistant

    Mrs. Susan is a wonderful asset to our office staff. She is always willing to help out in any way she can. Mrs. Seuring has her Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She was a stay at home mom for 11 years and was at the West Clay Primrose for the past 7 years. During her free time she enjoys reading, crocheting, watching T.V., and spending time with her family.

  • Ms. Lola, Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Lola

    Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Lola has worked as a kitchen manager in a childcare facility for over 7 years and an assistant teacher for 1. She raised 3 children and most recently helped her son take care of his first baby. She has a total of 18 years experience working with children. Ms. Lola enjoys spending time with family on the weekends and her favorite food is Mexican. Welcome to Primrose, Ms. Lola!

  • Ms. Danielle, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Danielle

    Infant Teacher

    I am a graduate of Pike High School. While attending, I did a work study program working in an afterschool care program. I have taught dance for the last 20 years. My experience with children ranges from 18 months to 18 years of age. I have a passion for watching children grow and develop.

    Hometown: Miami, Florida

    Favorite food: Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Continuing to watch my children grow and develop

  • Ms. Alice, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Alice

    Infant Teacher

    I have a Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Science Education from Indiana State University and I have previous experience working as an infant/toddler teacher in a childcare setting.

    I like to spend my free time with my 2 daughters and boyfriend. We enjoy playing with our 4 cats, gardening, maintaining our many house plants and cooking new recipes.

    Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

    Favorite food: Ice Cream

    Favorite weekend activity: Gardening and watching TV

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing our babies start walking

  • Ms. Jennell, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Jennell

    Infant Teacher

    I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education. I am also taking online classes through Perdue University Global. I have over 20 years experience working in the early childhood field. I love to watch the children learn and grow. During my free time I like shopping, going to the movies, and spending time with my husband and my daughters.

    Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the new babies and families

  • Ms. Miledy, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Miledy

    Infant Teacher

    I graduated from Pike High School in 2017. I was a Certified Nursing Assistant for two years. I spent a year and a half babysitting for friends and family before pursuing a career with Primrose. I have been a part of this amazing team for almost two years.

    Hometown: Michoacan, Mexico

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, dining out

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited to see all my kids grow and for the chance to meet our new parents and have a great school year!

  • Ms. Tati, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Tati

    Toddler Teacher

    My journey with childhood education started while I was a dancer. I taught ballet classes for children ages 3-14 for seven years. I also have previous experience as a teacher in a childcare facility. I love to babysit for friends and family, including my nephew and 3 nieces. I love learning everything I can about children’s development and I am planning to begin college to obtain my degree in the early childhood education field.

    Hometown: Brazil

    Favorite food: Anything vegan

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the dog park

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Beginning my career with Primrose!

  • Ms. Sara A., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sara A.

    Toddler Teacher

    I am currently studying Elementary Education at Ivy Tech. I have previous experience in an early childhood setting as a Toddler Teacher. I love being around children and being a teacher is my passion.

    Hometown: Amman, Jordan

    Favorite food: Shawarma sandwich

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my family

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Starting my career with Primrose

  • Ms. Sheila, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sheila

    Toddler Teacher

    I love being around children although I do not have the pleasure of being a parent yet. I have always been the person my friends and family could count on to take care of their children when they are in need. I have previous experience as an ABA Implementer in Joplin, Missouri. In my free time I enjoy going to the movies and spending time with family.

    Hometown: Lebanon, Missouri

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all my kiddos, teaching them new things and building bonds with them and their parents

  • Ms. Sara P., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sara P.

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I am a veteran currently taking college courses for Early Childhood Development and Education. I have been around children my whole life and I developed a strong desire to work with children. I love being a part of helping them learn and grow.

    Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

    Favorite food: Italian and Cajun foods

    Favorite weekend activity: Taking my dog to the park and hiking

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Purchasing our first home with my fiancé

  • Ms. Amy, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Amy

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Amy is from Naperville Illinois. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Central College. She also has a masters degree from Lewis University in Elementary Education. Ms. Amy has worked with first graders, second graders and third graders for field experience and student teaching. Ms. Amy's favorite sports team is the Chicago Bears and she enjoys visiting with family and friends. She is very excited to work with the children and get to know them. Welcome to the Primrose at West Carmel team Ms. Amy!

  • Ms. Yassamina, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Yassamina

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I studied French Literature and Language at the University of Jijel in Algeria. I graduated in 2014 and worked as a French Language teacher in an elementary school, in addition to more than 4 years of experience babysitting. I moved to the USA in 2018 and started working at the Primrose School at West Clay. I joined the West Carmel Primrose family in 2019.


  • Ms. Erica, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Erica

    Early Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I have my Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and I also have my CDA. I spent 5 years in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and another 13 years with various Primrose schools. In my free time I love watching movies, taking my dog to the park, riding my bike and spending time with friends and family.

    Hometown: Shelbyville, Indiana

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Netflix

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Looking forward to helping the children grow and learn, and giving them the resources to build their social skills and confidence. I also look forward to sharing the holidays together!

  • Ms. Mouna, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Mouna

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I received a university degree in law in Algeria. I also obtained a Certificate of Professional Competency for lawyers. I have childcare experience with my many nieces and nephews. I want to provide children with tenderness and be sure they are happy and healthy.

    Hometown: Algeria

    Favorite food: Fruit, Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking and shopping

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning to communicate with the children as a teacher

  • Ms. Amina, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Amina

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I have been working with children in my home country of Algeria since I was 21. I worked there in an elementary school for 7 years. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation (Arabic, French and Spanish). I love helping children learn and grow, it makes me happy.


    Hometown: Algeria

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Having a successful year of learning with the children

  • Ms. Lisa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lisa

    Preschool Teacher

    I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and over 30 years of experience. I have most recently worked with Kindergarten and Preschool age children and have three boys of my own.

    Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

    Favorite food: Tofu

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything outside in nature

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I love seeing the children learn and grow, it is always exciting.

  • Ms. Holly, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Holly

    Preschool Teacher

    I have five years of experience as a Suzuki Early Childhood Educator. While attending a training session for SECE certifications, I found my passion for early childhood development. I decided to go back to school and gain further knowledge about ECD birth-8 years. I am currently finishing my Early Childhood Administration Degree and I am enrolled in an ABA Master’s program.I have three daughters of my own who have all been enrolled at a childcare center, so I am familiar with the parent side of early childhood centers as well.

    Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

    Favorite food: Meat, cheese and crackers

    Favorite weekend activity: Rock climbing with my family and going on hikes

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Starting a new job that I am passionate about

  • Ms. Destini, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Destini

    Preschool Teacher

    I graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Social Work. I previously did community based social work with mental health patients. I also have 4 years of experience as a Preschool Teacher. Working with children is something that warms my heart.


    Hometown: Gary, Indiana

    Favorite food: Any form of potatoes

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movie theater

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Starting my career with Primrose!

  • Ms. Brenda R, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Brenda R

    Preschool Teacher

    I have my Child Development Associate credential. I have experience as a nanny and as a Sunday school teacher for my church, working with children ages 2-10. I worked at another Primrose for over two years before joining the Primrose West Carmel family. I also have background as a Certified Nursing Assistant and volunteered at an elderly home for clinicals.

    Hometown: Indianapolis

    Favorite food: Italian, Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Church, shopping, bike rides

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited to see how much each of the kids will grow and learn.

  • Ms. Sherry, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sherry

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in nursing in my home country, Iran. I was a nurse for 18 years and worked in a cardiology hospital. I also have my CDA for Infants and Toddlers. I am looking forward to working with children and developing strong relationships with the families here at Primrose.

    Hometown: Iran

    Favorite food: Traditional Iranian food

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming and diving

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Building a nice relationship with all my parents and children

  • Ms. Ouassila, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ouassila

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I am married to a wonderful husband and have 3 handsome sons. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 and my Master’s Degree in 2008. I worked from 2008-2011 at my first job before becoming a director of an international company in 2011, where I remained until I moved to America from Algeria in 2019.

    Hometown: Algeria

    Favorite food: Shawarma Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my sons

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Building relationships with my new kids

  • Ms. Andrea, Kindgergarten Teacher

    Ms. Andrea

    Kindgergarten Teacher

    I graduated from Pike High School in 2012. After graduation, I began working at a children’s learning center. I enjoy working with children so much and went on to obtain my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Hometown: Miami, Florida

    Favorite food: Italian food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to new places, spending time with my family and husband

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know each child and watching them learn and grow

  • Ms. Ashlen, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ashlen

    Kindergarten Teacher

    I graduated from Ball State University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology and Counseling. I taught first grade for 2 years in South Bend and also worked as a Behavior Therapist briefly. I started my career with Primrose in 2018.

    Hometown: Chesterton, Indiana

    Favorite food: Mexican food

    Favorite weekend activity: Exploring new places or doing anything competitive

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited to watch our students get more confident in their reading and writing skills.

  • Ms. Rhonda

    Support Staff

    Meet Ms. Rhonda. She has over 4 years of experience working with children, from teenagers down to infants. She does have her Associates Degree and is a proud parent of an 18year old.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team, Ms. Rhonda.

  • Ms. Steffany

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Steffany comes to us with over 6 years of experience working with children. She has worked with them through her church as well as babysitting for friends and family.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team, Ms. Steffany

  • Ms. Heather

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Heather is new to our team. She came to us from one of our sister locations. Ms. Heather has experience working with children in a childcare setting as well as in an Elementary setting. She has her nursing degree from Ohio State University. Heather loves to spend time with her 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team!

  • Ms. Moriah (Mo)

    Support Staff

    Ms. Mo is from a family of educators. Her parents and siblings are Professors, so its no surprise that she too, has a passion for child development and education. She has been working on her degree in English Literature with a creative writing concentration. She is excited to watch the children learn and grow along side her.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team!

  • Ms. Diane

    Infant and Toddler teacher

    Ms. Diane comes to us having worked in childcare for over 30 years. She has completed all of her 120 credit hours towards her CDA and continues to gain 20 additional child development credits each year. She has many college credits and looks forward to completing her Associate Degree in General Studies.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team!

  • Ms. Madison

    Support Staff

    Ms. Madison comes to us with her B.S in Biology and minors in Psychology and Sociology. She attended I-Teach to obtain her teaching certifications. She has taught preschool, Elementary and even Middle school children for over 12 years.

    Welcome to the West Carmel team.

  • Julie and Bryan Bowman, Franchise Owner

    Julie and Bryan Bowman

    Franchise Owners

    Hi, I am Julie Bowman. I am the proud owner and operator of the Primrose School at West Clay, the Primrose School at Bridgewater, the Primrose School at West Carmel, and the Primrose School at Grand Park. My husband Bryan and I have three beautiful children named Adelyn, Gavin, and Alaina. My love for my family and my passion for education are what drove me to open my Primrose School.

    My lifelong dream has been to open a school of my own. After researching schools and the requirements to start my own, I stumbled upon Primrose Schools. I continue to be amazed by Primrose's outstanding approach to education, their accredited curriculum and their character development programs.

    My professional career has been in education for the past 11 years with Hamilton Southeastern Schools. While with HSES, I worked as a special education teacher at the elementary and high school levels for 5 years, as an assistant principal for 3 years, and spent 3 years as the Principal at Sand Creek Intermediate School. I have a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, a Director of Special Education degree, a Masters in School Administration and have finished all coursework to receive my doctorate in education administration.

    Carmel is an amazing community and I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to open the Primrose School at West Carmel. Our preschool is an outstanding school with NCA accredited curriculum. Our Primrose School is like no other private preschool in the state of Indiana. Please give us the opportunity to show you how much of a difference we can make in your children's lives. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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