Primrose School of West Chester

Our Staff

  • Ms. Cindy Hines, Executive Director

    Ms. Cindy Hines

    Executive Director

    Hello, I’m Cindy. Hines. I am the Executive Director at Primrose School of P&G at Winton Hill, P&G at GO, and Primrose School of West Chester. I have Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University. I’ve been the Director of this school since 2008 and I am excited to be a part of the Primrose leadership team.

    I am a wife and mother of three girls. My family moved to Cincinnati in 2008. We spend a lot of time on the soccer fields on the weekends as all of my girls are active with soccer.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Ms. Carmen Fox, Director

    Ms. Carmen Fox

    Director

    Hi everyone, I’m Carmen Fox and I’m your director at the Primrose School of West Chester. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and I have been in childcare since June 2007. I joined the Primrose team in February 2016 and immediately felt at home here. I was delighted to find a place that matched up with my philosophy of play based, child lead learning. I am proud of the time-tested and well-researched Primrose curriculum and I believe that a quality early education sets the stage for future success in a child’s education journey. One of the easiest decisions that my husband and I have made as parents is to send our children to the Primrose School of West Chester, where we know that they will get a balanced education complete with a strong character development program, and receive quality care from kind and attentive teachers.

  • Ms. Rachel Conley, Assistant Director

    Ms. Rachel Conley

    Assistant Director

    I’m Rachel Conley. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I live in Mason with my husband and our four kids. When we are not busy with sports and practices, we love to travel to new places and try new things.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Gruffalo

  • Ms. Aubrey Barber, Education Specialist

    Ms. Aubrey Barber

    Education Specialist

    Hi, I'm Aubrey! I am so excited to be joining this team. I have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo. Go Rockets! I am currently in graduate school for my Masters in school counseling. I have been teaching for about 4 years before becoming an Education Specialist. Every day is a new learning day and I cannot wait to meet everyone. My door is always open!

    Favorite Children's Book: Dragons Loves Tacos

  • Ms. Emily Conner, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Emily Conner

    Administrative Assistant

    Hi everyone! My name is Emily Conner and I will be the Administrative Assistant. I have been working with children of all ages as a dance/tumbling instructor as well as in child care. I have my Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. In my free time I enjoy playing board games with my friends, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my husband and our dog! I am so excited to meet all the families of Primrose!

    Favorite Children's Book: Is Your Mama A Llama?

  • Ms. Karah Reedy, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Karah Reedy

    Infant Teacher

    Hi. My name is Karah Reedy. I run a Chicago style food truck with my mom. I was born and raised there.. so we had to bring the food from there, to here! I love cooking with my mom and trying out nre recipes... but I am still trying to learn all of our secret family recipes! I basically live at Hobby Lobby, so if I am not there..I'm probably here.. or sleeping:)

     

    Favorite Children's Book: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Ms. Jenafir Thompson, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Jenafir Thompson

    Infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Jenafir Thompson and I would love to tell you a little about myself. My fiancé and I just moved to Ohio from Kentucky and we love it. I have a dad and sister. I spend most of my time with my four dogs. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and audiobooks. I cant wait to meet you and your family.

    Favorite Children's Book: Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

  • Ms. Amanda Abbott, Young Toddlers Co-teacher

    Ms. Amanda Abbott

    Young Toddlers Co-teacher

    I went to Talawanda High School and just now finished my first year at Miami University. I am studying Psychological Sciences to reach my goal as a Child Life Specialist. I love going to the lake to fish, and going to Edgewater to see my best friend race. I recently became an aunt to my nephew Judd! I also help coach Talawanda High School Varsity football during the fall and I spent all my life playing softball!

  • Ms. Hayley Cranfield, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hayley Cranfield

    Young Toddler Teacher

    My husband and I have the privilage of raising the most enjoyable teenager on the planet. Family is everything for me! After a career in sale (which I hated), I transitioned to children's ministry (which I loved). Today, I love teaching littles and loving on them all day. 

    Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

  • Ms. Olivia Pearson, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Olivia Pearson

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my names Olivia Pearson. I have experience with all age groups of children from six weeks to ten years. My favorite age group just happens to be toddlers though! I like to spend my free time watching movies, hiking and going out on the river.

  • Ms. Hayley Rohr, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Hayley Rohr

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Hayley Rohr. I am so excited to get to know you and your kids! I am currently a student at Miami University. After work, you can find me doing homework with friends at our favorite coffee house. I found my love for kids through nannying. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Trinity Fite, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Trinity Fite

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi. My name is Trinity Fite. I am a student at the University of Cincinnati. I am recently married and have two fur-babies at home, both cats. I love the Cincinnati Reds and will always be down for a baseball game! I am also a performer! I enjoy singing, dancing and acting. I was a private nanny for three years for an amazing family. I am the oldest of seven! I have always loved working in childcare and with children. I can't wait to learn even more.

  • Ms. Mackenzie Dougherty, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Mackenzie Dougherty

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I love to travel, whether it's local or global, finding new places to visit is fun! I have live in Cincinnati all of my life an love it. Whenever I have free time, I love reading. My favorite is classics such as Toni Morrison's early books, but every now and then I read a non-fiction thriller.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

  • Ms. Joanna Flores, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Joanna Flores

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! I am Joanna Flores. I wanted to tell you about myself. I enjoy watching movies and learning about History. This Fall, I will start attending University of Cincinnati and will be majoring in Early Childhood Education. can't wait to meet you and your family!

    Favorite Children's Book: Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

  • Ms. Kaija Snicale, Early Preschool/Pathways Rotator

    Ms. Kaija Snicale

    Early Preschool/Pathways Rotator

    Some things about myself., I come from a big family of girls! I am very outgoing and LOVE animals. I have 2 cats, 4 guinea pigs and a turtle. I love spending time outside and at home with my family.

  • Ms. Erin Shaw, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Erin Shaw

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I am Erin Shaw. I live with my husband and two children. I have worked as a Preschool teacher since 2015. I enjoy camping and hiking with my family. My favorite children's book is The Mitten by Jan Brett. I am excited to meet you and your family.

  • Ms. Regan Loudin, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Regan Loudin

    Preschool Teacher

    I am going to UC to pursue my Bachelors degree in Psychology! In my free time I like to read books, watch movies, or hangout with my dog Leo!

    Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

  • Mr. Ryan Haynes, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Ryan Haynes

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I’m Ryan Haynes. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been working as a preschool teacher at Primrose since January 2017. I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. I have been living in Cincinnati for the past 6 years. My teaching inspirations are my wife Cassandra, my mentor and friends Ms. Tenna Johnson, my prior work experience at Jowonio School CNY, my daughter Ariana, and my sons Andrew and Aiden

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children's Book: We're Going on a Ghost Hunt

  • Ms. Savannah Rogers, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Savannah Rogers

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I am a college student at Miami University Regionals. I spend my free time with friends and family. I love animals and my favorite animal is the Red Panda. My favorite children's book is Sleepy Time ABC. I am excited to get to know you and your family.

  • Ms. Sarah Byrge, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Byrge

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! I have over ten years of experience in education and I’m excited to continue this at Primrose! I have two bachelors degrees from Loyola University Chicago and will be starting my masters next year! I live with my husband Tyler and our two rescue cats, Larry and Elizabeth! I love spending time with them and my family and friends. I love to stay active and I love animals. I’m very excited to be back in the classroom after a couple years! I cant wait to build relationships with my students and families!

    Favorite Children's Book: The Velveteen Rabbit

  • Ms. Sherri Carter, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Sherri Carter

    Explorers Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi! I’m Sherry Carter. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education from Oral Roberts University. I am K-8th grade certified, and I hold a current license. I have taught in public, private and community schools as well as at a co-op. I homeschooled my two now-adult children. I have been a Young Toddler teacher and more recently, an Explorers teacher at Primrose.I enjoy getting to know the children and their families. I especially like witnessing the joy of learning and the children’s “aha” moments.

    Favorite children’s book: Can a mother choose a favorite child? It’s impossible to narrow it down to just ONE book.

  • Ms. Kim Listermann, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kim Listermann

    Support Teacher

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself. My name is Kim Listermann. I have over 10 years of experience in the child care field. I worked at Primrose for three and a half years and was known as Ms. Duckwall. I recently got married to a wonderful man with four children and currently live in Liberty Twp, Ohio. I have two boys of my own in college and four step children. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago before I moved to Cincinnati for my adult life. When I'm not taking care of six kids, I love to walk my goldendoodle every day. My favorite children's book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what Do You See?". I look forward to reconnecting with old families and meeting new families.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Kristy Howard, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kristy Howard

    Support Teacher

    I’m Kristy Howard.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am a fun loving, silly, adventurous mother of 7. I am a graduate of Winton Woods High School class of ‘96 where I participated in Marketing Education and D.E.C.A. Club. I am currently a member of the PTA and Music Boosters as my children play trumpet and Violin. We spend most of our time at community functions helping while enjoying the company of others.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Ms. Jenna Altonen, Support Teacher

    Ms. Jenna Altonen

    Support Teacher

    Hi. My name is Jenna Altonen. I am currently a student at Heidelberg University studying Primary Education. I love hanging out with my family and friends. I also enjoy shopping, traveling, and spending time with my dog. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite children's books are The Biscuit Books. I can't wait to meet you and your family.

  • Ms. Jenna DeLoretta, Support Teacher

    Ms. Jenna DeLoretta

    Support Teacher

    Hi. My name is Jenna DeLoretta. I love to spend my free time learning new recipes, snuggling with my tabby cat or reorganizing everything I own. I love West Virginia, spending time outside and everything scented. My favorite children's book is Trashy Town. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

  • Ms. Taylor Washabaugh, Chef

    Ms. Taylor Washabaugh

    Chef

    Hi there! I am Taylor- California native turned Cincinnatian. I moved here summer of 2021 and have been loving it! I have a background in Pastry, and have been baking for over 15 years. I specialize in gluten free and allergen friendly cuisine. I am looking forward to making delicious and nutritious meal here at Primrose!

     

    Favorite Children's book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • Ms. Debbie Ditullio, Chef

    Ms. Debbie Ditullio

    Chef

    Hi, I'm Debbie Ditullio. I have been working in childcare for the last twelve years. I love to go camping and love to fish. I spend a lot of time with my grandchildren. I love to cook and I am always trying new things to recipes. I am very excited to get to know each and everyone of you during my journey at Primrose.

     

    Favorite Children's book: Pete The Cat

  • Roland and Dona Young, Franchise Owner

    Roland and Dona Young

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Dona and Roland Young, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of West Chester and two Primrose on Premise schools located on corporate campuses of the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company: Primrose School at P&G GO Child Development Center and Primrose School at P&G Winton Hill Child Development Center.

    The Youngs – who have three grown children – have been married for nearly 40 years, and always dreamed of building a business together. They decided to join the Primrose Family because they love children, believe in the importance of meaningful educational experiences and want to help families balance the demands of their careers and family lives. The couple moved to Cincinnati in 2010 to open their first Primrose school and will open their second and third Primrose schools on two of P&G’s campuses in January 2017.

    Before becoming a Franchise Owner, Dona served as chairman, president and CEO of a Fortune 1000 company that provides life, annuity and asset management products. During the course of her 30-year career, she has honed a passion for education, talent development, business and corporate governance. Dona serves on two corporate boards, is an elected trustee of Save the Children and Save the Children International, and also serves on the board of the Saint James School, a preparatory school in Maryland. An active business consultant, Dona provides high-level guidance and support for their Primrose schools.

    A graduate of Cornell University, Roland practiced law for 30 years and was the managing partner of a Connecticut law firm prior to pursuing his lifelong dream of nurturing and growing a business of his own. He has also taught at the junior high, high school and graduate school levels. Roland is a passionate, spirited and hands-on Franchise Owner who manages the majority of the operations for their schools. As a litigator, Roland measured his success based on wins for his clients. These days, he measures his success by the hugs and high fives he receives from Primrose children and the developmental accomplishments he witnesses.

    Dona and Roland love offering a loving, warm atmosphere where children can grow Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. Longtime supporters of Primrose Schools, the Youngs are thrilled to provide the quality experience they know and love to children and families in the Cincinnati area.

    Their three Primrose schools feature the Balanced Learning® curriculum in infant through Pre-Kindergarten classrooms and the Primrose Explorers before- and after-school program for students up to age 12. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-informed curriculum blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    Primrose School of West Chester is located at 8378 Princeton Glendale Road. For more information, visit www.primrosewestchester.com.

    For more information about the Primrose Childhood Development Centers on P&G’s campuses (which have exclusive enrollment for the families of P&G employees), please contact Roland Young at ryoung@primrosewestchester.com.

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