Primrose School of West Plymouth

Our Staff

  • Heather Skoglund, School Director

    Heather Skoglund

    School Director

    Ms. Skoglund is our school director and has been with the Primrose family since September of 2007. She comes to us highly recommended with an extensive background in the early education field. Graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. Heather has over 15 years of experience working with young children and is delighted to be a part of the Primrose team. Ms. Skoglund states,"my passion is caring for young children and watching their growth and knowledge blossom in such a short time".

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food:Cheesburgers

    Hobbies: Reading and Gardening

    Beverage: Diet Coke

    Candy: M & Ms

    Color: Red or Bright Pink

  • Ms. Giuliani, Assistant Director

    Ms. Giuliani

    Assistant Director

    I’m Michelle Giuliani. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in Plymouth, MN where I graduated from Maple Grove Senior High. I then went to Minnesota State University-Moorhead to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I have a loving husband and an adorable little girl. I love spending time with my family in my spare time. I love being a teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Pasta

    Hobbies: Reading and Shopping

    Beverage: Chocolate Cooler from Caribou

    Candy: Kit-Kat

    Color: Purple

  • Ms. Ritter, Assistant Director

    Ms. Ritter

    Assistant Director

    Mrs. Ritter started at Primrose in March of 2015 at our sister school, Primrose School of Edina where she taught PreK for 4 years. With a move to Rogers in July of 2019, Mrs. Ritter made the transition to West Plymouth. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Middle School Social Studies. She has worked in Early Childhood for 10 years, and loves watching each child learn and grow everyday. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, son Clyde and daughter Eloise, going to the lake, and reading a good book!

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Artichoke Dip

    Hobbies: Fishing and Snowboarding

    Beverage: Sparkling Water

    Candy: Anything!

    Color: Green

  • Ms. Shea, Infant Lead Teacher - Employee of the Year 2009

    Ms. Shea

    Infant Lead Teacher - Employee of the Year 2009

    Ms. Shea has been with the Primorse family since 2007. She brings over 6 years of experience working with young children as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology with an Associates Degree in Early Education. Ms. Shea's calm demeanor and caring nature makes her a wonderful asset to our Infant Staff! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, Will and daughter, Paige.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food:Chinese

    Hobbies: Reading

    Beverage: Sprite

    Candy: Twix and Skittles

    Color: Blue or Red

  • Ms. Lawrence, Infant Lead Teacher~ Teacher of the Year 2017

    Ms. Lawrence

    Infant Lead Teacher~ Teacher of the Year 2017

    I love working with children of all ages whether it be at school or my church. I started at Primrose in December of 2011. I have worked in the Robbinsdale School District special education department for ages from 3 years old to Kindergarten. I love watching the children grow and develop into young adults. I enjoy getting down to their size and interacting with them. Let us all understand there is a little kid in all of us. Sometimes we have to step out of our little box and enjoy life. That is what it is all about.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Burgers and Crab Legs

    Hobbies: Reading and Camping

    Beverage: Coffee and Lemonade

    Candy: Chocolate Heath

    Color: Purple

  • Ms. Anderson, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Anderson

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Anderson. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have been married for over 34 years. I have 2 grown sons, one of which is married and has a daughter that goes to Primrose of West Plymouth. I love working with children because they have a way of showing you a different way the world and have unlimited hugs to give. It's so wonderful to watch them grow and learn and know that I helped with that. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Chocolate

    Hobbies: Baking and Reading

    Beverage: Water

    Candy: Chocolate

    Color: Pink

  • Ms. Bandescu, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Bandescu

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hello! I'm Stephanie Bandescu, I have been working in early childhood education over 10 years now. I have been with Primrose Schools for 7 years, starting out at Primrose school of Edina as the young toddler teacher. I have a 7 year old son, and four year old daughter. I love spending time with them and my family. Toddlers are my absolute favorite age, watching them grow and being able to see them continue to grow throughout the school is AMAZING!

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Pizza

    Hobbies: Drinking Coffee

    Beverage: Caribou Iced Vanilla White Mocha

    Candy: Sour Patch Kids

    Color: Black, Grey and Beige

  • Ms. Amanda, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Amanda

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    I’m Amanda Gross.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I live in Buffalo with my spouse and two dogs! We will be having a new addition to our family in January of 2019! We are very excited! I have always loved working in childcare! I have an associates degree in social work from St. Cloud State University. I am very excited to get to know all of my students this year and watch them learn and grow! I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Pizza

    Hobbies: Camping

    Beverage: Coke

    Candy: Kit-Kat

    Color: Red


  • Ms. Chong, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Chong

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Chong has been with the Primrose family since 2008. She comes to us from Maple Grove where she lives with her husband and two kids. She works in our Early Preschool classroom. She has a major in Early Childhood Education and has lots of experience working with young children. She says that she absolutely loves working at Primrose and working with young children!

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Linguine

    Hobbies: Watching Movies and Traveling

    Beverage: Caramel Macchiato

    Candy:Starbursts

    Color: Red and Purple

  • Ms. Khatri, Early Preschool  Lead Teacher

    Ms. Khatri

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Adams, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Adams

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello,

    I'm Ms. Adams! I love kids and I love watching them grow and become independent. My favorite activity to teach is circle time. I love putting on little puppet shows for the kids. My favorite children's book is "Pete the Cat". I can't wait to meet you and your family.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things

    Food: Tacos

    Hobbies: Snowboarding

    Beverage: Dunkin Donuts/Starbucks

    Candy: Kit-Kat

    Color: Green

  • Ms. Tea, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Tea

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each others.

    My name is Tailyr. T.E.A. are my initials! I am currently going for my degree in early childhood development, thinking about child psychology. I love kids. I’ve been the family babysitter since I was just a little kid myself. I believe all children are capable with proper patience and guidance.

    These are a few of my Favorite Things:

    Food: French Toast and Dessert

    Hobbies: Skating and taking care of my Bearded Dragon

    Beverage: Rootbeer

    Candy: Twizzler

    Color: Golden Sparkle


  • Ms. Hauge, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Hauge

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Hauge (Ingledue) graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2006 with her two year degree in Early Childhood Development. She has been teaching since October 2nd, 2002 and has been teaching at Primrose School of West Plymouth since August 1st, 2011. She is one of our lead teachers in the Preschool classroom. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to getting to know all of the children and families in her classroom.

  • Ms. Wojciak, Preschool A Lead Teacher

    Ms. Wojciak

    Preschool A Lead Teacher

    I’m Deb Wojciak.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am so excited to get to know you and your children. I love being a teacher. I have been working with children of all ages for many years. I enjoy seeing each child learn something new. It makes their face light up when they figure out how to do something. I have a son and daughter of my own.

  • Ms. Johnson, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Johnson

    Preschool Teacher

    I’m Lauren Johnson.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I This will be my fifth year teaching preschool and my seventh year teaching overall. I love learning with children of all ages; its so much fun to watch them grow! I am a lifelong learner and love to get my hands on any form ofnew information that I can. I can’t wait to share my love of learning with you! In my spare time my son Jack keeps me busy. He is in Preschool A. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.


  • Ms. Halverson, Preschool Teacher-Teacher of the Year 2012

    Ms. Halverson

    Preschool Teacher-Teacher of the Year 2012

    Ms. Halverson has been with the Primrose family since January of 2008 and has over seven years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Music and Communication Studies. She has always had a passion for music, singing, and performing, so having the opportunity to teach her knowledge to young children has been extremely rewarding! You will always find a lot of music going on in her Preschool B classroom as well! These programs have also allowed Ms. Halverson the experience teaching in all classrooms and ages at Primrose, and she just loves getting to know each and every one of their unique personalities! In her spare time she loves to sing and perform in shows around the Twin Cities, read, scrapbook, and spend time with her niece and newphew. :)

  • Ms. Hunter, Preschool A/B Support Teacher

    Ms. Hunter

    Preschool A/B Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Hunter. I am the second oldest out of 14 siblings. I enjoy singing, dancing and drawing. I really enjoy working with kids of all ages and do plan on furthering my career in Early Childhood Education. I can't wait to learn more about uou and your family.

  • Ms. Fitzgerald, Preschool C Lead Teacher

    Ms. Fitzgerald

    Preschool C Lead Teacher

    I am very talkative, energetic, and animated. Love children. I have been working with children for 35 years and obviously love children! I love spending time with friends and family.

  • Ms. Heinicke, Preschool C Lead Teacher

    Ms. Heinicke

    Preschool C Lead Teacher

    I’ve been working with kids since 2006. I went to school at Rasmussen college and I’m going to school for human services. I enjoy bon fires, summers at the lake and my family cabin, I love to spend time with my family and and dog Luna, I’m always down for a good burger!

  • Ms. Garvais, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Garvais

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I’m Taylor Garvais, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have been working in childcare for a few years. When I am not working I really enjoy being outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing when I am at the cabin. I also really enjoy dancing, I was at a dance studio for 15 years. I also was on the St. Cloud State University's Dance Team. I am looking forward to working with the children and being a member of the Primrose family. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.


  • Mr. Jeremiah, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Jeremiah

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Mr. Jeremiah. I was born right here in Minnesota and have learned to embrace the cold. I have 4 siblings that I adore greatly, and a dog named Rolo. On weekends you will likely catch me camping with my friends or enjoying quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting each of you and amp proud to be part of the Primrose Family.

  • Ms. Beugen, Preschool C and Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    Ms. Beugen

    Preschool C and Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    I’m Samantha Beugen.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I live with my parents, younger sister, and our dog, Max here in Plymouth. For high school I first went to Fair downtown in Minneapolis for 9th and 10th grade. Then I went to Perpich Center for the Arts for 11th and 12th grade. While I was there my main art area was that I focused on was theatre. My love for the arts especially performing arts has been a very useful key inmy career. Other interests of mine include traveling, photography, swimming, going to the Minnesota Golden Gophers hokey games and watching movies, just to name a few. I’m so excited to be at Primrose.

  • Ms. Bodine, Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Bodine

    Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Hello,

    I'm Samantha Bodine. I have worked in childcare for about 5 years and I love every second of it. I live in Delano with my husband and our cat. I enjoy anything that has to do with the outdoors. My favorite children's book is "Pete the Cat". I can't wait to get to know new friends and their families.

  • Ms. Kunzmann, Support Teacher -Employee of the Year 2008

    Ms. Kunzmann

    Support Teacher -Employee of the Year 2008

    Ms. Kunzmann graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Primrose School of West Plymouth since the school opened in 2007. Ms. Kunzmann knew from the time she was young she wanted to work with the infant age group. Ms. Kunzmann and her husband have 2 wonderful children that love coming to Primrose School too!

  • Ms. Ariel, Teacher's Aide

    Ms. Ariel

    Teacher's Aide

    I'm Ariel Lawrence. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I go to Robbinsdale Cooper High School and will be graduating in 2016. I've helped and babysat children of all ages for as long as I can remember. I've helped teach Sunday school with my mom for 5 years. I love being around kids and making them smile and laugh, it makes my day all the better. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Mr. Jacob, School Chef

    Mr. Jacob

    School Chef

    Hello! My name is Mr. Jacob. I moved to Minnesota over 2 years ago. I was working in a professional kitchen for 2 years. I recently just moved to Plymouth and am excited to be working for Primrose to help everyone eat a balanced and nutritious diet. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Saleem Karmaliani and Salima Mithani, Franchise Owner

    Saleem Karmaliani and Salima Mithani

    Franchise Owners