Primrose School at WestClay

Our Staff

  • Kendra Dunagan, Director

    Kendra Dunagan

    Director

    Ms. Kendra is our school Director. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Family and Child. She taught at a nursery school in Muncie, IN before teaching Pre-K 1 for two years at Primrose. Additionally, she was an Assistant Director for a year before her promotion to the director's position. She joined the Primrose family in 2007, right when the school opened. In her spare time, Ms. Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and going on vacations. She LOVES anything Disney!

  • Ms. Allison, Office Assistant

    Ms. Allison

    Office Assistant

    Ms. Allison joined our team in 2020 and is one of our Office Assistants. She comes to us with 18 years of experience in Early Childhood, including 16 years as a teacher and 2 years in the office at another Primrose School. In her free time, Ms. Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids, as well as their beloved Boxer and French Bulldog. She was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Indiana in the summer of 2019 and absolutely loves what Indiana has to offer. Ms. Allison loves being outdoors and exploring the local trails and trying new restaurants! Ms. Allison is so excited to be here as part of the Primrose family, and she looks forward to developing relationships with all of the wonderful families here!

  • Ms. Chaima, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chaima

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chaima joined our team in June of 2020. Prior to working at Primrose she worked in the hospitality and customer service industry. She has many years of nannying experience and a son of her own. When asked about her favorite part of this job she said "my heart is happiest when I am working with children." In her freetime she loves to travel, shop, and spend time with her family.

  • Ms. Tanzila, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tanzila

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tan joined our team in June 2021. Prior to working at Primrose, Ms. Tan ran her own in home daycare in Michigan for 12 years. She has one grown son but has mothered many other children in her life. Ms. Tan spends her free time gardening and taking care of her aging mother. She is so full of joy and kindness! We are glad to count her among our staff!

  • Ms. Sussie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sussie

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sussie joined our team in early 2018. She has worked with and cared for children of various ages. She enjoys reading to children and seeing them have fun and learn at the same time. In her free time she enjoys art projects, reading, listening to music, and going to church.

  • Ms. Jennie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jennie

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jennie has over 5 years of child care experience with children ranging from 6 months to 3 years old. She loves kids and wants to make a better future for them! During her free time she enjoys doing arts and crafts as well as hair styling.

  • Ms. Randa, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Randa

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Randa joined our staff in 2018 and came to us with experience from another preschool. Ms. Randa has one teenage son, but comes from a family of 6 sisters. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and playing video games with her son.

  • Ms. Allison B., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allison B.

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Allison joined our team in November 2021. She has a degree in Psychology from Ball State. Prior to working at Primrose she was a group home manager, behavioral health specialist, and correctional officer. During her time in those fields she realized that she really wanted to work with children. She grew up with 5 sisters and 1 brother, babysat frequently in high school, and now has 6 nieces and 1 nephew. When not at work she enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her dog and family. We are so thankful to have her here at our school!


  • Ms. Mariam, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Mariam

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Mariam joined our team in January 2022. She came to us with 4 years of previous experience as a preschool teacher from another child development center. Ms. Mariam has her degree in Geography, Computer Science, and Office Automation. She also received her nursing certificate, specializing in dialysis. In her free time she enjoys planting flowers and herbs (especially oregano, thyme, mint, basil and lavender), walking outdoors and drawing. Ms. Mariam says that working with kids is fun for her because children are like a fountain of joy - they are energetic and optimistic. Everyday is different for them and they are continually creating new things. We are so thankful to have Ms. Mariam here in our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Missie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Missie

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Missie joined our team in 2021 and came to us with 3 years of experience working with children of various ages while being a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Voices for Children. She previously worked over 10+ years in aviation administration and accounting. Ms. Missie has her Associates in Social and Behavioral Health from Grossmont College. In her free time she loves to listen to music, read, craft, and spend time with family and friends. Her favorite part of her job is helping her kiddos learn and watching the tremendous growth at such a young age. We're so glad to have Ms. Missie on our team!

  • Ms. Heather, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Heather

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Heather joined our team in 2021 and came to us with over 8 years of teaching experience. She spent 5 years teaching middle school and 3 years working in preschool education. Ms. Heather attended both IUPUI and Ivy Tech with studies in broadcast journalism and Spanish education. During her free time she enjoys hiking and traveling. If she's not at school, you can definitely find her at the beach! Ms. Heather loves working with children because their joy is her joy. She loves seeing a child learn something new and sharing that experience with them. We're so glad Ms. Heather is part of our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Blankie, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Blankie

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Blankie joined our team in the summer of 2012. She studied business administration in college. She taught at another child care center for 7 years before joining Primrose. Ms. Blankie enjoys watching her children play sports, walking, reading and watching movies.

  • Ms. Merfat, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Merfat

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Merfat joined our team in 2019 and worked previously in the restaurant customer service industry. She has a college degree, worked two years in childcare as well as raised two kids of her own. Ms. Merfat's favorite part of teaching is watching the kids learn and grow over time. In her free time she enjoys being with her kids and cooking.

  • Ms. Samah, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Samah

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Samah started working at Primrose in early 2018. She has a BA in Computer Science and previously taught the Toddler classroom at another childcare facility for 4 years. She also has a school age daughter. In her free time she enjoys crochet and other needle crafts as well as spending time with her family.

  • Ms. Janet, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Janet

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Janet has her Bachelors degree and has been working at Primrose since 2018. Ms. Janet loves helping kids learn and grow. During her free time she enjoys listening to music, cooking and reading.

  • Ms. Nancy, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Nancy

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Nancy has been working at Primrose since January of 2018. Ms. Nancy came to us with 4 years of childcare experience teaching at another school as well as her Child Development Associate certification. She also has two boys of her own who are now school aged. Ms. Nancy loves watching how the kids in her classroom are like little sponges, soaking up all that there is to learn! In her free time she enjoys shopping, going to church, cooking, and spending time with her family.

  • Ms. Fadila, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Fadila

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Fadila has her Child Development Associate and over 35 years of childcare experience. She has been teaching in our Infant room for almost a decade. She wanted to challenge herself by trying a different age group this year and she and her entire class have been thriving! When not working she enjoys shopping, going to the beach and spending time with family.

  • Ms. Mariam, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mariam

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mariam joined our team in 2021 and came to us with over 12 years of teaching experience in early child development. Her favorite part of working with children is teaching and playing outside and singing with the kids. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike and listening to music.

  • Ms. Dalila, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Dalila

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Dalila joined our team in our Infant classroom in 2017 but then transitioned into an Early Preschool room when we opened new classrooms at the beginning of 2018. During her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband, and taking her two kids to the park.

  • Ms. Horiya, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Horiya

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Horiya joined our Primrose family in 2021. She has a young son of her own and loves children. She enjoys pizza, sports, shopping and dancing. We are so thankful to have her gentle and attentive nature in our classrooms!

  • Ms. Mak, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mak

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mak has been part of our Primrose team since 2014. She has a certificate in teaching from her home country and 12 years of teaching experience prior to joining our team. She absolutely loves her babies and they love her too! She is a joy to have at Primrose!

  • Ms. Samia, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Samia

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Samia joined our team in 2018. She came to us from another childcare facility and has two school age children of her own. She has one of the kindest smiles around our school! In her free time she enjoys listening to music, shopping, and cooking.

  • Ms. Gus, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Gus

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Gus has over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She obtained her CDA and has over 120 hours of Conscious Discipline Training. Ms. Gus has two adult daughters and a granddaughter. She is very active in her church and teaches Sunday School and sings on the praise team. Ms. Gus is very enthusiastic when it comes to teaching and has a true passion for nurturing children.

  • Ms. Randa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Randa joined our Primrose team in 2015 and has taught both Early Preschool and Preschool. Ms. Randa has a B.A. in Biology and her Masters in Teaching. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing and spending time with her husband and three children.

  • Ms. Olfat, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Olfat

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Olfat has over 10 years of teaching experience and came to us from another childcare center in 2014. She also obtained her Child Development Associate with an emphasis on teaching preschool age children. Ms. Olfat has four kids ranging from preschool to high school. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing crafts.

  • Ms. Lisa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lisa

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lisa joined our team in 2018 and has been a great addition! Ms. Lisa earned a degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State. She watched her nephew for a year and also has two kids of her own. She even homeschooled her daughter! Ms. Lisa has volunteered with VBS, Awana, and Sunday School at her church for many years, working with kids of various ages. She has recently obtained her Child Development Associate with an emphasis on teaching preschool age children. Her favorite part about her classroom is watching the children's personalities develop and helping to prepare them to be people who care about others and love to learn and grow. In her free-time she enjoys knitting, baking cookies and playing the guitar and violin.

  • Ms. Llian, Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Llian

    Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Llian joined our Primrose team in 2019, having previously taught Kindergarten in a private school in Egypt. She also volunteers as a Sunday School teacher. Ms. Llian has a BA in Psychology from Minia University in Cairo. In her free time she enjoys helping others and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite part of working with children is having conversations with them and seeing how their little minds work.

  • Ms. Refka, Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Refka

    Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Refka joined our Primrose family in 2019. She came to us with 16 years of experience as a high school teacher. Ms. Refka has a degree in Psychology from El Minia University in Cairo, Egypt. In her free time she enjoys reading and coloring. Her favorite part of working with children is singing with them and making them smile. We are so glad to have Ms. Refka at our school!

  • Ms. Vikki, Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Vikki

    Preschool Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Vikki joined our team in the fall of 2018 but came to us from one of our sister schools where she had been working for 4 years. Prior to working at our sister school she worked at another childcare facility for 4 years. Ms. Vikki has been working with children since she was 14 years old and also has children of her own. She loves teaching children, but she also loves learning from them! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Ms. Viviane, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Viviane

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Viviane joined our Primrose team in 2020 but came from our sister school, the Primrose School of Bridgewater. She has been working with children for over ten years. She believes in the importance of schooling which is why she loves being at Primrose. Ms. Viviane loves building a strong relationship with her students and her families. We are excited that she has joined our Primrose family.

  • Ms. Meriem, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Meriem

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Meriem joined our school in 2017. Prior to working at Primrose she was a law professor and a practicing lawyer for over 25 years. She has a degree in International Law and is fluent in French and English. She has two daughters and loves teaching children. In her free time she enjoys reading, working on projects, research, watching tv, and spending as much time with her teenagers as they will allow.

  • Ms. Rachel, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Rachel

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Rachel joined our team in 2022 all the way from California. She has a master's degree in Education, worked for a year as a teacher's aid and 7 years as a Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten teacher. In her free time she enjoys shopping, crafting and spending quality time with family and friends. Ms. Rachel LOVES Disney and good coffee! We are so glad she joined our family!

  • Ms. Allison R., Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Allison R.

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Allison joined our team in 2016. She has worked as a basketball coach for 4 years and a camp counselor for 5 years. Ms. Allison has a degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. In her free time she enjoys traveling, working out, eating out, golfing, and spending time with her dogs. We're glad to have her on our team!

  • Ms. Adilene, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Adilene

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Adi joined our team in early 2018. She has decades of childcare experience working with children of all ages. She is one of 10 children in her family and grew up watching her younger brothers, nephews and nieces, in addition to other babysitting. She also has experience working with children with special needs. Her favorite part of being in the classroom is seeing the joy on children's faces as they grow to love learning. In her free time she enjoys drawing, cooking, listening to classical music and doing various activities with her daughter.

  • Ms. Dianne, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dianne

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dianne started with us in 2014. She has her B.A. in Elementary Education from California State Northridge. She has worked as a 3rd grade and Pre-Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Dianne is also a professional storyteller at Orchard and she teaches theatre at IRT. In her free time she enjoys singing, art, creating jewelry, knitting, traveling, eating interesting foods and being with her family.

  • Ms. Candi, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Candi

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Candi has been the teacher of our Explorers Club here at Primrose since 2014. Her creativity and love for art and science really helps stretch the minds and imaginations of her Explorer students. During the morning, Ms. Candi's skill set is utilized in our Kindergarten classroom and the Kindergartners love having her! Ms. Candi loves to further her own education and took the time to earn her Child Development Associate. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, conventions, running 5ks, reading and writing. We are so happy to have Ms. Candi as part of our Primrose staff!

  • Mr. Josh, Kitchen Manager

    Mr. Josh

    Kitchen Manager

    Mr. Josh joined our Primrose team in 2019 and does a wonderful job taking care of all of us with his delicious cooking! Mr. Josh has done a great job with the Primrose menu and making sure that our students have the healthiest food offered to them. We are very lucky to have him on our team!

  • Ms. Amy, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Amy

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Amy joined our team in 2019 with years of experience working with kids in lower income school districts and babysitting. She has a daughter of her own and teaches Spanish on the weekends to school age children. She has a degree in Biology Education from the University of Indianapolis. In her free time she enjoys going to parks with her family and exploring Indiana.

  • Ms. Yudi, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Yudi

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Yudi joined our team in 2017 and worked previously at another Preschool. Ms. Yudi's favorite part of teaching is sharing her love of learning with the kids. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family at the park, reading books, watching movies and going to the zoo and Children's Museum.

  • Ms. Shelly, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Shelly

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Shelly joined our team in September 2021. She has her BA in Psychology and Theology from Franciscan University. She previously worked in another childcare center, spent some time in Westfield Washington School system as a substitute teacher and instructional assistant, and was also a tutor to Pre-Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners. Ms. Shelly cheers for the Colts, loves Mexican and Italian food, enjoys the outdoors and being with friends. We're so glad Ms. Shelly is part of our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Maria, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Maria

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Maria joined our school in 2016. She has been a great asset to our team! She is always willing to help out wherever needed and loves children well. Ms. Maria has raised two grown daughters and provided childcare for multiple families prior to working at Primrose. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church events, and reading.

  • Ms. Hakima, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Hakima

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Hakima joined our team in September 2021. She has her masters in Biology from Algeria. She has a son and enjoys caring for young children. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, coloring, singing, walking in the park and spending time with her kids. We are thankful to have her in our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Fatima, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Fatima

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Fatima joined our Primrose team in 2022. She has a masters degree in Arabic Languages and is also fluent in French. Ms. Fatima worked as an operator, producing medical supplies, before coming to us. Working with children has always brought her a lot of joy. We're so glad that she gets to experience that joy here everyday and share it with us! During her free time she enjoys doing housework and playing sports.



  • Ms. Meryana, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Meryana

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Meryana joined our team in 2022. Prior to working at Primrose she was a teacher's aid for Head Start as well as a teacher's aid in the Carmel Clay school system. In her free time she enjoys cooking and listening to music. We're so glad she's part of our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Karima, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Karima

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Karima joined our team in 2022. She has a degree in Human Resource Management and Computer Science. She has decades of experience in her field of study. Ms. Karima enjoys sports, movies, traveling, baking and playing board games. Her favorite part of working with children is being able to see them grow and develop their own personalities. She also enjoys seeing smiles on their faces when they are doing their favorite activities and having the privilege of helping them feel safe. We are so glad she is part of our Primrose family!

  • Julie and Bryan Bowman, Franchise Owner

    Julie and Bryan Bowman

    Franchise Owner

    Hi, I am Julie Bowman. I am the proud owner and operator of the Primrose School at WestClay, 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 the last 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 WestClay. 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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