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. In her spare time, Ms. Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, Hudson and Maddox, and going on vacations.

  • Taylor Smith, Assistant Director

    Taylor Smith

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Taylor is our Assistant Director. She comes to us with 5 years experience as a lead teacher, staff trainer, and office aid from another school where she obtained her Child Development Associate. In her free time, Ms. Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, and usually is exploring her creative outlets through singing in choir or practicing her photography skills. She is so excited to be a part of the Primrose family!

  • Ms. Jessica, Office Assistant

    Ms. Jessica

    Office Assistant

    Ms. Jessica joined our team in 2016 and is one of our Office Assistants. She graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Community Development and has her Child Development Associate credential. She has over 15 years of childcare experience, worked in higher education for 3 years and was an Executive Assistant for 2 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children, baking, knitting and crocheting.

  • 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. Katie, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Katie

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Katie has over a decade of experience working with children. Ms. Katie has some education in Early Child Development and has a son of her own. In her free time she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family. Ms. Katie loves working with children of all ages, but especially loves infants!

  • 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 loves eating burgers and 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, Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sussie

    Infant/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. Angeles, Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Angeles

    Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Missie, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Missie

    Toddler Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Ashley, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashley

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashley joined our team in October 2021. She comes to us with 10+ years of childcare experience, including working at a different childcare center and homeschooling her own children. Her favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and doing hair. We love that she is part of our Primrose family!

  • Ms. Chahinez, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Chahinez

    Toddler Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Barb, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Barb

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Barb has over 22 years experience working with children. She has her CDA and Assosciates degree in Early Childhood Development from Ivy Tech. Her enthusiasum and work ethic is contagious! When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

  • Ms. Adilene, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Adilene

    Toddler 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. 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. 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. Maria, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Maria

    Early Preschool Teacher

    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. 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. 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
    Apple of Our Eye

    Bio coming soon!

  • 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. 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 is also currently working on 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 decided to continue her education by working on 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. Viviane, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Viviane

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Viviane joined our Primrose team this school year.Ms. Viviane was at our sister school Bridgewater before coming to WestClay. 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 1 Teacher

    Ms. Meriem

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 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. Allison R., Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Allison R.

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 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. Kendra, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Kendra

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Dianne, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dianne

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dianne started with us in 2014. She has her B.A. 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. Shelly

    Kindergarten Teacher

    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. 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. This year her skill set has been utilized in our Kindergarten classroom and the Kindergartners have loved having her! Ms. Candi loves to further her own education and recently earned 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 a year ago 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. Vikki, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Vikki

    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. 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. Randa, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Randa

    Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Randa is one of our instructional assistants. She 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. Refka, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Refka

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Llian, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Llian

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Merfat, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Merfat

    Instructional Assistant

    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. Jennie, Instructional Assistant

    Ms. Jennie

    Instructional Assistant

    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. 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. Calina

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Chloe

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Skylar

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Hafsah

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Horiya

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Heather

    Instructional Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

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...

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