Primrose School of Westlake

Our Staff

  • Lori Monday, Regional School Director, Primrose School of Avon | Westlake | North Ridgeville

    Lori Monday

    Regional School Director, Primrose School of Avon | Westlake | North Ridgeville

    My name is Lori Monday, and I am so excited to be part of the Primrose family. I am the Regional School Director for Primrose School of Avon, Primrose School of Westlake, and Primrose School of North Ridgeville.

    I have over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, with pleasure of serving as the School Director at Primrose School of Avon since the opening in March 2015.

    Prior to that I have been in the early childhood industry since 1993 and have had the pleasure of serving in several roles, which included teaching Pre- Kindergarten, teaching Kindergarten, Supervisor of the Toddler Building, Assistant School Director, School Director. I also have had the privilege of working in the early childhood department of an inter-generational center in Erie, PA. In 2003, I took up the position of a Center Director at a NAEYC Accredited and Step Up to Quality Star 3 rated center. I loved being part of the community and was proud of all the young lives me and my team were impacting.

    I am thrilled to be a part of the Primrose Schools family and this exciting journey. All aspects of Primrose school are child focused and take into account the best that early childhood education has to offer. The Primrose philosophy of balanced learning takes into account many trusted theories of education. With these tools we are able to provide the best early childhood education that is offered in the industry.

    In my current role, I oversee and act as a liaison between the three schools, working closely with families, staff, respective school directors and the owners Jai & Divya Singh. I look forward to supporting each of you to continue bringing Primrose School’s mission and the quality of service.

  • Kara Reynolds, School Director, Primrose School of Westlake

    Kara Reynolds

    School Director, Primrose School of Westlake

    My name is Kara Reynolds and I am the School Director. I have over 10 years of childcare experience and I have been the director for the past 4 years at our school  I am married and I have 3 children who have all attended Primrose. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Cedar Point, and going to the beach! 

     

     

  • Susan Rolston, Assistant School Director, Primrose School of Westlake

    Susan Rolston

    Assistant School Director, Primrose School of Westlake

    Hello! Let’s get to know each other! My name is Ms. Rolston and I want to tell you a little about myself. I love living in Northeast Ohio because I love being close to the lakeshore and downtown Cleveland. I have two children, a daughter and a son. I also have a cat named Kat (or Little Old Man, depending on how he looks each day). I have been teaching for more than twenty years and I love when I meet one of my former students out and about and see how they’ve grown. I love to read and listen to music and to learn new things. I’m so excited to be part of the Primrose School of Westlake family.

  • Hollie Toth, Operations Manager

    Hollie Toth

    Operations Manager

    Hi! My name is Hollie Toth and I am the Operations Manager at the Primrose School of Westlake. In my role it is my duty to help support all of our families and staff and well as planning our Primrose events. You will see me at the front reception desk answering phone calls and the intercom, as well working on our social media website and keeping everyone up to date with special events and activities. I have 8 years of experience with children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. I also have my Associates of Arts from Lorain County Community College and have been working on pursuing my Bachelors of Social Work at Cleveland State University. I am a huge advocate for Foster Youth and in my free time I assist Lorain County Children Services by speaking to current foster children and potential foster families about my experiences in foster care. Some of my favorite hobbies include spending time with my husband and our two girls Madilyn and Makenzie as well as our fur baby Betty. We love to travel and be outdoors as much as possible. I look forward to getting to know all our amazing families and staff and be a part of the Primrose School of Westlake team.

  • Jeanne Lilly, Education Coach

    Jeanne Lilly

    Education Coach

    Hello! I’m Ms. Lilly! I am the Education Coach here at Primrose. I have been a part of the Primrose team for quite some time and have experience in all of the classrooms. In my free time I like spending time with my husband and our kids, playing/watching sports, going out to eat, home improvement projects, and going to concerts.I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family!

     

  • Michelle Fennell

    Infant Teacher

    Hello! I’m Ms. Fennell aka Momma Fennell! I have been working and volunteering with children for many years and I LOVE being a part of helping them learn and grow. I have two children of my own and could not be more proud of them! My daughter (Amber), Ms. Fennell, is our Education Coach here at Primrose School of Westlake and my son, Jacob, graduated from Amherst HS in 2020. I have always enjoyed camping, bike riding and volunteering at my children’s schools over the years. I am a fun and loving person who will treat your child as if they were my own.

     

  • Eleni Stefa, Infant Teacher

    Eleni Stefa

    Infant Teacher

    Hi my name is Eleni Stefa and I am newer to Primrose. I have been in the United States for 8 years. I am originally from Athens, Greece. I was studied at the University of Athens in Business Administration. I recieved my Associates of Arts from Cuyahoga Community College. I am so happy and excited to meet all of the kids and seeing them learn and grow. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my 2 sons, my family, and doing outdoor activities. I am most excited to be in a classroom and help the children learn new things! 

  • Angelica Lucas

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! I’m Ms. Lucas aka Momma Lucas! I am the Young Toddler teacher here at Primrose School of Westlake. Across the hall, my daughter is the Toddler teacher! I am originally from Peoria, Arizona but now I live in Fairview Park, Ohio with my wonderful children. I love working here at Primrose with all of my Young Toddler friends, seeing how much they learn and grow each and every day!

     

  • Corina Espinoza

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Owyn Stebbins, Toddler Teacher

    Owyn Stebbins

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi my name is Owyn and I have alwats loved caring for children. From a young age I have helped care for and babysit my younger siblings. I graduated from high school early to help care for my little brother! It is so much fun getting to help and watch these little ones learn and develop into such smart individuals. I am excited for the opportunity to help your child flourish and grow! 

  • Alexandra Lucas, Toddler Teacher

    Alexandra Lucas

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello! I’m Ms. Lucas! I was born and raised in Arizona! I moved here in 2018 to be with my family and I really love being here. I have four brothers, with me being the second oldest. I have worked in childcare since 2015; I started in the Infant room, but really fell in love with Toddlers :)

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


  • Crystal Bennett, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Crystal Bennett

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    My name is Crystal Bennett and I am a huge Disney fan. Mickey Mouse is my #1 favorite. I reside in Cleveland, OH.  I love working with kids, volunteering, going on field trips, etc. Each day is a new adventure. When I'm not working I am spending time with my two kids ages 8 and 9. They are big into sports, so thats how how my nights and weekends go! I am excited to know all the kids and staff. 

  • Haylee Majoros, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Haylee Majoros

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hello! My name is Haylee and I the Early Preschool 2  teacher here at Primrose. I am married and I have 1 daughter who attends Primrose and another child on the way! I love that I am able to be so close to her and help her learn and grow alongside her friends. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family! 

  • Mercedes Kincaid, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mercedes Kincaid

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Mercedes Kincaid. Working with children has been my passion since I was 19 years old. I have 6 years of childrecare experience. I love to learn and grow and I believe thats what makes the classroom fun! I live in Cleveland, OH and in my free time I enjoy experiencing nature.  I am excited to create bonds with each student and making learning fun! 

  • Nancy Marquard

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    My name is Nancy Marquard. I live in Fairview Park with my husband Jesse and my two daughters Emily and Kelsey. I have lived in Ohio for almost my entire life an, with the exception of 5 years that I lived in Orlando, Florida. I love to read and watch movies as well as spend time with my family. I started babysitting in High School, which fostered my my love of teaaching. I graduated from UCF with a degree in Elementary Education and have worked in daycares and schools. I spent some time as a stay at home mom and I am so excited to get back into the classroom and meet new friends! I am also excited to share my love of reading and books!

  • Lillian Diaz, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Lillian Diaz

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi. my name is Ms. Diaz and I am the Preschool 1 teacher here at Primrose. I have always wanted to work with children and always had a desire to be a teacher. I have 13 years of experience in Special Education and in Early Childhood Education. I have also obtained my degrees in Doctor of Theology and Pastoral Counseling. My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking, and many more outdoor/athletic activites. You can say I have and adventurous and couragious spirit like our Primrose character Percy the Rooster! What I am most excited about this school year is being able to see the children's growth and to be a part of that, while also helping the children discover themselves and new things in our wonderful world!

     

  • Madeline Galarza, Preschool Pathways

    Madeline Galarza

    Preschool Pathways
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi my name is Ms. Galarza and I am the Preschool Pathways teachers. I have 5 siblings and I am the second youngest. I have a 17 year old sister who lives with me. I have 2 cats and I will be starting school soon to possibly become a nurse! I have previously worked in childcare when I was in High School and I was in the Early Childhood program. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my sister, nephews, and niece. I also really enjoy reading. I am most excited to gain more teaching experience and having my own classroom! 

  • Michelle Reid

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Reid. I knew I wanted to teach since I was a young child. I have my Masters in Education and Special Education.  have been at Primrose for over 3 years and I love being able to come to work every day and see how happy the kids are to be here. In my free time I like to cook, spend time with my friends, and snuggle at home with my dog Bear. 

     

  • Brittany Lorello, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Brittany Lorello

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hi, my name is Brittany Lorello and I am the Pre-K 1 teacher here at Primrose. I work alongside Ms. Reid and I enjoy helping our students prepare for Kindergarten and learn so many new things. I am married and I have 2 daughters who both attend Primrose. We live in Westlake with two dogs and two cats. I was previously an Event Manager for an indoor children's playground in Florida. I am excited for another great school year! 

  • Ana Ortiz, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ana Ortiz

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    I am a mother of 4 beautiful girls and a grandmother of 7. I have been working with children for over 20 years. I really enjoy watching them grow and seeing the changes they go through. I also enjoy getting to know the parents and building relationships with them. I love to read and spend time with friends and family.

  • Karen Hessel

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi! My name is Karen Hessel and I have been teaching children for over 16 years. I have a degree in Education with a focus on Elementary and Special Education, and I love using my training to help children learn and grow into themselves. In my spare, time I enjoy exploring the outdorrs and spending time with my three grown children. I look forward to getting to future Primrose families! 

  • Lori Schlueter, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Lori Schlueter

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    My name is Lori Schlueter and I have 3 children and 1 grandson. I love spending time with my family very much. I have lived in many states and I also spent time living in Germany. I am very happy to be back in NE Ohio and I enjoy camping singing, reading, and doing crafts. I have 10 years of childcare experience teaching children aged from Pre-K- 3rd grade. I have Bachelors in Education from Cleveland State and my Masters in Education from Ashford University. I am most excited about new experiences in education, meeting new students, and instilling a love for learning in others! 

  • Diane Kennedy

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! I’m Mrs. Kennedy! I was born in New York and raised in Ohio. I attended Kent State University. This is my tenth year teaching Kindergarten. I am married and have three boys ages 21 and the twins are 19. We have a Cavapoo dog. I enjoy traveling, reading, music, design work and playing board game with my family.

     

  • Markus Adams, Chef, Food Service Teacher

    Markus Adams

    Chef, Food Service Teacher

    Hi, my name is Markus and I am the Chef here at Primrose. I spend most of my time in the kitchen, however I do help around the building as needed. I enjoy making new foods for the children to try and I love getting high fives and fist bumps throughout the day! 

  • Gretchen Woodburn, Support Staff Teacher

    Gretchen Woodburn

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hello! I’m Ms. Woodburn! I have been teaching for almost 25 years, ½ in the elementary school setting, first and second grade and ½ teaching preschool. I began working with preschoolers when I worked summer at The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay village, OH. I was able to share my knowledge and love of animals with the children. I am excited to work with your children at Primrose School of Westlake!

     

  • Ariel Rohrer, Support Staff Teacher

    Ariel Rohrer

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hi, my name is Ariel and I am a Supoort Staff Teacher here at Primrose. I love being able to spend time in all of the classrooms and assist other staff where needed. I have a niece who attends Primrose and it is so amazing to watch her learn new things. I can't wait to learn more about you and your child! 

  • Anthony Durham, Support Staff Teacher

    Anthony Durham

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hi my name is Anthony Durham and I am a father of 5 children. I reside in Cleveland, Ohio and I enjoy going to the movies. I am a very hard and reliable worker. I am a team player and I am very passionate. I love to smile and I I am excited to get to meet all my new family members: the staff, the kids, and their parents! 

  • Devin McCutcheon

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hi, my name is Devin McCutcheon and I really like computer work and reading. I live in Westlake, OH and in my free time I love working on modeling on my CPU/3D modeling. I spent 2 summers at Lake Shore Day Camp working with children. I am excited to help children reach their goals. 

  • Divya & Jai Singh, Franchise Owner

    Divya & Jai Singh

    Franchise Owner

    Meet Divya and Jai Singh – proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Avon and Primrose School of Westlake. Longtime residents of Cleveland, the Singh’s began their entrepreneurial journey in 2011. They are thrilled to bring the Primrose experience offering premier early education and care to families in the Westlake community.

    Divya and Jai have three daughters – Baani, Myra and Noor. They first discovered Primrose in 2011 when they were searching for high-quality education and care providers for their oldest daughter Baani. After learning about Primrose through a family member, they toured the nearest school at the time, more than two hours away, and immediately fell in love with the curriculum and culture. Recognizing that the community they wanted to raise their children in did not offer what Primrose could offer, they made the decision to open their own Primrose school. All three, Baani, Myra and Noor attend Primrose School of Avon.

    Divya and Jai, middle school sweethearts, are originally from India and relocated to the United States to pursue higher education. Coming from a cultural background that greatly values education, the Singh’s knew that opening a Primrose school would give them the opportunity to offer a high-quality preschool education not only for their own children but also for the children and families of the greater Avon area.

    Prior to becoming Franchise Owners, Divya always had a strong passion to work with children. She attended Cleveland State University and earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy and is also a licensed occupational therapist with specializations in pediatric and geriatric therapy. Jai works in technology sales and earned his master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

    “After touring a Primrose school and learning about the impact the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum has on a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development, we immediately knew Primrose was the right fit for our family and for our community,” said Divya. “Our children are our inspiration for this school and we not only look forward to providing them with the best education, but also introducing Primrose to Avon families and offering their children the same high-quality education and care.”

    The Singh’s goal is to offer an atmosphere where children can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts® and provide parents with peace of mind knowing their children are well cared for and receiving a premier education. At the school, Divya will handle the day-to-day operations working closely with parents, children and staff. Jai will also play an active role in supporting the new school, while continuing his career in technology sales.

    Now Open - Primrose School of Westlake features the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum for children ages 6 weeks to 6-years-old. Developed by, and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-based curriculum blends purposeful play and nurturing guidance by teachers with emphasis on life skills and character development.

    Primrose School of Avon, opened in March 2015, is located at 1115 Nagel Road, Avon, OH 44011. For more information, visit www.PrimroseAvon.com

    Primrose School of Westlake, opened in April 2018, is located at 25400 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchoolWestlake.com

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