Primrose School of Wichita West

Our Staff

  • Emily Brungardt, Executive Director

    Emily Brungardt

    Executive Director
  • Mrs. Murdock, Director

    Mrs. Murdock


    Ms. Murdock has about 3 years of early childhood experience and loves working at Primrose. The love and connection she gets to see between the children, parents, and teachers makes her day. Each child is made to feel special and important, and she works hard to make sure every child’s needs are met. She can't wait to learn more about your family! Ms. Murdock is currently working on completing her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.





  • Mrs. Winegarner, Assistant Director/Enrollment Specialist

    Mrs. Winegarner

    Assistant Director/Enrollment Specialist

    Ms. Winegarner joined our Primrose team with 7 years of child care teaching experience; working with all ages. She has her Associates Degree in Early Child Education and working on finishing up her Bachelors. We are excited to have her expertise join our leadership team as the Assistant Director. As an Assistant Director, she enjoys being able to watch children grow along with coaching the teaching staff. Ms. Winegarner is thrilled to be apart of the Primrose Team!

  • Mrs. Sorensen, Office Manager

    Mrs. Sorensen

    Office Manager

    Mrs. Sorensen has been in childcare for 4 years! She is going to college to get her Early Childhood Degree. She also has 2 dogs, a vizsla and a dalmatian.

  • Mrs. Shirkey, Curriculum Coach

    Mrs. Shirkey

    Curriculum Coach

    Ms. Shirkey joined our team with 2 years working with children in a childcare setting. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Shirkey’s favorite part of the day is project time. She loves to see when the children use their imaginations and creativity but also when they complete a task, the look on their face of how proud they are in what they just accomplished is priceless. Ms. Shirkey’s favorite puppet is Molly the cow because she teaches us how to respect others and teaches us how we should treat one another. She wants her children to know that she will always be here for them to help them feel safe, comfortable and important. We are so pleased to have Ms. Shirkey as a part of our Primrose Team

  • Ms. Hatzenbuhler, Primrose Chef

    Ms. Hatzenbuhler

    Primrose Chef

    Mrs Hatzenbuehler is joining our team after having a home daycare for 2 years. She will be our Chef here at Primrose Wichita West. Mrs. Hatzenbuehler oves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes. She believes leading kids by a good example for good nutrition habits. Ms. Hatzenbuehler hopes by going into each classroom to serve food she can teach the children the importance of the nutritious food. We are excited to have Mrs. Hatzenbuehler apart of our team.

  • Ms. Simon, Kitchen Support

    Ms. Simon

    Kitchen Support
  • Ms. Galimi, Evening Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Galimi

    Evening Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Galimi has been a great addition to our Primrose Team. She has been with us, almost a year. She really loves all ages but can't get enough of our infant room. She is a current evening teacher for infants and loves watching them learn and grow!

  • Mrs. Cadieu, Lead Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Cadieu

    Lead Young Toddler Teacher

    More information to come! 

  • Ms. Barger, Young Toddler Assistant

    Ms. Barger

    Young Toddler Assistant

    Ms. Barger is our Young Toddlers Assistant teacher! She love’s making the kids smile and laugh. Her favorite activity is art!

  • Mrs. Wiebe, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Wiebe

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hello! I am married with a daughter! I love camping, crafting, and I am very passionate about education!

  • Ms. Dell, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Dell

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Dell is our older toddler assistant! She loves dancing with the students! We are happy to have her apart of our team!

  • Ms. Norton, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Norton

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Norton is a mother of 2 children. She loves to read and crochet in her spare time! Baking, poetry, and her children are her biggest passions. Ms. Norton has been in child care for 4 years and was a nanny prior to working in child care. She went to Friends University for music education and graduated from Kingman Highschool. 

  • Mrs. Smith, Lead Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Smith

    Lead Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Smith comes to Primrose with three years’ experience working with children. Her favorite puppet is Ally the bunny because she teaches us about responsibility and learning this early in life is a great character trait to have. Ms. Smith favorite part of the day is being outside she loves playing and working on large motor skills with the children. Ms. Smith wants her children to feel safe and protected as well as the parents feel comfortable to leave their children with her. We are glad to have Ms. Smith as a member of our Primrose team.

  • Ms. K Haught

    Early Preschool 2 Support Teacher

    Ms. K. Haught loves watching movies in here spare time and being surrounded by family/friends! We are happy to have her apart of our Primrose Team!

  • Ms. Sudarshan, Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Sudarshan

    Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

    Miss Sudarshan is thrilled tp be at Primrose as the Preschool Pathways lead teacher. She has 4 years of experience in childcare, she recently recieved her Master of Music degree in opera performance from WSU! In her free time, Miss Sudarshan loves doing escape rooms, trying new resturaunts, and getting Starbucks! 

  • Mrs. T. Orr, Early Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. T. Orr

    Early Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. T. Orr loves reading on her personal time and spending time with family! Ms. T. Orr is married with a daughter!  She is our Preschool Pathways assistant teacher!  We are happy to have her apart of the Primrose team!

  • Ms. Walker, Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Walker

    Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Walker has been a great asset to Primrose! She is very loving and caring to the children! Ms. Walker has great time in Wonder Hall. We are happy to have her here!

  • Mrs. Haught, Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Haught

    Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Haught is married with three beautiful daughters! She has 9+ years of childcare experience. She use to be in our Pre-Kindergarten class as the assistant but this year she is our Preschool Lead Teacher. 

  • Ms. Bell, Assistant Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Bell

    Assistant Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Thomas, Lead Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Thomas

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Miss Thomas has worked with children for over 10 years! She started with babysitting, tutoring, becoming a gymnastics instructor and working with children in welfare! She went to school for web design! Miss Thomas is a mother and loves crafting/reading! We are very happy to have her apart of our team! 

  • Mrs. Ajia, Assistant Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Ajia

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Orr, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Orr

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Orr has worked with children for 30 years as a teacher and an Assistant Director. She is very passionate about children! Ms. Orr is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

  • Ms. Hambelton, Assistant Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Hambelton

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Miss Hambelton is our Pre-Kindergarten 2 Assistant, this is her first year working with children. She has previously worked at a veteranian clinic and dealership! We are happy to have her working with us! 

  • Mrs. Linebaugh, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Linebaugh

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Linebaugh is support staff but has expiernce in our toddler and early preschool class. She has joined us all the way from Michigan. She loves seeing the children master new things. We are so happy to have her at Primrose.

  • Ms. Koehn, Support Teacher

    Ms. Koehn

    Support Teacher
  • Rajesh and Anjana Bhakta, Franchise Owner

    Rajesh and Anjana Bhakta

    Franchise Owner

    My dear friends thank you for your interest in Primrose School of Wichita West. My name is Anjana and my wonderful husband is Rajesh. We were thrilled to provide the very first premier educational child care option to Wichita/Andover area and after 4 years of a successful program we are now expanding to West Wichita/Maize area. Our programs feature an all-inclusive program for infants through pre-K students, and an after school program for children up to age 12 as well.

    We are blessed to have twins! The desire to find the best care for our own children quickly developed into a passion to provide an educational and nurturing environment for all children in our community. During our search for child care we came across Primrose Schools and decided to visit a few of these schools. We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the safe and clean environment and the unique deliverance of the curriculum. I was so overjoyed that the experience literally brought tears to my eyes, and we knew we had to bring Primrose to Wichita. I truly believe that receiving a quality education by the influence of positive role models in the first five years, will set the foundation for your child's future. I am committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children in our community. We look forward to meeting you!

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