Primrose School of Wichita West

Our Staff

  • Emily Brungardt, Executive Director

    Emily Brungardt

    Executive Director
  • Mrs. Murdock, Director

    Mrs. Murdock

    Director

    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

    Mrs. Winegarner

    Assistant Director

    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. 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

  • 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.

  • Ms. Carter, Closing Manager

    Ms. Carter

    Closing Manager
  • Ms. Krausch, Closing Manager

    Ms. Krausch

    Closing Manager

    Ms. Krausch just recently joined our Primrose Team. We are very happy to have her on board. She is patient with the children and observant. She has enjoyed learning new things every day!

  • Ms. Hatzenbuhler, Primrose Chef

    Ms. Hatzenbuhler

    Primrose Chef

    Ms. Koziarz is joining our team after having a home daycare for 2 years. She will be our Chef here at Primrose Wichita West. Ms.Koziarz loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes. She believes leading kids by a good example for good nutrition habits. Ms. Koziarz 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 Ms. Koziarz has a part of our team.

  • Mrs. Pratt, Infant Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Pratt

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Adkins has worked in childcare for over 6 years! She loves working with infants and toddlers! She enjoys circle time!

  • 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!

  • Ms. O' Connor, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. O' Connor

    Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. O' Connor is our infant closer! She is currently in high school! We love having her apart of our team!

  • Mrs. Linebaugh, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Linebaugh

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Linebaugh is our young toddler lead teacher. 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. Barger, Young Toddler Assistant

    Ms. Barger

    Young Toddler Assistant
  • 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. 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
    Apple of Our Eye

    Coming soon

  • 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! We are happy to have her apart of the Primrose team!

  • 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

    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 Team1

  • Mrs. Jenesse, Pathways Teacher Lead Preschool

    Mrs. Jenesse

    Pathways Teacher Lead Preschool

    Mrs. Jenesse is our Preschool Pathways Lead teacher! We are thrilled to have her apart of our Primrose Team!

  • Ms. Hill, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Hill

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Hill enjoys working with children and is our closing toddler teacher! We are thrilled to have her apart of our team!

  • Mrs. Ward, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Ward

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Hernandez, Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Hernandez

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Thomas

    Float 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.

  • Mrs. Haught, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Haught

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Haught is married with three beautiful daughters! She has 9+ years of childcare experience.

  • Ms. Sommer, Explorer Support Teacher

    Ms. Sommer

    Explorer Support Teacher

    Ms. Sommer is out Explorers Closer! She is currently in high school and loves coming here to have fun with the students! We are happy to have her here

  • Ms. Koehn, Support Teacher

    Ms. Koehn

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Hay, Support Teacher

    Ms. Hay

    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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