Primrose School of Wilmington at Medical Center

Our Staff

  • Meg Biddle, Director

    Meg Biddle

    Director

    My name is Meaghan Biddle, but everyone calls me Meg. I have lived in Wilmington for 21 years, and have worked in the field of early education for 18 of those years. I hold a B.A. in English from Guilford College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UNCW. Although my formal education was in writing, I quickly found that my real passion was working on behalf of children and families. I have four step-children myself, and I can see first hand how fundamental early childhood education is to development. I am excited to be joining the Primrose Leadership team and look forward to getting to know you and your child.

  • Joyce McDonald, Assistant Director

    Joyce McDonald

    Assistant Director

    I have been working in Early Childhood education for over twenty years, and have worked with every age group and as an administrator. I have raised a daughter of my own and gotten to participate in the raising of hundreds of children. I look forward to meeting you and getting to be a part of your child’s life!

  • Keva Bradley, Office Manager

    Keva Bradley

    Office Manager

    Hello, my name is Keva Bradley. I was born here in Wilmington and I have lived here all my life. I have three beautiful girls that I love dearly. I have been in the childcare field for 22 years. I love working with children because it gives me a chance to see them develop first hand, as they grow and flourish under our care. Many families rely on childcare so that they can work; they entrust us with their children to love and nurture, and I consider it a privilege to do so. I am so glad to be a part of the Primrose Team and can’t wait to see how many children’s lives we touch.

  • Selesia Bowden, Infant Teacher

    Selesia Bowden

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Selesia Bowden. I have lived in Wilmington all my life. I have 3 adult daughters (2 of them attend universities in NC) and a 5yr old grandson. In my spare time, I enjoy reading. I have worked in childcare for 6 years. I enjoy working with children and look forward to caring for your children and getting to know their families!

  • Carrie Burchetta, Infant Teacher

    Carrie Burchetta

    Infant Teacher
  • Marva Pleasant, Infant Teacher

    Marva Pleasant

    Infant Teacher
  • Laura Flowers, Infant Teacher

    Laura Flowers

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Laura. I have been in childcare for 22 years. I have worked with all ages as well as being an administrator. I have two children of my own: my daughter is 15 and my son is 12. I absolutely love working with children, and I look forward to getting to know yours!

  • Janay Pullen, Infant Teacher

    Janay Pullen

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Janay Pullen.

    I have been in Wilmington for most of my life, though I’m originally from Philadelphia. I am a mother of 1. I have been in the childcare field for 11 years. Working with children has always been a passion for me; I love teaching and watching children grow throughout the years. I look forward to working with your children and getting to the know their families!

  • Angel Bradley, Young Toddler Teacher

    Angel Bradley

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Heather DiDomizio, Toddler Teacher

    Heather DiDomizio

    Toddler Teacher

    My name is Heather Didomizio, and I am very happy to be a part of the Primrose community! I have worked with children for many years(10+) and have a genuine passion for early childhood education.

    I very recently became a mother myself and my daughter has since provided validation on why this field is so important. I take pride knowing that I will love every child that steps foot into my classroom as if they were my own.

  • Jasmine Martindale, Toddler Teacher

    Jasmine Martindale

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi my name is Jasmine. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, but I have lived in Wilmington, NC for four and a half years now. I have been working in childcare off and on since I graduated from high school. I love infants and toddlers probably the most, because their developmental stages are the most exciting to witness.

    I am currently in school at Cape Fear Community College; I am hoping to eventually transfer to UNCW and get my Master’s in Psychology. When I have free time, most of it goes to my 8 year old son and 8 year old stepson. Whatever’s left I throw to my husband and friends.

  • Lea Cartner, Floater

    Lea Cartner

    Floater

    Hi! My name is Lea Cartner, and I’m so excited to be joining this team! I have been working in childcare for a little over a year. I was born and raised in North Carolina, but just moved to Wilmington in August from the Charlotte area. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UNC Charlotte. Along with starting this job, I also just started a masters program from UNC Pembroke for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Play Therapy. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, dog, and friends or doing anything related to music and theatre. I have a passion for working with children, and I look forward to meeting all of your amazing kids and helping them learn!

  • Erica Kane, Toddler Teacher

    Erica Kane

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, families! My name is Erica. I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I have a BA from UNCW in English. I began my career in Early Childhood volunteering while attending Laney High School. It was there that I fell in love with watching children explore the world around them. I also love interacting with families, especially helping new moms ease back into the workplace with confidence that their child’s teacher will love and care for them just as they would themselves. I have three little ones at home that are my everything (two girls and one boy who rules the house). If you ever have questions or concerns, please come and see me so that we can find the solution together.

  • Felicia Green

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello Primrose family and friends. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. As an Early Educator for many years, I have earned an Associate in Arts degree with enough credits in Child Development to equal an Associate in Early Childhood as well. Most of my work has been done in lnfant and Toddler classrooms. I enjoy teaching and caring for the little ones. On occasion l am still delightfully surprised by the things I learn along the way. I look forward to meeting you all.

  • Lyonnie Bohannon, Toddler Teacher

    Lyonnie Bohannon

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Lyonnie Bohannon. I was born in Springfield, MA and raised in Rutland, VT my whole life. I just recently moved to Wilmington in October 2021. I have been in the childcare field for over five years-- I started working at a daycare in my high school at 16. I love working with children and love watching them grow and develop into independent little people!

  • Sarah Perez, Early Preschool Teacher

    Sarah Perez

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi! My name is Sarah. I moved to Wilmington from Southern California to attend UNCW, where I graduated in 2018 with my bachelor’s degree in Public Health. I fell in love with Wilmington so much that I decided to stay! I have worked in childcare for many years and have loved every second of it. Watching a child grow and learn about the world around them is what made me fall in love with teaching. When I am not in the classroom I love spending time with my friends, my dog and exploring all that Wilmington has to offer. I am so excited to join the Primrose team and continue to grow, learn and work with you and your little one(s)!

  • Kika Frye-Johnson, Early Preschool Teacher

    Kika Frye-Johnson

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hey! My name is Kika. I am originally from Vermont but decided to make a big change and move down here to Wilmington! While in Vermont, I attended a technical center studying Human Services for my last 2 years of high school and graduated in 2015. Ever since then I have been working in childcare! I have worked in daycares with kids ranging in age from 6 weeks to 3 years old, and just recently was a nanny for awhile! Being able to teach children and watch them grow little by little everyday are just a couple of reasons why I love teaching. I am excited to continue doing what I love at Primrose!

  • Payton Ladner, Early Preschool Teacher (Older 2s)

    Payton Ladner

    Early Preschool Teacher (Older 2s)

    Hi Primrose Families! My name is Payton (aka Pay Pay). I was born and raised here in Wilmington, NC. Throughout my life I have dedicated a lot of my time to taking care of children and I must say I enjoy every minute of it. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us as much as we teach them! I have 4 years of experience in childcare. I started at a very young age working with kids and I grew to love watching their different behaviors and helping form them into awesome human beings! I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve!

  • Tamarra Bates, Early Preschool Teacher (Older 2s)

    Tamarra Bates

    Early Preschool Teacher (Older 2s)

    Hi! My name is Tamarra Bates, and I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose team! I have worked with children for many years and genuinely have an enthusiasm for childcare. I have one child of my own, and she keeps me on my toes. In addition, I have a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children, their families, and the community. I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your children!

  • Claire Metheny, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Claire Metheny

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi! My name is Claire Metheny, and I am originally from Georgia/Virginia. I've been in Wilmington for six years now, and I got my bachelor's in history from UNCW. I also just finished my masters in history as well. I've been working primarily with infant-three year olds, both as a nanny and also in a licensed childcare setting. I am always so fascinated by the way children teach us just as much as we teach them. I am so excited to find new ways of growing with Primrose!

  • Natalie Atento, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Natalie Atento

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi! My name is Natalie Atento and I am so excited to be part of the Primrose family. I was born in Minnesota and raised in Wilmington. My passion for childcare has spanned over six years with children of all ages- but basically all my life since I’m an older sister and cousin. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Biology but found my true passion was to be in child care and education while there. On the weekends, I babysit, lead a church nursery, and I perform as Moana or Jasmine for parties! My goal as a teacher is to get to know each student and provide the love and the support they need to grow academically and emotionally and to help them have fun!

  • Holly Wilson, Preschool Teacher (Young 3s)

    Holly Wilson

    Preschool Teacher (Young 3s)

    Hello, my name is Holly! I am a Wilmington native raising my two girls here as well. In our free time we love crafting, exploring nature trails, and learning new things at museums. I’ve gained my experience working with children as a girl scout troop leader, volunteering at my daughter’s school, and working in child care for two years now. I currently have my early childhood credentials and one class away from graduating with my elementary education degree! I am so excited to be sharing my passion for teaching and help nurture the children’s love for learning!

  • Shandelina Newton, Preschool Teacher (Young 3s)

    Shandelina Newton

    Preschool Teacher (Young 3s)

    I am so excited to be working at such a wonderful school filled with memorable moments. I have been teaching now for almost 5 years. I'm originally from Wallace N.C. where I live with my two children. I get up each day for work, but when I get here I literally forget this is a job. My passion for children is the driving force of my world. I have taught every age group from infants to school age. I'm so in love with what I do. I couldn't see myself doing anything else.

  • Tori Baker, Preschool Teacher (Older 3s)

    Tori Baker

    Preschool Teacher (Older 3s)

    My name is Tori and I grew up in West Texas and moved to North Carolina mid 2021. I've been teaching for around six years now and have education focused in early childhood development. I can honestly say I love what I do and am so grateful that I get to laugh, sing, and play everyday.

  • Savanna Liles, Preschool Teacher (Older 3s)

    Savanna Liles

    Preschool Teacher (Older 3s)

    Hey! My name is Savanna Liles. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I recently moved to Wilmington in October of 2021. I have credentials in early childhood education as well as elementary education. I started my career in education 5 years ago. In those years it became clear that teaching preschool is where my heart is. I’ve always been passionate about teaching young minds, and I’m so happy to be working with such a wonderful school. When I’m not working I enjoy exploring the outdoors, reading, arts and crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jazmine Renteria-Reuter, Pre-K 1 Teacher

    Jazmine Renteria-Reuter

    Pre-K 1 Teacher

    Hello! My name is Jazmine. I hold NC Early Education Credentials, and have worked in childcare for the last 5 years but have babysat for friends and family since I was about 14 years old. In addition, I have 4 siblings ages 18, 15, 13, and 9. I grew up on the west coast, and I moved here from Washington state in 2019. Since Kindergarten I have wanted to be a teacher. My favorite classroom is PreK, where I can teach the skills that children will need to excel in school. I am so excited to be here at Primrose!

  • Grace Berling, PreK 1 Teacher

    Grace Berling

    PreK 1 Teacher

    Hi!! My name is Grace, I just moved here from Virginia. I just got my Associate's Degree in early childhood education. I have spent the last 3 years volunteering in kindergarten and first grade classrooms and nannying! I plan to return to school for my BA in early childhood, and possibly my Master's one day! Here at Primrose School, I work in the Pre-K 1 classroom, and I absolutely love every minute of it! When I’m not at work I enjoy going to the beach, traveling, and cooking. I am excited for the year ahead and getting to know all of the kiddos in my class!

  • Angela Sam, PreK 2 Teacher

    Angela Sam

    PreK 2 Teacher

    My name is Angela Sam, but I prefer Ms. Angee. I have worked with kids for over 20 years, and I am passionate about watching them progress. I am very big on working on social emotional skills because I believe in teaching children to solve their own problems. I have an AAS in Early Childhood and I am working toward my BA. As a mother of college students, I understand the importance of education. Thank you for trusting me with your most precious gems, and I know we will enjoy each other.

  • Kwanisha Jenkins, PreK 2 Teacher

    Kwanisha Jenkins

    PreK 2 Teacher

    Hi, my Primrose families! My name is Kwanisha Jenkins but my babies and families call me Ms. Kay. It has been a pleasure to join such a wonderful school. Building relationships with my families and coworkers have turned this from just a job to a new added lifestyle. I am a Wilmington native raising two beautiful little girls. Childcare has been apart of my life for over 10 years. Yikes! Lol. My passion has always been working with children. The smiles, laughters, cries, hugs, and even the sassy no’s give me a joy to see the growth and impact I have on the children. I have worked with various behaviors and needs of children. I currently have my Early Childhood credentials and 4 months from getting my degree! Yay. It’s been a joy to join this family. The open arms of welcoming me to the family has been very heartwarming. I am super excited to meet all the upcoming families here at Primrose!

  • Taylor Rabaglia, PreK Teacher

    Taylor Rabaglia

    PreK Teacher

    Hey y’all! My name is Taylor Rabaglia and I’m a Wilmington native. I have been working in childcare for almost 3 years now and have found such a love for this field of work. I am currently a student at Cape Fear Community College working on my Associate in Arts. When finished, I plan on transferring to UNCW where I will get my Bachelors in Communications and Marketing and enter into a sports media career path. Some of my favorite things include, coffee, cool weather, football and my family. I am so excited to join the Primrose family and am even more excited about bringing a fun, safe, educational atmosphere to your children!

  • Ashlin Jacques, Floater

    Ashlin Jacques

    Floater

    Hi! My name is Ashlin. I was born and raised in Roxboro, NC, but have currently lived in Wilmington for two years. I have an Art Associates degree from Cape Fear Community College. I plan to earn a Business Associates as well. I have a passion for caring for kids and making meaningful connections with people I encounter in life, so naturally I have found happiness in working at Primrose! I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you and your children, and making great memories at Primrose!

  • Emily Hutchinson, Floater

    Emily Hutchinson

    Floater

    Hi Primrose Family! My name is Emily and I am a junior at UNCW. I am double-majoring in Psychology and Biology on a pre-med track! I have been baby-sitting since I was 14 for family and have always had a passion for working with children. I am so excited for my future with Primrose Wilmington!

  • Haley Wilkerson, Floater

    Haley Wilkerson

    Floater

    Hi! My name is Haley Wilkerson. Originally, I’m from Roxboro, NC, but have lived here for a few years now. I am currently a student at UNC-Wilmington majoring in psychology. In my free time, I like to hangout with friends, paint, snuggle up with my dog and watch Netflix, and enjoy the beach! I have always had a passion and love for children. I can’t wait to love your children the same and I’m so excited to be a part of the Primrose community of Wilmington!

  • Jennah Mangum, Floater

    Jennah Mangum

    Floater

    Hi! My name is Jennah Mangum. I was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, but recently moved to Wilmington to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work at UNCW. I have been working with children since high school through volunteer work and various caregiving jobs. I love being part of the learning process and watching them reach those important milestones! I am so excited to be part of the Primrose community and get to know you and your kids!

  • Riley Passer, Floater

    Riley Passer

    Floater

    Hello! My name is Riley. I’m currently a Sophomore at Cape Fear Community College, and I'm a nursing major! I’m originally from Apex, NC. In my free time I love to hangout with friends, chill with my kitty Theo, and watch hockey. I’ve always enjoyed working with kids, and I love being in their presence. Watching them learn and grow is such a privilege to me, and I look forward to working with your children here at Primrose!

  • Alyssa Santangelo, Floater

    Alyssa Santangelo

    Floater

    Hello Primrose families! My name is Alyssa, and I am currently a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am originally from Wake Forest, NC but moved to Wilmington last year to pursue a degree in psychology with a minor in theatre. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, drawing, and being around friends. I also have always had a passion for helping others learn, grow, and feel accomplished about themselves, hence why I started working in childcare for almost a year now! I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose team and to be working with your children!

  • Rachel Biggs, Floater

    Rachel Biggs

    Floater

    Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am very excited to be joining this amazing team. I was born and raised in Leland, NC. I have been working in childcare for almost 2 years now; I have always had a passion for working with children. I love being able to help them learn and grow, and in the past few years, I have realized there is nothing else I would rather do for a career!

  • Tracy Benton, Floater

    Tracy Benton

    Floater

    Hey, I’m Tracy! I currently live in Leland, NC but I grew up in Wilmington, NC. I have my Early Childhood Credentials & really enjoy being around children. They can make any day brighter! Being a mom for 17 years myself, I promise to care for & love your babies as I do my own son. Thank you for trusting me with your babies.

  • Rob and Samantha Martin, Franchise Owner

    Rob and Samantha Martin

    Franchise Owners

    The Primrose School of Wilmington at Medical Center is independently owned and operated by Rob and Samantha Martin. The couple became interested in childcare as a business when they moved their growing family from Atlanta to Wilmington in 2016. They were unprepared for the limited number of options for quality childcare and long waitlists. This gap in the market led the Martins to start looking into opening their own school. Rob and Samantha were very impressed with the amount of support that Primrose provided new owners in addition to their proprietary Balanced Cirriculum. They knew that Wilmington would be a great place to open a Primrose school, and decided to bring the premium brand to the Port City. With the assistance of Primrose's real estate team, they found and purchased a childcare center that had recently closed in the midtown area. Over the course of the next 7 months, the building and outdoor spaces were completely renovated. The property was transformed and brought back to life along with many other properties in the hospital corridor. They re-opened the school as a Primrose in November 2020.

    Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Accounting from Georgia Tech. Rob has been an successful entrepreneur, and is bringing his aptitude for financial management and strategic planning to the school. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Finance from Indiana University. Samantha is a small business lender, and works with other business owners to start, grow, and expand their businesses.

    Rob and Samantha are excited to deliver the Primrose Experience the the families of Wilmington!

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