Primrose School of Wilmington at Medical Center

Our Staff

  • Meg Biddle, Director

    Meg Biddle


    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.

  • Zana Norley, Education Coach

    Zana Norley

    Education Coach

    Hi, my name is Zana Norley and I was born and raised on an island in the Caribbean called St. Lucia. My family and I moved to Los Angeles, California in September 2003 and I lived there for the past 18 years before moving to Wilmington with my husband and daughter in December of 2021. I have been in the field  and hold a degree in Early Childhood Education since Feb 2007, ranging from being a teacher to being in administration. I take great pride and pleasure in creating meaningful moments with young children and equally in ensuring that all families feel welcomed, confident and trusting when leaving their kiddo in my care. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places and spending time with friends! It is my absolute pleasure to be a part of this important period of your child's life and I look forward to building great relationships with your child and your family!

  • Carrie Burchetta, Infant Teacher

    Carrie Burchetta

    Infant Teacher

    My name is Carrie; I have been working in childcare since 2011. I have studied early childhood education and hold my credentials for early childhood education. Working with children is my passion. I love teaching young minds and watching them grow as they accomplish their goals. Teaching young children is rewarding to watch them grow and learn each day.


  • 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!

  • Shandelina Newton, Infant Teacher

    Shandelina Newton

    Infant Teacher

     Hello my Name is Ms. Shandelina, better known as Ms. Shan! I have 2 amazing children; one who actually attends Preschool here and absolutely adores it. I’m from the small country town of Wallace N.C., born and raised. I’ve worked in childcare for over 8 years, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything that didn’t involve working with children. During the course of my journey as a childcare professional, I’ve worked with many different age groups. Primrose is more than a school for me; it's more like my second Family!

  • Destiny Williams, Infant Teacher

    Destiny Williams

    Infant Teacher

    I was born and raised in Wilmington. I did child care for many years at local churches, and have been working in licensed care for the past two years. I have worked with kids of many ages throughout the years, but In the past year I have found a new love and passion for infants. I look forward to watching your babies grow and learn with me!

  • Heiress Felder, Toddler Teacher

    Heiress Felder

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Heiress, and I attend Cape Fear Community College. I have a strong passion for kids, and that is why I am furthering my education to become a teacher. I love creating bonds with children and parents, andIi look forward to creating one with you!

  • Viktoria Mihaliak, Toddler Teacher

    Viktoria Mihaliak

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Viktoria Mihaliak or the nick name everyone calls me is Vika. I have 2 undergrad degrees from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I absolutely love working with children and have been in childcare for over 10 years including working at another Primrose. Although I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology, I always gravitate to working with children to make their futures brighter. I’m so excited to be apart of the Wilmington Primrose family!!

  • Katharine Konickva, Toddler Teacher

    Katharine Konickva

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello! I’m Katharine, but most call me Kat. I was born in Durham, North Carolina. I went to school at Peace College in Raleigh where I got my BA with a concentration in education. I’ve been lucky enough to be in the field of early childhood education for the last eight years. When I’m not at school I’m hanging around town with my three year old. We love going to Long Leaf Park! 

  • 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.

  • 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)!

  • Jensen Stout, Early Preschool Teacher

    Jensen Stout

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I’m Jensen! I was born in Wilmington, so naturally I love to go to the beach. My boyfriend and I are currently renovating our first home together.  I do not have kids of my own, but I do have a dog and a beautiful niece and nephew. Now that you know a little bit about me, I want to say, I am so grateful for the opportunity to build relationships with you all. I have been working in childcare for about 10 years, and I am currently In school myself to receive my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Teaching and caring for children is a huge passion of mine. I think it’s so important for a young mind to have positive, consistent role models in their life. My main goal in life and everyday is tospread positivity and love to others. 

  • Jesse Guillaume, Early Preschool Teacher

    Jesse Guillaume

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Ms. Jesse!  I love food and movies.  But most of all LOVE working with children. I have been in childcare for 3 years. This is a dream come true; I wouldn’t change it for anything!

  • Audrey Merrill, Early Preschool Teacher (Older Twos)

    Audrey Merrill

    Early Preschool Teacher (Older Twos)

    Hello parents of Primrose! My name is Audrey, and I'm very excited to be a teacher in the Early Preschool classroom! I have 5 years of experience in the daycare setting and have loved every second of it. I love getting to watch and encourage the children learn and grow mentally, emotionally, and developmentally. Getting to take care of and love on your sweet kids is my passion, and I promise you they will always be treated as if they were my own. 

  • 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!

  • Faith Hon, Pathways Teacher

    Faith Hon

    Pathways Teacher

    Hey friends! I earned my BA in Psychology from UNC Wilmington. I am currently obtaining my Masters of Science in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at East Carolina University(online). I have been working with children since 2015 and was lucky enough to become a mother in 2019. Prior to Primrose, I was a full time nanny and tutor. I am passionate about watching kids develop and keeping that curiosity in children alive.

  • Christina Lee, Pathways Teacher

    Christina Lee

    Pathways Teacher

    Hello Primrose family!


    My name is Christina and I am so excited to learn and grow with your kiddos this year! I am originally from Illinois, where I found my passion for dance. I have since had the opportunity to travel all over the world doing what I love professionally. In 2016, I created dance programs for disadvantaged youths as well as children with EC. I am so proud to say these programs now operating in 4 states across the U.S. The best feeling I've ever gotten was from seeing my students' faces after learning a new skill. Those celebratory, "aha" moments are what led me to pursue a career in Early Childhood Development. I see children as the purest form of human existence. We have so much to learn from the children here at Primrose Schools and I thank you all for the opportunity to do so.

  • Payton Ladner, Preschool One Teacher

    Payton Ladner

    Preschool One Teacher


    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, Preschool One Teacher

    Tamarra Bates

    Preschool One Teacher

    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!

  • 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.

  • Cassidy O'Brien, Preschool Teacher (older 3s)

    Cassidy O'Brien

    Preschool Teacher (older 3s)


    My name is Cassidy O’Brien and I’m beyond grateful to be a part of the Primrose family! I don’t have any children of my own currently, but I truly think of your children as my own at school. I am an animal lover and a dog mom to 3 wonderful boys who are my world. I’ve worked in childcare for about 4 years now and it has truly been a blessing in disguise. I’ve enjoyed every second of teaching, growing, and learning along with your children!

  • 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!

  • Alison Estle, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Alison Estle

    PreKindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Alison and I am from Savannah, GA. I nannied for four years while I was going to college. I have my BA in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina in Bluffton, SC. After working in the hospitality field I realized that I missed working with children and turned my career path to childcare. I have been working in childcare for the last four years. Working with children is my passion and I just love being a part in helping them learn. I am looking forward to getting to know each one of my students and providing a nurturing, exciting, and educational atmosphere for the children to thrive in!

  • 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.

  • Holly Wilson, PreK Teacher

    Holly Wilson

    PreK Teacher

    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!

  • 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!

  • Emily Hutchinson, Floater

    Emily Hutchinson


    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


    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


    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!

  • Alyssa Santangelo, Floater

    Alyssa Santangelo


    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!

  • Scarlet Casey, Floater

    Scarlet Casey


    Hello Primrose families! My name is Scarlet and I am eager to be apart of the team. I recently moved to Wilmington from Goldsboro and love it here so far! Although I am new to a childcare center, I have volunteered with children for over 5 years now. In my free time I enjoy being in nature, spending time with my family and friends, and being a cat mom. While unsure of my future at this point, I definitely see myself working with children in some way. I look forward to helping your child learn and grow here at Primrose in Wilmington.

  • Caitlyn Merrill, Floater

    Caitlyn Merrill


    Hi! My name is Caitlyn. I have worked in childcare a little over two years. I love seeing all the little ones grow mentally, physically, and emotionally. I am from the Wilmington area. 

  • Alexis Jansen, Floater

    Alexis Jansen


    Hi! My name is Alexis Jansen. I am originally from Davidson, NC, but I have been living in Wilmington since August 2022. I currently attend UNCW and am majoring in Criminology. I love watching kids hit milestones, which is why working at Primrose has been so fulfilling and enjoyable. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and exploring Wilmington.

  • Jayla Dixon, Floater

    Jayla Dixon


    Hi, my name is Jayla, and I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I’ve volunteered at various childcare centers in the past 3 years. I enjoy working with young kids and especially doing arts and crafts. I look forward to seeing your children learn and grow!

  • Josh Kalish, Chef

    Josh Kalish


    Hello friends! My name is Josh Kalish, and I was born here in Wilmington. I am a big lover of food, so naturally I love going to restaurants and traveling to find the best ones. I love cooking as well and have worked in restaurants for most of my career. It is a pleasure to bring my knowledge from the kitchens to serve the kids! I am a dog father of a 13 year old fluff ball; I have had her since I was 9. I want to be a programmer/graphic designer in the future, so I am currently learning how to code.

  • 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 Curriculum. 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 to the families of Wilmington!

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