staffRachel Van EmonOwner & Principalhttps://ucarecdn.com/af7909fe-f4f5-4d91-842e-5f592a42d2fd/-/crop/2986x2376/0,345/-/resize/920x733/<p>Rachel Van Emon, Owner, has served as the Principal of the Primrose School of Burlington since 2014. Prior to that, Mrs. Van Emon worked at Opes Advisors, a financial California-based advisory firm helping high net worth families make effective financial decisions at the time of purchasing real estate or investments. She was a Mortgage Banker and Personal Finance Advisor. After moving back to her hometown of Lexington in 2008, Mrs. Van Emon continued with Opes Advisors as Director of Education. Prior to that, Rachel worked for First Horizon National Bank where she designed and led a new division to serve the bank’s California clients and ranked in the top 2% of advisors nationwide. During the 1990s, Mrs. Van Emon was Senior Consultant to executives in fast-growing Silicon Valley companies. These executives hired her to increase the value of their enterprise by designing their business processes to decrease costs, improve operational effectiveness, increase customer satisfaction and generate more business with clients. From 1991 to 2000 she served as Special Assistant and Research Fellow to a Commissioner on the US Commission on Civil Rights. Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988. In Mrs. Van Emon's free time you will find her playing soccer, gardening, and most fun of all, hanging out with her family.</p>FalseTrueRachel Van Emon , Owner & Principal
staffMackenzie ChessmanDirector of Educationhttps://ucarecdn.com/d77af43d-dae0-4a61-a21e-f955c1cfab8e/-/crop/768x612/0,100/-/preview/<p>My name is Mackenzie Chessman and I have been with Primrose Schools since 2015. I have been in the field of Early Education for 11 years and began my career as an assistant teacher in a preschool classroom at a YMCA in Maine. I attended Wheaton College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2015. For the past 5 years, I have held various roles at the Primrose School of Burlington. I began my career as an infant faculty member and in January of 2020, I was given the opportunity to be the Classroom Excellence Coordinator. I am very passionate about teaching young children but my joy comes from helping educators make the shift from daycare to working in a professional company. I currently hold the role of Education Director at the Primrose School of Woburn and I look forward to building partnerships with new families and educators. My ultimate ambition is own a Primrose School in Maine and in my spare time I enjoy taking spin classes!</p>FalseTrueMackenzie Chessman , Director of Education
staffLori ReposaMarketing and Recruitment Coordinatorhttps://ucarecdn.com/dc93443a-022d-4e85-acd9-89b4a62c9c54/-/crop/2589x2066/0,280/-/resize/920x733/<p>My name is Lori Reposa and I have been working with Primrose Schools since 2014. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and my journey in Early Childhood Education began in 2008. I started as a support teacher and quickly realized that educating young children was my passion. From 2014 to 2021, I worked at Primrose School of Burlington under the outstanding ownership of Curt and Rachel Van Emon. Implementing the Primrose PhD designed curriculum to Pre-Kindergarten children was a fantastic experience. In 2015 a position on the Leadership Team became available and I jumped at the opportunity to learn more in the Early Childhood Education field. Since then, I have continued expanding my knowledge in the field and moved into the role of Marketing and Recruitment for both Primrose School of Burlington and Primrose School of Woburn. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, walking my dog, spending time with my fiancé, friends & family.</p>FalseTrueLori Reposa , Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
staffCaitlin FennesseyClient and Faculty Coordinatorhttps://ucarecdn.com/05f525a3-6de8-4ca6-8fc6-375ad889f3a7/-/crop/828x660/0,116/-/preview/<p>My name is Caitlin Fennessey and I have been with Primrose Schools since 2018. For the past three years at Primrose School of Burlington, I have been a faculty member in the Preschool wing. My career in Early Education started early on when I realized I had a passion for teaching children. I have been in the Early childhood education field for 10 years. I have worked in home-based day cares and a center-based childcare. When I learned of Primrose Schools, I knew this was where I wanted to build my professional career. I am the Client and Faculty Coordinator at Primrose School of Woburn. Working towards creating partnerships with new students and parents is something I am looking forward to in the months to come! When I am not at work, I love cooking, spending time with my boyfriend and going to the beach.</p>FalseTrueCaitlin Fennessey , Client and Faculty Coordinator
staffCurt and Rachel Van EmonFranchise Ownershttps://ucarecdn.com/3ca501bf-a396-4f65-ab04-4bdeec13badf/<p>Welcome! We are the proud owners, Rachel and Curt Van Emon, of Primrose School of Woburn!</p><p>In 2014, we opened <a href="https://www.primroseschools.com/schools/burlington/">Primrose School of Burlington</a>, the first Boston-area Primrose School. We serve families from many surrounding Middlesex County communities - Woburn, Winchester, Reading, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Lexington and many others!</p><p>Our commitment to excellence in early childhood development has resulted in being one of five preschools in the United States to earn the Cognia’s Early Learning STEM certification, and also earning Primrose’s Rising Star and Franchisee of the Year Regional Award. We are delighted to open a second school and provide much-needed child care for the Woburn community.<br></p><p>We both have a passion for education and sought to be involved within the field after college, Rachel having graduated from Harvard University and Curt having graduated from Ball State University. Prior to 2014, Rachel served as the Director of Education for a 500-employee financial services firm. Rachel is also a member of the 2020 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCNmvjQSbN4">National Gold Medal Champion Masters Synchronized Skating team</a>. As parents of two children, we understand the multitude of factors that are considered when weighing different childcare options and the importance of early education to later success. </p><p>We are dedicated to positively impacting children's lives, so they are ready not only for school but for life. We strive to create partner relationships with every family, align on educational objectives (with Personal Education Plans for each child) and provide parents with the peace of mind knowing they have chosen the highest quality care experience for their children.</p><p>The Primrose philosophy - “Who children become is as important as what they know” - is pivotal to our decision to be part of the Primrose family and build a second school. We are proud to be aligned with a brand that is consistently recognized as the leader in educational child care. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families. </p><p>We are excited to meet you and your family!</p>
Welcome! We are the proud owners, Rachel and Curt Van Emon, of Primrose School of Woburn!