Our Staff

Apple of Our Eye

Ashlie Willis
Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher
Traci Mackintosh
Director
Valued team member since November 2011
 
Hello, my name is Traci Mackintosh and I have been working in child care centers since 1995 and have worked for Primrose since June 2001.  I currently live in Frisco and am a native Texan!  My daughter, Amy, attends the University of North Texas and is studying education to become an educational diagnostician. 
 
During my tenure at Primrose I have served in many different positions - kindergarten teacher, Assistant Director, Director of Education and Director.  I love my time at the Primrose School of Prosper getting to know the children, parents and staff.  Each day I look forward to seeing what fun and amazing things happen at our school. 
Calle Hubbell
Assistant Director
Valued team member since August 2011
Apple of Our Eye - December 2011
 
I have been teaching for several years. I am married with two wonderful children.  My education consists of an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and a graduate degree from the University of Dallas. I have taught Pre-Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades.  I have always considered it a privilege to teach and a honored to be in this profession.
 
Thalia Demis
Office Addministrator

Valued team member since August, 2012

2013 Posie Award Winner - Enthusiastic Erwin

Hometown:  Brownsville, TX
Favorite children’s book: I Love You Forever
Favorite food:  Hot wings and fried pickles
Favorite color:   Pink and purple
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time, eating out and playing with my young son.
Primrose character I most relate to:  Billy the duck
Experience in early childhood began in: 2010

Denise Lopez
Kitchen Manager

Valued team member since August, 2011
Apple of our Eye - October 2011

Hometown:  Guanajuato, Mexico
Favorite children’s book: El Oso Perezoso
Favorite food:  Mexican & Italian
Favorite color:   Purple
Favorite weekend activity:  Shopping & Family cookouts
Primrose character I most relate to:  Molly the cow
Experience in early childhood began in: 2011

Lisa Roche
Young Infants Lead Teacher
Valued team member since August, 2011
Apple of our Eye - February 2012
2013 Posie Award Winner - Peanut's Pick
 
Hometown:  Middletown, NY
Favorite children’s book: Very Hungry Caterpillar
Favorite food:  Pizza
Favorite color:   Purple
Favorite weekend activity:  Relaxing with a book
Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby the Lamb
Experience in early childhood began in: 1992 
Brianna Williams
Young Infant Teacher

Valued team member since May 2013

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Favorite children’s book: My Daddy and Me

Favorite food: Pei Wei, McAlister’s Deli, sour candy

Favorite color: Lime green, white

Favorite weekend activity: Movies, hanging out with friends, spending time with the family

Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the bear

Experience in early childhood began in: 2011

Pam Matlack
Young Infant Teacher
Amanda Castaldo
Older Infant Teacher
Carolina Trevino
Toddler Lead Teacher

Valued team member since November, 2011
Apple of Our Eye - September 2012

Hometown:  Houston, TX
Favorite children’s book: We All Go Traveling By
Favorite food:  Chinese food
Favorite color:   Purple
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time, movies, shopping, soccer games, get lots of rest.
Primrose character I most relate to:  Molly the cow
Experience in early childhood began in: 2005

Misty Delgado
Toddler Teacher
Morgan Mastalez
Toddler Afternoon Teacher
Dalia Saucedo
Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

Valued team member since August, 2011

Hometown:  McKinney, TX
Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Favorite food: Mexican food
Favorite color:   Green
Favorite weekend activity:  Play sports, family time, watch movies
Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby the lamb
Experience in early childhood began in: 2010

Rebeca Duron
Early Preschool 1 Teacher

Valued team member since June 2013

Hometown: Zacatecas, Mexico

Favorite children’s book: Cinderella

Favorite food: Wings, Mexican

Favorite color: Blue, green

Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my son, movies

Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

Experience in early childhood began in: 2013

Connie Garcia
Early Preschool 3 Lead Teacher

Valued team member since August, 2011
Apple of our Eye - April 2012

2013 Posie Award Winner - Spirit of Percy

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Favorite children’s book: Always in Trouble
Favorite food:   Chiles Rellenos
Favorite color:   Green
Favorite weekend activity:  Family & friend time, shopping, cookouts, movies with my girls
Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby the lamb
Experience in early childhood began in: 2008

Karen Hickson
Preschool I Lead Teacher

Valued team member since August, 2011
Apple of Our Eye - November 2011

Hometown:  McKinney, TX
Favorite children’s book: The Kissing Hand
Favorite food: Mexican food & Pizza
Favorite color:   Purple, black, & green
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time, shopping, and watching movies
Primrose character I most relate to:  Ally the rabbit
Experience in early childhood began in: 1998

Vera Atchison
Preschool I Teacher

Valued team member since February, 2013

Hometown:  Chicago, IL
Favorite children’s book: The Little Mouse, The Red  Ripe  Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
Favorite food:  Chinese, Mexican, Italian
Favorite color:   Red, Black, White
Favorite weekend activity:  Time with family, especially grandkids, concerts, museums, Dallas Arboretum
Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby the Lamb
Experience in early childhood began in: 1995

Yocelin Camacho
Preschool II Teacher
Kasi Barnes
Pre-Kindergarten I Lead Teacher

Valued Team Member since August, 2011
Apple of our Eye - June 2012

Hometown:  Flower Mount, TX
Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are
Favorite food:  Mexican, Italian, Skittles, Popcorn
Favorite color:   Green
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time
Primrose character I most relate to:  Molly the cow
Experience in early childhood began in: 2005

Katie Wells
Pre-Kindergarten II Lead Teacher

Valued team member since August, 2011
Apple of our Eye - May 2012

Hometown:  Whitewright, TX
Favorite children’s book: Good Night, Moon
Favorite food:  Mac & Cheese, Italian
Favorite color:   Teal, coral, pink
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time
Primrose character I most relate to:  Katie the cat
Experience in early childhood began in: 2008

Claudia Saddler
Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

Valued team member since March, 2012

Hometown:  Frisco, TX
Favorite children’s book: The Kissing Hand
Favorite food:  Pizza
Favorite color:   Red
Favorite weekend activity:  Family time, watching my boys play baseball
Primrose character I most relate to:  Og the pollywog
Experience in early childhood began in: 2000

Lauren Burandt
Pre-Kindergarten II Afternoon Teacher

Valued team member since August, 2012

Hometown:  Prosper, TX
Favorite children’s book:    Imogene’s Antlers
Favorite food:  Italian Food
Favorite color:   Pink, Turquoise
Favorite weekend activity:  Going to the mall and shoe shopping
Primrose character I most relate to:  Katie the cat Experience in early childhood began in: 2008

Karen McKinney
Private Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Valued team member since January, 2012
Apple of our Eye - August 2012

2013 Posie Award Winner - Outstanding Og

Hometown:  Corpus Christi, TX
Favorite children’s book:  I’ll Love You Forever
Favorite food:  Chocolate, Cheese cake, all foods!
Favorite color:   Red, black
Favorite weekend activity:  Watching my daughter play soccer
Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the dog
Experience in early childhood began in: 1986

Amy Mackintosh
Explorers Lead Teacher

Valued team member since January, 2012
Apple of Our Eye - January 2013

Hometown:  Carrollton, TX
Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree
Favorite food:  Chicken
Favorite color:   Red
Favorite weekend activity:  Movies, going to the farm
Primrose character I most relate to:  Libby the lamb
Experience in early childhood began in: 2008

Jordan Knowles
Explorer Teacher
Valued team member since August, 2012
 
Hometown:  Plano, TX
Favorite children’s book:  Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite food:  Korean
Favorite color:   Green, black/white/red together
Favorite weekend activity:  Golfing, clowning, dancing
Primrose character I most relate to:  Percy the rooster
Experience in early childhood began in: 1997
Kelly Roche
Support Staff
Ruth Anne Bevan
Support Staff/Closer

I was born and raised in Abilene, Kansas. I attended Kansas State University and Marymount College where I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. I am married to Michael and I have 3 teenagers: Lauren, Colin and Ian. We live in McKinney where I work fulltime for McKinney ISD. I have previously worked as a Center Director and a District Mangager! I am super excited about working at Primrose School of Prosper!

Parent Testimonial

We started at Primrose when our old son was just 10 weeks old. We now can look back and truly appreciate the quality education he (and now our other two daughters) received. As we sat in meet the teach night for Kindergarten, we were floored to hear the basic concepts the state of Texas requires he must know by the end of the year. All things listed, our son had mastered through the teaching of Primrose in years past. Kindergarten will just be a review and mastery of concepts for him, Primrose gave him the foundation.
In terms of care, there is none that can compare. Our second daughter was born with congenital heart disease and has had several life saving surgeries in the first two years of her life. Primrose and their caring staff has done nothing but accommodate her needs and provide her with the love and attention she requires through all her special medical circumstances. Never have we heard “no” when we ask if something out of the normal routine can be done. The staff actually encourages our family with her progress.
Our third daughter loves her infant room teachers and we consider it a pure joy they are working with her each day.
Overall – there are a lot of choices we have had to make as parents, but one we will never question is the choice of Primrose.
Thank you Primrose of Prestmont and Primrose of Prosper, your owners, directors and staff are all a part of our extended family helping us raise well balanced children!

--Sandy
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