Primrose School of Arlington

Our Staff

  • Ms. Hylton, School Director

    Ms. Hylton

    School Director

    I’m Erin Hylton, the School Director at the Primrose School of Arlington. A native from Monmouth County, New Jersey, I’ve lived in the Northern Virginia area for the last eight years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, NJ and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The last eight years I have been teaching General Music and Chorus to students Pre-K through 6th Grade in Fairfax County Public Schools. I've been at the Primrose School of Arlington since February 2021, and love the brand, mission, and all that it stands for. In my spare time I love reading, hiking, crossword puzzles and watching baseball (go Yanks!) Our school promotes curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion; traits that I think are key to academic, social and emotional success. I very much value character education and I believe in helping to develop little humans that don’t just have strong minds, but strong hearts and souls as well.

    Below are a few of my favorite things!

    Salty Snack: Cheesy Popcorn

    Sweet Treat: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Mousse, Cheesecake, Cookies (Pretty much anything with sugar)

    Color: Teal

    Season: Summer

    Drink: Hot Chocolate

    Book: Pride and Prejudice

    Music: Classic Rock, Indie Folk, Showtunes

    Disney Movie: The Little Mermaid

    Fun Fact: I have two adorable pups Shiro and Rocket!

  • Ms. Jakley, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jakley

    Assistant Director

    My name is Teon Jakley, and I am the Assistant Director at the Primrose of Arlington. I am originally from New York City and moved to the Northern Virginia area a few years ago. I have my CDA and currently pursuing my undergraduate and post graduate degree in Education and Educational leadership. I have worked in the early childcare industry in various capacities for over fifteen years. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose family and I strongly believe that early childhood education lays the groundwork for children’s lifelong learning. Primrose mission: To forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children, is a mission I strongly agree with. I have a firm belief that every child should have the opportunity to receive quality education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing my guitar and spending time with my family.

    Below are a few of my favorite things!

    Color: Pink and Black

    Season: Autumn

    Drink: Coffee

    Children Book: Sulwe

    Music: Inspirational

    Sweet Treat: Ice cream

    Disney Movie: Princess and the Frog

    Fun Fact: I love to write

  • Ms. Belmessikh, Education Coach

    Ms. Belmessikh

    Education Coach

    Ms. Belmessikh has been working with children for about 15 years. Her favorite pastime is traveling, all things Disney, movies, museums and spending time with her family. She enjoys collecting Disney collectables and enjoys teaching children and watching them blossom.

    Educational Background: CDA in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Store/Restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse

    Favorite Candy: Rocher Chocolates

    Favorite Store: Amazon

  • Saniya Dhala & Zahra Isani, Franchise Owner

    Saniya Dhala & Zahra Isani

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Arlington!

    Thank you for your interest in the Primrose School of Arlington, proudly offering high quality and accredited early childhood education to the Greater Washington, DC Area. 

    We strongly believe in Primrose’s core principle that who children become is just as important as what they know and Primrose’s exclusive Balanced Learning approach does just that. The exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. The school delivers more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

    We hope you will join us in seeing the amazing benefits Primrose can bring to your family!

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