Mrs. Claire Habel has been a part of our Primrose family for 5 years as the Director. She has two children that started in our Infant rooms. Jimmy, 4, is in our Preschool class, and Jane, 3, is in our Preschool Pathways classroom. She came to Primrose with over 10 years of teaching and administrative experience. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, and is continuing her education with a focus in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about our exclusive early learning approach that balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance. She believes who children become is as important as what they know. Mrs. Habel lives with personal and professional integrity and is a strong advocate for each and every child here at Primrose.
Mrs. Kimberly Arthur has been here at Primrose for 7 years. She came to us with over 20 years of experience as our Lead Private Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She very quickly proved herself as stand-out teacher and employee among our Parents, her Peers, and to management. After 3 years, she was promoted to the Opening Manager, and then to our Assistant Director. Mrs. Arthur heads up the Curriculum Training for our teachers, and is a beloved and much appreciated support to them. She loves children, and is fascinated with watching them learn and grow. Mrs. Arthur has her Childhood Development Associate's Credential and is currently pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Pierce joined the Primrose team in November of 2017 and has various expertise in Kitchen Management.
Mrs. Parrish has been working with us at Primrose since March of 2017. She has a strong love for the children in her class and does exeptional work with any child who comes in!
Ms. Kayla Wetzel has been teaching children for over 4 years and has been here with us at Primrose for 2 years. She is currently pursuing and Associate's Degree in Education, with her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education being the ultimate goal. She has 4 beloved dogs, along with a big family which she enjoys spending time with as much as she can. She loves working in Early Preschool, learning each child's little personality, and especially loves to watch them learn and grow. She is MAT and CPR/First Aid certified.
Ms. Melanie Rose has been with Primrose for almost 2 years. She comes to us with about 10 years of experience in childcare. She started here as a Support Teacher in the Older Infant class and driving our school aged children to and from school on the bus. She is now the School's closer and a Floating Support Teacher. She loves working with children and watching them grow and develop. Ms. Rose is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education with the future goal of obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She has one son, and enjoys crafting and reading every chance she gets. Ms. Rose is MAT and CPR/First Aid certified.
Ms. Mariah Bradshaw is our new Toddler Support Teacher. She absolutely loves the Toddlers and their active routine. She has embraced our Primrose Curriculum with optimism and does a wonderful job implementing it in the classroom. She is nurturing, loving, and kind toward each child and has an incredibly positive attitude. Ms. Bradshaw loves traveling and spending time with her family. She is CPR/First Aid certified.
Ms. Merdysha Coleman is fairly new to Primrose and comes to us with 3 years of experience in childcare and with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development.She is currently a Floating School Support and enjoys working with children of all ages. She is an excellent team player that genuinely loves children. She is CPR/First Aid certifies.
Ann Andrade (M.S. Biomech. Eng., NC State, B.S. Materials Eng., Clemson) and Luis Andrade (B.S. Chem. Eng., NC State, B.A. Chemistry & Spanish, UNC). The Andrades are proud to bring Primrose Schools to Hanover County. We are committed to the excellent educational programs that are unique to Primrose. We are passionate about providing the variety of programs that will enable our students to become happy, considerate, well-rounded children, fully prepared for elementary school. Ann and Luis Andrade have three sons, Luisito (20), Nicolas (18), and Alejandro (14). Luisito is a graduate of Maggie Walker Governor's School and is currently pursuing a degree in Spanish and International Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. Nicolas is also a graduate of Maggie Walker Governor's School and is currently a freshman studying electrical Engineering and Physics at VCU. Alejandro is an 9th grader at Hanover High School. Luis is a native Spanish speaker. He and Ann are eager to share their language skills through Primrose's Mucho Mundo program. Ann is on site regularly and always available to our families. Luis serves as Site Manager and visits the school frequently to maintain the grounds and equipment. We are pleased to be a part of the Atlee community and to serve our Primrose families in any way that we can.