Primrose School of Austin at Mueller

Our Staff

  • Mr. Chris Mabasa, Director

    Mr. Chris Mabasa

    Director

    Hello, My name is Christopher Mabasa. I am the Director here at the Primrose School of Austin at Mueller. I accepted this position in November of 2020 after 2 years as the Enrollment Coordinator of this location and our West Lake Hills location. I have worked with Christy Black, our owner, at her schools since December 2014 and have worked in childcare since 2008. I have enjoyed growing with the Black Family as they have expanded and built a culture of growth and opportunity for all families and staff.

    I am originally from Houston and have lived in Austin since September 2014. I have one child, his name is Leonidas, yes like the spartan king. We love going out to the creek and on hikes whenever possible. I enjoy listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

  • Ms. Jasmine Ochoa, Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Jasmine Ochoa

    Curriculum Coordinator

    Hello! My name is Jasmine Ochoa. I am the Curriculum Coordinator at Primrose school of Austin at Mueller, and I've been in this role since March 2020. I joined Primrose school of Lakeway in 2018 as the Preschool teacher for one year and shortly after became the Teacher Trainer for all four locations. Working with children has always been a huge part of my life, It's such a joy watching kids grow and learn! I am also truly grateful to be able to help my wonderful teachers grow and learn themselves in the classroom! Education is so important to me!

    I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and don't plan to move to any other state any time soon! A couple fun facts about me: I have a dog named Cricket and a cat named Slayer, I play video games on my Xbox, and I enjoy shopping and concerts!

  • Ms. Marlen Dominguez, Enrollment Coordinator

    Ms. Marlen Dominguez

    Enrollment Coordinator

    Hello! My name is Marlen Dominguez. I am the Enrollment Coordinator for the Primrose School of Austin at Mueller and Primrose School of West Lake HIlls location. I first started my career with Primrose in fall of 2018 and have since loved every moment of it.

    I have such an admiration for our team and the motto that we instill; "Impacting lives: Big and small." and cannot wait to see what the future holds for me in the years to come!

    I have grown up in the Austin, Tx area my entire life and absolutely love it here. I am the mother of two wildly adorable children and could not imagine life without them. We enjoy being adventurous, camping outdoors and will go swimming every chance we get!

    A couple fun facts about me: I could re-watch the "Harry Potter" series all day, everyday! I live off of cheese, and am pursuing a career in Pediatrics!

  • Ms. Kay Hodnett, Office Manager

    Ms. Kay Hodnett

    Office Manager

    Hello! My name is Khadijah Hodnett, I go by Kay. I am the Office Manager at Primrose school of Austin at Mueller. I started off in the Young Infant classroom in October 2020 and stepped into this role in November 2021! I have learned, grown, and created so many relationships while being here at Primrose. Everyday I strive to bring more and more positive energy to support my Staff and the Kiddos who attend Primrose Mueller!

    A little about me: I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Tx. I moved to Austin in 2015 to attend Huston-Tillotson University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I have worked in childcare since I was 16 and have always had a passion for caring for children. I have always stood by the quote “The influence of a great Educator can never be erased.”

    Fun Facts: I have seen every episode of Grey’s Anatomy and The Golden Girls! And I love Sprite!

  • Christy Black, Franchise Owner

    Christy Black

    Franchise Owners

    Hello and thank you for inquiring about our school! We would love to get the opportunity to show you all the wonderful things that Primrose can offer your child and family! We know that firsthand, as we have now raised four children through the Primrose culture, and will continue the journey with our fourth child, Cotton. Our oldest son, Jaden, began at 20 months of age and our two daughters, Tylar and Beau and our son Cotton all began at 6 weeks old. Let us tell you our story:

    We (Jared and Christy) met while attending Texas A&M University and were married in 2003. In 2007, we moved to the Fort Worth area where Jared got a job as a project manager for a general contracting firm, building public schools and Christy was hired as the Assistant Director at a Primrose School in Southlake. After a short time, Christy was promoted to the Director position at the school, which she maintained for the next 6 years. In the spring of 2014, we got the opportunity to purchase our own Primrose School and it became official in October of 2014 after a move to the Austin area. We have been here ever since and continue to love it more each and every day! Since then, we have been blessed to open two other locations in our market – one in Lakeway, and one in West Lake Hills.

    Inside, you will find our culture to be a positive, engaging, and joyful one. It is an atmosphere of fun, educational, safe, and best of all, purposeful play. We pride ourselves in making sure that each child, family, staff member, and leadership team member has the same experience day in and day out. We are available any time to discuss anything going on in your lives or simply get to know you better. You will find us here almost every day and at all of our major events. Our Primrose family is an extension of our own family. We jokingly tell people around town that instead of having a fifth child, we had over 400 of them.

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