Primrose School of Bedford

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Erin  Allen, Executive Director

    Mrs. Erin Allen

    Executive Director

    Erin Allen is the Executive Director at Primrose School of Bedford. She began working as a teacher in June of 2000 and has proceeded to continue to her career in the field by working as the Admissions Director and now the Executive Director.

    Mrs. Allen and her husband are both originally from California, but now live in Watauga and are happily raising their 3 boys, Cody, Taylor, and Austin.

    "Children are truly a blessing and every moment spent with them is priceless. I'm grateful to have such a rewarding job in which I can be a positive influence on children every day."

  • Ms. Sakina  Hassam, Admissions Director

    Ms. Sakina Hassam

    Admissions Director

    Ms. Sakina Hassam has been with the Primrose School of Bedford since September of 1999.

    Ms. Hassam joined Primrose after substitute teaching for another Private School and began teaching in the Early Preschool classroom.

    After spending four years in the classroom, Ms. Hassam was promoted to Assistant Director. After Primrose of Bedford grew, she became the Director of Curriculum and found her happy medium between helping in the classrooms and helping teachers deliver the Primrose Balanced Learning Curriculum.

    She is now the Director of Admissions, and is very excited to help you in the process of your child's Early Childhood Education and to make the transition as smooth as possible for you.

    Ms. Hassam is the mother of three children who have all graduated from the Primrose program.

    “Thank you for trusting us with your most precious gift.”

  • Mrs. Misty Miller, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Misty Miller

    Curriculum Director

    Name: Misty Miller

    Hometown: Euless, TX

    Began at Primrose: August 2000

    Childcare Experience: Primrose since 2000

    Favorite Food: Hamburgers

    Favorite Weekend Activity: I love spending time with my 4 children.

    Favorite Children's Book: No David

    Primrose Character I Most Relate to: Billy the Duck because I love to sing!


  • Ms. Sarah Bone, Office Manager

    Ms. Sarah Bone

    Office Manager

    Ms. Sarah Bone has been an infant teacher with us since 2015. She enjoys nature, reading, gardening and puzzles. She also loves spending time with her nieces and nephews. Ms. Bone is enrolled in class for a degree in language art education. In June of 2022 she was promoted to the management team as the office manager. 

  • Mrs. Sandra Hasten, Regional Director of Operations

    Mrs. Sandra Hasten

    Regional Director of Operations

    Sandra Hasten is the Regional Director of Operations for the Primrose School of Wellington, Primrose School of Bedford, Primrose School of Frisco at Independence and the Primrose School of Bent Trail for the Konrad School Primroses.

    She has over 18 years of experience with Primrose Schools. She was the Executive Director of Primrose School of Coppell for 13 years and then Executive Director at Primrose School of Wellington for 3 years. Mrs.

    Hasten has a love for working with a children and is proud to be a part of the Konrad Schools. After receiving her degree from Sam Houston State University she always knew her heart was in children. Mrs. Hasten has a passion for creating a loving, nurturing environment where children learn and grow.

  • Ms. Ariel Walton, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ariel Walton

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Proud Team Member since 2021

  • Ms. Aisha Torres-Velazquez, Lead Older Infants Teacher

    Ms. Aisha Torres-Velazquez

    Lead Older Infants Teacher

    Mrs. Aisha Torres-Velasquez joined Primrose Bedford in 2018. She enjoys being a part of her student's first years and creating a positive relationship with the parents. Ms. Aisha also has a daughter who attends Primrose. Outside of work, Ms. Aisha enjoys spending time with her family and is looking into schooling to become a doula.

  • Ms. Amanda Flores, Support Staff

    Ms. Amanda Flores

    Support Staff

    Ms. Amanda Flores joined Primrose School of Bedford in 2018. She is passionate about making children happy, feel safe and feel loved. In her free time she enjoys her children and being outdoors.

  • Mrs. Tracey Vander  Woude, Lead Young Toddler Teachers

    Mrs. Tracey Vander Woude

    Lead Young Toddler Teachers

    Mrs. Tracey VanderWoude came to Primrose in 2010 after working in childcare for 5 years. She is a Pennsylvania native and moved to Texas in 1998. She has two amazing children and a very "active" dog. Mrs. VanderWoude said that working with children is such a fulfilling blessing. She is passionate about teaching and being able to love her students as they learn and grow!

  • Ms. Corteny Akins, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Corteny Akins

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Akins joined Primrose School of Bedford in 2021 with three years of experience in childcare. Her passion is working with children and making sure they are safe and happy. She enjoys reading, teaching & playing with her students and watching them experience new things everyday.

  • Mrs. Can Keser, Lead Toddlers Teacher

    Mrs. Can Keser

    Lead Toddlers Teacher

    Mrs. Keser joined Primrose in 2015. She has a child development degree and has 16 years of experience working with children. Mrs. Keser is passionate about working with children and see them using tools that she has taught them. Mrs. Keser also takes great pride in knowing that her students feel safe and loved in her classroom.

     

  • Mrs. Christina Perez-Mentor Teacher, Mentor and Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Christina Perez-Mentor Teacher

    Mentor and Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Perez started with Primrose in February of 2016. She worked in Pre-K and Toddlers and eventually found her "home" in Early Preschool. She is from Bronx, NY and moved to Texas with her family. She is a dog mom of two and her son, the light of her life, was born in March of 2018. She enjoys spending time with Rene and her family. She loves watching movies, baking, and being outdoors (especially during the Fall because it reminds her of NY), pumpkins, coffee and more coffee!

    Mrs. Perez is also a Mentor Teacher for the Konrad Schools!

  • Ms. Lauren Epp

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Lauren Epp has been with us since 2021. She is a senior in high school and will be going to college to pursue a degree in education. She enjoys getting to know her students and laughing with them.

  • Mrs. Maria Vega, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Maria Vega

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maria Vega joined our Primrose team in 2020 where she came to us with two year of experience. Ms. Vega also speaks Spanish and incorporates that into her classroom. She is passionate about helping children through their developmental milestones and building relationships with each of her students and their family.

  • Ms. Destiny Ledesma, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Destiny Ledesma

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Destiny Ledesma began her career with Primrose in 2021. Most kids know her as Ms.-desma. She graduated from Haltom High School in 2019. Her passion is working with children and building a bond with them. My goal is getting to know them and nurture their personalities. She is a major kid at heart!

  • Ms. Julie Stevens, Lead Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Julie Stevens

    Lead Preschool II Teacher

    Proud Team Member Since 2010


  • Ms. Ariana Rodriguez, Assistant Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Ariana Rodriguez

    Assistant Preschool II Teacher

    Proud Team Member since 2021. Ms. Ariana Rodriguez came to us with 11 years of experience working with children. She speaks is bilingual in Spanish and English. Her passion has always been working with children. Ms. Rodriguez has a baby boy born in 2021 and enjoys spending time with him.

  • Mrs. Samantha Barkley, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Samantha Barkley

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Samantha Barkley joined 2013 after being at another Primrose since 2006. She has worked with every age group, but her passion is Pre-Kindergarten. She loves the journey of the before and after as her children grow and flourish through the year. In her spare time, Mrs. Barkley love embroidery, concerts, traveling, video games and reading.

  • Mrs. Amanda Smith, Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Amanda Smith

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Amanda Smith came to Primrose in 2008. She is passionate about creating a better future and that she gets to be a part of that. Mrs. Smith has her Child Development Associates. Mrs. Smith's oldest daughter has gone through the entire Primrose program and the 2nd is on her way! She said that she is very grateful for the experience and education her own girls have had.

  • Ms. Nikkia Reed

    Assistant Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Nikkia Reed joined the Primrose School of Bedford in 2021. Ms. Reed came to us with 10 years of experience working with children. Her passion is teaching and she takes great pride in shaping them for the future. In her spare time she enjoys quiet time and relaxing.

  • Ms. Samantha Lane, Lead Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Samantha Lane

    Lead Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Samantha Lane joined our Primrose team in 2018 and has worked with children since 2012. Mrs. Lane is passions about to teaching children how to read. Mrs. Lane has a Bachelors Degree in Family Child Studies from Tarleton and is fluent in ASL. Mrs. Lane's son is a Primrose graduate and is now doing great in school! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, movies, scrapbooking, using her circuit, organizing, and spending time with her family.

  • Ms.Tiffany Smith, Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Ms.Tiffany Smith

    Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Smith joined Primrose School of Bedford in 2018. She is passionate about spreading love and kindness to the future generation. She enjoys trying new things, traveling, and spending time with her family and cat. She loves spending everyday with her students. Ms. Smith is fluent in ASL, which helps with the toddlers as they learn sign language. Currently, she is enrolled in college pursuing a major in education.

  • Ms. Sheyanne Cooper

    Explorers Assistant Teacher

    Proud Team Member since 2022. 

  • Mike and Joyce Konrad, Franchise Owner

    Mike and Joyce Konrad

    Franchise Owner

    Please allow us an opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Mike and Joyce Konrad, the proud owners of nine Primrose School Franchises in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. We started with our first Primrose school in 1997 in the city of Bedford. Once we became immersed in the school, we realized that the parents of today truly valued the excellent, accredited, curriculum based child care that we were providing.

    We realized the Primrose Franchise was fundamental in helping us provide this valuable service. As a result, we have had the opportunity to acquire an additional eight schools in the D/FW area. for a total of 9 schools in the metroplex. We are certain the Primrose concept can provide what parents need for complete peace of mind when they are looking for child care. The parents in our schools know that their children are safe, loved and happy, all the while learning with a balanced, developmentally appropriate curriculum. We know this, because countless parents have told us over the years how their children “surprise them” every day with what they learn at Primrose.

    In addition we have many Public School Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers comment that they recognize the Primrose Children in their schools. They say that they arrive above and beyond “school ready” in their respective classes.

    We are very proud of the Management and Teaching staff that we have at all of our schools. Because we have been able to achieve the Primrose “Exemplary” Status in all 9 of our schools, we are able to attract some of the best directors and teaching staff in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The tenure of our management and teaching staff is exceptional because we are committed to the continuous training and development of our staff. Many of our teachers and mangers are promoted within our network of schools. As a result, we are fortunate to have a very professional, well-trained, Management and Teaching staff.

    It goes without saying that our primary focus is on the safety and nurturing of your child. The additional layer of curriculum and character development programs round out what we know will be a truly positive experience for both you and your child.

    We thank you for your time visiting Primrose School of Bedford. We want you to know that the trust a parent places in us when they leave a child in one of our schools is not taken lightly. We are committed to executing our programs and delivering to our parents and students what we promise.

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