Primrose School of Bells Ferry

Our Staff

  • Ms. Kendra Neal, School Director

    Ms. Kendra Neal

    School Director
  • Mrs. Alice Casagrande, Director of Education

    Mrs. Alice Casagrande

    Director of Education
  • Ms. Ayisha Harrell, Support Teacher

    Ms. Ayisha Harrell

    Support Teacher
  • Mrs. Michelle Allen, Support Teacher, Infants

    Mrs. Michelle Allen

    Support Teacher, Infants
  • Ms. Brandy Sinclair, Assistant Teacher, Infants

    Ms. Brandy Sinclair

    Assistant Teacher, Infants
  • Ms.Tivina Johnson, Lead Teacher, Preschool 1

    Ms.Tivina Johnson

    Lead Teacher, Preschool 1
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Ms. Perla Mercado, Lead Teacher, Toddlers

    Ms. Perla Mercado

    Lead Teacher, Toddlers
  • Ms. Janice Walters, Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Janice Walters

    Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways
  • Ms. Rosalind Mize, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool 1

    Ms. Rosalind Mize

    Lead Teacher, Early Preschool 1
  • Ms. Rozita Malekzehtab, Support Teacher, Early Preschool 2

    Ms. Rozita Malekzehtab

    Support Teacher, Early Preschool 2
  • Mrs. Geanine Hamilton, Lead Teacher, Preschool 2

    Mrs. Geanine Hamilton

    Lead Teacher, Preschool 2

    Mrs. Geanine Hamilton has over twenty years of child care experience. And it shows. She has five of her own children and loves working with all children. She has a degree from Howard University in Communications. She loves working with and watching children grow. Ms. Hamilton is the Lead Preschool I teacher at Primrose School of Bells Ferry located in Kennesaw which is close to Marietta and Woodstock.

  • Mrs. Karen Dotson, Lead Teacher, Private Pre K

    Mrs. Karen Dotson

    Lead Teacher, Private Pre K

    Lead Teacher Private Pre K

    Meet Mrs. Karen Dotson, our energetic Private Pre K I Lead Teacher of Primrose School of Bells Ferry located in Kennesaw but close to both Marietta and Woodstock. She has been a part of Team Primrose since April of 1993. Mrs. Dotson enjoys working with her class in contributing to the community via the Primrose Helping Hands projects. She has been married to David for 27 years and they have two beautiful daughters, Dixie and Katie, and 4 grandsons. Mrs. Dotson is also a fitness instructor and works several nights a week teaching a variety of fitness classes. In the time that is left over, she enjoys biking, reading, swimming and spending time with her family

  • Ms. Lindsay Jerdan, Lead Teacher, Private Pre-K 2

    Ms. Lindsay Jerdan

    Lead Teacher, Private Pre-K 2

    Ms. Lindsey Jerdan has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and has been working with children for many years. She is the Lead Toddler Teacher at Primrose School of Bells Ferry located in Kennesaw close to both Woodstock and Marietta. She loves seeing how children learn & develop and takes great pride in helping them form a solid foundation that they will build upon the rest of their life.

  • Ms. Emily Aranda, Assistant Teacher, Early Preschool 1

    Ms. Emily Aranda

    Assistant Teacher, Early Preschool 1
  • Mrs. Dawn Porter, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Dawn Porter

    Assistant Director

    I have over 30 years of Early childhood Experience and have worn many hats in this field.  Primrose has a warm, inviting atmosphere that has made me feel at home from day one.  I am excited to be a part of this team and to continue to create a loving atmosphere where learning can take place.  My husband and I have raised our four children in Cobb County over the last 25 years.  I enjoy hiking, watching and playing sports, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Ms. Mya Todd, Assistant Teacher, Private Pre-k

    Ms. Mya Todd

    Assistant Teacher, Private Pre-k
  • Elizabeth Carpenter, Assitant Teacher, Infants

    Elizabeth Carpenter

    Assitant Teacher, Infants
  • Sofia Castillo, Assistant Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    Sofia Castillo

    Assistant Teacher, Preschool Pathways
  • Michelle Hernandez, Assistant Teacher, Young Toddlers

    Michelle Hernandez

    Assistant Teacher, Young Toddlers
  • Gary Baude, Franchise Owner

    Gary Baude

    Franchise Owner

    The Primrose School of Bells Ferry, serving the Kennesaw, Woodstock, Marietta, Canton and Acworth area is owned and operated by Mr. Gary Baude and his business partner Mrs. Patricia Crowe.

    Mr. Gary Baude spent his entire career with one company in various management positions and most recently served as the chief executive of a division within a global logistics company. Mr. Baude has been involved in the Primrose family for over 29 years. His two sons, Joseph (27) and Jordan (26) attended and graduated from Primrose School of Peachtree Corners. His sister Mrs. Jo Kirchner has been with Primrose for over 30 years and serves are the CEO of the Primrose School Franchising Company, with over 400 schools, located in Atlanta, GA. His brother and his wife, Ken & Anita owned and operated the Primrose School of Leawood Kansas and his niece and her husband, Keri & Carl Stoltz own and operate the Primrose School of Midtown in Atlanta. It truly is a family affair! We take great pride in the quality and longevity of our staff, some of whom have been with us for more than 20 years! Our goal is to always make you feel welcome with a friendly smile and warm greeting whenever you come in.

    Mrs. Trish Crowe is the Chief Operating Officer of Primrose School of Sixes Road and Primrose School of Bells Ferry. She currently holds a BS in Elementary Education, a M.Ed in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Reading. She taught Kindergarten through third grade, gifted, as well as EIP over the span of 17 years in the Douglas and Cobb County School Systems. After 17 years of teaching, Mrs. Crowe opened a Sunbrook Academy in Smyrna, Georgia and owned the school for 7 years before selling the school to a large corporation. Her goal is to inspire the school leaders to strive for constant learning through professional development, always be open to change, and view every challenge as an opportunity to grow. After all, we are “forging a path that leads to a brighter future for all children".

    Teamed with their School Director Ms. Kendra Neal, Assistant Director, Mrs. Dawn Porter, Director of Education, Mrs. Alice Casagrande, and their professional staff share the goal of providing children with the most nurturing and loving environment while achieving excellence in the delivery of our curriculum. These ladies all have a wealth of experience and a unique passion for children and early childhood education. Please read their bios on this web site and more importantly, come in and meet them and you will see and feel the difference.

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