Primrose School of Berkeley Heights

Our Staff

  • Miss Amanda, Center Director

    Miss Amanda

    Center Director

    I am delighted to be joining the Primrose “Family.” I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 10 years. I started working as a floater. I then became an infant teacher before moving to a toddler teacher. I love working with young children. It’s incredible being able to watch children grow and develop new skills. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors degree in History. On the weekends I love taking my dog Gus hiking in the Watchug Reservation. I also love spending time with my family. I have one older brother and an older sister. I also have three nephews, Alexander, Zachary and Donald and Robert. I am most excited about meeting all of our new families that will be joining us this school year!

  • Miss Peggy, Assistant Director

    Miss Peggy

    Assistant Director

    I grew up in Berkeley Heights as the fourth of nine children. I have six brothers, two sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and sisters/brothers-in law. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my ever-expanding family and spend most weekends attending family gatherings or sporting events.

    After graduating from Governor Livingston High School (in Berkeley Heights), I attended college at Virginia Tech and received my B.A. in English. Upon graduating, I took a job in Pittsburgh, PA, running a softball league for a few years before returning to New Jersey and becoming a full-time nanny. I then spent a year living in Atlanta before once again returning to New Jersey. It was then, in December of 2016, that I started my career at Primrose as a teacher in the Toddler Classroom. The following year I moved into the role of Office Manager and in 2019 I became the Assistant Director. I am excited to continue growing in my role here at Primrose and look forward to getting to know all of our families even better!

  • Miss Eileen, Education Coach

    Miss Eileen

    Education Coach

    I am Miss Eileen. I went to St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ and have a degree in Elementary Education. I have 18 years of teaching experience. I am from Union, NJ and have three children. I love to walk, play board games, bake and play Just Dance Kids or Zumba Kids with them. I enjoy watching the Food Network, trying new recipes and playing with my kids on the weekend. My favorite children’s book are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Wacky Wednesday. I am most excited about meeting the children and their families.

  • Miss Kristie, Education Coach

    Miss Kristie

    Education Coach

    Hi, I'm Miss Kristie!I hold a master’s degree in social and community psychology with a specialty in guidance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Previously, I held the role as Director for 11 years at a nonprofit organization and oversaw the daily operations of fifteen before and after school enrichment program sites, two preschools, and one wrap-around kindergarten enrichment program. I was a certified substitute teacher in two Somerset County school districts working with preschool through grade twelve. Most recently, I had the opportunity to work as a one-on-one paraprofessional in both a special educational preschool program and a learning language development classroom. Working with children and their families is my passion. One of my most rewarding experiences, however, is being a mom to six of my own children ranging in ages from ten to seventeen.

    I have enjoyed meeting all of the children at Primrose and look forward to working with all the staff and families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Miss Krishma, Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Krishma

    Kindergarten Teacher

    I’m Miss Krishma. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have over twenty years of teaching experience. I am a certified K-8 teacher and hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Paterson University.

    I am the mom of two boys and when I am not working, I love spending time with my family. We love watching movies and taking weekend trips together. My favorite children’s books are “The Day the Crayons Quit” and Dr. Suess books. The Primrose character I relate to the most is Molly the cow because she teaches our friends about respect.

    I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose team and I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Miss Gladys, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Gladys

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I live in Springfield, NJ, and am married with 2 children.I have always loved working with children and knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was little . Therefore, Teaching is my passion! I have been working with children for 18 years with various age groups 3 to 5 years.I have a Bachelor degree in Education and hold my certification in Child Development Associate from UCC. I have also graduated from the Police Academy as a Police Auxiliary, to help people in my community. I am certified CPR /FIRST AID . I love reading , hiking , swimming and singing . My favorite book is “ I LOVE YOU FOREVER “ by Robert Munch.I enjoy spending time with my family, taking walks on the Boardwalk.

    I have been working in Primrose School since they started in 2014. What I love about Primrose School is the STEAM Program for young children and Fundraising events. I am so happy to be part of the Primrose Family and meet all the new families.

  • Miss Jessica, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Jessica

    Preschool Teacher

    I have been working as a preschool teacher for over 15 years. My passion for teaching began at a very young age and continues to grow more and more each day!

    When I am not working, I am enjoying time with my family and friends. I am a mom to an incredible daughter. Becoming a mom is the best thing that has happened to me. I enjoy being outdoors, travelling, and reading books. My favorite children’s book is “The Best Nest” by P.D. Eastman.

    I look forward to getting to know all my students and parents!

  • Miss Katherine, Preschool  Pathways Teacher

    Miss Katherine

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! My name is Katherine Lanfranca and I am so excited to be joining the Primrose family! I have over five years of experience working with children and am currently pursuing my degree in elementary education. My love for education started at the young age of ten when I realized I loved helping tutor younger kids.

    In my free time, I enjoy reading and drawing. I also find great joy in my own son while watching him grow.

    I am looking forward to getting to know all of my students and families!

  • Miss Annie, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Annie

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Miss Annie. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I hold both a bachelor’s degree and a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential. I have worked in early childhood education for the past nine years. Prior to that, I worked in elementary schools for eleven years.

    I have been married for 31 years and have one daughter. My favorite food is seafood and on the weekends, I love to relax and watch movies.

    Teaching is something I love and have a passion for. I am excited to get to know all of my students and families here at Primrose!

  • Miss Naty, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Naty

    Toddler Teacher

    I’m so happy to partner with you in the care of your children and want to tell you a little about myself. I’ve worked with children for over 14 years and I hold a CDA. I have three children and one grandson. On weekends, I enjoying spending time with my family. We love to watch movies together. My favorite children’s book is The Perfect Pet.

    I’m excited to be a part of a great team at the Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and love working with the teachers and children in my classroom.

  • Miss Sarah, Infant Teacher

    Miss Sarah

    Infant Teacher

    I am first a mother to 7-year-old twins. I stayed at home with them until they went to school full-time. It was then that I decided to work more on my career. I have my undergraduate degree in music education and my master’s degree in vocal performance/pedagogy.

    My main passions are working with children/infants and making music. I love being with my family and our dog, Trapper. My favorite food is sushi and dumplings. My hobby is creating art with stained glass. My favorite children’s book is Love You Forever.

    I always strive to do my best and work cooperatively with everyone I come in contact with. I am very excited to be a part of the infant team and look forward to getting to know all of my students and their families!

  • Franchise Owner

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Berkeley Heights! We are proud parents of two amazing young boys and know firsthand that a high-quality preschool and child care program is an essential part of a family. Finding the right educational environment for our sons to keep them safe, happy and engaged in learning has been paramount to us as parents who work outside of the home. We believe in the Primrose difference and are excited to share it with your children as well as our own--partnering with you to create a strong foundation for learning and life. We feel truly fortunate to help guide young hearts and minds in their character development and in establishing a love and enthusiasm for learning. We are excited to join the Berkeley Heights community and share with its parents and children our favorite Primrose principle of service: Approach each day with joy. At long last, we are thrilled to see our dream of building a phenomenal Primrose School come to fruition. The Primrose School of Berkeley Heights is officially open for business. Come visit with us and get to know what sets us apart.

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