Primrose School of Broken Arrow

Our Staff

  • Ms. Alisha Jones, School Director

    Ms. Alisha Jones

    School Director

    Alisha will serve the children, families, and teachers at Primrose School of Broken Arrow as the School Director. She adds experience in Early Childhood education as a Master Teacher, Assistant Director, and Education Director. Alisha earned her CDA (Child Development Associate) from the University of Oklahoma, and her Certificate of Mastery in Child Development from Tulsa Community College. 

    Alisha is originally from Grove. She enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out with her nieces on weekends. She also loves the outdoors and traveling, and has visited several National Parks, with plans to visit more in the future.

    Alisha has served Primrose School of Broken Arrow since November of 2021; and aims to continue to build a strong team of educators that deliver the best experience for all our families.

    “If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.” - unknown

  • Mrs. Cayse Blaylock, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Cayse Blaylock

    Assistant Director

    As our Assistant Director, Cayse will serve the Primrose School of Broken Arrow community. Cayse is originally from Tulsa, born and raised. She started working with children at a young age, as she has a massive family and was always helping family members care for younger children. Her passion for teaching and caring for children grew even more when she started teaching in the infant room and became a lead teacher for the 1-2-year-old class for a few years at another Center. Cayse became certified in all the required teaching courses and started attending school at Tulsa Community College for early and secondary childhood education. At the end of 2018, she and her husband found out they were pregnant and knew she could utilize all the tips, tricks, and schooling she had learned in the last few years to help her become a proud mom. Her daughter will be four in August, and she and her husband just celebrated three years of marriage, five years together. They bought their first home in Coweta and have felt welcomed into the community. She also brings four years of management and training experience, which she’s excited to utilize to help build Primrose BA as the best early childhood education.

    She’s excited to showcase her love and passion for children at Primrose BA and looks forward to new things she’ll learn, families she’ll get the pleasure of meeting, and coworkers to create new memories!

  • Mrs. Michelle Wheeler, Education Coach

    Mrs. Michelle Wheeler

    Education Coach

    Michelle serves the Primrose of Broken Arrow community as our Assistant Director. She was born and raised in the Tulsa Metro and has had a passion for education since she was young.

    Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an Art minor, from the University of Oklahoma. She is a state-certified teacher in both Elementary and Art Education. She has over 10 years of experience educating children ages birth through 8th grade. While Michelle has worked in public and private school settings, she believes our Balanced Learning approach is one of the most effective teaching methods to develop a successful, curious, and compassionate next generation. 

    Her favorite thing to do outside work is spending time with her husband and two young children. Michelle is excited to work alongside you to help your child be the best they can be! 

  • Mrs. Candace Stine, MAEL, School Coordinator

    Mrs. Candace Stine, MAEL

    School Coordinator
  • Mrs. Aloha M., School Chef

    Mrs. Aloha M.

    School Chef

    Aloha Manahan is a Certified Kitchen Manager with many years of culinary experience. Within her career, she's had training under a few of the country's renowned chefs. She's worked for the Tulsa Drillers and the University of Phoenix Stadium. She believes that food is the start of a healthy and productive day. From tiny babies to full-grown adults, everyone should have three satisfying and nutritional meals a day. Healthy foods can be enjoyable and therapeutic. She loves creating new dishes and preparing for fun events. All food is seasoned with lots of love and care! She joined Primrose to focus on work-life balance and to spend more time with her sweet girl. Her favorite weekend activity is making crafts and cooking with her daughter.

  • Mr. Manny G., School Sous-Chef

    Mr. Manny G.

    School Sous-Chef
  • Ms. Jami S., Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Jami S.

    Infant 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Unique W., Infant 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Unique W.

    Infant 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Emma M., Infant 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Emma M.

    Infant 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Rai C., Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Rai C.

    Infant 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Tela L., Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Tela L.

    Infant 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Christina H., Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Christina H.

    Infant 2 Teacher
  • Mrs. Yaneth L., Toddler 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Yaneth L.

    Toddler 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Ana P., Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Ana P.

    Toddler 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Kadence B., Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Kadence B.

    Toddler 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Ashley S., Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Ashley S.

    Toddler 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Peyton C., Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Peyton C.

    Toddler 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Carye F., Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Carye F.

    Toddler 2 Teacher
  • Mrs. Ashley T., Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Ashley T.

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Lisa G., Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Lisa G.

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Sydney H., Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Sydney H.

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Kelly P., Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Kelly P.

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Baylee H., Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Baylee H.

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Ms. Chloe D., Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Chloe D.

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Mrs. Logan C., Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Logan C.

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Mrs. Shelby D., Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Shelby D.

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Mrs. Erinn M., Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Erinn M.

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Ms. Bev R., Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Bev R.

    Preschool 1 Teacher
  • Mrs. Ashleigh O., Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Ashleigh O.

    Preschool 2 Teacher
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  • Ms. Courtney K., Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Courtney K.

    Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Mrs. Valerie C., Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Valerie C.

    Preschool 2 Teacher
  • Mrs. Sandy B., Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Sandy B.

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Ani C., Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ani C.

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Brenna G., Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Brenna G.

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Kaylee T., Support Teacher

    Ms. Kaylee T.

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Amani D., Support Teacher

    Ms. Amani D.

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Christi H.

    Infant 2 Teacher
  • Manish and Gia Patel, Franchise Owner

    Manish and Gia Patel

    Franchise Owner

    Welcome to Primrose Schools!

    We are Manish and Gia Patel, the proud owners of the Primrose School of Broken Arrow!

    We are blessed to have two daughters and have called Broken Arrow home for over a decade. Prior to opening a Primrose School, I worked for several years as a Women’s Health Pharmaceutical Specialist but always had an entrepreneurial aspiration. Manish obtained his doctorate's degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and serves as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Together, the four of us love to play basketball, hike, bike, swim, travel, and read!

    Our Primrose story began when we found ourselves looking for high quality early education and child care for our eldest daughter, but felt thwarted by the lack of accessible options in our local community. Just like any other parent, we know how important it is to find both a safe and educational environment for our children. Having been amazed by Primrose Schools during our search, we even went so far as to enrolling our daughter to the waiting list of a Primrose School that recently opened in South Tulsa, even though it was not convenient to where we lived and worked. However, after considerable thought and deliberation, we realized that we were not alone in the challenges we were facing and decided to open a school locally to help support families across the Broken Arrow community and surrounding areas.

    As we researched options for schools, it became clear that quality early childhood education is paramount for early development, as ninety percent of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life. And it was the researched-informed, time-tested and exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum that continued to attract us to Primrose Schools as we looked to open a school of our own. Primrose Schools curriculum was created from the best early education wisdom, balancing purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Our proprietary curriculum integrates sign language, Spanish, language and literacy; science, technology, engineering, creative arts and math (STEAM); social studies; music; gardening and mind-stretching exercises. Primrose Schools provides a strong foundation for children to empower their full potential.

    Ultimately, we believe that “who children become is as important as what they know.” During our Primrose Promise giving events, we teach, model and practice ways to be compassionate and generous. While Primrose students have shown superior cognitive and academic readiness for Kindergarten, these children also exhibit steady growth in social, emotional, physical, character development and life skills. Primrose is more than just a curriculum; it’s a life-changing, early learning experience for children and their families for years to come! Our love for family and passion for the community is what encouraged us to open Primrose School of Broken Arrow.

    We are excited to meet you and your family!

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