Primrose School of Broken Arrow

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Candace Stine, MAEL, Head of School

    Mrs. Candace Stine, MAEL

    Head of School

    Mrs. Stine will be serving the children, families, and teachers of Primrose School of Broken Arrow as the Head of School. She brings 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 14 years of experience as a school principal to this role. Mrs. Stine has served as a principal with students from three years old to middle school in various school settings. She has a master's in Education Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Mrs. Stine has lived in Broken Arrow with her family for 42 years. She and her husband have three grown children, a grandson, and a precious great-grandson attending Primrose BA. Besides working, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, reading, traveling, and baking, and she is a beekeeper. Mrs. Stine is extremely excited to join the excellent staff at Primrose. She looks forward to serving students, their families, and staff to maintain a culture of excellence. 

    You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way! ~Dr. Suess

  • Mrs. Alisha White, M.Ed, Education Director

    Mrs. Alisha White, M.Ed

    Education Director

    Mrs. White will be serving the children, families, and teachers of Primrose School of Broken Arrow as the Education Coach. She adds 10 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher to this role. Mrs. White has taught grades pre-kindergarten through second grade and has a master’s in early childhood education from Alabama A&M University. She and her family are coming to Primrose BA all the way from Alabama! She has a sweet little boy who will also be attending Primrose. When she is not chasing her toddler around, she enjoys spending time with family and exploring their new city. In the fall, on Saturdays, she cheers Roll Tide! (While her husband says War Eagle) Mrs. White is thrilled to join the Primrose family and share her passion for teaching. She is excited to help all children, staff, and families reach their goals and help continue to build excellence at Primrose School of BA!

    Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart- Winnie the Poo

  • 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.

  • Ms. Alisha J., Assistant Director

    Ms. Alisha J.

    Assistant Director

    Alisha will be serving the children, families, and teachers at Primrose School of Broken Arrow as the Admission and Assistant Director. She adds experience in early childhood education as a classroom teacher, Master Teacher, and Assistant Director of an Early Head Start program. Alisha earned her CDA (Child Development Associate) from the University of Oklahoma and is currently earning an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education Center Management and Administration. Alisha is originally from Grove, Oklahoma, and is excited to join the Primrose School of Broken Arrow family. Alisha aims to work with families, children, and staff to create a fun, exciting, and educational environment that will help build a dedicated team to deliver the best early childhood education experience for the Tulsa metro area. Alisha enjoys traveling to national parks, hiking, working out, and finding new adventures and experiences. 

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



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

  • Ms. Maggie I., Infant Teacher

    Ms. Maggie I.

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Bria H., Infant Teacher

    Ms. Bria H.

    Infant Teacher
  • Mrs. Laura C., Infant Support Teacher

    Mrs. Laura C.

    Infant Support Teacher
  • Mrs. Rika C., Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Rika C.

    Older Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Shikyra Y., Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Shikyra Y.

    Older Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Rose N., Infant and Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Rose N.

    Infant and Toddler Support Teacher
  • Ms. Winona M., Support Teacher

    Ms. Winona M.

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Madison D., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Madison D.

    Toddler Teacher
  • Mrs. Yaneth L., Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Yaneth L.

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Ashley S., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashley S.

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Peyton C., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Peyton C.

    Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Ms. Carye F., Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Carye F.

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Amanda H., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Amanda H.

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Andrea G., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Andrea G.

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Victoria P., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Victoria P.

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

    Ms. Kelly P.

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Robin F., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Robin F.

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Alex S., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Alex S.

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Mrs. Ashley T., Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Ashley T.

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Mrs. Stephanie R., Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Stephanie R.

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Becky L., Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Becky L.

    Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Brooke W., Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Brooke W.

    Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Ashley M., Summer Adventure Teacher

    Ms. Ashley M.

    Summer Adventure 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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