Primrose School of Buford

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Amanda Holcomb, Area Director

    Mrs. Amanda Holcomb

    Area Director

    Our Area Director, Amanda Holcomb, has been with Primrose Schools since 2002! Mrs. Amanda started her journey as the Lead Teacher of the Early Preschool class at our Gainesville school, and then served as the Operations Director for over 8 years. In 2012, she was promoted to Area Director. Amanda is married and has a son, Carson, who is now a high school graduate. Carson attended the Primrose School of Gainesville since he was 6 weeks old. He was a 2009-2010 Private Kindergarten graduate. Amanda is a true asset to all of our schools.

  • Mrs. Jennifer Horist, Director

    Mrs. Jennifer Horist

    Director

    Mrs. Jennifer Horist is the Director of the Primrose School of Buford. She has been the school's director for 25 years! Jennifer has a background in early childhood development, with a degree from Michigan State University. A mother of two, Jennifer not only takes care of our students as a director, but also as a mother. There is not a parent or child who doesn't feel welcomed by her smiling face each and every day! We are very fortunate to have her at the Primrose School of Buford.

  • Mrs. Kim Reed, Operations Director

    Mrs. Kim Reed

    Operations Director
  • Ms. Madeline Coleman, Curriculum Assistant

    Ms. Madeline Coleman

    Curriculum Assistant
  • Ms. Stasey McLean, Chef

    Ms. Stasey McLean

    Chef
  • Mrs. Kayla Romero, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Kayla Romero

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Sierra Gordon, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Sierra Gordon

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Karla Lopez, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Karla Lopez

    Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Asia Montas, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Asia Montas

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Chadeya Kennerly, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Chadeya Kennerly

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Kayla Carryl, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Kayla Carryl

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Sarah Abella, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Abella

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Faith Creamer, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Faith Creamer

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Ms. Abby Brockhoft, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Abby Brockhoft

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Mrs. Cindy Wertz, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Cindy Wertz

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Lauren Cohen, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Lauren Cohen

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Kendall Gross, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kendall Gross

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Rebecca Saxton, Explorers Club Lead Teacher

    Ms. Rebecca Saxton

    Explorers Club Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Haley Besse, Explorers Club Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Haley Besse

    Explorers Club Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Tanya Parra

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Peyton Lillie, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Peyton Lillie

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Jadyn Reed, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jadyn Reed

    Assistant Teacher
  • Jenifer and John McKnight, Franchise Owner

    Jenifer and John McKnight

    Franchise Owners

    The Primrose School of Buford is independently owned and operated by Jenifer and John McKnight. The McKnight's also own and operate the Primrose Schools of Braselton and Gainesville. All three schools are accredited by Cognia, a high distinction very few preschools can attain. They have been Primrose owners for over 21 years. The McKnight's were a Primrose family long before they became Primrose owners. Before joining the Primrose Family, John enjoyed a long and successful career as a Broadcast Journalist at both WSB and WGNX-TV in Atlanta. John has been honored with numerous journalism awards, including Emmy's and AP awards. He has also been honored for his long and active commitment to the community. Jenifer is a graduate of Georgia State University, and she previously worked as a writer, producer, and reporter at WGNX-TV in Atlanta. Jenifer and John have two children, Sean and Caitlin who grew up in Primrose Schools. John also has two older children, Jonathan and Andy. Jonathan has three children, Anna, Matthew, and Evelina. Anna and Matthew are also proud former Primrose students. Jenifer has served as the Advisory Council Chairperson representing all Primrose Schools. John has served as the Co-op representative for the Atlanta market, and even helped create it. The McKnight's are also the winners of the President’s Award! This high honor was awarded by the Primrose Schools Franchising Company for the outstanding reputation of the school, their commitment to the franchise organization, and to the communities they serve. They have also been honored each year for having schools that contribute among the highest in the system to the Primrose Children's Foundation through our annual Spring Fling Carnivals. All three of their schools serve as On Site Training Schools for new franchisees. The McKnight's are thrilled to bring Primrose Excellence to the Buford community.

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