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 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.
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.