Primrose School Building

Primrose School at Candelas

Our Staff

  • RaeLynn Anderson, Director of Operations

    RaeLynn Anderson

    Director of Operations

    Hello! My name is RaeLynn Anderson and I am so excited to be apart of the Primrose School at Candela’s family, as the Assistant Director. I am a Colorado native, where I grew up in a small town called Simla, CO. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Director’s License from the University of Northern Colorado. Go Bears! Between being an Assistant Director and Director, I have a total experience of six years combined in Childcare Administration. Before Administration, I taught between ages two to ten years of age. I have a previous experience with Primrose, where I was the Assistant Director at the Primrose School of Castle Rock and I have been itching to get back, so I am thrilled to return to Primrose Schools. My husband, our one year old daughter, and our fun loving boxer puppy named Roxie, live here in Arvada. We enjoy sports, camping, boating, and spending time with our family and friends. I have a huge passion for children and their success and I am so excited for this journey here at Primrose School at Candela’s. I am looking forward to meeting you all!

  • Brittani Allen, Director of Education

    Brittani Allen

    Director of Education

    My name is Brittani Allen and I am from Carlisle, PA. I’ve been working in child care since 2007. I’ve previously worked for Primrose and most recently for Jeffco Public Schools. I have completed my Early Childhood Education Associates degree at Red Rocks Community College and I am starting my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education at MSU Denver in the Spring of 2021.I am excited to build relationships with the children and families at Primrose Candelas.

  • Michael Lovelady, Food Service Teacher-Cook

    Michael Lovelady

    Food Service Teacher-Cook

    Mr. Michael is our School Chef/Kitchen Manager. He has over 8 years of cooking experience. Mr. Michael chose to join our team here at Primrose because he loves kids and is extremely happy that he can bring joy to their days through food. When he is not at work Mr. Michael loves spending time with his wife, watching movies and hiking.

  • Flor Kero, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Flor Kero

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    My name is Flor Kero. I came from Mexico 24 years ago. My hometown is Merida in Mexico and it's a huge city South of Mexico.I have my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. My major was in Infants and Toddlers. I have been teaching 9 years in all age groups but mostly with Infants and Toddlers.

  • Jazmin Means, Infant Teacher Lead

    Jazmin Means

    Infant Teacher Lead

    I have 5 years experience with children I started when I was 18 in a summer camp. I have taught one year olds for a year but prefer the babies. I graduated class of 2021 from UNC with a Bachelors in communications. I love Mexican food and being with family.

  • Nicole "Nikki" Crider, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Nicole "Nikki" Crider

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Brittany Gilliland, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Brittany Gilliland

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Brittany Gillilad and I am from Lakewood, CO. I have 3+ years of experience in childcare. I am also currently going to school to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am excited to be getting to know all the children and the staff in the school.

  • Rylee Ballinger

    Aide Older Infant

    I am from Witchita, Kansas. I have worked with kids as a Nanny and a babysitter. I currently attend college getting my degree in applied science.

  • Enea Lovelady, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Enea Lovelady

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi! My name is Enea. I have worked with children for 8 years. In that time I have nannied, worked at summer camps and most recently for the last three years with Primrose. I'm currently going to school to get my Associates. I have a CDA and have taken various Early Childhood Education classes.

  • Hannah Riley, Early Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Hannah Riley

    Early Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    I am originally from Marietta, GA I have not previously worked with children and and excited to be apart of the Primrose team. I enjoy my weekends at Red Rocks and eating Thai food. I attended college in Georgia for music therapy.

  • Kiara Hicks, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Kiara Hicks

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Hi My name is Kiara Hicks. I am originally from Houston, TX. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Sam Houston State University with 12 years of experience in Early Childhood/Elementary School setting.

  • Brittney Riddle, Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Brittney Riddle

    Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Brittney Riddle a tiny girl from the tiny state of Delaware. I just moved to Colorado in July and I love it so far. I’ve been working with kids for about half my life and when I’m not doing that I love doing things outdoors like hiking, camping, fishing - I love exploring and finding new places with my boyfriend and my dog. Hopefully sometime in the future my goal would be teaching 1st grade.

  • Emily Geisler, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Emily Geisler

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    My name is Emily Geisler, and I am from a small farm town in Virginia called Warrenton. I did all of my schooling in Virginia, where I got my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (Preschool through 6th grade) at Shenandoah University. After graduation, my husband, Jimmy, and I moved to Colorado where I taught as a 4th grade, 3rd grade, and 1st grade teacher in Greeley. After my first grade year, I realized I wanted to get experience teaching at the preschool level and found Primrose!

    My favorite food is chicken enchilada with salsa verde. My favorite weekend activities include hiking, paddle boarding, taking my pup Willow on adventures, and game nights with friends. My favorite children's book is Charlotte's Web because this book not only has an engaging storyline, but also many lessons can be taught through this book.

    The primrose character I relate to the most is Molly the Cow because she is all about respect. It is so vital for me to demonstrate how to respect our environment, respect our friends, respect our teachers/parents/coaches/etc, and also to respect ourselves. It is a skill that will take you far, and it is very important to me. This school year, I am SO excited to dive right into the balanced curriculum to help all kiddos achieve greatness academically, socially, and emotionally!

  • Summer King

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Summer Jean King is from Arvada, CO. She has taught “Mommy and Me” Art class with Toddlers at Center for the Arts Evergreen and hosted Art themed birthdays for the children there. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree (Painting and Drawing) from University of Colorado Denver. She likes spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Kellie Hewitt, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Kellie Hewitt

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    I grew up around children. My mom has had a licensed in home daycare since 2001 that I have helped with. In 2017, I was a paraprofessional for Kindergarten, in 2019 I was working as an Assistant Teacher with two year old's, and in 2020 I was a Substitute Teacher for ages infant to 6 years. I graduated in 2017 from Wheat Ridge High School, and I am currently in the process of going back to school for Early Childhood Education.

  • Ayden Munholland, Pre Kindergarten 1/Explorer's Lead Teacher

    Ayden Munholland

    Pre Kindergarten 1/Explorer's Lead Teacher

    My name is Ayden Munholland. I have experience with being a Jefferson County Outdoor Lab High School Leader and I am currently majoring in Education at Colorado Mesa University. I recently got my Lead Teacher certification in August 2021. I love playing Guitar and my favorite book is"How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?"

  • Brittany Orchard, Pre- Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Brittany Orchard

    Pre- Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    I am from Coos Bay, Oregon I have 3 years experience with children. I hold a general associates degree and lots of hours of experience with child education trainings. I love tacos and potatoes! I like hiking, being in nature, arts and crafts and snowboarding in the winter.

  • Sierra Crewdson, Pre- Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Sierra Crewdson

    Pre- Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    I am from Colorado and have taught for year and am a certified Lead teacher. I hope to continue my education and receive my Masters in education. I enjoy tacos and hanging out with friends and family.

  • PJ Kirschbaum, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    PJ Kirschbaum

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA I have 5 years experience in early childhood education. I love chicken wings and recreation sports and watching sports.

  • Anakay H., Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Anakay H.

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    My name is Anakay. I am originally from Angel Fire, New Mexico. My childcare experience includes being Director of Children’s Church Ministry for my church, Children’s fitness instructor, gymnastics/sports coach, and a Children’s theatre director. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre with a double emphasis in Performance and Literature. My favorite food is blueberries and my favorite weekend activity is longboarding.

  • Nevaeh Ramon, Pre Kindergarten Teacher's Aide

    Nevaeh Ramon

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher's Aide

    My name is Nevaeh Ramon and I am originally from Lansing, Michigan. I have worked with special needs students ranging 14-18 for the past 4 years, and babysat throughout middle and high school! I am currently a sophomore at Metropolitan State University studying for a Bachelors in History and Secondary Education. My favorite food is corn and my favorite weekend activity is heading to the mountains.

  • Namoos Siddique, Floater

    Namoos Siddique


    Most of my childcare experience comes from looking after and spending time with my two younger siblings (3 and 6 years old). I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado-Denver. I am currently working on my Master's in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University and my ultimate goal is to become a Physician.

  • Madison "Madi" Schwartz, Floater

    Madison "Madi" Schwartz


    I am a Junior at Ralston Valley High School and most my childcare experience is babysitting.

  • Pamela Drybread, Floater

    Pamela Drybread