Primrose School Building

Primrose School at Candelas

Our Staff

  • Babur Siddique and Fiza Durrani, Franchise Owners

    Babur Siddique and Fiza Durrani

    Franchise Owners
  • Brittani Allen, Director

    Brittani Allen


    My name is Brittani Allen and I am from Carlisle, PA. I’ve been working in child care since 2007 and I have been with Primrose Candelas for 2 years now. 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.

  • RaeLynn Anderson, Enrollment Coordinator

    RaeLynn Anderson

    Enrollment Coordinator

    Hello! My name is RaeLynn Anderson and I have been with Primrose School at Candelas for 3 years now, since the day we opened. 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 3.5 year old daughter, and our fun loving boxer 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 Candelas.

  • Sarah Shippley, Staff Mentor

    Sarah Shippley

    Staff Mentor

    I have been in Early Childhood Education since 1999 and I have been with Primrose for 5.5 years. I have two sons who I love and adore! I love people, fishing and the outdoors. 

  • Anna Goggins, Assistant Director

    Anna Goggins

    Assistant Director

    Anna has experience working with children at a Montessori school for 7 years and is Director qualified in the State of Colorado. Ms. Anna will support us at the front office and in the classroom!

  • Hanna Hushka, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hanna Hushka

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hi! I ’m Hanna. I am the Young Infant Lead Teacher. I was born and raised in Westminster, Colorado. I love spending time with my family, going hunting, fishing, and boating. I'm a student at MSU Denver, majoring in Health Care Management. I have been with Primrose Candelas for one year. 

  • Mackenzie Corcoran, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Mackenzie Corcoran

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    I’m Kenzie and I recently received my Lead Teacher Certification and I have been with Primrose Candelas for one year. I come from a large family. I am the middle child out of 7. I also have a 6-month-old son. My favorite candy is the Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolates.


  • Candy Erickson, Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Candy Erickson

    Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    I’m Candy and I started with Primrose School at Candelas in June 2023. I'm a pink, glitter, and Disney loving wife and a mother of two! As well as a bonus mom and a grandma. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family. I raised my own and helped raise my nieces and nephews. I also worked with children with special needs as well for 26 years.


  • Kaylee Hollenbeck, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Kaylee Hollenbeck

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    I love being outdoors going snowboarding, to the lake and taking photo's. On my free time, I enjoy drawing and doing puzzles. I have worked in childcare since 2018. I have worked mostly with ages 6 weeks to 18 months. 

  • Chelsea Niblock, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Chelsea Niblock

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    I am Chelsea. I am a hardworking woman who loves children and the elderly. I just started Nursing School, which I am very excited about. I would love to become a Postpartum, Labor and Delivery Nurse or a NICU Nurse. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family. 

  • Desiree Fox, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Desiree Fox

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hello. My name is Des. I have been a nanny and babysitter, off and on, for 7 years. I went to culinary school at Escoffier at Boulder, CO and I like going to the museum or park with my daughter. I just recently completed my CDA for my Lead Teacher Certification. I have also been with Primrose School at Candelas for over a year now.

  • Sidney Vonburg, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Sidney Vonburg

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Rachel Warren, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Rachel Warren

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Cassie Davis, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Cassie Davis

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher


    I’m Cassie. I have been married for 18 years, and have 3 daughters.  I have lived in Colorado my whole life, and have lived in the Arvada area since 2017. I have been caring for children since 2003 and my education background is in Early Childhood Education where I studied at Red Rocks community College.

  • Kimberly Valadez, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Kimberly Valadez

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    My name is Kim and I worked as a nanny for a year. My favorite hobbies are Reading books and watching movies. I also currently completed my CDA to become Lead Teacher Certified. I have also been with Primrose School at Candelas for a year and a half now.

  • Mai Chang, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Mai Chang

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    My name is Mai and I am recently Lead Certified. My favorite book  is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and in my personal time I enjoy Relaxing and Hiking.

  • Marisa Stark, Early Preschool 2 Teacher's Aide

    Marisa Stark

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher's Aide

    I’m Marisa. I was born in Louisville Colorado and raised in Lafayette. I am married and have one younger brother. My favorite food is Pizza and Pesto! My childcare experience includes caring for a ten- year- old nephew since he was an Infant. I am also working on my Lead Teacher Certification. 

  • Rachel Barron, Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    Rachel Barron

    Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    My name is Rachel. I am a mother and a teacher and I love being both. I am originally from California, but I love Colorado because it feels like home. I love to travek and experience new adventures as much as possible. I am very passionate about what I do and I hope to only help others in my future. I have an Associates in Child Development and I am currently attending CU Denver to get my Bachelor's of Arts Education and Human Development. 

  • Tayler Mese, Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    Tayler Mese

    Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    I am Tayler and I have been with Primrose Candelas since May 2022. I have worked in Childcare for 6 years total now and I love it. Besides children, I am very passionate about reading and writing. In my spare time, I am always reading or finding a new move/show to watch. I also love animals and currently have a snake, bearded dragon, a leopard gecko and a hamster.

  • Melissa Lujan, Lead Pre Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Melissa Lujan

    Lead Pre Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello! I’m Melissa and I started with Primrose Candelas in June 2023. I love being a mom to my daughter Jaylah and spending time with all these children. Previously, I have taught at a after school program at Grant Ranch Elementary. I also give vocal lessons as well.

  • 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. I have been with Primrose School at Candelas for 1.5 years.

  • 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. Coming up in April, I will have been with Primrose School at Candelas for 2 years.

  • Ben Stewart, Chef

    Ben Stewart


    I’m Ben. I’m from Virginia, near Washington D.C.,  in Colorado for 6 years. My wife and I have a son born in 2021 who keeps us smiling and busy. We live in Arvada with 2 dogs and a cat. We enjoy getting out for walks and going to local restaurants when possible. I’m a big sports guy (not so much playing as watching these days) and love to get outside and to the mountains when possible

  • Dianna Roller, Assistant Teacher Floater

    Dianna Roller

    Assistant Teacher Floater
  • Abby Wright, Lead Float Teacher

    Abby Wright

    Lead Float Teacher

    Hello, I am Abby. I am a friendly person, who enjoys the warm and cook seasons. I enjoy spending time at home watching my favorite television shows as well as movies. I also have a cat named Charlie. I have been nannying/babysitting since I was 14 years old. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and I am also going back to school this Fall for my Teaching Degree