Primrose School Building

Primrose School at Candelas

Our Staff

  • Babur Siddique and Fiza Durrani, Franchise Owners

    Babur Siddique and Fiza Durrani

    Franchise Owners
  • RaeLynn Anderson, Director of Operations

    RaeLynn Anderson

    Director of Operations

    Hello! My name is RaeLynn Anderson and I have been with Primrose School at Candelas for 2.5 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Vera Kotova, Assistant Director

    Vera Kotova

    Assistant Director

    Miss Vera is one of our Assistant Director's. She is originally from Orenburg, Russia and has been in childcare for 6 years, including one year at another Primrose School. She is currently Lead Teacher Qualified and working toward her Director's Certificate, in which she will finish this August. We are excited to have Vera's hard work and experience join our Primrose Team.

  • 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. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 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.


  • Jessica Kublitsky

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    I ’m Jessica. I ’m a Christian. I love going to church and volunteering for events. My parents are from Russia so I’m fluent in Russian. I love learning new things, too. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family. I started off babysitting for my sister when I
    was 12. I worked at a daycare and took on various nannying jobs. I love Math, so I graduated from Red Rocks Community College with an Associate’s in Math.

  • Mary Wullenschneider, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Mary Wullenschneider

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Mary and I have worked in childcare throughout my teen years and as a nanny. My Education consists of Highschool Graduate and Medical Assistant Certified. My favorite weekend activity is spending time with my new puppy and a lot of time outdoors or being an Auntie.

  • 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.

  • Rachel Kurtzberg, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Rachel Kurtzberg

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher
  • 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 now. 

  • Nichole Pham, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Nichole Pham

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi! I’m Nichole. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am from Colorado, but I lived in Florida for ten years! I am a mom to a wonderful little boy. In my free time, I love going hiking, hanging out with friends and family and playing hacky sack haha! Being outside is my favorite thing! Any day I can spend outside is a good day! I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Mai Chang, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Mai Chang

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    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.

  • Tayler Mese, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Tayler Mese

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    I have worked in Childcare for 5 years 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 movie/show to watch. I also love animals and currently have a snake, bearded dragon, leopard gecko and a hamster. I just recently received my Lead Teacher Qualification. 



  • 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.

  • Nevaeh Ramon, Pre Kindergarten/Explorer's Lead Teacher

    Nevaeh Ramon

    Pre Kindergarten/Explorer's Lead Teacher

    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.

  • Dianna Roller, Assistant Teacher Floater

    Dianna Roller

    Assistant Teacher Floater
  • Ben Stewart, Cook/Support Teacher

    Ben Stewart

    Cook/Support Teacher

    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