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 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 2 1/2 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 and I have been with Primrose Candelas for 1 1/2 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.

  • Rachel Martin, Assistant Director

    Rachel Martin

    Assistant Director

    I am originally from Texas. I studied Hospitality and Tourism Management in college and I am TESOL certified, which means I can teach English to speakers of other languages. I will soon begin to work on my teaching certification for Colorado and I have taught Preschool for over 4 years, one year in Texas and 3.5 years in the Republic of Korea. Also, l have experience teaching Kindergarten and Elementary English while living overseas. Most recently, I have been an Assistant Director at a local church in Evergreen, CO.

  • Hanna Hushka, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hanna Hushka

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Hanna and I have babysat since I was 14 years old and have worked in a childcare facility (Primrose) for a year and a half now. I am currently going to college to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management. I have also taken many classes in Early Childhood Education and have some certifications. I love spending time with the family and my dog Lacey. I also like going out with friends and going to church on Sunday at Flatirons. I am excited to to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Teach them and watch them grow in their early stages of life. I’m thrilled to be apart of this team!

  • 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.

  • Mackenzie Corcoran, Older Infant Teacher's Aide

    Mackenzie Corcoran

    Older Infant Teacher's Aide
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Stephanie Rodriguez

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Sydne James, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Sydne James

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    I’ve been working in the childcare since May 2019. I was a Pre-K Aide. Then hoped around age groups for a while before settling in with the 2 years old in May 2020. I graduated from Pomona High School in 2019 and almost immediately started in childcare. I’ve taken a few classes through the Boulder Early Childhood Council and most recently completed Expanding Quality in Infant & Toddler Care.

  • Desiree Fox, Early Preschool 1 Teacher's Aide

    Desiree Fox

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher's Aide

    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 am also currently working towards my Lead Teacher Certification.

  • 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.

  • Cami Manka, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Cami Manka

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    My name is Cami and I am originally from Spring, TX. I am Lead Teacher Certified and I have worked in a crossfit daycare for over a year when I was in high school until I moved away to go to college. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University in Galveston. My favorite children’s book when I was growing up was “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “If You Give a Pig a Pancake. This year, I am most excited to build my skills, as well as help the kids build theirs.

  • Erika Gwin, Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Erika Gwin

    Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sierra Crewdson, Pre- Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Sierra Crewdson

    Pre- Kindergarten 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Kellie Hewitt, Lead Teacher

    Kellie Hewitt

    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. I have been with Primrose Candelas 1.5 years and I also just received my Director's Certificate.

  • Mary Wullenschneider, Teacher's Aide Floater

    Mary Wullenschneider

    Teacher's Aide Floater

    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.

  • Dianna Roller, Assistant Teacher Floater

    Dianna Roller

    Assistant Teacher Floater
  • Pamela Drybread, Floater

    Pamela Drybread

  • 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.

  • Kimberly Valadez, Older Toddler Teacher's Aide

    Kimberly Valadez

    Older Toddler Teacher's Aide

    My name is Kim and I worked as a nanny for a year. My favorite hobbies are Reading books and watching movies. I am also currently completing my CDA to become Lead Teacher Certified.

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