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 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.

  • 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

    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!

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly Valadez, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Kimberly Valadez

    Older Toddler 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.

  • Rachel Kurtzberg, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Rachel Kurtzberg

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Desiree Fox, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Desiree Fox

    Early Preschool 1 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 am just recently completed my CDA for my Lead Teacher Certification.

  • 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.

  • Sydne James, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Sydne James

    Early Preschool 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Tayler Mese, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Tayler Mese

    Preschool Pathways Assistant 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.



  • Lindsey Gregory, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Lindsey Gregory

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hi, my name is Lindsey! I graduated from CU in May with a Bachelors in History. I have 2 years of Early Childhood experience and 8 years of experience with children. In my free time, I like to watch soccer and go to matches with my sister, watch Harry Potter and Star Wars, and read books!





  • Jordan Montoya, Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Jordan Montoya

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Jordan! I just graduated high school and I’m starting Esthetician School. I love dogs and my favorite thing to do is going on long drives!

  • 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
    Apple of Our Eye

    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.

  • Dianna Roller, Assistant Teacher Floater

    Dianna Roller

    Assistant Teacher Floater
  • Annie Blattner, Support Staff

    Annie Blattner

    Support Staff

    I’m Annie.  I’m a very affectionate person. I like to be with my family. I also like to cook and dance



  • 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