staffBrian and Melissa MartFranchise Ownershttps://ucarecdn.com/4b50a099-f187-46a6-8f01-9a1adc18cddb/-/crop/640x417/0,5/-/preview/<p>Meet Brian and Melissa Mart, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel. Longtime residents of the Triangle area, the Marts are thrilled to open their first Primrose school and bring the Primrose Experience to children and families in Briar Chapel and Chapel Hill.</p><p>The Marts were first introduced to Primrose Schools when they were searching for an early education and care provider for their daughter. After enrolling her at a local Primrose school in the Triangle area when she was just three months old, they were impressed by the growth and skills she quickly developed thanks to the Primrose <i>Balanced Learning</i> ® curriculum. </p><p>After 20 years in corporate America, the Marts were ready to begin their entrepreneurial journey in a field that allowed them to spend more time with their daughter and give back to the community. After years of seeing the passion, joy and community impact the Franchise Owners at their daughter’s Primrose school had, they realized opening a Primrose school would be the business venture they had always desired to pursue. </p><p>"Starting a Primrose school in our community has been a wonderful opportunity to do something we are passionate about, while providing premier early education and care for local families. Our goal is to offer parents an atmosphere where they can have peace of mind that their children are safe and happy while receiving a quality education. This is more than just a business to us, it is a family of staff, students and parents all working together to forge a better future for all children."</p>
Meet Brian and Melissa Mart, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel. Longtime residents of the Triangle area, the Marts are thrilled to open their first Primrose s...
staffAmber BestSchool Directorhttps://ucarecdn.com/d8597225-4686-4aea-8caf-9a25815cc245/-/crop/442x353/38,53/-/preview/<p>As School Director of Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel, Ms. Best calls upon 19+ years of experience leading licensed Early Childhood Education Centers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Care and Education from UNC Greensboro. </p><p>Ms. Best has been the Director at our school since opening in 2016, providing leadership excellence to deliver a high-touch customer experience for our students, families and staff. In 2017, she was honored for her outstanding leadership and successful track record of licensing compliance and school accreditation excellence with the Chatham County Partnership for Children, "Dedicated Director" award. </p><p><span></span>"I love partnering with families and our staff to develop the future change-makers of the world. There is nothing more rewarding to me than the smile on a child's face when they have discovered something new or accomplished a developmental milestone. It is an honor to guide children during these early years so they become engaged learners and compassionate citizens.”</p>FalseTrueAmber Best , School Director
staffNicole WiersmaAssistant Directorhttps://ucarecdn.com/ae7397d3-a9d5-4908-90f6-e3befdb8ff69/-/crop/458x366/22,101/-/preview/<p>Ms. Wiersma has worked with children for more than 10 years, serving in a Leadership capacity at licensed childcare facilities for the last 3 . She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from Ramapo College and has achieved a Level 3 Director certification in North Carolina. Ms. Wiersma has a love and passion for helping children grow into lifelong learners and strives to deliver excellence for our families.</p><p>“As a leader, it is very important to me to build positive and meaningful relationships with children, families, and staff. I believe that children learn best with nurturing guidance and curiosity-driven exploration during the first 5 years. Through teaching, we can enable many rewarding experiences which will lead young learners to a bright future.”</p>FalseTrueNicole Wiersma , Assistant Director
staffDebbie FendersonAssistant Directorhttps://ucarecdn.com/914faf21-6ba2-446e-9e02-c1b5a00a3a3a/-/crop/262x211/0,10/-/preview/<p>Ms. Fenderson holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Ms. Fenderson has worked in both leadership and classroom teaching positions with accredited childcare centers for more than 20 years. She brings boundless enthusiasm and a strong purpose of advocacy for all children. These traits enable Ms. Fenderson to quickly connect with warmth and sincerity to our students.</p><p>"Children need a champion! An adult that will believe in them, encourage them, and focus on what they CAN do to reach their full potential. I see this as my role with the students at our school and it is a privilege to be able to positively influence their lives."<br></p><p><br></p>FalseTrueDebbie Fenderson , Assistant Director
staffJanice GreinerCurriculum Coordinatorhttps://ucarecdn.com/9245fbde-b8a3-4791-817c-3949fb8df427/-/crop/444x355/21,79/-/preview/<p>As Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Greiner leads teacher training and the implementation of Balanced Learning curriculum. During her 27+ years in the education field, Ms. Greiner has held both teacher and administrator roles. She previously worked for Primrose Schools for 6 years, first as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and then as Curriculum Coordinator. Ms. Greiner holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Dutchess County College in Poughkeepsie, NY. <span></span></p><p>"I am very excited to return to Primrose Schools as Curriculum Coordinator. I am enthusiastic about supporting our teachers to provide the best learning experience for our students. Our school is a place for children to learn and grow through purposeful play, with positive guidance in a nurturing environment."</p>FalseTrueJanice Greiner , Curriculum Coordinator