Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel

Our Staff

  • Amber Best, School Director

    Amber Best

    School Director

    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.

    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.

    "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.”

  • Nicole Wiersma, Assistant Director

    Nicole Wiersma

    Assistant Director

    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.

    “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.”

  • Janice Greiner, Curriculum Coordinator

    Janice Greiner

    Curriculum Coordinator

    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.

    "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."

  • Toyia Compton, Assistant Director

    Toyia Compton

    Assistant Director

    A Chapel Hill native, Ms. Compton has been making a difference in early childhood education for 22+ years. Ms Compton began her career in the classroom as a preschool teacher, then transitioned to leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Compton was Administrative Operations Manager in a licensed childcare facility. She is a credentialed Early Childhood Educator in N.C.

    "We have the opportunity to nurture young children to become caring, responsible adults. I believe character-building begins early and educators play an important role in creating a culture that provides a sense of community and belongingness for every child. This is how we can help overcome societal intolerance, inequity, and inequality. I am proud to be part of an organization that shares my commitment to influence positive change in the communities we serve."

Franchise Owners

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...

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