Ms. Aundria is from Durham, NC where she lives with her large family. She is married; the Mother of 4, the bonus Mother of 5, and GlamMa of 1. In addition, Ms. Aundria has two fur children/dogs, Neko and Marlie. Ms. Aundria obtained a Bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University and a Master's from Clark Atlanta University. She loves helping children learn and grow at an early age; to her, they are like little flowers that blossom as knowledge is poured into them.
Ms. Lilli is from Graham, NC where she lives with her fiancé and daughter. She also has two dogs (Cooper and Willow) at home. She has four years of experience working with children. She went to Appalachian State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Diversity Studies. Ms. Lilli likes to ride horses and rode competitively while in college. She also loves to cook, hike and spend time with her family. Ms. Lilli has wanted to be a teacher since she was young and finds joy working with small children each day.
Ms. Litia is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She has N.C. Childcare Credentials and twenty-three years of experience with all ages. Although she is an only child herself, she has three wonderful children of her own and three pets: her dog, Mr. T, and two guinea pigs, Peanut Butter and Jellybean. She thinks that being an only child has contributed to her love of children. She loves to be one of the first people to help children understand that education can be fun!
Ms. Taylor is from Whiteville, NC but has lived in Durham, NC most of her life. She is a mom to a wonderful little girl that keeps her on her toes all the time. During what free time she has, Ms. Taylor likes to read books. Ms. Taylor has 4 ½ years in the childcare field along with her experience as a mom. She attended Southeastern Community College where she obtained her associates degree in early childhood. She is currently attending UNCG to get her bachelor's degree. Ms. Taylor loves to watch the “light bulb” moments when children learn new things.
Ms. Brooklinn is from Albemarle, NC! She has four years of employed childcare experience and two years of volunteer experience prior to that. She is currently working towards her associate’s degree but has taken a break due to the pandemic. Her family consists of her three siblings, a younger sister and two younger brothers, as well as her mom, dad, and stepdad. She also has two dogs, named Gus and Kota. Ms. Brooklinn has a passion for helping children from infants to kindergarten reach important milestones. She says that it fills her heart with joy when children express excitement over learning a new skill!
Ms. Lauren is from Durham, NC. Her childcare experience ranges from her time with her own children, to time spent as a nanny, to working in a preschool setting. She is CNA certified from Durham Tech. Her family consists of her children, her wonderful fiancé, and her dog, Freckles. She says that she loves children and working to shape their little minds. One fun thing about Ms. Lauren is that she enjoys a good laugh!
Ms. Aaliyah is from Durham, NC. She has been working in childcare with all ages for three years, but her favorite age group is toddlers. She has two brothers and one sister as well as one dog and two guinea pigs. She loves going to the movies, and she loves watching children grow!
Ms. Shanta is from Burlington, NC, but currently lives in Mebane. She graduated from Alamance Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked on and off in childcare, taking a break in between positions to raise her children. Her family consists of her significant other, her two daughters, and her one-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter named Savanna. Ms. Shanta also has her cat, Tom, and two dogs, Pepper and Cookie. She loves spending her free time with her granddaughter, who she describes as her world! She also enjoys horror movies and museums. Ms. Shanta has wanted to work with children since she was a teenager. She says that she loves children!
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Ms. Ke'Shauna is from Pittsboro, NC where she lives with her two cats. One fun fact about Ms. Ke'Shauna is that she always wears mismatched socks. Ms. Ke'Shauna graduated high school and has since been working with children. She has 4 years of experience working with children. She wants to work with children because she enjoys teaching them and leading them to always do the right thing.
Ms. Alexus is from Durham, NC, and has five years of childcare experience! She has her North Carolina Child Care Credentials from Central Carolina Commmunity College. Alexus has a younger sister and 2 dogs in her family. Ms. Alexus is very outgoing and loves to watch the children in her class grown and learn!
Ms. Susana is from Durham, NC. Her family consists of her husband, her daughter, Alex, her son, Tadeo, and their dog, Myla. Alex is five years old and heading off to kindergarten soon, while Tadeo is only four months old! Being a mother of two and staying at home with them for five years has motivated her to pursue a career in childcare. She has her EDU 119 credential from Durham Tech. She loves to try new experiences and finds being around children to be very heartwarming. One fun thing about Ms. Susana is that she is mixed with Salvadorean and Mexican, so she loves to cook! She thinks that children are wonderful and funny, and she is looking forward to helping our Primrose Family continue to learn and grow!
Ms. Ashlee is from Chapel Hill, NC where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Ms. Ashlee attended Wake Technical Community College where she obtained her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with children of all ages but mostly with Pre-K and school aged children. She really likes working with children because she enjoys experiencing new things with the children and helping them learn and grow.
MS. Sh'Quaia is from Warrenton, NC where she lived with her small family consisting of her mom dad brother and dog, Lucky. In her free time, Ms. Sh'Quaia likes to spend time with her family and friends, going to parks, shopping, and trying new foods. Ms. Sh'Quaia attended Wake Technical Community College where she received her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with children for 6 years. She loves working with children because they are fun and joyful. She says "Children enjoy exploring the world and I love being a part of that!"
Ms. Amber is from Shallotte, NC. Ms. Amber has 5 years of experience in the early childhood field. She attended Shaw University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood. She looks at all of her co-teachers as her family and feels that having them as family helps each other to grow and support each other. Ms. Amber has one dog at home named Collin, he is 4 years old. In her free time she likes to watch scary movies. Ms. Amber loves to help children grow. She really likes to make sure children feel loved and cared for when they are with her.
Ms. Kayleigh is from Durham, NC. She was a teacher at the YMCA before coming over to our school. Kayleigh’s family consists of one sister, her mother, and father. She has two pets named Bean and Trooper. In her free time, Ms. Kayleigh likes to dance. She loves working with children and getting to know them. Children bring joy to her life and make her hard days better.
Ms. Nicole is originally from Chicago, but she moved to Durham when she was 10 years old. Her family consists of her two sisters, her bearded dragon, and her cat. In her free time, she loves to write and draw. She says she loves working with children because she loves to see them grow and learn how things work!
Ms. Maya is from Durham, NC. She has a high school diploma from Northern High School, and prior experience in childcare from babysitting. She has two sisters and two nephews. Ms. Maya loves kids and aspires to be a teacher in the school system one day.
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Ms. Shondrea is from Kinston, NC. She has a wonderful family consisting of her mom, grandma, sister, and dog. Ms. Shondrea attended Winston Salem University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Ms. Shondrea likes to online shop and go out to eat during her free time. Ms. Shondrea has worked with children for three years and loves to be a part of their growing years so that she can help impact their future.
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Ms. Kate is originally from the state of Pennsylvania! Her childcare experience ranges from Boys and Girls clubs, summer camps, and preschools. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, which she obtained from Cedar Crest College. Ms. Kate is a twin, and she also has a younger half-brother. Her family also includes her mom, dad, and her three dogs. Ms. Kate says that she has lots of experience with children and she really enjoys working with them! One fun thing about Ms. Kate is that she can make anything out of duct tape!
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Hello, we are Erin and Rob Pennington, the proud owners of the Primrose School of Chapel Hill East. As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find both a safe and educational environment that would provide the exceptional level of care we expect for our most precious gifts. We are beyond excited to be a part of the Primrose family and to share this amazing school with the Chapel Hill/Durham communities.
We first discovered Primrose, in 2014 when we were looking for a high-quality preschool for our two boys, Ethan and Brody. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. Our boys absolutely loved going to Primrose every day, playing with their classmates, making beautiful works of art, singing songs and learning new things. The entire staff at Primrose did such an exceptional job in helping our children grow, learn and strengthen their social skills. We could not have been happier with our decision to enroll them at Primrose. It wasn’t long after seeing the positive impact that Primrose had on our boys; socially, emotionally and intellectually that we decided to open our very own Primrose school.
Prior to making the decision to become Primrose franchise owners, Rob, a Marine Corps veteran, and Erin both worked in the corporate world in a variety of Information Technology leadership and process-oriented positions. While we were living in Texas, we had always talked about our desire to move back east to North Carolina. When an opportunity to open a Primrose in Chapel Hill/Durham was presented to us we jumped at the chance and relocated to Chapel Hill, NC. We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful community.
"Who children become is as important as what they know" is a belief that is at the core of the Primrose Balanced Learning approach, and one that we both feel very passionately about. We are proud to offer the Primrose Experience, and can’t wait to welcome you to our Primrose family. ~ The Pennington's