Primrose School of Clear Lake

Our Staff

  • Ms. Cochrane, Director

    Ms. Cochrane

    Director

    Ms. Cochrane has been working with children for over thirteen years. She started by teaching dance, gymnastics, and theater. She loved working with children so much that she decided to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education so she could make helping children reach their full potential her life’s work. In 2014, while Ms. Cochrane was working on completing her degree she began working for us as the Preschool II Lead Teacher. She continued to take on more responsibility and served as the Education Coach and then Assistant Director before becoming our school’s Director in 2018. She is passionate about the “lightbulb” moments that children have when they learn something for the first time. Seeing their faces light up with the joy of learning new things is what motivates her to keep working to make Primrose School of Clear Lake the best early education and child care center in the Clear Lake area.

  • Ms. Steinbach, Assistant Director

    Ms. Steinbach

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Steinbach has been with the Primrose of Clear Lake for a year, but has been working with children for ten years prior and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She started working as an assistant teacher for children with special needs, and then ventured into the early childcare industry as a toddler and preschool teacher. The longer she remained in the education field the more she realized she wanted to grow within it and began receiving training in administrative duties within the field, which has led her to us as our Assistant Director. She loves the enthusiasm children show to learn and watching that “lightbulb” goes off when they figure something out for the first time. Seeing the children and families happy from their small successes is what motivates her to keep the school the best it can be every day.

  • Ms. Arredondo, Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Arredondo

    Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Arredondo has been a member of Primrose of Clear Lake for four years, and has recently returned to us. What she enjoys most about young children is the energy they have, which is what made her great cheer coach for 5 year olds prior to joining our team. When you enter into her classroom, you and your child will receive a very warm welcome and will be filled with tons of activities for your child to enjoy – especially art activities. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure that the children get to enjoy all the activities of the day, and leave feeling like they got to enjoy their day to the fullest.

  • Ms. Nguyen, Cook

    Ms. Nguyen

    Cook

    Ms. Nguyen has spent a life time caring for others in various roles as a nurse, cook and now infant teacher. She loves spending time with her family and volunteering in the community. Ms. Nguyen has been with Primrose for over six years, five of those years in the infant classroom. Infants love sharing songs with Ms. Nguyen; she understands that early music experiences support independence and social-emotional skills, and build new pathways in the brain that can increase infants ability to learn math and reading. Another favorite activity is creative arts and expression. Daily, infant’s imaginations are stimulated playing with fun things like paint blots. Ms. Nguyen is dedicated to providing a relaxed environment with nurturing guidance from teachers.

  • Ms. Raczka, Kitchen Assistant

    Ms. Raczka

    Kitchen Assistant

    Ms. Raczka has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake but has previous experience working with children prior to joining our team.  What she enjoys most about young children is their inquisitive minds and how adventurous they can be. She also loves to watch their minds grow and develop into the next stage of their learning journey. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading her favorite story to her students, can you find her engaging with them in arts and crafts, or playing outside. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure she is loving and understanding to all of her children and families, as well as helping to enforce classroom rules and routines.  

  • Ms. Baugh, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Baugh

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Baugh has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake team, but has experience with working with children prior through babysitting. Currently Ms. Baugh, is working towards her degree in nursing to become a neonatal nurse. What she enjoys most about working with infants is seeing them learn new things and how excited they get when they learn to do something new for the first time. Baby Bear is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her babies. Her priority and favorite thing to do in the classroom is getting the infants to engage in wonder time and to get them smiling for the pictures for their parents. She just loves coming into the infant room every day and helping her children learn something new and exciting, as well as seeing them reach their developmental milestones.

  • Ms. Quintero, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Quintero

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Quintero has just recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake, but loves working with children and has prior experience working with children at an elementary clinic. What she enjoys most about young children is that you can always find a way to make them smile, and that in turn always makes her smile. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading to her babies, she is constantly finding ways to learn to make herself a better teacher and new ways to keep her babies happy and entertained – especially on the playmat. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring that it is always filled with smiles, especially on the hard days.

  • Ms. Rodriguez, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Rodriguez

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Rodriguez has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake. What she enjoys most about young children is seeing them grow and learn, as well as help them experience new things. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she is not reading to her babies, she is encouraging them to use their gross motor skills to crawl and walk. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring that it is safe and optimistic every day, and that her students are able to achieve all their developmental goals.  

  • Ms. Lucas, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Lucas

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Lucas has just recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake, but has prior experience working with children in a behavioral center. What she enjoys most about young children is helping them reach developmental milestones and learn new things. She also loves welcoming new infants into her room, and getting to know them all on an individual level. Dr. Seuss is her favorite children’s author and treasures the time she has to share any of his books with her students. When she’s not reading to her babies, she can be found entertaining her infants with toys or enjoying time outside with them. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring that it is always filled with smiling faces, it warms her heart when they are so happy to see her every time, she enters the room.

  • Ms. Suarez, Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Suarez

    Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Suarez has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake team; however, she has prior experience working with children before coming here.  What she enjoys most about young children is getting to be a part of the messy, amazing, learning process. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading with her children, you can find her engaging with them in art activities or finding opportunities for them to continue learning and growing developmentally. She loves seeing their creativity come out. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring that it is filled with love, passion, responsibility, connectivity, togetherness, and belongingness. She believes all these traits are what makes a classroom special, and helps to build positive relationships with the children and their families.  

  • Ms. N. Martinez, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. N. Martinez

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Martinez has been with the Primrose of Clear Lake for one year, but has been working with children for four years. Currently Ms. Martinez is attending college working towards earning her associates degree and then eventually her bachelors. What she enjoys most about young children is seeing them learn something new. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. Her priority in the classroom is spending time with her children and helping them through each day’s activities.

  • Ms. Jacobson, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jacobson

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jacobson has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake, but has been working with children for several years prior to joining us. What she enjoys most about young children is how they allow her to let out her inner child, and how she can just be silly with them when she’s not teaching them new things. She loves being able to watch them learn and grow in their development as well. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading to her kids, you can find her engaging with them in arts and crafts. She loves to see their interpretations and creativity of whatever it is they are creating in their art. Her priority in the classroom is making sure her children can be themselves, and that they are being treated equally and being loved on every day.

  • Ms. McWhorter, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. McWhorter

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Prior to coming to Primrose Ms. Mac worked as a nanny. We are pleased that she has joined Primrose and has been with us for four years now. Ms. Mac savors the eagerness to learn and is always prepared to make every day a good day. She enjoys coming into the classroom knowing that there will never be a dull moment, which will be evident from paint spills you will see while they are doing art. Ms. Mac loves doing art with her students, because she loves seeing their creativity come to life and how much fun they have with all the different art materials. When the toddlers aren’t painting, you may find them quietly listening to her favorite book Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. She truly values every relationship with her students as that is what makes her classroom so special to her, and she cannot wait for the school year to come.

  • Ms. Reliford, Older Toddler Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Reliford

    Older Toddler Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Reliford has recently joined the Primrose of Clear family, but has been working with children for two and a half years. What she enjoys most about young children is the impact she makes on their life, and return the impact they make on her life. She truly values how they learn from one another. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Lead are her favorite children’s book and she enjoys sharing them with her students. When she’s not reading to her children, you can find her engaging with them in sensory based or art-based activities. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure her classroom is always a fun and happy environment for the children.

  • Ms. Riley, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Riley

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Riley has been with the Primrose of Clear Lake for one year. However, prior to joining us she has worked with children through babysitting, YMCA after school programs, as well as through summer camps. What she enjoys most about young children is seeing them grow and become interested in learning new things, which is why she strives to ensure that her classroom is a place that they can enjoy exploring. The Dora the Explorer children’s books are some of her favorites and treasures the time to share it with her students; however, she enjoys reading any book that they bring to her. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure that something is done every day that will help her and her students to thrive.

  • Ms. Freeman, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Freeman

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Freeman has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake team.  What she enjoys most about young children is enjoying all of their unique personalities and using their voices to express themselves. She is cherishing every moment of helping mold her students into who they will eventually become. The Bernstein Bears and Franklin are her favorite children’s series and she treasures time to share them with her students. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure that it is warm and inviting, and that her students have fun during their learning experience. She’s always looking for new ways to teach her students, and new inventive ways to have fun with them – such as dance parties!

  • Ms. Ramsey, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ramsey

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ramsey has more than twenty years of experience in early childhood education - six of those years have been spent teaching in the Preschool Pathways classroom here at Primrose School of Clear Lake. She thrives on the fact that she is one of the first persons to teach children and share with them important ideas and learning. Her passion is to always show love and compassion for her students. Seeing her students’ happy faces throughout the day is what she looks forward to every day. She particularly enjoys sharing her favorite book, Froggy Goes to the Doctor to her students each year. One of her life’s passions is singing and she enjoys singing and sharing songs with her students throughout the day as she feels this helps them become comfortable with her and other students in the class. It’s always a treat to walk into Ms. Ramsey’s Pathways Classroom and see the beautiful artwork developed by the children.

  • Ms. Piatt, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Piatt

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Piatt has recently joined the Primrose School of Clear Lake, but has prior experience working with children through tutoring elementary school kids and as a teacher aid in childcare facilities. What she enjoys most about young children is watching them find activities that spark their interest, and to be able to explore the world through their creative lenses. She looks forward to teaching her children something new every day, as well as watching them achieve milestones and master new concepts. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. Ms. Piatt absolutely loves to read and is always finding time for stories, in order for her to be able to share her love of reading with them. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring all her students and their families feel welcomed and heard. She’s always looking to incorporate new and exciting ideas into the room.

  • Ms. Countee, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Countee

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Countee has recently joined the Primrose School of Clear Lake but has been working with children for years. What she enjoys most about young children is their unique, vibrant personalities, as well as the independence they show constantly. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. She especially loves listening to the children attempt to make the noises that go along with the books. Everyday she enters the room she looks forward to building on the relationships she’s already formed with them further. She also looks forward to them growing individually and discovering new things each day.

  • Ms. Pruett, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Pruett

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Pruett has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake but has been working with children for more than twenty-five years. What she enjoys most about young children is seeing their eyes light up when they are introduced to a new activity and trying to do it. She loves to see their smiling faces every morning when they come into the room, the excitement they have for the projects she creates with them, and them thoroughly enjoying the brightness and comfort they find within the classroom. The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading the children her favorite story, you can find her drawing pictures with the children. Her priority in the classroom is ensuring the room is safe and nurturing, and that the room is stocked with the tools and supplies it needs to be successful. Everyday she strives to make learning as fun as possible while making sure the rules are being followed.

  • Ms. Amey, Preschool Program Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Amey

    Preschool Program Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Amey has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake, but has been working with children for several years prior to joining us.  What she enjoys most about young children is that they remind her of how amazing life truly is. She loves incorporating new holidays and experiences into her students’ lives, and hopes to help them learn and discover more about life and cultures. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is her favorite children’s book because it is a great way to learn about life, love, and friendships - she treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading to her kids, you can find her engaging with them in arts and outside activities. She loves to be a part of their imagination and exploring each of her children’s unique personalities. Her priority in the classroom is making sure it is a safe and happy place.

  • Ms. Watkins, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Watkins

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Watkins has more than 25 years of childcare experience, including being a boy and Girl Scout leader and coaching. She is a mom of three with 6 grandchildren. Ms. Watkins has a child-centered attitude and philosophy that transfers into her prekindergarten classroom through many hands on activities.

    Watkins’ classroom is vibrant and energetic with authentic examples of student learning. She believes consistency, honesty and willingness to experience new ideas helps to provide the ideal learning environment and firmly believes there is no such thing as a mess, only an opportunity to learn. She enjoys bringing science to life with her four year old students.

    As an avid book lover, she shares her love for reading through her classroom instruction and enthusiasm for books. Consistently she provides many opportunities for student literacy learning whether directly or indirectly. From small group literacy lessons to whole group read a-louds, she creates excitement where books come alive and inspires her students to foster a love of reading and books.

  • Ms. Jensen, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jensen

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jensen as recently joined the Primrose School of Clear Lake family. What she enjoys most about young children is seeing and experiencing their creativity as they grow. Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. When she’s not reading to her children you can find her engaging with them in art activities, especially with drawing and painting. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure that memories are made in their everyday, as well as to always spark creativity and imagination!

  • Ms. Walton, Pre-Kindergarten Program Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Walton

    Pre-Kindergarten Program Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Walton has recently joined the Primrose School of Clear Lake. What she enjoys most about young children is being able to assist them with achieving their developmental milestones, and learning new skill sets. She also looks forward to getting to know all the new kids that enter her room. Silly Dog by Eddie Bowman is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. Her priority in the classroom is to ensure that her kids always have time to listen to stories and explore books.

  • Ms. Harris, Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Harris

    Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Harris has been at Primrose of Clear Lake for two years, but has been caring for children for more than ten years. What Ms. Harris loves most about the school aged children, is how independent they are and watching them develop their sense of self. When you go into the Explorers classroom, you will see lots of art being done because these types of activities are where she believes they will get to demonstrate their unique creativity. It’s their chaotic and unique personalities that make her classroom come alive and special. I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth is her favorite children’s book and treasures time to share it with her students. Ms. Harris enjoys working with her students every day, and values the trust their parents give her to nurture them.

  • Ms. Chavez, Explorers Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Chavez

    Explorers Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Chavez has recently joined the Primrose School of Clear Lake. What she enjoys most about working with children is how they make each day filled with excitement and fun. The Box Car Children is her favorite children’s book series and she treasures the time to share it with her students. When she is not reading to her students, she loves to play with and do projects with them. The love her and her students have for one another is what she believes makes her classroom special, because she believes that is what leads to those significant unbreakable bonds.

  • Mr. Adrian, Explorers Assistant Teacher

    Mr. Adrian

    Explorers Assistant Teacher

    Mr. Adrian has recently joined the Primrose of Clear Lake, and he is currently pursuing a degree in pediatric nursing. What he enjoys most about young children is watching them learn new things and how excited they get to learn something new. He also enjoys seeing how excited they are to greet him when he walks through the door. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff is his favorite children’s book and he treasures the time he has to share it with his students. When he’s not reading to the children, you can find him engaging with them in outside activities. His priority in the classroom is helping to foster each child’s unique personality and ensuring that their educational journey is fulfilling.

  • Mary Nguyen and Chris Hoang, Franchise Owner

    Mary Nguyen and Chris Hoang

    Franchise Owners

    We are Mary Nguyen and Chris Hoang, a husband and wife team and the proud new Franchise Owners of the Primrose School of Clear Lake. As parents of two young children who each enjoyed positive experiences while attending a neighboring Primrose School, we understand that a positive early childhood education is a crucial component in a child's development. We also understand how important it is to instill a love for learning at an early age. As we set our sights on the first day of class, we look forward to enhancing the lives of the children within our community. As a couple who has spent several years working within corporate America, we desired the opportunity to make a larger, lasting impact on our home community, Clear Lake. We recognize the value of character development, high standards for childcare and an exceptional learning curriculum, and we are excited to share these values with your children.

    We serve the Clear Lake, Webster, Pasadena, Nassau Bay, and League City areas as the premier early education and child care center. We can't wait for your family to meet our family of amazing educators and see our beautiful campus. Schedule your tour today!

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