Primrose School of Coppell

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Flanagin, Executive Director

    Mrs. Flanagin

    Executive Director

    Mrs. Flanagin began her career teaching at the Primrose School of Coppell in 2006 working as an Assistant Teacher in the Young Toddler, Early Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.

    In 2009, she was promoted to Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom where she continued to help the children blossom and learn for over three years.

    During this time, she continued to help train new teachers and work towards receiving her Childhood Associates Degree from the Childcare Education Institute. In 2013 she began as a manager at the Primrose of Valley Ranch location.

    Mrs. Flanagin later transferred to the Primrose School of Wellington as their Director of Curriculum.

    She is married with two children that both attend The Primrose School of Coppell.

    As the Executive Director, she yearns to continue to mentor others around her and influence those who strive to bring a nurturing and caring environment to the families of Coppell.

  • Ms. Walker, Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Walker

    Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Walker began working at the Primrose School of Coppell as a teacher in 2015.

    She has an Associate of Arts degree from Collin College with an Occupational Skills Certificate in the Child Development Associate field.

    Ms. Walker was promoted to the Director of Curriculum position in Frisco before transferring back to Coppell.

    Interesting side note, Ms. Walker attended the Primrose School of Coppell as a child!

    "I have always loved working with children, and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to do so here at Primrose. It is my goal to have every child excited to come to school each day. I am so excited to get to know you and your family! Serving as the Director of Curriculum helps me lead teachers in our curriculum to serve so many children."

  • Mrs. Orozco, Director of Admissions

    Mrs. Orozco

    Director of Admissions

    Mrs. Orozco originally started in 2019 at the Primrose School of Coppell as a teacher and is now a leadership member, serving as our Director of Admissions.

    She has a love of learning herself and strives to give each child the best day they can have here at Primrose. Her daughter also attends the Primrose School of Coppell and she is excited to grow the school.


  • Mrs. Ross, Kitchen Manager

    Mrs. Ross

    Kitchen Manager

    Mrs. Ross joined the Primrose School of Coppell in 2017 and has been working with children for the past 10 years.

    Mrs. Ross comes from a family of teachers and is very passionate about children and providing students the best education. She began with us in our Infant class before adding to her own family. Each day she brings joy to the children of our school by providing nutritious meals.


  • Mrs. Taji, Degreed Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Taji

    Degreed Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Taji joined the Primrose School of Coppell in 2015 with over 20 years of teaching experience!

    She was an Assistant Principal of an Elementary School and Middle School in her home country.

    Mrs. Taji is a certified Cosmetologist and worked for a disability company for 8 years.

    She enjoys helping at the local Coppell Community Garden in her spare time.



  • Mrs. Hinojos, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Hinojos

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Hinojos joined the Primrose School of Coppell in 2018.

    She has extensive experience working with young children and is valued member of our infant team!

  • Ms. Iommi, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Iommi

    Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Iommi joined The Primrose School of Coppell in 2004.

    She has over 20 years of experience working in this industry and countless hours of training and early childhood certifications .

    She loves working with children of all ages, but you will see her in the infant room and delivering our Wonder Program curriculum to the infants!

    "I strive to be a very loving and nurturing teacher that goes above and beyond each and every day."

  • Ms. Korang, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Korang

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Korang joined the Primrose School of Coppell teaching team in 2020.

    She has experience working with all ages and is currently leading children in the Older Infant classroom.


  • Ms. Somalinga(Ms. Rekha), Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Somalinga(Ms. Rekha)

    Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Rekha Somalinga joined the Primrose of Coppell Team in 2018.

    She has a soon in middle school who once attended Primrose of Coppell. She is a passionate teachers with a wealth of experince

  • Ms. Torres, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Torres

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Torres joined The Primrose School of Coppell in 2021, and has over 5 years of experience working with children and families.

    She resides in Dallas, Texas, and is currently leading the Young Toddler classroom. She is a wonderful and experienced teacher and the children love her!

    She is excited to grow and learn with the Primrose Team.

  • Ms. Panta, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Panta

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Panta comes to us with over 3 years of childcare experience working with Toddlers. She worked previously in Virginia and moved here with her family. Her love of caring and providing a loving environment for children is what has brought her to Primrose.

  • Ms. Linder, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Linder

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Linder joined the Primrose School of Coppell Teaching Team in 2017.

    Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Texas to be with her mother.

    She is currently obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

    "I love to watch children learn new things and see how they progress through the school year."

  • Ms. Kharel, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kharel

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kharel comes to use with over 3 years of Toddler experience from Virginia. She started with us as she wanted to continue to watch children grow and foster their love of learning.

  • Ms. Vitela, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Vitela

    Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Vitela is supporting our younger classroom teachers in the afternoons.

  • Ms. Freeman, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Freeman

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Freeman joined the Primrose School of Coppell Teaching Team in early 2021.

    She is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

    She has over 30-years of experience working in the Private Preschool industry.

    Ms. Freeman has two sons and two grandchildren.

  • Ms. Irwin, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Irwin

    Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Irwin is supporting our teachers in our younger classrooms in the afternoons.

  • Ms. Radu, Preschool One Teacher

    Ms. Radu

    Preschool One Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Radu comes to us from Romania where she has taught for many years before moving to the states to continue her love for helping children learn and grow in our Preschool classroom. She cannot wait to help your child excel in their Preschool developments.

  • Ms. Cummings, Preschool One Teacher

    Ms. Cummings

    Preschool One Teacher

    Ms. Cummings joins us from a previous Primrose sister school. She works at her local church in the children's area. She loves to spend her time with her fiance, family and dogs.

    She is eager to get to know your little ones and continue to help them grow and learn.

  • Ms. Reyes (Ms. Bianca), Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Reyes (Ms. Bianca)

    Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Bianca Ruiz began with the Primrose School of Coppell in 2021.

    Her mother is valued teacher at one of our sister Primrose schools.

    She is currently working towards her Early Childhood degree and is teaching in our Preschool Classroom.

  • Ms Correia, Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms Correia

    Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Correia is from Mexico City and joins us with over 10 years of childcare experience. She has also taught Spanish to many young children over the years as well. Her excitement for watching children grow and learn is what has brought her to Primrose.

  • Mrs. Ali, Pre-Kindergarten One Teacher

    Mrs. Ali

    Pre-Kindergarten One Teacher

    Mrs. Ali joined the Primrose School of Coppell Teaching Team in 2006 with over 10 years of previous experience.

    Mrs. Ali has been a Coppell resident since 2006.

    She s fluent in four languages and is a valued member of the tenured team.

    She enjoys shopping, cooking, watching movies and traveling.

    "I have a passion for teaching children and love watching their beautiful smiles. At the Primrose School of Coppell, I am able to make a difference in children's lives."

  • Ms. Ascano, Degreed Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ascano

    Degreed Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Ascano joined the Primrose School of Coppell teaching team in 2021.

    Ms. Ascano is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

    She has worked with infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. She is excited to be a part of the Young Toddler teaching team.


  • Ms. Benson, Pre-Kindergarten One Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Benson

    Pre-Kindergarten One Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Benson supports our Pre-Kindergarten One classroom in the afternoons. 

     

    **Fun Fact: Ms. Benson attended Primrose School of Coppell as a child**

  • Ms. Mainali, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

    Ms. Mainali

    Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

    Ms. Mainali joins us from Virginia where she worked for 16 years with the Pre-K aged children. She has been married for 15 years and has two sons who attend CISD. She loves traveling and is anxious to teach the children of our Pre-Kindergarten.

  • Ms. Burch, Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant

    Ms. Burch

    Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant

    Ms. Burch is a support teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Two class and helps to engage with the children during all of their daily activities.

  • Ms. Cortez, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Cortez

    Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Cortez joins us with previous babysitting experience. She is eager to engage with the Explorers and help them grow in their independence.

  • Ms. Walker, Support Teacher

    Ms. Walker

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Walker joined our Primrose of Coppell Teaching Team in early 2021.

    She is a valued member of our teaching team and you will see her helping in all classrooms. She loves engaging with the children and creating a fun environment.

  • Ms. Taite, Support Teacher

    Ms. Taite

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Taite is our support teacher who is a tremendous help during the afternoons and provides an extra hand when needed. She is currently a student at UNT.

  • Paul and Leslie Graves, Franchise Owner

    Paul and Leslie Graves

    Franchise Owner

    Primrose School of Coppell

    Hello, we are Leslie and Paul Graves, the proud owners of the Primrose School of Coppell. We live in Frisco and are Plano natives! We both attended high school in Plano and college in Texas. We have two beautiful daughters, Madison and Abigail who are both attending college.

    As parents we understand the struggle of leaving your children in someone else’s care. We were fortunate enough to know that our children were able to attend a school, the Primrose School of Eldorado, where Leslie was the Executive Director for 5 years. There is no better feeling than this! From this experience it became so important to the both of us that all families should feel that same sense of security for their children when they go to work. We believe that our school is an extension of your child’s family and that we all must work together to create the best environment for them.

    Leslie has her Bachelor of Science degree Early Childhood and Family Studies and has been working with children for over 25 years. She has been a director for private preschools in Austin and then began her career in 2006 with Primrose Schools. She began as a director and then moved to a Regional Director position in 2012 for 10 Primrose locations in the DFW area.

    Leslie has also taught a combination 1-5th grade all subject TEKS based grade classrooms for at-risk students. In addition to teaching, she has served children working for a private therapeutic foster agency to license foster homes and families. Leslie was a case worker for children in the agency and ensured their well-being and safety while evaluating their care, treatment and placement were in their best interest.

    Mrs. Graves is also a Recognized Continued Professional Educational Provider for the State of Texas and a Certified Trainer for Early Childhood Educators through the Texas Education Association and has been training early childhood managers and teachers in this industry since 2001.

    Paul is a chiropractor in Frisco and has been in practice and owned his own clinic since 1996 and has been involved with Leslie as partners in other locations and is excited to be working with Leslie and the team at Coppell to bring quality childcare to the area!

    "We are huge believers in high-quality care and high-quality customer service where we can maintain good relationships. We believe our partnerships with you will be forever valuable and what we pour into our children will leave a lasting impact."

    We welcome you to the Primrose School of Coppell, and if you have not yet joined us, we welcome you to come see what we are all about!

    Leslie and Paul Graves

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