Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek

Our Staff

  • Ms. Amy, Director

    Ms. Amy

    Director

    Hello! I am Amy Taylor, the director here at Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek. I moved here to Colorado with my husband in 2003 from Mississippi where I studied education at Mississippi State. I have been in Early Childhood education for 17 years. My Primrose Career began as a Toddler teacher working with ages 1-2. I was in a classroom for six years before I began working as an assistant director, and upon completing my Director certification I moved into the position of Director. I enjoy creating relationships with parents, as well as the children. I believe that we are more than just teachers, we are family. A place where our school brings love and education into the lives of young children. I am truly excited to begin this educational journey with you and your family.


  • Ms. Allie, Assistant Director

    Ms. Allie

    Assistant Director

    I have been working with Primrose for about 12 years now. I actually worked at a different Primrose school here in Colorado Springs and joined the Cottonwood Creek family in March of 2018. I have taken several college courses in Early Childhood Education and have accomplished many additional hours of training. I recently completed my director certification and received a degree in general studies. You will see me working in the front office and helping the school run efficiently.

  • Ms. Amber

    Office Assistant

    I’m Ms. Amber.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in El Centro, California. I have been working closely with children for over five years now and absolutely love it. I graduated from high school and am currently enrolled in college classes. In my free time I like to go hiking, relax with my husband, and eat pasta! My favorite children’s book is “The Rain Came Down” by David Shannon and my favorite Primrose Pal is Benjamin the Bear. I am so excited to get to know all of the children and their families this year! Please let me know if you have any questions.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Robin, School Cook

    Ms. Robin

    School Cook
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Robin is our school cook and has been with us for about 3.5 years now. She has been a great addition to our family! She does such a spectacular job with meeting the individual needs of our very full school. She is attentive and full of love for each one of our students. She loves being able to share her passion of cooking with all the children. You can taste the love flowing through all her healthy meals!

  • Ms. Bianca

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    I’m Ms. Bianca.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. My first language is Spanish. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 14 years. I also have completed the EQIT training for quality care of infants. I love eating Peruvian food and spending my weekends with my husband and dog Larry. My favorite children’s book is “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney. My favorite Primrose Pal is Benjamin the Bear. This school year I’m looking forward to seeing the next chapter of Primrose unfold. I cannot wait to leave more about you and your family!

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Ashley B., Infants Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Ashley B.

    Infants Assistant Teacher

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Working at Primrose is my first professional experience working with young children; however, I have worked with children in a more laid back environment. I have my high school diploma and am seeking future education for myself. On the weekends I enjoy eating Pho noodle soup, reading, and hiking. My favorite children’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss and I most relate to the Primrose Pal Molly the Cow. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the kids. Feel free to chat with me at anytime!

  • Ms. Delinda, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Delinda

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Delinda.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in Colorado Springs and have been working in childcare for over thirty years. I am the infant room supervisor, lead teacher, I have my director’s certification and have taken some college courses. In my free time I enjoy crafting and trying new foods. My favorite children’s book is “Goodnight Moon” by Margarete Wise Brown and the Primrose Pal that I can relate to the most is Billy the Duck. I look forward to watching the children grow into young toddlers. Feel free to contact me at any time.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Jennifer, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Jen.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in Box Elder, SD and have been working in childcare for ten years. I have taken a few college courses and obtained my lead qualification. In my free time I love to spend time with my son and eat Mexican food. I love the book “The Very Cranky Bear” by Nick Bland and I most relate to the Primrose Pal Molly the Cow. I look forward to meeting all of the new infants. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime!

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Diana, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Diana

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hello! I am Diana, I was born here in this beautiful state of Colorado, and loved it so much decided to stay here with my husband, and our daughter. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for over ten years, and have loved being apart of this world. I have been with Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek for 10.5 years where I have been the lead teacher in both the toddler rooms. Watching one year old's learn to navigate this big world is truly a wonderful experience, and I am so happy to be apart of their lives.


  • Ms. Gail, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Gail

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Gail is one of the friendly faces behind the wheel of our buses! When she is not driving she can be seen throughout many different classrooms assisting teachers! She currently spends a lot of her time working closely with Ms. Diana in the Toddler classroom. Ms. Gail has been with us for about one year.

  • Ms. Sally, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Sally

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    My name is Sally, I am the Early Preschool teacher. I have been living in Colorado for many years with my two teenage children, and my husband. Originally I am from Virginia where I began my career in Early Childhood Education of over 30 years. I have been here at Primrose for almost 15 years and have spent my time with 1-3 year old's. I adore this age, and have enjoyed teaching these children. The children are in such a curious and wonderful stage of life, and I am thrilled to be there to help guide them through this time.

  • Ms. Kendra

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Kendra.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I completed three years of college studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Colorado Springs Colorado. In my free time I enjoy hiking and my favorite food is chicken alfredo. My favorite children’s book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. The Primrose Pal that I relate the most to would be Libby the Lamb because I love sharing with friends. I cannot wait to meeting the new children and their families and being able to help them learn new things! If you need anything from me or have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out through Procare or stop me in person. 

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Shari-Kay, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shari-Kay

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    I grew up in Jamaica and have worked in childcare for three years. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and eating seafood. My favorite children’s book is “Pete the Cat” by Eric Litwin and James Dean and I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Percy the Rooster. I look forward to forming bonds with each child. Feel free to reach out to me in the mornings or through Procare.

  • Ms. Shayla, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shayla

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Shayla.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to the U.S.A. in 2014. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 9 years. I have 3 years of college in Childhood Education. I also have completed the EQIT training for quality care of infants and toddlers. My favorite food is Puerto Rican chicken and rice with green plantains. On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my husband and child by going on hikes and adventures. My favorite children’s book is “The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin. The Primrose Pal I feel I can most relate to is Katie the Car because she is very social, polite, and she likes to help others. I am looking most forward to the meaningful experiences and interactions with families, co teachers, and also to motivate and nurture the children. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please meet with me at drop off/pick up or schedule a meeting via the Procare App.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Nieves

    Assistant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Nieves.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I was born in Yona, Guam and have been working with children for 5 years now. I do have my high school diploma and have been taking trainings pertaining to early childhood education. My favorite foods are absolutely anything and everything, as long as it does not contain cheese. On the weekends I enjoy playing softball. My favorite children’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. I look forward to seeing the tremendous progress each child accomplishes. Feel free to reach out to me anytime between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

     

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Tiffany

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Tiffany.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have worked with children for 5 years as a lead and a gym teacher before taking time off to start my family. I have an education background in Early Childhood Education and in holistic and ayurvedic wellness. My favorite food consists of anything spicy and on the weekend I like to hike with my family and cook. My favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss and I the Primrose Pal that I relate most to is Og the Bookworm because I love to read. This year I am looking forward to watching the children achieve their goals and seeing how proud they are of themselves. Feel free to reach me anytime between 6:30 am and 2:30 pm or send a note through Procare

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Sharatha

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Sharatha.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I was born in Kelantan, Malaysia and have been working in child care for twelve years now. I have extensive education and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. My favorite foods are Korean and Japanese. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching shows, painting or sketching. My favorite children’s book is “Hansel and Gretel” by The Brothers Grimm and the Primrose Pal that I relate the most too would be Og the Bookworm. I am so excited to get to know the children and be able to stand in their shoes to see the world from their point of view. Also to teach and provide a stepping stone for them. Feel free to contact me through Procare or ask management to speak with me.

     

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Julia, Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Julia

    Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Jaylene, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jaylene

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hafa Adai (hello in Chamorro)! I’m Ms. Jaylene.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Guam. I have 4+ years in early childhood education and am currently working on my real estate license part time. My favorite foods are Japanese and Korean. I also love to cook all types of food. I love playing fast pitch softball and cooking in my spare time. I also love taking my daughter on new adventures around the world. My favorite children’s book is “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon. I most relate to Benjamin the Bear because I am a very caring and kind person. I am super excited to see your little ones grow beautifully in class and learn new things every day. You can always talk to me at anytime in class of through Procare.

  • Ms. Yaniq, Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Yaniq

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Yaniq.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Colorado. I have been working closely with children for about five years now and thoroughly enjoy it. In my free time, I love to go hiking and eat all things cheesy! My favorite book is “Because of Winn Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo. My favorite Primrose Pal is Molly the cow. I am looking forward to learning new ways to teach the kids and learn from them as well. If you have any questions feel free to reach out at any point

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Myma, Lead Teacher

    Ms. Myma

    Lead Teacher

    I grew up in London, England and have been working in childcare for twelve years. I have obtained my infant supervisor certification, lead teacher qualification, and director certification. In my free time I love to watch movies and eat pasta with shrimp. “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein is my favorite children’s book and I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Percy the Rooster. I am excited to get to know all of the children. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.

  • Ms. Elizabeth, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Elizabeth

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Elizabeth.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I grew up in Roswell, NM and have been working in childcare for almost three years. I am currently a student at Liberty University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids and eating Mexican or Italian food. My favorite children’s book is “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss and I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Libby the Lamb. I am excited to be a part of each child’s learning and growth.

     

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Autumn

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Autumn.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have been working with children for three years and have studied some general education classes. My favorite food is Indian food and in my free time I enjoy watching movies. Dr. Seuss is my favorite children’s author and the Primrose Pal that I most relate to is Katie the Cat. I look forward to watching the children learn and grow. Feel free to stop my at pick up time or through Procare if you have any questions.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Marelyse, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Marelyse

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Marelyse has been apart of our Primrose family for 2 years. Prior to coming to our school, she spent three years at a local Primrose school. Ms. Marelyse is working towards her degree in Elementary Education. She has also completed numerous training classes to further her knowledge in the Early Childhood environment. Ms. Marelyse and Ms. Star strive every day to engage the children in the different curriculum aspects.

  • Mr. Gabe

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Mr. Gabe.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have been working in childcare for about two years now. I completed high school and am waiting to decide on my next adventure. In my free time I enjoy eating pizza and hanging out with my dog. My favorite children’s book is “The Invisible Moose” by Denis Haseley. I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Billy the Duck. I cannot wait to meet all of the new kids. If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to touch base with me in person.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Mr. Phillip, Web Weaver Lead Teacher

    Mr. Phillip

    Web Weaver Lead Teacher

    Mr. Phillip has been apart of our Primrose family for a little over six years. He grew up being a student at Primrose and now he is a teacher here. He works well with the older children and engaging them in different activities.

  • Ms. Raven, Lead Teacher

    Ms. Raven

    Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Rosie

    Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Star

    Lead Floating Teacher

    I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have been working with children for about three years now. I attended Texas A & M University for Marine Biology and am now pursuing education for cyber security. In my free time I enjoy eating burgers, chick fil a, and spaghetti. I also love to play volleyball and conquer escape rooms. My favorite children’s book is “Monkey See, Monkey Do” by Marc Gave and I most relate to Molly the Cow. I look forward to meeting the children and continuing their learning path with them. Feel free to reach out to me at any point!

  • Mr. Dan

    Bus Driver

    I’m Mr. Dan.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. I have been working at Primrose for almost 2 years and have some college education from CU Boulder. My favorite food is chicken enchiladas and in my free time I enjoy line dancing and refereeing. My favorite book is “The Traitors Son” by Pedro Urvi and I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Percy. I cannot wait to meet the new students and welcome back the returning ones. Feel free to reach out to the front office if you need some time to chat with me.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Jamanieta

    Assistant Teacher
  • Mr. Butch

    Bus Driver and Lead Teacher

    I grew up in Iowa and have been working in child care for about seven years now. I have my BA in social work and in criminal justice. My favorite food is taco pizza. On the weekends I enjoy playing golf and cycling. Dr. Seuss is my favorite author and I can most relate to the Primrose Pal Og the Bookworm. I cannot wait to drive my bus, Mr Stinker, and get to know the kids. Feel free to reach out before or after school with any questions. 

  • Ms. Kyleigh

    Assistant Teacher
  • Hannah and Raj Ramamurti

    Franchise Owners

    Raj Ramamurti came to the United States in August 1990 after completing his Bachelor’s degree from the most acclaimed engineering university in India – the Indian Institute of Technology. His passion for education gained him a scholarship at Arizona State University. He completed his Master of Science program in Materials Science in 1993 and continued his pursuit in the academia, graduating with a Ph.D. in August 1996. Since then, he has been actively engaged in lead engineering roles at various corporations in the Microelectronics industry. He is currently a Staff Engineer at Microchip Technology.

    Hannah Ramamurti came to United States on an exchange student program and stayed on to explore various career opportunities in the booming microelectronics industry through the nineties. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Colorado Technical University in 2002, while being employed as a Senior Process Engineer at the company where she met Raj. Since then, she has also furthered her career in the industry and most recently held the title of Senior Yield Engineer at one of the fastest growing, and most profitable public companies in the sector, Microchip Technology.

    Education has been a major priority for the Ramamurtis, thanks in no small part to their engagement in key technology roles at various corporations. They have been researching business opportunities for many years, primarily focused on education and child care. Having successfully raised two boys, Hannah was very aware of the importance of child care in the development of young minds. Raj, himself, was the older son of two working parents and thus fully aware of how pivotal a child’s exposure to the right learning environment can be in ensuring his or her growth through the formative years. This fueled their desire to own a child care center, but their expectations were high. In the course of their research, they identified an existing franchise-based child care center that met their requirements from the stand point of quality of the child care program, business viability, positioning for growth, and the backing of one of most recognized franchisors in the industry. The Primrose School at Cottonwood Creek in Colorado Springs is an independent franchise, one of over 325 in the country. It features the acclaimed Primrose curriculum targeting children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old, and has been in business since 2005.
    For Hannah and Raj, the choice of a Primrose Child Care School was far from coincidental. Their expectation was a curriculum and a learning environment that would feed and nurture the incredible curiosity of a child, while fostering a well-rounded development that would lay the foundation for their continued learning and growth. Primrose’s Balanced Learning curriculum is focused on literacy, hands-on learning, mathematics and the integration of technology. Primrose has an education team that develops the curriculum as well as an education advisory board that provides advice and recommendations for educational improvements. To the Ramamurtis, this was the perfect match – a culmination of years of research leading to the logical answer – a Primrose Child Care school that they could own and operate, thus giving them the opportunity to contribute to the community and play a vital role in developing the future leaders of this country.

    We are very excited at the prospect of joining the ranks of Primrose franchisees, and look forward to a long and successful partnership.


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