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

    Hello! I'm Allie, the assistant director here at the Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek. I have been working with Primrose for about 13 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 am originally from Detroit, Michigan but have been in Colorado for about 21 years. 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

    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 and relax with my husband! 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. Celeste, Chef

    Ms. Celeste

    Chef
    Apple of Our Eye

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

     

    I was born and raised in Buena Vista, Colorado. I have obtained a culinary degree, business management degree and am a nutrition specialist. My favorite food is tacos and on the weekend I love to go camping and kayaking. My favorite children’s book is “Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove. I am most excited to get to know all of the Primrose families. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the kitchen!

     

    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. Bianca, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    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., Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ashley B.

    Infant Lead 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. Alejandra, Lead Teacher

    Ms. Alejandra

    Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Colombia. I am relatively new to child care and have loved my time spent at Primrose. I have a bachelor’s degree in Medical Reconstructive Aesthetics and Cosmetology. My favorite food is churrasco and on the weekends I love spending time with family, friends and organizing my house. My favorite children’s book is “luna-lunera” and the Primrose Pal that I most relate to is Billy the Duck. I am most excited to meet the new babies and their families.

    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. 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. Adrianna, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Adrianna

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Parker, Colorado and have been working in childcare for four years now. My favorite food is either sushi or chicken wings. In my free time I love to read books. My favorite children’s book is “I Love You to the Moon and Back” by Amelia Hepworth and the Primrose Pal that I relate most to is Molly the Cow. This year I am most excited to continue getting to know the children and their families. Feel free to stop by at any time to chat or 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. Jennifer, Floating Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer

    Floating 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. Nicole, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Nicole

    Toddler Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and have been working with children for a little over nine years now. I graduated from Colorado Springs Early Colleges. My favorite food is tacos and on the weekends I love to go hiking and spend time with my family. My favorite children’s book is “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. My favorite Primrose Pal is Percy the Rooster. I look most forward to watching the children grow and learn more. Feel free to stop by at anytime for us to chat or to schedule a more formal time to meet.

    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. 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. Rhiannon, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Rhiannon

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

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

     

    I grew up in Taylorville, Illinois and have been working with children for over seven years. I have my MA Certification and attended Remington College. My favorite food is pasta and on the weekend  I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. My favorite children’s book is “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams and the Primrose Pal that I relate to most is Libby the Lamb. I look forward to seeing how the kids learn. Feel free to stop me in person 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. Erin, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Erin

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

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

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have been working in childcare for about two and a half years. I have my high school diploma and have taken a few different college classes. My favorite food is pizza and on the weekends I enjoy reading books and watching movies or tv shows. My favorite children’s book is “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown and I most relate to Og the Bookworm because I also love to read. I look forward to getting to know all of the children. Feel free to talk with me at drop off or pick up 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. 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. Nieves, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Nieves

    Preschool Pathways Lead 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. Sharatha, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    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. Shayla, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shayla

    Preschool 1 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. Jaylene, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jaylene

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Yigo, Guam and have been working in child care for seven years. I am currently working towards my real estate license and furthering my education in a variety of other fields.  My favorite food varies from Japanese to Korean to Island BBQ. In my free time I enjoy trying new foods and exploring Colorado. My favorite children’s book is No David by David Shannon and I most relate to the Primrose Pal Molly the Cow. This year I am excited to make new memories with the children. Feel  free to contact me through Procare or 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. Kim, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kim

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Sacramento, California and have been working with young children for more then seven years. I have a bachelors degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in history. My favorite food is anything pasta related and on the weekends I enjoy spending my free time exploring Colorado with my husband and son. My favorite children’s book is “Are You My Mother” by Dr. Seuss and the Primrose Pal that I relate most to is Mia the Mouse. This school year I am most excited to continue to learn about Primrose, the teachers and the children and their families. If you ever need to chat with me, feel free to stop me at pick up.

    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, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Tiffany

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

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

    I am a mom of two boys. Brayden (9) and Gavin (6). I also have two dogs, Gator (16) and Gus (16). I have lived in Colorado Springs my entire life. I love to be outside! I studied early childhood education at Pikes Peak Community College and have taught with Primrose for over five years. I believe learning is a life long journey. I am always up for learning something new. I teach yoga and study holistic wellness, specifically Ayurvedic nutrition. I am currently working towards getting my nutrition coaching certification. The best time to connect is during drop off.

    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, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Myma

    Pre-Kindergarten 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. 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

    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.

  • Ms. Bria, Web Weaver Lead Teacher

    Ms. Bria

    Web Weaver Lead Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and have been working with children for about six months now. I have completed my master degree in business. In my free time I love playing video games and my favorite food is steak! My favorite children’s book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. The Primrose Pal that I most relate to is Mia the Mouse. I am so excited to be able to interact with the kids and learn from them just as much as they learn from me. If you ever need to chat with me, feel free to stop by in the morning!

    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. 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.

  • 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. 

  • Mr. Hayes
  • Raj Harika and Gagan Sethi

    Franchise Owners

    We are Raj Harika and Gagan Sethi, the proud owners of Primrose School at Cottonwood Creek in Colorado Springs.  

    Our shared passion for providing high-quality care and education to families in our community brought us to Primrose. As the proud parents of two daughters who are now in middle and elementary school, we understand the significance of finding exceptional child care that offers a safe and nurturing environment. Our journey with Primrose began when we discovered the outstanding level of care at a neighborhood Primrose school while searching for child care for our own daughter. This experience ignited our desire to become part of the Primrose community, and Raj made the decision to embark on a new career path, fully dedicated to owning a Primrose school in the Colorado Springs community.  

    Prior to joining Primrose, we held various positions in multinational corporations. Raj holds a master's degree in public health nutrition from the University of North London, UK, and has worked for various multinational companies across Europe and the USA. Gagan has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, and brings extensive experience in strategy, finance and operations within the media and telecom sectors, spanning across Asia, Europe, and the USA.  

    Raj is present at the school daily, welcoming and guiding families, providing support to our management team and teachers, and ensuring they have access to the abundant resources and ongoing training required to deliver an exceptional early learning experience for the children. 

    We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and quality in our school. Our goal is to provide a safe and joyful learning environment. We encourage you to visit our school anytime to ask questions, learn more about our programs, inquire about your child's progress, or simply share your thoughts. Primrose Schools is dedicated to delivering the best and most trusted early education and care to children and families across America. We go beyond a mere curriculum; we offer a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.  

    Thank you for entrusting us with these formative years in your child's development and joining us on this exciting journey. Together, we will make a positive impact on our children, their education, and the future!

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