Primrose School of Crystal Falls

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Brandy Tindall, Director of Operations

    Mrs. Brandy Tindall

    Director of Operations

    My name is Brandy Tindall and I'm the proud Director here at Primrose School of Crystal Falls!

    I started my Primrose journey seventeen years ago in Bedford, Texas as an assistant Pre-K teacher before moving back to the Leander area where I continued my journey at Primrose School of Cedar Park West. Throughout my seventeen years at Primrose, I have taught Pre-K, Preschool and for the past eight years I have been in a leadership role. My passion has always been in Early Childhood Education!

    I have been married to my husband Chris for twelve years. We both grew up in the Austin area and now live in Hutto, Texas. We have a very energetic boy named Logan. Logan turned eleven this year and started sixth grade at Farley Middle School. He keeps us busy with his love of football and the outdoors.

    I thoroughly enjoy working with young children. I feel that early childhood education is one of the most important fields to be in because the children we encounter are like sponges: their minds are eager to learn and absorb all we have to offer, and Primrose has a phenomenal way of being able to educate their young minds while having a balance of nurturing guidance and purposeful play within our classrooms.

    I look forward to partnering with each one of you in your child's educational journey with us at Primrose. You can always reach me via email at I am beyond excited to get to know you and your family!

  • Mrs. Amber Peak, Assistant Director of Education

    Mrs. Amber Peak

    Assistant Director of Education

    Hi! I’m Amber and I’m super excited to have joined the Primrose team as Parent Relations Coordinator. I have always loved working with children and have previously enjoyed being a scout leader and Sunday school teacher. Before coming to Primrose, I was a 911 dispatcher for 9 years. My husband, Paul, and I moved to Georgetown from Massachusetts and now that all seven of our children are grown, I decided to get my baby fix at Primrose! When I’m not at school I like to read cozy mysteries, collect gnomes and cookbooks, and I just started to crochet again. I also love to travel, some of my favorite trips so far have been Amsterdam, London, and Philadelphia (the Mutter Museum is a must see!).

  • Mrs. Kelly Stewart, Assistant Director of Admissions

    Mrs. Kelly Stewart

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    Hello! My name is Kelly Stewart and I am very excited to join the Primrose Management Team as the Assistant Director. I was the Lead Toddler Teacher here since we opened in 2015. I have worked in childcare and education since 2000. Prior the that, I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and worked in banking and finance for about 10 years. In 2000, I began working in the nursery at my church with children (infants to 12 years). It was during this time that I realized I had a passion for children and decided to make a career change. I went back to college, while still working in corporate finance, and earned my teaching certificate. I started working for Leander ISD in 2003 and taught Kindergarten for 8 years, 1st grade for 2 years and 4th grade for one year. I resigned from full time public school teaching to focus on my family. My husband, David and I have both lived in Texas our whole lives. We have three wonderful children. Our son Dakota and our daughter Kacey are both attending college at Texas State University. Our daughter Madison will graduate in 2026 from Liberty Hill High School.

  • Ms. Darla Kinnibrugh, Younger Infant Teacher

    Ms. Darla Kinnibrugh

    Younger Infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Darla Kinnibrugh. I was born and raised here in Austin, Texas. I have one son, a daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. I am semi-retired, I worked for the Texas Dept. of Public Safety for over 31 years and retired in August of 2016. I stayed retired for about 6 months then went to work part time in retail, then decided to go back full time in April 2018.

    I started working in my church pre-school with the infants. I truly loved being able to care for the infants and give them love and watch them grow. I also helped out in the older classrooms when needed.

    When not at work, I love to spend time with my granddaughters, family and my dogs/

  • Ms. Anne Berlinger, Assistant Younger Infant Teacher

    Ms. Anne Berlinger

    Assistant Younger Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Scarlet Spencer, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Scarlet Spencer

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Scarlet Spencer, I recently relocated from the Houston Area to the Austin area. I am a mother of four children and a Grandmother (Mima) to six beautiful grandchildren.

    I have been working in childcare with infants for 13 years. I love working in the infant classroom and am looking forward to getting to know all of the Primrose babies and their families.

  • Ms. Mary Weaver, Assistant Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Mary Weaver

    Assistant Older Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Jacqueline Nightingale, Assistant Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Jacqueline Nightingale

    Assistant Infant Support Teacher
  • Mrs. Sharon Perrott, Support Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Sharon Perrott

    Support Infant Teacher
  • Mrs. Maria Ontiveros, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Maria Ontiveros

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    My name is Maria Ontiveros, and I am very excited to be working at Primrose School of Crystal Falls. This is my first time working in childcare and I'm absolutely loving it! I am originally from New Mexico, and have been living in Texas for 3 years. I have been married to a wonderful man for 15 years and we have three beautiful daughters.

    I am happy to be a part of the Primrose family and am looking forward to seeing the children every day.

  • Ms. Carina Kulik, Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Carina Kulik

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
  • Mrs. Katy Childers, AM Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Katy Childers

    AM Assistant Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Elizabeth Duffy, Early Preschool l Co-Lead

    Ms. Elizabeth Duffy

    Early Preschool l Co-Lead

    My name is Elizabeth Duffy, most of you may know me as Ms.Lizzy. I am 23 years old and my birthday is in October. I’m a Libra! I absolutely love dogs. I have a German Short-haired Pointer and he is so, so spoiled. I’m originally from California, born and raised. I have been all over the place, my family loves to travel! My family and I had just relocated to Leander, Texas last fall from a little town just outside Nashville,TN where I had previously worked as a preschool teacher’s assistant for the ages of 3-4. My goal is to resume back to school as I had been taking classes towards the medical field. I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field since I can remember as I love helping people. That’s where my joy of working with children comes in. I love getting to meet all the new families and creating bonds with the children! I look forward to coming to work everyday making them laugh and smile as they learn new things and I look forward to making many more memories!

  • Ms. Rosalind Swinney, Early Preschool I Co-Lead

    Ms. Rosalind Swinney

    Early Preschool I Co-Lead
  • Ms. Aubrey Barnett, Lead Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Aubrey Barnett

    Lead Early Preschool II Teacher

    Hi, my name is Aubrey Barnett, I am 19 years old and was born and raised in Illinois. I have two sisters, one younger, one older and an older brother. I have been living in Texas since 2014. I love Austin, especially since it's so heavily influenced by art and in my free time I love to paint and draw. I've loved art since I could walk which is most likely because growing up I always looked up to my grandma who was very artistically inclined.

    While in High School I was in a program called Ready Set Teach where I went to Pleasant Hill Elementary school and worked as an intern. Ever since then I've wanted to become a teacher. Getting my job at Primrose was a dream come true. I love listening to the silly stories the children have and making them laugh.

  • Ms. Courtney Rudsell, Assistant Early Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Courtney Rudsell

    Assistant Early Preschool Two Teacher
  • Ms. Aisling Murray, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Aisling Murray

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi, my name is Aisling Murray. I am so excited to become the new Preschool Pathway Lead Teacher. I have enjoyed being apart of the Primrose family for the past year and I can't wait to be more involved in your child's learning development. I have learned so much from Mrs. Monica that I will continue to use in the classroom.

    A little about me: I was born in California but spent a huge majority of my life in Texas. I'm happily living with my fiancé and our seven fur babies out in the country. We are currently planning our wedding. When we aren't working we love spending time with our family and our friends.

    Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I just didn't know if I would have the chance to do it until Primrose gave me this wonderful opportunity. I have found my calling. I am thrilled to be working with your children, meeting all the parents and continuing to grow with Primrose. I look forward to all the memories we will make this school year.

  • Ms. Olivia Alanis-Rios, Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Olivia Alanis-Rios

    Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Alyssa Flores, Lead Preschool l Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa Flores

    Lead Preschool l Teacher
  • Mrs. Madhusree Choudury, Assistant Preschool One Teacher

    Mrs. Madhusree Choudury

    Assistant Preschool One Teacher
  • Mr. Corey Thompson, Assistant Preschool l Teacher

    Mr. Corey Thompson

    Assistant Preschool l Teacher
  • Mrs. Emanuela Marzella, Lead Preschool ll Teacher

    Mrs. Emanuela Marzella

    Lead Preschool ll Teacher
  • Mrs. Joelle Virissimo, Assistant Preschool ll Teacher

    Mrs. Joelle Virissimo

    Assistant Preschool ll Teacher
  • Mrs. Laura Bernal, Lead Pre-Kindergarten l Teacher

    Mrs. Laura Bernal

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten l Teacher
  • Ms. Noemi Mondragon, Assistant Private Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Ms. Noemi Mondragon

    Assistant Private Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Hello, My name is Noemi Tinajero Mondragon. I’m proud to call Leander my home for the last 19 years.I graduated from Tom Glenn High School, I’m the oldest child and the first girl born on my dad’s side of the family.My parents grew up in Mexico and I love going there to visit my family.I grew up speaking both Spanish and English.When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

    I joined the Primrose family in 2019 working in the Explorer classroom and I am currently the Assistant Teacher in the Kindergarten classroom.Working here has really taught me a lot..The reason I love working with children is because I like teaching them new things that will help both them and me in our future.

    I enjoy working at Primrose, it’s like being with Family.

  • Mrs. Amina Sherali, Lead Pre-Kindergarten ll Teacher

    Mrs. Amina Sherali

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten ll Teacher
  • Ms. Cheryl Love, Assistant Private Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Cheryl Love

    Assistant Private Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher
  • Mrs. Ellen Saccone, Lead Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Ellen Saccone

    Lead Private Kindergarten Teacher

    I am the Lead Jr. Kindergarten Teacher and I love teaching! I have 31 years experience working in Early Childhood Education, which includes a bachelors degree from Texas Lutheran University.

    I have enjoyed being a Pre-K teacher, substitute teacher, M.O.P.S Leader/Teacher, designer/coordinator at a childcare program at Springlake Fitness Center in MI., and a Sunday School teacher.

    I have been married to my husband, Phillip, for 31 years. We have 3 married children and three amazing granddaughters!

  • Ms. Appolynne Bell, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Appolynne Bell

    Explorer Teacher
  • Ms. Eli Ontiveros, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Eli Ontiveros

    Explorer Teacher
  • Mrs. Monica Casselberry, Chef

    Mrs. Monica Casselberry

  • Mr. Arnold Pompey, CLD Driver

    Mr. Arnold Pompey

    CLD Driver
  • Ms. Kayla Hellmann, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kayla Hellmann

    Support Teacher
  • Jay and Robin Fischer, Franchise Owner

    Jay and Robin Fischer

    Franchise Owners

    We are Jay and Robin Fischer. Originally from Minnesota, we have been in the Austin area since 1998. We are the proud parents of three children, Bennett and Jackson (twin boys born in 2000) and Ella (born in 2003). After our sons were born we began looking for quality childcare where our children would be safe and happy and receive an excellent preschool education. Upon learning about Primrose, we made the decision to become franchise owners. We entered the Primrose family in late 2003, when we had the opportunity to purchase Primrose School of Round Rock and Primrose School of Round Rock at Forest Creek. In 2008, we opened our third location, Primrose School of Cedar Park West. In 2013 we chose to downsize and focus on the Cedar Park and Leander communities. In 2015 we opened Primrose School of Crystal Falls. We were fortunate to have all three of our children attend Primrose. Our twin boys are currently attending Texas A&M and our daughter attends TCU. Robin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a degree in Sociology. Prior to Primrose, Robin worked in the insurance industry as a Casualty Claims Manager. Jay has a business degree from the University of Minnesota and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Prior to Primrose, Jay worked as a Program Manager for an information technology research firm. We are thrilled to be franchise owners and are excited about the opportunity to continue providing quality educational childcare to the Cedar Park and Leander communities.

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