Primrose School of Cumming East

Our Staff

  • Kristen Elliott, Director

    Kristen Elliott

    Director

    We welcomed Mrs. Kristen Elliott to our school in November 2019. Kristen has taught in the Fulton County Elementary Schools with experience in First, Second and Third grades, Importantly for us, Kristen taught Pre-K for three years in a Cobb County Primrose School and knows Primrose standards and expectations thoroughly.

    Kristen earned her ECE degree from Kennesaw State then completed her Masters in Elementary Education with a Teacher Leadership Endorsement. She twice assumed the Grade Level Chair responsibilities, was elected as Teacher Leader for the Fulton County Superintendent Teacher Council and received Univision's 2015 "Un Maestro Especial" Award, and topped off the year with the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award!

    Kristen is married and has two children.


  • Michelle King, Associate Director, Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

    Michelle King

    Associate Director, Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

    Ms Michelle King says her favorite thing about working at Primrose is “the students, watching them grow.” Michelle is often found at our front desk greeting parents with a warm smile.

    Michelle is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia. She is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. She enjoys sports and loves to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Bulldogs!

    Her favorite color is grey. She enjoys going to the park and watching comedy movies, and her favorite holiday is Christmas. She also loves cheddar popcorn!

    Michelle has 2 adorable daughters, one is currently in elementary school and a Primrose graduate since infancy and Michelle's second daughter was born in the Spring of 2021.

    Ms. King celebrated her 7 year anniversary in August 2021. Michelle was awarded Teacher of the Year 2016-2017 when she was the Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher.

  • Kristy Vanderpool, Associate Director

    Kristy Vanderpool

    Associate Director

    We welcomed Kristy into our Primrose family in October 2020.

  • Kim and Debbie Coleman, Franchise Owner

    Kim and Debbie Coleman

    Franchise Owners

    Primrose School of Cumming East opened in 1991, the eighth Primrose franchise awarded of the over 450 currently operating nationwide. Primrose School of Cumming East is a subsidiary of Excellence in Child Care (EICC) owned by Kim and Debbie Coleman. Excellence in Child Care typifies our attitude about our school.

    Kim served on the inaugural franchise advisory council. Kim and Debbie were both honored to receive the prestigious President’s Award for operational excellence from the franchise company. Primrose School of Cumming East was one of Georgia’s first AdvancEd SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) fully accredited individual preschools, the highest academic credential available to schools at any level. SACS is the accrediting organization for all eligible public schools in Georgia including Georgia Tech, UGA, and all Forsyth County schools from elementary to high schools. Nationwide on the comprehensive Unifocus Parent Survey, our school scored in the top 20 system-wide overall and 4th highest in parent satisfaction.

    We've been awarded 4 consecutive “Best of Forsyth” award for Best Child Care Center as voted on by Forsyth County residents. As you can probably tell, we are very proud of our school’s reputation but even more proud of our incredible staff that works hard every day to meet or exceed the expectations of our families. Effective early childhood education is proven to provide a significant advantage for children when entering primary school... and no one provides a better, more complete foundation. Primrose School of Cumming East is much more that a child care center. We are a school, specializing in educational child care that strives to provide the solid, well-rounded foundation that encourages success for all our students.

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