Primrose School of Cumming West

Our Staff

  • Anu Menon, On Site Owner Operator

    Anu Menon

    On Site Owner Operator

    Ms. Anu has been in the education industry for over 20 years. She has a Master’s in Child Development along with Montessori certification. Anu's experience goes beyond being a guide in the classroom to mentoring teachers to be the best version of who they are and overall management of the school. Anu lives in Cumming with her husband, son and her two fur babies. Anu's son is a Primrose Alumni who is now an undergrad at Georgia state university. Ms. Anu is excited to be a part of Primrose Cumming West in helping provide the best experience for your family. 

  • Ms. Jessica, Executive Director

    Ms. Jessica

    Executive Director

    Ms. Jessia is the Executive Director at Primrose Cumming West. Jessica is originally from Hanover Park, Illinois and started her career in early education in 2001 working with many different early learning organizations for the past 20+ years.  Jessica moved to Cumming, GA in 2017 and worked in leadership at different Primrose locations before landing at Primrose School of Cumming West in 2020. Jessica started as the Curriculum Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2022.  Jessica has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and has a daughter who is also a Primrose Graduate. During her free time  Jessica loves spending time with her daughter, playing games and doing art projects. Ms. Jessica loves working with the families and children at Primrose to ensure everyone gets the best Primrose experience!

  • Laura LaHara, Area Curriculum Director

    Laura LaHara

    Area Curriculum Director

    Ms. Laura is the Area Curriculum Director for Primrose School of Cumming West. Laura has been a part of the Primrose family since 2009, having worked as a Pre-K & Kindergarten teacher and also served as the Curriculum Director for Primrose School of Roswell North. Laura grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and then graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Spanish. She lives locally in the Roswell area with her husband and two sons, Camden and Rory, who are both proud Primrose graduates. Laura enjoys crafting with her Cricut machine and getting involved within her church. She is very passionate about the Primrose curriculum, and looks forward to working with your family!

  • Kelly Piatty, Area Operations Coordinator

    Kelly Piatty

    Area Operations Coordinator

    Mrs. Kelly is the Area Operations Coordinator at Primrose Cumming West. Kelly  was born and raised right here in Cumming, GA and has over 20 years of experience in the early learning industry. Kelly has been a part of the Cumming West family since 2005 and holds a Child Development Associates. Kelly started as a Lead Teacher in Early Preschool and Preschool before being promoted to Director of Operations in 2008. During her free time Kelly loves to spend time with her husband, family and her 2 fur babies, Max and Baylee. Kelly loves handling the day to day operations to make sure everything runs smoothly and children and families are happy!

  • Priya Sethu, Marketing Director

    Priya Sethu

    Marketing Director

    Mrs. Priya is the Marketing Director at Primrose Cumming West. Priya joined our team in 2022 and  is originally from India where she received a Masters in Engineering. After spending 6 years studying and obtaining her degree, Priya realized that working with children and families is where her heart lies. In 2015 Priya started working for a Montessori school and during her time there she helped them grow using her expertise in Marketing. Priya is a mom of 2 girls who also attend Primrose. During her free time Piya loves spending time with her family, making digital content and creating art! 

  • Mrs. Kristi, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Kristi

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Kristi joined Primrose Cumming West in 2015 and has over 20 years of experience. Kristi has worked as a Lead Teacher in our Young Infant and Older Infant / Young Toddler classroom. Kristi was born and raised in Cumming, GA and holds a Child Development Associates. Kristi has a husband and 4 grown sons and 10 grandbabies! Kristi loves to watch college football (GO DAWGS), travel to the beach and spend time with her family. Teaching young children is her passion and she loves watching them learn new things and watching their personalities grow. 

  • Mrs. Zakira, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Zakira

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Zakira has been working at Primrose Cumming West since 2018 as the Infant Teacher. Ms. Zakira is from Long Island, NY and has over 20 years of experience in the early learning industry. Zakira has a Bachelors in Education. Zakira enjoys spending time with her children and her grandchildren. Zakira has a true passion for loving and nuturing little ones and her warm smile and personality can make any baby happy!

  • Mrs. Anitha, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Anitha

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Anitha started with Primrose Cumming West in 2022. She is originally from India and has a Bachelors in Technology. Anitha knew she always wanted to work with children and started that journey in 2018 . Anitha is so friendly and she loves to sing and dance. Ms. Anitha is so excited to be at Primrose Cumming West and she just as excited to love and care for your little ones!

  • Mrs. Shai, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Shai

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Shai joined our team in 2022. Shai is originally from India and when she moved to the US they landed in  Massachusetts and moved to GA in 2022. Mrs. Shai earned her Bachelors degree while she was in India but she soon realized that her true passion is working with young children. During her free time Mrs. Shai loves spending time with her family, cooking and dancing. 

  • Ms. Sophia, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sophia

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sophia joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Ms. Sophia is originally from New City, NY and has 2 years of expereince. Sophia has just recently moved to GA  with her family. Sophia has always enjoyed helping others and taking care of people is a passion of hers. Sophia has a very large extended family and was always tasked to look after the younger children and the elders in her family which made her realize she wants to work in an idustry that she can provide care and love everyday! Sophia also loves animals and adores her 2 dogs, Leo and Bodhi. In her free time Sophia loves to read! Sophia is ready to love and care for your little ones while providing an amazing learning experience!

  • Ms. Cherish, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Cherish

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Cherish joined our team in 2023 and  is originally from Gainesville, GA. Ms. Cherish has several years of babysitting experience and is looking forward to learning more about teaching and nurturing young children in a classroom setting. During her free time she loves to hang out with friends, go to concerts and read a good book...especially a mystery! Ms. Cherish is most excited about building relationships with the children, families and staff at Primrose!

  • Ms. Raven, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Raven

    Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Raven joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Raven is from Buford, GA and has over 6 years of experience working in the early learning industry. Raven has a son who is in elementary school and a daughter who attends Primrose. Raven started babysitting for young children at an early age and that is when she realized she has a passion for working with children. During her free time Raven loves spending time with her Fiance and children and crafting with her Cricut!

  • Mrs. Manmeet, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Manmeet

    Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Manmeet joined Primrose Cumming West in 2021. Manmeet is originally from India where she earned a Bachelors of Arts. This is Ms. Manmeets first time working in an early learning environment and she loves to play and sing with the little ones. Manmeet has 2 children and one of them currently attends Primrose. During her free time Manmeet loves to go on walks, dancing and spending time with her family. Manmeet believes that is so important to take pride in yourself and to work hard and she is so happy to be working in an industry that is so rewarding!

  • Ms. Morgan, Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Morgan

    Toddler Support Teacher

    Ms. Morgan started at Primrose Cumming West in 2022 and is originally from Ashburn, VA. Morgan is planning to pursue a degree in Early Education to be a Kindergarten teacher. Morgan decided to start at Primrose so that she could gain more experience working with young children. During her free time Morgan likes to read, watch Netflix, hang out with friends and swimming. Ms. Morgan is looking  forward to teaching young children and watching them learn and grow!

  • Ms. Chloe, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Chloe

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Chloe joined our team at  Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Chloe is from Cumming, GA and has her TCC  Early Childhood Care and Education.  Chloe started her journey in the Early Education industry in 2020 working with 1-2 year olds and quickly fell in love and knew she didn't want to do anything else! During her free time Chloe loves hanging out with friends and watching the Atlanta Braves play! Chloe is so excited to create meaningful memories while watching children grow and develop!

  • Ms. Anna, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anna

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anna joined our Primrose team in 2022. Ms. Anna is from Cumming, GA and graduated from Forsyth Central High School. Ms. Anna loves spending her free time reading a good book, writing and spending time with her family and friends. Anna is so excited to work with young children and to provide a special learning experience for all children! 

  • Ms. Aparna, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Aparna

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Aparna joined our Primrose team in 2023 and is origininally from India. Ms. Aparna came to our school with experience working with little ones in an early learning environment. She is a proud mom of 2 daughters and she believes that becoming a mom truly made her understand the importance of early education. During her free time Ms. Aparna loves to spend time with her family, watch TV and movies and she also loves photography. 

  • Ms. Kankan, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Kankan

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Kankan joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. She is originally from West Bengal India but currently lives in Alpharetta, GA. Mrs. Kankan has 6 years of experience working with young children and has her certification in Montessori and a Masters in English. In 2014 she moved to the US with her husband and had their son in 2017. During her free time Ms. Kankan likes to go hiking with her family, spending time with friends and DIY projects. I am so excited to get to know your child and your family!

  • Ms. Emily, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Emily

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Emily joined Primrose Cumming West in 2014. Emily  is originally from Greenville, SC and has over 10 years of experience working with little ones ranging in age from 1 to 5 years old. Emily has one son who is also a Primrose Graduate. During her free time Emily loves to spend time with her son watching Marvel movies, going to amusement parks and doing pretty much anything outdoors. Emily is also a University of Auburn fan! Emily loves watching how the minds of little ones work and is so happy that she gets to be a part of their learning journey!

  • Ms. Brittany, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Brittany

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Brittany joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Ms. Brittany is originally from Hartford, CT and has over 6 years of experience working with children. During her free time Ms. Brittany loves spending time outdoors, hiking and photography. Ms. Brittany loves taking pictures of nature such as the beautiful lakes and mountains here in the north Georgia area. Ms. Brittany is excited to get to know all of the children and families! 

  • Ms. Nayo, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Nayo

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Nayo joined Primrose Cumming West in 2021 and is originally from North Hampton, MA. Nayo came to us with multiple years of experience in tutoring children. Nayo currently holds a Bachelors in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters. Nayo says the greatest feeling in the world is being able to connect with other people. Nayo is excited to provide a fun and safe environment for all children to learn and grow!

     

     

  • Mrs. Rachana, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Rachana

    Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Rachana joined our Primrose team in 2022. She is originally from Gaya Bihar, India where she received a Bachelors Degree in Education. Rachana has over 6 years of experience working with young children. During her free time Rachana loves to spend time with her family, read, do yoga and go to the gym. Rachana says that working with young children is what fulfills her the most and receives so much satisfaction from watching them learn new things!

  • Ms. Meghasree, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Meghasree

    Preschool Teacher
  • Mrs. Sree, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Sree

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sree joined Primrose Cumming West in 2020. Sree is originally from India and obtained a Masters degree before moving to the US in 2000. Sree and her family relocated to GA  in 2010. Sree has been working with children since 2015 and has obtained her Child Development Associates. During her free time Sree loves cooking, going for walks and spending time with her family! Sree became a teacher because she loves teaching children and watching them learn new things. 

  • Mrs. Saha, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Saha

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Saha joined Primrose School of Cumming West in 2021. Saha is originally from India where she earned her Masters in Mathematics. Saha moved to the US in 2004 with her husband and 2 daughters. During Saha's free time she enjoys spending time with her family and really enjoys traveling. Saha loves working with young children and loves watching them learn new things!

  • Mrs. Marnie, Private Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Marnie

    Private Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Marnie joined our team in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in Early Education. Marnie has a Bachelors in Early Education and previously worked as an Elementary Art  and Reading Teacher. Marnie is married and has 2 sons and 1 granddaughter who also attends Primrose. During her free time Marnie loves spending time with her family (especially her granddaughter), shopping, kayaking and swimming. 

  • Ms. Reenu, Private Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Reenu

    Private Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Reenu joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022.  She has a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Commerce, but has come to discover that childcare is such a warm and amazing environment. Over her two years of experience, Ms. Reenu has realized that every day is different with children and it is so amazing to be a part of their educational journey. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outside, gardening, hiking, and swimming. She is so excited to meet your child!

  • Mrs. Shubhangi, Explorers Teacher - 2022

    Mrs. Shubhangi

    Explorers Teacher - 2022

    Mrs. Shubhangi (better known as Mrs. Shu) joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Mrs. Shu is originally from India  has a degree where she earned her degrees in Microbiology and Law. Mrs. Shu is married and has 2 wonderful children! During her free time Mrs. Shu loves crafting, singing/dancing and playing badminton. 

  • Ms. Trish, Chef - 2013

    Ms. Trish

    Chef - 2013

    Ms. Trish joined Primrose Cumming West in 2013. She was born and raised here in Cumming, GA and has over 20 years of experience working in an early learning center. Ms. Trish loves seeing all of the children throughout the day as she is delivering delicous meals to the classrooms. During her free time she loves spending time with her 2 daughters and her family as well as watching the Atlanata Braves play! 

  • Mrs. Pooja, GA Pre-K Teacher

    Mrs. Pooja

    GA Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Pooja joined Primrose Cumming West in 2022. Pooja is originally from India and that is where she earned her Bachelors in Education and Masters in Mathematics. Pooja is married and has 2 wonderful daughters. During her free time Pooja loves to read, travel, listen to music and dance. Pooja loves working with children of all ages and is excited to help prepare the pre-k students for Kindergarten. 

  • Alia Rasheed and TJ Jiwan, Franchise Owner

    Alia Rasheed and TJ Jiwan

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose family!

    Alia and TJ have always held a special place for children in their hearts.  When they became parents themselves, it was only natural for them to seek out the best education and child care for their three kids. Quality of education has always been a vital component to their decision-making when selecting a school, so when they were introduced to the Balanced Learning® Approach, a comprehensive curriculum balancing purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers, it piqued their interest both as parents and potential owners of a Primrose school.

    In 2019, Alia and TJ made the decision to invest their time and energy in learning what it takes to provide quality education and care in the childcare industry. They felt the love they had for children along with their background and education in business, recruiting and client services would make them an ideal fit to become school owners.

    Primrose stood out for many reasons, but the most important was the culture of the Support Center.  It was very apparent to them that Primrose heavily supports its franchise owners in providing a top-notch experience for parents, children and teachers.

    Alia holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Washington D.C., and a master’s in business administration from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. She started her professional career as an analyst for American Century Investments and transitioned into Real Estate Development and Financial Services Operations for the past nine years.

    TJ holds a bachelor’s in business and has completed graduate courses at Northwestern University. TJ was hired as a financial services professional at the age of 22 for a Fortune 100 Financial Service Company and seven years later he was the senior partner at the company. Two years later, he started his own firm.  TJ held all the top licenses in the Financial Services industry, including series 6, 63, 7, 26, & 24. TJ is extremely passionate about growing others and is excited to welcome your family to Primrose Cumming West.

    Together Alia & TJ are looking forward to serving your family and the community and creating long-lasting relationships for years to come.

    ‘Who children become is as important as what they know’ is a belief that is at the core of the Balanced Learning approach, and one that will be upheld for many years to come.

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