Primrose School of Denver Central Park

Our Staff

  • Shaquille Boothe, School Director

    Shaquille Boothe

    School Director

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    Hello Parents! My name is Shaquille Boothe.

    I have been working with young children for 9 years and counting. I joined Primrose School of Denver Central Park from our sister campus, Primrose School of Denver North, where I served as a classroom lead and mentor teacher to students in the Venture Program. I love helping teachers and children learn and grow. My greatest passion is giving educators and our youngest generation the tools needed to be strong citizens in the 21st century world.

    I am originally from Mississippi but have lived in Colorado almost three years. In my personal time I enjoy dancing and traveling! Fun fact about me: I have competed nationally five different times! My drive to excellence fuels me both inside and outside the school. I'm so honored and glad that I get to share my love for education, growth, arts and creativity with the Primrose family.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Hiroko Gardner, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Hiroko Gardner

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

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    Hello Parents! My name is Hiroko Gardner.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2002, and I hold a degree and certification in INS, as well as early childhood education. I enjoy working with children and helping them to build confidence daily.

    In my personal time I love to watch movies and listen to music! I have 2 children enrolled here at Primrose, and we love it here.

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

    Learn More About Hiroko Here: https://vimeo.com/448419263

  • Branice Lawrence, Infant Teacher

    Branice Lawrence

    Infant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

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    Hello Parents! My name is Branice Lawrence.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2005, and am certified in Colorado as a Lead ECE. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow into amazing young people. I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren), and partnering with you in their growth and development over the next year!

    In my personal time I enjoy crocheting and various sports! 

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!

    Learn More About Branice Here: https://vimeo.com/448418363

  • Anabel Fierros, Infant Teacher

    Anabel Fierros

    Infant Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Anabel Fierros.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2008, and I hold a certification in early childhood education. I enjoy working with children and helping them to build a bright future.

    Some fun facts about me…I am married to wonderful man, and have lived in Colorado for 18 years. I love playing volleyball, and spending time with my children. I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren) over the next year!

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

    Learn More About Anabel Here: https://vimeo.com/448418243

     

  • Zulema Ortiz, Infant Teacher

    Zulema Ortiz

    Infant Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Zulema Ortiz.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field for 3 years, and I hold a certification in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow and develops! I enjoy bringing joy and fun to each child's day. 

    In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, shopping, and traveling. One fun fact about myself is that I absolutely love and travel often to Cancun, Mexico.

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

    Learn More About Zulema Here: https://vimeo.com/448421271

  • Marili Palacio, Toddler A Teacher

    Marili Palacio

    Toddler A Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Marili Palacio.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2005 and hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them prepare socially and emotionally, as well as helping to inspire a love for learning. I believe that when given love, respect and patience children will be successful.I love working in this field because it is amazing to see how much children grow with love and attention, and it is always great to see them use the things that I have been able to teach them.

    I am a proud aunt and have lived in Colorado for 19 years.I enjoy soccer, hiking, reading non-fiction books I also like taking and editing photos as well as working with animals. Fun facts about me, I have a twin brother. I am a registered nail tech and enjoy the art on my free time. I own a tea cup Chihuahua and love all animals

    I am very excited to start this new opportunity and look forward to getting to know you and your adorable children and partnering with you in the growth and development of your child.

    Learn More About Marili Here: https://vimeo.com/448420478

  • Gisselle Gomez, Toddler A Teacher

    Gisselle Gomez

    Toddler A Teacher
  • Chloe Therrien, Toddler B Teacher

    Chloe Therrien

    Toddler B Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Chloe Therrien.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field for more than 6 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education Studies and Art, and am certified in Colorado as a Lead ECE. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow. My favorite part is watching them absorb and use new information in their daily lives. 

    In my personal time I enjoy spending time with friends, doing yoga, and hiking. Fun fact about me, this is my absolute first time moving away from my home state- Vermont!

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Olga Rodriguez, Toddler B Teacher

    Olga Rodriguez

    Toddler B Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Olga Rodriguez.

    I have been working in various areas of childcare for more than 20 years. I am currently working on my certification to become a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy caring for children and teaching them to become sweet humans. I am a kid on the inside, and I love showing them that they are safe and can have fun learning. My hope is that every child know that they can count on me to help them, teach them manners, and love them.

    I am a mother of two children.  I am also a dog and cat mom, and really enjoy caring for my pets. In my personal time I enjoy hiking, playing softball, and reading books. One of my favorite books is "The Mystery of Love" by Don Miguel Ruiz. No matter what I am doing, I am almost always listening to music.

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

  • Hana Abdella, Toddler Support Teacher

    Hana Abdella

    Toddler Support Teacher

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    Hi Parents! My name is Hana.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2006. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn respect, love and helping them to grow socially and emotionally.I believe that every child should be valued and treated with respect. Every child has unlimited potential and I hope to inspire a love of learning in all children. I love working in early childhood education because I get to teach as well as learn so many things.

    In my free time I enjoy hanging out with family and fun. Fun fact about me: I really enjoy collecting coffee cups.

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

    Learn More About Hana Here: https://vimeo.com/448419153

     

  • Adriana Torres, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Adriana Torres

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Ms. Adriana!

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2004, and I hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I have also successfully completed 75+ hours of ECE specific training through Pyramid Plus and Primrose Schools Teacher University. I enjoy working with children and helping them to be independent and responsible.

    I am married and have 3 beautiful children. I have lived in Colorado for 20 years and love it! A fun fact about me, I won a spelling bee in 8th grade when I was living in Mexico!

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

    Learn More About Adriana Here: https://vimeo.com/448418030

  • Christine Schillerwein, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Christine Schillerwein

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Christine Schillerwein.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field for 25 years and hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn new things! 

    I am a Colorado Native. In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a sports fanatic- GO AVS, ROCKIES, and BRONCOS! 

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

    Learn About Christine Here: https://vimeo.com/448418618

  • Amina Guder, Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Amina Guder

    Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Hello Parents! My name is Amina Guder.

    This is my very first year working in the Early Childhood. I am working on my degree and lead certification in the education field. I enjoy working with children and grow in their abilities. My favorite part is when they become confident in their actions and who they are!

    In my personal time I enjoy reading books, hanging out with my cat, and traveling.

    I can't wait to learn about you and your family

  • Laura Rascon, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Laura Rascon

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Laura Rascon.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 1986, and I am a certified lead in the Early Childhood Education field. I enjoy nurturing children to ensure they have an amazing school experience and maximize their learning, growth and development.

    In my free time I enjoy all things crafty. I enjoy shopping and doing home decor. When I'm not decorating or spending time with my family, I enjoy mountains ride.

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

    Learn More About Laura Here: https://vimeo.com/448419769

  • Joann Chavez, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Joann Chavez

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Joann Chavez.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field for more than 23 years, and I hold a certification in early childhood education and infant nursery supervisory. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn. I love the interesting and unique conversation I get to have with children, I makes my day joyous.

    In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking and camping, or reading- books and movies are the way to my heart!

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

  • Almaz Wondim, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Almaz Wondim

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Almaz Wondim.

    I have been working at Primrose for 3 years, and I have a certification for a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams. I love working in early childhood education because seeing children learn something new everyday makes me happy and they are always so funny.

    In my free time I enjoy cooking and spending time with my children. I really enjoy growing and caring for plants. 

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

    Learn More About Almaz Here: https://vimeo.com/448418134

     

  • Stacey Megyesi, Preschool A Teacher

    Stacey Megyesi

    Preschool A Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Stacey Megyesi.

     I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2008, and I hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them start to develop a love for learning. I believe every child was meant to be awesome!

    I am married with one beautiful daughter, and have lived in Colorado for 20 years. I enjoy reading, taking family walks, and going to the movies. Fun fact about me is that I donated a kidney to my sister! I am looking forward to starting your child on a path towards a lifetime of love for learning .

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

    Learn More About Stacey Here: https://vimeo.com/448420997

  • Jennifer Ramirez, Preschool A Teacher

    Jennifer Ramirez

    Preschool A Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Jennifer Ramirez.

    Prior to joining the Primrose at Denver Central Park family, I worked for 1 year at Rocky Mountain School of Discovery. After exploring various options, I have returned to my first love, children. I am currenly working on my certification for Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow! What I enjoy the most about working with children is that their innocence reminds me of how amazing and exciting the world can be.

    In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends. I also really enjoy hiking.

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

  • Brittany Towers, Preschool B Teacher

    Brittany Towers

    Preschool B Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Brittany Towers.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood Education since 2015, and I hold an Associates Degree alongside a Lead certification in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them becomsuccessful and reaching goals . I believe every child should have a voice and treated with love and care.

    I was born and raised in Colorado. I am a mother to two beautiful girls. I love to shop online, and am a sneaker head. Fun fact about me, I own over 100 pair of shoes! When I'm not shopping or spending time with my daughters, I enjoy bowling and playing pool. 

    I am excited to be working with you and helping your child grow!

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

  • Marie Caraway, Preschool Support Teacher

    Marie Caraway

    Preschool Support Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Marie Caraway.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since June of 2005, and hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education.I enjoy teaching and giving children the tools to be great humans.

    Outside of teacher, I wear the title of being a wife, mom, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. I am a Colorado native, and love to walk my dogs and travel whenever I can. Fun fact about me is that I won 2nd runner up in my high school singing Christmas tree show!

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

    Learn More About Marie Here: https://vimeo.com/448420148

  • Desi Gibson, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Desi Gibson

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Desi Gibson.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field for 4 years and hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and learn new things! What I enjoy most about working with children is their willingness to interact with others and explore various environments.

    In my personal time I enjoy all things excercise. When I'm not working out or sleeping, I enjoy spending time with my wife and dog.

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

  • Ruqayah (Ru) Kramer, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ruqayah (Ru) Kramer

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Ruqayah Kramer.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2020 and am working on furthering my education in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and seeing them learn something for the first time! The best part about being a teacher is receiving hugs and laughs throughout the day.

    In my personal time I enjoy weight training, reading, trying new restaurants with friends and going to concerts. One fun fact about myself is that I can read and write Arabic.

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

  • Virginia Payne, Junior Kindergarten Teacher

    Virginia Payne

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Virginia Payne.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 1987, and I hold a degree in Health and Physical Education. I really enjoy working with children and helping them to be responsible, enjoy learning and reach their full potential.

    I am happily married to my best friend, my husband of 33 years. I have lived in Colorado for 30 years, and I love to spend my time creating and being crafty. I believe teaching is my calling, and I am always so excited to see the end results of education. A fun fact about me is that I played basketball for Lincoln University for 3 years on a basketball scholarship. I love sports! 

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

    Learn More About Virginia Here: https://vimeo.com/448421134

  • Heather Remy, Junior Kindergarten Teacher

    Heather Remy

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello Parents! My name is Heather. I am a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher at Primrose Denver Central Park. I have been working in the Early Education Field since 2009. This experience has provided me with the tools I need to be a fantastic teacher!

    I enjoy working with children and helping them grow and learn to be all they can in this world. I believe each child has a special gift to offer in this world and as a teacher, I plan to point that out. I love working working in the Early Childhood Education because I see so much potential in every child I come contact with.

    I am an aunt to 8 nieces and nephew. I was born and raised in Colorado. I love to travel! I feel like one of the best ways to learn is to travel and experience new things.

    I look forward to educating your child and helping them find their talent!

  • Jesse Drucker, Explorer Teacher

    Jesse Drucker

    Explorer Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello Parents! My name is Jesse Drucker.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field for 4 years and hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and learn new things! What I enjoy most about working with children is how quick they are to learn new things. Children can teach us so much if we listen!

    In my personal time I enjoy family time and going camping. I love movies and all things sports.

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

  • Kesia Charles, School Chef

    Kesia Charles

    School Chef

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    Hello Parents! My name is Kesia Charles.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 1993, and I hold a degree, and certification in food service. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn to try and love new foods. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. I love working in early childhood education because I believe a strong foundation in education empowers a child to help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.

    I am married, and just became a “Glamma” this past month to a handsome little boy! I have lived in Colorado for my entire life. I also enjoy to read and complete word searches. I have traveled to 48 states, Canada, and Mexico! 

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

    Learn More About Kesia Here: https://vimeo.com/448419565

     

     

  • Selam Teklehaymanot, Support Teacher

    Selam Teklehaymanot

    Support Teacher

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    Hello Parents! My name is Selam Teklehaymanot.

    I have been working in the Early Childhood for 10 year and counting! I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education and am lead certified. I enjoy interacting with children and seeing them grow! I believe that children are capable of learning and growing in ways we can't begin to imagine.

    I am a mother and wife. In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping. O.

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

  • Kayla Bauer, Support Teacher (Seasonal)

    Kayla Bauer

    Support Teacher (Seasonal)

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    Hello Parents! My name is Kayla Bauer.

    Prior to starting at Primrose at Denver Central Park, I cared for children one on one, and did an internship working in a toddler class setting. I am excited to launch my career in the Early Childhood field and work towards cerfitication and training in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn! I love the excitement that children have when they learn and recall the smallest things.

    In my personal time I enjoy walking my dog, relaxing, and spending time with my family and friends. 

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

  • Elisha Mayfield, Support Teacher (Seasonal)

    Elisha Mayfield

    Support Teacher (Seasonal)

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    Hello Parents. My name is Elisha Mayfield.

    I have worked for Primrose for 5 years, and I hold a certification as a Lead in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy providing a positive environment for the children by being a good role model and teaching the children to reach for their dreams!

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children, and all things music.

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

    Learn More About Elisha Here: https://vimeo.com/448418855

  • Beth Deasy, Franchise Owner

    Beth Deasy

    Franchise Owner

    Beth Deasy, owner and operator of Primrose School of Denver Central Park, believes that the greatest wish she can have for children is that they become adults who love who they are and what they do. Helping to develop such self-knowledge and passion for life in young children requires a delicate balance of nurturing and education. At Primrose School of Denver Central Park, our faculty helps children unlock their potential so they may find fulfillment and success in life. We also partner with parents, bringing a sense of balance to families as they nurture, encourage and promote the educational, emotional and psychological readiness of the whole child. Previous to becoming a Primrose School owner, Beth worked at one of the Rocky Mountain region's largest law firms where she represented some of Colorado's largest businesses and developers. Having deep seeded roots in the early childhood education arena, she designed, built and operated a large, private preschool in Tucson, Arizona that was quickly recognized as the gold standard' for private preschool in the state. After learning she was expecting twins, she decided to build a preschool in the Denver area. She continuously heard from business and community leaders that Primrose was the BEST preschool provider in Colorado. After investigating other providers in the area and learning more about the Primrose philosophy of providing premier early childhood education, she agreed that Primrose was her choice, and decided to open the Primrose School of Thornton. One year later the opening of Primrose School pf Denver Central Park followed. Primrose School of Denver Central Park is the culmination of a long term dream of hers. Beth is delighted to be able to offer you the best care and education for your children and is thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic community!

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