Primrose School of East Allen

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Taylor Ball, Director

    Mrs. Taylor Ball

    Director

    Hi, my name is Mrs. Taylor Ball. I joined the Primrose School of East Allen Team May of 2018. I grew up babysitting for families in my neighborhood as well as worked for a after school program for Allen ISD while I was attending Collin Community College. A little about my work history, I was a Store Manager for 3 Palm Beach Tans for 4 years. However, after I had my daughter Blakeley I wanted something more family oriented, so I became a store manager for Buckle. After about a year and a half my husband got stationed in California on Camp Pendleton. This gave me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom for 2 years as well as help other Marine family's with their children! Once we got home I knew I wanted to be apart of the Primrose School of East Allen Team! I became a teacher because I enjoy being apart of helping children learn and grow. I believe the early years of child education should be as positive and nurturing as possible! I started in the Infant Classroom, shortly after I was blessed with the opportunity of joining the front office and not just get to help one age group but all age groups as well as helping teachers become all they can be! I want every parent to feel like Primrose School of East Allen is like a second home for your family, I have a open door policy for both teachers and parents for any and all concerns! I look forward to getting to know you and create a wonderful relationship with you!

  • Mrs. Ashley Matthews, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Ashley Matthews

    Assistant Director

    Mrs. Matthews joined Primrose East Allen in September 2015 working as a floater across multiple classrooms, then ultimately in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom. You know someone is awesome when they are constantly requested by the other teachers for help, and we so appreciate her good nature, positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes! Ms. Matthews is currently working as part of our Leadership Team in the office as our Assistant Director! Mrs. Matthews always makes sure to put the students and teachers first during her day. Its her positive, loving, and welcoming energy that makes her so amazing at what she does! She is such a joy to have as a part of the Primrose East Allen Team!

  • Mrs. Satterthwaite, Education Coach

    Mrs. Satterthwaite

    Education Coach

    Hi, my name is Ms. Satterthwaite I became a Toddler teacher because I feel its important to give a child the chance at a proper education from the start! I have been working in child care for over 10 years! I love working with all age groups anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 years! I love using my creative side within the classroom to share my love of learning and to show my students that learning can be fun! I can’t wait to use my knowledge of skills in the classroom. I’m looking forward to having lots of fun and can’t wait to get to know all of the children and their families!

  • Mrs. DeCocq, Education Coach

    Mrs. DeCocq

    Education Coach

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Cherrelle DeCocq. I have worked with children for the past eighteen years and have worked in the medical field for ten years as a Certified Medical Assistant. I love working with children because I love being apart of the water that helps them grow! Seeing their minds develop and seeing the skills that help them grow makes my heart so happy and full! I look forward to getting to know you!

  • Mrs. Gadamsetti, Office Manager

    Mrs. Gadamsetti

    Office Manager

    Hi, my name is Ms. Shweta Gadamsetti and I’ve been a member of the Primrose East Allen teaching team since March of 2022. Early childhood ages are unique, because you are preparing these children for their school lives ahead. They are learning problem solving, to share, as well as caring for each other. I am a Pre-School Teacher because these kids are a special time in their life where they are looking up to the teacher as an example as well as a guidance. I’m very excited to work with the kids as well as the parents to give their children the best care possible.

  • Ms. Benitez, Chef

    Ms. Benitez

    Chef

    Ms. Benitez is our wonderful Children's Chef who is from Mexico. She is a mother of two beautiful girls, 15 years old and 12 years old. Some of the things she loves to do is obviously cook, go dancing, spend time with her family, and going to movies. Ms. Benitez loves to work with other people, so she is a perfect fit to our Primrose family.

  • Mrs. Hadsell, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Hadsell

    Infant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Christi Hadsell and I became a preschool teacher because working with children has always been a passion of mine. I love to teach and care for others, its just in my DNA. I have ten years of teaching experience with children and have worked with all age groups. Bonding with children and watching them grow into bright and kind individuals is what I love most about what I do! I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

  • Mrs. Choi, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Choi

    Infant Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ms. Choi and I’ve been a member of the Primrose East Allen teaching team since the year of 2022.  I have worked with  children for many years. Every age group has their own unique properties of what makes that age group special. Early childhood ages are unique, because you are preparing these children for their school lives ahead. Above all, I love children and I’m always happy with them! I’m so grateful to be able to work at Primrose where I can learn and grow with the children.

  • Mrs. Badsha, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Badsha

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Tazeen Badsha. I joined the Primrose School of East Allen in September 2021. I personally believe that as much as children can learn from us, we can also learn from them. Working with Toddlers at my pervious school, I loved helping them learn new things daily, while introducing them to new ways of learning! I look forward to watching them growl and helping them achieve their goals!

  • Ms. LaCour, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. LaCour

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Alexa LaCour. I have been working with children since I was fourteen and I have worked in a preschool setting for over three years. I always knew that I wanted to work with children when I got older, but little did I know that teaching is my passion and I hope to be a teacher for the rest of my life! I love being creative and getting active. In my free time I enjoy painting, puzzles, books, and on other days, getting out and going for nice long walks! I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

  • Mrs. Dean, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Dean

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ms. Jacquelyn and I’ve been a member of the Primrose East Allen teaching team since March of 2022.  I have worked with children for 7 years. Every age group has their own unique properties of what makes that age group special. Early childhood ages are unique, because you are preparing these children for their school lives ahead. They are learning problem solving, to share, as well as caring for each other. My entire family has been in the teaching field for as long as I can remember!! I’m very excited to work with the kids as well as the parents to give their children the best care possible.

  • Ms. Burkhalter, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Burkhalter

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Ms. Kelly Burkhalter. I am an Early Preschool Teacher because I genuinely have a love for children. I have previously worked with children from all ages. My passion is children and just being able to help guide them. I have worked with Primrose for many years and am excited to further my career and help guide your children into all they can be!

  • Ms. Gray, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Gray

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Andrea Gray and I started working with Primrose School of East Allen since August 2022. I became a preschool teacher so that I could further understand children’s minds. With having a child of my own I want to be ready with knowledge and experience. I absolutely adore children and have been baby-sitting for family since I could do long division. I have experience from ages 1-10 and I am quite excited to learn along side this school and help my students grow.

     

  • Ms. Castellow, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Castellow

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ms. Tessa Castellow and I’ve been a member of the Primrose East Allen teaching team since June of 2022.  I have worked with children for 6 years. Every age group has their own unique properties of what makes that age group special. Early childhood ages are unique, because you are preparing these children for their school lives ahead. They are learning problem solving, to share, as well as caring for each other. My entire family has been in the teaching field for as long as I can remember!! I’m very excited to work with the kids as well as the parents to give their children the best care possible.

  • Ms. Soliz, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Soliz

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Devin Soliz, and I joined the Primrose East Allen teaching team in May of 2021! I became a teacher because not only do I love being able to watch kids learn new things, but they teach me new things as well. My passion is to always guide children in the right direction. I have been working with children for two years and I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my experience.

  • Ms. Townes, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Townes

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Azhura Townes, and I joined the Primrose East Allen teaching team in August of 2022! I became a teacher because not only do I love being able to watch kids learn new things, but they teach me new things as well. My passion is to always guide children in the right direction. I have been working with children for five years and I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my experience. I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree and am currently enrolled in college to further career goals. I have a daughter who I absolutely love and am excited to have the opportunity to help not just her grow in life but also your children. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

  • Ms. Lewis, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Lewis

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi,  my name is Ms. Kiersten Lewis. I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher because I have a passion for teaching and helping children grow. I believe in Primrose’s Balanced Learning Approach, excursing with children and encouraging them to be all they can be. I have four years of experience. I take care of children with a passion and want to make sure each parent feels confident in dropping their child off with us. I look forward to working with you and your family during my Primrose Journey!

  • Mrs. Singaravelu, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Singaravelu

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Maheswari, and I joined the Primrose East Allen teaching team in September 2022! I love working with children because I love being apart of the water that helps them grow! . Seeing their minds develop and seeing the skills that help them grow makes my heart so happy and full! I look forward to getting to know you!

  • Ms. McKenzie, School Floater

    Ms. McKenzie

    School Floater

    Hi! My name is Ms. McKenzie! Little known fact about me, I grew up on a Reservation. As a kid I enjoyed riding horses, hunting and fishing! Identifying with Benjamin the Bear for the love of Nature! I started my love of teaching way back in the 80’s when my 2 children were young! Started as a Kindergarten-aide and quickly promoted to Supervisor of school age programs! I have also been a Curriculum Director and a Assistant Director when my kids aged out of Preschool I went to work for Garland ISD and to the Quinlan ISD. This is when my love for working with Special needs children began! I started a new Career Path as a Behavior Specialist. I have taken many classes in this area. I’m very excited to be apart of Primrose School of East Allen! Let's have a great year!!

  • Mrs. Boyle, Wonder Program Teacher

    Mrs. Boyle

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hi,  my name is Ms. Robin Boyle! I became a teacher because I love kids and helping them learn things for the first time. I love being the go-to teacher, the one my students can count on for anything! I believe it should be a happy learning environment for the children! I want the parents to know that their children will always be cared for and loved! I look forward to getting to grow with your children!

  • Ms. McGinnis, Wonder Program Teacher

    Ms. McGinnis

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hi!  My name is Ms. Shayla McGinnis! I became a teacher because I decided I wanted to be apart of helping our next generation grow. That’s when I fell in love with working with children! I felt like I could make a difference with children because at this young age is where everything comes to life for them with learning! It’s a chance to show them how much fun learning can be! I’ve worked with most ages , however I find that I love working with the infants to two years of age! I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you!

  • Ms. Palmar, Office Support

    Ms. Palmar

    Office Support

    Hi! My name is Ms. Palmar and I’ve been a member of the Primrose East Allen teaching team since June of 2021. I love being a Pre-Teacher. I enjoy working with them and helping shape their young minds to be great leaders. I take joy also in knowing that I can help impact their lives in some way. I am very friendly, playful and love participating in new things! I’m very excited to work with the kids as well as the parents to give their children the best care possible.

  • Tiffany and Josh McLeod, Franchise Owner

    Tiffany and Josh McLeod

    Franchise Owner

    Hello. We are Tiffany and Josh McLeod and the proud owners of Primrose School of East Allen.

    Tiffany is a native of Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After college, she began her first career as a practicing mechanical engineer. She transitioned to her second career, as a stay-at-home mother, in 1999. During that time, she earned her professional Engineer-In-Training certification to prepare her for re-entry into the workforce. Tiffany’s third career began when she joined a local municipality and was introduced to city planning and development. With this passion sparked, she became a practicing planner and earned both a Master’s in City and Regional Planning and professional certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

    Josh was born in Northern California and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a BS in Psychology and entered the U.S. Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant officer after graduation. He served as an active duty officer for eight years and earned an Executive MBA during that time. In 2004, Josh began his civilian career. Since entering the corporate sector, he has had several executive roles that have allowed him to fulfill his passion for business and leadership.

    Our Primrose story began in 1999 when Josh was an officer and Tiffany worked as an engineer. That was the year we became parents. When our first daughter was born, we made the decision that Tiffany would become a stay-at-home mother. We wanted to ensure that our daughter would be safe and loved. As our daughter got older and our second daughter was born, Tiffany remained at home to not only ensure both girls were safe and loved but to instill a love of learning early in their lives.

    Years later we moved to our current home and our daughters entered elementary school. We became good friends with our neighbors - who were beginning their adventure of owning and operating a Primrose School. Through them, we were introduced to Primrose School’s Balanced Learning Approach and leading philosophy regarding early education and care. We quickly realized that Primrose Schools provided the elements that were important to us when our daughters were young – nurturance, education, and safety.

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity, today, to provide this wonderful environment to families in the Allen, Lucas, and Fairview communities. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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