Primrose School Building

Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill

Our Staff

  • Jenn Hendry, Director

    Jenn Hendry

    Director

    Hi, I’m Jenn. I am the Director at The Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill.

    I was born in Kentucky, but raised in Milton, GA. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been in childcare for 18 years. Keeping the children healthy and safe throughout our school physically, socially, and emotionally is my passion. Spending time in the classrooms supporting the staff, building connections and relationships with them and the children is what I enjoy most about my job. I mostly relate to Benjamin because I believe a generous spirit is directly correlated to a thankful and humble heart.

    Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my sweet parents and friends. I love the lake and the beach - pretty much any body of water, working out, walking or hiking, hot tea at sunsets and coffee during sunrises. I have a wonderful husband and two bonus children whom I absolutely adore.


  • Mallory Low, Assistant Director of Operations and Enrollment

    Mallory Low

    Assistant Director of Operations and Enrollment

    Hi, my name is Mallory Low and I am the Assistant Director of Operations and Enrollment at the Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill.

    I come to Primrose with 12 years of early childhood teaching experience. I received my B.A in Psychology from the University at Albany and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University. I am originally from New York but have been in Atlanta since 2006. I live locally in East Cobb with my husband Elliot, our three children, and black lab, Remi. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family. During the fall, you can find me rooting for the Dawgs on Saturdays and the Giants on Sundays.

    I believe in a hands-on approach to teaching and learning. I love that Primrose’s Balanced Learning Approach incorporates a variety of ways for children to learn. I am fortunate that my children will benefit from all that the curriculum has to offer. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose School of East Cobb family.

  • Shannon Callahan, Education Coach

    Shannon Callahan

    Education Coach

    Hi, my name is Shannon and I'm the Education Coach at the Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill!

    I earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015, and I've been working in early education ever since, both inside and outside of the classroom. I love my role in supporting the teachers with their efforts to help the children learn and grow every day.

    I have lived in Georgia my whole life but I absolutely love to travel. My husband John and I spend most weekends on the road exploring National Parks, historic sites, waterfalls, and the best BBQ restaurants within driving distance! On Sundays you can find me cheering for Green Bay -- Go Pack Go! We have two cats named Ozzy and Beau.

  • Kristen Rhodes, Assistant Director

    Kristen Rhodes

    Assistant Director

    Hi, I'm Kristen. I wanted to tell you a few things about myself.

    I grew up in Florida, and have been teaching young children for close to 12 years. I have an A.A in Early Childhood education. I have a spirited three year old daughter, who attends Primrose as well. My husband and I love cooking, so if you have any fun recipes, send them along!

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

  • Brianna Theiss, Support Teacher

    Brianna Theiss

    Support Teacher

    I'm Ms.Brianna. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I come from a family of six children and I am one of the youngest. I have always dreamed of working with children and working here helps me to achieve that goal. I hope to become a certified teacher by the age of 26. I love Lemongrass Thai food, playing soccer, and hiking. I most relate to Og because I love to read.

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

  • Catarina Johnson, Lead Pre-K Teacher

    Catarina Johnson

    Lead Pre-K Teacher

    I’m Cat. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in New York. I attended college in New Jersey and Georgia. I’ve celebrated 31 years of marriage with four wonderful children. I’ve been training in the Early Childcare business since I was five years old, when my grandmother opened her very own in-home childcare. I’ve followed that love for children and passion to teach ever since.

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

  • Danielle Thompson, Support Teacher

    Danielle Thompson

    Support Teacher

    I’m Danielle. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Michigan. I moved to Georgia in December 2019 where I got married to my best friend. I am the youngest of seven children and was raised by my grandparents. I have three cats named Annie, Tribbers, and Teemo. I love spaghetti carbonara. I have worked with children 7 years.

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

  • Darius Pitts, Preschool and Pre-K Support Teacher

    Darius Pitts

    Preschool and Pre-K Support Teacher

    I'm Mr.D. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have more than 15 years of experience as an Educator. I have worn many hats during my years working with students. I am also a fashion designer and stylist. My proudest moment in life was becoming a dad to a wonderful daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy DIY projects and trying new restaurants.

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


  • JoAnn Robertson, Lead Pre-K Teacher

    JoAnn Robertson

    Lead Pre-K Teacher

    I’m Joann. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am an only child who enjoys traveling and cooking. I have over 20 years in childcare, with a degree in Public Relations. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

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

  • Jocelyn Ollarvia, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Jocelyn Ollarvia

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    I’m Jocelyn. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am so excited to be at Primrose. I have been working in childcare for almost 20 years, the last 6 being exclusively with two year old's. I love this age because so much growth happens during this year. In my home life, I am a mom of a 17 year old daughter and an 11 year old dog named Bear. I am almost an "empty nester" and excited about that next stage of my life! My favorite food is tacos and my hometown is Chicago.

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

  • Julianne Granato, Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Julianne Granato

    Assistant Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I'm Julianne. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born in Marietta, but have lived in Woodstock, Canton, Buford, and Roswell. I have two older siblings, a sister who is 29 and a brother who is 26. I learned to love teaching through my mom, she taught at many schools for 20+ years. My first job was with her as her assistant. I have loved teaching ever since then!

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

  • Keashley Jackson, Assistant Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Keashley Jackson

    Assistant Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    I'm Keashley. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born in Demopolis, AL. I have a son who is six and he is my mini best friend. I have been a Toddler teacher for almost five years. I love kids. Teaching them and watching them grow is my favorite part. Each year, I see hope and possibility for each student that comes into the classroom. I am most excited about meeting new students and making special memories with them. Outside of work, I enjoy doing hair, taking long walks outside, and cooking. My favorite food is Dominican and seafood.

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

  • Lisa Breaux, Food Service Teacher

    Lisa Breaux

    Food Service Teacher

    I'm Lisa. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved to Marietta, GA in May 1998 with my husband Errol Breaux Sr. and my son Errol Breaux Jr. My son attended The Primrose School of East Lake. I started working at that school 23 years ago, and I have been working at Primrose ever since. I enjoy going to football games and eating seafood. Singing, dancing, and roller skating are a few things I love doing in my spare time when I am not spending it with my son. My favorite thing about working with children is hearing how excited they get to see me bringing their food and when passing them in the hallway asking me what is for lunch that day.

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

  • Lorna Rouse, Support Teacher

    Lorna Rouse

    Support Teacher

    I'm Lorna. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been working with children for seven years. I warn born in Chicago, IL which is where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education. I love Italian food and hiking with my family. I am most excited about watching the children explore and grow!

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

  • Melanny Maldonado Diaz, Support Teacher

    Melanny Maldonado Diaz

    Support Teacher

    I'm Melanny. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I'm from Puerto Rico and I moved to Georgia two years ago. I have a dog and her name is Meli, she is 3 years old. I am graduating soon as a biology major and plan to continue onto medical school to become a surgeon. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, kickboxing, and dancing. I have worked with children for one year and my favorite thing is making them smile and laugh.

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

  • Natalie Morales, Assistant Infant Teacher

    Natalie Morales

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I'm Ms.Natalie. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Puerto Rico. I moved to Georgia in 2010. I have two daughters who are 13 and 11. I have been married for 14 years. I have a dog that is a Maltipoo. I love the outdoors and my favorite food is Latin. I have been working with children for 5 years. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Each year I am excited to meet new children and make great memories.

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

  • Nadine McCall-Jones, Assistant Older Infant Teacher

    Nadine McCall-Jones

    Assistant Older Infant Teacher

    I’m Nadine. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Miami, FL and have been working with children for 20 years. My favorite food is pizza and I most enjoy shopping and spending time with family.

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

  • Natalie Stevenson, Support Teacher

    Natalie Stevenson

    Support Teacher

    I’m Natalie. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a Theater major at Kennesaw State University. I love going skydiving and playing paintball. On the weekends I like to explore parks. A fun fact is that my mom and my sister also both work in childcare.

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

  • Olivia Clark, Assistant Pre-K Teacher

    Olivia Clark

    Assistant Pre-K Teacher

    I’m Olivia. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am from Decatur, GA. I can't pick a favorite food because I have many favorites. On the weekend, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have worked in childcare for 6 years. I am most excited about seeing how much the children are willing to learn and looking forward to working with the parents to help prepare the children for Kindergarten.

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

  • Rachell Greely, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Rachell Greely

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I'm Rachell. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been with The Primrose School company for 7 years. I have my CDA, a Paraprofessional Certificate, and I am currently in school pursuing my degree in Elementary Education. My hometown is New Orleans and my favorite food is gumbo. I love finding new places to eat. In my free time, I enjoy shopping and traveling.

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

  • Rashelle Daniels, Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Rashelle Daniels

    Assistant Preschool Teacher

    I’m Rashelle. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a mom to two beautiful boys, Benjamin & Bernard. I have been in childcare for 15 years. I am excited to make learning fun and exciting! I can't wait to fill our days with love and laughter alongside the brilliant little minds of children. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

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

  • Samantha Lewis, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Samantha Lewis

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    I'm Samantha. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love Toddlers! I have over 15 years of experience in childcare and 13 of those years I have spent with Toddlers. Some parents call me the "Toddler Whisperer." In my home life, I am a mother to three girls. I love Mexican, Greek, and Soul food.

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

  • Sarah Marques, Support Teacher

    Sarah Marques

    Support Teacher

    I’m Sarah. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love to travel; it has always been a passion of mine. I love being around my family and spending time with them – they are my rock! I am shy, but after a while I start to feel more comfortable where I am. I enjoy going to church on Sunday and Wednesday. Being around kids always seems to lighten my day and make me smile. I have a niece and a nephew – they are my whole heart!

  • Shaina Smith, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Shaina Smith

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    I’m Shaina. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am the oldest of four children. I was born in Manhattan, NY and I moved to Atlanta, GA when I was in 5th grade. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been in childcare for 4 years. My favorite food is honey glazed salmon and on the weekends I love to relax.

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

  • Tracey Kannapinn, Assistant Food Service Teacher

    Tracey Kannapinn

    Assistant Food Service Teacher

    I’m Tracey. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love to cook and bake for my family and my fiance. I enjoy spending time with my son, Jackpot, who is a Yorkie Mix. I also have an African grey Parrot named Tecco. I love my animals like my children. I am most excited this year for being an Assistant Food Service Teacher where I get to cook and bake for my new little friends and teachers.

  • Zhanikia Lucdor, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Zhanikia Lucdor

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    I'm Zhanikia, but everyone calls me "Zee." I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Miami and I love burrito bowls. I am a newlywed and have no children yet of my own, but hope to one day as they are my passion. I have been working with children for almost seven years and I love every minute of it. In my down time, I practice yoga, dance and sing around the house, and spend time with my husband. I look forward to learning more about you and your family and being the stepping stone to further your child's education.

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

  • Veronica Stevenson, Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Veronica Stevenson

    Assistant Toddler Teacher

    I'm Veronica. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love to sing. I am somewhat artsy. I am open-minded and enjoy trying new things. My hometown is Hampton, VA. I enjoy hard boiled eggs. On the weekends, you can find me trying new Vegan Restaurants, hiking and going to the spa. I love to pamper myself!

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

  • John and Tara Fudge, Franchise Owner

    John and Tara Fudge

    Franchise Owners

    Meet John and Tara Fudge, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill. As residents of East Cobb and parents to four children, they are thrilled to bring the Primrose Experience of premier early childhood education and care to families in their local community.

    “When we had our first child, it was a challenge to find an early education program with a warm and nurturing environment along with an excellent curriculum,” said Tara. “When we stepped into a Primrose school, we were immediately drawn to the Balanced Learning® approach. We were so impressed how it provides children the chance to grow academically, socially and emotionally and incorporates character development lessons into daily classroom experiences.”

    The Fudges share the Primrose belief that who children become is just as important as what they know, and that belief guides them as they raise their three children. Their two youngest daughters, Penelope and Stella, currently attend Primrose School of East Cobb. Their eldest daughter and son, Kylie and Austin, attend one of the local elementary schools in East Cobb.

    “Having both worked corporate jobs since graduating college, Tara and I wanted to do something that would make a difference in our community,” said John. “As working parents ourselves, we know what a struggle it can be to entrust your children to someone else’s care. We want to ease that stress by providing a safe, fun learning environment for children to grow, giving parents the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are well-cared for and learning.”

    John’s parents instilled a love of learning early on in his life, which helped him discover his passion for volunteering with child-focused organizations. He will handle the day-to-day operations and management of the school to help instill that same love of learning in the students of his school. Prior to becoming a Franchise Owner, John worked as an engineer for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Atlanta. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Georgia State University. Tara earned a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from East Carolina University and is a licensed CPA. She will provide support for the school as she continues her career in finance working for a Fortune 100 company.

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