Primrose School at East Lake

Our Staff

  • Ms. Becky Artemis, Owner

    Ms. Becky Artemis

    Owner

    Hello! My name is Becky Artemis and I look forward to providing a warm and caring learning environment through developing trust, security, and loving relationships with children, parents and my Primrose team. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, with 20+ years’ experience in Business Management, I now reside in Marietta, Georgia as the Owner of Primrose East Lake! When I’m not at Primrose I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Bella. As my daughter was growing up, my favorite children’s book to read to her was Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Billy the Duck is my favorite Primrose Character as we both love to “quack” along to the tunes on the radio! I'm most excited about continuing to grow with both our current and new families! If you ever need to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or stop by!

  • Ms. Savannah Dysart, Center Director

    Ms. Savannah Dysart

    Center Director

    Hello! My name is Savannah Dysart and I look forward to helping support and guide my Primrose team in creating a nurturing, positive learning environment for our students, as well as developing trusted relationships with our Primrose families and staff. I currently reside in Cartersville, Georgia and come to Primrose East Lake with 6 delightful years of Primrose experience both in and out of the classroom. When I’m not at the school I enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling to new places, and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite food is spaghetti, and my favorite children’s book is Milk Goes to School by Terry Border. My favorite Primrose Friend is Benjamin the Bear because we both share a love for science and being outdoors. I’m most excited about working with our team to ensure the children, families, and staff all receive the best Primrose experience. If you ever need to get in touch, please don't hesitate to call, email, or stop by!


  • Ms. Kourtney Booker

    Assistant Director
  • Ms. Carmen Perez, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Carmen Perez

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Carmen Perez and working as the Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom is my passion! Originally from the Dominican Republic, I moved here with 4 ½ years’ experience in early childhood education 12 years ago and have been with Primrose East Lake ever since. When I’m not in the classroom, I love spending time with my family. My favorite food is any type of pasta, and my favorite children’s book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr. My favorite Primrose Friend is Libby the Lamb because we both have a passion for listening to the children speak, and ensuring each child has a voice. What excites me the most is watching the infants grow, reach milestones, and develop his and her own personality – that is the best part about my job!


  • Ms. Shannon Miranda, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Shannon Miranda

    Infant Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Shannon Miranda and I am so happy to be a part of the team in the Infant classroom! I am originally from Kissimmee, Florida, but moved to Georgia with my family and have been pursing my career path as a teacher since. I have been with Primrose East Lake for almost 2 years now. My favorite weekend activities include writing stories and reading a good book. My favorite foods are mac & cheese and cookies, and my favorite children’s book is The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. My favorite Primrose Friend is Katie the Cat because we both love to teach the children how to share and care for one another. What I’m most excited about this year is gaining more experience within the classroom and helping to guide the children along their learning path!

  • Ms. Sharmila Shrestha, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Sharmila Shrestha

    Infant Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Sharmila Shrestha and I am so happy to be working with the babies in the Infant room! I am originally from Lalitpur, Nepal and there I obtained my Proficiency Certificate in Architectural Engineering. When I moved to Georgia, I found a love for children and have been with Primrose East Lake since! When I’m not at the school, I love to spend time with my family and friends. My favorite food is Tom Yan (Thai Food), and my favorite children’s story is Jack and the Bean Stalk! My favorite Primrose Friend is Erwin the Dog because we both love to paint, draw, and create art! What I’m most excited about this year is watching the infants grow and learn!

  • Ms. Irene Wizzard, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Irene Wizzard

    Infant Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Irene Wizzard and I love working in the Infant classroom! I am originally from Jamaica, and am a mother, as well as a grandmother of five. My favorite food is salmon and salad, and my favorite book to read to the children is Animal Noises because it helps them learn all the different sounds animals make. When I’m not at the school I enjoy ministering to people and attending church. My favorite Primrose character is Og the Bookworm because we both love to care for others. What excites me most about this school year is being a part of the Primrose family!

  • Ms. Monyel Sanders

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Shari Jeter, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shari Jeter

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Shari Jeter and I am happy to provide a safe, clean, healthy food service environment as the on-site Chef at Primrose East Lake. I have been with Primrose East Lake for 15 years and have three children of my own. When I’m not at the school, I enjoy spending time with my children. My favorite food is fried chicken, and my favorite children’s book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. My favorite Primrose Friend is Percy the Rooster because we both love to provide wisdom and cheerful direction in order to set a good example to the rest of my Primrose team. I’m most excited about helping little bodies grow with the healthy meals provided to them!

  • Ms. Shakira Holcombe, Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Ms. Shakira Holcombe

    Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    My name is Shakira Holcombe and I come to Primrose East Lake with 5 years of Early Childhood Education experience. I currently am pursuing my degree in Special Education at Western Governors University. My favorite food is lobster, and my favorite weekend activity is exercising. My favorite children’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr.Seuss and the Primrose character that I relate to the most is Mia the Mouse because I love thumbs up outside activities. What I am most excited about this school year is to nurture, educate and explore with my EPS students!

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

  • Ms. Michelle Rogers, Pre-School I Lead Teacher

    Ms. Michelle Rogers

    Pre-School I Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Michelle Rogers and it has been such a delight to be the lead teacher of the Preschool I classroom for the past 9 years! I am originally from Dillon, South Carolina and came to Primrose East Lake with my Child Development Associate and 18 years’ experience in the classroom. When I’m not in the classroom, I love spending time with my family and going shopping! My favorite children’s books are the Pete the Cat books by James Dean and Eric Litwin, and my favorite food is pasta! My favorite Primrose Friend is Percy the Rooster because we both have a passion for being fun-loving and going above and beyond to care for the children. What excites me the most about this year is helping the children learn, and watching to see how far they progress in their assessments as well as in their character development.


  • Ms. Roslyn Thomas, Preschool I Support Teacher

    Ms. Roslyn Thomas

    Preschool I Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Roslyn Thomas and I love working in the Preschool I classroom with all our spunky 3-year-old’s! Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I moved to Georgia and have had the pleasure of obtaining my Child Development Associate and have been working in the early childhood field for over 20 years. When I’m not in the classroom, you can find me spending time with my family! My favorite food is chicken and mushroom pizza, and my favorite children’s book is David Goes to School by David Shannon. My favorite Primrose Friend is Billy the Duck because we both believe in keeping promises both in the classroom and out. What excites me most about this year is getting to know all our students and their families!

  • Ms. Tamara Hutchins, Pre-School II Lead Teacher

    Ms. Tamara Hutchins

    Pre-School II Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Tamara Hutchins and I have had the pleasure of being the lead teacher in Preschool II for 21 years at Primrose East Lake! My hometown is Marietta, Georgia and I came to Primrose with 4 years’ experience in the classroom. I currently have my Equivalent Child Development Associate. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy bowling, going to the movies, and visiting my daughter who currently attends the University of Georgia! My favorite children’s books are the Pete the Cat books by James Dean and Eric Litwin, and my favorite foods include hot wings, fruit, candy and chocolate! My favorite Primrose Friend is Libby the Lamb because we both believe in fairness and agree that everyone should have a voice. What I’m most excited about this year is working with my preschoolers to ensure they meet their milestones and are ready for Pre-K!

  • Ms Amanda Sokol, Pre K 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms Amanda Sokol

    Pre K 1 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello! My name is Amanda Sokol. I moved to GA with my two children from my hometown of Sacramento, California. I currently have my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and have had a pleasure of working with young children for over 10 years now and I have been working at Primrose East lake since 2018. When I am not teaching, I love hiking and going to the park with my family! My favorite food is fresh fruit, and my favorite Children's book is "Harold and the Purple Crayon", by Crockett Johnson. The Primrose Friend I relate to the most is OG the Bookwork, because we both have a big, caring heart and love to give hugs! What excites me the most about this year is working with my Pre-K team to ensure all our students are ready for Kindergarten next year!

  • Ms. Sonali Vaidya, Pre-K I Support Teacher

    Ms. Sonali Vaidya

    Pre-K I Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Sonali Vaidya and I love working with the children in the Pre-K I classroom! I am originally form Ahmedabad, India and have my master’s in microbiology and my bachelor’s in education. I have been working with Primrose East Lake for 6 years now as the support Pre-K I teacher! When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy embroidering and taking long rides in the car. My favorite children’s book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. My favorite Primrose Friend is Peanut the Pony because we both believe that honesty is the best policy! What I’m most excited about is helping to prepare the children for Kindergarten!


  • Ms. Renee Williams, Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Ms. Renee Williams

    Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Renee Williams and I am so excited to be the lead teacher of the Pre-K II classroom! I am originally from Upland, Pennsylvania. Over the course of 4 years, I have had the pleasure of working with middle school aged children, and pre-k aged children in multiple states. I currently have my Bachelor of Science in both Hospitality Management and Middle Grade Education. On the weekends, I love camping, hiking, cooking, biking, and kayaking! My favorite children's book is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein and I love all the Little Critters books. My favorite Primrose Friend is Benjamin the Bear because we both love being active outdoors! What excites me most about this year is helping the children read their first words!

  • Ms. Shabana Husain, Pre-K II Support Teacher

    Ms. Shabana Husain

    Pre-K II Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Shabana Husain and I love working with the children in Pre-K II! Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, I moved to Georgia with my Bachelor of Arts. I have had the pleasure of working in childhood education for 22 years. When I’m not in the classroom, I love relaxing, going out to dinner, and spending time with my family and friends! My favorite type of food is Iranian food, and my favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My favorite Primrose Friend is Peanut the Pony because we both believe honesty is the best policy! I’m most excited about making another year of memories with the precious children in my classroom!

  • Ms. Rebecca Kenny

    Explorers Teacher
  • Ms. Asia Rose, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Asia Rose

    Explorers Teacher

    My name is Asia Rose. I wanted to tell you a little about myself!

    I am originally from Brooklyn, NY. I was a camp counselor and an assistant teacher for kindergarten and 2nd grade. I am working on my bachelors in Early Childhood Education. My favorite food is sea food and Jamaican food. My favorite weekend activity is to paint and watch YouTube videos. My favorite children’s book is the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin, Jr . The Primrose character that I relate myself most to is Erwin the Dog. I relate to Erwin because building meaningful bonds is important to me as well as understanding the value of friendship. What I am most excited about this school year is creating new memories and building meaningful bonds with the students.

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

  • Ms. Susan Wallace

    Food Nutrition Specialist
  • Becky and Bill Artemis

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of East Lake!

    I have been the proud Director at Primrose School at East Lake since 2017 and Bill is the on-site nutrition specialist. We are now the proud owners Becky, and Bill Artemis! We have enjoyed getting to know all our families and children and so proud of our school! We are continued to be amazed at the Primrose approach to education, while providing a nurturing environment for our children.

    We are the parents to one daughter who is now grown. We understand the difficulty of finding childcare where parents can feel good about entrusting their care to someone else.I am impressed everyday with the Primrose Balance Learning Curriculum and we love knowing that we are helping to create a solid foundation in the early education of children.Since family is extremely important to us, we moved to Georgia over 3 years ago to be near them.Bill has his Paramedicine degree from Columbus State College and Becky attended the Ohio State University and the University of Nevada for Business. We both understand the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment in this current climate.

    Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning Approach.Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion.We deliver more than a curriculum; it is a life changing early learning experience for children and their families.We are excited to meet you and your family.

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