Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Evergreen

Our Staff

  • Miss Geranny, Center Director

    Miss Geranny

    Center Director

    Hello! My name is Miss. Geranny and I am super excited to be a part of the Primrose family. I have been working with children for over 10 years and it has been worth every second! At a young age, I always knew I wanted to make a difference in a child’s life. I began by starting to babysit children in my neighborhood and then eventually started working in preschools and afterschool programs.

    My passion for working with children led me to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Child Development at San Jose State University. Currently, I am working on receiving my Master’s so I can further pursue my dream in making that impact in a child’s life. Seeing that little spark in a child’s eyes when they learn something new or when they start to trust you is what I look forward to.

     

  • Miss Anna, Assistant Director

    Miss Anna

    Assistant Director

    My name is Anna Yin and I have been in the early childhood field since early 2017. Before I became a preschool teacher I was a babysitter for children from the ages of 6 months to 12 years old. This allowed me to gain experience with all ages and adapt to family routines, communicate with parents and have a closer bond with the children in my care. I earned my bachelor’s degree in child development at San Jose State University. As I gain more experience as a preschool teacher I would like to return to school to obtain my Master’s Degree in Education. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy seeing the excitement in children’s faces as they learn. I believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment with age appropriate materials, that allows children to reach milestones at their own pace. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach and cooking!

  • Miss Vaishali, Education Coach

    Miss Vaishali

    Education Coach

    Hello! My name is Vaishali. I have been working with children for over 5 years now. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy being around young children and watching them learn through their curiosity. I feel blessed to have one of the most fun and rewarding jobs out there. I am excited to be a part of Primrose and create a thriving learning experience with you and your family.

  • Miss Danielle, Admissions Coordinator

    Miss Danielle

    Admissions Coordinator

    Hi! My name is Ms. Danielle, I have been working with children for many years now, ages 18 months to 16 years. I have my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State and also hold my California Site Supervisor permit as well. I have two boys of my own who are crazy active and very fun. I have worked as a teacher in both a private preschool as well as a Head Start. I am excited to start my journey here at Primrose School of Evergreen!

  • Chef Gina, Food Service Teacher

    Chef Gina

    Food Service Teacher

    Hello, my name is Gina. I live in Morgan Hill, CA. have always enjoyed being around children. I have three children of my own, two sons and a daughter. I have mentored, problem solved, and manage multiple schedules while raising my children. I enjoyed being in the classroom setting and volunteering in my childrens classroom while they were growing up. Now that they have all grown up, I continue to want to be in the classroom and help students grow and learn.

  • Chef Gerri, Food Service Teacher

    Chef Gerri

    Food Service Teacher

    Hello! My name is Geraldina, but everyone calls me Gerri. I have lived in San Jose my whole life and have been cooking professional for over 10 years. I am a mommy of two boys and in my spare time I enjoy playing board games with my family and I love to go dancing with friends. I am passionate about helping encourage children to try new foods and make nutritious choices.

  • Miss Alyssa, Infant Teacher

    Miss Alyssa

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Alyssa L. I am excited to start my new journey as a teacher here at Primrose school. I have been working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers for 7 years. I enjoy working with little ones. Watching them grow is truly amazing. Knowing I helped in their growth makes being a teacher much more meaningful. 

     

  • Miss Hatice, Infant Teacher

    Miss Hatice

    Infant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Hatice Yenikaya, I am from Turkey. Previously, I was an arts and language teacher in a Turkish School. I was also a Child Care Development Intern at DeAnza College. I have an AA degree from DeAnza and have also taken Business Management and painting classes. My favorite foods are Manti (Turkish Ravioli), Lahmacun and Chinese Food. My favorite weekend activities are picnicking, walking, relaxing, getting bubble tea and shopping.

  • Miss Angelina, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Angelina

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi my name is Angelina ! I was born and raised in San Jose, Ca. I’m just starting my career with children and working on completing my degree. Ever since I was a small child, I would play school with my cousins and I would always want to be the teacher. Now I get to wake up everyday and be the teacher to all my little friends! I am so excited to create everlasting relationships with them all! If I’m not at work,  I’m hanging out with my daughter and family. I love to cook and I love Disneyland!

  • Miss Dallana, Toddler

    Miss Dallana

    Toddler

    ​​Hello, my name is Dallana. I have been working with children for 3 years and I absolutely love it. I am currently enrolled in DeAnza, where I am pursuing a degree in child development. My goal is to become an elementary school teacher. I like nature, dancing and reading. I am looking forward to teaching at Primrose School of Evergreen! 

     

  • Miss Rebeca, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Rebeca

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Rebeca Montelongo. I’m a mother of four kids and I love my family. I love to cook and spend time watching movies with them. My hobbies are reading and exercise. I studied accounting and administration at UMSNH in Mexico. I also took child development and growth classes at San Jose City College. I love working with children and I feel very grateful to be a part of their first stages of life. I have the honor of being part of the team at Primrose Evergreen school.

  • Miss Christina, Young Toddler Teacher

    Miss Christina

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Christina! I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I am currently a 4th year at San Jose State and my major is Child and Adolescent Development. I love working and being around children. Outside of work, I love being around friends, shopping and eating. I am excited to be starting at Primrose School of Evergreen and can't wait to get closer to the children, parents and staff.

  • Miss Laura, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Laura

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Laura Wallinger. I am a mom, daughter, sister and aunt. Growing up I wanted to be a teacher and had a passion to work with children. I love going on cruises and going to Disneyland. My favorite color is teal. I believe everyday is a new day and there is something positive about each day. I am most excited to get to know the new students.

  • Miss Bimlesh, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Bimlesh

    Toddler Teacher

    My name is Bimlesh. I will be working with our youngest learners, helping each child progress in all areas of their development.

    I’m a mother of 3 children. I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family.

    I look forward to working together with you in your child’s growth and development and to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment.

  • Miss Vivian, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Vivian

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Vivian Nguyen. I am excited to start my childcare journey here at Primrose Evergreen. I've just recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University. I grew up with a big family and have spent many days surrounded by children. I’ve lived in San Jose my entire life. Once I am ready to return to get my Master's, it would probably be for Special Education. I spend a lot of my free time reading and catching up with friends and TV shows. I’m super excited to be a part of your child’s educational and developmental journey!

     

  • Miss Davina, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Davina

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Davina and I have been in the childcare industry for 3 years. I started babysitting at a young age and continued after high school. It was then that I knew I loved working and being around children. I love watching them grow and explore new things. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I also enjoy quarter collecting and making delicious smoothies. At Primrose, I look forward to meeting new friends and families, as well as learning and growing as a teacher.

  • Miss Abigail, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Abigail

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi there! I’m Miss Abby. I have a minor in Child and Adolescent Development. I graduated from San Jose State University where I gained experience working as a teacher assistant in the SJSU Child Development Center. My first job, at 16 years old was coaching 18 months to 9 year olds soccer while focusing on their developmental milestones. My major is Kinesiology, but I decided to pause my journey as a physical therapist to continue my love for working with children. I have a baby boy who is soon to turn 1. I’m so excited to embark on my new journey at Primrose! 
     

  • Miss Jaya, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Jaya

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Jaya. I’m excited to join the Primrose team

    I love helping children learn social and emotional skills while engaging their curiosity and imaginative minds. I professionally worked as an infant and preschool teacher for 6 years. I have two wonderful children with my husband of 25 years.

    In my spare time, you can find me planting flowers, fruits, and veggies in my garden or running around with my little pandemic puppy, Mochi.

  • Miss Jasmine, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Jasmine

    Early Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello! My name is Jasmine. I am from the Philippines. I come from a family of teachers, starting with my grandmother, father, and my sister. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching Preschool for over 6 years, and I’m very excited and happy to be a part of the Primrose Family.

    I really love to see how kids grow, explore, and discover new things and learn. Being a part of their learning journey, seeing them happy, and watching them grow as a whole (Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts) are some of the best and most fulfilling aspects of being a teacher.

    In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and bonding with my family and friends.

     

  • Miss Mansi, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Mansi

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I am Mansi. This is my 2nd year of teaching 2’s and 3’s. My journey started as volunteering in my son's school. During that time, I realized that I really like being around kids. I love spending time with my family when I am not in my classroom. I love tea, teaching, travelling and cooking. I received my masters and bachelors in commerce from India. Now I am continuing my education in early childhood. Making a difference in each child’s life and helping families with respect is rewarding in itself. My passion for serving kids made me realize I am in the right place. I love having fun classes with learning and enjoying the day.

  • Miss Vijaya, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Miss Vijaya

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Vijaya! I am super excited and very proud to be a Primrose teacher. I have a Bachelor's degree in Science Biology. I also have a certificate of achievement in child development and have more than 10 years of teaching experience. I can help children to develop physically, emotionally, and socially. I believe each child is unique ! I love to read stories and have the children participate in music and movements. I love watching the children grow and encouraging children to follow their interest.

    In my free time, I love to watch movies, listen to music, hiking, and traveling with my family. My favorite food I love to eat is Pizza!

  • Miss Stephanie, Preschool Pathways

    Miss Stephanie

    Preschool Pathways

    Hello, my name is Stephanie Tejeda, I am the oldest of 6 younger siblings, I have two sisters and 4 brothers. I attended Yerba Buena High School and graduated in 2016. After high school, I attended San Jose City College, graduated in 2021 with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development with Certificates in levels 1-3. I’m thankful for this opportunity of being able to work with children. I love to travel with friends and family, having me time relaxing, going to the nail salon and hair salon. I am looking forward to learning from my fellow teachers in classrooms, getting to know the children and preparing for conferences with the parents. 

  • Miss Kassandra, Preschool Pathways

    Miss Kassandra

    Preschool Pathways

     Hi there! I’m Kassandra, I’ve been working with young children for over 5 years and counting! First as an ABA therapist for young children with special needs and now as a preschool teacher. I am very excited and grateful to be part of the Primrose team and am looking forward to getting to know each child and family. Working with young children is a passion of mine. My favorite part is how silly I get to be with the children as it helps me connect to my own inner child. I’m looking forward to learning and growing with you all.

  • Miss Julie, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Miss Julie

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello my name is Julie Reyes! I am excited to call Primrose School my new home.I have been teaching for 13 years. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Watching them learn and grow is such an amazing experience. I can actually say I love coming to work because every day is a new learning experience.

  • Miss Shania, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Shania

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Shania Madrilejos. I have been working with children ever since high school as a tutor, teacher assistant, camp leader and associate teacher for infants, toddlers, twos, and preschool. I will be earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development Prep. for Teaching in Spring 2021 at San Jose State University.

    Being a teacher has been a passion of mine. I love seeing the children’s happy faces whenever they learn something new. I love knowing that a simple interaction with them makes a difference in their development. I admire their curiosity and excitement with the little things around them.

    In my free time, I enjoy tending to my plants, journaling, and watching shows.

  • Miss Alyssa, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Alyssa

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello! My name is Alyssa, I'm from San Jose. I recently graduated from California State University of East Bay with a B.A. in Sociology and Minor in Human Development. I've had many work experiences and internship opportunities to work with children in a classroom setting and in summer camps. I'm currently working towards receiving my teaching credentials, in wanting to make teaching my life long career. During my free time, I love spending time with my son and family. I'm so excited to be starting at Primrose School of Evergreen and I can't wait to meet all the students and families.

  • Miss Lopa, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Lopa

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi, My name is Lopa Parekh and I am glad to be a part of the Primrose Evergreen School. After doing my ECE units from DeAnza college, I have pursued my passion of working with small children for the past 5 years. I was a very active parent with both of my kids' elementary schools and have volunteered as a Project Cornerstone parent for over 5 years. In my spare time, I like gardening, rock painting, watching movies and going for walks.

    NEVER STOP LEARNING BECAUSE LIFE NEVER STOPS TEACHING.


     

  • Miss Gina, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Gina

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Gina. I’ve lived in San Jose, CA all my life. In my free time, I enjoy trips to the beach or a hike in the redwoods with my family. I have 9 years of experience with children. After taking a break to be with my own children, I’ve returned to the classroom. I look forward to working with Primrose of Evergreen.

  • Miss Asha, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Asha

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi, I am Ashamol Kattakayam. I was born and raised in India. I graduated from MG University in Kerala and majored in World History. I came to the US after I got married and I have a son who is studying at UC Davis. I am looking forward to teaching at Primrose School of Evergreen.

  • Miss Linda, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Linda

    Preschool Teacher

    I am very excited to be joining the Primrose family. I can’t wait to learn more about your child, but first I would like to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in the Bay Area and attended college at California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Child Development. I have been teaching preschool for over 8 years and have worked with mixed-aged groups from infants through preschool. The majority of my experience has been in a Bilingual Mandarin School, Bilingual Mandarin Montessori, and Corporate Childcare. My favorite pastimes are spending time with my husband and our two year old daughter, love cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, hot yoga, traveling, and the great outdoors! The best thing about being a teacher is building relationships with my students and families. I look forward to our preschool adventure with you this year.

     

  • Miss Sandhya, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Sandhya

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Sandhya Sheshadri. I am from Bangalore, India. I am a proud mother of two curious kids. Though I am an MBA (Finance) graduate, I am passionate about working with children as I get to be a child again! The beauty and purity of a child’s innocence is what keeps me look forward to work as a teacher. I have my Early Childhood Education credentials, from Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.
    I am passionate about knowing myself better everyday. I speak English, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Tamil. According to me, learning happens when the child is happy and feels safe in an environment. The best part of being a teacher is to see the glow on a child’s face when they learn something new by themselves. Every child is different, and I will do my best in providing care and nurture to your child. I always feel connected to children.

    According to me, teachers and parents should work together to bring the best in every child. It is my honor to say that I am a teacher for your child at this prestigious institution “Primrose School of Evergreen.” I am as enthusiastic to work with your children as to work with you!
    Talk to you soon!

  • Miss Frency, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Frency

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello I am Frency Panimayam! Mom of a 12 year old boy. I hold a Masters of Philosophy degree in Arts and ECE units with over 7 years of experience working with 3-5 years old children. 

    "Teachers truly have a gift of influencing lives inside and outside the classroom" I strongly believe in the transformative power of education and the positive impact teachers can have on the lives of the students. 

    My dynamic and engaging classroom environment not only captures their attention but also fosters a positive and enjoyable learning atmosphere.

    I love inspiring young minds and in my journey as teacher, passion and enthusiasm are contagious.

  • Miss Maheshwari, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Maheshwari

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hi! My name is Maheshwari Ramamurthy. I have two son’s, one is in first grade and the other is in fifth grade. I have two years of experience working at a school. Over the weekend, I spend a lot of time gardening. I love exploring new places and traveling! Excited for the new school year at Primrose.

  • Miss Bell, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Bell

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Kathryn Bell is a teacher and artist originally from Moorpark in Southern California. She graduated from Moorpark Community College in 2004 with a degree in Liberal Arts then attended San Jose State and graduated with a B.A. in Pictorial Arts (painting) in 2008.

    Ms. Bell has been working with children in various capacities for 21 years. After graduation she grew her experience and became a Master Teacher and a Curriculum and Training Specialist. Her interests and training focus on outdoor classrooms and nature based curriculum. She is excited to return to the classroom and work hands on with the children at Primrose.

    In addition to her work as an educator for Primrose Ms. Bell also creates from her art studio in downtown San Jose and has a passion for curating gallery showings and organizing large scale public art installations and murals. She looks forward to encouraging her students to discover and develop new skills through play and their imaginations!

  • Miss Khyati, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Khyati

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Khyati Shah and I am very excited to be teaching at Primrose. I am originally from Gujarat, India and moved to California in 2000 with my husband. We have two beautiful children, 17 and 22 years old. I completed my credentials from San Jose City College and have been teaching for the past 7 years. I am most excited to get to know the new students in my classroom as well as learn from my fellow teachers. I hope to aid in creating a fulfilling experience for all my students. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and going on hikes to spend time with my family and friends. I also love doing arts and crafts. 

  • Miss Lina, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Lina

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! I’m Lina Alolabi. I am a mother of three wonderful kids. I started working as a teacher four years ago with second graders, then I worked with preschoolers for two years. That’s when I found out how much I love working with children. I continued working with them and now I’m trying to improve my skills and education. I started taking ECE courses because I am planning to obtain a certificate. I believe that every child is a unique individual with limitless potential. My teaching approach focuses on a fun and inclusive classroom while children can explore, learn and grow at their own pace. I am thrilled to be a part of Primrose School of Evergreen where I get to be a guide and friend to these bright minds. Together, we embark on a delightful adventure, building the foundation for a lifetime of learning. When I’m. not in the classroom, you can find me drinking my coffee, walking and enjoying quality time with family and friends. Glad to be part of your team!

  • Miss Ruby, Explorers Teacher

    Miss Ruby

    Explorers Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ruby Herrera. Here is a little bit about me. I love playing the piano during my free
    time. I've played since I was 4 years old. I enjoy going on hikes when the weather is right. I am
    also a very family oriented person, who loves spreading positivity. Above all I love dancing for my
    church and being a part of the dance ministry at Cathedral of Faith.

  • Miss Aixi, Explorers Teacher

    Miss Aixi

    Explorers Teacher

    Hello Everyone, My name is Ms. Aixi. I am so happy to continue my loving career in Primrose School Evergreen. I have teaching experience from infants to pre-teens both in the private owned and public school for over 10 years. Cooking, dancing, and learning drawing are my hobbies. I am here to enlighten your child development with a brighter future, as your smile is my smile!

  • Miss Diana, Infant Teacher

    Miss Diana

    Infant Teacher

     Hi families, my name is Ms. Diana! I am excited to meet all of you and start my new journey here at Primrose and help your little ones expand their learning. I have been working with children as young as two months through pre-teens! I have my Child Development and knowledge through Evergreen Valley College and Saddleback, with past child experience from VillaSports Athletic Club & Spa, as well as ABA therapy for families through ALP and nannying. I enjoy going to the beach, trying new foods, and of course Starbucks!    

  • Miss Elaine, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Elaine

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Elaine Luong! I have worked with children for 7 years and they bring so much joy to me with all that they learn. I have a double AA, one in Child Development and one in Liberal Studies. I also have a BA in child and adolescent and a MA degree in Education. I love to spend time with family and friends in my free time. I’m so excited to embark on my new journey at Primrose!

  • Miss Anjali, Teacher

    Miss Anjali

    Teacher

    Hello! My name is Anjali Kasula and I am so excited to be starting at Primrose! My passion has always been thrilled to start my career with such a bright and fun filled school. Some of my hobbies include drawing and painting whenever I find time and just exploring the Bay Area. I am excited to see all the projects the children create throughout the school year. I’m looking forward to this year at Primrose! 

     

  • Bejal & Mohit Patel, Franchise Owner

    Bejal & Mohit Patel

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Evergreen!

    Meet the Patels – Bejal and Mohit,  This family takes great pride in introducing the Primrose School of Evergreen – a premier preschool nestled in a heritage building on a spacious 1.7-acre lot committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children. Their family’s legacy of providing high-quality education led them to open their Primrose school.

    An engineer by profession, Mohit has earned a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Bioinformatics where he graduated with honors. In his career previously, he went from supporting various military agencies to managing a team for a multi-billion dollar company. His wife Bejal, has completed her Masters in Communications from the prestigious Manipal University. She is an enthusiastic communications specialist with experience in Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Branding and Media Analyst for many Fortune 500 companies.

    Having attended a boarding school at the age of 5, Bejal realized the struggle her parents faced while looking for a school that would give her a well-rounded start to the journey of learning. Since then, she is a stickler for high-quality education and is passionate about providing an environment that fosters all aspects of a students’ development. Since both came from families who laid integral importance to academics, Mohit turned his personal and business focus to education to make their dream come true.

     When they saw the curriculum in action, they realized how the program naturally instills curiosity in children by helping them develop a strong foundation and love for future learning by practicing concepts in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as part of the Balanced Learning ®approach, which combines purposeful play with nurturing guidance. 

    Living in the epicenter of tech economy where most schools follow an aggressive academic-based curriculum the Patels recognized a need for high-quality early education in the Bay Area. Since children here often feel the pressure to succeed academically, the Balanced Learning approach will help instill a true lifelong joy for learning in children. Primrose encourages a child to be a child by focusing on building children’s confidence and independence, so they feel comfortable venturing out, exploring on their own and asking questions – all of which help them develop a love of learning they take with them into elementary school and beyond.

    The Patels want to provide parents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are well-cared for while receiving a high-quality early education. They will each put their passion for lifelong learning, education and their business backgrounds to use in their school.

    We are delighted to provide unique learning experiences to the youngest citizens of the Silicon Valley.

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