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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.
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!
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.
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!
Hello! My name is Chef Lana. I am the food service teacher and I am very excited to be joining the Primrose School of Evergreen team! I bring with me my love of creative cooking, promotion of love for healthy foods and the passion of making a difference in the lives of children.
I previously worked as a sous chef for a few different catering companies. I also volunteered to help prepare food for those who were displaced during the Santa Rosa Fires in 2017.
I am a former preschool teacher, and I also have been working with children in the school district sector for ten years.
Along with cooking, I like to be in my garden, on my bike, or boogie boarding at the beach.
I will do my part to ensure your child will learn a love for eating healthy foods.
Hi, my name is Ms. Alyssa. I have recently entered daycare, but have always had a passion for kids as I come from a big family. I love to watch Disney movies, go to the beach and spend time with friends and family. I am currently attending school to pursue my bachelor’s degree. I am very excited for my journey at Primrose and hope to create a great relationship with all of the families here.
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.
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.
Hello, my name is Gurpreet Kaur and my nickname is Pammi. I am extremely happy and excited to be a part of the Primrose family. I love teaching and taking care of children, it brings me a lot of happiness and peace of mind. I have been teaching children since I was in high school. The reason why I love teaching kids is because they are pure souls and they tend to teach us more than we can teach them. I am looking forward to contributing my knowledge and learning as much as I can while working at Primrose family.
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.
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.
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!
Hello, I am Inderpreet, and I go by the name Preet for short. I am lucky to be part of Primrose School.
I have a passion for teaching and relish the excitement and happiness when kids learn new things. I am pursuing ECE courses from San Jose City College and applying it to practice every day. Prior to joining Primrose, I volunteered as Project Corner Stone ABC reader for Evergreen school district. I believe every child has its own pace of learning and we need to support them.
I enjoy cooking, listening music and spending time with my family. I reside in Evergreen, San Jose. I am happily married and have a 10-year-old son.
I look forward to meaningful contributions to growth of children.
Thank you Primrose Family.
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.
Hello I am Ms. Haydee! I have one beautiful baby girl and she is the light of my life! I love interior decorating and shopping for the cutest baby girl clothes. I come from a small family, I have two brothers and one sister. I spend most of my weekends with my family and with my own little family, (daughter and fiancé.) I could not be where I am at in life without them. They are my number one support and I love the dearly. My favorite stores to shop at is Target, Hobby Lobby, and Amazon! Is Amazon considered a store? It most definitely is! I have worked with children for 6 years, almost 7 years! I love watching Christmas movies, even in the middle of summer, they bring me joy and Christmas is the best time of the year! I have my AA Degree in Child Development and my BA Degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Currently working on my MA Degree in Special Education and Research Seminars, I have one year left! It goes by quick! I love to eat cheese pizza, potstickers, chic-fil-a, and street tacos. My favorite fruit is strawberries and mangos, they are so refreshing!
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!
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.
Hello everyone! My name is Allyssa and I’m so glad to have joined the Primrose team. I have always had a love for children for as long as I can remember. Recently, I have graduated from Sacramento State with a B.A. in Early Childhood Development. I worked at a Montessori school for 2 years while in college and I’m excited to start my new journey at Primrose.
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!
Hello, my name is Tenise Boyd and I joined Primrose School of Evergreen family in March 2022. I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and I have my Bachelors degree in Integrated Studies with a concentration in Teaching Profession and a minor in English from George Mason University. I have been in the childcare field for 4 years now and my favorite part about teaching is seeing the moment when children understand something by themselves for the first time. I have a love for good books/comics, playing video games/ D&D and watching cartoons and anime.
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.
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.
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.
Hi! My name is Miss Linda, and I am very excited to be joining the Primrose family! I am thrilled to be your child’s new teacher and look forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! 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. Aside from being a preschool teacher, I have been a youth counselor for elementary students and a Director for a non-profit organization of over 25 years working to provide community service across the Bay Area and in Vietnam. I believe in preserving one’s culture, increasing diversity and creating social change in our community. 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.
“Teaching is a work of heart”
Hi! My name is Miss Ashley and I am beyond excited to be joining the Primrose family. I grew up in San Jose and recently graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development. My focus is in early childhood education. My love for working with children grew through watching all of my nieces and nephews grow up. Seeing their eyes light up when mastering a new skill warms my heart and I cannot wait for those moments when interacting with children here at Primrose. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I recently adopted a kitten named Doja, so a majority of my time has been spent with her and my dog, Mojo. I also enjoy traveling, discovering new restaurants, and watching TV shows and movies.
Hello! My name is Caitlyn Ofalla-Hernando. I have been working with children of various ages for about seven years. Every student I have come across has inspired me to be better every day. I hope I can do the same for the new generation, and I cannot wait to learn and grow with them.
My educational background mostly revolves around child development: I received an Associate of Arts degree in Child Development at Evergreen Valley College, then moved on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology concentrated in Child/Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University. I plan to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and later become a licensed child/adolescent therapist or a school counselor.
In my free time, I usually walk, train, and play with my dog, Koda. I also love and value spending quality time with my loved ones.
My name is Jasmin and I am from San Jose. I received my AA Degree in Liberal Art from DeAnza and am currently pursuing my Bachelors Degree from ASU online. I have been working with children for over 8 years and have found a real passion in teaching preschool. I am excited to learn the Primrose way and teach your little ones! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book or taking a trip to Disneyland!
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!
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.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics and Statistics. I joined the teaching profession because I love working and helping children. It brings me immense satisfaction that I can make a difference in the lives of children. I feel a sense of fulfillment when childrens’ eyes light up in response to the new thing(s) that I teach. Not only do I feel a sense of pride to see them succeed, but it also reinforces and strengthens my belief and commitment to the early education of children. Indeed this is where I belong; early childhood education is not a profession but a passion for me.
I have been a Pre-school and a Pre-K teacher since 2010. I have experience tutoring higher grade kids also. I have had the opportunity to live in three different countries ─ this experience has expanded my knowledge of different cultures and has made me more sensitive to children coming from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
I like listening to NPR and CNN to stay current. In my free time I like to read, I also enjoy reading poetry. I love nature, especially watching the sunsets as they give the hope and promise of a new day ahead.
My name is Manisha Kulshreshtha and I love working with children. I started interacting with kids almost ten years back through a program called, “Cornerstone.” The program was about anti-bullying and reading stories to tell the children how to handle hard times. I did my early childhood education units to teach children because it gives me so much joy. I love Primrose’s balanced learning approach and I can't wait to make a “home away from home” for these children.
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.
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.
Hi! My name is Yesenia Espinoza. I was born in Long Beach, California and was raised in San Jose. I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose Evergreen team! This summer I will be taking Early Childhood Education summer courses in June at Mission College. I am in pursuit of my child development degree. I have worked with children for about two years and truly love childcare. A few years ago, I worked at a home daycare and in the evenings, I had a part-time babysitting job. I have experience as an office assistant, teacher floater, administrative position and paralegal for the last two years. I don't have any children of my own, but I do have fifteen nieces and nephews. I also have six sisters and two brothers. I enjoy cooking, scrapbooking, hiking, boxing, and spending time with my family.
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.
Hi! My name is Miss Coelle and I am honored to have joined the Primrose family. I’m currently a student at De Anza working towards my Associate’s Degree to eventually transfer to a 4-year university here in the Bay Area. I’ve been working with kids and teens since I was 14 at my dance studio. I used to work with kids K-8 as a tutor as well. Although I’m still exploring, I’m excited to expand on my experience in childcare here at Primrose.
Outside of work, school, and my home, the rest of my time is mainly spent at my dance studio. I’ve been a Hula and Tahitian dancer since I was a toddler myself. In doing so, I’ve learned to express myself passionately and shamelessly. One of goals is to teach your young ones that they’re able to do the same!
Hey there! My name is Miss Crystal and I am so happy to join the Primrose crew. I grew up in Evergreen and graduated from SJSU. My love for working with children is from nannying some amazing families over the years. I have even lived in abroad Spain and Australia as an aupair. When I arrived back from AUS, I fell into ABA therapy and a light clicked; this is what I am suppose to do! I have 5 years as a behavior therapist and I am so excited to bring my set of skills to Primrose. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and pets (dogs and Guinea pigs), or going to concerts. I love to travel, animals, and watching British cinema or TV.
Hello, I am Miss Nayely. I like to teach, play and talk to children. In Mexico, I taught English to elementary and preschool students for 3 years. During my free time, I really like going to the beach and hanging out with my friends and family. I also like to exercise and practice yoga. I am excited to join the Primrose School of Evergreen family and love to learn while working with children.
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.
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!
Hello, I'm Cindy!!
Joining the Primrose team of evergreen is is a super exciting journey. I'm born and raised in Taiwan and graduated from National Taipei University of Education. The Board of education of Taiwan certified me in teaching children. My hobbies including loving and enjoy outdoor life, reading books during my free time. Being a teacher has allowed me to be in an environment filled with children and design creative lesson plans for my students. The best thing of teaching is that I can see the wonderful smile on my students faces. :)
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!
Welcome to the Primrose School of Evergreen!
Meet the Patels – Bejal, Mohit, Pankil and Lipi. 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 his brother Pankil and wife Lipi were looking for a preschool for their daughter Pearl their uncle, a proud Primrose owner introduced them to Primrose Schools®. 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. Coming from a business development and management background, Pankil wanted to bring the Primrose Experience to communities that deserved access to the same.
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.