Primrose School of Firewheel

Our Staff

  • Ms. Olga, Assistant Director

    Ms. Olga

    Assistant Director

    Hello! My name is Olga Ramírez.

    I hold an Associates in Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Education. I am also currently working on my Masters in Education Leadership at Texas Woman's University. I have over 6 years of early childhood education and it all began here at Primrose School of Firewheel! I have worked in every class from the infant room through Explorers at several Primrose locations. I am now back and so excited to pick up where I left off! I am a huge people person and a bit of a perfectionist. I recently became engaged to my fiance Ivan and we are spending most of our free time planning our wedding!

     I love everything about the Primrose curriculum and environment. I love watching the children reach new milestones and celebrating them every chance we get. I am excited to be part of the Primrose School of Firewheel family as it gives me the opportunity to do what I love: teach young minds.

    I cannot wait to build positive relationships with all the staff and families here! I look forward to getting to know every family and being part of this amazing school.

     

  • Ms. Alejandra (Ms.Aly), Curriculum Coach

    Ms. Alejandra (Ms.Aly)

    Curriculum Coach

    Name: Alejandra Martinez

    Hometown: Garland, TX

    Child care experience: 8 years

    Education Background: Diploma and College Degree

    Favorite food: Anything yummy

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing softball

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo because he speaks Spanish like me

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To start helping children grow and be close to my son who attends Primrose school of Firewheel.

  • Ms. Lauren, Classroom and Office Support

    Ms. Lauren

    Classroom and Office Support

    Name:  Lauren Horton​

    Hometown: Plano, Texas​

    Childcare experience: 6 years​

    Education Background: Some college​

    Favorite food: Pasta and Wings​

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging with my daughter

    Favorite children’s book: Pout Pout Fish ​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy the Pig​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning new things, growing within myself and watching my friends grow.

  • Ms. Jan, Kitchen Manager/Chef

    Ms. Jan

    Kitchen Manager/Chef

    Ms. Jan is the amazing chef at our school. She has experience with younger and older toddlers. Jan joined the Primrose family in 2009. On the weekends she enjoys watching the food network or hallmark with her daughter. She also enjoys crocheting. Her favorite children’s book is Charlotte's Web. She truly loves making the children happy with her food and treats.

    Primrose character I most relate to:

    Benjamin the bear because she loves to cook and bake. She likes bringing new things she bakes to her co-worker and seeing the smiles it puts on their faces.

  • Mrs. Bebe, Mentor Lead Teacher -Young Infant Classroom

    Mrs. Bebe

    Mentor Lead Teacher -Young Infant Classroom

    Name:  Abeba Tesfamariam​

    Hometown: Eritrea Asmara​

    Childcare experience: 30 years​

    Education Background: High School Diploma​

    Favorite food: Italian  and French​

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending quality time with family, friends, and making time for myself to workout.​

    Favorite children’s book: "Are You my Mother?"​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the book worm because I love story time with my babies.​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Teaching and loving on the babies. I also love watching them grow and blossom with everything they've learned.​

    Anything else you would like to share: My hometown is Eritrea, a small country in East Africa! I come from a big family with many sisters and brothers. I have been married to my husband for 37 years and we have a beautiful daughter together.

  • Ms. Queliya (Ms. Liyah)

    Infant Teacher

    Name:  Queliya “LiyahColman

    Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

    Childcare experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Graduated from Mesquite HS and attend Houston Baptist University

    Favorite food: Soul Food (chicken & fries)

    Favorite weekend activity: Read, write, shopping & spending time with family.

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the lamb because we have close birthdays and are both calm and thoughtful.

    What I’m most excited about this school year:  I’m happy I get to work and educate children!

  • Ms. Regina, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Regina

    Older Infant Teacher

    Name: Regina Limson

    Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia

    Child care experience: First year

    Education Background: Bachelors in Accounting

    Favorite food: Spaghetti

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: "Are You My Mother?"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because I love listening to all kinds of music

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to help children develop the skills they need to grow into the next steps of their lives.

  • Ms. Alyssa, Older Infant/Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa

    Older Infant/Wonder Support Teacher

    Name: Alyssa Hamilton

    Hometown: Garland, Tx

    Childcare experience: Less then 1 year

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food: Chicken tenders

    Favorite weekend activity: Be with my siblings and relax

    Favorite children’s book: Fancy Nancy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy because he loves to sing.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: The memories. I really love putting my all into the kids so we both are happy at the end of the day and excited for the new day!

  • Ms. Jazmin, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jazmin

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Jazmin Solis

    Hometown: Garland, Tx

    Childcare experience: 3 years in public school

    Education Background: Graduated from UTRGV

    Favorite food: Lasagna

    Favorite weekend activity: Basketball games, read comics, and shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the dog because I deeply value friendship and have a small circle of friends.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know my babies and watch them grow.

  • Ms. Reagan, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Reagan

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Reagan Shaw​

    Hometown: Garland Tx​

    Childcare experience: 4 years​

    Education Background: Associate in teaching​

    Favorite food: Mediterranean​

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family ​

    Favorite children’s book: Give a Mouse a Cookie​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Having fun and teaching.

  • Ms. Brenda, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Brenda

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Name: Brenda Ramos

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Childcare experience: 8 months

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Cajun Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with family.

    Favorite children’s book: “The Rainbow Fishby: Marcus Pfister

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow, because respect goes along way with me.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning new things and interacting with the children

  • Ms. Alexandra (Ms.Goo Goo), Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Alexandra (Ms.Goo Goo)

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Name:  Allie (Googoo) Guzman

    Hometown:  Forney, Tx

    Childcare experience: 7 Years

    Education Background: Some College

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging with my family and my cat.

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Primrose character:

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Teaching the minds of the future!

  • Ms. Alyssa, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa

    Wonder Support Teacher

    Name: Alyssa Herndon​

    Hometown:  Mesquite, Tx​

    Childcare experience:  The in-home daycare my mom runs​

    Favorite food: Pasta!​

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleep and shop​

    Favorite children’s book:  "A Kissing Hand"​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie, I love caring for  others:) ​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: ​

    Getting to know everyone and being able to guide the kids.​

    I hope to build a good relationship with not only the babies, but staff too. I am so happy to be here.

  • Mrs. Angelina  (Mrs. Angel), Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Angelina (Mrs. Angel)

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Angelina Castellanos   (Mrs.Angel)

    Hometown: Menifee, California

    Child care experience: 4+ years and I gained a lot of experience with my own daughter.

    Education Background: Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education at American Public University System.

    Favorite food: Sushi and Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, going to the pool and going to the park to play soccer.

    Favorite children’s book: "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I'm excited for this new learning experience, getting a first hand experience on how young minds process things differently.

     

  • Mrs. Ana, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Ana

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Ana Velasquez

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Child care experience: First year

    Education Background: The best experience I have is being a mom of 3 kids, I have worked with all ages at my church.

    Favorite food: Italian and Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: I enjoy spending quality time with my kids. I love going to church and interacting with all of the children at church.

    Favorite children’s book: "We Are In A Book" by Mo Willems

    Primrose character I most relate to: I can relate to Arturo because I speak great Spanish.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I'm most excited about making a positive impact in the school.

  • Ms. April, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. April

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: April Travino

    Hometown: Dallas, Tx

    Childcare experience: This is my first time

    Education Background: High School

    Favorite food: Fried Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Staying in and relaxing

    Favorite children’s book: No, David!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Artoru because he speaks Spanish like I do

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Having fun and teaching.

  • Ms. Bryleigh, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Bryleigh

    Preschool Teacher

    Name: Bryleigh Guzman

    Hometown: Garland, Tx

    Childcare experience: 3 years in childcare

    Education Background: Studying to become a Pediatrician

    Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with family and watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally because she likes to help/use her imagination with the children to help solve problems and have fun

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being able to watch the children grow and have fun while learning

     

     

  • Ms. Marissa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marissa

    Preschool Teacher

    Name:  Marissa Mendoza​

    Hometown: Eustace, Texas​

    Childcare experience: Private nanny and after-school teacher​

    Education Background: High School Graduate and currently completing my associates in science. Then Bachelors in Dental is my next step.​

    Favorite food: Chinese or anything my dad cooks!​

    Favorite weekend activity: Read at the park or playing with my niece and nephew.​

    Favorite children’s book: "The Magical Language of others" E.J Kon​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the duck and Og because I love reading and listening to music!​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being a great role model and watching children learn and experience new things.​

  • Ms. Somaya

    Preschool Teacher

    Name: Somaya Munir

    Hometown: Dallas, Tx

    Childcare experience: 2 years 

    Education Background: Currently in college

    Favorite food: Pasta & Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Hang out with family & friends. Also love shopping.

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat because I’m very polite & caring.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: For this new experience, being able to make a difference and its fun!

  • Ms. Leslie, Pre-K/Venture Support

    Ms. Leslie

    Pre-K/Venture Support

    Name: Leslie Cital

    Hometown: Garland, Tx

    Childcare experience: 1 Raised 10 y.o brother, volunteered at church for 3+ years, nannied and babysat for 2+ years

    Education Background: Some College

    Favorite food: Any kind of pasta and sopes

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with friends, family and pets

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby because she tends to listen, process thought and then respond. Always finding a way to react fairly and appropriately.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Creating a connection with each individual child as well as opening up to seeing things through their perspective.

  • Ms. Murph, Mentor Lead Teacher - Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Murph

    Mentor Lead Teacher - Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Name: Mary Murph​

    Hometown: Mesquite and Dallas Area​

    Childcare experience: I have  taught for 30 years  at Dallas ISD. This is my 5th year at Primrose. ​

    Favorite food: Barbeque chicken, ribs, pretty much anything Barbeque​

    Favorite weekend activity: Go for walks, visit a zoo, spending time with my daughter.​

    Favorite children’s book: "The Giant Who Played Checkers"​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og. He loves to read, and I enjoy reading. I really enjoy reading to my students.​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Working with my students. To me working with children is the most rewarding and satisfying occupation.

     

  • Ms. Josy, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Josy

    Explorer Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Name: Josy R.

    Hometown: Mesquite, Texas

    Child care experience: 12+ years volunteering through church

    Education Background: Currently in school for Early Education.

    Favorite food: Tex-Mex, Asian Cuisine

    Favorite weekend activity: Relax to my fullest potential while also spending time with my family and dogs.

    Favorite children’s book: "And They All Go Traveling by"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin because he loves to celebrate birthdays.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I'm excited about the new bonds I will create, not just with kids but their families as well.

  • Mrs. Mo, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Mo

    Support Teacher

    Name: Moji Williams ​

    Hometown: Africa (Nigeria)​

    Childcare experience: 3 Years ​

    Education Background: Associate Degree in Education​

    Favorite food: Mexican​

    Favorite weekend activity: I Love to cook and watch movies with my family. ​

    Favorite children’s book: Love You to the Moon and Back​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat, because I care about others, and I love to share. ​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Impacting the lives of the children and seeing them happy.  

  • Mehul & Priya Lalloobhai, Franchise Owner

    Mehul & Priya Lalloobhai

    Franchise Owner

    Hello, we are Mehul and Priya Lalloobhai - the proud owners of the Primrose School of Firewheel. We are so excited to provide a premier early education and child care experience for children and families in the community.
    Mehul grew up in the DFW area and attended SMU where he earned an MBA. He also works as an IT consulting manager. Priya grew up in London, England and graduated from Aston University with a degree in HR Management. Upon moving to the area, she worked as a lead teacher at a Primrose school for over 6 years.
    We have 2 children, Shaan (13) and Annika (9) who both grew up attending Primrose schools. With young children, we understand the importance of having dedicated teachers and professional administrators who are committed to providing the best in early childhood education. As parents, we have seen firsthand the effect that Primrose has had on our own children’s development. Our positive experiences with Primrose inspired us to become franchise owners ourselves and bring the same to other families. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey to build a strong foundation for your child’s future and education.
    We thank you for visiting our website and hope you will stop by and visit our school soon!

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