Primrose School of Firewheel

Our Staff

  • Ms.Olga, Admissions and Marketing Director

    Ms.Olga

    Admissions and Marketing Director

    Hello! My name is Olga Ramírez. I was born in San Luis Potosí Mexico but was raised here in Texas. I am the oldest of three children.

    I hold an Associates in Science and I'm currently attending Texas Woman's University. I am in the process of completing my B.S in Biology Education. I have over 4 years of early childhood education and it all began here at Primrose School of Firewheel! I was the Infant teacher and was then promoted to office staff. I then had to move to Denton, TX for school where I worked at another Primrose location as the Explorers teacher. I am now back and I am so excited to pick up where I left off! 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

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    ​I’m Ms. Lauren. I was born and raised in Plano, Texas. I started teaching 6 years ago in Addison. Now I live and work in Garland. I have done some college, but I’m taking a break to focus on my daughter. I love anything with pasta or wings; Olive Garden and Wingstop take all my money. ​

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

    Name:  Lauren Horton​

    Hometown: Plano, Texas​

    Childcare experience: 6 years​

    Education Background: Some college​

    Favorite food: Pasta and Wings​

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming​

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish ​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy the Pig​

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

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I joined Primrose of Firewheel when it opened in 2009. I have 17 years of early childhood experience. I enjoy implementing the curriculum and learning all about the Primrose program. It's amazing how it builds the foundation for the babies in my 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. Neena, Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Neena

    Infant Support Teacher

    Name: Neena Prestia

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Child care experience: 5+ years

    Education Background: High School Diploma, and am currently going to Collin College to major in kid therapy.

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: I love reading and hanging out with friends.

    Favorite children’s book: "Goodnight Moon"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the rooster because I have a huge heart for everyone and I love being able to help people, I love in anyway that I can without expecting anything in return.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To get to be a part of the Primrose family and to get to love and pour into the kids here.

  • Ms.Regina, Support Teacher

    Ms.Regina

    Support 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. Breanna, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Breanna

    Older Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I'm a very outgoing person who loves being around my family and friends. Also, I enjoy being with my boyfriend and family. When I am not busy with work, I am very active with my church where I also serve as one of the leadership in the Young Adult Ministry.​

    Name:  Breanna Williams​

    Hometown:  Dallas, Tx​

    Childcare experience: First Year​

    Education Background: I graduated from Rowlett High School in 2020. I currently go to Richland College to get an associates in Health Science.​

    Favorite food: Mexican, Asian, and seafood ​

    Favorite weekend activity: Go shopping, hang out with friends and family, and  going to church.​

    Favorite children’s book: "The Kissing Hand" by Aubrey Penn.​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally because she's an active bunny. I love being active and doing things to keep busy.​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To work with the kids and make a great impact into their life's.​

  • Ms. Brenda, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Brenda

    Young 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. Reagan, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Reagan

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    ​I am so excited to get to know all the kids and have some fun.​

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

    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.

  • Mrs. Iris, Older Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Iris

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Name: Iris Rodriguez

    Hometown: Garland, TX

    Child care experience: 3+ years

    Education Background: Graduated from UTRGV (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

    Favorite food: Lasagna

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

    Favorite children’s book: "The Stinky Cheese Man"

    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 baies and watching them grow.

  • Ms. Alyssa

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other​

    ​I love animals, dancing, and trying new things. Babies make me happy! 

    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. Ana, Older Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Ana

    Older Toddler 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. Alexandra, Early Preschool Mentor Teacher

    Ms. Alexandra

    Early Preschool Mentor Teacher

    Name: Alexandra (GooGoo) Guzman

    Hometown: Forney, Texas

    Child care experience: 4 years

    Education Background: some college at SFA

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Making a positive influence on my student’s lives as well as their parents.

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

    Ms. Angelina Castellanos (Mrs. Angel)

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I'm Mrs. Angel and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My husband (Justin), our daughter (Annalise) and I recently moved to Fate from Southern California. We are excited to be with family and to put down roots! My intention is to continue my education at American Military University in a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies (BA).

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

    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.

     

  • Ms. Haven, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Haven

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Haven Morrow

    Hometown: Vian, OK

    Child care experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Currently in college

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my kids

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because I love to read

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

  • Ms. Samantha, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Samantha

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Samantha Ramirez

    Hometown: Wylie, Texas

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: some college at Texas Women's University

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with family

    Favorite children’s book: "Bad Case of the Stripes"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Managing younger children in a classroom environment

  • Ms. Daisy, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Daisy

    Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Name: Daisy Adame

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Currently attending Collin College to get my associates in Arts of Teaching, and planning to transfer to Texas Woman's University to get my bachelors in Bilingual Early Child Teaching.

    Favorite Food: Seafood and Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Hang out with family and spend spend time with my nephews , which they make me the happiest aunt ever.

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo because I love speaking Spanish.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being able to interact with the kids everyday and watch them learn and grow.

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

    Ms. Murph

    Mentor Lead Teacher - Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms.Murph

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Murph has a lot of experience in education and has taught in public school for 30 years. She joined the Primrose family in 2018 and loves all the kids she works with. In her spare time, she likes to walk around the zoo, botanical gardens, and loves going for walks. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and knows some Spanish which really helps for Spanish class with Arturo. Her top 3 favorite children’s books are The Magic Tree House Series, Jack Be Ninja, and Audrey’s Tree House. Her favorite part of teaching is watching them make the learning connection and when they get truly excited with “I can do it!” She believes that if you see the world through a child’s eyes, it keeps the learning alive for all of us.

    Primrose character I can most relate to:

    Hard to pick just one. Ms. Murph said most likely Og the bookworm, because she really enjoys reading and helping her students learn to read.

  • Ms. Josy, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Josy

    Explorer Teacher

    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.

  • Ms.Alyssa, Wonder Support Teacher

    Ms.Alyssa

    Wonder Support Teacher

    I am very shy but very outgoing person once I get to know you. I really love singing and enjoying time with family.

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

    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!

  • Mrs. Mo, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Mo

    Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    ​I love to make an impact on others.​

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

    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.  

  • Ms. Hasina, Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    Ms. Hasina

    Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I am from Afghanistan, raised in Turkmenistan and moved to the states when I was 15. I love watching crime shows and documentaries. I read 5 books in a month different genres and subject.​

    Name:  Hasina Ahmad

    Hometown: Dallas, Tx​

    Childcare experience: I have experience in early childhood education.​

    Education Background: Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Collin College. Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from UTD.​

    Favorite food: Mediterranean cuisine, Tomato basil (Corner Bakery), and Indian​

    Favorite weekend activity: Improving my existing skills and learning new skills, cooking, exercising and spending time in nature.​

    Favorite children’s book:  N/A​

    Primrose character I most relate to: IN/A​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I'm excited to make a difference in my students lives. I want to not only tell but show my student that with commitment and hard work they are capable of anything and can be anything that they want to be. I believe that I can help students achieve their highest potential.​

    Anything else you  would like to share: I speak 6 languages. English, Turkish, Turman Hindi, Urdu and Dari.

  • Ms. Marissa

    Venture Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I am the middle child of 5! Besides my oldest sibling the rest of us are 1 year apart. I love working with children and my passion is spreading the knowledge of oral hygiene to kids.​

    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.​

  • 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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