Primrose School of First Colony

Our Staff

  • Ms. Amanda Kirk, Director of Operations

    Ms. Amanda Kirk

    Director of Operations

    Amanda Kirk is the Operations Director for our schools. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University and moved to Austin. She began her Early Childhood journey as a 3-4 year old teacher and worked her way up in that company to School Age Manager. In 2009, Ms. Kirk decided to move back to Houston. She began at the Primrose School of Pearland Parkway as the Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 teacher in October of that year. Since then, she has moved up as Administrative Assistant for that school and then as Area Curriculum Coordinator for the Primrose Schools under the franchise owners. During her time as an Area Curriculum Coordinator, she helped train teachers on how to implement the Primrose curriculum. Now as Operations Director, she travel the schools helping in all aspects of the building. Ms. Kirk loves the journey that she is still on with Early Childhood and hopes to be with Primrose for many more years to come.

  • Mrs. Rosalinda Sanderson, Director of Education

    Mrs. Rosalinda Sanderson

    Director of Education

    Mrs. Sanderson began working for Primrose in August of 2012. She is a certified Texas teacher and holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas. She taught in both the Private Pre-Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten classrooms prior to moving into the position of Curriculum Coordinator. Mrs. Sanderson is passionate about the Primrose Balanced Learning approach as it encourages children to explore and learn on their own while providing that nurturing guidance that young children need. Her educational background, experience, and her passion is what makes her an effective role model to our teachers.

    Now as the Director of Education, Mrs. Sanderson serves as the education coach for all new and current teachers. She leads by example and works closely with our teachers to ensure the highest of standards in our classrooms. In her free time, Mrs. Sanderson enjoys reading with her two sons and watching movies.

  • Ms. Vanessa Greggio Hudgins

    Business Administrator

    Ms. Vanessa is our school’s Business Administrator. She holds her industrial engineering degree and has joined our Primrose team having ten years of experience at her previous company. Ms. Vanessa is in charge of the day-to-day aspects of Primrose that go on behind the scenes. Her responsibilities include billing and taking care of our financial accounts, maintenance, and the daily operations that ensures our school is running smoothly. With Ms. Vanessa’s experience, commitment, and dedication, our school stands strong and is maintained inside and out to the utmost quality. Not only does she do this for our school, but also five more schools under our franchise owners in the greater Houston area. She holds quite the critical role here at Primrose! We are so lucky to have her.

  • Ms. Ana Lia Jasso, Director

    Ms. Ana Lia Jasso

    Director

    Ms. Ana Lia Jasso is our Director. Ms. Ana fell in love with the Primrose mission: to provide the best childcare experience for the families of our community in a safe and nurturing environment. In February of 2008, she first joined the Primrose team at the Pearland Parkway location as Assistant Director. In 2010, she became one of the Directors for Primrose School of West Pearland where her drive for consistency and effective delivery demonstrated her commitment to excellence and so in 2012, Ms. Jasso was presented with the opportunity to become Director. Nine years later, she is proudly the Director of our Primrose School of First Colony. Ms. Ana obtained her BBA with a concentration in management from Houston Baptist University. She is very passionate about nutritious foods and prides herself in creating healthy and happy, well-balanced meals for the children in our care. Ms. Ana has always focused on enhancing Primrose’s philosophy by prioritizing training and leading her staff to deliver the best early childcare experience.

  • Ms. Liz Estrada, Leadership Team Member

    Ms. Liz Estrada

    Leadership Team Member

    Ms. Liz is part of our Leadership Team. She has about two years of childcare experience. Ms. Liz's motivation for her work comes from seeing her students get so excited for the lesson plans, and also seeing them grow on a daily basis. She believes her strength in the classroom is her level of involvement when in Centers and how she has been able to build trust with her students.

    A fun fact about Ms. Liz is that she enjoys coloring and hr favorite subject to teach is math!

  • Mrs. T, Chef

    Mrs. T

    Chef

    Mrs. Tita is our school’s chef. She goes by Mrs. T as the children call her. She has been working for Primrose School of First Colony for almost eight years now! Mrs. T’s favorite part of the week is our ‘Cookie Friday’. She truly enjoys seeing the excitement in the children's faces when they get to take a cookie home. A moment in the day that stands out to Mrs. T is every morning when the children stop by the kitchen, say good morning to her and ask me what she will be cooking that day. She always strives to deliver the best meals for the children in our care!

  • Ms. Jessica Mendoza, Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Ms. Jessica Mendoza

    Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Ms. Jessica is our toddler teacher and she has a little over three years of teaching experience at Primrose! She believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is that not only are we a childcare center but we also prioritize and value education for all of our students. What motivates Ms. Jessica to come to work every day are her student's smiles and laughter.

    A fun fact about Ms. Jessica is that she enjoys listening to all types of music!

  • Ms. Hana De Leon, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hana De Leon

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hana is our Toddler teacher and she believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning curriculum that is incorporated in every program of age levels at our school. We are teaching our students all day through Nurturing Guidance and Purposeful Play. Her favorite part about working at Primrose is watching her students learn new things!

    A fun fact about Ms. Hana is that she loves to cook and bake!

  • Ms. Jennifer Mendoza, Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2019

    Ms. Jennifer Mendoza

    Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2019

    Ms. Jennifer is our toddler teacher and she has at least 2 years of teaching experience at Primrose! She believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our curriculum which details a daily schedule for our students and how Primrose curriculum begins with our infants. Ms. Jennifer would say her strength in the classroom is her hands-on interaction with her students and her students would probably say that their favorite thing about her is the interaction and attention that she gives them when teaching.

    A fun fact about Ms. Jennifer is that she enjoys art!

  • Ms. Danielle Edwards, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Danielle Edwards

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Dani is our Preschool Pathways teacher. She believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is that our school's goal is to make premier quality education accessible for all students of all backgrounds and learning capabilities. Ms. Dani is motivated to come to work everyday because of the connection she has makes with her students, and seeing them progress and learning new things on a daily basis.

    A fun fact about Ms. Dani is that makeup is one of her passions.

  • Ms. Gabrielle Chretin, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Gabrielle Chretin

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Maria Valero, Preschool Pathways Teacher | With Primrose since 2017

    Ms. Maria Valero

    Preschool Pathways Teacher | With Primrose since 2017

    Ms. Maria is our preschool pathways teacher and she has at least four years of teaching experience at Primrose! Ms. Maria believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is that we believe in a high-quality education for children of all backgrounds and learning abilities. What motivates her to come to work everyday is seeing her student's smiles and hearing their laughter.

    A fun fact about Ms. Maria is that she really enjoys art and listening to music!

  • Ms. Taylor Rodriguez, Preschool Pathways B

    Ms. Taylor Rodriguez

    Preschool Pathways B
  • Ms.  Madysyne Long, Preschool Pathways B

    Ms. Madysyne Long

    Preschool Pathways B
  • Mrs. Dimonique Reed, Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2012

    Mrs. Dimonique Reed

    Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2012

    Mrs. Reed is our preschool teacher and she has at least 10 years of teaching experience at Primrose! Mrs. Reed believes that our Primrose Mission: to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children is what separates our school from other childcare centers. What motivates Mrs. Reed to come to work every day is making personal connections with each of her students and "thriving to make each day different through activities." Her favorite part about working at Primrose is our Balanced Learning curriculum and all of the arts and crafts we get to do! Mrs. Reed's students would probably say their favorite thing about her is that she is silly and nurturing.

    A fun fact about Mrs. Reed is that she has four children of her own and she loves the Fall season!

  • Ms. Anosha Junaid, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anosha Junaid

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Anosha is our Pre-Kindergarten teacher and she is motivated in her work daily when she steps in to the classroom. It is an awesome feeling for her students greet and welcome her in a beautiful way. She would say her strength in the classroom is her way of teaching her students and getting them to understand new concepts. Her students’ favorite thing about her is how she is able to calm them when they feel stressed about their workload.

    A fun fact about Ms. Anosha is that she loves to be funny and enjoys making her students laugh. Her favorite subjects to teach are math and science!

  • Ms. Saray Arellano, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Saray Arellano

    Preschool Teacher
  • Mrs. Alpa Bangdiwala, Private Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Alpa Bangdiwala

    Private Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Alpa is our Pre-Kindergarten teacher and she has at least there years of teaching experience at Primrose as well as about 27 years of teaching experience overall! She believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning curriculum and how we keep up-to-date with technology and how we interact with our parents. What motivates Mrs. Alpa to come to work everyday is our leadership team, her co-workers, and of course her students and parents. Our school is a positive and uplifting environment.

    A fun fact about Mrs. Alpa is that she holds her Bachelor's degree in Science with Microbiology and her Bachelor's of Education! Her favorite subjects to teach are math and science.

  • Ms. Charlene Lee, Private Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Charlene Lee

    Private Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher
  • Ms. Jaira Allen, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Jaira Allen

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Sotirios and Estela Papadopulos

    Franchise Owners

    We are Sotirios and Estela Papadopulos: proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of First Colony.

    We first discovered Primrose Schools while searching for childcare for our daughter, Estefania. We were busy with the demands that came with operating our own business and we wanted to ensure that our daughter was being well cared for and it was also important to us that she receive quality education. When we learned about Primrose Schools and what was offered, we immediately knew we had found something special and so both of our children, Estefania and Alexandre, ended up being Primrose graduates. Our experience with Primrose inspired us to offer leading education and care to families in the greater Houston area. Fast-forward 20 years later, Estefania obtained her Masters’ degree in Business Administration with a minor in psychology at the University of St. Thomas while our son, Alex, is currently studying at Houston Baptist University with a concentration in business. Alex is also a racecar driver in IMSA [International Motor Sports Association] allowing him the opportunity to compete in races all across the country. His positive demeanor and “never-give-up” attitude have left nothing but good things to be said by all whom Alex has worked with in the car racing world.

    Today, we are the proud owners of six Primrose School locations throughout greater Houston. Our excitement continues as we are dedicated to bringing the best possible early education and care to families that live and work in the communities we serve. We are committed to creating a warm and nurturing atmosphere in our schools that enable children to exercise their active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.

    Our latest big news and with the utmost pride and joy, we are so happy to welcome our “once-little” Primrose daughter to continue our legacy and what we believe Primrose to be. Since Estefania officially joined the team, she has displayed grace, warmth, and a passion for creating a positive influence for any and all children who step into our schools. She is dedicated to supporting all six schools so surely you will see her around to welcome you with a smile!

    Finally, thank you for your interest in our school. We are beyond delighted to have the opportunity to provide (what we believe to be) the best early education and care to the youngest citizens of Sugarland. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our Primrose School of First Colony family!

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