Primrose School of Fort Mill

Our Staff

  • Dr. Mazie Parkmond, Director

    Dr. Mazie Parkmond


    My name is Dr. Mazie Parkmond, and I am thrilled to be here at Primrose of Fort Mill. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC, and I now live in Charlotte, NC.   I have two children; a daughter Lena who is 16 and a son Drew who is 15. I have 21 years experience in Early Childhood Education. I taught for 16 years in a Primary Montessori classroom with 3,4, and 5 year olds, and I have been an administrator for the past 5 years. This includes being a director at another childcare facility.   I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Montessori Concentration from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, a Master’s Degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in Columbia, SC and I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2015 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale,  I believe wholeheartedly in transparency amongst administrators, staff and parents. If we all work together, Primrose at Fort Mill will be a success!  My door is always open and I welcome your input and advice as we work together for the good of the children.

  • Alex Ruffin, Assistant Director

    Alex Ruffin

    Assistant Director

    Hello, I'm Alex! I have over 10 years experience working in childcare and have been in a leadership role for the past 6 years. I love spending time with children and hearing their stories. They can be so funny! 

  • Barbara Ratliff, School Chef

    Barbara Ratliff

    School Chef

    My name is Barbara and I love my job at Primrose School of Fort Mill! I am responsible for providing delicious and healthy meals for our students, and I love to see their smiling faces everyday. This is not a job to me! 

  • LaDawn Patterson, Infant Teacher

    LaDawn Patterson

    Infant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Kia White, Toddler Teacher

    Kia White

    Toddler Teacher
  • Katie Schultz, Toddler Teacher

    Katie Schultz

    Toddler Teacher
  • Tateona Simmons, Early Preschool Teacher

    Tateona Simmons

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi! I am Tateona, and I am an Early Preschool Teacher at Primrose School of Fort Mill. I enjoy spending time with my family and love working with children. I'm most excited about watching the children in my care grow and develop!

  • Megan Kissiah, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Megan Kissiah

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Cyncerati Smith, Preschool Teacher

    Cyncerati Smith

    Preschool Teacher

    Hi! I'm Cyncerati. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I've been in childcare for 9 years, and I have always had a passion for children to ensure they are successful. I am excited to get to know more students and to impact their lives. 

  • Shaquonta Tinnin, Preschool Teacher

    Shaquonta Tinnin

    Preschool Teacher
  • Richa Katare, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Richa Katare

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Arty Brown, Gillian and Gervonia Robinson, Franchise Owner

    Arty Brown, Gillian and Gervonia Robinson

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Arty Brown and Gillian and Gervonia Robinson, longtime friends and proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Fort Mill. Our decision to become Primrose Franchise Owners was a natural fit for both of our families; all of our children were excelling in a Primrose school and we all had the desire to invest in a meaningful business that would afford other families the opportunity to see their children learn and grow. We are excited to bring the high-quality early education and care experience that Primrose offers to families and children in the Fort Mill community. We all discovered Primrose Schools when searching for child care that would help our children develop a well-rounded foundation. Arty enrolled his daughter Layla in a Primrose school first and quickly saw the positive impact the exclusive Balanced LearningŒ¬ curriculum was having on her social, cognitive and emotional development. Upon Arty's recommendation, the Robinsons soon enrolled their children, Gavin and Gianna, in a Primrose school as well. As Primrose parents ourselves, we understand the importance of ensuring your children are in a loving and nurturing environment where they have the support they need to reach their fullest potential. We've seen firsthand the effect Primrose has had on our own children's development and are thrilled to bring the same experience to other families in our community. Our goal is to foster an environment where children from 6-weeks to 6-years-old can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy HeartsŒ¬. We're committed to creating a family atmosphere through a true partnership between our parents, teachers and school leadership. We are delighted to bring Primrose to Fort Mill and we can't wait to welcome its youngest citizens to our Primrose family!

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