Primrose School of Fort Worth at Mira Vista

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Jana Thurman, Executive Director

    Mrs. Jana Thurman

    Executive Director

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Jana Thurman. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: 17 years

    Education experience: Bachelor of Arts in Communication

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: CG and Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The Crayon Box That Talked

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: The opportunity to get to know our families and children and provide a safe and loving environment.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: email or phone

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Adriana Sekella, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Adriana Sekella

    Curriculum Director

    Lets get to know each other, I'm Adriana Sekella and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: San Clemente, CA.

    Child care experience: 16 years of teaching

    Education background: AA and BA in Liberal Studies

    Favorite weekend activity: Going on adventures with my husband and our pup, Oliver!

    Favorite food: Taco’s!

    Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Seuss or Eric Carle books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because he loves to read just like me!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know new friends and learning together.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask in person.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Aleatha Dudley, Chef

    Ms. Aleatha Dudley

    Chef

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Aleatha Dudley and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: Working on it :)

    Education background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movies

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting the opportunity to work with the kids.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the office

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Jayshri Desai, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Jayshri Desai

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Jayshri Desai.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Ahmedabad, Gujanat. India.

    Child care experience: 13 years infants 25 years High School in India

    Education background: Master in Business

    Favorite food: Indian, Italian, & Thai (Vegetarian)

    Favorite weekend activity: Listening to classical Hindi music, watching TV and cooking

    Favorite children’s book: Curious George

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new children and their families

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Anytime

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists.We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own.Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Peggy Montoya, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Peggy Montoya

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Peggy Montoya. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: 13 years

    Education background: HS Diploma

    Favorite food: Mexican food and Veggies

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family, sewing and reading

    Favorite children’s book: Cinderella

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know your children and and the staff and building new relationships with them all.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the office

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Paulina Zelinski, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Paulina Zelinski

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Paulina Zelinski and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education background: Associates Degree in Arts

    Favorite food: Mexican and Italian Foods.

    Favorite weekend activity: Dancing and any outdoor activities with my two girls!

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo the Burro

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the children grow and learn new skills everyday.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference via email

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Patti Nevius, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Patti Nevius

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Patti Nevius and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: Many years working in Sunday Schools, Preschools and Church Nurseries.

    Education background: 2 year Clerical Degree from Community College

    Favorite food: Italian and Mexican Foods

    Favorite weekend activity: Biking, gardening, playing with my dog and grandkids.

    Favorite children’s book: Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know your children and making a difference in their lives.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the office

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Trinity Bowie, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Trinity Bowie

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Trinity Bowie and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Nederland, Texas

    Child care experience: 1 years

    Education background: Some College Credits

    Favorite food: Quesadillas

    Favorite weekend activity: Walking in the park, reading or hanging out with friends!

    Favorite children’s book: I Like Blue and Teeth are Not for Biting

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know your children and teaching them new things!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference via email

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Catherine Ramirez, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Catherine Ramirez

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Catherine Ramirez and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education background: High School Diploma and some college credits

    Favorite food: Enchiladas with cheese.

    Favorite weekend activity: Dancing and karaoke!

    Favorite children’s book: I love the Dr. Seuss books.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the children grow and learn new skills everyday.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference via email

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Alexis Cervantes, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Alexis Cervantes

    Toddler Teacher


    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Alexis Cervantes. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: I moved a few times. I was born in Washington, moved to Michigan then moved to Florida in my teenage years before relocating to Texas

    Child care experience: Over 2 years

    Favorite food: All kinds of food

    Favorite children’s book: the Giving Tree and anything Dr. Seuss

    Best way to schedule time to talk: In person, schedule a meeting.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Lucy Moche, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Lucy Moche

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Lucy Moche and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: Family related babysitting.

    Education background: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite food: Beans and Rice

    Favorite weekend activity: Writing in my journal while at the park.

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know your children and making a difference in their lives.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the office

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Lucy Dodds, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Lucy Dodds

    Toddler Teacher

    Lets get to know each other, I'm Lucy Dodds and

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Dumas, Arkansas

    Child care experience: 8 years experience

    Education background: College

    Favorite weekend activity: Getting out and doing fun activities with my kids like trying new restaurants and visiting new places.

    Favorite food: Seafood and Pasta

    Favorite children’s book: One Fish, Two, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear because I love to help others out.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know new friends and learning together.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Email.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Sha'Kayla Scott, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Sha'Kayla Scott

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Sha'Kayla Scott and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: 9 years

    Education background: Graduated from Cosmetology School (Esthetician)

    Favorite food: Greens, Mexican Food and anything spicy!

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and friends. Doing facials

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones Collection

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because I love music!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Bonding with the children and being the best Teacher and I can be.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Yolanda Molina, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Yolanda Molina

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Yolanda Molina and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Crowley, Texas

    Child care experience: 3.5 years

    Education background: Some College

    Favorite food: Cheese PIzza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my little family!

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being able to build bonds with the children and their parents!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask in person

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Katherine Branch, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Katherine Branch

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Kathrine Branch. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Alvarado, TX.

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Associates Degree

    Favorite food: Quesadillas

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing with family

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the new children in my class and parents!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care educations specialists.We’re also a family, and we are for every child as though he or she was our own.Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Paige Douglas, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Paige Douglas

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Paige Douglas. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education background: Associates in Child Development and working in a BS in Child Development and Family Studies at Tarleton

    Favorite food: Red beans and rice with shrimp and spicy sausage

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping, going on walks and hanging out with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by: Doreen Gronin

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the kids grow through their learning.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Through email.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Chasity Pierre, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Chasity Pierre

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Chasity Pierre. I want to tell you a little about me.

    Hometown: Apoka, Florida

    Child care Experience: 5 years in Early Childhood

    Favorite sports team: Miami Dolphin

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama Book Series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia- She enjoys being active but also she's a great citizen!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Making new friends

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Jordan Ingram

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I'm Jordan Ingram and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca

    Child care experience: This will be my first position with children.

    Education background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Seafood!

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing

    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and bonding with them!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask in person

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Linette Fulton, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Linette Fulton

    Preschool Teacher

    Lets get to know each other

    I’m Linette Fulton. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

    Experience working with children: 35 years!

    Education background: Graduated from Poly High School

    Favorite weekend activity: Coloring in my books and playing with my dog King

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Forming relationships with the children and watching them grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Leave a message with the office

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Arlesha Williams, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Arlesha Williams

    Preschool Teacher

    Lets get to know each other, I'm Arlesha Williams and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Fort Worth, TX.

    Child care experience: 10 years of teaching

    Education background: High School Diploma and some College courses

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching Netflix and working out

    Favorite food: Taco’s and Pizza.

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duckbecause he loves to read just like me!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know new friends and learning together.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask in person.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Jansyn Andreas, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jansyn Andreas

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Jansyn Andreas. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Plainview, Texas

    Child care experience: 3 1/2 years

    Education background: Associates in Child Development

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie& Molly

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all of the new children

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Raven Carr, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Raven Carr

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Raven Carr and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Seguin, Texas

    Child care experience: 6 years

    Education background: BA in in Human Development and Family Studies

    Favorite food: Jagerschnitzel and Spaetzel

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my family and travelling

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my class learn and grow!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask in person

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing, environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Myla Turner, Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Myla Turner

    Pre- Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other,

    I’m Myla Turner and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Pittsburg, Kansas

    Child care experience: 8 years

    Education background: Associates Degree in Arts

    Favorite food: French Fries

    Favorite weekend activity: I love to crochet!

    Favorite children’s book: Anything Dr. Seuss, I love those books!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the children grow and learn new skills everyday.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule a conference via email

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Sheerie Sobota, Substitute Teacher

    Ms. Sheerie Sobota

    Substitute Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Sheerie Sobota. I wanted to tell you a little about me.

    Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas

    Child care Experience: 5 years

    Education Background: Bachelor's Degree in Education from Texas A&M

    Favorite food: Crepes, Steak and Spinach Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to Worship

    Favorite children’s book: Danny Meadow Mouse

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and executing the Primrose education way.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family and we care for every child as though they were our own. And like your home, our schools provide a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Mrs. Melissa French, Substitute Teacher

    Mrs. Melissa French

    Substitute Teacher

    Lets get to know each other

    I’m Melissa French. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hometown: Amarillo Texas

    Experience working with children: 8 years

    Education background: Some college

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my husband, son and daughter, going to the lake, golfing and boating

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite children’s book: Chika Chika Boom Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Forming relationships with the children and watching them grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Email

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

Franchise Owners

We are Bill and Kristy Smith and The Primrose School of Fort Worth at Mira Vista is our second school. We have owned and operated The Primrose School of Columbus Trail, an accredited private presc...

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