Primrose School of Friendswood

Our Staff

  • Ms. Hirning, Area Director

    Ms. Hirning

    Area Director

    I have been married for over 30 years and I have three grown children, three grandchildren, two dogs, and five turtles. I have over 20 years experience working in the daycare industry with 17 of those years being a director. I have a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and I am certified in EC-6th grade. I have worked at Primrose for the Arthur's for 8 years now and I am looking forward to continue working at Primrose for many years to come. When I first came to Primrose, I was extremely impressed with the curriculum and programing. It was so much more than a daycare! I could not be more proud to provide such an amazing program for children in our community!

  • Ms. Chandler, Assistant Director

    Ms. Chandler

    Assistant Director

    I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Texas State University in 2014. I began working at Primrose Schools in 2018 as a Support Staff member and have had many roles throughout my time here, including School Director and Administrative Assistant. Getting to know all of the families and seeing the children learn and grow, is a joy. I have two children who attend school here and I love peeking in on them throughout the day to see all the fun activities that are taking place. I look forward to getting to know everyone more and seeing what the future holds for your little ones.

  • Ms. Gabaldon, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Gabaldon

    Administrative Assistant

    I graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake with a B.S. in Interdisiplinary Studies in 2022. My Primrose journey began in 2016 as a Pre-K teacher where I was able to discover my passion for Education. In 2020, I made the desicion to leave Primrose to finsih my degree in Education. Now that I have graduated, I made a quick return to Primrose and I am excited to be back and to watch the children grow and learn and build relationships with the families.

  • Ms. Matty, Education Coach

    Ms. Matty

    Education Coach

    I obtained my Early Childhood Credential in 2021 and also received my Childcare Director's License in 2020. I have 6 years experience teaching Pre-Kindergarten and have been with Primrose since 2018. My current role as Education Coach allows me to support and train our teachers to deliver the Balanced Learning Approach. I have been married for 11 years and have 2 daughters, Isis is 7 and Bria is 2. Teaching has taught me every child has the capability to learn, grow, and impact the world at their own pace. I am so happy to be part of the Primrose family..

  • Ms. Gracie, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Gracie

    Food Service Manager

    I am Ms. Gracie and I have been cooking for Primrose children since 2019. I have been in food service since 2006 and I love when the children at Primrose cheerfully greet me each day. I am very blessed to be the mother of 2 wonderful children and I also have a grandson and a granddaughter. I also have an 11 year old dog named Fendi. I love to travel and be with family and good friends. I enjoy painting and anything art related, and of course I enjoy cooking for my family and friends.

  • Ms. Kinsey, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kinsey

    Infant Lead Teacher

    I have worked in a childcare setting since 1993 and with Primrose Schools since 2010. I have been married for 35 years and raised 3 children of my own who are now grown. I love animals and all children but Infants are my specialty. I enjoy seeing each child in my care grow physically, emotionally, and intellectually. I look forward to teaching your precious babies for many years to come

  • Ms. O'Rourke, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. O'Rourke

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Holt, Toddler Lead

    Ms. Holt

    Toddler Lead

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Phillips, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Phillips

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    After graduating from San Jacinto College, I attended the University of Houston to study Health Science. During that time, I married my husband. I have worked with children since I was 16, and I have twin boys of my own. My family and I are very active and love to work out and run together. You can catch us outside doing our favorite outdoor activity - fishing. I am excited about working at Primrose and getting to know the children while helping them learn and grow.

  • Ms. Gonzales, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Gonzales

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Bio coming Soon!

  • Ms. Gilliand, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Gilliand

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    I have been working with Primrose School of Friendswood since 2020 and enjoy working with all ages, but especially the 3-4 year olds. While this is my first official job in Early Education, my love for children stems from my dream and passion of becoming a pediatric surgeon! I am currently attending school in my free time and find great excitement coming to Primrose each day, seeing dozens of faces who can't wait to see me and all that the day has to offer. My time at Primrose has allowed me to build and establish several different relationships with not only my co-workers, but with my students and their families. I can't wait to learn more about your family!

  • Ms. Obot, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Obot

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    I was born in Georgia and moved to Texas shortly after. I have lived in New York and Nevada but found my way back to Texas and am happy to have found Primrose Friendswood. I was a private nanny for five years and my own daughter is now 9 years old. You can find me enjoying time with my family, watching movies, or eating spicy food at local African restaurants. I'm excited to get to know all about my students and watch them learn and grow.

  • Ms. Shoemaker, Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shoemaker

    Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    I have worked with Primrose School of Friendswood since 2017 but took a break for school and returned as a Support Staff member in 2020 and the lead Pre-K 1 teacher in 2021. I am currently enrolled at Western Governors University working towards my Bachelor's Degree. In my free time, you can usually find me baking something yummy in the kitchen. I'm a big fan of our hometown Houston Astro's baseball team, and enjoy going to baseball games. I love getting to watch your kiddos learn and grow, I'm excited to be back at Primrose.

  • Ms. Navarro, Pre-K 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Navarro

    Pre-K 2 Lead Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Fridye, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Fridye

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Bio Coming Soon!


  • Ms. Frank, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Frank

    Explorer Teacher

    I have been working in childcare for over 5 years, and have been at Primrose for over a year now. I am comfortable working with all ages but have found “my home” with my Pre-Kindergarten students, and our school-agers.I have two adorable pups at home that take up a lot of my free time. I like to bake, watch cooking shows, go on adventures with my friends, and practice doing nails on the side. I am so happy to be your child’s teacher.

  • Linda and Gene Arthur, Franchise Owner

    Linda and Gene Arthur

    Franchise Owners

    Linda and Gene Arthur reside in League City, Texas. They recently moved to League City after raising their family in Friendswood, Texas. Linda grew up in Friendswood and Gene grew up in Hitchcock and Santa Fe, Texas. The Arthurs have been married for over 35 years and have 3 sons, 2 Daughter-in-laws, 2 Granddaughters and 1 Grandson. Their son Robert is a graduate of Texas Tech University and South Texas College of Law. Their son Brian is a graduate of Texas A&M University and their son Michael is also a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a mechanical engineer. They are very proud of their growing family and they absolutely LOVE being Grandparents and having all 3 Grandchildren as students in their schools! The Arthur family have been active and respected members of the League City and Friendswood communities for many years. Gene influenced many children's lives by volunteering his time as a coach in baseball and soccer. Linda served as president and treasurer of the Friendswood Little League. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and has worked in the energy industry for several years. In 2005, Linda received her daycare director's license and opened the Friendswood school. In 2012, the Arthur's opened the Primrose School of League City at Victory Lakes. They love the satisfaction that they receive by providing a high quality educational experience for children and families in a loving and supportive environment. "I am so privileged to have the opportunity to provide such an exceptional educational program to the Friendswood and League City areas. Primrose is so much more than a daycare and I am so proud of the difference that we are making in the lives of our students and families" says Linda. The peace of mind Primrose offers to parents is a true service to our community. If you wish to contact us we can be reached by email at

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