Whitney Gonzalez - Associate Center Director
Hello! I wanted to introduce myself, as the Associate Director for the Primrose at Main and Teel School. I am so excited to get the chance to be a part of such a positive learning environment for young children. I have been in the childcare industry for over twelve years, working with children of all ages. I attended Everest College where I obtained my Applied Science degree. I also attended Angelina College in East Texas where I received my Child Development Associates degree. I have such a passion for making a positive impact on children’s lives and love seeing them grow and strive each and every day.
My family and friends are the most important thing in my life to me. When I am not working I love to spend time with my husband, Julio, my daughter, Harper, my son, Bronx, and my two step-children Alex and Lacie. We are a big sports family, even though we are a house divided! Go Yankees! I have lived in Frisco for over 19 years and graduated from Frisco High School.
I look forward to getting to know all of the families here at Primrose at Main and Teel, and establishing life-long roots right here in Frisco!
Kristen Kirschner - Director of Education
I am a proud alumni of Baylor University & hold an Early Childhood – 4th grade teaching certification. As a teacher in the Plano & Dallas ISD's I enjoyed teaching Third Grade as well as Kindergarten for many years. When I first came to Primrose however, I knew I had found my place in education! My husband & I have three adorable children that all attend Primrose & I am truly blessed to be involved in enhancing their education as well as all of the students who attend Primrose as the Director of Education!
Favorite children’s book: The Harry Potter Literary Series
Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut, because he represents honesty & has a passion for reading readiness as well as learning new vocabulary words.
What I love most about working with children: I consider myself a lifelong learner who truly understands the importance of a quality education. I cherish the energy and excitement that children display! I also love to be a part of the innate eagerness children have to experience & learn new things.
Amanda Lamkin - Communications Manager
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and welcome you to Primrose School of Frisco at Main and Teel. My name is Amanda Lamkin and I am the Communications Manager.
I have been in child care for over 15 years now and wouldn't have it any other way! I am so blessed to be able to bring my children with me and know they are getting the very best education in all Texas!
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Harrison, and our three boys, Brody, Dakota, and Maverick. We all look forward to spring time here in Texas so we can root on our Texas Rangers! We also enjoy going to Primrose Family Nights here in Frisco and cheering on the Rough Riders.
I look forward to getting to know each and every one of our Primrose Families!
Jessica Salgado - Education and Curriculum Specialist
Hi, I would like to introduce myself, I am Jessica Salgado. I am the Education and Curriculum Specialist and have been working with kids for over 8 years. I have worked for other Pre-Schools as a Teachers Assistant, Lead Teacher, and Office Assistant and have been at Primrose now for over 2 1/2 years. I love fostering educational growth in children and feel that I am truly in a place where I am able to utilize my classroom knowledge, creative talent, and bilingual ability to create a learning environment that is fun, pleasurable, and that inspires kids to want to grow and achieve academic excellence by turning learning into an exciting adventure. My experience, knowledge, and exposure to different methodologies in a classroom in addition to my daily interaction with parents, teachers, and staff has prepared me for my current role as Classroom Excellence Supervisor. I have seen firsthand and understand what is needed to achieve excellence in a classroom and am putting this knowledge to work to accomplish this objective for our children.
On a personal note I am very much about family. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Genaro and our 3 children, Issac, Malia, and Lorenzo. We love spending time together as a family and have recently adopted two sibling Huskies one of which lives with my parents. We all look forward to the weekends and love playtime at the park along with patio barbecues. I also love to travel; road trips and beach time together with family are a highlight in our lives. On the creative side I love to draw and work on arts and crafts in my spare time. I occasionally face paint for birthday parties and other volunteer events in the community. I greatly look forward to working with all of our new families and kids here at our new home at Main & Teel.
Shancia Castillo - Leadership Intern
Hello! I wanted to introduce myself as the Leadership Intern here at Primrose School of Frisco at Main and Teel. I have lived in Texas all my life and moved to Frisco about 10 years ago. I have a 4-year-old son, Elijah, who brings the fun to my life. We are huge sports fans, and we love to watch movies. I have been a teacher at Primrose for 4 years which has given me the opportunity to experience multiple age groups and build lifelong relationships. I was previously the lead teacher in Early Preschool 2 for almost two years and I loved it! Childcare is something you do with your heart and I have loved pouring myself into my children. Primrose has molded me in many ways outside of my position as a teacher and I am incredibly grateful for the co-workers, parents and children who have made huge impacts on my life. I cannot wait to continue my journey at Primrose leading and loving each person that becomes a part of our family.