Primrose School of Frisco West

Our Staff

  • Jamie Pryor, Area Director

    Jamie Pryor

    Area Director

    Hello and welcome to Primrose School of Park Cities. My name is Jamie Pryor and I am the Area Director for the Rigley Primrose Schools. I am originally from Tennessee where I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education. I am the proud mom of three amazing, grown children. I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years as a teacher and director in preschools as well as teaching in the elementary school system. I thoroughly enjoy working with young children. I feel that early childhood education is one of the most important fields to be in because the children we encounter are like sponges: their minds are eager to learn and absorb all we have to offer, and Primrose has a phenomenal way of being able to educate their young minds while having a balance of nurturing guidance and purposeful play within our classrooms.

    I look forward to partnering with each one of you in your child's educational journey with us at Primrose.

  • Rachel Mireles, Executive Director

    Rachel Mireles

    Executive Director

    Experience: I have been in the early education field since 2015. I also have been working with children through children’s ministry since 2007, and have spent the summers of 2009-2014 teaching through overseas teaching programs.

    Education: My educational background consists of a Master of Science Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Life Coaching and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership.

    Passion: My passion is to equip and empower others to see and reach their greatest potential and fulfill their passion in life.

    Hobbies: I am a mom of 3 boys and happily married to the kindest man I know. We enjoy the outdoors, helping others, and are leaders in our local church.

  • Taylor Ray, Assistant Director

    Taylor Ray

    Assistant Director

    Experience: I have worked for Primrose since 2014, and prior to transferring to Primrose School of Frisco West I was the Assistant Director at Primrose School of Prestonwood in Addison.

    Education: I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas.

    Passion: My passion for children developed quickly during my first years as a Primrose teacher. I just love seeing the smiling faces of our students each morning as they walk through our school doors!

    Hobbies: I enjoy binge watching shows and venturing out to new restaurants trying different kinds of food.

  • Yadira Guevara, Education Coach

    Yadira Guevara

    Education Coach

    Experience:I have worked in childcare for 12 years.

    Education: I graduated High School and attended classes in Community College.

    Passion: I enjoy being around children and being a part of their educational development.

    Hobbies:I love to explore new areas, and being outdoors. I also love doing crafts
  • Allison Linscombe, Office Manager

    Allison Linscombe

    Office Manager

    Experience: I have been working with children since 2009 starting with children’s ministry. I then became a teacher in 2012 and later began my Primrose career in 2014. I then moved into management in 2019.

    Education: I am currently working towards my college degree.

    Passion: My passion and inspiration comes from making a difference in the lives of others and always encouraging others.

    Hobbies: My hobbies are ministry, mentorship programs, and volunteering in my community.

  • Jason Pearce, Chef

    Jason Pearce

    Chef

    Experience: I have been cooking for 30 years in the food industry.

    Education: I have some college experience when I lived in Clearlake California.

    Passion: I love making children happy with the food I cook.

    Hobbies: I enjoy watching movies and TV.

  • Treacy Mennsfield, Infant Teacher

    Treacy Mennsfield

    Infant Teacher

    Experience: I have 20+ years in the early education field, and absolutely love working with children!

    Education: I'm also a current student of Grayson County College working toward and Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy.

    Passion: I'm thrilled to be a part of the Primrose School of Frisco West family, and can't wait to get to know you and your family!

    Hobbies: I've been married for 20 years, and have two wonderful children. I love to sing, shop and spend time with my family!

  • Jameela Lawson, Infant Teacher

    Jameela Lawson

    Infant Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2014.

    Education: I graduated from Southwind High School in Memphis, TN.

    Passion: I find delight in being able to experience and watch children grow.

    Hobbies: My hobbies include being a soccer, basketball, football, dance, and cheer mom!

  • Andrea Luna, Infant Teacher

    Andrea Luna

    Infant Teacher

    Experience: I have been working children as a teacher since 2018.

    Education: I graduated from Little Elm High School here in Texas.

    Passion: My passion and inspiration comes from the children here, knowing that they are learning new things everyday as well as teaching me.

    Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family watching movies together and spending quality time together.

  • Paola Guardado, Infant Teacher

    Paola Guardado

    Infant Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2021.

    Education: I graduated from Little Elm High School.

    Passion: I find delight in teaching young children and watching them develop.

    Hobbies: I enjoy going on walks, and staying in and coloring.

  • Ailiya Rizvi, Infant Teacher

    Ailiya Rizvi

    Infant Teacher

    Experience: I have been working with children since 2016 and have worked at Primrose of West Allen before coming here to Primrose Frisco West

    Education: I grew up in Pakistan and graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 1998 with my BA.

    Passion: What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is my love for children and the little things every day!

    Hobbies: I enjoy baking and watching movies.

  • Breanna Clay, Toddler Support Teacher

    Breanna Clay

    Toddler Support Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2019.

    Education: I graduated from Central High School.

    Passion: I LOVE children. I love watching children grow and become successful. I am excited to help be a part of that process.

    Hobbies: My hobbies are reading, arts and crafts, dancing, and hanging out with friends. 

  • Melonie Conneywerdy, Toddler Teacher

    Melonie Conneywerdy

    Toddler Teacher

    Experience:I have been working with children since 2019.

    Education:I graduated high school and obtained my Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Passion: What makes me passionate about working with children here at Primrose is there bright smiling faces, and seeing them every day!

    Hobbies: I love to read
  • Abriana Vietti, Toddler Teacher

    Abriana Vietti

    Toddler Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2014 at a professional ballet company teaching dance.

    Education: I graduated from Pioneer High School in Carson City, Nevada.

    Passion: I am excited to teach your child new things while watching them grow everyday.

    Hobbies: I love ballet dancing.

  • Michelle Pena-Mireles

    Toddler Support Teacher

    ExperienceI have worked with children since 2012.

    Education:  I graduated from Wakeland High School. I currently attend Collin College pursuing a degree in Music Education.

    Passion: I’m most passionate about being able to provide a creative and strong educational path to children at an early age.

    HobbiesI enjoy journaling, spending time with my dog, reading, and working out.

  • Sarah Bowman, Toddler Teacher

    Sarah Bowman

    Toddler Teacher

    Experience: I started working in childcare in 2016.

    Education: I graduated high school from south Grand Prairie in 2014. I graduated college from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development & Family Studies in 2019.

    Passion: What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is that toddlers are at a age where they able to do things on their own but still need an adult to help them with other things, which I love being able to do!

    Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out and watching Disney Plus!

  • KarisMarie Chambers, Toddler Teacher

    KarisMarie Chambers

    Toddler Teacher

    Experience:I have worked with children since 2009.

    Education:I received my Bachelors degree of Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University’s World campus.

    Passion: I am passionate about creating an engaging environment to help children thrive in the classroom.

    Hobbies:Some of my favorite things to do is sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

  • Sydnee Samilton, Toddler Teacher

    Sydnee Samilton

    Toddler Teacher

    ExperienceI have worked with children since 2015.

    Education:  I graduated from Union High School.

    Passion: My goal is to make a strong pathway for the children and fill them with positivity.

    HobbiesI enjoy playing my Xbox whenever I get a chance.

  • Melissa Burgos, Early Preschool Teacher

    Melissa Burgos

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Experience:I have been working with children since 2019.

    Education:I attended Little Elm High and graduated in 2017. I am currently attending Collin College pursuing my degree in Graphic Design.

    Passion:What makes me passionate about working at Primrose is being able to see new faces and being able to make the kids smile and enjoy themselves.

    Hobbies: I enjoy drawing and spending time with family and friends.

  • Velvet Harper, Early Preschool Teacher

    Velvet Harper

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2015.

    Education: I graduated from Cooper High School in Cooper, Texas

    Passion: My passion is to help mold children’s minds into being well-mannered and educated adults and to also encourage and inspire creativity.

    Hobbies: My hobbies are reading the bible, going for walks, watching movies, and journaling.

  • Allyson"Ally" Torske, Early Preschool Teacher

    Allyson"Ally" Torske

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Experience:I have worked with children since 2012.

    Education:I have a degree in Psychology from Argosy University.

    Passion: I love watching children grow and develop their own personality. .

    Hobbies:I enjoy camping, painting, and working out.

  • Tabitha Mattila, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Tabitha Mattila

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2015.

    Education: I have an associates in Medical assisting from Herzing University. I also have my Child Development Associates.

    Passion: I love teaching, it is the first thing I’ve done (in my career) that fulfills me and makes me feel like I am making a difference.

    Hobbies: My hobbies are reading and spending time with my family.

  • Taylor Baugh, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Taylor Baugh

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    ExperienceI have worked with children since 2020 helping with kid camps at Jurassic World.

    Education:  I graduated from Forney High School and I am currently enrolled in college.

    Passion: I love how sweet and loving children are.

    HobbiesI love art and anything dinosaurs.

  • Katherine Vazquez, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Katherine Vazquez

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2019.

    Education: I graduated from Little Elm High School.

    Passion: My passion about working at Primrose is to ensure parents that their child is in great hands and to encourage children to use their imagination.

    Hobbies: My hobbies are spending time with my daughter and family, and  doing makeup.

     

  • Tonya Taylor, Preschool Teacher

    Tonya Taylor

    Preschool Teacher

    Experience: My name is Tonya and I have been working with children on a professional capacity since Fall of 2000. I have previously worked at Cadence, Sand Castle, and Merit.

    Education: I have attended several colleges and completed various courses.

    Passion: What makes me so passionate about my work here at Primrose is wanting the best for each and every child. What I put in is what I get back many times over. I enjoy working with children because of their energy and their inquisitive nature!

    Hobbies: I like to paint, shop and any family activity

  • Noreanna Wilson, Preschool Teacher

    Noreanna Wilson

    Preschool Teacher

    ExperienceI have worked with children since 2019.

    Education:  I graduated from Braswell High School. I am looking to pursue a career in teaching.

    Passion: I love being in any  environment with children. I am excited to enter into this field and teach your little one new things.

    HobbiesI enjoy cheering.

  • Erica Nero, Preschool Teacher

    Erica Nero

    Preschool Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2003.

    Education: I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute as a certified Medical Assistant.

    Passion: I find joy in the growth of children, as well as self growth.

    Hobbies: My hobbies include cleaning, crochet, and running.

  • Karen-Nisa Muro, Preschool Teacher

    Karen-Nisa Muro

    Preschool Teacher

    ExperienceI have worked with children since 2012.

    Education:  I graduated from Little Elm High School. I am currently enrolled in college double majoring in Education and Business Marketing.

    Passion: I love working with children, that is why I decided to double major in education. I am passionate about teaching children and watching them grow.

    HobbiesI love to sing, read, and watch movies. I also enjoy going out with friends as well.

  • Angelica Tolliver, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Angelica Tolliver

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Experience: I have been working with children since 2004. I love children’s honest, inquisitive nature, and most of all, that sense of wonder that sometimes we loose growing up. I love working in PK because it is a fun age to teach and they are so curious about the world and independent.

    Education: I have attended Brookhaven and UNT for Anthropology and have a Medical Interpreter Certification from UT Austin.

    Passion: What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is how much I love seeing my student’s smiling faces, joy for life, and curiosity about the world.

    Hobbies: I love reading, dancing, gardening, arts & crafts, going to the movies, and eating my husband’s cooking!

  • Erin Richardson, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Erin Richardson

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Experience: I have worked with children since 2020.

    Education: I graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in EC-6 generalist education from Texas A&M Commerce.

    Passion: I find delight in seeing children find excitement in exploration, as well as when they have light-bulb moments when learning something new.

    Hobbies: I enjoy singing, gardening, and hanging out with my friends and family.

  • Deborah Thebault, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Deborah Thebault

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Experience: I have been working in this industry for over thirty-five years teaching Kindergarten and all other ages. I have been at Frisco West since 2014. I have also been an after-school program site manager, and an education coordinator.

    Education: I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education.

    Passion: What makes me passionate about the work I do here at Primrose is the children and the families. I have been here for several years, and watching the children go from toddlers to independent little people excites me. Seeing one child learn something or be excited about what we are learning makes me so happy.

    Hobbies: My inspiration comes from the idea of making a difference - teaching a child, helping a friend or doing something that makes a difference in somebody. I do all things in praise to God. In my spare time, I like to cook, craft, and enjoy live music. I am a mom of two adult children. My son is married and is a chef who will soon be Head Chef at Joe Madden's restaurant in Wrigley Ville (Chicago Cubs). My daughter is also married, and she teaches autistic children.

  • Kaitlynn Simonian, Kindergarten Teacher

    Kaitlynn Simonian

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Experience:This is my first time working with children in a professional environment, but I am excited to get to know your child.

    Education: I am currently enrolled in Collin Community College and will be transferring to UNT in the Fall to earn my B.S. in Elementary Education.

    Passion: I love to teach children new things. My goal is to make children excited about learning and teach children to be proud of themselves when they reach their goals.

    Hobbies:I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and our dog.

  • Luisa Olvera, Kindergarten Teacher

    Luisa Olvera

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD, Franchise Owner

    Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD

    Franchise Owners

    Hi! My name is Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD, and I along with my (late wife) Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and my daughters Maya Ann and Meira Ariane, come from three generations of early childhood educators. We are passionate about early childhood education and we are committed to serving the educational needs of every community we touch. As a family of educators, we are the proud owners of Primrose Schools of Frisco West, Klyde Warren Park, Park Cities, Preston Meadow, Prestonwood, Primrose School of Plano at Deefield, Temple, and Waco at Woodway. I am eager for you to learn more about our Balanced Learning Approach when you visit our school. Prior to our Primrose journey, becoming a parent was the start of understanding the importance of sharing milestones and precious moments with a select few. Knowing that having good quality childcare would be a home away from home, meant care that would help my children become individuals who could positively influence their immediate environment and future generations. We have always felt our values should be above standard, and during our childcare search, we were underwhelmed with our findings. My wife and I were excited to discover a Primrose for our girls where our standards were not only met but surpassed!

    Our Primrose journey began when our oldest daughter Maya was born, but it wasn’t until the birth of our second daughter, Meira, that I decided to couple my experience with my passion for early childhood education to open our first Primrose School in 2003! Since then, we have had the honor and privilege of becoming the proud owners of 7 schools. As an owner, I feel it is important that I am involved in every aspect of our schools, from the curriculum implementation to the menu. In providing a home away from home for our families, our highest priority is the health, safety and growth of our staff and students, as well as providing superior customer service to our families.

    Our schools are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and are actively involved in supporting several local foundations and charities. As a family, we enjoy “traveling with a purpose.” Most recently, our travels took us through Myanmar and Zimbabwe, where we visited various schools. We particularly enjoy visiting schools across the world to deepen our understanding of education across cultures and to offer help to schools in need.

    As a long-term resident of Dallas, Texas, our family loves to spend time reading books across all genres, cooking family recipes, going on walks with our dog Roxy, and traveling. Maya, my older daughter, graduated from the University of Texas, where she double majored in government and history with minors in Business and English. She is a Fulbright scholar and is planning to attend law school next year. My youngest daughter, Meira, is also at the University of Texas as a sophomore, majoring in business.

    We hope you soon become a part of our family and that we can share in the joy of seeing your little one grow into a bright influencer of their generation!

    I look forward to personally meeting you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD

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