Primrose School of Grand Peninsula

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Blackwell, Area Director

    Mrs. Blackwell

    Area Director

    My name is Ms. Blackwell, and I am the  Area Director for Primrose School of Walnut Creek, Primrose School of Grand Peninsula and Primrose School of Southwest Arlington. I began my career with Primrose in 2004 as a teacher in the three year old classroom, became director of the Walnut Creek location in 2005, and was promoted to Area Director in 2008. Prior to joining Primrose, I was a registered in-home childcare provider for fifteen years. I whole heartly believe in the Primrose vision of delivering the best and most trusted early education and care for children and families across America. I enjoy being a role model for treating each child and family with integrity and fairness and serves every family with enthusiasm.

  • Ms. Lann, Director

    Ms. Lann

    Director

    My name is Ms. Lann, and I am the Director of Primrose School of Grand Peninsula.  I have over thirteen years of experience in early childhood education and have held various positions within the field. I am originally from Oklahoma, but I have called Texas home for the last thirty years. My passion for children and their families comes from my mother who was an elementary school teacher. She inspired me to pursue a career in education and gave me a strong work ethic and a heart of service.

  • Ms. Roman, Assistant Director

    Ms. Roman

    Assistant Director

    My name is Ms. Roman, and I am the Assistant Director at Primrose School of Grand Peninsula. I attended culinary arts schools, but I got busy raising a family. When I realized how much I adore children, I began my teaching career in Rockwall as an assistant teacher. I have been with Primrose for over a year as a teacher in the Pre-K classroom and am looking forward to my new role. I believe my kindness, understanding, and patience has led me to this path. I have enjoyed getting to know each family and am excited to continue to grow these relationships.

  • Ms. Santellan, Education Coach

    Ms. Santellan

    Education Coach

    My name is Ms. Santellan, and I am the Education Coach at Primrose School of Grand Peninsula. I started at Primrose in 2016 as a teacher while attending Tarrant County College. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2022 with a degree in education. I’ve always had a passion to work with children, which is why I pursued a degree in education. I have always known Primrose is where I wanted to be. I feel Primrose gives all children the tools needed to become successful. It is an honor getting to be part of creating a safe and welcoming environment for out students.

  • Ms. Cameron, Lead Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Cameron

    Lead Infant I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Cameron, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Infant I classroom. I have over nine years of childcare experience, with six years at in Primrose. I believe I am a great teacher because my high level of patience and immense love of children. If I could teach my students one thing it would be, they are always loved and valued. I love being a teacher because I can cheer up the babies and encourage them to grow in all areas. 

  • Ms. Gist, Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Gist

    Infant I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Gist, and I am the Infant I Teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the National University of Colombia. My childcare experience started at a young age. I enjoyed taking care of my siblings and helping to teach and motivate them. Before Primrose, I worked at two different childcare facilities. I believe I am a great teacher because I am patient, caring, and compassionate. I am dedicated to helping young children adapt, learn, and grow during their young age. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be love and respect. I believe every child should be taught a healthy sense of self-respect and self-worth. A child should be aware that everyone has worth and deserves respect and kindness. The most rewarding part of being a teacher is being a positive influence in children’s lives. I enjoy watching my students grow and I know I am helping them build a foundation for the rest of their lives.

  • Ms. Jeffery, Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Jeffery

    Infant I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Jeffery, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Infant I classroom. I have over 48 years of childcare experience. I have worked at Primrose for over 12 years and raised three handsome sons. I believe I am a great teacher because of my love for the children. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to be kind to one another. I love being a teacher and seeing the babies smile at me.

  • Ms. Gates, Lead Infant II Teacher

    Ms. Gates

    Lead Infant II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Gates, and I am the Toddlers Teacher. I am currently attending Grand Canyon University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. I have over six years of childcare experience, including volunteering and teaching. I believe I am a great teacher because I create a fun learning environment for my students. I have a kind heart, nurturing nature, and am very patient. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to remember that bad days are only temporary. I love being a teacher because I know I am helping my students reach goals and feel a sense of accomplishment. 

  • Ms. Brown, Infant II Teacher

    Ms. Brown

    Infant II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Brown, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Infant II classroom. I have over three years of childcare experience as a babysitter. I believe I am a great teacher because I have a warm heart, patience, and understanding. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to stay true to themselves. I love being a teacher so I can see my students develop and grow.

  • Ms. Cooper, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Cooper

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms. Cooper, and I am the Toddlers Teacher. I currently am attending Dallas College to pursue my nursing degree. I have four years of childhood experience, including working at my church, babysitting, and working in a pediatric clinic. I believe I am a great teacher because I am patient, and always use gentle teaching. I also know the importance of bonding with each student and keeping an orderly classroom. If I could teach my students one thing ,it would be to reach for the stars. I believe your greatest potential is what you make it. I love being a teacher because I can watch my students learn, laugh, grow, and reach new milestones.

  • Ms. Galvan, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Galvan

    Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms. Galvan and I am a graduate of Cedar Hill High School. I began teaching children at my church daycare a few years ago. I enjoy teaching because children are so much fun to be around, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn new things every day. What makes me a great teacher is the level of patience and the freedom I allow them to be themselves. If I could teach a child one thing, it would be to always listen to your parents and teachers and to always have respect for each other. Teaching at Primrose has been a positive experience for me so far, because of the friendly environment for the children and the families at this school.

     

     

  • Ms. Mercer, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Mercer

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Mercer, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler and Preschool Pathways classroom. I attended high school in Mesquite, TX. I have over 7 years of experience in childcare. I believe I am a great teacher because I am always willing to teach in creative ways. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be that manners can get you far in life, and everyone deserves respect. I love being a teacher because I can be a part of my student’s learning and helping them to be great.

  • Ms. Osburn, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Osburn

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Ms. Osborn, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool classroom. Before moving to Texas, I worked at a previous childcare facility and am excited to continue this journey at Primrose. I believe I am great teacher because I am patient and understanding. If I could teach my students one thing it would be, to have confidence and to always try their best. I love being a teacher because of all my students

  • Ms. Soto, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Soto

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Ms. Soto, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K I classroom. I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree at Northlake Community College. I have over seven years of childcare experience, previously working as a babysitter and at a youth ballpark. I believe I am a great teacher because I am patient, professional, positive, kind, creative, and flexible. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to forgive yourself and others. We all make mistakes and it’s okay to have accidents because we are all learning. I love being a teacher because I am passionate about learning and eager to make a difference. I love interacting and learning from all my students.

  • Ms. Pearson, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Pearson

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    My name is Ms. Pearson, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Preschool Pathways classroom. I am currently attending The University if Texas Arlington studying English and Linguistics. This degree helps me to understand and communicate with my students. I have over 10 years of childcare experience, previously working in church nurseries, babysitting, and tutoring. I believe I am a great teacher because I make sure every child is heard, seen, and loved. I also make sure to maintain boundaries with love and patience. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be that they have a light in their soul that no one can blow out. I love being a teacher because I love to sing, dance, play, learn, and make art with my students. The reciprocal nature of teaching and learning is consistently rewarding.  

  • Ms. Miles, Lead Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Miles

    Lead Preschool I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Miles, and I am the Lead Teacher in Preschool I classroom. I have over three years of childcare experience including babysitting and other childcare facilities. I believe I am a great teacher I am always willing to go the extra mile for a student to reach their full potential. I love to laugh and have fun. I am very patient, and able to self-reflect in difficult situations. If I could teach my students one thing it would be, to always get back up and try again. I love being a teacher because when I wake up, I know I will have a positive impact on my children’s lives.

  • Ms. Wilson, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Wilson

    Preschool I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Wilson, and I am the afternoon assistant teacher in the Preschool classroom. I am a graduate of Hampton Preparatory High School and began my first experience teaching children five years ago as an instructor for a licensed afterschool program. Teaching is my passion because I have a love for learning as well as a strong desire to see children reach their potential. I believe I am a great teacher because I can reach children where they are. Always doing my best to instill the drive for self-improvement is very important to me and I try to pour this into each one of my students. If I could teach a child one thing, it would be to love themselves and that anything can be achieved with confidence: the sky’s the limit! I look forward to working with all the children and families at Primrose and believe the student-centered environment with the common goal of delivering the best education possible is the key to success of every child at this school.

  • Ms. Sanchez, Lead Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Sanchez

    Lead Preschool II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Sanchez, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Preschool II classroom. I am a graduate of Arlington Collegiate High School and I’m currently a student at Sam Houston State College. I have over 7 years of childcare experience, including babysitting and helping raise my family members. I believe I am a great teacher because my collaboration, patience, empathy, creativity, and strong communication skills. Making a difference in a child’s life is a great feeling and just knowing that I can put a smile on their faces brings me joy. I enjoy building connections with children, because I know that they will be able to trust me and come to me about anything. If I could teach a child one thing, it would be to treat each other with respect and to accept everyone. I enjoy teaching at Primrose because I love seeing the bright and smiling faces of each child when they enter the classroom.

  • Ms. Watkins, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Watkins

    Preschool II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Watkins, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Preschool II classroom. My experience with children spans over 40 years. I have four adult children and six beautiful grandbabies. I believe I am a great teacher because of my patience and love for children. If I could teach my students one thing it would be, patience. I want my students to learn that it doesn’t have to happen right away, it can still bring joy. I love being a teacher and watching my students learn and discover new things in life.

  • Ms. Ware, Lead Pre-K I Teacher

    Ms. Ware

    Lead Pre-K I Teacher

    My name is Ms. Ware, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Pre-K I classroom. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I have over 20 years of childcare experience working in all aged classrooms, but my favorite is teaching Pre-K. I believe I am a great teacher because I am patient, kind, a good listen, and always let my students help in the classroom. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be that school is fun! I love being a teacher and seeing my students improve in their skills – speaking, writing, reading, and counting. It makes me so happy to see them learn new concepts.

  • Ms. Smith, Lead Pre-K II Teacher

    Ms. Smith

    Lead Pre-K II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Smith, and I am the Pre-K II Teacher. I received my bachelor’s degree in education and physical education. My childcare career began over 10 years ago as a babysitter. Next thing you know, I had a mini class in my living room! I also enjoyed volunteered in children’s church. My passion is what drives me every day. When you love your job, there are no bad days. My goal as a teacher is to change/touch as many little lives as possible.

  • Ms. Reyes, Pre-K II Teacher

    Ms. Reyes

    Pre-K II Teacher

    My name is Ms. Reyes, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K II classroom. I am pursing my early education degree at The University of North Texas at Dallas. I have over two years of childcare experience as a student teacher, babysitter, and camp counselor. I believe I am a great teacher because I am compassionate and bubbly. I want my students to be comfortable to express themselves. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to be kind and make an impact every day. I love being a teacher because everything is new and exciting for my students.

  • Ms. Scribner, Pre-K II Teacher

    Ms. Scribner

    Pre-K II Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    My name is Ms. Scribner, and I am the Pre-K II Teacher. I previously attended Galveston College and am looking forward to continuing my education degree. Before Primrose, I worked as a babysitter for two years. I believe I am a good teacher because I love kids and teaching them new things. I am very artistic and good at multitasking. If I could teach my students one thing, it would be to keep a positive mind set, and to always look on the bright side. I love being a teacher because I can tell my kids enjoy learning new things.

  • Sherman & Jaime Hatch, Franchise Owner

    Sherman & Jaime Hatch

    Franchise Owner

    As a family with both parents working outside the home, Sherman and his wife were unable to find a quality child care facility with an educational environment that met the standards they were looking for. Soon thereafter they were introduced to Primrose Schools and discovered the emphasis they have in education, health, and the well-being of preschool age children. Realizing this would be a great fit for their family as well as others, they opened their first Primrose in Mansfield in 2001 (Primrose School of Walnut Creek). In 2007 they opened their second Primrose located in Grand Prairie (Primrose School of Grand Peninsula), and opened their third location in Arlington (Primrose School of Southwest Arlington) in February of 2017. Sherman, his wife Jaime, and their five children reside in Mansfield. Their children range in age from 15 to 21, all of whom attended Primrose. Sherman & Jaime are on-site each day at the schools to make sure everything is operating smoothly. When not at the schools, you can usually find them with family and friends, either at a sporting event or traveling.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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