Primrose School of Greatwood

Our Staff

  • Jamie Keel, Executive Director

    Jamie Keel

    Executive Director

    Hello, my name is Jamie Keel and I am pleased to introduce myself as the Executive Director for the Primrose School of Atascocita, Primrose School at Crossroads Park, Primrose School of Copperfield, Primrose School of Greatwood, and Primrose School at Balmoral. I started my career in early childhood in 2009 and have worked with Primrose Schools since 2010. I graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, however continued my education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. It was at the University of St. Thomas where I completed my education coursework and obtained an early childhood through 6th grade teacher certification. I have experience as a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Lead Teacher as well as Leadership experience as both Assistant Director and School Director. My husband Adam and I have three amazing children who all attended Primrose. Primrose is more than a school for us; it is a part of our family! I am proud to say I get to work at the very best preschool for infant through kindergarten and after school care for the Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Jersey Village, Cypress, Sugar Land, and surrounding areas.

    Primrose Faculty since August 2010

  • Lindsey Griffin, Regional Director

    Lindsey Griffin

    Regional Director

    Hi, my name is Lindsey Griffin and I am pleased to introduce myself as the Regional Director for the Primrose School at Crossroads Park, Primrose School of Copperfield, and Primrose School of Greatwood. I started my career working in early childhood in 2010 and have worked with the Primrose Schools since 2012. I have an Associates Degree of Arts in Teaching from Lone Star College. While working in the Primrose Schools I have held many titles from Lead Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Assistant Director, Director, and now Regional Director. I enjoy coming into the schools each day to see smiling children learning new things each day as well as working hand in hand with our teachers and leadership teams to help them grow to become the best teachers and leaders of Houston in early childhood education.

    Primrose Faculty Since May 2012

  • Jessica Nelson, Director

    Jessica Nelson


    Hi! My name is Jessica Nelson and I am excited to be part of the Leadership Team at The Primrose School of Greatwood. My passion for working with children and families began in college where I was drawn to study child development, parenting and adoption. After earning my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University, I wanted to learn more! I continued my education at Purdue University where I earned a Masters of Science in Child Development and Family Studies. I worked as a Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for UGA Cooperative Extension in Georgia and later a private adoption counselor in the Houston area. After taking some time to be a full-time mom, I found my way back to working, eager to benefit young children and their families. I began working at a local part-time parish preschool in 2011, first on staff then as the Director for 7 years. I learned the value of partnering with preschool families in the early childhood years, as well as growing a team of talented teachers. I am looking forward now to partnering with the families and faculty of The Primrose School of Greatwood.

    On a personal note, my husband, Keith and I have been married since 2003 and we made Greatwood our home starting in 2004. We began our family in 2006 with our daughter Abby and welcomed our son Zach in 2009. When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family puzzling, building Legos, playing games, and watching movies.

  • Rebecca Hogenson, Director

    Rebecca Hogenson


    Hi, I am Rebecca Hogenson. I am passionate about partnering with all families, new and old, to create the best experience for our students. I am always available, whether you want to voice a concern or talk about the latest and greatest happenings in your life. I enjoy Fall Festivals, Spring Fling Carnivals, holiday celebrations, graduations and school events where we can come together and celebrate each other as a family and community. I began working at Primrose in 2011 and have never looked back. I believe in our curriculum, our culture and our learning approach.

    I was married in July of 2016 to my husband Jimmy who works in the oil industry. Our son Declan was born in September of 2020 and attends Primrose. We also have two large dogs who keep things interesting at home. I love spending time with my family. Most weekends are spent visiting family and friends, as we eat, play and cherish our life together. I enjoy experiencing new things, trying new foods and exploring new places.

    My passion for early education began while working at my first preschool in 2008. Watching children grow and develop inspired me to continue a path of early education while in school. I started with Primrose as an Early Preschool teacher in 2011. While working with Primrose I have worked as a teacher, Administrative Assistant, Assistant Director, Curriculum Coach and School Director. I received my Director certification in 2014. I love partnering with parents to ensure you have the best experience possible at Primrose. I want parents to leave knowing your child will not only be safe and learning, but also knowing they are loved and having fun while they grow at school. I also strive to partner with teachers to ensure they have all the skills and tools needed to connect with your children to build a relationship of trust to encourage future learning and development.

    I cannot wait to get to know you and learn all about your little ones. Welcome to Primrose School of Greatwood and let the journey begin!

    Primrose faculty since February 2011

  • Krysta Gonzales-Porras, Education Coach

    Krysta Gonzales-Porras

    Education Coach

    Hi! My name is Krysta or Mrs. Porras! I just recently graduated from the University of New Mexico with Summa Cum Laude. I graduated with a Bachelors in Phychology and am currently attending University of Houston for my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I want to be a play therapist for children. I have worked with children since 2021 and immediately knew I was on the right career path. I started my Primrose journey as a Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. I have since been a lead teacher and now the Education Coach here at Primose School of Greatwood. I love building relationships with the families and helping teacher achieve delivering the best education to their students each day!

    Whenever I am not work I am with my family. I have been married since 2019. We have a middle school daughter, who loves to try new activities. My family likes to explorer around the city and play board games whenever at home! 


    Primrose Faculty since June 2021

  • Jasmyn George, Office Support Staff

    Jasmyn George

    Office Support Staff

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Miss Jasmyn. I am very excited to meet each and every one of you! My devotion for educating children came very early in life for me, and my prior experiences lead me right to the doorsteps of  Primrose. The foundation and values that Primrose sets honor my ethics as a person and teacher, namely, equity and inclusion. The process of observing a child develop educationally, emotionally and physically is the reward that makes every day better than the last. My experience with children set about in 2013 where I taught as a private swim instructor for five years then soon after made the transition to the classroom as a preschool teacher. When I am not here at Primrose my time is spent furthering my education to recieve my Bachelors degree in Digital Marketing and spoiling my three fur babies that always keep me fast on the draw. I also enjoy long drives through a scenic view and any carnival with fried oreos! I am very eager to bring my charisma and positive attitude to Primrose of Greatwood!

  • Janae Linden, Office Support Staff

    Janae Linden

    Office Support Staff

    Hi my name is Janae. I’m from Houston, Tx and I have been in child care since 2018 and I have absolutely loved every minute of it! I decided to work at Primrose because of the love I have for children. I love that I can make a positive impact on each child by teaching them new things everyday. I love having fun with all my students and watching them grow up. I love and treat each student as if they're my own, so I am eager to see their progress and accomplishments throughout the school year!


    Primrose Faculty since December 2021

  • Chorlette Mable, Kitchen Manager

    Chorlette Mable

    Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Mable has been with Primrose since 2003 and has 18 years of childcare experience. She has worked in several classrooms and now is our wonderful Kitchen Manager. On the weekends, you will find her relaxing at home. She has two children at the ages of 27 and 22. Her youngest, Chasity, works here at Primrose School of Greatwood in the Preschool Two classroom and her grandbaby, Ce’Veah, attends the school as well. Ms. Mable loves providing healthy, balanced meals to the children to give them a healthy mind, body, and heart!


    Primrose Faculty since November 2003

  • Janell Dominguez, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Janell Dominguez

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Janell Dominguez, and I am your Young Infant Lead Teacher On the weekends, you can find me spending time with my friends and family or relaxing, watching my favorite shows. I have a daughter who is the light of my life and has taught me so much about children and given me so much joy to work with other children. In the classroom, I love to teach the Primrose curriculum to the students to help with their development. I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose family and watch all my babies grow!


    Primrose Faculty since April 2022

  • Vanessa Chamberlain, Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Vanessa Chamberlain

    Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Vanessa Chamberlain and I am so excited to be in the infant classroom! I have two children, a boy and a girl, who I love to spend time with. One of my favorite activities to do on my free time is swimming outdoors, which is about the only thing you can do in the Texas heat in the summer!  I find much joy in watching a child’s eagerness to learn new things. Children's development is blossoming at this stage and I love to help them reach their new milestones.


    Primrose Faculty since September 2022

  • Claudia Soler, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Claudia Soler

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Ms. Claudia Solder and I am very excited to be one of Primrose's infant teachers. I am originally from Columbia and have now been in the United States since 2010 and love the life I have created for my son and daughter. I would describe myself as a very energetic and communicative individual and you will always see me with a smile on my face. I have a passion for teaching infants rhythm and movement through our Harmony and Hearts program. Teaching infants is my mission and brings so much happiness to my life. I find watching them grow to be such a beautiful process..



    Primrose Faculty since September 2022

  • Priscilla Reyna

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Morgan Patterson

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Samantha Quinonez, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Samantha Quinonez

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi my name is Samantha Quinonez. I am from Houston, Tx, and I absolutely adore animals and children. In my free time, you’ll find me tending to my animals or exploring state parks with my dogs. I joined the Primrose family in November 2021. I chose Primrose School of Greatwood because of the learning structure they imply and the joy I feel knowing I am making a difference in each child’s life.


    Primrose Faculty since November 2021

  • Eman Ghanem

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Eman Ghanem. I am so excited to be here and get to know all of the students. I have worked in the childcare setting since 2022 and I have children of my own. In addition to this, I have my Bachelor’s in Science History. I have not always lived in the United States and I am originally from Egypt. On my free time, I love to go shopping and spend time with my family. I cannot wait to meet you and your little one!

  • Chirine El Otari

    Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Jasmin Austin, Early Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    Jasmin Austin

    Early Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jasmin! I love spending time with my family and taking trips with them to fun places. I have always loved working with children because they always make me smile with their curious and carefree minds. I love watching the children explorer in their centers during Wondertime. They are able to express themselves independtly and learn through play. I am so happy to be apart of the Primrose family to expand my teaching career.


    Primrose Faculty since March 2022

  • Kaenesha Walker

    Early Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher
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  • Brittney Sanchez, Early Preschool Two Teacher

    Brittney Sanchez

    Early Preschool Two Teacher

    Hello, my name is Brittany and I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose family! I have been in the childcare field since 2020 and I adore working with children. Fun fact about me is I have ten nieces and nephews, that I adore so much. Family is everything to me, so I understand how important family can be. In the classroom, I like to be creative and bring the Unit of Learning to life! 

  • Lena Baluch, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Lena Baluch

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi! I'm Lena Baluch, I grew up in Los Angeles for half of my life and have been in the Houston area for the latter part of my life. I am a college student attending the University of Houston to obtain my degree in History. I love history and all things craft related, such as art and sewing. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is spending time with my cats and painting. Working with children bring me so much joy! I love seeing the happy and unique personalities within each child. I find importance in relating to the children's social-emotional development and listening purposefully to every child I interact with. I cannot wait to meet your family!


    Primrose Faculty since June 2022

  • Nicki Simons

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Nicki Simons. I was born and raised here in Houston, Texas. I have been in the childcare industry since 2015 and have loved every minute of it. Primrose is a place that feels like home for me. I have a passion for creating teachable moments with my students and finding joy in celebrating children's milestones, big and small. On my spare time, you can find me watching baseball games with my family. I am so excited to meet each of the children and want them flourish. 

  • Victoria Caesar, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Victoria Caesar

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Hello everyone, my name is Victoria Caesar and I am so excited to get to know all the families here at Primrose. I have been working in childcare since 2023 and have love every minute of it. I love working with children because I get to watch them learn so many new things through play. I believe that purposeful play is very important to a child's education and social-emotional development. In my free time, I love to read. I also love to travel and have visited many different countries. On my trips, I love to discover the different cultures that I encounter and meet new people while seeing sights from coast to coast. I am so excited to meet all of the families here at primrose and have purposeful interactions with children.

  • Chasity Smith, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Chasity Smith

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Hi I’m Chasity Smith. I am a loving parent of a little girl who is my biggest motivation in life. I found my passion for children when I attended a program in high school that allowed us to teach students in an elementary school. I knew Primrose would be the perfect place to continue my interest in teaching and have been here since 2022. I am currently attending college to further my degree in childcare education. I love the feeling of seeing the light bulb go off in the child when they understand the material I am teaching them. The best feeling to me is knowing I am helping children grow and develop their minds.


    Primrose Faculty since January 2022

  • Marissa Silva

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Precious Jordan, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Precious Jordan

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello, I’m Precious Jordan. I am originally from Rosenburg Texas, but currently living out my dream staying in Needville, TX. It was always a dream of mine to live in the country since I was a child. I love working with children because it’s wonderful to see how much one individual can really make a difference in another’s life. I’ve always been interested in teaching the youth and started pursuing this interest of mine in 2019. I love my Primrose kiddos and love seeing them grow and development throughout the year. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for the Pre-K classroom!


    Primrose Faculty since September 2021

  • Pooja Jain

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Amy Gandt, Private Pre Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Amy Gandt

    Private Pre Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Hi, my name is Amy Gandt and I am so excited to be one of your wonderful Pre-K teachers! I was born in San Antonio, and I have family both there and in Pennsylvania. I met my husband while we were both attending Texas A&M University and we are both graduates of the class of 2013! I earned my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (4th-8th grade math/science) and began working in childcare in 2014 at the Primose School of Greatwood. I love to create trusting relationships with children where they are able to truly express themselves healthily. Teaching has alwauys been a passion of mine and I am so excited that I am able to provide children with opportunities for growth. In my spare time, you can find my spending time with my husband, our 1 year old son, and our two dogs. Also, I enjoy practicing my photography skills and watching movies! 


    Primrose Faculty since September 2014

  • Ghyzlene Laoui, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ghyzlene Laoui

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Ghyzlene Laoui, but the children and families call me Mrs. Gizelle! I have a true passion for working with our young learners and help guide them through the purposeful play here at Primrose! I place a large emphasis on communicating with parents in every aspect to provide assurance that their child is in a safe environment. Small group is an activity that I love most because it provides me with an opportunity to get to know the whole child and to build connections. I am married and have 3 beautiful children. We love to travel and go to movie theatres. I am so excited to be part of Primrose schools Pre-K team and cannot wait to building trusting relationships with you!


    Primrose Faculty since August 2022

  • Shyan Jenkins, Private Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Shyan Jenkins

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Shyan Jenkins! I began my childcare journey when I started at Primrose in 2022. I have always wanted to work with children, so I am so excited to be here! I love to listen to their stories and try to understand their big feelings. Fostering a child's social-emotional growth through the Primrse characters is something that I love to do within the classroom. I have a little boy myself who currently attends at the Primrose School of Greatwood and love to spend time with my family on my free time. I cannot wait to build healthy relationships and watch all my students grow in a positive environment here at Primrose! 

  • Lindsey Ann Guevara

    Support Staff
  • Irma Garza

    Support Staff
  • Aida Guadalupe Gil, Support Staff

    Aida Guadalupe Gil

    Support Staff

    Hi, my name is Aida Gil. I am currently attending Houston Community College to obtain my Associates degree in General Studies. I would like to become a pediatrician in the future. I have lived in Houston for most of my life. When I was 11, I moved to California for 5 years and then returned to Houston. Aside from school, I like to go to the gym when I am able or hang out with my friends. I also enjoy baking goodies for my family. 


  • Ja'Mya Robinson

    Support Staff
  • Matt and Anne Evers, Franchise Owner

    Matt and Anne Evers

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Greatwood!

    We are the proud Franchise Owners, Matt and Anne Evers.

    In 2015, our Primrose journey started where many of you are right now – looking for the best childcare option for our new son, Cooper. Throughout that search, we were so impressed by the exceptional level of care and curriculum at Primrose Schools that we decided to open our own. Both our boys, Cooper (7) and Cannon (5) still attend Primrose today.

    At Primrose Schools, who children become is as important as what they know. Our exclusive Balanced Learning® approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

    The staff at the Primrose School of Greatwood is dedicated to providing a safe, loving, and high-quality educational experience for your child. We strive to be the absolute best option for infant care through kindergarten, and after-school care for the entire Fort Bend area. If you are looking for an exceptional child care option that treats you like family, please consider our school.

    Thank you for sharing these important years of your child’s life with our family!

    Matt and Anne Evers are also proud owners of the Primrose School of Atascocita, Primrose School at Crossroads Park, Primrose School of Copperfield, and Primrose School at Balmoral.

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