Primrose School of Greenville

Our Staff

  • Ms. Stephanie Hollander, Director

    Ms. Stephanie Hollander

    Director

    Meet our inviting and sunny director, Ms. Hollander! Ms. Hollander comes to Primrose with more than 10 years experience as a director of early education childcare facilities. Her two children also attend Primrose and she knows personally how important this stage educationally, emotionally and physically is for children. With her professional and personal demeanor, Ms. Hollander is dedicated to ensuring that all of our students and staff are well taken care of and encouraged. She has her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Science and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Knowledgeable, experienced and caring, Ms. Hollander is here to help in any way she can!

  • Ms. Cathy Frisella

    Assistant Director

    Cathy was born into a very large Italian family, but moved to South Carolina with my husband and two children. Before working at Primrose, I worked for a private Catholic elementary school for 10+ years. I am fluent in both Italian and English. I have also had training and worked with assisting children with learning disabilities. My passion and love of working with children grows each year.

  • Ms. Ann, Chief Happiness Officer

    Ms. Ann

    Chief Happiness Officer

    Name: Ann Wells Kiniry

    Position: Chief Happiness Officer

    Hometown: Greenville, SC

    Child Care Experience: This is my first year working in a child care setting, but I've worked with children for over 5 years.

    Education Background: BS in Business Management, Furman University '16 - GO DINS!

    Favorite Food: Popcorn

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail!

    Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m Most Excited About This School Year: I am so excited to be joining the Primrose team and helping to head up the Summer Adventure Club! I love every opportunity I have to work with the children and we have so many fun activities and field trips planned for them this year!

  • Ms. Beth, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Beth

    Toddler Teacher

    As the mother of a ten year old daughter and more than ten years of experience in early childcare, Ms. Beth understands personally and professionally what is important for an infant teacher to provide to each family. Ms. Beth holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Attentive and affectionate, Ms. Beth is invested in making sure that the babies of Primrose are thriving in a safe and happy environment.


  • Ms. Shelby

    Young Toddlers Teacher

    Shelby has worked with children for over 15 years. She has worked as the assistant in a 2 year old classroom, a lead teacher in a young toddler classroom and a lead teacher in an infant classroom. Shelby has an Associate Degree in Early Child Care and Education and a Child Care Diploma and Child Care Certificate.

  • Ms. Louanne

    Assistant Teacher

    Louanne

  • Ms. Ann

    Assistant Teacher

    Ann is from Queens, NY. Has worked in business & retail. She enjoys customer service and is a self-starter.

  • Ms. Kim, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Kim

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Kim has almost 24 years of Early Childhood Education experience in a variety of ages, and she has a Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development.

  • Ms. Kelli, Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Kelli

    Infant I Teacher

    Name: Kelli Blackstock

    Position: Lead Infant I Teacher

    Hometown: Greenville, SC

    Child Care Experience: 15+ years

    Education: Child Development at Greenville Tech

    Favorite Food: Macaroni

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with my children

    Favorite Children's Book: I'll Love You Forever

    Primrose Character: Benjamin the Bear

    What I'm Most Excited About This School Year: I'm excited about all the milestones my babies will meet!

  • Ms. Kali, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kali

    Toddler Teacher

    Name: Kali Dionne

    Position: Toddler Teacher

    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

    Child Care Experience: 2 years

    Education Background: I have my Associates degree and am currently working towards my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite Food: Tacos!

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Playing with my doggie, Piper.

    Favorite Children’s Book: Anything Pete the Cat

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Meggy the Pig

    What I’m Most Excited About This School Year: I'm excited to see some new faces in our class, but also excited to see some familiar faces grow and learn in their future classes.

  • Ms. Shirley

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Debby, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Debby

    Assistant Teacher

    Name: Debby Huntington

    Position: Support Staff

    Hometown: North White Plains, NY

    Child Care Experience: Worked in school bus transportation for 23 years

    Education Background: Associates Degrees in Accounting and Computer Programming

    Favorite Food: Roast Beef

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Square Dancing

    Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Wild Things Are

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Irwin

    What I’m Most Excited About This School Year: Learning more about my role at Primrose and about the different children I meet.

  • Ms. Amy

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Susan

    Floater

    Name: Susan Butler

    Position: Floater

    Hometown: Greenville, SC

    Child Care Experience: I've taught Learning Disabilities at the Elementary level and have worked with Pre-K students. I've been with Primrose for over 2 years now.

    Education Background: BS in Elementary and Special Education from Winthrop

    Favorite Food: I love good ole Southern food!

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Reading, Crafting, Gardening (i.e. pulling weeds) and spending time with my 4 great nieces.

    Favorite Children’s Book: Peter Rabbit

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Benjamin the Bear

    What I’m Most Excited About This School Year: It's always fun seeing my Primrose friends transition up to a new class throughout the year!

  • Ms. Lindsay

    Pre-K Teacher
  • Ms. Wendy

    Support Staff

    Name: Wendy Diaz

    Position: Support Staff

    Hometown: Greenville, SC

    Child Care Experience: I have years of teaching and substituting experience from toddler through junior high.

    Education Background: I have a degree in elementary education.

    Favorite Food: Apple pie and Cinnamon rolls

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite Children’s Book: The Little Red Hen

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Percy

    What I’m Most Excited About This School Year: Seeing these children learn and grow!

  • Ms. Jennifer

    Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Abby

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Ariona

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Amy

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Hillary

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Joanna

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Maria

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Mary

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Micki

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Niya

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Reagan

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Rebekah

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Ruth

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Sara

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Tarra

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Erika

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Emma

    Assistant Teacher
  • Mr. Dominick

    Kitchen
  • M. Giuseppe

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Gabriella

    Support Staff
  • Lauren K. Briles, Franchise Owner

    Lauren K. Briles

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Lauren - dedicated mother, entrepreneur and proud Franchise Owner of Primrose of Greenville and Primrose School of Midtown Greenville. Understanding the value of early childhood education and character development, Lauren is excited to bring the first Primrose School to the state of South Carolina. Originally from Austin, Texas, Lauren attended Furman University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. Following graduation, Lauren married her college sweetheart, Tim, and made a home in Greenville. She has 15 years of experience as a real estate professional in Greenville, ten of which have been with the company she started with her husband, The Briles Company. An active member of the community, Lauren also dedicates time to numerous organizations including Greenville First Steps, Reach Out and Read, , and Christ Church. Lauren recognized a need in her community for early childhood education options as her friends began to start families of their own. Many parents were waitlisted at nearby child care centers and forced to travel more than an hour daily to bring their child to preschool. First introduced to Primrose in Atlanta, Lauren quickly became an avid supporter of the brand and knew it would be a perfect fit for the Greenville community. "As a parent, I understand the importance of instilling a love of learning during a child's early years, and believe this is essential to building a new generation of bright citizens," said Lauren. "I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring a new option in early childhood education to the Greenville community and look forward to providing a nurturing learning environment that will help children succeed later in life." Lauren is involved with all aspects of daily operations at the both schools l as Tim continues as an insurance professional with The Briles Company Insurance. Their daughter, Emma, graduated from Primrose School of Greenville and their son, Xander, is now attending.  

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