Primrose School of Hickory Creek

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Glory Gipson, Director of Operations

    Mrs. Glory Gipson

    Director of Operations

    Early Childhood Experience Began:

    Primrose Experience Began:

    Hometown:

    Education Background:

    Favorite Weekend Activities:

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To:

  • Mrs. Ashley East, Director of Operations

    Mrs. Ashley East

    Director of Operations

    Hi! My name is Ashley East and I am the Admissions Director at the Primrose School of Hickory Creek. I’m so excited to begin this new chapter of my life with such an amazing company. I am a mother to four bright and caring children and have been married for 19 wonderful years. I have a dog, two cats, an iguana, and a snake. Although it may seem that doesn’t leave much free time, I can always find time to read one of my favorite books and go on a short nature walk.

    Before coming here, I was a Lead Teacher for a toddler classroom for over two years and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Prior to that, I managed multi-family housing properties in Lewisville for over 10 years and enjoyed that as well. I have worked either with children or in management my entire career and this adventure is the perfect mixture of both worlds. I look forward to working with your family!

  • Mrs. Cassandra  Havis, Director of Education

    Mrs. Cassandra Havis

    Director of Education

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 1979

    Primrose Experience Began: 2004

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Family Time with My Husband

    Favorite Children's Book: Curious George and anything by Eric Carle

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Percy the Rooster

  • Mrs. Kim Thompson, Director of Education

    Mrs. Kim Thompson

    Director of Education

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2009

    Primrose Experience Began: 2012

    Hometown: Justin, TX

    Education Background: Masters in Early Childhood Development, Certified Teacher EC-6

    Favorite Weekend Activities: Crafting, Family Time, Being Outdoors

    Favorite Children's Book: Anything Mo Willems

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Peanut the Pony

  • Ms. Kim Jones, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kim Jones

    Young Infant Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2012

    Primrose Experience Began: 2014

    Hometown: Midland, TX

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Going to Grandkid's Activities

    Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Erwin the Dog

  • Mrs. Letta Blankenship-Scott, Young Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Letta Blankenship-Scott

    Young Infant Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2021

    Primrose Experience Began: 2021

    Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

    Education Background: Vocational Certification Dental/Equine/Canine

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Pooltime, Lake Activities, Anything Outdoors

    Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Katie the Cat

  • Ms. Anna Beaudette

    Infant Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2017

    Primrose Experience Began: 2019

    Hometown: Flower Mound, TX

    Education Background: College Student

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Rock Climbing

    Favorite Chidlren's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Benjamin the Bear

  • Ms. Marsha Rice, Lead Teacher, Older Infants

    Ms. Marsha Rice

    Lead Teacher, Older Infants

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 1975

    Primrose Experience Began: 2016

    Hometown: Corinth, TX

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Camping, Being Outdoors, Spending Time with Family

    Favorite Children's Book: To the Moon and Back

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Og the Bookworm

  • Ms. Destyni Collett, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Destyni Collett

    Older Infant Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2014

    Primrose Experience Began: 2021

    Hometown: Hamilton, TX

    Education Background: College Student

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Reading, Listening to Classical Music

    Favorite Children's Book: The Mysterious Benedict Society

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Og the Bookworm

  • Mrs. Gale Duran

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Anna Saroni, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Anna Saroni

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2016

    Primrose Experience Began: 2019

    Hometown: Mesquite, TX

    Education Background: Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts and Photography

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Swimming

    Favorite Children's Book: Lyle the Crocodile

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Peanut the Pony

  • Ms. Sydney Parks, Lead Teacher, Toddlers

    Ms. Sydney Parks

    Lead Teacher, Toddlers

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2011

    Primrose Experience Began: 2017

    Hometown: Denison, TX

    Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Development and Family Studies

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Going to Concerts

    Favorite Children's Book: The Magic Treehouse

  • Ms. Mary Ritzel

    Toddlers Teacher
  • Mrs. Maria  Degenhardt, Lead Teacher, Early Preschool One

    Mrs. Maria Degenhardt

    Lead Teacher, Early Preschool One

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2008

    Primrose Experience Began: 2008

    Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending Time with Friends and Family

    Favorite Children's Book: No, David! and Miss Mary Mack

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Peanut the Pony

  • Ms. Dericia Sanders, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Dericia Sanders

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2017

    Primrose Experience Began: 2021

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Education Background: College Student

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Family Time, Relaxing and Watching YouTube

    Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Mia the Mouse

  • Ms. Claudia  Rodriguez, Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Claudia Rodriguez

    Lead Teacher, Preschool Pathways

    Early Education Began: 1996

    Primrose Experience Began: 2007

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Working Out, Spending Time with Family, Movies, Top Golf

    Favorite Children's Book: We All Go Traveling By and Aliens in Underpants Save the World

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Molly the Cow

  • Ms. Jeannette Newton, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Jeannette Newton

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 1991

    Primrose Experience Began: 2019

    Hometown: Friendswood, TX

    Education Background: Some College

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Crocheting

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

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Libby the Lamb

  • Ms. Nyja Johnson, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Nyja Johnson

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2015

    Primrose Experience Began: 2021

    Hometown: Denton, TX

    Education Background: College Student

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending Time with Friends

    Favorite Children's Books: The Magic Treehouse Book Series

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Katie the Cat

  • Mrs. Talia Murphy, Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Mrs. Talia Murphy

    Lead Teacher, Preschool

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2010

    Primrose Experience Began: 2017

    Hometown: Hanamaulu, HI

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Playing Video Games, Cooking, Swimming

    Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Benjamin the Bear

  • Ms. Jordan Vander Wiele

    Preschool Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2020

    Primrose Experience Began: 2020

    Hometown: Friendswood, TX

    Education Background: College Student

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Painting or Reading

    Favorite Children's Book: Harry Potter or Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Erwin the Dog

  • Mrs. Jill Canales, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Jill Canales

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Bria Youngblood, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Bria Youngblood

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Early Childhood Experience Began: 2013

    Primrose Experience Began: 2013

    Hometown: Tulsa, OK

    Education Background: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Relaxing, Watching Movies and Eating Pizza

    Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Benjamin the Bear

  • Ms. Racquel Campbell

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. DeAris Barthè

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Franchise Owner

My name is Melissa Hoisington, and I have been with Primrose School of Hickory Creek since 2004, when I started as the school's Director. In 2012, I became the Franchise Owner, and I am proud that...

Read More
franchise owners