Primrose School of Highland Village

Our Staff

  • Wendy Ghattas, Executive Director

    Wendy Ghattas

    Executive Director

    Mrs. Ghattas, oversees, supports and leads her team, with over 20 years of Director experience. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, was an Artist in Residency for 3 years, and was an educator from pre-school through college age students. You will find her engaged with the students in the classrooms, as she loves to sing the "I had a little turtle" song; digging and planting in the Primrose Garden with the students and even in the kitchen, ensuring that the menu is fresh and wholesome and using as many organic food items, as possible. When she is outside on the playground, you will probably see her running with the children or engaging them in climbing and doing chin-ups, all while she is in her heels! Mrs. Ghattas is a very hands on owner and loves interacting with her staff, students and parents. Come by and meet our owner and experience, first hand, her genuine passion for early childhood education and her love for children.

  • Laura Bloemker, Assistant Director

    Laura Bloemker

    Assistant Director

    Hello Primrose Families! My name is Ms. Laura (aka Lala), and I live in Denton with my party of five. My husband is Chad and we have three kiddos, Lou(17), Liam(9), and Eleanor(5) and all three have been Primrose kiddos from diapers to diplomas! I’m old school and have been with the Primrose family since 2000 and at Highland Village since ’08. I loved teaching (still do!) and have adored getting to know all the littles and their families that have come through my class year after year, and since I have moved from the Preschool classroom to the Management Team as Assistant Director I've been able to get to know everyone in ALL our classrooms! Working in the Land of the Littles is always an adventure, and I have yet to tire of seeing what new adventures will unfold with each new day.

    Much love and happy learning to all, always!

  • Avril Sabharwal

    Curriculum Director
  • Shobha Goyal, Infant Teacher

    Shobha Goyal

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Shobha. My husband and I moved to the US in 1998. We moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in 2002. Since then, I joined the child care industry. I have been working in child care for about 18+ years. I am very happy to be working with children. I am proud and lucky to be a part of this Primrose Highland Village family!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Hometown: India

    Child care experience: 18+ years

    Favorite food: All and veggies!

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: Small story book

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children learn and grow!

  • Jo Free

    Infant Teacher
  • Salima Ahmed, Infant Teacher

    Salima Ahmed

    Infant Teacher
  • Audrey Armuth

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Hina Ayub, Lead Early Pre-School Teacher

    Hina Ayub

    Lead Early Pre-School Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Hina Kanwal Ayub and i am a Lead Early Preschool classroom teacher. I have been working for the past 8 years in different age groups in different educational institutions. I have done my MBA (HRM) from Preston university. I was born in Moscow (Russia) and lead my life in different countries and worked in different countries and got the experience. I moved from California 7 years ago and currently i lived in lantana Texas with my sweet family. I was married seven years ago and have two kids, a 5 years boy and a 1 year old girl. I am very excited to join primrose school of Highland village as a lead teacher. I am very honored to be part of a community That's helping children learn, grow and develop to their full potential. I am a huge believer in trying new things and working hard to achieve goals. Being a teacher is something I have always wanted to do, and I am so glad I finally have the opportunity to do so. I am a big food lover. I travelled to different countries with my family and ate different cultural food. I love seafood. My favorite children's book is Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

  • Ruth Acosta, Lead Pathways Teacher

    Ruth Acosta

    Lead Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ruth Acosta ( Mrs. Ruthy)

    Hometown: Northeast Texas

    Education : Texas A&M of Texarkana- Bachelors of business administration

    Child care experience: Experience comes from volunteering as a bilingual art teacher for Dallas Museum of Art, infant and early preschool teacher as well as management experience in a daycare setting.

    Favorite food: tacos and pasta dishes

    Favorite weekend activity: spending time with my husband and doing art activities with my baby girl

    Favorite children’s book: The very hungry caterpillar because it teaches the days of the week, counting, nutrition, and the life cycle of a butterfly

    What I’m most excited about this school year is to watch my students become excited to learn Spanish, and to teach them to become confident independent children so they can be ready for Preschool.

  • Melissa Ferrington, Assistant Pathways Teacher

    Melissa Ferrington

    Assistant Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Melissa, I am currently attending college, majoring in education and teaching here at Primrose School of Highland Village definitely offers a wealth of experience in the field! I have previous experience working with my age group (2-3) so these connections I wish to make will be fun to do once again. I am very excited to connect with the children and make an impact on their lives.

    Hometown: Monroe

    Child care experience: 2-5 years of age

    Favorite food: Fruits, like strawberries and pineapple

    Favorite weekend activity: Being with family

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Making connections with the children!

  • Bryleigh Graham, Lead Pre-School Teacher

    Bryleigh Graham

    Lead Pre-School Teacher
  • Essence Robinson-Carter, Lead Pre-K Teacher

    Essence Robinson-Carter

    Lead Pre-K Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Essence. I’m originally from Missouri, but have lived in Denton since I was a little girl. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelors degree in Psychology, focusing on school psychology. I studied the Korean language and am currently learning Spanish as well! I was a teaching assistant in the Structured Nonverbal/Autism class at Plano West Senior High School. Both of my parents are teachers and after observing them throughout my life, I found that I too had a passion for wanting to provide children with the education they deserve, and that’s why I have joined the Primrose family! I’m excited to provide each and every child with creative and fun ways to think and engage in their every day learning, both at school and out in the world.

    Hometown: Denton, TX

    Years Teaching: First year!

    Favorite food: Any and all soups!

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing at home with my family and fur babies

    Favorite children’s book: The English Roses series by Madonna

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children be excited about learning and watching their growth throughout the year

  • Kristen Murff, Kindergarten Teacher

    Kristen Murff

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Thank you parents of Kindergarteners for enrolling your student in Primrose’s Private Kindergarten program. The curriculum is going to allow us lots of opportunities to work on language arts and math as well other subjects. The students will be interacting with print, and manipulatives during center time, whole group and small group to expand on what they already learned in PreK and also learn many new skills and concepts!

    I am so excited to spend time with your child and get to see them light up when they make a connection to something they are learning, and to delight in them as they have fun each day with their peers and with me.

    I grew up in Richardson. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in education(Interdisciplinary Studies). I have Texas Teaching Certificates in Math, reading, Language Arts, and Self-Contained classroom. I taught second grade for 2 years in Irving ISD and have 9 years of teaching experience teaching Prek and Kindergarten in the early childhood setting. I most recently taught at the Primrose of Kingwood in Houston where I taught Kindergarten for 2 years, and Pre K 1 last year. I look forward to providing a wonderfully nurturing and rich whole child development experience through purposeful play and differentiated, small group instruction here at Primrose of Highland Village!

  • Dakota Weber, Support Staff

    Dakota Weber

    Support Staff
  • Talena English, Support Staff

    Talena English

    Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hi Primrose Family,

    My name is Ms. Talena and I am the Lead Pre-School Teacher. I started at Primrose in 2016, going on my fifth year and it has been such an amazing experience. I have 5 beautiful children and they have all attended Primrose. Teaching is my passion and every student I have taught has a special place in my heart. I am currently working on earning my CDA, the more I learn the more I can cater to the learning of your children. Thank you for allowing me to teach your children and follow my dream. I am excited to spend many more years growing in this career.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

    Child care experience: 5 years here at Primrose Highland Village

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything with my kids

    Favorite children’s book: I Love You This Much

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing my kids advance and build relationships.

Franchise Owners

We are so excited to be celebrating our 5th year of owning Primrose of Highland Village! It is amazing how quickly we have arrived at this anniversary and we thank the beautiful Highland Village an...

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