Primrose School of Hilburn

Our Staff

  • Ms. Sonia, Program Director

    Ms. Sonia

    Program Director

    Hi, my name is Sonia! I am the Program Director. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Studies that I received in 2004 from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. I joined the Primrose family in November 2008. I have worked at 2 different colleges child development centers as a Toddler teacher and a preschool teacher. I also worked as a lead infant/toddler teacher in a childcare program that worked with the early intervention program in New Hampshire. My family, which includes my husband, three children and a dog enjoy spending time together going for walks, playing sports, and just being outside.

  • Ms. Janae, Assistant Director

    Ms. Janae

    Assistant Director

    Hello my name is Janae and I am your Assistant Director. I was born in North Carolina, I joined the Primrose family in 2010. I graduated from Wake Technical Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 2017 and then graduated from Campbell University with my Bachelor's in Business. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and attending a good concert!

  • Ms. Beth, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Beth

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    My name is Beth! I was born in Western New York and graduated from The State University of New York, College at Fredonia with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I moved to North Carolina in 1984. I have been teaching ever since (except for the three years I stayed home with my daughter Jenna). I joined the Primrose family in 2000. When I am not at Primrose I enjoy spending time with my daughter, reading and playing with my dog!

  • Ms. Stefanie, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Stefanie

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Hello! My name is Stefanie. I am the co-lead teacher in 4K1 classroom. I have my Associates Degree, Early Childhood Credentials, as well 9 years of experience. In my spare time I love to go camping, rock hopping, and reading on the porch or in front of a fire.

  • Ms. Jasmin, Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Ms. Jasmin

    Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Hello my name is Jasmin. Originally from New Jersey, I joined the Primrose family in 2008.I enjoy seeing children grow and meeting their milestones. I graduated from Stanley Community College with my Associate Degree in Early Childhood. I love to shop, travel and participate in outdoor activities!

  • Ms. Liz, Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Ms. Liz

    Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ms. Liz. I am one of the Pre-K I Lead Teachers. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management from NC State. I received my teaching K-6 certificate from UNC Charlotte in the Master's Program. I have been teaching for 13 years. I am married with 2 fur babies. In my free time I enjoy cooking and spending time with family and friends!

  • Ms. Chanel, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Chanel

    Preschool II Teacher

    Hello! My name is Chanel Thomas. I am a teacher in our Preschool 2 classroom. I graduated with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wake Community Technical College in 2013. I have worked as an early childhood educator since 2012, and joined Primrose Schools in 2017. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with friends, and my cat Wallace.

  • Ms. Tina, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Tina

    Preschool II Teacher

    Hi, my name is Tina! I am one of the lead teachers in our Preschool 2 classroom. I have my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am from Franklinton, NC and I joined Primrose Schools in 2019. My favorite food is cheese fries and my favorite weekend activity is cooking!


  • Ms. Colleen, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Colleen

    Preschool I Teacher

    Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a teacher in Preschool 1. I joined the Primrose family in 2001. I have my North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials. I have been teaching since 1993. In my free time I enjoy watching movies with my husband and going for walks!

  • Ms. Tahra, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Tahra

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hello! My name is Tahra. I am one of the teachers in our Preschool Pathways classroom. I have a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from the University of Alexandria. I have worked as an early childhood educator since 2006. I joined Primrose in 2016. I am married with one daughter and in my free time I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.

  • Ms. Danielle, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Danielle

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello! My name is Danielle. I am a teacher in the Preschool Pathways classroom. I have my Bachelors degree in Psychology from NC & TSU, but my passion is Early Education. I joined Primrose Schools in 2019. My favorite weekend activity is going to the park with my daughter.

  • Ms. Jessica G., Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jessica G.

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jessica. I am a floater here at Primrose School of Hilburn. I went to ACC for a year to study in Criminology, but decided to take a different route. I have always had a love for young children and I am excited to begin my work journey here at Primrose. I joined Primrose in December of 2021. In my free time, I love skateboarding and being outdoors.

  • Ms. Maureen, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Maureen

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Jean'ne, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jean'ne

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jean'ne! I have a business degree and my Early Childhood Credentials. I have been with Primrose since 2000. I love to go to the beach with my family and out with my friends whenever possible!

  • Ms. Meghan, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Meghan

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Meghan. I am a teacher in the Young Infant classroom. I've been working in childcare for over 20 years and joined Primrose in 2016. In my free time I love to cook and bake. I am married and have a daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching football.

  • Ms. Kasie, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kasie

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Kasie and I'm the new toddler teacher. I have my Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. I recently came back from teaching English in South Korea for a year. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends and family!

  • Ms. Amanda, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Amanda

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Cassandra, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Cassandra

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Cassandra. I am one of the lead teachers in the Older Infant classroom. I have my credentials 1 & 2, as well as 14 years of experience. My favorite food is chicken wings, and on the weekends I love spending time with my family.

  • Ms. Ashley, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Ashley

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Ms. Ashley and I am proud to be a Primrose Infant teacher. I am from Smithfield North Carolina and I joined Primrose in 2019. I have my Early Childhood/Cosmetology Credentials from Johnson Community College. My favorite food would have to be anything seafood and I love getting my nails done. I am excited to start my journey here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Melissa, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Melissa

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Melissa and I am one of the Infant teachers here at Primrose School of Hilburn. I am originally from Archer Lodge, NC. I have my BS in Health Education from Elon College as well as my MA-MFT from Appalachian State. My favorite thing to do on the weekend is watch scarey movies & eat pizza! I am so excited to meet all the new sweet babies this year!

  • Ms. Maya, Support Teacher

    Ms. Maya

    Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Maya and I'm support teacher at Primrose. I am a Meredith alum and currently getting my masters at NCSU, go pack! . I have worked at Primrose since 2017. In my free time I enjoy shopping and spending time with friends and family.

  • Ms. Nichole, Support Teacher

    Ms. Nichole

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Sara, Support Teacher

    Ms. Sara

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Kyeru, Support Teacher

    Ms. Kyeru

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Cassidy, Support Teacher

    Ms. Cassidy

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Jessica, Support Teacher

    Ms. Jessica

    Support Teacher

    Hi! My name is Jessica! I'm excited to be joining Ms. Cassandra in the Older Infant class. I've worked in childcare for 8 years, 6 of which I've spent here at Primrose. I love getting to know the children and families and helping them grow. In my free time I like to spend time with my husband and daughter! We enjoy going to the park and watching movies as a family!

  • Ms. Shonta, Cook

    Ms. Shonta

    Cook
  • Michael and Beth White, Franchise Owner

    Michael and Beth White

    Franchise Owner

    Primrose School of Hilburn was opened on May 1, 2000 by Michael and Beth White. They have four children of their own from ages 12 to 23 years old. As the parents themselves they have a true understanding of the need for quality educational childcare facilities in the North Raleigh area. Please take the time to learn more about our school and educational programming. We appreciate the opportunity to meet new families each day and show them the Primrose difference.

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