Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Huntersville

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Lisa Jenkins, Director

    Mrs. Lisa Jenkins

    Director

    Hi! I am Lisa Jenkins and I am proud to be the Director at Primrose School of Huntersville. I moved to Charlotte from Las Vegas, Nevada 13 years ago to open our 1st location, Primrose School of Cornelius. I attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and majored in Business Management. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have my Early Childhood Administrative Credentials I & II. I also have an Early Childhood Education Certificate, with a specialization in Early Childhood Ed. My husband Matthew teaches and coaches football at Hough High School and my twin 15 yr old daughters attend Hough High School in Cornelius. I look forward to meeting all of you!

    Hometown: Born in Aurora, Colorado but lived most of my life in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Child care experience: 13 years

    Favorite food: French Fries and Cheesecake

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my beautiful daughters, husband and puppy Hank.

    Favorite children’s book: The giving tree.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    Favorite Quote “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” Bernard M. Baruch

    Why I love working with children: I love their laughter, smiles and hugs.

  • Mrs. Jahnia Nicholas, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Jahnia Nicholas

    Assistant Director

    Name: Jahnia Nicholas

    Hometown: Montclair, NJ

    Child Care Experience: 10 years

    Education: Associate of Arts and Bachelors in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Sushi and Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Crafting

    Favorite Childrens Book: Very hungry caterpillar

    Favorite Quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It DOES". William James

  • Ms Rose O'Neal, Administrative Assistant

    Ms Rose O'Neal

    Administrative Assistant

    Name: Rose O'Neal

    Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

    Child care experience: 1st year teaching

    Education: Working on my AA degree

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Walking my dog Athena and hanging out with my son Liam.

    Favorite children’s book: The little engine that could.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    Favorite Quote: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

    Why I love working with children: Children are our greatest gifts. They are the next generation. Why not help them become kind and caring individuals and watch the next generation flourish?

  • Mrs. Anne Dulin, School Chef

    Mrs. Anne Dulin

    School Chef

    Name: Anne Dulin

    Hometown: Boone, NC

    Education: BA in General Studies. AA in food service management. SafeServ certification.

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking

    Favorite children’s book: I'll love you forever

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    Favorite Quote: Just do it!

    Why I love working with children: Their energy and fresh honest outlook on life.

  • Mrs.Andrea Abele, Teacher-Kindergarten

    Mrs.Andrea Abele

    Teacher-Kindergarten

    Name: Andrea Abele

    Hometown: Mooresville, NC

    Education: BS in Elementary Education

    Favorite food:Smoothies!

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family!

    Favorite children’s book: The rainbow fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: OG

    Favorite Quote: "Never Give Up!"

    Why I love working with children: I love their enthusiasm for learning!

  • Ms. Heather Pasterniak, Afterschool Teacher

    Ms. Heather Pasterniak

    Afterschool Teacher

    Name: Heather Pasterniak

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    Child care experience: 28 years

    Education: AAS ECE. Attending UNC Charlotte in the Fall

    Favorite food: Anything Mexican!

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking and hanging with friends.

    Favorite children’s book: Oh the places you'll go-Dr. Seuss

    Favorite Quote: "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing"

  • Ms. Hannah Pirie, Teacher- Pre-K 1

    Ms. Hannah Pirie

    Teacher- Pre-K 1

    Name: Hannah Pirie

    Hometown: Davison, MI

    Child care experience: 1st year teaching

    Education: BS in Psychology and Sociology. Currently working on my Masters degree in Child counseling.

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and being active

    Favorite children’s book: Oh, the places you'll go

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    Favorite Quote: Dream Big, Be Brave, Show Kindness

    Why I love working with children: Children have the biggest hearts! Through teaching I'm able to help children learn, grow and develop to their greatest potential. Not only do they learn from me, I learn from them. They inspire me to be the very best version of myself.

  • Mrs. Leslie Jamieson, Teacher- Pre-K 1

    Mrs. Leslie Jamieson

    Teacher- Pre-K 1

    Name: Leslie Jamieson

    Hometown: Ayden, NC

    Child care experience: 13 years

    Education: East Carolina University BS in Elementary Education

    Favorite food: Steak and baked potato

    Favorite weekend activity: Going on adventures with my family.

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    Favorite Quote: Today can be a great day, the choice is yours.

    Why I love working with children: I love witnessing children grasp concepts for the first time. I love watching children grow and learn through exploration.

  • Mrs. Jamie Rondinelli, Teacher- Pre-K 2

    Mrs. Jamie Rondinelli

    Teacher- Pre-K 2


    Name: Jamie Rodinelli

    Hometown: Berlin, CT

    Education: BA in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University and AAS in Nursing from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing.

    Child care experience: Preschool TA, Nanny, Pediatric Nurse

    Favorite food: Mexican, especially Guacamole!

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my husband and kids

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate too: Og the Bookworm, I have a huge heart and sincerely care for others.

    Favorite Quote: “ When you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl

  • Ms. Ashley Vasquez, Teacher- Preschool 1

    Ms. Ashley Vasquez

    Teacher- Preschool 1

    Name: Ashley Vasquez

    Hometown: New York, New York

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education: Currently enrolled in school

    Favorite food: Spanish/Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Game and movie night

    Favorite children’s book: Anything by Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    Favorite Quote: Let all that you do be done in love

    Why I love working with children: It was a passion of mine as a child. I always wanted to be a teacher.

  • Ms. Stephanie Moore, Teacher- Preschool 1

    Ms. Stephanie Moore

    Teacher- Preschool 1

    Name: Stephanie Moore

    Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education: AAS in medical assisting. Continuing education in pursuit of degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite food: Homemade mac and cheese!

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends and family.

    Favorite children’s book: The rainbow fish.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow!

    Favorite Quote: " Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better".

    Why I love working with children: They are a fountain of joy. I love their lovely innocent personalities and truth. They are very open and honest. It's rewarding to see them explore, learn and grow. Sometimes, I feel as though they teach me more than I teach them!

  • Ms. Jemea Woods, Teacher- Preschool 2

    Ms. Jemea Woods

    Teacher- Preschool 2

    Name: Jemea Woods

    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education: Early Childhood Credentials, completing EDU degree

    Favorite Food: Chicken and Fries

    Favorite weekend activity:Working out, reading and spending time with family!

    Favorite children’s book: Pig the Pug

    Favorite Quote: Wake up everyday with a smile, it takes more muscles to frown.

    Why I love working with children: I love working with children because they are blank slates. They are ready to learn and are so curious. Each day is a new adventure for us both.

  • Ms. Caitlyn Riggs, Teacher- Preschool 2

    Ms. Caitlyn Riggs

    Teacher- Preschool 2

    Name: Caitlyn Riggs

    Hometown: Huntersville, NC

    Childcare experience: 3 years

    Education: High School + some college

    Favorite Food: Any kind of potatoes

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Sleeping

    Favorite Children's book: Love you Forever

    Why I love working with children: I love working with children because they are filled with happiness and sunshine.

  • Ms. Jasmine Smith, Teacher- Early Preschool 2

    Ms. Jasmine Smith

    Teacher- Early Preschool 2

    Name: Jasmine Smith

    Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

    Education: AAS in Early Childhood Education

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading, Music and Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The kissing hand

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    Favorite Quote: Dedication is hard work plus patience.

    Why I love working with children: I enjoy watching children grow and develop new skills. Children are the future and I want to someone they can learn from.

  • Ms.Taylor Griffith, Teacher- Early Preschool 2

    Ms.Taylor Griffith

    Teacher- Early Preschool 2


    Name: Taylor Griffith

    Hometown: Concord , NC

    Child care experience: 4 ½ years

    Education Background: 2 yrs ASL currently attending CPCC for ECE

    Favorite food: Mac and Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing board games with friends

    Favorite children’s book: Stellaluna

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    Why I love working with children: Who says we have to grow up ?

  • Ms. Megan Sailors, Teacher-Young Toddler

    Ms. Megan Sailors

    Teacher-Young Toddler


    Name: Megan Sailors

    Hometown: Lincolnton, NC

    Child care experience: New to childcare

    Education: Working on AA in general studies

    Favorite food: Cheeseburgers, Pizza and Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Catching up on shows, relaxing and cleaning.

    Favorite children’s book: "Papa, please get the moon for me!"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    Favorite Quote: "You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." The Wizard of Oz.

  • Ms. Destiny Jackson, Teacher- Young Toddler

    Ms. Destiny Jackson

    Teacher- Young Toddler

    Name: Destiny Jackson

    Hometown: Jamaica, New York

    Child care experience: 1 year

    Education: Currently a Sophomore in college

    Favorite food: Pizza or Mama's homemade kale greens

    Favorite weekend activity: Drawing pictures and listening to music.

    Favorite children’s book: Amazing Grace

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    Favorite Quote: "Kill them with Kindness"

  • Ms. Zataesha Davis, Teacher- Toddlers

    Ms. Zataesha Davis

    Teacher- Toddlers

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    Name: Zataesha Davis

    Hometown: Lincolnton, NC

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education: Bachelors degree in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Livingstone College

    Favorite food: Chicken Tenders and Fries

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping and Movies

    Favorite children’s book: Boom Chicka Boom

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    Favorite Quote: "No weapon formed against me shall prosper" Isaiah 54:17

  • Ms. Darlhena Rivera Vega, Teacher- Toddlers

    Ms. Darlhena Rivera Vega

    Teacher- Toddlers

    Name: Darlhena Rivera-Vega

    Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

    Child care experience: 8 + years

    Education: Associate of Arts and Certified Dental Assistant

    Favorite food: PASTA!

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my son!

    Favorite children’s book: Where the wild things are.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    Favorite Quote: "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose". Dr SeussPrimrose Character I most relate to: Billy

  • Ms. Miea Woods, Teacher-Infant

    Ms. Miea Woods

    Teacher-Infant

    Name: Miea Woods

    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

    Child care experience: Pre-K floater, After School Teacher

    Education: Currently in school

    Favorite food:Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing, eating, shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    Favorite Quote: "For those I love, I will sacrifice"

  • Ms. Alexis Mincieli, Teacher-Infant

    Ms. Alexis Mincieli

    Teacher-Infant

    Name: Alexis (Lex) Mincieli

    Hometown: Centereach, NY

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education: High school diploma.

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Family game night!

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    Favorite Quote: " Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart".

  • Ms. Tracy Griffiths, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Tracy Griffiths

    Teacher Assistant

    Hometown: Jamaica, New York

    Childcare experience: 7 years

    Education Background: 2 year degree in business management

    Favorite food: Sub sandwich

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies,reading,cooking and concerts

    Favorite children's book: Pig the pug

    Favorite quote: Dance like no one is watching !

    Primrose character i most relate to: Katie the cat

  • Mrs. Arnelis Cote Perez, Teacher Assistant

    Mrs. Arnelis Cote Perez

    Teacher Assistant


    Name: Arnelis Cote Perez

    Hometown: Venezuela

    Child care experience: 15 years

    Education: BA Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Spanish and American food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the beach and rest!

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama mad at Mama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    Favorite Quote: Psalm 91

  • Ms. Jessica Montgomery, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Jessica Montgomery

    Teacher Assistant

    Name: Jessica Montgomery

    Hometown: Sanford, NC

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education: AAS

    Favorite food: Anything spicy especially Mexican!

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my daughter and watching Netflix

    Favorite children’s book: The rainbow fish!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

    Favorite Quote: "Never regret the choices you made in the past, because in those moments, it was exactly what you wanted"

    Why I love working with children: Their sweet smiles and the funny things they say and do!

  • Ms. Aissatou Sangare, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Aissatou Sangare

    Teacher Assistant

    Name: Aissatou Sangara (Aisha)

    Hometown: Cornelius, NC

    Child care experience: 4 years

    Education: Bachelors in Liberal Studies. Getting my Masters degree in school counseling.

    Favorite food: Indian Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies, Hiking, Swimming and reading

    Favorite children’s book: Llamma Llamma books.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    Favorite Quote: Ecclesiastics 3:1 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.

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