Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Huntersville

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Lisa Jenkins, Director-14 years of service

    Mrs. Lisa Jenkins

    Director-14 years of service

    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 14 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 at Hough High School and my twin 17 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: 14 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.

  • Ms. Jahnia Nicholas, Assistant Director-4 years of service

    Ms. Jahnia Nicholas

    Assistant Director-4 years of service

    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. Latrina Jones, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Latrina Jones

    Administrative Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Mrs. Anne Dulin, School Chef-12 years of service

    Mrs. Anne Dulin

    School Chef-12 years of service

    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. Karyn Griffith, Housekeeper- 1 year of service

    Mrs. Karyn Griffith

    Housekeeper- 1 year of service

    Name: Karyn Griffith

    Hometown: Bristol, Tenn

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies or going hiking with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss green eggs and ham.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    Why I love working with children: I have 4 children of my own .I enjoy watching how much and how fast they learn. 

  • Mrs. Leslie Jamieson, Teacher- Kindergarten-1 year of service

    Mrs. Leslie Jamieson

    Teacher- Kindergarten-1 year of service

    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.

  • Ms Rose O'Neal, Teacher Assistant/Explorers Club Teacher -2 years of service

    Ms Rose O'Neal

    Teacher Assistant/Explorers Club Teacher -2 years of service

    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?

  • Ms. Brandy Pruitt, Teacher-Pre-K 1-1 year of service

    Ms. Brandy Pruitt

    Teacher-Pre-K 1-1 year of service

    Name: Brandy Pruitt

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Child care experience: Less than 1 year

    Education: Bachelors degree in French and Psychology

    Favorite food: Anything sweet.

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends.

    Favorite children’s book: The very hungry catepillar!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    Favorite Quote: Always remember you are absolutely unique just like everyone else

    Why I love working with children: Working with children reminds me of how exciting and amazing the world can be. 

  • Ms. Jamala Hedgpeth, Teacher- Pre Kindergarten 1

    Ms. Jamala Hedgpeth

    Teacher- Pre Kindergarten 1

    Name: Jamala Hedgpeth

    Hometown: Brooklyn New York

    Child care experience: 15 years

    Education: BA Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Pizza and lemon pepper wings

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Football games with my boys team

    Favorite Children's book: The napping house

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    Favorite Quote: "The first rule of Love is to Listen"

    Why I love working with children: I love working with children because everyday I get to view the world as they do without limits. 

     

  • Mrs. Destinee Garcia, Teacher- Pre-K 2

    Mrs. Destinee Garcia

    Teacher- Pre-K 2

    Name: Destinee Garcia

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Child care experience: 7 years overall. 3 years teaching PK!

    Education: AAS in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Burritos.

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing Piano, Running and Hiking

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie.

    Primrose character I most relate to: OG!

    Favorite Quote: "In the middle of it all, I will have joy!"

    Why I love working with children: I love working with children because I get to be many roles for them. I am a helping hand, a teacher, a counselor and a friend in need and a voice for them!

  • Mrs. Arnelis Cote Perez, Teacher-Pre-K 2- 2 years of service

    Mrs. Arnelis Cote Perez

    Teacher-Pre-K 2- 2 years of service

     

    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. Brianna Brackeen, Teacher- Preschool 1

    Ms. Brianna Brackeen

    Teacher- Preschool 1

    Name: Brianna Brackeen

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Favorite food: Alfredo and Fried Rice

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping or shopping.

    Favorite children’s book: The Kissing Hand.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy because a caring heart is so important!

    Favorite Quote: Psalm 139:14

    Why I love working with children: I love watching my friends grow and excel in learning with bright smiles. 

  • Ms. Indya Durant, Teacher-Preschool 1

    Ms. Indya Durant

    Teacher-Preschool 1

    Bio coming soon!

  • Ms. Jada Potts, Teacher- Preschool 2-1 year of service

    Ms. Jada Potts

    Teacher- Preschool 2-1 year of service

    Name: Jada Potts

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Childcare Experience: 4 years

    Education: In school for Early Childhood Ed. EDU credentials

    Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping and nature walk. 

    Favorite Childrens Book: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy

    Favorite Quote: Live life to the fullest!

    Why I love working with children: They bring me so much joy! I love my career path!

  • Ms. Miya Foster, Teacher-Preschool 2

    Ms. Miya Foster

    Teacher-Preschool 2

     

    Name: Miya Monique Foster

    Hometown: Newton, NC

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education: AAS

    Favorite food: Chinese and Soul Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me"

  • Ms. Megan Sailors, Teacher-Early Preschool 1-2 years of service

    Ms. Megan Sailors

    Teacher-Early Preschool 1-2 years of service

     

    Name: Megan Sailors

    Hometown: Lincolnton, NC

    Child care experience: 1 year

    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. Darlhena Rivera Vega, Teacher- Early Preschool 1- 2 years of service

    Ms. Darlhena Rivera Vega

    Teacher- Early Preschool 1- 2 years of service

    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. Briasia Warren, Teacher- Early Preschool 2- 1 year of service

    Ms. Briasia Warren

    Teacher- Early Preschool 2- 1 year of service

    Name: Briasia Warren

    Hometown: Virginia

    Child Care Experience: 8 years

    Education: Certified Nursing Assistant

    Favorite Food: Sushi

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with my dog hiking. Going out to eat!

    Favorite childrens book: Charlotte's Web

    Favorite Quote: "We must use time creatively in the knowlege that the time is always right to do right" MLK

    Why I love working with children: I love that I am able to nurture children and provide many great learning experiences.

  • Ms. Destiny Jackson, Teacher- Young Toddler- 2 years of service

    Ms. Destiny Jackson

    Teacher- Young Toddler- 2 years of service

    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. Miea Woods, Teacher -Young Toddler-4 years of service

    Ms. Miea Woods

    Teacher -Young Toddler-4 years of service

    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. Zataesha Davis, Teacher- Toddlers-2 years of service

    Ms. Zataesha Davis

    Teacher- Toddlers-2 years of service

    Teacher Bio Form

    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. Autummn Davis, Teacher- Toddler-1 year of service

    Ms. Autummn Davis

    Teacher- Toddler-1 year of service

    Name: Autummn Davis

    Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

    Child care experience: Nanny/Babysitting

    Education: AAS Culinary Arts. Currently in school for Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Pasta and Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity:Traveling and Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B Jones

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear

    Favorite Quote: Live everyday to the fullest. :)

    Why I love working with children: I love to learn each childs different personalities. I also love to watch them grown and develop as little humans.

  • Ms. Jessica Montgomery, Teacher-Infant-4 years of service

    Ms. Jessica Montgomery

    Teacher-Infant-4 years of service

    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. Alexis Mincieli, Teacher-Infant-2 years of service

    Ms. Alexis Mincieli

    Teacher-Infant-2 years of service

    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-4 years of service

    Ms. Tracy Griffiths

    Teacher Assistant-4 years of service

    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

  • Ms. Clara Scott, Teacher Assistant-1 year of service

    Ms. Clara Scott

    Teacher Assistant-1 year of service

    Bio coming soon

  • Ms. Tori Rudisill, Teacher Assistant-1 year of service

    Ms. Tori Rudisill

    Teacher Assistant-1 year of service

    Bio coming soon

  • Ms. Sereana Santana, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Sereana Santana

    Teacher Assistant

    Name: Sereana Santana

    Hometown: Brooklyn and Brentwood NY

    Child care experience: >1 year

    Education: HS to some college

    Favorite Food: Tacos

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Enjoying time with my daughter and online shopping

    Favorite children's book: Junie B Jones

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

    Favorite Quote: " Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."-Babe Ruth

    Why I love working with children: The warm feeling I embrace knowing that I am making an impact not to only the children but everyone surrounding them. 

  • Fred and Cheryl Jenkins, Franchise Owners

    Fred and Cheryl Jenkins

    Franchise Owners

    Fred and Cheryl Jenkins are the owners and operators of Primrose School of Cornelius and Primrose School of Huntersville. The Jenkins relocated from Southern California in 2004 to Charlotte with their two golden retrievers. Fred is an retired executive with a financial firm and Cheryl has been an elementary school teacher for the past seventeen years, with thirteen of those years in a kindergarten classroom. The Jenkins have four grown children - three sons and a daughter - and nine grand children! The Jenkins understand the importance and need of quality child care. As their own children struggled with finding an appropriate place for their grandchildren to attend, they decided that a quality child care/preschool was something that they could not only provide for their own children but for other parents as well. Primrose offered the chance for them to fulfill that dream.