Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Huntersville

Our Staff

  • 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.

  • 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 16 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.

  • Ms. Jahnia Nicholas, Assistant Director

    Ms. 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. Karyn Griffith, Housekeeper

    Mrs. Karyn Griffith

    Housekeeper

    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

    Mrs. Leslie Jamieson

    Teacher- Kindergarten

    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. Brandy Pruitt, Teacher-Pre-K 1

    Ms. Brandy Pruitt

    Teacher-Pre-K 1

    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. Sarah Felix

    Teacher- Pre-K 1

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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

  • Mrs. Ashley Gonzalez, Teacher- Preschool 1

    Mrs. Ashley Gonzalez

    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. Carolyn Gabriel, Teacher- Preschool 1

    Ms. Carolyn Gabriel

    Teacher- Preschool 1

    Name: Carolyn Gabriel

    Hometown: Morganton, NC

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education: Bachelors degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from UNC Chapel Hill.

    Favorite food: Pizza and Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies and Plays.

    Favorite children’s book: The very hungry catepillar.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    Favorite Quote: "If you don't stand for something you will fall for nothing." 

    Why I love working with children: I love learning!

  • 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. Jada Potts, Teacher- Preschool 2

    Ms. Jada Potts

    Teacher- Preschool 2

    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. Megan Sailors, Teacher-Early Preschool 1

    Ms. Megan Sailors

    Teacher-Early Preschool 1

     

    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. Briasia Warren, Teacher- Early Preschool 1

    Ms. Briasia Warren

    Teacher- Early Preschool 1

    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. 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, AAS 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. 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

    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. 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. Autummn Davis, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Autummn Davis

    Teacher Assistant

    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.