For well over 30 years Ms. Dunlap has devoted herself to taking care of children. Ms. Dunlap joined Primrose in July of 2012, but has worked in Childcare management for over 16 years. Ms. Dunlap has an Early Childhood Career Studies Certificate and a Child Care Certificate. To Ms. Dunlap just being a small part of a child’s life and watching their growth and development is the best part of her job. Ms. Dunlap married her high school sweetheart 30 years ago and has a 26 year old daughter Elizabeth.
Mrs. Thompson joined our team in January 2013. She graduated from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Thompson has over 14 years’ experience working with children.
Mrs. Bednash graduated from Keystone College in Factoryville, PA with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has approximately 14 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia with her husband in 2019. Mrs. Bednash loves being a part of the team here at Primrose.
Ms. Lightfoot is our wonderful Toddler Teacher. Ms. Lightfoot comes to us with several years of experience working with young children. She said she could tell that she wanted to join our Primrose Family the first time she came in our doors in 2009!
Mrs. Walker joined our team in February of 2013. She has over 20 years of experince working with children. Mrs. Walker loves teaching the children new concepts and seeing the joy of learning on their faces.
In 2011 Mrs. Moore joined our Primrose Team. She brings 20 years of experience working with pre-school children. She earned her BS degree from Clark Atlanta University. She loves how eager her children are to learn each day. You can hear her wonderful singing voice throughout the school!
Georgia Wiley is the proud owner of the Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner. Georgia and her family are longtime residents of Chesterfield County. Georgia has three children, twin sons Kalen and Breslin, and daughter Alexa.
Georgia received her Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University and a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. She spent 16 year at United Parcel Service in Operations and Engineering, and 10 years at Hewlett Packard as an Engineering Project Manager before deciding to pursue her dream of owning her own business.
For years the Wiley’s struggled to find quality care for their 3 children. So when Georgia started looking into opening a child care center, she knew exactly what she was looking for. She knew immediately Primrose was what she had been looking for her own children for all of those years.
“Primrose offers a Balanced Learning Curriculum. In addition, the programming offers social/emotional development, music, physical development, etc… As the owner, I am involved in the quality and execution of the schools programs on a daily basis. I recognize the importance of creating a safe, nurturing and healthy environment for the children. I also seek to create a work environment that allows our educators to excel in their passion for teaching young children, and the Primrose curriculum offers just that opportunity.
I love coming to the school every day and watching the children learn and grow. Hearing their laughter, watching them take their first steps, listening to the stages in their language development and watching them blossom into young people ready for the challenges of their world, is so rewarding. Now that the school has been open 9 years, I have watched many classes of Pre-K students graduate and confidently march off to Kindergarten after having enrolled them in the school as Infants.”
-- Georgia Wiley