Primrose School at Johns Creek

Franchise Owners

Franchise Owners of Primrose School Gary Baude and Trish Crowe
Gary Baude and Trish Crowe
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Gary Baude and Trish Crowe


The Primrose School at Johns Creek, is owned and operated by Mrs. Patricia (Trish) Crowe and her business partner Mr. Gary Baude.

Mrs. Patricia (Trish) Crowe currently holds a BS in Elementary Education, a M.Ed in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Reading. She taught Kindergarten through third grade, gifted, as well as EIP over the span of 17 years in the Douglas and Cobb County School Systems. After 17 years of teaching, Mrs. Crowe opened a Sunbrook Academy in Smyrna, Georgia and owned the school for 7 years before selling the school to a large corporation. Her goal is to inspire the school leaders to strive for constant learning through professional development, always be open to change, and view every challenge as an opportunity to grow. After all, we are “forging a path that leads to a brighter future for all children".

Mr. Gary Baude spent his entire career with one company in various management positions and most recently served as the chief executive of a division within a global logistics company. Mr. Baude has been involved in the Primrose family for over 30 years. His two sons, Joseph (30) and Jordan (29) attended and graduated from Primrose School of Peachtree Corners. His sister Mrs. Jo Kirchner has been with Primrose for over 30 years and serves are the CEO of the Primrose School Franchising Company, with over 400 schools, located in Atlanta, GA. His brother and his wife, Ken & Anita owned and operated the Primrose School of Leawood Kansas and his niece and her husband, Keri & Carl Stoltz own and operate the Primrose School of Midtown in Atlanta. It truly is a family affair! We take great pride in the quality and longevity of our staff, some of whom have been with us for more than 20 years! Our goal is to always make you feel welcome with a friendly smile and warm greeting whenever you come in.

Teamed with their School Director Mrs. Allison Stilley, Assistant Director, Mrs. Alyssa Noonan and their professional staff share the goal of providing children with the most nurturing and loving environment while achieving excellence in the delivery of our curriculum. These ladies all have a wealth of experience and a unique passion for children and early childhood education. Please read their bios on this web site and more importantly, come in and meet them and you will see and feel the difference.

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