Primrose School of Julington Creek

Our Staff

  • Elizebeth Woods, Director

    Elizebeth Woods



    I'm Elizebeth Woods. I was born in Jacksonville, FL, however I have lived in many different states. My husband and I have an amazing son named Andrew. I have been working for Primrose since 2012, starting here at Primrose Julington Creek as a teacher then moving up to Director. I look forward to helping the students, families and teachers!

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family

    Child care experience: started this career in high school, took a break to start a family and went back to teaching in 2010

    Background: Child Development Credential and Directors 

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: I enjoy watching how they develop and grow over the years.

    Favorite children's book: "Oh The Places You Will Go"

    In My Personal Time: Spending time with my family and traveling.

  • Adrian Hatcher, Assistant Director

    Adrian Hatcher

    Assistant Director

    Hello My name is Adrian Hatcher. I am a veteran of the U.S Navy. I have
    four grown children, 3 grandbabies and one on the way. I love children! Its
    amazing to see the lightbulb come on onve they have figured something
    out. I am here to assist the children, teachers and parents in any way I can.

    Child care experience: I have taught ages from infancy to school
    age for well over 17 years.

    Education Background: I have completed my CDA and attend
    college for Early Childhood Education and Business

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: I love interacting
    with children through any activity.

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    In My Personal Time: I love spending time with my family and
    reading books on the empowerment of women and relationships.

  • Alyssa Bailey, Education Coach

    Alyssa Bailey

    Education Coach

    I’m Alyssa Bailey. I am originally from Orange City Florida, a small town located near Daytona Beach. I moved to Jacksonville in 2010. I am a mother to a baby boy named Brooklyn and believe motherhood to be very rewarding. I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I could remember. It has always been a dream of mine to work with children and watch them grow. I have always loved children and studying Early Childhood Education has made that even more clear to me. I have just recently graduated with my associate degree in education, and I am still pursuing my studies by working towards my directors’ credentials. I have spent many hours volunteering, completing field study hours, and babysitting gaining experience in my lifelong dream. I am very thankful to be a part of the Primrose Julington Creek family and working with all the teachers, students, and parents through this exciting journey! 

  • Melinda Toomey, Office Support Staff

    Melinda Toomey

    Office Support Staff

    I’m Melinda Toomey, Mindy for short.  I have lived in Florida for about five years now and I am originally from Delaware. I have three wonderful children and I have been working in Child Care since I was 16 years old. I obtained my CDA in 2021 and I am CPR certified. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow. I am happy to be starting my journey here at Primrose. I hope to help shape the minds of these young children and help them find who they aspire to be.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Child care experience: 16 years

    Education Background: CDA

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Watching them
    learn and grow

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    In My Personal Time: I love to be at the beach

  • Chelsea Silcox, Office Support Staff

    Chelsea Silcox

    Office Support Staff

    Hello my name is Chelsea Silcox and id like to share a little bit about myself. I am a mother of two children(Boy and  Girl). I was born and raised here in Jacksonville. This is my first time working with children in a professional setting. I couldn’t be more excited to get to know all the children and parents. My long-term goal is to complete my bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. And making teaching my career.

    Child care experience: Homeschooling mom of 9 years

    Education Background: Currently finishing my associates degree in Early childhood Education

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Watching them light up with excitement  when learning.

    Favorite children’s book: The book with no pictures

    In My Personal Time: I love reading and painting. But most importantly I love to spend time with my kiddos.

  • Amber R. Walker, Area Director

    Amber R. Walker

    Area Director

    Hello, I’m Amber R. Walker. I am the Area Director for Primrose School at St. Johns Forest and Primrose School of Julington Creek. I was born and raised in the Midwest but have lived in Jacksonville since 2003. My husband is a retired Navy Chief and we have two beautiful teenagers that have graduated from Primrose School! Our oldest is attending college at Georgia Southern University and my youngest is in high school. I’ve been in Early Childhood Education since 2003 and joined Primrose in 2008. I have worked as a Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator as well as Director and enjoy watching children learn and grow! I love my position and the fact that I get to work with such fantastic teachers! Even more than that, I have the pleasure of helping to mold our future!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Child care experience: Since 2003

    Education Background: Degree in Early Childhood Education; National CDA; Directors Credential

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Seeing their face light up when they learn something new.

    Favorite children’s book: Anything Dr. Suess

    In My Personal Time: I love spending time with family, traveling and cruising

  • Ed and Marta Guevara, Franchise Owner

    Ed and Marta Guevara

    Franchise Owners

    We are Ed and Marta Guevara we are so proud to be part of the American dream by

    owning two Primrose Schools.

    Ed is from Venezuela and Marta is from Cuba. We came to this country many years ago

    and started out in the restaurant industry, with lots of hard work and dedication we

    became owners of Primrose School of Longwood in 2012. We then purchased Primrose

    School of Julington Creek and St. Johns Forest in 2016 and currently own these 2

    schools in the Jacksonville area. Primrose Schools is the leader in early education and

    we believe it's like no other in the industry and that is why we wanted to be a part of it.

    Primrose Schools not only has provided our family with a great income, but as an

    owner we are also part of the future of the children in our community and that make us

    very happy. In our free time we love to go camping as much as possible with our two

    children who are now married and are starting new families of their own.

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