Primrose School of Kelliwood

Our Staff

  • Ms. Jennifer Beck, School Director

    Ms. Jennifer Beck

    School Director

    Ms. Beck has 15 years of experience with working with children, and close to a decade of experience in management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Hayward and a Director’s license from the State of Texas.

    Ms. Beck started working with children in college when she volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club and helped create a Healthy Habits program in her area. After graduating college she started working for the YMCA as a Teacher and was quickly promoted to a Site Director after her first year with the company. After 2 years in that position she moved into the role of Child and Family Services Program Director which allowed her to oversee 1 preschool, 3 Afterschool programs and build a strong relationship with the community and school district. She stayed in that position until she left the company in 2013 when she had her daughter Bryn. In 2015 Ms. Beck moved to Texas and has been a part of the Primrose family since January of 2016.

  • Mrs. Anne Emery, Operations Director

    Mrs. Anne Emery

    Operations Director

    Mrs. Emery holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Oregon State University. She has over 15 years of experience in this field, eight of them with Primrose. Mrs. Emery will oversee the implementation of daily operations and educational programming on the campus.

  • Mrs. Leslie Klipka, Education Director

    Mrs. Leslie Klipka

    Education Director

    Leslie Klipka began her service with Primrose Schools as a Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom at Primrose School of West Cinco Ranch. Leslie now serves as the Education Director for Lou Ann and Michael McLaughlin’s six Primrose Schools. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. As Education Director, Leslie is involved in all aspects of Primrose School early education – from developing and supervising teaching staff training to assisting all management team members and teaching staff in classroom management. As such Leslie supports and supervises teacher curriculum and program delivery expectations, daily schedule implementation, as well as student behavior analysis and management. Leslie is also AdvancED (the schools’ Accreditation organization) trained and ELEOT certified. This designation allows her to assist all of our campuses during their accreditation and re-accreditation processes.

  • Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin, Franchise Owner

    Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin

    Franchise Owners

    Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin are seasoned Primrose School owners with degrees in Education, Business and Law from Baylor University. Lou Ann's degree includes a specialization in early childhood education, and she has taught Kindergarten and all elementary school grades in both public and private schools in Texas. Lou Ann holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. She is a Texas certified preschool director and trainer. Lou Ann has served on numerous SACS/CITA accreditation committees and on the Primrose Advisory Council. She is currently serving on the Texas AdvancEd Council representing early childhood interests. Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin are the proud recipients of the prestigious Primrose Schools President's Award for outstanding achievement. They are active participants in the Houston Children's Fund benefitting Houston's most needy children. Michael and Lou Ann are the proud grandparents of five adorable grandchildren, two of them are Primrose students!

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