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.
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.
I worked for the school district as the principals secretary for 6 years. I have always enjoyed working with children. That is why I not only worked for the district I decided to join Primrose School of Kelliwood in the afternoons while continuing my education to finish my degree in the evenings.
I have been with Kelliwood since 2016. I started out as co-teacher in the older Explorers room and moved up to the leadership team shortly. I am now the Assistant Director. I love being a part of Primrose Kelliwood!
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!