Primrose School of Kennesaw North

Our Staff

  • Amanda Stratford, Executive Director

    Amanda Stratford

    Executive Director

    My name is Amanda Stratford and I am so excited to be your Primrose Kennesaw North Executive Director! I have over 29 years of childcare experience with 24 years in a director’s role. I started my journey at Primrose 29 years ago and after a small detour with another company, I am excited to be home and part of such an amazing family.

    I have two awesome daughters, Katlyn and Audrey. Katlyn is Primrose Alumni from 8 weeks until she started middle school. Katlyn and her husband Brad have three beautiful daughters, Ezra, Arwen and Selah. Audrey was adopted by my husband and I 12 years ago. She is in the Army and based our of El Paso Texas. I am married to my best friend, Billy. In our fun time we enjoy hiking, kayaking, shopping in unique shops and The Georgia Bulldogs. We have one fur baby of our own and one grand-furbaby.

    I look forward to seeing your children grow and learn. I can’t wait to see what they teach me!!

    Primrose Proud!!!

  • Brandi Banks, Assistant Director

    Brandi Banks

    Assistant Director
  • Morgan Speck, Administrative Assistant

    Morgan Speck

    Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Brigitte Updegrove, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Brigitte Updegrove

    Young Infant Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Shannon Gleason

    Young Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Jada Arnold, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jada Arnold

    Older Infant Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Miracle Dowdy

    Older Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Sydney Dawsey, Infant Support Staff

    Ms. Sydney Dawsey

    Infant Support Staff
  • Ms. Shawon Tyla-Dough, Infant Support Staff

    Ms. Shawon Tyla-Dough

    Infant Support Staff
  • Ms. JyKerria Bryant

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Jennifer Western, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer Western

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Stacy Adams, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Stacy Adams

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Kylana Reynolds, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kylana Reynolds

    Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Victoria Rowland, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Victoria Rowland

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Nia Shepherd, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Nia Shepherd

    Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Rubi Trejo, Toddler Support Staff

    Ms. Rubi Trejo

    Toddler Support Staff
  • Ms. Angie Rodriquez, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Angie Rodriquez

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Grecia Torres, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Grecia Torres

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Yadira Reyes-Hernandez, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Yadira Reyes-Hernandez

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Tori Brown, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Tori Brown

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Kaitlyn Winters, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Kaitlyn Winters

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Ms. Hannah Lumpkin, EPS/ Pathways Support Staff

    Ms. Hannah Lumpkin

    EPS/ Pathways Support Staff
  • Ms. Amanda Maltby, Preschool One Lead Teacher

    Ms. Amanda Maltby

    Preschool One Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Rozi  Akanda, Preschool One Teacher

    Ms. Rozi Akanda

    Preschool One Teacher
  • Ms. Cassidy Babcock, Preschool Two Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cassidy Babcock

    Preschool Two Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Sarah Arrendale

    Preschool Two Teacher
  • Ms. Katlyn Dalton, Private Prekindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Katlyn Dalton

    Private Prekindergarten Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Shay Welch, Private Prekindergarten One Teacher

    Ms. Shay Welch

    Private Prekindergarten One Teacher
  • Ms. Madeline Hardman, Private Prekindergarten Lead Teacher/ Education Coach

    Ms. Madeline Hardman

    Private Prekindergarten Lead Teacher/ Education Coach
  • Ms. Dina Lawson, Private Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dina Lawson

    Private Prekindergarten Teacher
  • Mr. Andy Hollingworth

    Preschool and Pre-K Support Staff
  • Ms. Kelsey Rupert, Support Staff

    Ms. Kelsey Rupert

    Support Staff
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  • Ms. Nyah Williams, Support Staff

    Ms. Nyah Williams

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Diana Espinosa, Support Staff

    Ms. Diana Espinosa

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Symia Pressley, Support Staff

    Ms. Symia Pressley

    Support Staff
  • Mr. Alex Esquivel, Chef

    Mr. Alex Esquivel

    Chef
  • Tommy and Amy Roper, Franchise Owner

    Tommy and Amy Roper

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Tommy and Amy Roper - dedicated and passionate parents and the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Kennesaw North. Understanding the value of quality early childhood education and character development, the Ropers are thrilled with the opportunity to join the Primrose family. Tommy and Amy are both natives of the greater Atlanta area. Tommy grew up in Grayson and attended South Gwinnett High School, while Amy grew up in Marietta and attended Pope High School. Tommy is a graduate of Columbus State University and Amy is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University. Tommy and Amy have been married since 2002 and have three terrific boys, Thomas, Aiden and Jackson. All three boys have had the privilege of attending Primrose School of Kennesaw North.

    Tommy's professional experience over the past fifteen years has been in project, personnel and relationship management, as well as sales and marketing within both software development and the pharmaceutical industries. While Tommy has enjoyed success through his career, his true passion has been more expressed with the time he spends with his family and his involvement with his boys in the community, coaching youth sports. He enjoys bringing his passion to Primrose School of Kennesaw North. Amy, with her education and background in accounting, took a position in 2012 with Primrose School Franchising Company as a trainer for business operations. In this role, she found herself not only advising on the business side, but learning all about Primrose Schools from operations to curriculum. Amy loves that she has the opportunity to combine her love for children and her Primrose experience to operate Primrose School of Kennesaw North to its highest potential. Open since 1999, Primrose School of Kennesaw North has been an important asset to this area. "Along with delivering quality early education, we will continue to be an important partner and leader in this community", says Amy. "We are dedicated to giving children the best possible care, and we understand how important it is to provide a well-rounded learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment", adds Tommy. We invite you to the school to experience first-hand what differentiates Primrose School of Kennesaw North from other child care centers. We also invite your child in for a 'Day of Discovery' that will allow them to 'test the waters' prior to enrollment. We look forward to meeting your family soon! Primrose School of Kennesaw North is located at 3054 N. Main Street Kennesaw, GA 30144. For more information please visit www.PrimroseKennesawNorth.com or call (770) 218-3500.

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