Hello, my name is Anita Cueto and I am so excited to be here in Texas and a part of the Primrose of Lantana Family! I was born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Miami, Florida. I went to Barry University and graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Prekindergarten/Primary Education. Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to work with children and make a difference. After graduating high school and while going to college I worked as an assistant teacher at a daycare. Once I graduated with my Bachelor degree I became a Prekindergarten teacher and enjoyed teaching. It was in 2008 after our little princess was born I decided to change gears and went into leadership in the Early Childhood field. For the next 6 years, I had the pleasure of working with many families, children and staff and ensuring that we provided the best quality and compassionate care.
In 2005, I married my wonderful husband, Alex and in 2008 we were blessed with a beautiful little girl, Alexandra. We love spending time with family and friends, going to the park and camping.
After 10 years of visiting family here in Texas we decided this is where we wanted to raise our daughter and call Texas home. Our dream came true and we now live in Lantana and are “Texas Proud.”
I am very enthusiastic about being a part of Primrose of Lantana and I look forward to building a wonderful relationship with you and your family.
Hello, my name is Shannon Tilton and I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose School of Lantana Team. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from UNT in 1996. Some of my experience with young children and families includes working at Head Start of Greater Dallas as an Education Specialist and as the Director of Treehouse Academy in Corinth. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in Denton ISD, as well as a cheerleading coach and receptionist at Denton Calvary Academy. Most recently, I have worked in the healthcare industry. I have been married for 25 years to my wonderful husband and best friend, Peter. Together, we have two wonderful young adult daughters, Mackenzie, 22 and Morgan, 19. We are also grandparents to twin boys, age 3, with another special addition due in October from my bonus daughter who lives in Colorado. I enjoy reading and cooking, and we absolutely love to travel. I am so looking forward to working with and building wonderful relationships with you and your family.
Hello, my name is Katie Granger and I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of North Texas in Early Childhood Education. I have had many years of experience working with children ranging in age from young infants - elementary age children. I feel that working with children is one of the most important and rewarding jobs in the world!
My husband and I have recently had our first child, and have moved back to Texas to be close to both of our families. We enjoy spending as much time outside as the Texas weather will allow us, traveling, camping, making pallets and watching movies, playing games, and hanging out with our families. I am very excited to be working here at Primrose School of Lantana and getting to know all of the wonderful children and their families!!
Hello, my name is Michelle Turner and I’m so excited to join the leadership team as the educational coach. I received my Bachelor’s degree at University of North Texas in Early Childhood Education in 2000. My teaching journey began 22 years ago when I started in my first classroom in Birdville ISD. I have taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for 21 years and I also had the privilege to be an Early Childhood Coach for a year at TBP. I have 3 wonderful children, Shelby 26, Becca 25, and Trey 19. Also I am a Nana to my grandson Axel. I love to spend time outdoors, playing games, cooking, and doing puzzles. As a family we love going on adventures and I’m looking forward to starting my next adventure here at Primrose Lantana and getting to watch each child grow and soar on their own adventure.
Hi, I’m Chrissy. I am really enjoying getting to know everyone at Primrose. I am a happily married Mom of one. In my free time I love to swim, craft and sew.
In my 20s, I worked as an in home occupational therapist for children on the spectrum. That was absolutely the most rewarding job I have ever had. I have over a decade of restaurant experience from front of house to kitchen and management. I’m so excited to translate my knowledge to a preschool setting. I look forward to making healthy and enjoyable meals for all of the Primrose Lantana Kiddos.
Hey there! My name is Gabe Mauricio and I am so excited to join the Primrose Lantana team! I have worked with all different ages of children since my first year at UNT in 2017. I love getting to pour into the next generation and help them discover who they are and how they can change their world. Some of the things i love to do in my free time are attending and serving with my church, spending time with friends, playing all kinds of games, and watching sports. I can’t wait to get to know all of my new friends and have tons of fun together!
My name is Jadyelis Irizarry. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Texas a few years ago. I am so excited to be a part of Primrose of Lantana. I have been in childcare for 2 years, but have been babysitting and working with children since an early age. I have worked with children of all ages and greatly enjoy seeing them learn and explore new things. In my free time I love to travel, watch shows, and spend quality time with my family. I was involved in the leadership in my church as the choir leader for the children’s ministry and then for the youth ministry. I am very excited to be able to spend time with the kiddos and learn all kinds of new things!
My name is Brittany and I am so excited to be here at Primrose of Lantana. I have worked with children since 2006 in my church's children's program. I have taught preschool for 3 years before becoming a Registered Behavioral Therapist working with children who have autism. I have missed working with my babies which is why I am back at a preschool. I have a Bachelor's in Child Development from Texas Woman's University. I grew up in Lake Dallas, Texas. I recently got married, so now I live in Denton, Texas with my husband. I have a 13-year-old dog named Rascal. I enjoy painting, and spending time with my family.
My name is Connie Schoenfelder and I am so excited to be joining the Infant room here at Primrose Lantana. I just retired from teaching for 30 years. I have taught Pre-K-5th grade and Special Education. I graduated from the university of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. I am married to Dale and have 3 grown children, Justin, Matthew, and Candace. We did do foster care for 5 years and had 16 children in our home. This gave us the opportunity to adopt our middle son and give him a forever home. In my spare time I enjoy doing word find puzzles and watching movies. I look forward to watching these sweet children grow.
Hello, I'm Ms. Trinity! I’m so excited to be in your child’s life. I just graduated high school and soon I will be taking college classes to be a teacher. I love working with kids because it warms my heart. I have always loved being around kids. Even when I was younger I always wanted to be a teacher. All throughout high school I took child development classes. I love the excitement they give off. I’m really excited to be your child’s teacher.
Hello! My name is Desirae Sutorius, and I am excited to become a part of the Primrose School of Lantana family. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Child Life. I am originally from Fort Worth, TX but have been living in Denton for the past 10 years. I enjoy the outdoors and going to the lake with my son, Emerson. I have worked with children at a variety of ages for the past 6 years. I am excited to meet all of the families and children that will be in the classroom. I am thrilled to build relationships with the children and watch them grow into great little leaders.
Hello! My name is Alison Jensen and I am so delighted to be apart of the Primrose Team! I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and graduated from University of North Texas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I have worked with children of all ages for several years now, from California and even as far as Japan! In my spare time, I enjoy singing, reading, spending time with my husband, and spoiling my two dogs, Faye and Pixie. I have lived in Lantana since 2020 and look forward to provide an environment for children that is a “home away from home” here at Primrose School of Lantana.
Hey y’all! My name is Sierrah Burkhalter and I am so excited to start a career here at the Primrose School of Lantana! I have worked with children and babies before in a church setting as well as babysitting for family friends. I am currently in school at North Central Texas College and pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I live in Denton with my husband and our daughter, Amelia. I absolutely cannot wait to get into the classroom with some kiddos and be apart of such a pivotal time in their lives, as well as build strong connections with their families.
Hi! My name is Faith! I’m very excited to start my career here at Primrose! I have worked with kids since I was a young teen, whether that was through babysitting, church, daycare, or being a nanny. I have an associates degree in business management and I am also a professional makeup artist. I am engaged and will soon be married in May of 2023. In my free time I enjoy writing, reading, and spending time with my fiance and family. I look forward to getting to know your kiddos and watching them grow!
Hello my name is Rung (pronounced as ‘Roong’). I’m originally from Bangkok, Thailand. I moved to the USA in December 2014 and have been working as a preschool teacher for over 6 years in Infant and Toddler classes. My favorite part of teaching infants and toddlers is watching them learn and grow. The way they get so excited when learning new thing is just so amazing. I am so glad to be here at Primrose School of Lantana and can’t wait to learn more about my students and help them grow healthy and happy.
Hi! My name is Kristen Schmidt. I was born and raised in Michigan. I met my husband and moved to Colorado; we were married for 19 years. He recently passed away due to Covid. I moved here to Texas to be close to my family.
I have been working with children for about 20 years now. I have been in the classroom with Toddlers, Two’s, and Pre-K children, I have also been a Director and Assistant Director. I am Director qualified in the state of Colorado. Currently I am working toward getting my Associates in ECE.
In my free time, I enjoy watching my nieces and nephew play sports. I love to read and cross stitch.
I really enjoy working with children and am excited to be joining the Primrose family.
Hello! My name is Linda Wallace and I was born and raised in Illinois. I have also lived in Connecticut and South Carolina and I moved to Texas 20 years ago to be closer to my three older brothers.
While working full-time as a single mom, I went back to school and earned two degrees—a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
I married my husband, Carlos, eleven years ago and we enjoy spending time with our four children and our two grandchildren. We live on a farm in Ponder with our five dogs, two cats, eight cows and my pet bull, Gus. We also enjoy singing together and leading worship at our church.
Although I do not have prior experience working in a preschool environment, I bring enthusiasm and the wisdom gained throughout my life. I am looking forward to teaching and nurturing your children.
Hello, my name is Taneisha Brown, and I’m happy to be here at Primrose of Lantana! I’m originally from Kansas City, MO and recently moved to Flower Mound. I’ve been working in child care for about 10 years and graduated with my Bachelor’s from Cottey College. I’m really interested in art, K-Pop, language learning, and traveling (I’ve been to 6 countries so far)! My favorite part about working with children is getting to watch them grow and seeing how much progress they can achieve. One of my biggest joys is knowing I can be a positive influence in their lives.
Hello! My name is Eirian Chappell and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a teacher here at Primrose! In 2021 I moved to Texas from Marietta, Georgia to pursue education and personal growth while being a fine arts preschool teacher. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in child psychology and aspire to teach and heal at-risk and traumatized children. As the 2nd child of 10, I grew up being a maternal figure and “teacher” in many ways from the alphabet song to how to use a semicolon to how to dig up worms and hide them; it is very much a natural role for me that is personally fulfilling! I aim to help children foster a love for learning as well as cultivate their personality, guiding them as they discover the world and their own hearts, loving them at every stage and encouraging them to never lose their sense of wonder.
Hello! My name is Lizi Kern and I am an Early Preschool Teacher. I graduated from UNT in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, but since then I’ve discovered I enjoy teaching children more! I’ve been working with kids consistently for the past three years by being a nanny, substitute teaching pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and preschool teaching. In my spare time I work at Circle R Ranch, go to church, read, watch movies, volunteer with the Denton Freedom House, and spend time with my friends. I look forward to working with all of my new “friends” and watching them grow up!
My name is Andrea, and I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I moved to the US in early 2020 due to my husband’s job transfer. I have been married for 29 years and have a 26-year old son and a 21 year-old daughter, 3 cats and a dog. My family and I also lived in Mexico for four years, when I seized the opportunity to study and learn about its culture.
I have worked as an early childhood teacher for almost 20 years, but Education was not my first career. I also hold a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. It was not until I had my kids that I realized what really filled me up; nurturing children and helping them develop their skills is my passion. I am currently working towards my Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.
My hobbies include reading, crafting, taking care of my plants, and spending time with my family.
Thank you for welcoming me! It’s a pleasure to be part of the Primrose Lantana family. I am super excited to meet the kids and their families.
Hello! My name is Chelsea Killam and I am so excited to be a teacher here at Primrose. I am originally from Odessa, TX, but my family and I have lived here off and on for the past nine years. My husband and I have two boys, both in elementary. I am a certified teacher and have taught all grades from infants to fifth grade for the last eight years. I have always loved helping people, especially getting to teach little ones!
Hello! My name is Yasmeen Manzur and I am so excited to join the Primrose team! I am originally from the Austin area and graduated from UT Austin in 2021 with a Bachelors in Biology and minors in Psychology and Pre-health professions. I moved to Denton after graduating with hopes of pursuing a Masters in Counseling. I have previously worked in a daycare setting as well as teaching STEAM camps. Most recently I was an ABA therapist for kids on the spectrum. In my free time I like to read, go to concerts, and spend time with my friends and my cat, Finn. I love helping little ones grow and reach their fullest potential while having fun along the way!
Hello! My name is Alyssa Marley. I have recently graduated from UNT with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Science with a specialty in individuals and families. I have worked with children of all ages for 4 years now and I am the oldest in my family so I have been around children my whole life. I love all animals and have plenty of my own, I also love to read, watch movies, and listen to music. My favorite part of teaching little ones is being able to watch their little personalities shine through as they develop. I am so happy to have the opportunity to watch all of my friends learn and grow as well as being able to learn and grow alongside them!
Hi, I am Hollie McGalliard and I am excited to be apart of the Primrose School family. I have worked in early childhood for over 32 years. I have a true passion for children and their families.I was born in Ft. Worth, but raised in Argyle, and just moved to Denton. My husband Ben and I have been married for 27 years. We have 3 beautiful daughters, 2 son in loves and 2 grandchildren. We are blessed to live close to all of them. Family is very important to me. I am looking forward to getting to know your children.
I'm Taylor Cummings! I'm 20 and I love working with children. I grew up in Burleson, TX and recently moved to Flower Mound about a year ago. My whole life I was a competitive cheerleader; I did it for about 16 years and I have even won the cheerleading worlds competition. I was a big role model for the younger children in my gym and I loved teaching them. I have always loved kids! I have 5 nieces and nephews so I grew up watching them! At my last job I was a nanny for an infant. I watched him from when he was 3 weeks old to 8 months old and I absolutely loved watching him and seeing him progress! I'm so excited about this new adventure with Primrose and getting to know each baby and watch them progress as the new infant teacher!
My name is Veronica Cabrera, and I recently moved to Texas from California. Joining Primrose of Lantana is a great opportunity to continue growing in this beautiful field. I started teaching at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, California, and hold my Associates Degree in Child Development. I have more than ten years of teaching experience. I love spending time with my family, my son and I have fun cooking together, and exploring new places too. I like to dance, go to the movies, play soccer, exercise, and go on road trips. I’m a fan of the Dodgers. Working with children is my passion. I am looking forward to meeting you all.
Hello! My name is Mia Anderson. I am so excited to join the team here at Primrose Lantana. I worked at Primrose NE Flower Mound for 5 years and absolutely loved teaching preschool. I love taking on new challenges and I'm excited to gain a new perspective as well as apply what I've learned here at Primrose Lantana. I was born in Denver, CO and moved here to Texas in 2013. I have an 8 year old son who loves Michael Jackson and loves to read. We both love outdoor activities and exploring Texas as well as creating comic books. I look forward to meeting all the new faces here as well as building relationships with the students as well as the parents.
Hello, my name is Jazzmin Sims and I am so excited to be here at Primrose. I’m originally from Waco, TX, and have been living in Denton for 6 years. I have a big family; I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters and I am the youngest of the bunch. I have been working in child care for about 11 years now. I love traveling, dancing and singing. My favorite part about working with children is getting to know them and seeing their personalities blossom. I’m so excited to be here at Primrose School of Lantana and I can’t wait to learn new and exciting things.
Hello, my name is Emilee Benner and I am very excited to start my Primrose journey. I was born in Denton, Texas but I have lived in Argyle, Texas my whole life. My husband and I live in Argyle with our two children, Benson who is 6 and Callie who is 4. I started working with children when I was 16 years old, at that time I was volunteering and helping with the school age children. From that moment on I knew that I wanted to work with children, I have cared for children of all ages. I obtained my CDA certificate, which stands for Child Development Association in August of 2019. In the courses I took I learned about how children develop, the stages of learning and what is and what is not developmentally appropriate for young children. I am excited to use my training that I have obtained to best teach and nurture your children. In my free time I love to be with my family. As a family we watch movies, play outside and we also like to play in the pool during the summer time. I also love to read, go on walks, bake goodies for my kids and sing.
Hello! My name is Lori Latimer and I am excited to join the Primrose Lantana team! I just moved to Texas from New Hampshire in March. I am slowly getting used to the heat, but it will be while, since New Hampshire can get very cold. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working in the field for 15 years.
I have two children, Noah and Riley. We love to be active by playing soccer and going for bike rides. Being a New England native, I love all Boston sports teams. On Sundays you can find me cheering on The New England Patriots! I am excited to get to know all of the children and families of Primrose Lantana.
Hi! My name is Megan Shaleen. I moved from Mississippi to Texas at the end of October. I received my degree in Forensic Science with a biology emphasis in 2021, but I decided to take a break from that field and continue pursuing my love for helping children grow. I am hoping to go back to school at some point in the future to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.
I have been working in a professional setting with children since 2017, but I have been babysitting and nannying for much longer. In my free time, I love to read books, watch movies, and do all kinds of crafts. My favorite thing to do is painting. Since moving into my new home in Denton, Texas, I have also found a love for planting flowers and making my yard beautiful. Additionally, I have been expanding my cooking and baking skills.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to join the Primrose family as a teacher, since I also went to a Primrose school in Georgia when I was little! I look forward to building relationships and helping your children learn and grow!
My name Alex Enriquez and I was born in Mexico. I moved to Texas when I was 7 years old and l love it here. My mom used to take care of kids at our house since I was really young and I have learned to embrace the presence of children through my life. I am happily married and have to wonderful boys that attend Primrose. I have worked with children since I was 18 and I have enjoyed every minute of it from the tiny babies in infants to the exploring kindergarteners. I am exited for my new journey here at primrose and I thank you for letting me be part of your child’s learning as we watch them bloom.
Hello! My name is Lily Henderson and I am so excited to join the Primrose Lantana team. I grew up in Bedford Tx, and for the past year I have been working as a substitute teacher in HEB ISD. I still live in Bedford now, but I am moving to Denton in the summertime! I am currently attending ASU online and am working on a degree in Anthropology. I have 9 nieces and nephews who I get to see often and who have made me grow to love being around children and seeing them grow. I look forward to getting to know your children and helping them along in their education journey!
Hi, my name is Panadda Flessner, and I was born and raised in Thailand. I have been living in Texas for 11 years. I am married and have two boy; my oldest son is in the 2nd grade and my youngest son is in the Preschool classroom, here at Primrose. We are very excited to be here. I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science from Prince of Songkla University in Thailand. I have been working with children for over 9 years from infants to after school-age children. Working with young children is something I enjoy very much and it is such a joy to see them grow and learn everyday. I am very happy to be a part of the Primrose School family.
Hello! My name is Jessica Rolandt and I am so excited to join the Primrose team! I grew up in New Braunfels, Texas and moved to Denton for school in 2019. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in December 2021. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and plan to become a Registered Play Therapist. Before coming to Primrose, I worked for Extended School Day in Denton ISD where I gained a passion for helping children. I am excited to get to know your little ones and watch them grow!
Hi! My name is Caylin Edwards. I am from a small town in Texas called Santo. I attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where I achieved my Bachelors of General Studies. My three concentrations were Psychology, English, & Human Sciences. After graduating in December of 2020, my boyfriend & I began house hunting in the Denton area. We finally found a house and moved to Corinth in April of 2021! We have a bloodhound named Doc. We enjoy taking Doc on walks, spending time with family, the outdoors, and finding new adventures.
I have always wanted to have a job where I can help others with achieving their greatest self & I’m so glad I found PSL! I’m super excited to be a part of the PSL team and look forward to getting to know the children & their families!
My name is Ms. Suzette and I am originally from Miami, FL, but I did grow up in TX. I just moved from the Austin area with my Golden Retriever Oliver, and my Fiance to be closer to his family since he just got out of the Army. We are excited to get to know the DFW area! After completing my Degree in Cosmetology, I decided to return back to school and I’m working towards completing my Bachelors in Education, as I want to become a Spanish Teacher for Elementary children. I have previously worked with Kinder-5th Graders in afterschool care and I’m excited to get to know the students here!
In my free time I love painting, playing games and going out with Oliver to new places here to explore.
We are Frank and Erin Lundie – the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Lantana. As Primrose parents of three children – Claire, Adelaide and Graham – we are thrilled to bring the Primrose experience of premier early education and care to families of the Lantana and Argyle community.
Frank, originally from South Africa, and Erin, originally from Dallas, met in 2001 while working as camp counselors. In 2004, Frank moved to the U.S. to marry Erin.
Erin’s first introduction to Primrose was through her father who had done legal work with Primrose. Through her father’s work, Erin came to know more about the brand and the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum that Primrose offers students. Erin has always been passionate about education, so when she and Frank began searching for high-quality early education and care providers for their oldest daughter, Claire, Primrose was their first choice. Claire and Adelaide are Primrose graduates, and Graham, their son, attends the school's Explorer program.
Erin has been a lifelong educator, graduating from Texas A&M with a B.A. in education. She has taught at the elementary school level, served as an IT coordinator for multiple schools, and coordinated the International Baccalaureate program at a newly opened elementary school. More recently and after earning her Masters of Education Administration degree, Erin was an assistant principal at a local elementary school in the Austin area where she worked daily with students to help foster their learning and development. Frank, an entrepreneur at heart, has always had the desire to own his own business. He previously worked in the construction industry serving as project coordinator, supervisor, and manager before becoming a Franchise Owner. Frank has a strong background in business and finance with a degree in Business Administration. Both Erin and Frank are excited to transfer their skills and passions to help children learn and grow in the nurturing and safe environment of their Primrose school.
As Primrose parents who have seen firsthand how our children excelled both academically and socially, we knew Primrose was the right choice for us, and we wanted to offer other families in our community the same opportunity. We’re thrilled to be able provide the children of Lantana with the high-quality early education and care that they deserve, and we look forward to welcoming them into our school.
Our goal is to ensure Lantana-area children are loved and cared for; our Primrose school provides an atmosphere where children can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. We are hands-on at the school handling the day-to-day operations and working closely with parents, children and staff. We are thrilled to provide parents with peace of mind knowing their children are in a nurturing environment where they can reach their fullest potential.