Primrose School of Las Colinas

Our Staff

  • Ms. Jenkins, Franchise Owner

    Ms. Jenkins

    Franchise Owner

    Marla Jenkins began her journey at Primrose Schools in 2002. Having seen first hand how her sons thrived at Primrose Schools she pursued the leadership route and then on to becoming a business partner with Erin Stewart. She is passionate about the level of care and education that Primrose Schools has to offer. When asked why Primrose her response was "I truly believe in the quality of our Balanced Learning Curriculum for Early Education." She also places extreme value into the entire team and getting to know each person and how they can bring something special to offer the school.

  • Mrs. Lopez, Operations Director

    Mrs. Lopez

    Operations Director

    My name is Leticia Lopez. I have been with the Primrose of Las Colinas family since 2003. In March 2018, I joined the Leadership team as one of the Assistant Directors.

    I started my early childhood journey in 2003 and have been part of the Primrose family ever since. I fell in love with the Primrose curriculum and the family feel Primrose provided. I enjoyed the family feel so much that I decided to bring my three daughters here.

    I have a passion for organization and attention to detail. These skills, along with strong leadership and a desire to work with all families, children, and staff, makes me the perfect addition for our Leadership Team as the Operations Director.

  • Mrs. Bell, Admissions Director

    Mrs. Bell

    Admissions Director
  • Mrs. Light, Education Director

    Mrs. Light

    Education Director

    Hello! My name is Amanda Light and I am thrilled to be the Education Director. I grew up in a small town called Elkhart, Kansas, and upon graduating from high school, I moved to El Dorado, Kansas to attend college. My husband Brandon and I were married in 2015 and had our daughter, Macey, in 2017, who also attends Primrose!

    I have worked in the early childhood field since 2006, and my Primrose career began in 2013, where I taught just about every age group, and was also the Curriculum Coach for a year. I absolutely love the values and curriculum that Primrose has to offer, and believe that it is the best education program there is, not just from a teacher's perspective, but also as a parent! Thank you so much for trusting me with your child's growth and education.

  • Ms. Saenz, Chef

    Ms. Saenz

    Chef

    My name is Ms. Saenz. I have over a year of childcare experience and began my journey with Primrose in 2019. I love coming to Primrose and getting to teach each infant something new every day. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy catching up on my favorite shows. I am currently studying to become a pediatric nurse.

    I am most excited about using my experience working with children to learn more and further my teaching skills.

  • Mrs. Nix, Support Teacher

    Mrs. Nix

    Support Teacher

    My name is Ms. Nix and I have been working with children for 10 years and working at Primrose since 2014. I am originally from Romania where I graduated from Transylvania University. I have my Child Development Credentials. I love children and love seeing them grow. When I am not working I enjoy being outdoors with my family.

    I am most excited about seeing our students grow!

  • Mrs. Imran, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Imran

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Imran. I have 16 years of experience working with children and began my journey with Primrose in 2008. I also have my Child Development Credentials. I love coming to Primrose because it is my second home and I enjoy building new relationships with our infants. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking.

    I am most excited about being involved in each infant’s first few months of life and seeing them learn something new every day.

  • Mrs. Whitson, Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Whitson

    Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Whitson. I have considerable experience working with infants. I began my journey with Primrose in 2021. I enjoy coming to Primrose and being able to teach the new things. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter and family. I am most excited about seeing our infants every day, getting to know their personalities, and nurturing their sense of wonder.

  • Ms. Benitez, Young Infants Assistant teacher

    Ms. Benitez

    Young Infants Assistant teacher

    My name is Ms. Benitez. I'm from Houston, Texas and I have over 9 years of experience working with children. I began my journey with Primrose in 2022. I enjoy coming to Primrose and getting to make a difference in each student’s life. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my two siblings, reading and doing puzzles. I’m currently going to school at WGU for a degree in elementary education and plan on becoming a kindergarten teacher. I am most excited about getting to know each student and helping them reach their milestones.

  • Ms. DeHoyos, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. DeHoyos

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Ms. DeHoyos. I have taught in early childcare for over six years. I began my journey with Primrose in 2020. I love coming to Primrose and seeing my students learn and grow. I am passionate about learning with them and ensuring that they are having fun as well. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family and finding new places to explore.

    I am most excited about seeing the excitement on my students faces when they learn something new and knowing that I helped them achieve that.

  • Ms. Hargraves, Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Hargraves

    Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Hargraves. I’m from Dallas and I have 3 years of early childhood experience.I’m attending UNT for early childhood education and plan on becoming an elementary school teacher. I’m the youngest of 4 and love spending time with my family and friends going out to eat and karaoke. I love watching the children in my class learn how to walk and talk.

  • Mrs. DeLeon, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Mrs. DeLeon

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Deleon. I have over three years of experience in childcare and began my journey with Primrose in 2019. I love coming to Primrose and getting to make each student laugh and smile when they learn something new. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping.

    I am most excited about making the learning experience as fun as possible for our students and teaching them a little bit of Spanish.

  • Ms. Weiss, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Weiss

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Weiss. I live here in Irving, Texas and have over 21 years of experience working with children. The toddler age group is my favorite because they are really starting to explore the world around them and I love being a part of that. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my two children, shopping, and going to the movies. I am most excited about fulfilling my passion as a teacher, having a positive impact on each student, and teaching them something new and exciting every day.

  • Ms. R. Rodriguez, Early Preschool Lead Teacher | Program Coach

    Ms. R. Rodriguez

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher | Program Coach

    My name is Ms. Rodriguez. I have over 16 years of experience working with children and began my journey with Primrose in 2015. I love coming to Primrose and getting to make a difference in each student’s life. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my three children.

    I am most excited about fulfilling my passion to be a teacher, having a positive impact on each student, and teaching them something new and exciting every day.

  • Ms. Gonzalez, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Gonzalez

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    My name is Ms. Gonzalez. I have over a year of childcare experience and began my journey with Primrose in 2019. I am currently pursuing my degree in Education. I am originally from Maryland. I love coming to Primrose and getting to see each student grow and learn something new every day. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with everyone at my church.

    I am most excited about getting to know each student and helping them reach their milestones.

  • Ms. Nabors, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Nabors

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Nabors, and I grew up in Tyler, Texas.  I stated with Primrose in 2022. The most rewarding thing about my job is teaching the children new things every day. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my little brother, four older sisters, and helping take care of my baby nephew.  I also love sitting down and reading a book on the weekends.  I am most excited about fulfilling my passion as a teacher and seeing the children’s smiling faces every day.

  • Ms. Anderson, Preschool One Lead Teacher

    Ms. Anderson

    Preschool One Lead Teacher

    My name is Ms. Anderson and I live in
    Dallas, Texas. I have 2 years of
    experience working with children and
    began my journey with Primrose
    earlier this year. I love seeing the
    children in my class learn new things.
    I really enjoy playing and interacting
    with the children during outside time
    and in small group activities. When I
    am not teaching at Primrose, I love
    spending time with my friends and
    family. I am most excited about
    helping the children in my class learn
    about different subjects.

  • Ms.Ventura, Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    Ms.Ventura

    Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Ventura. I'm from Irving, Texas and I joined the Primrose family in 2022. I'm studying at Dallas College working towards a major in elementary education. In my spare time I enjoy painting, baking, and watching movies or the Cowboys with my brother and sister. I am most excited about getting to know the students in my classroom and helping them reach their milestones.

  • Ms. Viana, Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Viana

    Preschool One Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Viana.  I'm from Irving, Texas and I joined the Primrose family in 2022.  The most rewarding thing about my job is teaching my class new things every day and creating a special bond with each child. I am currently a student at MSU. In my spare time enjoy watching new shows, reading, and learning new things.  On the weekends I enjoy hanging out with my dog, watching the White Sox and eating pizza.  I am most excited about getting to know the students in my classroom and helping them learn new things every day.

  • Ms. Tobias, Preschool Two Lead Teacher l Program Coach

    Ms. Tobias

    Preschool Two Lead Teacher l Program Coach

    My name is Ms. Tobias, I
    joined the primrose team in
    2013. I have worked with
    children for 10 years now. I
    love to help the every child I
    come across learn and grow.
    When I am not teaching
    children, I enjoy spending
    time with my son.

  • Ms. Delgado, Preschool Two Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Delgado

    Preschool Two Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Delgado. I have a lot of experience working with children during camps as a counselor. I am originally from Mexico. I love coming to Primrose and getting to plan something fun for the children to do every day. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy watching sports. I am currently studying to obtain my BA in Psychology.

    I am most excited about being a good role model for the student's and watching them grow as they learn!

  • Mrs. Patil, Preschool Two Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Patil

    Preschool Two Assistant Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Patil. I’m originally from India and I began my journey with Primrose in 2022. Working at Primrose gives me a sense of achievement and fulfillment that I receive when helping children learn new things and seeing them grow. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy doing yoga, cooking, and listening to music. I am most excited about getting to know each student and helping them reach their milestones.

  • Ms. M. Rodriguez, Private Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher | Program Coach

    Ms. M. Rodriguez

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher | Program Coach

    My name is Ms. Rodriguez. I have over 14 years of experience working with children and began my journey with Primrose in 2014. I love coming to Primrose and getting to teach our students something new every day while I learn from them as well. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my daughter.

    I am most excited about seeing what amazing things our students can accomplish and creating a fun learning environment for them.

  • Ms. Nguyen, Private Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Nguyen

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    My name is Ms. Nguyen. I’m from Irving, Texas and have 5 years of experience. I began my journey with Primrose in 2021. My favorite part about working at Primrose is how warm and welcome I feel every day. It feels more like being a part of a family and not like a job. I graduated from Texas A&M with a major in interdisciplinary studies and have my teacher certification. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy crafting and occasionally baking. I am most excited about getting to know each of my students and watching them grow and learn.

  • Mrs. Kacherikar, Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Kacherikar

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Lead Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Kacherikar. I have 5 years of early childhood experience and have a bachelor’s degree. I am originally from Pune, India and I'm married with two boys and two dogs. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, baking, and painting. I love listening to children tell their stories and am excited to impart my knowledge to the children in my classroom.

  • Ms. Duhe, Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant Teacher/ Explorers

    Ms. Duhe

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant Teacher/ Explorers

    Hello! My name is Ms. Duhe! I am currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Education. My childcare experience includes Kiddin Around in Coppell, a Montessori School in Trophy Club, and Primrose School of Coppell. I actually attended a Primrose as a child! In my free time, I enjoy creative pursuits such as painting, knitting, and drawing. I also enjoy going to the dog park with my dog, Sam. I am super excited to be a part of the Primrose family!

  • Mrs. Jahan, Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Jahan

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Two Assistant Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Jahan, I’m from Bangladesh. I live with my husband and two adorable children. I begin my journey with Primrose in 2021. I have my bachelor’s degree from Bangladesh and my Associates of art. I love watching Argentina football team, shopping, and spending time with my family. I love working at Primrose! I’m most excited to see my student’s grow and learn everyday.

  • Mrs. Khatri, Private Kindergarten Teacher | Program Coach

    Mrs. Khatri

    Private Kindergarten Teacher | Program Coach

    My name is Mrs. Khatri. I have over nine years of childcare experience and began my journey with Primrose in 2011. I have a bachelor’s in BCA and am pursuing another bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have a five year old son and an infant daughter who both attend Primrose with me. When I am not teaching at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking.

    I am most excited about creating good memories with our students and seeing the smiles on their faces when they learn something new.

  • Mr. Mohammad, Explorers Teacher

    Mr. Mohammad

    Explorers Teacher

    My name is Mr. Mohammad.  I’m from Carrollton, Texas and I joined the Primrose family in 2022. The most rewarding thing about my job is making kids feel special and feel worthy.  When I’m not at work, I’m usually at the gym or just writing poetry because it gives me a space to be creative in my own way.  On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my family and watching the Dallas Mavericks or the Texas A&M Aggies!  I’m going to college working towards a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  I am most excited about fulfilling my passion to be a teacher and having a positive impact on each student.

  • Erin Stewart and Marla Jenkins, Franchise Owner

    Erin Stewart and Marla Jenkins

    Franchise Owners

    Erin Stewart made the decision to open a Primrose in 2002 after her twin boys attended a Primrose School. She was so impressed by the level of care and education that her sons received and knew that was something she wanted to offer to other children. With her top priorities being safety and security, followed closely by the opportunity for a quality education that's fun, Primrose was the perfect fit. She has since had a third child, a little girl, who has also graduated from Primrose School of Las Colinas. Erin knows that the school is only as strong as her teachers, which is why she values them so greatly. She encourages a team atmosphere, even sponsoring a staff soccer team. Erin and her family are committed to serving the community both through the Chamber of Commerce and through sponsorship of neighborhood programs such as The Taste of Hackberry. She is actively involved in the women's club in her neighborhood and has served as chairperson for the Kids' Taste of Hackberry since 2003.

    Marla Jenkins began her journey at Primrose Schools in 2002. Having seen first hand how her sons thrived at Primrose Schools she pursued the leadership route and then on to becoming a business partner with Erin Stewart. She is passionate about the level of care and education that Primrose Schools has to offer. When asked why Primrose her response was "I truly believe in the quality of our Balanced Learning Curriculum for Early Education." She also places extreme value into the entire team and getting to know each person and how they can bring something special to offer the school.

    Erin and Marla strive to make Primrose School of Las Colinas the very best school for Early Education in the Las Colinas and Irving area.

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