Primrose School of Lassiter

Our Staff

  • Ms. Patsy McGilvary, Director

    Ms. Patsy McGilvary

    Director

    Name: Ms. Patsy

    Hometown: Marietta, GA

    Child care experience: Decades!

    Favorite sports team: Go Braves!

  • Ms. Adeeba Marzia, Assistant Director

    Ms. Adeeba Marzia

    Assistant Director

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Adeeba. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I live in Roswell with my family. I love travelling around the world. I have been to Singapore, Thailand, India, Nepal, Dubai so far. I like meeting new people and always excited to know about new culture. I love to cook for my family; spicy food is my favorite, I like sweets too. I do oil paintings on my free time and watch movies. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Family!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Adeeba

    Hometown: Bangladesh

    Child care experience: 8+ years

    Education Background: Masters Degree

    Favorite food: Continental and Mediterranean

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching Movies

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Teaching my students and forming a bond with them

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management.

  • Ms. Liz Dooley, Management Support

    Ms. Liz Dooley

    Management Support

    I’m Liz.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Philadelphia area, and have lived in Atlanta for the past 4 years. I’m my spare time, I enjoy watching films, reading, playing video games, and playing with my cat! Last but not least, I am a playwright; when I’m not here, I’m usually writing!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Liz Dooley

    Hometown: Philly, PA

    Child care experience: 4 Years, including work with those on Autism-Asperger's Spectrum

    Education Background: BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh

    Favorite food: Popcorn

    Favorite weekend activity: Writing

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Prince

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the Families.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with Management

  • Ms. Delores Fullard, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Delores Fullard

    Infant Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Delores. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have 24 years of child care experience in a private preschool setting. I am the oldest of 12 children. I have 2 children of my own and 3 grandchildren that I love dearly. I love to cook and enjoy family time at home.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Delores

    Hometown: New York

    Child care experience:24+ Years

    Education Background: Some College

    Favorite food:Salad-Grilled Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Cycling

    Favorite children’s book: Charlottes Web

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know my babies and families

    Best way to schedule time to talk:Schedule with management

  • Ms. Mary Nobari

    Infant/Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Mary. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am so glad to be a part of the Primrose School of Lassiter family. I have a daughter who started middle school this year. I love spending time with her and going shopping. I enjoy working with the babies and taking care of them. Being a part of the Infant Room makes me feel right at home!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Mary

    Hometown: Marietta GA

    Child care experience: 6 years

    Education Background: Bachelors in Psychology

    Favorite food: Seafood and Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Exercisingand Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: GoodnightMoon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Spending time with these beautiful babies

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Colleen Cavanagh, Chef/Support Teacher

    Ms. Colleen Cavanagh

    Chef/Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Colleen. I wanted to tell you a little about myself! I have been at Primrose for over 5 years. I also substitute for Cherokee County Schools. I am an energetic, intentional teacher who hopes to develop your child using each teachable moment that we can encounter in this classroom.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Colleen

    Hometown: Roswell, GA

    Child care experience:5 years

    Education Background: BS in Human Services

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the lake

    Favorite children’s book: any Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the children learn and grow

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Sophia Silva, Lead Teacher Young Toddler

    Ms. Sophia Silva

    Lead Teacher Young Toddler

    I'm Ms. Sophia. I graduated from LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL & currently a student at Chattahoochee Technical College. I love animals, working with children, and helping those who are less fortunate than I. This word needs more love and compression. In my time, I like relaxing with my two cats and dogs, and spending time with my family.

    Name: Ms. Sophia

    Hometown: Marietta, GA

    Child care experience: 4+ Years

    Education Background: Teachers Training Certification

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Cuddling with my pets

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my classroom and children grow together

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Amber Clemons, Assistant Teacher Young Toddlers

    Ms. Amber Clemons

    Assistant Teacher Young Toddlers

    I'm Ms. Amber and I have been working with children for 10 years and I have enjoyed every moment with them. I have 8 months old son named Brixton, who is coming with me at Primrose. My experience here at Primrose Lassiter has been nothing sort of AMAZING!

    Name: Ms. Amber

    Hometown: Sterling, VA

    Child care experience: 10+ Years

    Education Background: Health Science & College College Certification

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Please Baby Please by Spike Lee

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my classroom and children grow together

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Melissa VanRaemdonck, Lead Teacher Early Preschool

    Ms. Melissa VanRaemdonck

    Lead Teacher Early Preschool

    Let's get to know each other.

    I'm Ms. Melissa. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we're more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We're also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like you home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Melissa

    Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

    Childcare Experience: 9 years

    Education Background: B.A.

    Favorite Food: Anything vegetarian

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Nature walks

    Favorite Children's Book: You Are Special

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Peanut the Pony

    What I'm Most Excited About This School Year: Making connections with the children

    Best Way to Schedule Time to Talk: Schedule with Management

  • Ms. Paula Dorsey, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Paula Dorsey

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Paula. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Its my first nature to teach. I have spent my adult life caring for and nurturing preschoolers. My experience includes working in a traditional preschool as well as in my church. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two children.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Paula

    Hometown: Brecksville. Ohio

    Child care experience: over 28 years of teaching

    Education Background: College

    Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan

    Favorite weekend activity: nature walks

    Favorite children’s book: Charlotte’s Web

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because I love music

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Helping our Early Preschool class grow, learn, and enjoy school

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Lisa Safari, Assistant Teacher Early Pre-School

    Ms. Lisa Safari

    Assistant Teacher Early Pre-School

    I'm Ms. Lisa. I have always love children! I have two boys of my own. My youngest is fifteen. I also have a pet dog named Monkey. My first job at day care center and, possibly my last job will be at day care center too! I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Lisa

    Hometown: Marietta, GA

    Child care experience: 10+ Years

    Education Background: Associates of Art Degree

    Favorite food: Charcuterie

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and friends

    Favorite children’s book: I love You to the Moon and Moon and Back

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my classroom and children grow together

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Janey Thomas, Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Ms. Janey Thomas

    Early Preschool Support Teacher

    My name is Jane Thomas, but I go by Janey! I'm the 7th of 9 kids. I enjoy dancing and playing soccer. I also love to visit my family in Young Harris and go hiking in the mountains! I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Janey

    Hometown: Young Harris, GA

    Child care experience: 4+ Years

    Education Background: Attending school currently

    Favorite food: Fettuccini Alfredo

    Favorite weekend activity: Getting to see my hometown family

    Favorite children’s book: Green Egg & Ham

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the wonderful children

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Deborah David, Lead Teacher Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Deborah David

    Lead Teacher Preschool Pathways

    I'm Ms. Deborah. I wanted to tell you little about myself. I have three wonderful boys 3, 8 and 10 years old. I'm very passionate about children. I love to see them laugh and play. Moreover, I love to see them learning about new things! A strong educational foundation is very essential. Children's are gods' gift to the World!

    Name: Ms. Deborah

    Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

    Child care experience: 6+ Years

    Education Background: Bachelors in Legal Studies

    Favorite food: Twizzlers, Sour patches and Trail mix!

    Favorite weekend activity: Movie night with my Boys

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my classroom and children grow together

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Liz Dooley, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Liz Dooley

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    I’m Liz.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Philadelphia area, and have lived in Atlanta for the past 4 years. I’m my spare time, I enjoy watching films, reading, playing video games, and playing with my cat! Last but not least, I am a playwright; when I’m not here, I’m usually writing!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Liz Dooley

    Hometown: Philly, PA

    Child care experience: 4 Years, including work with those on Autism-Asperger's Spectrum

    Education Background: BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh

    Favorite food: Popcorn

    Favorite weekend activity: Writing

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Prince

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the Families.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with Management

  • Ms. Kia Bynes, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kia Bynes

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Kia I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose School of Lassiter teaching team! I am from Miami, Florida and moved to Georgia in 2000. I earned my Master’s Degree in Education and have been in the teaching field for 16 years. I come from a family of educators.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Kia

    Hometown: Miami, Florida

    Child care experience:16 Years

    Education Background: Masters Degree in Education

    Favorite food: Chicken Nuggets

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and Watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: No David! By Davis Shannon

    Primrose character I most relate to:Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To see my new students excel at their highest potential

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Lori Hair, Preschool 2  Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Lori Hair

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Lori. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a mom of two wonderful boys at the elementary school age level. I am super excited to be back at Primrose School of Lassiter. It lights up my world when I walk into my classroom and see all their smiling faces and amazing hgs, it just fills my heart.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Lori

    Hometown: Lithonia, GA

    Child care experience: 10+ Years

    Education Background: Some college

    Favorite food: Chocolate

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing baseball with my boys

    Favorite children’s book: Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og, In love with reading to my Toddlers!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my classroom and children grow together

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Paula DaPonte, Support Teacher Preschool/ Afterschool

    Ms. Paula DaPonte

    Support Teacher Preschool/ Afterschool
  • Ms. Olivia Gibson, Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Olivia Gibson

    Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Olivia. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I absolutely love teaching and moreover, to challenge children to reach beyond their normal capacity to learn. Out of the 23 years that I have worked with children, the Georgia PreK program has the choice group for me over the past 8 years. I am very excited to continue he path of educating children at Primrose of Lassiter.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Olivia

    Hometown: Seneca, SC

    Child care experience: 23+years

    Education Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Low Country Boil, Salmon, Shrimp, Beef Curry

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Anything by Lois Elhert, Eric Carle, Sandra Boynton

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: New Year, New kids, New challenge, fresh minds, ideas

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Check with management

  • Ms. Aubrey Whitson, Pre K 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Aubrey Whitson

    Pre K 1 Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each others.

    I’m Ms. Brie. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am thrilled to be here at Primrose School of Lassiter where I went to Preschool. I just recently graduated from Chattahoochee tech where I obtained my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am excited to be working with children, they sure know how to make my day happy! Working alongside of Ms. Olivia has been a dream!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Aubrey Whitson

    Hometown: Roswell, GA

    Child care experience: Camps and Volunteering

    Education Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Chips

    Favorite weekend activity: Working on my Laptop

    Favorite children’s book: Good Night Moon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning all diversities of the children and families.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Schedule with management

  • Ms. Jasmin Newell-Rothrauff, Pre-K 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jasmin Newell-Rothrauff

    Pre-K 2 Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Jasmin.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Jasmin

    Hometown: Atlanta, Fontana, California

    Child care experience: 3 Years

    Education Background: TCC

    Favorite food: Sea food (I'm a pescatarian!)

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking, reading, and binge-watching Netflix

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat and Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Doing fun crafts with the kids.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Just come and talk to me!

  • Ms. Jennifer Shirey, Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer Shirey

    Pre-K Teacher
  • Ms. Tracey McGee, Afterschool/ PreK Teacher

    Ms. Tracey McGee

    Afterschool/ PreK Teacher
  • Sean and Kristen Butler, Franchise Owner

    Sean and Kristen Butler

    Franchise Owner

    We are the Butler Family: Sean, Kristen, Bridgette (9), Genevieve (7) and John (aka “John John,” 4). We spend our weekends at the park, the soccer field, camping, or visiting family and friends. It doesn’t really matter what we’re doing, as long as we’re doing it together!

    Sean grew up in Boston, MA, and Kristen grew up in Roswell, GA. We met in grad school in Tucson, AZ and moved to Atlanta shortly after graduating. Sean worked in IT at Turner Broadcasting for 10 years before becoming an IT Auditor now an owner of a school. Kristen works for Georgia Tech as a Research Scientist. Sean has a background in analyzing big data, making financial models and conducting audits. He has an MBA and a Masters in Accounting. Sean fully intends to use his skills to improve the health, safety, and education of the school.

    We have been a Primrose family for nine years since our oldest daughter was born. All three of our kids have gone to Primrose and now only John remains. Now that we are owners we couldn't be happier that this is the school we could purchase. The teachers and staff have been a second family to our kids. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate and respect all the teachers here at Primrose Lassiter who have nurtured our children. We are big believers in the Primrose education, nutrition and their view on how to develop a child into a great adult even before we became owners. We have lots of love for Primrose and we hope that everyone else feels the same!

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