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. 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. Robin R., Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Robin R.

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Childcare experience: 20+ years

    Education Background:  BS Degree in FL, Diploma in Early Childhood Education

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Spend time with the babies and watch them grow

    Favorite children’s book: The very Busy Spider

    In My Personal Time: Spend time with my family

  • Ms. Mary Nobari

    Infant/Young Toddler Support 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. Andrea R., Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Andrea R.

    Infant Support Teacher

    Childcare experience: 6+ years

    Education Background:  Associates in Business Administration

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Spend time with the babies and watch them grow

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Pink Elephant

    In My Personal Time: Spend time with my kids and shopping

  • Ms. Tracey McGee, Infant/Explorer Support Teacher

    Ms. Tracey McGee

    Infant/Explorer Support Teacher
  • Ms. Lisa Safari, Support Teacher Young Toddler/Early Pre-School

    Ms. Lisa Safari

    Support Teacher Young Toddler/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. Melissa VanRaemdonck, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Melissa VanRaemdonck

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    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 Support Teacher

    Ms. Paula Dorsey

    Early Preschool Support 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. 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. Hannah K., Preschool Pathways Support Teacher

    Ms. Hannah K.

    Preschool Pathways Support Teacher

    Childcare experience: 2+ years

    Education Background:  Currently attending school for Associates Degree

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: I love seeing their unique personality & individual interests 

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones 

    In My Personal Time: Spend time with my daughter Ellianna

  • 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  Support Teacher

    Ms. Lori Hair

    Preschool 2 Support 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, Explorer / Preschool Support Teacher

    Ms. Paula DaPonte

    Explorer / Preschool Support Teacher
  • 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 Support Teacher

    Ms. Aubrey Whitson

    Pre K 1 Support 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 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jasmin Newell-Rothrauff

    Pre-K 2 Lead 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: 8+ 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. Michelle A., Prek 2 Support Teacher

    Ms. Michelle A.

    Prek 2 Support Teacher

     

    Childcare experience: 2+ years

    Education Background: Bachelors in Psychology

    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: I love to watch their creativity, thirst for knowledge and bright and positive spirit

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones and If you give a Mouse a Cookie

    In My Personal Time: Watching Movie and Shopping

  • 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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