Ms. Catherine is the Director of Primrose School of Leesburg at Potomac Station and is excited to welcome new families from our community and beyond! She has seven years' experience as a Director within licensed childcare and 10 years' experience as a teacher in the early childhood education field. Ms. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development from Ashford University and is a Professional Development Specialist with the CDA Council for Professional Recognition. This vital role assists educators as they strive to attain their CDA (Child Development Associates) credential. She is honored to be a part of the development and lifelong success of young children throughout their most formative years. During her family time, Ms. Catherine enjoys connecting with her two children as they navigate young adulthood and is a proud U.S. Air Force mom!
Joining our Primrose team as Education Director is Ms. Teresa, a seasoned educator with over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She began her career working on national studies focused on children’s health after receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Research from the University of Maryland. Ms. Teresa's passion for working with children prompted her to change course and pursue certification as a Preschool Teacher. After 17 years of teaching preschool, she became a director at a private school in which she contributed to curriculum development for preschool, afterschool, and summer camp programs. Having taught previously at Primrose, Ms. Teresa is familiar with the Balanced Learning™ approach and is delighted to share her knowledge of the curriculum with others. She is eager to partner with parents to ensure quality care and early learning experiences for their children. In her free time, Ms. Teresa enjoys tea with her three grown daughters and reading stories to her 5-year-old grandson.
Ms. Melanie is from Montclair, Virginia. She began my Primrose career in 2014 and joined the Primrose School of Leesburg at Potomac Station in 2021. Ms. Melanie holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College. She truly loves giving back to her community and is excited to meet families and children in the Leesburg area. In her spare time, Ms. Melanie enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband and dog. Together, they love traveling, trying new foods, and hiking.
Ms. Elva earned her Food Manager Certification from the ANSI National Accreditation Board and has served over 30 years in the field of food service. Born in the Philippines, she is the youngest of 3 daughters. She moved to Providence, Rhode Island when she was 6 years old and now resides in Virginia. Ms. Elva is the mother of a strong, brave, and loving daughter. She is proud to join the Primrose family as a Food Service teacher and is excited to provide healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to the children we serve.
Ms. Gurpreet earned a B.S. in Applied Economics from University of California, San Diego. She has over 12 years of experience with young children of various ages in a childcare setting. Ms. Gurpreet owned and operated an In-home daycare and has held positions ranging from assitant teacher to assistant director. Her passion has always been to make teaching fun and strongly believes in creating a loving and safe environment in which learning happens naturally. Ms. Gurpreet is happily married with 3 children she adores. Outside of the school, she enjoys shopping and traveling. Her favorite quote is 'It takes a village to raise a child.' Ms. Gurpreet looks forward to working with the families of Primrose and helping support parents with the growth and development of their children!
Ms. Kristin earned her Professional Course Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Montgomery College and has over 10 years of experience working with young children in licensed childcare. She is drawn to the Infant and Toddler age group as she enjoys the fascination in their eyes while they discover the world around them. In her free time, Ms. Kristin spends quality time with her family both indoors and outdoors, shopping and dining. She is excited to be a part of the Primrose School of Leesburg team!
Ms. Elyssa holds an Associates Degree in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College. She is the oldest of four and has helped care for her siblings since she was young. Being the daughter of a former Primrose School teacher, Ms. Elyssa enjoyed observing her mother's nurturing spirit and encouragement of the children she taught, which inspired her to join the Primrose family herself. In her free time, Ms. Elyssa enjoys reading, studying astrology, doing arts and crafts, playing with her two cats, and spending time with family and friends!
Ms. Su Hee earned her Master of Arts in Social Work from EWHA Woman's University. She has lived in Virginia for 11 years and in Leesburg for seven. She is entering her sixth year of teaching in the field of Early Childhood Education. Over the last 15 years, Ms. Su Hee has also continued teaching at a Korean heritage school each Saturday. Ms. Su Hee enjoys hiking along the Potomac with her family and dog and is a mother to two boys and one girl. Her oldest son attends West Point, and her two younger children, who are twins, are currently seniors in high school. Ms. Su Hee is so excited to work with everyone at Primrose and cannot wait to meet families in the Primrose community!
Ms. Shona is currently pursuing her Associates degree in Child Development and has over 2 years of experience working with young children. She moved to the United States in 1991 from Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in Charles Town, WV with her British husband, 20 year old twins and her Bichon dog. Ms. Shona has a love of theater both on and off the stage. She enjoys playing outdoors with children and is very excited to work at Primrose School of Leesburg, and meeting all the beautiful children and their families.
Ms. Manju earned her Master of Arts and Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science from HNB University. In college, she spent a lot of her time studying Child Development, Child Psychology, and Nutrition. After she earned my degree, Ms. Manju volunteered for a National Literacy Campaign. A Virginia resident for 15 years, she worked as a nanny the last four years and operated an in-home daycare for one year. Ms. Manju has two beautiful children. Her daughter is a freshman at Heritage High and her son is in middle school. She enjoys being outside and playing badminton with her family. Ms. Manju is delighted to be a part of Primrose School and excited to meet Primrose families!
Ms. Dri earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from ETEP Faculdades College in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil. She spent much time studying the impact of generational change on child behavior. Ms. Dri moved to the United States in 2016 after completing college and has been working with children for over 8 years. She has a toddler-age son, an elementary-age stepson, and a 2-year-old Labrador/German Shepherd mix named Loki. In her spare time, Ms. Dri enjoys hiking, camping, Marvel movies, and spending time with family. She is very excited to be a part of the Primrose team and to make an impact on the Primrose children’s lives!
Ms. Noureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and has 10 years of experience working with Preschool and Prekindergarten children in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Ms. Noureen enjoys learning from children while nurturing their curiosity and development. She guides her focus on reading aloud to children to spark imagination and foster vocabulary development and reading comprehension. Ms. Noureen is happy to be a part of our growing Primrose family!
Ms. Sasha earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University in 2019. She has been working with children since she was 13 years old in various capacities including an Assistant teacher role at a licensed in-home childcare, her church's nursery, and as a Preschool teacher with Primrose School of Bristow. Ms. Sasha has felt a calling to see the potential, love, and fun in children and help them use those skills to grow into all they are capable of. She is excited to be back in the Primrose family again! Ms. Sasha enjoys dancing, singing, and lending a listening ear whenever needed.
Ms. Lindsay is currently enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education with a minor in Business. She grew up in Leesburg, attended Heritage High School and participated in Girl Scouts, Varsity Softball, and Honors Guitar. She has experience working with children of all ages through children's ministry, summer camps, and nannying. Ms. Lindsay is very excited to be a part of the team at Primrose School of Leesburg!
Ms. Sadia holds two Bachelor Degrees in Science and Education and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She also holds a Diploma in the discipline of Montessori Directress. From being an educator to a skilled administrator she contributed to wide range of roles internationally during her professional journey. Ms. Sadia has several years working with young children and is excited to join the Primrose Team. Ms. Sadia is a mother to four children and enjoys initiating, participating, and involving herself in community-driven projects. In her pastime she loves cooking, traveling, socializing and pursues to learn new cultures and people.
Ms. Tehreem was born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan. She completed her high school education and moved to the United States in 2021. Ms. Tehreem is bound for college in the Fall of 2022 to pursue her career in pediatric dentistry. She has always been fascinated by young children and joined the Primrose family for this very reason. Ms. Tehreem embraces new challenges and is a very passionate, caring person. She has a 2-year-old brother with whom she enjoys spending time. In her free time, she enjoys art, reading, photography, long walks and watching Marvel movies. Ms. Tehreem is delighted to be part of the amazing team at Primrose School of Leesburg!
Ms. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an Associate Degree in Marketing, and an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance. She has lived in Northern Virginia for over 16 years. She is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. Over the years, Ms. Stephanie has worked with children in many capacities, including Girl Scout Leader, church nursery, and other organizations. She retired from Navy Federal Credit Union in 2021, with over 30 years in the banking industry. Starting a second career, with Primrose, she thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages and takes pride in being part of such a wonderful staff and organization!
Meet Denise and Glasford Hall, the proud owners of Primrose School of Leesburg at Potomac Station, offering premier early education to families in the Leesburg and the surrounding community.
I earned my MBA from the University of Maryland University College in Business Administration and Glasford earned his Master’s Degree from The University of Virginia in Management Information Technology.
Prior to becoming a franchise owner, I worked full-time as a Federal Government Contractor for over 20 years; while doing Real Estate part-time after the kids graduated college and left home. I also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children for 6 years, assisting children in need and being their voice when they couldn’t speak up for themselves.
Glasford has worked for several system integrators in support of Federal Government organizations throughout the US. Much of his career was spent at TASC, Northrop Grumman in both customer facing and C-Suite level roles. He currently works for Microsoft in a leadership role.
When we decided to open a franchise, it was clear that it would have something to do with children. We did our research and compared the top 4 competitors to find a good fit for us. Primrose was by far the winner hands down. I have a deep love of children and love being a part of their well-being and growth. I will handle the day-to-day operations of running Primrose working closely with my staff, parents, children, and the community. Glasford will also have an active role in supporting the school from an operational standpoint, while continuing to work at Microsoft.
We have three grown daughters and two handsome grandboys.
At Primrose School of Leesburg at Potomac Station, we are committed to creating a family atmosphere by providing an exclusive Balanced Learning Œ curriculum of purposeful play and nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. The educators at Primrose deliver more than a curriculum; it is a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families. For more information, visit www.primroseleesburgps.com