Primrose School of Leesburg at Potomac Station

Our Staff

  • Catherine Grimes, School Director

    Catherine Grimes

    School Director

    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 eight years of experience as a Director within licensed childcare and 10 years of 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!

  • Teresa Wolfe, Education Coach

    Teresa Wolfe

    Education Coach

    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.

  • Amy Yager, Office Manager

    Amy Yager

    Office Manager

    Ms. Amy is our Office Manger. She holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. Over the span of 20 years she has homeschooled her 6 children. She also enjoyed having her own In-Home Daycare for two years while supporting her husband in the Navy. After helping her husband defend our country for 21 years, they settled in Oklahoma and then recently relocated to West Virginia. She loves children and supporting them in every aspect of education. In her free time, she loves to plan Disney trips, travel, and dabbling in all kinds of crafts. Ms. Amy is happy to be a part of the Primorse of Leesburg family!

  • Ms. Sarah, Education Teacher Coach

    Ms. Sarah

    Education Teacher Coach

    Mrs. Sarah is excited to join the Primrose of Leesburg family as the Education Teacher Coach!  She has been an educator for 10 years and is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  She has a Master’s of Education with focuses in Leadership, Reading Specialist, and English as a Second Language.  She is so excited to partner with the teachers to help create an engaging and exciting learning environment for the children!  In her spare time, Mrs. Sarah enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, and the outdoors!

  • Ms.Taylor, Food Service Manager

    Ms.Taylor

    Food Service Manager

    Ms. Taylor is a Sous Chef by trade, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine and studied abroad in San Giustino Valdarno, Italy. She joined our Primrose family in July, 2022 as a Kitchen and Resource Support Teacher. She is excited to now manage the kitchen full time and add her culinary flare to our thoughtfully crafted menus. In her free time, Chef Taylor enjoys outdoor adventures with her cats and dogs!

  • Ms. Gurpreet, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Gurpreet

    Young Infant Teacher

    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. Jocilene "Lena", Infant Teacher

    Ms. Jocilene "Lena"

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Lima earned a Master of Forest Science from the Rural University of the Brazilian Amazon (UFRA),  Brazil. She is from Brazil and has been out of her country home since 2005, living in the United States, Peru and Bolivia.  She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. Her experience as an Infant teacher started in 2005 and quickly become her passion.  Ms. Lena enjoys working with infants, helping them reach their developmental milestones, and watching their personalities develop. She is married and a mother to 2 children. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and traveling. She is excited to be a part of the Primrose School of Leesburg team!

  • Ms. Liliam, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Liliam

    Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Liliam is originally from the Dominican Republic, Ms. Liliam worked as a home attendant for her niece who was born with cerebral palsy. Years later, she moved to New York and married in 2016. Shortly after, her and her husband moved to Virginia, where she found an opportunity to work in a preschool for two years. Ms. Liliam found her passion in caring for children's needs, nurturing their development, and supporting their milestones! She looks forward to partnering with our Primrose families in the Older Infant classroom. Ms. Liliam enjoys making designer birthday cakes and cupcakes, mostly for children's parties! Welcome Ms. Liliam, we're glad you're here!

  • Ms. Kristin, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Kristin

    Young Infant Teacher

    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. Su Hee, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Su Hee

    Toddler Teacher

    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. Paris, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Paris

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Paris was born in Germany and moved to Northern Virginia with her family at the age of 2. In 2013 she graduated from the Art Institute - Dulles earning a Bachelor's degree in Photography/Fine Arts, later becoming a school portrait photography in her local elementary schools. Ms.Paris is a mother to a 5 year old early learner. In her recent years she worked as a stay-at-home mom, creating early math and reading curriculum for kindergarten readiness. Ms. Paris has experience working with children from infant and toddler ages through the age of 13 years. In her free time you can find Ms. Paris enjoying candle making, creating concrete home decor or buying excessive amounts of house plants! She is eager to make a positive impact at Primrose School of Leesburg!

  • Ms. Tayaba, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Tayaba

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Chelsea, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Chelsea

    Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Manju, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Manju

    Preschool Teacher

    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. Noureen, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Noureen

    Preschool Teacher

    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, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sasha

    Prekindergarten Teacher

    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. Amaia, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Amaia

    Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Amaia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Teaching with a major in Early Childhood Education from La Universidad de La Rioja, Spain. Also, she holds an Associate Degree from NOVA and a certificate to teach Spanish as a Second Language. Ms. Amaia was born and raised in Pamplona (Spain), and she decided to come to the United States in 2015. She has been living in Virginia since 2018 with her husband and dog. Ms. Amaia has more than 10 years of experience working with children of all ages both inside and outside the school setting. In her spare time, Ms. Amaia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and doing outdoor activities such as hiking, and camping. Ms. Amaia is truly honored to be a part of the Primrose School of Leesburg team!  

  • Ms. Bella, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Bella

    Prekindergarten Teacher

    We are excited to introduce Ms. Janaki "Bella" to our Primrose family! She recently celebrated 4 years of teaching at a local Primrose School, in both Prekindergarten and Infant settings. She earned her Master's degree in Computer Science, and also has over 3 years of experience teaching elementary-age children. Ms. Bella looks forward to partnering with our Primrose families and making a positive impact with her Prekindergarten students! In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and young children!

  • Ms. Stephanie, Resource Support Teacher

    Ms. Stephanie

    Resource Support Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    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!

  • Ms. Arrar, Resource Support Teacher

    Ms. Arrar

    Resource Support Teacher
  • Ms. Lauryn, Housekeeper

    Ms. Lauryn

    Housekeeper
  • Denise and Glasford Hall, Franchise Owner

    Denise and Glasford Hall

    Franchise Owners

    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 Πcurriculum 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

     

     

     

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