Primrose School of Littleton

Our Staff

  • Kiyana Farzaneh, Franchise Owner & Licensed Practical Nurse

    Kiyana Farzaneh

    Franchise Owner & Licensed Practical Nurse

    For the past 15 years, Kiki has been a surgical nurse that has enjoyed helping her patients! With so many similarities between nursing and child care, her professional skills are put to good use at our school.

    When her sister Farima and her brother in-law Reza decided to purchase the school, she moved with them to remain close to her family. She is close to her two nephews and is very active in their lives. Like all good aunts, she loves every minute with them. She's now a co-owner to the school and loves seeing all the children's faces.

    She looks forward to learning more about you and your family.

  • Delise Evans, Director

    Delise Evans

    Director

    Delise Evans has been the Director of Primrose School of Littleton since 2012. She briefly stepped away from the position in 2016 but returned when Farima and Reza Nemat acquired ownership of the school. As the new owners, the Nemats offered a tremendous amount of support to the leadership team, teachers and families. It was their passion and the fact that she truly missed the wonderful families and staff that she rejoined the Primrose family as their Executive Director. She has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 18 years. She also has qualifications as an American Heart Association Instructor and as a Certified Qualistar Continuing Education Instructor.

    She is excited and honored to be a part of a successful school that believes in the success of every young child. While working closely with the teachers and families, she has witnessed how beneficial the Balanced Learning Curriculum is to each student. While maintaining developmentally appropriate activities for each age group, the curriculum is fun and exciting. She looks forward to ensuring an environment where children flourish and where health and safety remain Priority Number One.

    As a Colorado native, she and her my family enjoy exploring the Rocky Mountains by mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and four-wheeling.

    Should you have any questions or concerns, her door is always open.

  • Amy Lopez, Assistant Director -     Education Coach  A.C.C.  Mentor

    Amy Lopez

    Assistant Director - Education Coach A.C.C. Mentor

    Amy was born in Albuquerque, NM, but got to Littleton as soon as possible. She was raised in the area. She has worked at Primrose since 2007 in the Preschool, Early Preschool rooms, as well as a Floater. Her experience has led her to lead our Infant classrooms. In that room, she enjoys nurturing, teaching and shaping these beautiful students. She is the mom to a sweet little girl who is the light of her life. Her daughter attends the school. In her "spare time," she enjoys four-wheeling, but would like to take up dirt biking.

  • Jessica Conklin, Assistant Director - Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Jessica Conklin

    Assistant Director - Infant Nursery Supervisor

    She is so excited to be back at a Primrose School. She taught at Primrose of LoneTree for five years, and her daughter and son both attended school there. Now her children are both off to Elementary School! The great thing about Primrose is they are everywhere, and she is able to find one closer to home.

  • Andrew Kolczynski, School Chef

    Andrew Kolczynski

    School Chef

    Born in the Philippines, our school chef Andrew loves to paint, play the violin and exercise. When it's warm outside, he loves to hike in the mountains. He has been cooking since 2016. He is most excited about learning what our children like to eat. What does he like to eat? Spaghetti!



  • Nadia Boyd, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Nadia Boyd

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    She considers herself a Coloradan, as has lived here since she was 5. She's worked with children ranging from infancy to school age for the past 26 years. She's taken classes at Arapahoe Community College in early childhood education, & constantly taking more to keep abreast of new information that could benefit her or the children whom she spends her days with. She has two daughters, Tabatha  & Orion and a granddaughter. Her favorite color is green & am an absolute glutton for Thai food. She enjoys going to the movies, and is obsessed with Baby Yoda. However, if she had to pick her all-time favorite thing to do is spending time with her family and friends. She loves working with children, and honestly could not see herself ever doing anything else. It brings her great joy to watch them grow and learn.

  • Blanca Lopez, Lead Teacher - Young Infants

    Blanca Lopez

    Lead Teacher - Young Infants

    Prior to working in child care, Blanca worked in a nursing home for 24 years as a cook, and worked service in the dining area. Blanca decided to go to the other end of the spectrum and work in childcare and couldn’t be happier with that decision. Blanca enjoys being involved in the children’s development and their growth as a family.

  • Alina Ehry-Ventura, Co-Lead Teacher - Older Infants

    Alina Ehry-Ventura

    Co-Lead Teacher - Older Infants

    She's a Colorado native and currently goes to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), and am pursuing the dream of one day opening her own childcare facility. Her major is Bachelors of Innovation for Inclusive Early Childhood Education, so she feels very motivated to make her experience here at Primrose meaningful & fun! She has two dogs, Toasty & Tooney, and a very supporting boyfriend who is going through training to become an EMT/Paramedic. She also enjoys outdoor & physical activities like hiking & rock climbing; she's always up for a good challenge!

  • Amanda Clark, Lead Teacher - Toddlers

    Amanda Clark

    Lead Teacher - Toddlers

    She was born and raised right here in Littleton, Colorado. Her and her boyfriend still live in the area with our 12 year old boxer/lab, Roxxy, and a new puppy, Simba. She is a huge dog lover and enjoy spending her free time doing any activity that involves her dogs! She has worked in a variety of childcare positions over the years and one of her favorite jobs was when she was a camp counselor at a sleep-away camp in Maine for a few summers! She is currently a student at Metro State University and working towards a degree in Elementary Education. She looks forward to getting to know all of our wonderful families.

     

     

  • Jessica Aguirre, Lead Teacher - Early PreSchool 1

    Jessica Aguirre

    Lead Teacher - Early PreSchool 1

    Jessica was born and raised in Denver, CO. Working with children is such an adventure for her. She believes that children learn from her as much as she learns from them. She believes there are no bad day with kids, they bring out the best in her everyday! She loves working with children and watching them grow. Creating memories is definitely in the books when it comes to being around children all day.

     

  • Elizabeth Lizama, Lead Teacher - Early PreSchool 2

    Elizabeth Lizama

    Lead Teacher - Early PreSchool 2

    Elizabeth is originally from California, but moved to Colorado when she was 8 years old. She loves being outdoors and going for long walks with her dogs. She has always wanted a career with children and has loved every minute of getting her Lead qualifications. She can't wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Katelynn Reynolds, Assistant Director  - Co-Lead Teacher - Pathways

    Katelynn Reynolds

    Assistant Director - Co-Lead Teacher - Pathways

    She was born and raised in California then moved to Colorado with her son & husband to be closer to family and start a new adventure. She grew up in the mountains which gave her a unique childhood and a love for the outdoors. In the winter she looks forward to snowboarding and in the summer she enjoys playing softball. She taught preschool for about 6 years then went into office management, specifically in psychiatry, for another 6 years. She has much experience and passion for education and mental health which has given her a unique perspective. She has found her way back to the preschool classroom and could not be happier as she wants to help create an amazing head start to a wonderful life ahead for the children in our community. 

  • Olivia VanDeWalker, Co-Lead Teacher - Pathways

    Olivia VanDeWalker

    Co-Lead Teacher - Pathways

    Olivia love all things writing and reading. She currently works as a high school teacher where she facilitates a yearbook creation course as well as a creative writing club. She loves children and their creative carefree attitudes. Interacting with, teaching, and loving on them brings such a brightness to her days! 

  • Grace Povich, Lead Teacher - PreSchool 1

    Grace Povich

    Lead Teacher - PreSchool 1

    Grace recently graduated from CU Boulder and am now studying School Counseling for my Masters at UNC Denver. Outside of the classroom, she loves to read, spend time with family and play with her canines Pete & Pepper. She is so excited to be part of our Primrose Family.

  • Delaney Sanford, Lead Teacher - PreSchool 2

    Delaney Sanford

    Lead Teacher - PreSchool 2
    Apple of Our Eye

    Delaney has a passion for children and a deep love & appreciation for the joy they possess & bring to her.  She dabbles as a scientist & an artist, and is always drawing/sketching/painting the world the way she sees & feels around her. She has a little black dog named Dottie that takes up all her time outside of school, as well as going to New Mexico to see her parents whenever she gets a chance. Delaney & Dottie go skateboarding together, chase geese together, & all around cause trouble together in the neighborhood. 

  • Rocio Itzel Lopez, Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten 1

    Rocio Itzel Lopez

    Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten 1

    She was born in Mexico, and it was in Mexico that she graduated & received her degree in Law. One of her first jobs as a lawyer was with an organization that fights for a children rights and that’s how she found her calling for children and their education. She took a year off to travel the world, since she loved seeing new places and having new adventures. She have lived in Colorado 3 years and her hobbies included hanging out with my dogs in the mountains, hiking, climbing, skydiving and swimming. Her biggest dream is to live by the ocean, and to have lots of cows, chickens and fruit trees.

  • Eri McAuley, Co-Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten

    Eri McAuley

    Co-Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten

    Mrs. Eri was born & raised in Japan, moved to Canada in 2008 to study Early Childhood & Education.  She has worked with children for many years both in Japan and Canada.  She moved to Colorado in 2022 with her husband & two children, who go to school in the area. She loves to play musical instruments such as guitar, ukulele, piano, & Koto (Japanese traditional instrument).  She also likes swimming, biking & pickle ball. 

  • Kathleen Jacoby, Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten 2

    Kathleen Jacoby

    Lead Teacher - PreKindergarten 2

    She was born in New Jersey, but lived in Colorado 50 years.  She grew up in Aurora, going to a Catholic School.  In her high School years she lived in a small town Holyoke, in NorthEast Colorado. There she married her high school sweetheart & had 2 beautiful daughters. Later, she re-married & had 2 more daughters, living in Evergreen CO for 15+ years. She earned her INS title but loves working with children of all ages.

  • Farima, Reza and KiKi Nemat, Franchise Owner

    Farima, Reza and KiKi Nemat

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Farima and Reza Nemat, the franchise owners of Primrose School of Littleton. As parents of two children (ages 10 and 8,) we understand first-hand the importance of ensuring that children get the best start in life.

    We were professionals living in the Washington DC area when we became parents. As a mother, I had a clear vision of what I expected since my undergraduate degree in psychology focused on the impact of early education on children.

    We quickly realized the enormous challenge of finding proper childcare where we lived. This experience and passion for early childhood education led us to Primrose.

    When we sat down with the Primrose Schools education team, we were impressed with their research and expertise. Their exceptional Balanced Learning curriculum that focuses on character development convinced us that Primrose is where we belong.

    Five years ago, we made the decision to move to Colorado and imerse ourselves in our new community. Kiyana Farzaneh (Farima’s sister) decided to leave her nursing position and join us at Primrose School of Littleton. We are fortunate to have her medical expertise to help our families navigate these challenging times.

    We feel there is no greater privilege and honor than being entrusted with the care of your children. We pledge to provide every child in our school with a safe, loving, and fun environment in which they will flourish and learn the skills that will help prepare them for success in their lives ahead.

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