Primrose School of Longmont

Our Staff

  • Emma Dean, Director

    Emma Dean

    Director

    My name is Emma Dean, the Director here at Primrose School of Longmont.I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1993 and I love my job!I studied Education at both The Evergreen State College and at University of Colorado at Boulder and have worked with ages 6 weeks to 6 year olds.I have taught and worked in a variety of educational philosophies and schools and am very passionate about creating a fun, inviting environment for children to learn, grow and play. My position at the school has shifted over the years and I am fortunate to be a Primrose parent, a former Primrose Pre-K teacher and now a director.My husband and I have a fun-filled whirlwind of a family with two children, Maggie-Ann and Stanley, a dog, and a cat! We love to travel, camp, be outdoors and we love road trips! I love being part of the Primrose family and am very grateful for the opportunity to help create the best and most trusted early education and care for our families and children.

  • Marisa Carlson, Assistant Director and Education Coach

    Marisa Carlson

    Assistant Director and Education Coach

    Hello! My name is Marisa Carlson. I am the Assistant Director. I have taught Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten here at Primrose Longmont. I grew up in South Dakota and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Kindergarten.I have been working in the field of early childhood education since 2004. I adore that my job includes reading, singing, dancing, running, and being goofy on a daily basis. I appreciate that every day is an adventure with young children. My husband and I live in Longmont with our two daughters and we like to be together dancing in the kitchen, coloring, watching movies, and going outside to walk our dog. We all enjoy being a part of the Primrose family!

  • Kym Trujillo, Assistant Director of Operations

    Kym Trujillo

    Assistant Director of Operations

    I am Kym Trujillo, the Manager of Operations at Primrose School of Longmont. I started when the school opened in 2007 as the Young Toddlers Assistant Teacher. I have had the privilege of also being the Preschool Yellow Assistant Teacher as well as the Lead Teacher before becoming the Administrative Assistant. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field since August of 2000 and am currently continuing my education. I was born and raised in Colorado and am still proud to be a part of the Longmont community. I love being a part of the management team as I get to work with all our wonderful families. Family is very important to me, I have loved watching my daughter, Halie grow into a young adult. In my free time I enjoy spending my time taking my dog, Maverick on walks and playing in the water, cheering for the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Broncos, and spending time with my family. Every day at Primrose is an adventure and I am very proud to be a part of the Primrose Family and look forward to working with your family.

  • Sara Long, Administrative Assistant

    Sara Long

    Administrative Assistant

    I’m originally from Memphis, Tennessee. A fun fact about me is that I have lived in seven different states, most recently enjoying living in Colorado. I have been working in childcare for over six years and have an Associates Degree in Child Development. I have spent a lot of time working with infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten age children. I love spending my free time with my husband and daughter. My favorite hobbies are reading, traveling, and coming up with fun science experiments to do in class!

  • Ms. Jackie, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Ms. Jackie

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    My name is Jackie and I am the Infant Teacher. I was the Lead Teacher in the Old Toddler classroom since the school opened in 2007 and moved over to the EPS classroom at the beginning of 2014 before shortly returning back to Old Toddlers. I am very excited to be in the Infant classroom, starting a new journey. I began my career in the Early Childhood Education field in 1998 and have since worked with children ranging from 12 months to 4 years. I have taken numerous Early Childhood Education classes to expand my knowledge and experience, and truly enjoy watching all of the children that I care for learn and grow. I have been married since April of 2008, and have two children, Anton and Cora. Aside from working with the children here at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, and baking.

  • Ms. Katie, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Katie

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    I recently moved to Longmont from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am the mother of two children. I have always enjoyed taking care of my family and friend’s children. I am new to the Early Childhood profession, and I am very excited to begin this new journey for my career. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and going for drives to see all the beautiful Colorado scenery. I love to bake, watch movies and spend time with my children. One of our favorite activities is to spend time by the river together.

  • Ms. Sophie, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Sophie

    Infant Teacher

    I was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota. I grew up with three younger siblings who helped stem my passion for early education.  In 2020, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology while minoring in gender and women’s studies. I have spent the last year as a Registered Behavior Technician working with children on the autism spectrum. I have worked with all ages, infant to adolescent. Throughout my experiences, I have  always been happiest when working with infants and toddlers! In my spare time, you can find me biking, reading or enjoying time with my husband and puppy.

  • Ms. Korrie, Young Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Korrie

    Young Toddlers Lead Teacher

    I am a Colorado Native and in May of 2021 I graduated from Front Range Community College with my Associates in Early Childhood Education. Before attending college I was a nanny and then became a stay at home mom for my little boy Jackson. I love warm weather, so my favorite season is summer. In my free time you can find me cooking, baking, swimming, playing outside, going on adventures to the zoo or mountains, or cuddled up watching Disney movies. I grew up with young children always around and was always drawn to them. I knew I wanted to make an impact on our future generations and teaching is the perfect way to do so. I am so excited to learn as much from my students as they learn from me.

  • Ms. Maria, Old Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maria

    Old Toddlers Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Cathy, Old Toddlers Teacher

    Ms. Cathy

    Old Toddlers Teacher

    I have grown up in Longmont, but was born in New York. I also lived in Arizona when I was a child. I graduated from Skyline High School. I have a son, Josh, who is also a Colorado Native. Most of my experience with children has been having my son, volunteering in church nurseries and kids ministry. I provide kinship for special needs families. My hobbies include caring my two cats, Twix and Princess, driving, hanging out with family/friends eating food, fellowship, and watching movies.

  • Ms. Paula, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Paula

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I am from Columbia, a beautiful, diverse and growing country in South America. I graduated from a pedagogical school where I developed a passion for teaching  young children and decided to become an educator. I graduated college in 2018 and became an early childhood education assistant teacher. I moved to the United States in 2019 to become an au pair. This experience has been enlightening and nurtured my caregiving abilities. I love spending time with my family, watching movies and tv, drawing, and listening to music.

  • Ms. Alia, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Alia

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    I grew up in Loveland, Colorado and still call it home. I am excited to begin a career in Early Childhood Education here at the Primrose School of Longmont. My previous experience with children has been in home care, but I am looking forward to gain experience in the field while continuing my education. I look forward to building relationships with students each day. I love to be a  part of those “lightbulb” moments and  enjoying all the “little things” that happen each day in the classroom.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking and running.

  • Ms. Keli, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Keli

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    I have worked with children for over 20 years and I am very excited to begin a career as a teacher! I am excited to get to know all of the families here at Primrose School of Longmont. I am from the Gulf Coast, but I much prefer living in the mountains in colorful Colorado. I enjoy being outside hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my two dogs Brady and Leila. I also enjoy reading and spending time with my fiancé, Dan. I LOVE to dance and I am looking forward to dancing, playing, and learning with you!

  • Ms. Rachel, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Rachel

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I am really excited to be part of the Primrose team of teachers. I am looking forward to learning and growing in the Early Childhood Education field. I want to learn new and engaging ways to teach young children.  I have taught children's church for over four years and I love seeing their young minds grow.  I am a mother and my son is the light of my life. I love spending time with my family and I love to make people laugh and feel safe. 

  • Ms. Ana, Preschool Yellow Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ana

    Preschool Yellow Lead Teacher

    I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Spanish. I was a competitive gymnast and I continued to coach competitive gymnastics as well. I moved to Colorado from Florida when I was in high school and I am enjoying the beautiful weather! I met my fiancé here in Colorado and we are looking forward to many new adventures together. In my free time I enjoy baking, cooking, DIY projects, and playing with my dog Rokko. I also really enjoy watching professional hockey!

  • Ms. Brit, Preschool Yellow Teacher

    Ms. Brit

    Preschool Yellow Teacher
  • Ms. Tessa, Preschool Green Lead Teacher

    Ms. Tessa

    Preschool Green Lead Teacher

    I was born in Louisville, but I have grown up in Longmont. I have been working at the Primrose Schools for almost a year before moving to Primrose Longmont. I absolutely love working with children and I am working on furthering my education to become an early childhood teacher! In my free time I love spending time with my family and two dogs, Harley and Tyson. I also love playing and coaching softball.

  • Ms. Maddy, Pre-Kindergarten Blue Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maddy

    Pre-Kindergarten Blue Co-Lead Teacher

    I have been working with children for almost four years. I am currently studying to become an Elementary School Teacher. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn and grow while encouraging them to reach their full potential. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends/family, playing with my dogs, going to concerts, shopping and watching movies. I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

  • Ms. Hannah, Pre-Kindergarten Blue Teacher

    Ms. Hannah

    Pre-Kindergarten Blue Teacher
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  • Ms. Margee, Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    Ms. Margee

    Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    I have worked with children ages newborn through Kindergarten for over 20 years. I attended Front Range Community College where I received my Lead Teacher Certification. I love the Denver Broncos, coloring, word searches, and I even enjoy quilting. I love music and listen to pretty much all music other than hard rock. I have been married for over 38 years to a wonderful man named Dale. I have two daughters, three wonderful grandchildren, and one sweet dog.

  • Ms. Becky, Pre-Kindergarten Orange Lead Teacher

    Ms. Becky

    Pre-Kindergarten Orange Lead Teacher

    I grew up on a farm in northern Maryland, lived in Baltimore for many years and moved to Colorado in 2015. I have been working with children for 7 years. Prior to that, I was in retail management for many years. After moving to Colorado, I worked at the Primrose School of Erie and fell in love with the school and Balanced Learning curriculum. I have worked extensively with 3-5 year old students and love watching them learn and grow through a school year. When I’m not working, I love traveling, spending time with friends, exploring in the mountains or anywhere in nature, painting, photography and music. I love animals, especially dogs and my 16 year old cat, Zoey.

  • Ms. Casie, Pre-Kindergarten Orange Teacher

    Ms. Casie

    Pre-Kindergarten Orange Teacher

    My family has been in Colorado for six generations. I grew up on a farm in Berthoud, Colorado and attended UNC in Greeley. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. I married my husband and moved to Longmont. I have two boys and raising them has been the best part of my life. Recently, I have worked as a paraprofessional and learned a lot about education in the process. My hobbies include whatever my children are interested in at any given time. We enjoy doing school projects, art and crafts, and outdoor adventures together.

  • Ms. Marnie, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Marnie

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    I was raised in Colorado and graduated from CU Boulder with a Sociology major. Then I decided while teaching preschool to get my teacher’s license at Denver University. I taught 3rd grade in Chapel Hill, NC while following my husband when he went to business school. From there we moved to Chicago where I taught preschool, 3rd and 5th grade at an inner-city school. Then I had my two sons Henry and Benny. We all moved to South Africa and lived in Johannesburg for five and a half years. I did a lot of volunteer work with Zulu speaking children preparing them for English speaking schools. After that exciting time in our lives, we moved to California where I taught in special education classrooms and substitute taught. Now we are happy to be back in Colorado! I am so excited to spend time in the mountains hiking, mountain biking, camping and skiing!

  • Jon and Kim Bourgain, Franchise Owner

    Jon and Kim Bourgain

    Franchise Owner

    Owners Jon & Kim Bourgain are busy professionals who understand the demands placed on parents today and the importance of balancing work and family time. Since opening the school in 2007, they have strived to create and maintain a safe, nurturing environment for children where they can experience the joy of learning. Prior to working with Primrose, Jon owned a video production and media company and Kim was a medical sales representative. Their passion for children and education, combined with their business experience led them to Primrose. They appreciated that Primrose had been in business since 1982, had a proven Balanced Learning curriculum and was truly a school, not a daycare. As parents of two children of their own, Jared and Emma, they understand what it takes to be parents in today's world and treat the children in the school as their own. Their love and commitment to their students is evident as they interact in the classrooms and hallways each day. According to Kim, "All parents want the best for their children and we strive to create a special place that we would have wanted our own children to be when they were young. We take very seriously the decision parents have made to entrust their precious ones to our care and we strive each day to give them the best possible experience in a family atmosphere. We see first hand the children in our preschool, pre-kindergarten and private kindergarten programs learning and having fun every day!" Kim and Jon would love for you to contact them or stop by the school to learn more about the Primrose School of Longmont and the difference it can make for your family!

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