Primrose School of Mansell Road

Our Staff

  • Ms. Carina Ray, Director

    Ms. Carina Ray

    Director

    Hometown: Georgia

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 6 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Jogging

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting the new children and parents and learning about their culture

  • Ms. Melissa Collins, Education Coach

    Ms. Melissa Collins

    Education Coach
  • Ms. Shawnda Howard, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Shawnda Howard

    Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Avery, Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Avery

    Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 3 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Fettucine Alfredo

    Favorite weekend activity: Going for Hikes

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the little babies grow and watching their personalities develop

  • Ms. Laila, Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Laila

    Young Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hometown: Roswell, GA

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2022

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Crocheting

    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: Growth

  • Ms. Neislany, Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Neislany

    Older Infant Lead Teacher

    Hometown: Venezuela

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 4 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Mango

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the little babies grow daily

  • Ms. Maraya, Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Maraya

    Older Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hometown: East St. Louis, IL

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 7 additional years of experience.

    Favorite food: Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to nice restaurants

    Favorite children’s book: No David!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited about watching the children grow.

  • Ms. Julie, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Julie

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2001 with 5 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm, because I like to read in my spare time

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know each child and watch as they grow and learn new and exciting things

  • Ms. Lorena, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Lorena

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hometown: Roswell, GA

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2022 with 2 additional years of babysitting.

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and watch them learn.

  • Ms. Jazzmin, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jazzmin

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 1 additional year of experience

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss Books

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Being a part of their learning experience and growing with the children.

  • Ms. Meadow, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Meadow

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 1 additional years of experience plus I have a daughter

    Favorite food: Anything with Chicken in it

    Favorite weekend activity: Painting

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the little ones grow and teaching them to be good humans

  • Ms. Jamyne, Early Preschool Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jamyne

    Early Preschool Co-Lead Teacher
  • Ms. Rachel, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Rachel

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with additional years of experience teaching preschool choir and coaching a special needs cheer squad

    Favorite food: Loaded Baked Potatoes

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Frog and Toad are friends

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to have fun and watch the children grow and learn all about the world around them.

  • Ms. Kelly, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kelly

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Hometown: Richport, Connecticut

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 13 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Jamaican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to Parks and Outdoor Adventures

    Favorite children’s book: The Pout Pout Fish

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing how well adjusted the children become

  • Ms. Orchid, Explorer Club Lead Teacher

    Ms. Orchid

    Explorer Club Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Name: Orchid Rogers

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2022 with 6 additional years of experience.

    Favorite food: Pad Thai

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping

    Favorite children’s book: Pete The Cat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching kids learn and grow.

  • Ms. Angie, School Nutritionist

    Ms. Angie

    School Nutritionist

    Hometown: Mexico

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2010

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Being with my family

    Favorite children’s book: All Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning new things everyday

  • Ms. Morgan, Support Staff

    Ms. Morgan

    Support Staff

    Name: Morgan Pritchard

    Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2021 with 2 additional years of experience

    Favorite food: Macaroni & Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing at home

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited about doing Arts & Crafts with the children

  • Clarissa and Jeff Palhegyi, Franchise Owner

    Clarissa and Jeff Palhegyi

    Franchise Owners

    We are Clarissa and Jeff Palhegyi, the proud owners of Primrose School of Mansell Road. We are beyond excited to be a part of the Primrose family and to share this amazing school with the Alpharetta community. Our love of family and commitment to our community leads us to excitedly pursue this new venture.

    Prior to becoming Primrose franchise owners, we are both graduates from San Diego State University and share collectively 50 years of business ownership experience. Relatively new to Atlanta, Georgia, Clarissa comes from a background in arts education, operating one of the largest and most reputable ballet schools in Southern California. Jeff enjoys a storied career in the motorsports industry, forging a successful prototype design and engineering business.

    Our greatest enjoyment outside of Primrose is the time we spend with our family. We are proud parents of two lovely young adult men, both who share our love of artistry and design and work in those fields respectively. We are also the parents to two fur babies who provide us immense fun and joy. On any given day, you can find us on our boat at the lake or at the ballfield. (We certainly love our baseball!)

    Soon after relocating to Atlanta, we found ourselves looking for a career where we could work together as a team, and make a lasting difference in children’s lives. When an opportunity arose to become owners of a Primrose school, we jumped at the chance. We are so familiar with the “family business” model and we could not be prouder of the decision we made to become part of the Primrose family of schools.

    We continue to be impressed and amazed by Primrose’s outstanding approach to education, the accredited curriculum, enrichment, and character development programs. We believe in importance of early literacy and are proud of our Primrose Schools partnerships with many local and national non-profit organizations.

    We welcome you and look forward to a long and continued relationship, bound in the collective desire to educate our children in a welcoming, nurturing community.

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