Primrose School of The Mid-Cities

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Kasper, School Director

    Mrs. Kasper

    School Director

    My name is Anastasiia Kasper and though I only recently walked into this wonderful journey with Primrose, I am already absolutely loving it!

    Working with children has always been my passion. It started back in the Ukraine, where I was born, raised, and graduated from University in 2011 with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Since graduating I have not stopped working with children, and even through all this time they continue to brighten my day, no matter what.

    I moved to the United States in 2014, where I decided to settle in Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago I met my lovely husband and we had a baby boy, James, who is now 3 years old. By the end of August 2021, the three of us moved down to Texas where our beautiful daughter was born just shy of a year later.

    I am very excited to love each child and to make sure that every child in our community are well taken care of by the warm, gentle, and kind hearts of our amazing teachers.

  • Ms. White, Assistant Director

    Ms. White

    Assistant Director

    I began my career with Primrose School of The Mid-Cities in August of 2000. I chose Primrose because I enjoy working with children. Since I have been at Primrose, I have learned a lot and enjoyed meeting so many great people. Primrose has impacted my life, and I hope it will impact yours.

  • Ms. Williams, Admissions Director

    Ms. Williams

    Admissions Director

    I started my childcare journey in November of 2013, and have never looked back. Amongst these years I have taught in all age groups, but my specialty was 2-3 year old's. I am currently on my way to a Bachelors in Behavioral Health with an emphasis in Child and Adolesant Disorders. Without all my experiences within the classroom and in the office I would have never discovered my passion for working with children.

  • Mrs. Ridgeway, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Ridgeway

    Curriculum Director

    My name is Heather Ridgeway I am the Curriculum Director here at Primrose School of The Mid-Cities. I have been a part of the Primrose family since 2007. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for as long as I can remember and I also have my Directors Certification. Teaching is my passion. I have taught in a classroom for many years and now I have the privilege of teaching and supporting the teachers at Primrose.


    I married my high school sweetheart in 2004. We have a beautiful daughter who is now 8 years old. We love spending time with our new puppy, watching movies, and going to the beach. I also have a great love for reading.


  • Mrs. Eller, Younger Infants Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Eller

    Younger Infants Lead Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Eller, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Young Infant Class. I have been with Primrose School of The Mid-Cities since 2000! I started in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom and then spent some time in the office before finding my home in the Infant Class.

    Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and spending time with my family.

    The joy of seeing a baby reach a new milestone is so rewarding. Each day is a fun day.


  • Mrs. Munoz, Older Infants Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Munoz

    Older Infants Lead Teacher

    Hi, my name is Nohemi, or as most call me, "Mimi". I have been in childcare for 2 years and my passion is working with babies! I love helping them reach their milestones. I specially love seeing their personallities come out and see them grow from little babies into toddlers.

    I have been married to the man of my dreams since 2015, and we have a handsome little boy, who is now 4 years old!

    When I am not at Primrose I enjoy listening to music, working out, and spending time with my family. 

  • Mrs. Hernandez, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Hernandez

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Hernandez. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have worked with Primrose schools for about 19 years.

    I started in 1996. I enjoy working with young children because everything they experience is new to them. Each day has a sense of wonder and adventure.

    I love watching the children dance and get into the music. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" because it reminds me of my own children. If you give them a little something they will always want more!

  • Mrs. Williamson, Early Preschool I Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Williamson

    Early Preschool I Lead Teacher

    I am Mrs. Williamson, and I am the lead teacher in the Early Preschool I Classroom. With over twenty years of experience in early childhood education, I have an innate passion and dedication to young children and establishing a solid academic foundation in their most pivotal educational career.

    I hold the following degrees and certifications: Child Development Associates Degree, Texas Association for Mental Health Endorsement, and a Childcare Director Administrator License and Credential. In addition, I continuously attend professional development courses at Camp Fire USA for Early Childhood Education.

    I chose to work for Primrose because it aligns with my high academic and rigorous standards of curriculum and education for young children. I particularly enjoy the Primrose Proprietary Curriculum because it approaches early childhood education on a holistic level and fully prepares children for a solid foundation in future academic endeavors. With Primrose, it all starts here.

    I am looking forward to another rewarding and educational year with your children. As always. I am looking forward to the exchange of learning between the children and myself. I have always felt that children are teachers as well, and learning is a reciprocal process.

    “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”- Brian Herbert

  • Mrs. Porter, Early Preschool II Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Porter

    Early Preschool II Lead Teacher

    Hello! I have been working in the educational field for over 25 years. I have experience with children from infancy through highschool. I have also worked in public schools, private schools, daycares, and developmental centers. I love my job and the energy I get from the children. I have been a part of the Primrose family since 2021, and really enjoy what I do!

  • Ms. Yovanovitch, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Yovanovitch

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    My name is Ms. Yovanovitch, and I am the Lead Teacher for Preschool Pathways class at Primrose School of The Mid-Cities. I began my career with Primrose in the Summer of 2018 but have been working in Early Childhood Education for more than 8 years now and I enjoy every moment!

    I find my passion for Early Childhood in watching my students strive for excellence, seeing them overcome obstacles they thought they could not do and exploring the unknown while not to being scared to try new things. One of my favorite books to read to my students is Dr. Seuss’, Green Eggs and Ham. It demonstrates to both the reader and listener that you just have to try it and you just might like it. Even though it may sound and look funny, you just got to try it.

    I am so excited to be a part of this Primrose Mid-Cities Family and I am looking forward to continuing this journey to greater and bigger achievements this year. Thank you for trusting me to be a part of your child’s growth and education.

  • Mrs. Frierson, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Frierson

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    My name is Armita Frierson, and I am the Lead Teacher for Preschool at Primrose School of The Mid-Cities. I began my career with Primrose in the winter of 2021 but have been working in Early Childhood Education for more than 19 years now and enjoy every moment.

    I am also a wife and mother of three children, two sons and a daughter. I love cooking… cooking is my hobby that I love! I am a true Cajun Girl from Louisiana.

    When I started teaching in Early Childhood Education back in 2002, teaching was so different. I made up my mind that I would put all my heart and soul in learning and training to become a better teacher. I am so proud of the impact I have had on so many smiling faces over these past 19 years of teaching!

  • Ms. Martin, Pre-K Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Martin

    Pre-K Pathways Lead Teacher

    My name is Ms. Martin. I am the Lead Teacher for Pre-K Pathways. I have been with Primrose School of The Mid-Cities since October of 2019. I chose to work here because I enjoy working with children.

    My favorite part of the Primrose program is the Enrichment Art. Thank you for entrusting me with your little ones, we look forward to making great memories here at Primrose.

  • Ms. Hall, Lead Pre-K II Teacher

    Ms. Hall

    Lead Pre-K II Teacher
  • Ms. Iglesias, Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Iglesias

    Explorers Lead Teacher
  • Mrs. Loveless, Kitchen Manager

    Mrs. Loveless

    Kitchen Manager

    Hello! My name is Adriana and I am the Kitchen Manager at the Primrose of The Mid-Cities. I have been a part of this facility since 2022, but have been working in the food industry for 4 years.  My favorite part of cooking at this school is watching the children and staff enjoying my food! 

    I have been married since 2021, and we have 2 adorable fur-babies (cats). On my days off I enjoy watching movies with my husband. We like to think of ourselves as movie buffs! 

    I am excited to continue my work here at Primrose School of The Mid-Cities, and hope to teach the students about healthy delicious eating!

  • Stephanie Barfknecht, Franchise Owner

    Stephanie Barfknecht

    Franchise Owner

    Welcome to Primrose Schools!

    I am the proud owner of Primrose School of The Mid-Cities.

    In 1998, the building at Primrose School of The Mid-Cities was being built. This was the year I had just graduated high school at Covenant Christian Academy and was entering the university life at Oklahoma Baptist University majoring in Early Childhood Administration. I often found myself driving by this new Primrose as I ran around town with my friends… too often at Chick-Fil-A or McD’s!I happened to notice a now hiring sign one summer and stopped in. That particular day began my career with Primrose and with Terry Taylor and Rusty McNab.

    Over the years, life continued and my husband and I found ourselves looking for work and childcare. I called the school owner, Terry Taylor and the rest is history! In 2006, I partnered in with Terry and Rusty at Primrose Mid-Cities taking on the director role for many years all the while growing our own family. Everything I have learned about business and early education has come from these years at Primrose. Understanding the growth and development of children from birth is exciting and fascinating to me. The practices we had in 1998 still stand true today, with some variations of course. We have learned so much about what children understand, how they learn, and what uniqueness’s they each have at such an early age. I am grateful each day to be apart of our student’s lives and families.

    Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

    We are excited to meet you and your family!

    Read More