Primrose School of The Mid-Cities

Our Staff

  • 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. Bates, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Bates

    Curriculum Director

    My name is Mrs. Bates, and I am the Curriculum Director for Primrose School of The Mid-Cities.

    I have been involved with Primrose since the first Primrose in Texas opened in Bedford in 1993. I have a long history with the owners of The Mid-Cities school and have been serving at this location as a Curriculum Specialist and teacher mentor since October 2013.

    I chose to work for Primrose Schools because of their emphasis on education and providing the highest quality of care for children. I appreciate their commitment to the development of the whole child, academic, social and emotional, physical health, science, technology, and creative arts and expression.

    I am so proud to be a part of the leader in early childhood education, and I believe that you have made the best possible choice for your child.

  • 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 for 15 years. 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. Silva, Older Infants Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Silva

    Older Infants Lead Teacher

    My name is Marsha Silva.I am the Lead Teacher for the Older Infant Classroom with over eighteen years of professional experience in Early Childhood Education.I also have forty years of personal childcare experience with family and church.

    My journey with Primrose started in September of 2021.I have worked at three other preschools here in the DFW area.I have also substituted as a teacher for children ages newborn to high school for several years, as well as coached various high school sports for five years.Other roles I have served in early childhood include:Office Aide, Bus Driver, Office Manager, and Director.

    The Primrose programs that I enjoy most are Active Minds, Og's Story Time, Sign Language, and Harmony and Heart. I truly enjoy spending my time with the children each day and I love to see the “Light Bulb” come on when a child realizes/learns something new.

    Thank you for entrusting me with your child's care and I look forward to wonderful times with each of you.

  • 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. Bartley, Early Preschool II Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Bartley

    Early Preschool II Lead Teacher

    My name is Mrs. Erika Bartley and I am the Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool II classroom.

    My love for early learners started about 15 years ago when I was a nanny teaching sign language, fine and gross motor skills to infants to 3-year olds.I have enjoyed the process of a child’s thinking and problem-solving skills, and that look of amazement of the sudden discovery (the “aha” moment) so much that it left me wanting more. In 2013 I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    I have a supportive, loving husband who has been my rock for the last 18 years and counting. And an awesome 4-year-old son who is a proud Primrose Student.

    I look forward to meeting and teaching your little one and watching them grow into their aha moments and mastering those skills.

  • 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.

  • Mrs. Ridgeway, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Ridgeway

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    My Primrose career began back in 2007. In 2013 we were blessed with a tiny baby girl, and I was fortunate to take time to be with her, and we both returned to Primrose in January 2017. I love being able to watch my daughter grow and learn with Primrose, and I really love helping other children to grow, learn and explore. The Venture Program here at Primrose is just a great opportunity to see these children flourish.

    My favorite books to read in class are any of the “Llama, Llama” books. I really enjoy watching the children in my class practice and learn how to write and spell their name. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning. Thank you for entrusting me with your child’s care and growth.

  • Mrs. Stansell, Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Stansell

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello splendid Kindergartener's. My name is Mrs. Stansell; I am pleased to be your Kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching since Fall of 2012. I graduated from Tarleton State University (Go Texans!) in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with ESL Certification. I absolutely love school myself, and can't wait to pass my passion for learning on to you!

  • Ms. Iglesias, Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Iglesias

    Explorers Lead Teacher
  • 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!

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