Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Midland at Westridge

Our Staff

  • Shawn'te Hodge, Executive Director

    Shawn'te Hodge

    Executive Director

    Ms. Shawn’te Hodge is born and raised in Midland, Texas. She graduated High School from Robert E. Lee class of 2000. Shawn’te graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Child and Family Studies in 2015, and most recently achieved her Master’s Degree in Special Education through the University of Texas Permian Basin. Prior to beginning her services with Primrose Schools Shawn’te worked in Early Childhood, Banking, Insurance, and most recently the Head Start Midland Program Director. Shawn’te has also been a foster parent in Midland for the past three years and has recently grown her family through adoption this year. Shawn’te has a passion for Early Childhood Education, children and families, and is beyond thrilled for the opportunity to lead the Primrose Midland team.

  • Sophia Kennedy, Assistant Director

    Sophia Kennedy

    Assistant Director
  • Leticia Hollingsworth, Compliance Specialist

    Leticia Hollingsworth

    Compliance Specialist
  • Danielle De La Rosa, Marketing Specialist

    Danielle De La Rosa

    Marketing Specialist
  • Rachel Kimble, Infant Teacher

    Rachel Kimble

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Kimble.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I started my Primrose Journey in 2019.and have never looked back. I am from Midland but spent my childhood in the suburbs of Chicago. I studied early childhood education in college and began my career in the church nursery before staying home to raise my own four children. After my children were grown I came back to early childhood as the infant teacher and I am very passionate about it.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite children’s book: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: I relate the most to Katie the Cat because I enjoy helping others.

    What I love most about working with children: I love getting help the children learn and grow.

  • Melissa Martinez, Infant Teacher

    Melissa Martinez

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Martinez.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. During my free time I love going shopping and to the movies. I am with my family as much as possible and love attending church. I have been with the Primrose family since 2019 and have loved every step of the way.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book:The Cat in The Hat

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I feel like I relate the most with Ally the Bunny because I believe taking responsibility for your work is very important

    What I love most about working with children: I love to watch them learn and grow

  • Abigai Chavez, Infant Teacher

    Abigai Chavez

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Chavez.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I joined the Primrose Team in 2021. I am a true kid at heart and love anything Disney. I truly believe in the magic of it and wishing upon a star.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: Oh, The Places You’ll Go

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I believe I relate the most to Erwin the Dog because I am bright like the color of his fur

    What I love most about working with children: I love that every day is a new beginning and a new challenge

  • Jasmine Lopez, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Jasmine Lopez

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Lopez.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am a new mom myself and love seeing my own kiddo grow each day. I am passionate about working with kids because I love to see them get so excited when they learn something new. I have been with Primrose since 2021 and have loved getting to know my new students.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite children’s book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: I relate the most to Percy because I believe I have a big caring heart just like him. I like to offer wisdom and a cheerful direction to children.

    What I love most about working with children: I love getting to see children development and learning firsthand.

  • Isabel Valenzuela, Older Toddler Teacher

    Isabel Valenzuela

    Older Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. V. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have been with Primrose since 2019 and have loved my journey here. I started working in childcare in 2010 and found a huge passion for it. When I am not at work you can find me with my family doing anything and everything. I love spending time with my niece and nephew. I was born and raised in Midland and don’t plan on leaving any time soon!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: I relate the most to Og because I care so very much about my class and the students in it.

    What I love most about working with children: I love watching them grow and learn

  • Genny Howard, Older Toddler Teacher

    Genny Howard

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Howard. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I started with Primrose in 2020 and love everything about it. I attended Hardin- Simmons University and received my Bachelors of Arts from there. I love spending time with my family and traveling. I am currently working on my Masters from Liberty University and I plan on being a missionary in the Philippines later in life.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I relate the most to Mia the Mouse because respect for oneself and for the people around you is very important

    What I love most about working with children: I love having fun with the children and watching them grow into their own unique selves.


  • Amanda Robb, Early Preschool One Teacher

    Amanda Robb

    Early Preschool One Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Hill. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I joined the Primrose Team in 2019. I moved to Midland from Oklahoma with my fiancé and have been here for about 6 years now and love it. I enjoy working at primrose and getting to learn and grow with my kids

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I believe I relate the most to Ally the Bunny. She represents responsibility which I think is a very important quality to teach all of the kiddos.

    What I love most about working with children: I love learning and growing with them every day.

  • Sapphire Dellinger, Early Preschool One Teacher

    Sapphire Dellinger

    Early Preschool One Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Dellinger.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I joined the Primrose Team in 2021. In my spare time I love taking pictures of landscapes and Traveling. I lived in south Korea for a year and two months teaching English to children. I really enjoyed the country and being with the students all while teaching them my native language.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I believe I relate the most to Percy the Rooster because I want to show courage to try new things. I like to demonstrate that fear doesn’t have to keep us back from trying new things

    What I love most about working with children: I love to work with children because they’re fun and I want to show them a good example and help them grow

  • Veronica Beltran, Early Preschool Two Teacher

    Veronica Beltran

    Early Preschool Two Teacher
  • Emily Nunez, Preschool  One Teacher

    Emily Nunez

    Preschool One Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Nunez.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I started my Primrose Journey in 2019 and love the joy that these children share! I am a very loud and outgoing person. In my free time I love to do partner roping. Sharing my stories about horses with the students is so much fun and easily one of my favorite things to do.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Primrose character I most relate to: I relate the most to Peanut the Pony because he likes to share stories just like me

    What I love most about working with children: I love growing a bond with my students and seeing how much they learn each day in the classroom.

  • Myra Vega, Preschool Two Teacher

    Myra Vega

    Preschool Two Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Vega.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am an only child and found that I have a huge passion working with children because of it. They bring me so much joy and I always can find the fun in a day with them. I currently hold my CNA license. I have been with Primrose since 2021 and found a home quickly in the Preschool 2 family.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I feel like I relate the most with Libby the Lamb because I believe everyone deserves a fair chance.

    What I love most about working with children: I love watching children learn and grow. They are so much fun and they continuously make my heart happy. Kids have a way to always turn a bad day into a good one.

  • Kristin Wyckoff, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Kristin Wyckoff

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Wyckoff.I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am originally from San Antonio where I worked in early childcare education since 2004. I joined the Primrose family in 2021 and fell in love with the Pre-Kindergarten class. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpilar

    Primrose Character you most relate to: I feel like I relate the most with Billy the Duck because I believe in keeping your promises and I love music just like Billy.

    What I love most about working with children: I love the bond that is created and how funny and honesty they can be. The way their faces light up when they grasp a new concept bring so much joy to my heart!

  • Nancy Rodriguez, Chef

    Nancy Rodriguez

    Chef
  • Madison Shores, Preschool Teacher

    Madison Shores

    Preschool Teacher
  • Natasha Iyere, Younger Toddler Teacher

    Natasha Iyere

    Younger Toddler Teacher
  • Whitney Renteria, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Whitney Renteria

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Soley Enriquez, Infant Teacher

    Soley Enriquez

    Infant Teacher
  • Beatrice Dressman, Assistant Teacher

    Beatrice Dressman

    Assistant Teacher
  • Perla Mancha, Infant Teacher

    Perla Mancha

    Infant Teacher
  • Laura Chaney, Infant Teacher

    Laura Chaney

    Infant Teacher
  • Clarissa Rodriguez, Young Toddler Teacher

    Clarissa Rodriguez

    Young Toddler Teacher
  • Kassy Roach, Younger Toddler Teacher

    Kassy Roach

    Younger Toddler Teacher
  • Whitney McCalman, Early Preschool Teacher

    Whitney McCalman

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Joselynn Sanchez, Infant Teacher

    Joselynn Sanchez

    Infant Teacher
  • Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin, Franchise Owner

    Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin

    Franchise Owners

    Michael and Lou Ann McLaughlin are seasoned Primrose School owners with degrees in Education, Business and Law from Baylor University. Lou Ann's degree includes a specialization in early childhood education, and she has taught Kindergarten and all elementary school grades in both public and private schools in Texas. Lou Ann holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. She is a Texas certified preschool director and trainer. Lou Ann has served on numerous SACS/CITA accreditation committees and on the Primrose Advisory Council. She is currently serving on the Texas AdvancEd Council representing early childhood interests. Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin are the proud recipients of the prestigious Primrose Schools President's Award for outstanding achievement. They are active participants in the Houston Children's Fund benefitting Houston's most needy children. Michael and Lou Ann are the proud grandparents of five adorable grandchildren, two of them are Primrose students!

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