Primrose School of NE Flower Mound

Our Staff

  • Ms. Natalie Merritt, Executive Director

    Ms. Natalie Merritt

    Executive Director

    Hometown: Texarkana,Texas

    Childcare experience: Over 20 years

    Education background: Working on Bachelor Degree in Multimedia Design

    Favorite food: Mexican (Chips and Salsa)

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movies and working on my latest art creation

    Favorite children's book: "The Monster at the End of this Book, Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover"

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy - I am always on my computer; Erwin - I love art

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Being back with my Primrose family for another school year.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Stop by the front office or e-mail me anytime.

    Primrose teacher since: 2000

  • Ms. Emily Lawless, Director of Marketing and Communication

    Ms. Emily Lawless

    Director of Marketing and Communication

    My name is Emily Lawless. I graduated from Marcus High School here in Flower Mound in 1998. I then attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Public Relation and Marketing. After graduating, I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and worked in Sales and Marketing for 5 years. My daughter Jamison was born in 2007. I was a stay-at-home mother to her for 3 ½ years. During this time I obtained my Instructor Certification, and began teaching Dance Aerobics (JAZZERCISE!!) In 2010 I moved back to Texas and began pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education. I started working for Primrose School of Old Orchard in January 2011 in the Senior Explorers classroom. I then taught 1 year in Pre-K, and 1 year in Kindergarten. In June 2013 I joined the leadership team and love it whole-heartedly! In May 2018, I joined the leadership team at Primrose School of NE Flower Mound. I am responsible for marketing and communications at both campuses. When I’m not at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my husband Michael, and all of our family! I am passionate about nutrition and love cooking, music, and college football…GO RED RAIDERS!!

  • Ms. Robyn Shaheen, Event Director

    Ms. Robyn Shaheen

    Event Director

    My name is Ms. Robyn! I want to tell you a little bit about myself. 

    I am originally from Houston, TX. I graduated from The University of North Texas with my degree in Education (EC-4th).  I am married to my college sweetheart and we have 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl. I am proud to say that all 3 of my kids have grown-up at Primose from the Infant room all the way to Explorers. I began my career with Primrose in 2012 at Primrose School of Old Orchard. I was hired as the Officer Manager and have served in many roles since then including Private Kindergarten Teacher, Curriculum Director, and Director of Operations. I have been working closely with the Leadership Team at Primrose School of NE Flower Mound for years, and I am excited to join their team! In my free time, I enjoy baking, crafting, camping, and "Mom-ing".

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!   

  • Ms. Tiffany Junior, Director of Operations

    Ms. Tiffany Junior

    Director of Operations
  • Ms. Sherria Green, Director of School Excellence

    Ms. Sherria Green

    Director of School Excellence

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    ​Hello, my name is Ms. Sherria.  I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I’ve worked with children for over 10 years and have experience working with not only typical children, but children with various learning disabilities and exceptionalities. I’m passionate about child development and social/emotional learning. I’m looking forward to working with staff, students, and their families. What I enjoy most about children is getting the opportunity to see how they grasp and retain new concepts and skills. I am so excited to continue the success of Primrose School of NE Flower Mound.​

    During my free time, I enjoy creating curriculum, dining, and watching Netflix. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.​ I can't wait to get to know you and your family!

  • Ms. Jesse Huerta, School Cook/Support Staff

    Ms. Jesse Huerta

    School Cook/Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Jesse! I want to tell you a little bit about myself.

    I am from Irving, TX. I have learned a lot about Primrose and educational childcare from my Mom. My Mom is Ms. Maria Huerta…She has been a teacher at Primrose School of NE Flower Mound for almost 18 years. J I am very excited to see how the children respond to the curriculum at Primrose. My favorite thing about working with kids is watching them grow and making them laugh. In my free time I enjoy playing video games and listening to music.

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

    Hometown: Irving, TX

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Highschool Diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza and pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Video games and music

    Favorite children’s book: No, David!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Making the kids laugh and watching them grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Ms. Shirley Smalls, Infant Room Teacher

    Ms. Shirley Smalls

    Infant Room Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Shirley Smalls. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been happily married for 28 years. I have 2 daughters. My youngest is in college pursuing a degree in acting. My oldest graduated with a communication degree. My absolute favorite thing about working with babies is watching first time parents take on the roll of parenthood and seeing how it naturally comes to them.

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

    Hometown: Lewisville, Texas

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2007

    Education Background: High School Diploma, completed 2 years at Vocational School

    Favorite food: Mexican, Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Family time

    Favorite children’s book: Oh the Places We’ll Go!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear. She loves the outdoors J

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the babies and their families grow throughout the year.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: At drop off or pick up.

  • Ms. Sabrina Sanford, Infant Room Teacher

    Ms. Sabrina Sanford

    Infant Room Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Sabrina Sanford. I want to tell you a little about myself. I am originally from Atlanta, GA and have lived in Texas for almost 10 years. I recently graduated from Lake Dallas High School. Most of my childcare experience has been within my own family…I have 6 siblings! I also volunteered in a childcare facility with my aunt to gain some experience. In my free time, I enjoy watching football and spending time with my family.

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

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Highschool Diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching football & spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know new co-workers, families, and babies!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message or

    face-to-face

  • Ms. Mollie Quinn, Infant Room Teacher

    Ms. Mollie Quinn

    Infant Room Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello! My name is Mollie Quinn. I am a student at North Lake College studying Pediatric Nursing. I love working with children at my church, and am excited to bring my love for children and teaching to Primrose. I enjoy spicy food, spending time with family, and I absolutely LOVE reading .

    My favorite children’s book is “The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs”. I am excited to get to know our students, and to watch them learn and grow!

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

  • Ms. Chelsea Grigsby, Infant Room Teacher

    Ms. Chelsea Grigsby

    Infant Room Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Chelsea! I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised right here in Dallas! I graduated from Marcus High School and have been working in Early Childcare for 2 years. I have worked with all ages, but primarily Infants and Toddlers. I have always loved being in the presence of children. I love helping them achieve milestones and seeing them succeed when they accomplish new things. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, WWE, and practicing amateur photography.

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

    Hometown: Carrollton, Texas

    Childcare experience: 2 years

    Education Background: High School diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza and Gardettos

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching sports & amateur photography

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to:

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Helping my students achieve milestones.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger

  • Ms. Katherine Toro, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Katherine Toro

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Katherine! I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Venezuela. I am bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. I have a 2 –year-old son named Ethan who will be attending Primrose School of NE Flower Mound with me. I have loved raising my son for the last two years. I am excited to learn more about early childcare here at Primrose. I cannot wait to see all that my son is learning here at school. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, working out, and cooking sweets!

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

    Hometown: Venezuela

    Childcare experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Highschool Diploma

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family, working out, cooking, going to the beach.

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Prince

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Working with a team and seeing my son learn new things.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger.

  • Ms. Yulyana Clemente, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Yulyana Clemente

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    ​I’m Ms. Yulyana!  I want to tell you a little about myself. ​I am from Lewisville, TX and a graduate of Lewisville High School. I am currently attending Texas Woman's University. I have been working with children ages 3-6 years old for the past 5 years. I find working with children to be extremely interesting and fun! After I complete my degree, I hope to work in the field of early education. In my free time I enjoy reading and trying to stay on top of my school work.​ I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family!​

    ​Hometown: Lewisville, TX​

    Childcare experience: 5 years​

    Education Background: Currently attending Texas Woman's University​

    Favorite food: Anamias, Panda Express​

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading ​

    Favorite children’s book: If you GIve a Mouse a Cookie​

    Primrose character I most relate to: ​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know my students!​

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Ms. Maria Huerta, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maria Huerta

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Maria Huerta . I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have a twin sister who also shares the same love for teaching as I do. I love teaching the students Spanish. Being able to see where the students started and how much they’ve learned when they move up to the next room makes my job rewarding.

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

    Hometown: Tyler, Texas

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2004

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Italian Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies or getting nails done

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the cat

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Having new students and getting to teach them Spanish.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: At drop off or pick up

  • Ms. Abigail Arevalo, Early Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Abigail Arevalo

    Early Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    My name is Ms. Abigail. I am from Lewisville, TX. I graduated from Lewisville High School where I was a Drum Major for 2 year. Currently, I am studying Primary Education at NCTC. I have spent the last 5 years volunteering in my church's nursery, working primarily with 2–4-year-old children. I also babysit in my free time. I am excited to learn more about early childhood education here at Primrose. I love that there is never a dull moment working with children. They are always a joy to be around. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and hiking with friends.

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

    Hometown: Lewisville, TX

    Childcare Experience: Church nursery, babysitting

    Education Background: Lewisville HS graduate, currently studying Primary Education at NCTC

    Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: spending time with family, hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Oh the Places You’ll Go!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Bonding with students and staff members.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger

  • Ms. Maria Espinoza, Early Preschool 2 Co-Lead Teacher (2020 & 2021 Teacher of the Year)

    Ms. Maria Espinoza

    Early Preschool 2 Co-Lead Teacher (2020 & 2021 Teacher of the Year)

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Maria Espinoza. I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I am the oldest of 8. Having a large family and being the oldest, I had a lot of responsibility raising my siblings. I believe that is where I gained my love of teaching. Prior to Primrose, I worked at an elementary school for 6 years as a teacher’s aid working with special needs students. I have been here now for 9 years and truly feel Primrose is my second home.

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

    Hometown: Denton, Texas

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2008

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Tamales, Pozole Verde, Hot Sauce

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming, going to the park, movies

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the cat because she is always willing to help wherever she is needed.

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

    Best way to schedule time to talk: At drop off or pick up

  • Ms. Lie Lovin, Early Preschool 2 Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Lie Lovin

    Early Preschool 2 Co-Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Lie Lovin. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been happily married since 2009 and I have a beautiful daughter named Ashley. She is working hard to become a veterinarian one day. At Primrose I think it’s very important to introduce Spanish at an early age and I think it’s important to do this daily. I like to think of my students as sponges and this is the age where they’re excited to soak up new information. This will help them tremendously when they start elementary school leading into middle school and high school.

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

    Hometown: Tyler, Texas

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2004

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, swimming, running

    Favorite children’s book: Good Night Moon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the duck

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

    Best way to schedule time to talk: At drop off or pick up

  • Ms. Isabella, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Isabella

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Isabella! I want to tell you a little bit about myself.

    I am from Irving, TX. I graduated from MacArthur High School and plan to attend college in the Fall. Prior to working at Primrose, I was a nanny for 3 children. I am excited to learn new teaching techniques here at Primrose. I love seeing the kids faces light up when they accomplish something new. In my free time I enjoy shopping, cleaning, and writing.

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

    Hometown: Irving, TX

    Childcare experience: 6 months

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Mexican food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, cleaning, writing

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

    Primrose character I most relate to:

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know each of the kids!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Ms. Whitley Montegudo, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Whitley Montegudo

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I’m Ms. Whitley! I want to tell you a little about myself.  ​

    ​I have been working with children for about 5 years. I have been a lifeguard at Great Wolf Lodge, swim coach at Aquatots, and teacher at Primrose School of Highland Village. I am very excited to be a part of the team at Primrose School of NE Flower Mound! I have a 4-year-old daughter named Amia. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. ​

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

    ​Hometown: Flower Mound, TX ​

    Childcare Experience: 5 years – swim coach and teacher​

    Education Background: Marcus High School ​

    Favorite food: Street Tacos and Pasta​

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking, swimming, being outside.​

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree ​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Bonding with my students.​

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message ​

  • Ms. Mallory Beach, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Mallory Beach

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I am Ms. Mallory. I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved to Texas in 2016 from Columbus, OH. I studied Marketing at Ohio State University. I have been working in early childhood education for over 2 years including time at Primrose School of Highland Village. I have worked with children from toddlers to school age. I love watching children learn and grow! In my free time I like to spend time with my family, bake, and craft.

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

    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    Childcare experience: 2 years

    Education Background: high school diploma & some college

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: baking and crafting

    Favorite children’s book: The Berenstein Bears

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

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger

  • Ms. Anu Kantheti, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher (2019 Teacher of the Year)

    Ms. Anu Kantheti

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher (2019 Teacher of the Year)

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Anu Kantheti. I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved to the US in 1996. My husband is a software engineer and my son is studying to be a doctor. I love working with children and preparing them for their future. I donate part of my salary to fund children’s education in India. Education is a very important part of children’s life and being a part of the Primrose family helps me fulfill my dream of preparing them for their future.

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

    Hometown: India

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2010

    Education Background: Bachelor of Science

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies with family

    Favorite children’s book: Ugly Duckling

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the cat who practices cooperation

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To teach Pre- Kindergarten and meet new children

    Best way to schedule time to talk: At drop off or pick up

  • Ms. Frankie Sylvester, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Frankie Sylvester

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I am Ms. Frankie. I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I am from Flower Mound, TX. I recently graduated from Flower Mound High School. I have experience babysitting and am looking forward to gaining more experience working with groups of children. I love being a part of the learning process with each student and seeing them learn new skills. In my free time I enjoy painting, drawing, and crafting with my friends.

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

    Hometown: Flower Mound, TX

    Childcare experience: babysitting

    Education Background: high school diploma (Marcus HS)

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: drawing, painting, crafting

    Favorite children’s book: Anything Dr. Seuss

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the kids learn new skills.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger

  • Ms. Raquel Ciminna, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Raquel Ciminna

    Explorers Teacher
  • Ms. Ashley Huerta, Support Staff

    Ms. Ashley Huerta

    Support Staff

    Let's get to know each other.

    I’m Ashley Huerta. I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I am currently studying Radiology at El Centro College. Before coming to Primrose, I was a nanny for 2 children. I have been connected to Primrose School of NE Flower Mound for a long time. I attended Pre-K here when I was 4 AND my Mom (Ms. Lie) has worked here for 16 years. I really enjoy working with children because they each have a unique personality and I love getting to know them! I hope to give each student a wonderful experience just like I had. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, and going to the gym. I also speak 3 languages...English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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

    Hometown: Irving, TX

    Childcare experience: 2 years nannying

    Education Background: High School Diploma, currently studying Radiology at El Centro College.

    Favorite food: Mexican, Italian, Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: reading, friends, gym!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know each of the children.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Pick up time.

  • Ms. Ciara Badakhsham, Support Staff

    Ms. Ciara Badakhsham

    Support Staff

     

    I’m Ciara Badakhsan. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m from Flower Mound, TX. I have a younger brother. I started here at Primrose back in 2014 and I love how everyday is different. Since I’ve always been around children teaching comes very natural for me.

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

    Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas

    Child care experience: At Primrose since 2014

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Pizza and Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming and scrapbooking

    Favorite children’s book: Horton Hears a Who

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the cat because she demonstrates cooperation.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: New families

     

  • Ms. Ashtyn Geeslin, Support Staff

    Ms. Ashtyn Geeslin

    Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Ashtyn! I want to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Ft. Worth. I am currently studying Education at the University of North Texas. I have worked with children ages 2 weeks to 12 years, and I enjoy ALL age groups! I think kids give off the most positive energy and they have the power to light up a room. I am excited to gain experience and knowledge here at Primrose. I am excited to make a difference in children’s lives. In my free time I enjoy reading and gardening.

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

    Hometown: Ft Worth, TX

    Childcare experience: 1 year

    Education Background: Currently studying Education at UNT

    Favorite food: street tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and gardening

    Favorite children’s book: Lulu Goes to Witch School

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Growing my knowledge of early childhood education

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Ms. Liliana Tachiquin, Support Staff

    Ms. Liliana Tachiquin

    Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I’m Ms. Liliana!  I want to tell you a little about myself. I am originally from Ventura, CA and have lived in Texas since I was 7. I graduated from Lewisville High School and am currently studying Psychology at Texas Tech University. I am excited to learn and understand more about early childhood development. I love to make kids smile and laugh! In my free time I enjoy trying new things with my friends and reading. I also love all things Winnie the Pooh.   ​

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

    Hometown: Lewisville, TX​

    Childcare experience: Babysitting ​

    Education Background: High School Diploma, currently studying Psychology at Texas Tech University ​

    Favorite food: Fajitas​

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading. Spending time with friends.​

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar​

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Og the Book Worm​

    What I’m most excited about  this school year: Learning and growing with the children. ​

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Messenger

  • Ms. K Srivats, Support Staff

    Ms. K Srivats

    Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.​ I’m Ms. K! I want to tell you a little about myself.​ I am from Flower Mound, TX. I have a BS in Animal Science and am currently working on my teaching certification. I have been working with children for 3 years and absolutely love it! I have learned so much from the children I have worked with. I truly believe they are a joy to be around. I am eager to further develop my teaching skills here at Primrose School of NE Flower Mound. In my free time I enjoying reading and exercising.  ​

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

    ​Hometown: Flower Mound, TX​

    Childcare experience: I've been working in childcare for 3 years​

    Education Background: BS in Animal Science​

    Favorite food:  Tex-Mex​

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading and Exercising ​

    Favorite children’s book: The Ramona Series ​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Book Worm​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning and growing with the children.​

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Ms. Alyssa Mata, Support Staff

    Ms. Alyssa Mata

    Support Staff

    Let’s get to know each other.​

    I am Ms. Alyssa! I want to tell you a little about myself. ​I am from Denton, TX. This is my first time working in a preschool, but I have been babysitting for my nieces and nephews for a long time. I am considered to be very trusted and very dependable amongst my family. Ms. Maria E. is my sister, so I feel like I've known about Primrose forever! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and watching TikTok. ​
    ​I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.​

    ​Hometown: Denton, TX​

    Childcare experience: Babysitting​

    Education Background: High school diploma​

    Favorite food: Pizza​

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and watching TikTok.​

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham​

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb​

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kids and teachers and coming out of my shell. ​

    Best way to schedule time to talk: ProCare Message

  • Sheldon & Dr. Shelley Connell, Franchise Owner

    Sheldon & Dr. Shelley Connell

    Franchise Owners

    Experienced. Determined. Family-Oriented… Meet Sheldon & Shelley Connell.

    Sheldon and I both grew up on the east coast in New York and Maryland respectively. I obtained my master’s and doctoral degrees in education and science. My passions have led me to enjoy the positions of laboratory scientist, classroom teacher, entrepreneur, program coordinator and book author. Sheldon earned undergraduate and graduate level degrees in business, utilizing his skills at Verizon for almost three decades in a number of executive positions, each with increasing responsibilities. His career path has given our family opportunities to experience life in different parts of the east coast and mid-west, before we landed in Texas for the second time in 2014 [this time for good :-)]. We have settled our family in Flower Mound, where we have gladly taken to the Texas sunshine with our two young children - Jordynn and Sheldon, (SJ).

    Our Primrose journey began during our first stay in Texas. We toured several preschools soon after we arrived and enrolled Jordynn in a preschool we thought would be a good fit. But, we were wrong. She was so unhappy. We “got it right” a few weeks later, after we toured a local Primrose. Jordynn was very happy and content day after day [and so were we]. I quickly became enthralled with the balanced learning curriculum, and enjoyed the partnership with Jordynn’s teachers, identifying areas where she excelled and areas where she was challenged. As parents, Sheldon and I felt better equipped to bridge the school-home gap with the resources Primrose gave us.

    Our greatest joys are our children, Jordynn Lynn [Jordy] and Sheldon Orson, II [SJ]. Jordy, is a collegiate diver at a D1 University on the East Coast. She loves to make delicious smoothies, spend quality time with her friends, and "be a scholar" - as she says. Our son, SJ, LOVES playing soccer! He also enjoys swimming, playing with family and friends, travelling, and spending time with our family.

    As a family, we serve in our community, and in our church. We are avid moviegoers and dedicated Mouseketeers in our leisure time.

    We’ve researched the Primrose school model extensively and believe in the philosophy, core values and structure it stands upon. We are determined to make a positive impact on our students, our staff, our Primrose Parents, and our community. As owners of Primrose of NE Flower Mound (and our sister school - Primrose School of Old Orchard), we are so delighted to grow our family with yours, as we link arms with you.

    Thank you for taking the Primrose journey with us.

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