Primrose School of North Edison

Our Staff

  • Miss Stacey, Director

    Miss Stacey

    Director

    My name is Stacey and I am so excited to be joining the Primrose School of North Edison. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Great Neck, New York. I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

    After college I was a Preschool teacher for a non-profit agency and within a year, I became the Director of that program. Over the past 12 years I have been managing child care centers, both for profit and nonprofit. This is not my first time working with Primrose Schools. I have 5 years’ experience with this amazing establishment in both Ohio and New Jersey.

    Working with children and their families is truly my passion. The first 3 years of a child’s life is incredibly important, and I am privileged to have your child spend that time with myself and my team of educator. When I am not at work; I like to spend my time with my husband and our 2 rescue dogs.

    I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you. Please know that my door is always open and I look forward to working with you.

    Sincerely,

    Stacey Wells

  • ​Miss Katherine, Assistant Director/Education Coach

    ​Miss Katherine

    Assistant Director/Education Coach

    Hello my name is Katherine.

    I am from Sayreville, NJ

    I have a bachelors degree in History from Rutgers University. I have also completed my CDA credential and am working on furthering my education in the early childhood field.

    I have worked in Early Childhood Education for over 5 years and my last job was at another Primrose location as an Early Preschool Teacher.

    My favorite food is Mexican food.

    In my free time I enjoy participating in theater and volunteer with a local community theater organization as a member of their board of trustees. I also like spending time with family and dog.

    My favorite children’s book is “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.”

    I am very passionate about early childhood education and believe it is one of the most important times in a child’s life.

    I am very excited to get to work with the staff here at Primrose and help the children learn and grow through their early childhood years.

  • Miss Anna, School Chef

    Miss Anna

    School Chef

    Hello, my name is Anna Belfiore.

    I am from Tampa Bay, Florida.

    I have an Associate degree in Culinary Arts from Kingsborough Community College.

    I worked for Staten Island University Hospital for 3 years as a Chef. I cooked for up to 500 people a day in a timely manner.

    My favorite food is Pasta with Tomato Sauce.

    On the weekends, I love spending time with my parents, going out to eat and trying new recipes at home.

    I am most excited about watching each student grow. I am excited to be there for all of their new memories and exciting new moments throughout the year.

  • Miss Wynisha, Infant Teacher

    Miss Wynisha

    Infant Teacher

    I am from Edison and am proud to be a part of this community. This is my second time working at a Primrose School in my 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and watching them grow!

    My favorite foods are steak and crab legs. Some of my hobbies include fashion and reading, and my favorite childhood book is Amelia Bedelia.

    I am most excited about working with the rest of the Primrose team to make this a place where children learn and have fun!

    Sincerely,

    Wynisha Evans

  • Miss ​Zania, Infants Assistant Teacher

    Miss ​Zania

    Infants Assistant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye


    Hello my name is Zania.

    I am from Orange, NJ

    I have a bachelors degree in Psychology from Kean University.

    I began working with children at a young age by babysitting my younger siblings. More recently I worked in a home day care center and worked with children with special needs.

    My favorite food is salmon.

    On the weekends, I love spending time with family and friends, shopping, singing, and having fun! My favorite children’s book is “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”

    I am excited to meet all the new students and watch them grow and be a part of that beautiful journey!

  • Miss Ashley, Toddler Teacher

    Miss Ashley

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Ashley.

    I grew up in Edison, New Jersey.

    I have 4 plus years of working in childcare.

    I am a 2020 graduate of John Paul Steven High School and I am undecided what career path I want to go down.

    My favorite food is Pizza and Pasta.

    “The very hungry caterpillars” is my favorite children’s books.

    I am most excited to join the Primrose school of north Edison family and working with staff to help children develop and grow.

  • Miss Cathleen, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Cathleen

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Cathleen.

    I am from Laurence Harbor NJ.

    I have over 10 years of experience with children 6 to13 years of age. I owned and operated my own Childcare Center for 6 years.

    I hold Medical Assistant degree.

    My favorite food is Sushi.

    My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to spend time with my family.

    My favorite children’s book is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and “The Giving Tree”

    I am really looking forward to meeting the children, parents and staff. I am excited to interact with the children and learn from them. I love helping them understand the content of any course.

  • Miss In’dia., Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss In’dia.

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is In’dia.

    I am from Plainfield NJ.

    I have over 13+ years of experience with childcare. I have worked as a Teacher assistant and Lead Teacher. I have also been a camp Coordinator/Assistant Director for preschool aged day camp.

    My favorite food is Shrimp Scampi Pizza.

    My favorite thing to do on the weekends is shopping with my son.

    My favorite children’s book is “Dooby Dooby Moo”

    I am most excited about, meeting new faces and personalities. It’s the little ones that keep me active. This will not only be a teaching experience but a learning one as well since I’ll be going from preschool to early preschool.

  • Miss Patricia, Early Preschool Teacher

    Miss Patricia

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello my name is Patricia.

    I from Edison, New Jersey.

    I have worked with children for more then 30 years. My experience runs from infants through Kindergarten prep.

    I have CDA in Early Childhood and completing my degree in Early childhood Education in June 2021.

    My favorite food Seafood.

    My weekend activities are, T shoot pool with ny husband and cousins on Saturdays, Friday night is date night with my husband and church on Sunday with my church family.

    “What a wonderful World” is my favorite children’s books.

    I am most excited to be doing what I love to do, this year my goal is to give the children the best way of learning as possible.

  • Miss Maria, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Maria

    Preschool Teacher

    My name is Maria.

    I live in North Brunswick, NJ.

    I have worked in childcare with various age groups for about 9 years. My previous job was in a Primrose School at another location!

    I went to Metuchen High school and graduated from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

    My favorite food is Pizza or anything covered in cheese or chocolate!

    My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to just be with my family, either at home or outdoors.

    My favorite children’s book is Oh, the Places You will Go! by Dr. Suess.

    I am really looking forward to joining the Primrose team again as well as meeting and getting to know all the children and parents!

  • Miss Pratibha, Preschool Teacher

    Miss Pratibha

    Preschool Teacher

    I am from Colonia, New Jersey

    I have a Masters Degree in Social Work. I love working with children and several years ago decided to make it my full time job.

    My favorite food is pizza.

    I love taking long walks in parks, and reading.

    My favorite children's book is A Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    I am most looking forward to getting to be a part of a great team, and to helping children learn new and exciting things!


  • Miss Ada, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Ada

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My original hometown is The Bronx, New York. Today I call my hometown Matawan, New Jersey.

    My childcare experience began as a teenager babysitting the children in the family and it has continued as an adult. I began teaching after graduating college and I haven’t stopped.

    I have a Bachelor Degree from Lehman College in Psychology, graduate credits in Education from Fordham University and Bilingual Special Education credits from Adelphi University. I’ve continued my educational training using online training courses, because a teacher is always a student.

    My favorite food is Italian food, particularly fresh baked Italian bread.

    My favorite weekend activity is reading a good book and walking along the beach.

    My favorite children’s book today is Catching the Moon, Written by: Crystal Hubbard.

    I am excited to meet all my new friends and show my new friends the beauty and wonder they will find in books.


  • Miss Bina, Kindergarten Teacher

    Miss Bina

    Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Bina.

    I from Mumbai, INDIA

    I hold bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Education (Math – Science)

    Teaching and learning are lifelong experience for me. I have over 5 years of experience in USA and over 10 years in INDIA.

    I love to eat everything without Meat and all types of Sandwiches with Veggies.

    My Favorite weekend activities are walk, cook for my family and Zumba.

    I love all books of Amelia Bedelia and Pete the Cat.

    I am most excited about this school year with such a clean and nice environment and so many resources and supplies to teach kids. Staff and Owners are so friendly and welcoming.

  • ​Miss Ashley, Support Staff

    ​Miss Ashley

    Support Staff


    Hello my name is Ashley.

    I am from Edison, New Jersey.

    I am currently in High School.

    I have worked with children before, babysitting infants and toddlers.

    My favorite foods are tacos and ice cream.

    On the weekends, I enjoy reading, riding my bike, and shopping.

    My favorite children’s book is “Cat in the Hat.”

    I am most excited to meet all of the staff and children as well as learn more about education and helping to teach our future leaders!

  • Miss Lay, SUPPORT STAFF

    Miss Lay

    SUPPORT STAFF

    My name is Le’joi.

    I am from Edison, NJ

    I have 3 plus years of experience working in childcare.

    I am a High School Graduate.

    My favorite food is Bacon Chicken ranch Pizza

    “The Giving Tree” is my favorite children’s books.

    My Favorite Weekend activity is going Roller Skating.

    I am most exited about this school year is to meet all my little friends and show them how amazing Ms. Lay can be.

  • Miss Alyssa

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Alyssa.

    I grew up in Iselin, New Jersey.

    I have over 5 months of experience in a parenting program for a toddlers classroom.

    My favorite food is chicken Parmesan.

    “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” is my favorite children’s books.

    I am most excited to join the Primrose school of North Edison family and gaining experience, so I have a better understanding of what taking care of infant is like.

  • Miss Salma, Support Staff

    Miss Salma

    Support Staff

    Hello my name is Salma.

    I grew up in Edison, New Jersey.

    I am currently working towards my BA in Early Childhood Education and Psychology.

    I hold 3 plus years of working with childcare.

    My favorite food is Tacos and I love Ice cream.

    “Cat in the hat” is my favorite children’s books.

    I am most excited to join the Primrose school of north Edison family and meeting all of the staff and Children as well as educating and teaching our future leaders.

  • Anand & Kinjal Parekh, Tina & Ketul Patel, Franchise Owner

    Anand & Kinjal Parekh, Tina & Ketul Patel

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Anand & Kinjal Parekh, Tina & Ketul Patel; We are close friends and proud owners of Primrose School of North Edison.

    Between our two families, we have four beautiful young children. They are the reason why we fell in love with Primrose Schools. As parents, we quickly realized what early childhood education meant for our children’s development and when we started looking for a quality institute in our area with such offering, we struggled to find one that met our needs. In that moment, we decided that we needed to serve our community and address this critical gap.

    As long-time residents of Edison with deep socio-economic ties to central New Jersey, we bring diverse background, education and experiences to exceed your expectations and serve our community better.

    Primrose School of North Edison is a provider of an industry leading, exclusive Balanced Learning® approach that balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We are at work to ensure we set highest possible standards of health and safety for children of all ages.

    We are excited to meet you and welcome you to our Primrose Family!

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