Primrose School of North Raleigh

Our Staff

  • Ms. E'Lise, Director of Education

    Ms. E'Lise

    Director of Education

    Hi. My name is E’Lise and I am the Director of Education here at Primrose School of North Raleigh. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and have been working with young children since 2002. In my spare time I love spending time with my daughter, my family, and my church family. I love going shopping, reading, eating out, and traveling (especially all over the USA). I enjoy working here at Primrose and being able to play with the children and watch them grow and learn while providing support to our teachers and staff. It’s a great job!

    Favorite Children's Book: Hey, Little Ant
    Longstanding Employee Since: March 2006

    Fun Fact About Me: I can make up rhymes and quirky slogans on the fly.

  • Ms. Kristy, Assistant Director

    Ms. Kristy

    Assistant Director

    Hello, I'm Ms. Moxley and I have been working with Primrose schools for 13 years. I graduated from ECU in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development Family Relations & Family Community Services. I am married to my husband Chris and we have 2 children who are Primrose School graduates. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Bad Case of the Stripes

    Long-Standing Employee since: June 2014

    Fun Fact about Me: I've been skydiving and I have met my favorite author Nicholas Sparks.

  • Ms. Michelle, Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Michelle

    Curriculum Coordinator

    Long-Standing Employee Since: January 2017

    Hometown: Wendell, NC

    Favorite sports team: ECU Pirates

    Favorite food: Tacos & Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending Time with Family, Traveling, and Shopping.

    Favorite children’s book: Anything Eric Carle

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie - Cooperation

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the children and watching them grow!

     

     

  • Mr. Tyson, Chef

    Mr. Tyson

    Chef

    Long-Standing Employee Since: June 2021 (Previously Home for 5 Years)

    Hometown: Zebulon, NC

    Favorite sports team: LA Lakers

    Favorite food: Chinese & Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Movies & Gaming

    Favorite children’s book: The Berenstain Bears

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck - I love to sing!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Cooking great food for the kids and staff!

    Fun Fact About You: I like to sing while I cook!

  • Ms. Yelena, Young Infants Teacher

    Ms. Yelena

    Young Infants Teacher

    Longstanding Employee Since: April 2004

    Hometown: Russia

    Favorite sports team: The Hurricanes

    Favorite food: Mexican & Italian Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time With Husband Harward

    Favorite children’s book: Bubbles, Bubbles

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly-Respect for Others

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new babies!

  • Ms. Mirian, Young Infants Teacher

    Ms. Mirian

    Young Infants Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: February 2012

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Favorite sports team: San Francisco 49ers

    Favorite food: Enchiladas

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping & Dancing

    Favorite children’s book: The Way I Feel

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy- Keeping Promises

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching our new students learn and grow!


  • Ms. Keisha, Support Staff Teacher - Infants

    Ms. Keisha

    Support Staff Teacher - Infants

    Longstanding Employee Since: April 2022

    Favorite Children's Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Any Dr. Seuss book

    Hometown: Knightdale, NC

    Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Skateboarding, going out with my sister

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly-Respect for Others

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone

    Fun Fact about Me:  I own my own balloon business

  • Ms. Beca, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Beca

    Older Infant Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee since: November 2020

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite Sports Team: Mexico Soccer Team

    Favorite Foods: Mexican Food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out with Friends

    Favorite Children's Book: Three Little Pigs

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Erwin the Dog - Friendship

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know my new little friends

    Fun Fact About Me: I have two cats Oreo & Boujee

  • Ms. Charlotte, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Charlotte

    Older Infant Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2021

    Hometown: Franklinton, NC

    Favorite Sports Team: NC State

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going out on the boat

    Favorite children’s book: A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin - Friendships

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new friends

    Fun Fact: I am learning how to play the electric guitar!

  • Ms. Jodie, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jodie

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: June 2021

    Hometown: Johnston County, NC

    Favorite sports team: Carolina Hurricanes

    Favorite food: Chicken Tenders

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with Family

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og – Loves to Read!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting all the new smiles!

  • Ms. Briana, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Briana

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2021

    Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Engine that Could

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally - Respect for Others

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

    Fun Fact: I am the oldest and have 1 dimple :)

  • Ms. Jenni, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jenni

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Long-Standing employee since: February 2022

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: America (Mexico league)

    Favorite Food: Tamales and Fried Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

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

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting new people!

    Fun fact about you: I love practicing calligraphy

  • Ms. Yari, Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Yari

    Early Preschool II Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2021

    Hometown: Claxton, GA

    Favorite food: Mexican & Italian Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo - Mucho Mundo

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To build long-lasting relationships

    Fun Fact: I enjoy fishing!

  • Ms. Ina Marie, Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Ina Marie

    Early Preschool II Teacher

    Longstanding Employee Since: May 2018

    Favorite Children's Book: The Pigeon book series

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves

    Favorite food: Chick-fil-A

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with friends and family

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy - Courage

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing each child grow and learn

    Fun fact about me:  All my pets are named after food!

  • Ms. Blair, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Blair

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2021

    Hometown: High Point, NC

    Favorite food: Chips & Queso Dip

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading, Movies, and Puzzles

    Favorite children’s book: Miss Rumphius

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og - the bookworm

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

    Fun Fact: I enjoy singing out loud in my car :)

  • Ms. Sammy, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Sammy

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: June 2021

    Hometown: Oceanside, NY

    Favorite sports team: New York Knicks

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Going out to eat!

    Favorite children’s book: Good Night Moon!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck - keeping promises and loves music!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting everyone and watching the children learn and grow!

  • Ms. Angie, Preschool I Mentor Teacher

    Ms. Angie

    Preschool I Mentor Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: January 2006

    Hometown: York, PA

    Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers

    Favorite food: Pomegranates

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading & Crafts

    Favorite children’s book: The Pig with One Nostril

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy- Keeping Promises

    What I’m most excited about this school year: All the new adventures we will take throughout the year!

     

     

  • Ms. Cindy, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Cindy

    Preschool I Teacher

    Longstanding Employee Since: May 2022

    Hometown: Durham, NC

    Favorite sports team: Real Madrid

    Favorite food: Korean

    Favorite weekend activity: Going for a walk at the lake

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning new things

    Fun fact about me:  I enjoy reading

  • Ms. Gorham, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Gorham

    Preschool II Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: October 2004

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: NC State

    Favorite food: Bruschetta

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading & Motorcycle Riding

    Favorite children’s book: Hamilton

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie- Cooperation

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



  • Ms. Dixon, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Dixon

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: May 2004

    Hometown: Aiken, SC

    Favorite sports team: NC State

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Crafts

    Favorite children’s book: Stripes

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin - Generosity

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Having fun and learning new things



  • Ms. Mandy, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Mandy

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2019

    Hometown: Youngsville, NC

    Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels

    Favorite food: Lasagna

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear - Generosity

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

  • Ms. Karina, Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Ms. Karina

    Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: April 2021

    Hometown: Cochabamba-Bolivia

    Favorite food: BBQ Beef

    Favorite weekend activity: live music with my cousins

    Favorite children’s book: "All Better: by Henning Luhlein-Bernd Penners

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo - Mucho Mundo

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Teaching the children and growing with them!

  • Ms. Gelyn, Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Ms. Gelyn

    Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Longstanding Employee Since: May 2022

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: NC State

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing video games

    Favorite children’s book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new friends!

    Fun fact about me:  I was a radio personality in college

  • Ms. Alyse, Support Staff

    Ms. Alyse

    Support Staff

    Long-Standing Employee Since: May 2018

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels and Carolina Panthers

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Traveling and Netflix

    Favorite children’s book: The Monster at the End of the Book

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og - Reading

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Expanding My Horizons


  • Ms. Chanta, Support Staff Member

    Ms. Chanta

    Support Staff Member
  • Michael and Beth White, Franchise Owner

    Michael and Beth White

    Franchise Owner

    Primrose School of North Raleigh is owned and operated by Michael and Beth White. They have been in the educational childcare business since 2000 when they opened their first school - Primrose School of Hilburn. With 4 young children of their own they understand the great need for quality educational childcare and the trials and tribulations of balancing both career and family. Michael and Beth are both North Carolina natives and both graduated from North Carolina State University. Michael holds degrees in Biological Sciences / Bio-Chemistry and currently works as an Environmental Residue Coordinator in RTP. Beth has a degree in Business Management and in Spanish Language and Literature. Prior to opening the Primrose Schools she worked in telecommunications. Michael and Beth met while in college and married shortly after graduation. They have been married for over 22 years now. Their children, 2 boys and 2 girls, are 19, 14, 11 and 8. Their oldest daughter is now a freshman at UNC studying genetics. The White’s live in the North Raleigh area and enjoy spending their free time with their children. They tend to spend their weekends around the house shuttling kids from play date to play date! The family has a Welsh Terrier, four crazy cats, an Eclectus parrot, a bearded dragon and a saltwater reef tank.

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