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. Keisha, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Keisha

    Young Infant Teacher

    Hometown: Knightdale, NC

    Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Skateboarding, going out with my sister

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

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

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

    Longstanding Employee Since: April 2022

    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. Meredith, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Meredith

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite Sports Team:  Patriots

    Favorite Food:  Cheese Fries

    Favorite Weekend Activity:  Hiking

    Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To:  Molly - Respect for Others

    What I'm most excited about this year:  Watching the children grow!

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2022

    Fun Fact about Me:  I am a twin!!

  • Ms. Jodie, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jodie

    Young Toddler Teacher

    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!

    Long-Standing Employee Since: June 2021

  • Ms. Ahmea, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ahmea

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hometown: Saint Joseph, MI

    Favorite sports team: Not a Huge Sports Fan

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming with My Daughter 

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

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally - Responsibility

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

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2022

    Fun Fact about Me:  I Love to Cook

  • Ms. Angela, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Angela

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hometown: Dhaka

    Favorite sports team: Miami Heat

    Favorite food: Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Gouing to Musems

    Favorite children’s book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2021

    Fun Fact About Me:  I wrote a children's book with my son!  It's called "The Alkean"

  • Ms. Yari, Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Yari

    Early Preschool II Teacher

    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

    Long-Standing Employee Since: August 2021

    Fun Fact About Me: I enjoy fishing!

  • Ms. Ina Marie, Early Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Ina Marie

    Early Preschool II Teacher

    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

    Favorite Children's Book: The Pigeon book series

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

    Longstanding Employee Since: May 2018

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

  • Ms. Mona, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Mona

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hometown: Saint Joseph, MI

    Favorite sports team: Michigan State

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Readig Outdoors with Coffee

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin Bear - Generosity

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Growing & learning with friends

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2022

    Fun Fact About Me: Plants are a girl's best friend

  • Ms. Emily, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Emily

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hometown: Fairfax, VA

    Favorite sports team: Ole Miss Rebels

    Favorite Food: Pasta Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Brunch & Dog Park

    Favorite children's book: Tikki Tikki Tembo

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut - Honest

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting all the teachers and children

    Long-Standing employee since: October 2022

    Fun fact about you: My favorite animal is the great white shark - I even have a tattoo to prove it!

  • Ms. Jhasmin, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Jhasmin

    Preschool I Teacher

    Hometown: Houston, TX

    Favorite Food: Anything

    Favorite Weekend Activity:  Spending time with family 

    Favorite Children's Book:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To:  Katie 

    What I'm Most Excited About This School Year:  Learning how to teach each and every child

    Long-Standing Employee Since:  July 2022

     

  • Ms. Cindy, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Cindy

    Preschool I Teacher

    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

    Longstanding Employee Since: May 2022

    Fun fact about me:  I enjoy reading

  • Ms. Angie, Preschool II Teacher/Venture Program Mentor Teacher

    Ms. Angie

    Preschool II Teacher/Venture Program Mentor Teacher

    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!

    Long-Standing Employee Since: January 2006

     

     

  • Ms. Gorham, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Gorham

    Preschool II Teacher

    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!

    Long-Standing Employee Since: October 2004

     

     

  • Ms. Dixon, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher/ Venture Program Mentor Teacher

    Ms. Dixon

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher/ Venture Program Mentor Teacher

    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

    Long-Standing Employee Since: May 2004

     

     

  • Ms. Mandy, Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    Ms. Mandy

    Pre-Kindergarten II Teacher

    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.

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2019

  • Ms. Amber, Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Ms. Amber

    Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Hometown: Long Beach, CA

    Favorite sports team: Not a Sports Fan

    Favorite food: Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the mall and hanging out with my sons Angel & Daniel

    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ewin - Celebrating Special Events

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Creating a fun and loving classroom environment

    Long-Standing Employee Since: October 2022

    Fun Fact about Me:  My favorite color is black and I love to sing and dance.

  • Ms. Elsa, Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Ms. Elsa

    Pre-Kindergarten III Teacher

    Hometown:  Durham, NC

    Favorite Sports Team:  Duke / Lakers

    Favorite Food:  Wings & Pasta

    Favorite Weekend Activity:  Playing Basketball & Working Out

    Favorite Children's Book:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Primrose Character I Most Relate to:  Mia, I love to be active

    What I'm Most Excited About This School Year:  I am excited to see all the children prosper and thrive in their education and life.

    Long-Standing Employee Since:  July 2022

    Fun Fact About Me:  I am always drinking coffee!

     

  • Ms. Chanta, Wonder Program Mentor Teacher/Support Staff Teacher

    Ms. Chanta

    Wonder Program Mentor Teacher/Support Staff Teacher

    Long-Standing Employee Since: 2014

    Hometown: Edenton, NC

    Favorite sports team: Not a Sports Fan

    Favorite food: BBQ Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing with Family

    Favorite children’s book: All the Pete the Cat books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy - Courage

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

    Fun Fact about Me:  I love painting

  • Ms. Alyse, Support Staff Member

    Ms. Alyse

    Support Staff Member

    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. Lynda, Support Staff Member

    Ms. Lynda

    Support Staff Member

    Hometown: Greenville, NC

    Favorite Sports Team:  UNC

    Favorite Food:  Southern Cuisine

    Favorite Weekend Activity:  Spending time with my husband

    Favorite Children's Book: The Secret Garden

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To:  Katie the Cat - Life Skills

    What I'm most excited about this year:  Working together with staff and children to create a positive learning and play experience

    Long-Standing Employee Since:  August 2022

    Fun Fact about Me:  I'm still working at my age and happy about it!

     

  • Ms. Lidia, Support Staff Member

    Ms. Lidia

    Support Staff Member

    Long-Standing Employee Since: September 2022

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite sports team: Chivas (soccer)

    Favorite food: Ramen

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking or Going on a Walk with My Dogs

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut - Honesty

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Art Projects!

    Fun Fact about Me:  I love to draw

  • Ms. Bri, Support Staff Member

    Ms. Bri

    Support Staff Member

    Long-Standing Employee Since: July 2022

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

    Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

    Favorite food: Mac and Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: The Biscuit Series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck - Keeping Promises

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone and having fun!

    Fun Fact about Me:  My brother and I have the same birthday!  We are 2 years apart!!!

  • Ms. Christal

    Afternoon Support Staff

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    Favorite Sports Team:  Not a Sports Fan

    Favorite Food:  Pasta - anykind!

    Favorite Weekend Activity:  Shopping & Binge Watching My Favorite Shows

    Favorite Children's Book:  The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose Character I Most Relate to:  Libby - Fairness

    What I'm Most Excited About This School Year: Being involved with the activities with the children.

    Fun Fact About Me:  I LOVE to paint!

    Long-Standing Employee Since:  October 2022

  • 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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