Primrose School of Paramus

Our Staff

  • Nicole Bussanich, Director

    Nicole Bussanich

    Director

    Hello, my nameNicole Bussanich.

    I am excited to be working at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over 15 years. I love helping children grow and explore. I attended Ramapo College and received a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Working with children is my passion.

    I have two wonderful children who are my world! My family and I love spending time playing board games, watch movies and play outside. I am excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    I love spending time teaching my children to cook and bake. I also enjoy doing story time with them every night before bed.

  • Nicole Marshall, Assistant Director

    Nicole Marshall

    Assistant Director

    My name is Nicole Marshall, you can call me Ms. M., I am the new Assistant Director of Primrose Schools of Paramus.

    I come to Primrose with over 20 years experience in the childcare field in areas of child development and as an education consultant. I have also been a Director of Early Childhood for the past 9 years as well. I possess a Bachelor's Degree in both Psychology and Occupational Therapy, as well as a Master's Degree in both Mental Health Counseling and Occupational therapy with a focus on Early Childhood. I look forward to days filled with laughter, excitement and adventure.

  • Stacy Prince, Regional Director

    Stacy Prince

    Regional Director

    Ms. Prince has been working in the childcare field for over 14 years and loves every minute of it! She has her Associates in Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Prince was our Lead Prekindergarten teacher but was recently promoted to become our Curriculum Coordinator. Ms. Prince's new job responsibilities include:assisting the teachers with the implementation of our new updated Balanced Learning Curriculum, ordering supplies, and ensuring that our teachers are well trained, prepared, and delivering the Primrose Promise to all of the children in their care..

    Ms. Prince is the mother of 3 beautiful children.She has one son and two daughters.

    During her time off, Ms. Prince volunteers and has created her own organization called “Wonderful Positive Ladies”. This organization reaches out to benefit people in need in the community including: women’s shelters, feeding the homeless, fundraising for cancer, aids and lupus.

    Ms.Prince is enjoying her new role as Curriculum Coordinator. She is proud to join our Leadership Team and to work at Primrose. She will also help us expand our Helping Hands Program and share with her students what it means to give back to the community.

  • Jasmine Figueroa

    Administrative Assistant
  • Essence Daniels, Administrative Assistant

    Essence Daniels

    Administrative Assistant
  • Pablo Ortez, Head Chef

    Pablo Ortez

    Head Chef

    I am Pablo Ortez, The Head Chef at The Primrose school of Paramus. I graduated from the Art Institute of Washington with my Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. I began my cooking career as a Prep Cook prior to becoming a Head Chef. I enjoy cooking and am known for following all Health & Safety Guidelines.

    As Head Chef, accuracy, quality assurance, pace and food consistency are paramount to me. It is vital to me to provide our students with a clean, safe and healthy environment in which I prepare wonderful and well balanced meals for them as well as for our staff.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know all of the students and parents.

    I am so lucky to be the Head Chef at The Primrose School of Paramus! I love keeping our students and staff safe, healthy, and strong!

  • Jazzmeeka Mixon

    Assistant Chef
  • Teresa Montag, Infant Teacher

    Teresa Montag

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Teresa.

    I am excited to be working in the infant classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over twenty years. I love helping children develop and grow. Working with children is my passion.

    I have two wonderful children who are my treasures. My family and I love spending time reading, exploring and discovering.

    I am proud to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a personal note, I am looking forward to working with the children of Primrose and watching them flourish. My goal is to have happy children who are proud of each new accomplishment.

  • Norka Villalona, Infant Teacher

    Norka Villalona

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, My name is Norka.

    I am excited to be working in the Infant classroom at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for more than 10 years. I love helping children grow and learn. I received my CDA and am CDA certified. Working with children is fun and lovable.

    My family and I love spending time teaching, loving and caring. I am excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    I really love being part of the Primrose School of Paramus. I loved my first day! I love working withthe infants and how they got attached to me and how I interact with them.

  • Josephine Parisi, Infant Teacher

    Josephine Parisi

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Josephine Parisi. I am excited to be working in the Infant classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus.

    I have been working in childcare for over 20 years. I love helping children learn and grow. I attended Bueno Aires Argentina College and received a degree in Social Studies. Working with children is my passion.

    I have one wonderful child in my life, who is my everything. My family and I love spending time playing volley ball and Roller Blading. I am honored to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a Personal Note: I was a stay at home mother for 10 years and realized nothing makes me more happy than being around children.

  • Catherine Spadaccini, Young Toddler Teacher

    Catherine Spadaccini

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Catherine Spadaccini.

    I am excited to be working in the Infant classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus.

    I have been working in childcare for over nineteen years. I love helping children grow and learn. I am a certified Teacher’s Aide. Working with children is a pure joy.

    I have one wonderful child who is my life. My family and I love spending time playing, swimming and enjoying each other. I am excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a Personal Note: I have been married for fifteen years and have a wonderful six-year-old daughter who shares her great grandmother’s birthday. Over favorite place to vacation is Disney. In our spare time we love to swim, read, go to the movies and just spend quality time together.

  • Alysha Camacho-Maldonado, Young Toddler Teacher

    Alysha Camacho-Maldonado

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Alysha,

    I am excited to be working in the Young Toddler classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for three and half years. I love helping children discover new things and grow. I attended Marymount Manhattan college and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater, Costume design, and Dance! Working with children is so rewarding.

    In my spare time, my family and I love spending time playing games, trying new things and visiting new places.

    I am so happy to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Genesis Avelar, Young Toddler Teacher

    Genesis Avelar

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Genesis,

    Iam excited to be working in the Young Toddler classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for seven years. I love helping children learn and grow. I attended Hudson Community College and received an Associates in Early childhood education. Working with children is so rewarding.

    My favorite day of the week is Sunday and in my spare time, my family and i love spending time playing the ukulele, singing, and dancing. We also love going out for breakfast, having picnics at the park, and spending time at the beach on sunny days.

    I am really excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Kristine Ippoito, Toddler Teacher

    Kristine Ippoito

    Toddler Teacher
  • Lillian Hanagan, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Lillian Hanagan

    Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Crystal Espejo, Toddler Teacher

    Crystal Espejo

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Crystal Espejo.

    I am excited to be working in the Toddler Classroom at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for six years. I love helping children grow and learned. I attended Lincoln Culinary Institute and received an Associates Degree. Working with children is an honor.

    I love spending time playing games, cooking and taking naps. I am ecstatic to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Alanah Henriquez, Toddler Teacher

    Alanah Henriquez

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Alanah Henriques.

    I am excited to be working in the Toddler Classroom at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for four years. I love helping children learn and play. I attended Felician College and received a Bachelors in Social Behavioral Services. Working with children is my passion.

    I love spending time playing pool, reading and being adventurous. I am elated to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a personal note: I have been surrounded by children my entire life! I am beyond excited to begin my journey.

  • Magdalene John, Early Preschool Teacher

    Magdalene John

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Madgalene John.

    I am excited to be working in the Early Preschool classroom at the Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for 17 years. I attended Terreve College and received a Bachelors in Primary Education.

    I have four wonderful children who are my lifeline. My family and I love spending time talking, watching movies and dancing. I am grateful and delighted to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a personal note: I am a proud mother of four beautiful caring children. I am looking to contribute my knowledge and skills in this great institution and excited to have a wonderful school year.

  • Madison Kelly, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Madison Kelly

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Lorena Van Kluyve, Early Preschool Teacher

    Lorena Van Kluyve

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Saralyn Arp, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Saralyn Arp

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Kemisha Douglas

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Luz Munoz, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Luz Munoz

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    I am excited to be working in the Preschool Classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over fifteen years. I love helping children learn!

    I attended Miami Dade College and received a certificate in Early Childhood Education.

    I have three wonderful children who are my heart. My family and I love spending time playing music, talking and traveling. I am so happy to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a Personal Note: I discovered that a career in Early Education was what I wanted to do while working in a Ronald McDonald House, I worked there for 12 years. In 2002, I returned to school and completed a certificate program for Early Education. I look forward to continuing my career caring for and educating children at Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Aruksha Patel, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Aruksha Patel

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Hello my name is Arushka Patel.

    I am excited to be working as a Support Teacher at Primrose School of Paramus. I love helping children grow and learn. I attended Kingsborough Community College and received an Associates Degree in Business.

    Working with children is a pleasure.

    I have three wonderful children who are my pride and joy. My family and I love spending time playing games, reading, and traveling.

    I am honored to be a part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a Personal Note: I have been happily married for nineteen years. I love to cook, watch movies and listen to music.

  • Mareli Mesa, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Mareli Mesa

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mareli Mesa.

    I am excited to be working in the Preschool Pathways classroom at the Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for 16 years. I love helping children learn and grow. I attended Bergen Tech Education Program and received a CDA in Child Development. Working with children is a learning process.

    I have two wonderful children who are my world. My family and I love spending time playing games, going on trips and spending time together.

    I am happy to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Shanthi Herbert

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher
  • Chante Morris, Preschool Teacher

    Chante Morris

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Chante Morris.

    I am excited to be working in the Preschool Pathways classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over two years.

    Working with children is exciting and I love helping children reach their learning potential each day. I attended Benedict College and received a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development.

    I love spending time traveling, shopping, and just having fun. My favorite place to travel to is Jamaica to visit my family.

    I am very excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Junghye Lee, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Junghye Lee

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Junghye Lee.

    I am excited to be working as a teacher assistant at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over a year. It is a true pleasure to work with children. I love helping children develop and learn every day. I attended the Sung Shin Women’s College and received a Bachelors Degree in Music. I have also acquired my CDA.

    I have two wonderful children who are both attending college. My family and I love spending time together.

    I am very excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

  • Fanny Oviedo

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Linda Abdulsamad, Preschool Teacher

    Linda Abdulsamad

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Linda Abdulsamad.

    I am excited to be working in the Toddler classroom, at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over nine years. I enjoy helping children explore and grow. I am attending Grand Canyon University and will be receiving a degree in Early Childhood Education. Working with children is my passion!

    I love spending time reading, running and shopping. I am happy and lucky to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus.

    On a personal note, I enjoy traveling with my husband and trying international foods.

  • Reatha Atkins, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Reatha Atkins

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Megan Tindall, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Megan Tindall

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Megan.

    I am excited to be working in the Early Kindergarten classroom at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for 15 years. I love helping children learn and assist them in developing the skills needed to be successful know and the future.

    I attended East Stroudsburg University and received a degree in Early Childhood. Working with children is rewarding. I am thrilled to be part of the Primrose Team!

    On a personal note: In my spare time I like to go hiking and going to the gym. I love spending time with my family and friends. Especially my two nephews and niece. I also, love to travel and trying new restaurants.

  • Amanda Turro, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Amanda Turro

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Amanda Turro.

    I have always had passion for working with children. I started over 12 years ago working in a child care center. I enjoy working with children of all ages. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education and look forward to furthering my career as an Educator.

    I have been married for 6 years and we welcomed our first son in Decembe 2017r. Our favorite family vacation trip is Disney. In my spare time I enjoy taking the dog for walks and going down the shore with my family.

    I am very excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus .

  • Dipika Khatri, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Dipika Khatri

    Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Dipika Khatri.

    I am excited to be working at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been working in childcare for over two years.

    I love helping children grow and develop. I attended Mumbai University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Working with children is truly rewarding.

    I have two wonderful children who are my life. My family and I love spending time playing board games, traveling and watching movies.

    I am honored to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus Family.

    On a Personal Note: I have been married for eleven years. I love cooking, trying different foods and listening to music.

  • Arielle Ippolito, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Arielle Ippolito

    Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
  • Sade Grier, Early Kindergarten Teacher

    Sade Grier

    Early Kindergarten Teacher
  • Svitlana Chaykivska, Early Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Svitlana Chaykivska

    Early Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Svitlana Chaykivska. I am looking forward to be working as a teacher in the Kindergarten Classroom at Primrose School of Paramus. I have been teaching since 1987. I love helping children learn and succeed. I attended Kean University and received a BA in Early Childhood Education and English.


    Working with children is rewarding. I have two wonderful children who are my life. My family and I love spending time together. In my spare time I like to read, embroidery work and bake. I am so excited to be part of the Primrose School of Paramus!

  • Graciela Gomez, Support Teacher

    Graciela Gomez

    Support Teacher
  • Ellisse Steeley, Support Teacher

    Ellisse Steeley

    Support Teacher
  • Rocco & Nisha Varma

    Franchise Owner

    Hello Friends,

    We are Rocco & Nisha Varma - the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Paramus. Passionate about educating our youth for a better future, we value the importance of the high-quality, educational child care that Primrose Schools provides. We discovered Primrose Schools after searching for a way to give children and families the best possible early childhood education experience. We were incredibly impressed with the unmatched curriculum, teaching method and shared beliefs of those involved with Primrose Schools. We quickly became avid supporters of the brand and its dedication to partnering with parents to set children up for success in school and in life. We are devoted to bringing the best possible child care experience to the Paramus community and providing children with a solid foundation to excel in the future. We understand the importance of instilling a love of learning throughout a child's early years, and we believe this is essential to building a new generation of bright citizens. We are active volunteers and participants in a variety of community organizations and philanthropic events and are eager to give families an essential, solid foundation through the Primrose curriculum and its unique, comprehensive teaching methods. Primrose School of Paramus will be the seventh Primrose school in New Jersey and will feature the exclusive Balanced Learning system for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. Developed by and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, Balanced Learning blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities with a special emphasis on character development in the schools. The goal of shaping young people who are prepared for success in learning and in life also filters into the Primrose Explorers after-school program for students up to age 12. Primrose Schools is The Leader in Early Education and Care and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child's education. We look forward to meeting you!

    Sincerely,

    Nisha & Rocco Varma

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