Primrose School of Park Cities

Our Staff

  • Jamie Pryor, Area Director

    Jamie Pryor

    Area Director

    Hello and welcome to Primrose School of Park Cities. My name is Jamie Pryor and I am the Area Director for the Rigley Primrose Schools. I am originally from Tennessee where I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I am the proud mom of three amazing, grown children. I have been in the Early Childhood field for 30 years as a teacher and director in preschools as well as teaching in the elementary school system. I thoroughly enjoy working with young children. I feel that early childhood education is one of the most important fields to be in because the children we encounter are like sponges: their minds are eager to learn and absorb all we have to offer, and Primrose has a phenomenal way of being able to educate their young minds while having a balance of nurturing guidance and purposeful play within our classrooms.

    I look forward to partnering with each one of you in your child's educational journey with us at Primrose.

  • Esther Hongnoi, Executive Director

    Esther Hongnoi

    Executive Director

    My name is Esther Hongnoi and I am the Executive Director for Primrose School of Park Cities! I will be overseeing admissions as well as classroom education. I will also be providing training and support for our teachers and students!

    I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Art in Austin, Texas. I started my Primrose journey in my last year in college. I started off as a support teacher and became a lead Pre-K teacher when I graduated. Throughout my ten years at Primrose, I have taught Pre-K, Early Preschool, and Preschool students. I have been with Dr. Rigley and Jamie for 6 years and have worked as an Education Coach and Director. My passion has always been in Early Childhood Education!

    I am married to husband, Tony, whom I have known since Junior High! We have two energetic boys! As a family, we love going to museums and making spontaneous trips to Austin!

    You can always reach me via email at Esther@PrimroseParkCities.com. I am beyond excited to get to know you and your family!

  • Tan McDowell, Director of Admissions

    Tan McDowell

    Director of Admissions

    Hello, my name is Tan McDowell, and I am so excited to be joining the Rigley Primrose team. Although I am originally from Orlando, FL, I have been in Texas pretty much my whole life and consider myself a Texan. I love spending time with my family every chance I get. I am the “golden” middle child. I have an older sister (41) and a young brother (27). I have a niece and a nephew who helped train me to become the best mommy I could possibly be to my 7-year daughter Ava. I have 14 years of childcare experience and I have loved every moment of it. I have been a part of Primrose Leadership since April 2019, and I have stored everything that I have learned so far. Prior to joining leadership, I was a teacher in the Infant, Early Preschool, and Preschool classrooms. I am so excited to join such a prestigious team and learn so much more from all the great leaders.

    Fun fact about me… I love to talk my mom always tells me “Tan I don’t think you’ve ever met a stranger in your life” so if you see me in the hallway don’t be shy, I’ll say Hi!

  • Katrina Gonzalez, Director of Education

    Katrina Gonzalez

    Director of Education

    Hi! I am Katrina Gonzalez, and I am originally from California. I have a bachelors degree in liberal studies with a concentration in special education. I love all things Disney and have often been found humming a Disney tune. I love working with children and getting to be a part of their days at Primrose!

  • McKaylee Drake, Administrative Assistant

    McKaylee Drake

    Administrative Assistant

    Hi, Primrose Park Cities! 

    My name is McKaylee Drake and I'm from Midland, TX. 

    I went to school at Texas Tech and the moved to North Carolina for a while. 

    While at Texas Tech, I was a Director for the College and Children's Ministry. I also was a dance instructor for Stretch N' Grow in Lubbock! 

    I recently got married in April! My husband and I live in Dallas with our mini schnauzer, Ella! 

    I am excited to meet you and your family! 

  • Patrick Brady, Chef

    Patrick Brady

    Chef

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello my name is Chef Brady. I am originally from Westland, Michigan and then we moved to Chicago, Illinois. I have eight siblings and three children. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and am also a personal cater.

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

    Favorite food: Middle Eastern

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching sports

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Favorite color: Black/Green

    Favorite childhood show: Dennis The Mennace

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

  • Brittany Beavers, Young Infant Teacher

    Brittany Beavers

    Young Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    II wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi! My name is Brittany Beavers! I’m originally from Nacogdoches, TX but moved to Dallas in 2018 with my husband for school. He got his masters at SMU and I got my license for dental assistance. But ultimately, I stuck with childcare because that is where my heart is. And I have been in childcare for 7 years now. I’m so grateful to be a part of the Primrose Park Cities family! I love being a part of a child’s developmental part of their life, and I can’t wait to be a part of yours!

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

    Favorite food: Spaghetti/street tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Date nights with my husband!

    Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones, my mom would read them to me every night

    Favorite color: Black

    Favorite childhood show: Full House – I was a Mary Kate and Ashley girl!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og, because I care about all of my babies!

  • Olivia Bibi, Young Infant Teacher

    Olivia Bibi

    Young Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Olivia Bibi. I have been working for Primrose School for fourteen years. I am from Eagle Pass, Texas. My husband and I have been married for fourteen years. We have three children and an American bulldog named Coachella. I love working with children because I love watching them achieve milestones, grow, and learn.

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

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: A color of his own

    Favorite color: Grey and teal

    Favorite childhood show: Dexter’s Laboratory

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

  • Henny Torres, Infant Teacher

    Henny Torres

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Henny Torres. I'm from Columbia - South America. I'm happily happily married to my husband of 22 years. I got my science degree in Columia in Electric Engineering. In 2011, my husband and I moved to Texas and I decided to work as a teacher. I have 10 years of experience working with kids and I love them. I'm so excited to meet you!

    My Favorite Food: Seafood and Italian

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Working out, going to the movies, and shopping

    Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Seuss books

    Favorite Color: White

    Favorite Childhood Show: Sesame Street

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Og the Bookworm

  • Sophie Rodriguez, Infant Teacher

    Sophie Rodriguez

    Infant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Sophie Rodriguez. I'm from Mexico originally and have spent the last 2 years living in the U.S. While in Mexico, I studied Gastronomy. I have a 6 month old daughter that I love so much. I love teaching and learning with children and watching them develop! I'm so excited to be here and to meet your family!

    My Favorite Food: Sushi

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Watching movies with my family

    Favorite Children's Book: The Three Little Pigs

    Favorite Color: Red

    Favorite Childhood Show: Spongebob Squarepants

  • Sandy Dorough, Older Infant Teacher

    Sandy Dorough

    Older Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born in Denver, Colorado. We moved to Florida, where my two children were born. In 1995, we moved to Texas. I have over 17 years of experience in early childhood education! It is such a joy to be a part of a child’s life as they learn and grow. It will be my pleasure getting to know you and your child!

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

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Crafting/sewing

    Favorite children’s book: The Kissing Hand

    Favorite color: Cobalt blue

    Favorite childhood show: CInderella

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the bookworm because I love books!

  • Heather Barnes, Older Infant Teacher

    Heather Barnes

    Older Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello, my name is Heather Barnes. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. My husband and I have been married since 2012 and we have one son, Beckett! I worked in childcare for 10+ years before having my son and becoming a stay-at-home mom. When he started kindergarten I decided to go back to work in childcare. I am so glad I found Primrose School at Park Cities.

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

    Favorite food: Tex-Mex

    Favorite weekend activity: Resting, hanging out with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon

    Favorite color: Green/teal

    Favorite childhood show: The Smurfs

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og- I love books!

  • Rachel Barbieri

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Hi, I'm Rachel and I'm from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. I moved to Texas 2 years ago. I have a dog and a cat that I love to to take to the park and set up obstacle courses for in my free time. I also have an older brother who I love to watch YouTube with.

    I'm so excited to get to know you and your family!

    My Favorite Food: Mac + Cheese

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Going to the dog park

    Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Blue's Clues

  • Elvira Padilla, Young Toddler Teacher

    Elvira Padilla

    Young Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I cheer on my hometown teams, The Cowboys, The Rangers, the Stars and the Mavs. I am a single mother of 4 beautiful andwonderful children between the ages of 15 to 21 years old. I have taken some child development classes at Mid American Christian University. I served on the staff at New Vida Church of God as the Children's Ministry Coordinator overseeing their Sunday school curriculum andscheduling teachers and volunteers for the past 4 years.

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

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Weekend hiking trips

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are.

    Favorite color: All shades of blue

    Favorite childhood show: Sesame Street

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

  • Margaret Gandara, Young Toddler Teacher

    Margaret Gandara

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi my name is Margaret “Maggie” and I’m the oldest of two girls. My parents are originally from Mexico. I was born and raised in Dallas. I graduated from North Dallas High School. I am a mom to a wonderful autistic boy, he is 17 years old and his name is Tony. I love spending time with my family… especially my son!

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

    Favorite food: Mexican and Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Same same but different

    Favorite color: Royal Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

  • Estefania Sanchez

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hi, my name is Estefania, but I go by "Stefany." I am originally from Mexico, Guanajuato to be exact. I'm from a smal town called San Miguel de Allende. I am the youngest of 5, with two brothers and two sisters. I have my license in Cosmetology and am a certified make-up artist as well as having my associates in photography and a certification in childcare. Overall, I'm a unique individual who loves to learn new things and explore new places. 

    My Favorite Food: A little bit of everything

    Favorite Weekend Activity: To go out and take pictures

    Favorite Children's Book: The Cat in the Hat

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: The Power Rangers and The Powerpuff Girls

  • Alexandra Farooqi, Early Preschool Teacher

    Alexandra Farooqi

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello I’m Alex Farooqi. I just moved back to Dallas from San Antonio and am currently working on getting my bachelors degree in communications at the University of Texas San Antonio. I then want to get my masters degree in speech pathology. I have been working with kids for almost ten years from infants to pre-kindergarten. I love working with kids and can’t wait meet your little one and family.

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

    Favorite food:Thai and Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Exploring new places

    Favorite children’s book:Strega Nona

    Favorite color: Navy Blue and Black

    Favorite childhood show: Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

  • Juanita Briones, Early Preschool Teacher

    Juanita Briones

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a F U N loving Mom that enjoys taking my kids to places where we can all have a great time. I am from Dallas, Tx. and being with children makes me happy!!

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

    Favorite food: Mexican/Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Being with my family

    Favorite children’s book:

    Favorite color: Grey/Black/Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Sofia the First

  • Nkemdilim "Kem" Ogwuegby

    Early Preschool Teacher

    I have always loved being in childcare and have worked in the area for many years. As a young child I taught my younger siblings and always said I wanted to change the world and make an impact. To this day, I still have the same mindset and I believe in changing the world one child at a time. I grew up in a rough area of Dallas and seeing the lack of passion in my early years of school fueled my inspiration to be a loving and passionate teacher. I have a brother and a sister; we have a 7 and 8 year age gap. My mother is from Dallas, but my father is from Nigeria. I attended Texas Southern University and transferred to Dallas College which is where I am currently majoring in Education.

    My Favorite Food: Cajun food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Enjoying family time

    Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: The Proud Family

    Primrose Character I Most Relate To: Libby the Lamb

  • Xitlalli Felipe, Early Preschool Teacher

    Xitlalli Felipe

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let's get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Xitlalli (seeklali) Felipe. I was born and raised in Dallas TX. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. I have two beautiful, smart and loving baby girls named Xiomara Therese and Celeste Evangelina.

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

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Dancing

    Favorite children's book: Chrysanthemum

    Favorite color: Green

    favorite childhood show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

  • Rosio Murillo, Early Preschool Teacher

    Rosio Murillo

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

     

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    Hello, my name is Rosio Murillo. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I am 24 years old and the second baby of the family. I am also a proud alumni of high school W.H. Adamson class of 2016 was the best class!!

     

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

     

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to restaurants

    Favorite children’s book: A bad case of stripes

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: Clifford the big red dog

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

  • Diana Solorzano, Older Toddler Teacher

    Diana Solorzano

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

     

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    My name is Diana Solorzano and I am currently in college on my way to receive my associates degree. I plan on getting my bachelors in psychology later on. I love shopping and spending time with my family in my free time

     

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

     

    Favorite food:  Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book:  David goes to school

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: SpongeBob SquarePants

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin!

  • Lizzette Velazquez, Preschool Teacher

    Lizzette Velazquez

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Lizzette and I have been working for little ones since about 2006. I was born in New Jersey and come from a Mexican background. I am married to my best friend with whom I share a 16 year old daughter, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. I am obsessed with home décor, dogs, and Christmas! I look forward to meeting you all soon

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

    Favorite food: Pasta/steak

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping and going for walks

    Favorite children’s book: Eric Carle (all books)

    Favorite color: Gray and white

    Favorite childhood show: The Rugrats

    Primrose character I most relate to: I mostly relate to Mia the mouse because I love using my inside voice and being in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere

  • Valeria Alvarado, Preschool Teacher

    Valeria Alvarado

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi! My name is  Valeria, but everyone calls me Val. I was born in Coahuila Mexico. I have lived in Texas for the past 17 years, so I call Texas my home. I currently study at the University of Texas at Arlington. I have two dogs, Chihuahua named bean and a black Labrador named Cooper. I love going on walks and enjoy a sunny day at the pool or lake. I can not wait to meet your children and your families!

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

    Favorite food:  Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with family and friends

    Favorite children’s book: The wonderful things you will be

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

  • Rose Sarafzadeh, Preschool Teacher

    Rose Sarafzadeh

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Ms. Rose. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas at St. Paul Hospital. I have one child, and her name is Jacqueline, and she has a masters in education. My education consists of a bachelor’s degree in social science with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. I also have a degree in social work with a minor in sociology.

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

    Favorite food: My favorite foods are middle- eastern

    Favorite weekend activity: Riding my bike and cooking new recipes!

    Favorite children’s book: Recently I love to read Kate Dicamilo’s chapter books

    Favorite color: Red

    Favorite childhood show: Flinstone’s or Scooby-Doo

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy is my favorite because he believes in keeping your word and promises, which has always been important to me.

  • Yeny Soto, Preschool Teacher

    Yeny Soto

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Yeny Soto but everyone knows me by Ms. Yeny! Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher, I love working with children! Right after graduating high school I started working as a pre-school teacher assistant and I also went to college to get my COA. I would not change my career for anything!

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

    Favorite food: Anything

    Favorite weekend activity: Family picnics

    Favorite children’s book: Snowy Day

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: Full House

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og, because I love books

  • Claudia Rivera, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Claudia Rivera

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Claudia Rivera. I have a beautiful daughter named Emily Sophia. I have been working in childcare for about seven years and I have been with Primrose for five years. I feel truly blessed to be a part of your children’s lives, and honored to be part of this amazing team at Park Cities. Thank you for trusting me with the most important thing in your life; I cannot wait to get to know your family!

  • Anne Olson, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Anne Olson

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Anne Olson. I grew up in Snyder, Texas but have lived in California, New Mexico, Florida and Germany. I graduated from Baylor University and have been a credentialed elementary music teacher in California for many years. I love to teach children – getting to know each child’s diverse personality, talents, likes/dislikes, and individual approach to learning and life. In my free time, I enjoy reading, movies, watching Sports, classical music, shopping and dining out. My husband and I have two adult daughters who are each expecting daughters with their husbands. These will be my first grandchildren!

  • Isa Hasler

    Pre Kindergarten Teacher

    As a Dallas native, I've grown up going to school in the area and being a part of the Lake Highlands community. With my family still in the area, I love revisiting old spots and seeing new ones. From volunteering at Sunday school and studying Early Childhood Education, and my previous 10 years fo working at another school, my love of being in the classroom has never dimmed. I love helping children grow in all they each have; as individuals and together as a class. I'm so excited to meet you!

    My Favorite Food: Desserts

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Reading

    Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama

    Favorite Color: Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Full House

  • Nicole Melendez, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Nicole Melendez

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

     

    Let’s get to know each other.

     

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    Hello, I am originally from Apple Valley, CA. I moved to Texas with my family in 2014 and never left. I have my associates in Early Childhood Education and am currently working on my bachelors degree in E-6 childhood education at Texas A&M Commerce. I am very excited to continue my journey in education because teaching is what I love to do. My students are my everything and I enjoy helping them in any way I can, and I look forward to getting to know my students and their families!

     

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my friends and family.

    Favorite children’s book: Go Dog Go

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: Gilmore Girls

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

                                                             

     

  • Alexis Guatemala, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Alexis Guatemala

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Alexis Guatemala. I am from Dallas, Tx, and recently moved back. I have my associates degree from Brookhaven College and I’m on my way to get my bachelors degree in Sociology. I have always loved working with children. I am very used to being around them. I have one brother and three sisters and I am the oldest child. I’m used to caring for kids because of all of my siblings. I love teaching children new things and helping them learn more.

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

    Favorite food: Ramen

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with friends at restaurants

    Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Suess books

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Friends

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

  • Alexandria Davis, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Alexandria Davis

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Alexandria Davis. I was born and raised in DKC. I received my bachelors in Human Environmental science at the University of Central Oklahoma, and have been teaching Pre-K since 2018. In 2020 I relocated to Dallas to start my own family with my partner and our cat. I am excited to continue my career at Primrose of Park Cities!

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

    Favorite food:Boba

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping at Trader Joe’s

    Favorite children’s book: Chrysanthemum

    Favorite color: Green

    Favorite childhood show: Powerpuff Girls

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

  • Sheila Moody, Support Teacher

    Sheila Moody

    Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi! My name is Sheila Moody and I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Park Cities Team. I have had many years teaching children and absolutely love the infants! One of the things that I love about teaching is hearing the children’s sweet voices; it is truly a blessing to watch them grow up. I am excited to get to know you and your child!

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

    Favorite food: Tacos, chicken, vegetables, greens, black-eyed peas

    Favorite weekend activity: Resting at home, doing housework

    Favorite children’s book: 3 Bears, ABC Dinosaurs

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite childhood show: All shows

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

  • Andalucia Vega, Support Teacher

    Andalucia Vega

    Support Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Andalucia (Anda). I was born in Mexico City. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in education from Mexico. I have been a teacher for since 2007 and I still love it! I have a 5 year old daughter named Valencia, and my family and I are very close. We love traveling together, laughing, cooking, and just hanging out! I enjoy working with all age groups, and have been with Primrose since 2019, and I can’t wait for more!

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

    Favorite food: Mexican, Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: activities with my daughter, crafts, shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Alice in Wonderland

    Favorite color: Black, purple, pink

    Favorite childhood show: Muppet Babies

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the bunny

  • Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD, Franchise Owner

    Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD

    Franchise Owners

    Hi! My name is Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD, and I along with my (late wife) Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and my daughters Maya Ann and Meira Ariane, come from three generations of early childhood educators. We are passionate about early childhood education and we are committed to serving the educational needs of every community we touch. As a family of educators, we are the proud owners of Primrose Schools of Frisco West, Klyde Warren Park, Park Cities, Preston Meadow, Prestonwood, Plano at Deerfield, Temple, and Waco at Woodway. I am eager for you to learn more about our Balanced Learning Approach when you visit our school. Prior to our Primrose journey, becoming a parent was the start of understanding the importance of sharing milestones and precious moments with a select few. Knowing that having good quality childcare would be a home away from home, meant care that would help my children become individuals who could positively influence their immediate environment and future generations. We have always felt our values should be above standard, and during our childcare search, we were underwhelmed with our findings. My wife and I were excited to discover a Primrose for our girls where our standards were not only met but surpassed!

    Our Primrose journey began when our oldest daughter Maya was born, but it wasn’t until the birth of our second daughter, Meira, that I decided to couple my experience with my passion for early childhood education to open our first Primrose School in 2003! Since then, we have had the honor and privilege of becoming the proud owners of 7 schools. As an owner, I feel it is important that I am involved in every aspect of our schools, from the curriculum implementation to the menu. In providing a home away from home for our families, our highest priority is the health, safety and growth of our staff and students, as well as providing superior customer service to our families.

    Our schools are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and are actively involved in supporting several local foundations and charities. As a family, we enjoy “traveling with a purpose.” Most recently, our travels took us through Myanmar and Zimbabwe, where we visited various schools. We particularly enjoy visiting schools across the world to deepen our understanding of education across cultures and to offer help to schools in need.

    As a long-term resident of Dallas, Texas, our family loves to spend time reading books across all genres, cooking family recipes, going on walks with our dog Roxy, and traveling. Maya, my older daughter, graduated from the University of Texas, where she double majored in government and history with minors in Business and English. She is a Fulbright scholar and is planning to attend law school next year. My youngest daughter, Meira, is also at the University of Texas as a sophomore, majoring in business.

    We hope you soon become a part of our family and that we can share in the joy of seeing your little one grow into a bright influencer of their generation!

    I look forward to personally meeting you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD

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