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's of Science in Early Childhood Education. I am the proud mom of three amazing, grown children. I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 25 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!

  • Kimberly LeMaster, Assistant Director

    Kimberly LeMaster

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Kimberly LeMaster. I am a native Texan, originally from Houston, and received my Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University “WHOOP!!”

    I am the proud mother of three incredible boys that are my pride and joy. My oldest started college, then decided to serve his country as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army, and is now a veteran and finishing his degree in Business. My middle son is attending The University of Mississippi, and my youngest is a Junior at Highland Park High School.

    I have over 15 years of experience in Early Childhood Development as a teacher and an Assistant Director in preschool, private kindergarten, and elementary school. I LOVE working with children, watching each one grow to their fullest potential, and become prepared for their next level of education. I truly have a genuine appreciation for each child and their unique God-given talents and personalities.

    I love ALL sports… especially The Dallas Cowboys and The Houston Rockets. I love to serve others and am a regular volunteer for Operation Care International, a ministry that serves the homeless. My favorite thing to do is travel and spend time with my family.

    I am passionate about early childhood education and the quality of nurturing care the children receive at all Rigley’s Primrose Schools! I look forward to getting to know you and your children!

    Sincerely,

    Kimberly

  • 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!

  • Tan McDowell, Leadership Support

    Tan McDowell

    Leadership Support

    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!

  • Wioletta Truszkowska, Administrative Assistant

    Wioletta Truszkowska

    Administrative Assistant

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Wioletta, and I was born in Warsaw, Poland. My family and I moved to the U.S. when I was twelve years old. I attended St. Stanislaus Kostka school in Brooklyn, NY where I grew up. I graduated from Art and Design High School and received my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Art Education from The City College of New York I enjoy going to the museums and art exhibitions. My hobbie is ceramics and sculpting with polymer clay. I love spending time at the beach by the ocean with my husband and my dog Lucy.

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

    Favorite food: New York style pizza, seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Camping by the lake

    Favorite children’s book: The Frendship Fish

    Favorite color: OPurple

    Favorite childhood show: Sesame Street

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the bear (generosity)

  • 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

  • Sheila Moody, Young Infant Teacher

    Sheila Moody

    Young Infant 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

  • Becky Erickson, Young Infant Teacher

    Becky Erickson

    Young Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in a small town in Minnesota and graduated from a private Christian school in Fargo, North Dakota. I went to college at Dallas Baptist University, and this is what brought me to Texas. I am married to a wonderful man, who vis my best friend. I have a son, daughter in law and grandson, along with a daughter.

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

    Favorite food: Mexican! Chips, salsa, and quesadillas!

    Favorite weekend activity: Firepits, movies, shopping, and spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Favorite color: Mauve, lavender, and red

    Favorite childhood show: Little House on the Prairie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally- I too enjoy healthy veggies and I think before I act

  • Pamela Lewis, Young Infant Teacher

    Pamela Lewis

    Young Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Pamela Lewis and I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I am a twin sister to a wonderful twin brother. I am currently attending classes at Dallas College (formerly known as Cedar Valley College) and I will be obtaining my bachelor’s degree in teaching soon. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to love and nurture your child!

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

    Favorite food: Chicken alfredo with a piece of garlic bread

    Favorite weekend activity: Church

    Favorite children’s book: All the Shel Silverstein books

    Favorite color: Black

    Favorite childhood show: Teletubbies and Blue’s Clues

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally!

  • 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!

  • Chantal Ochoa, Young Toddler Teacher

    Chantal Ochoa

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello Primrose School of Park Cities! My name is Chantal Ochoa. I have been working at Park Cities since 2019, but I have close to 20 years of experience working with children. At the young age of 13, my pastor’s wife asked me if I wanted to take care of the babies in our church and I said yes! That’s where my passion of becoming an early childhood educator began. I went to Southwest Texas Junior College and at the age of 20, I began to work in early childhood education in several schools/daycares. This is my passion! Can’t wait to meet your little one!

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

    Favorite food: My favorite restaurants are buffets!

    Favorite weekend activity: Road trips

    Favorite children’s book: Read to me

    Favorite color: Lavender/Lilac

    Favorite childhood show: Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally, I like to be very responsible, just like her!

  • Margaret Gandara, Teacher

    Margaret Gandara

    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

  • Marchelle Walton, Young Toddler Teacher

    Marchelle Walton

    Young Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Marchelle, but family and friends call me Marsha! I was born December 1st, 1986 in Dallas, Texas, with me being the youngest of 6 siblings along with a twin brother, who I adore very much. I graduated in the year of 2005 from Henry Grady Spruce High School, then later started community college at Cedar Valley College. I have a huge heart for animals; I have a cat named Lucky! I have a son as well as 7 nephews and nieces with 3+ years of child care experience. I love working with children and I am very excited to continue my journey as a teacher!

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

    Favorite food: Pasta, seafood, cheesecake, banana pudding

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing card games, hanging out with family and friends

    Favorite color: Pink/purple

    Favorite childhood show: Sailor Moon, Recess

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny

  • Marquera Carnes, Young Toddler Teacher

    Marquera Carnes

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Marquera, but you can call me Quera. I am from Memphis Tennessee, and the second oldest of seven children. Growing up I always volunteered to watch my younger siblings and that is when I realized my passion was to work with children. As I grew older, I started my own babysitting business by looking after infants and toddlers in

    my neighborhood. I have several years of experience, and love doing what I do. I graduated with my bachelors’ degree in biology. I am in nursing school, and on my journey to becoming a pediatrician some day! I am excited to be your teacher and I look forward to having a great year with all of you! This year will be filled with FUN, LOT’S OF LEARNING, and NEW ADVENTURES!!!

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

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the lake

    Favorite children’s book: The Hungry Caterpillar

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childhood show: Sponge Bob Square Pants

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

  • Andalucia Vega, Older Toddler Teacher

    Andalucia Vega

    Older Toddler 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

  • Sadie Dess, Older Toddler Teacher

    Sadie Dess

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Sadie and I was born in Alaska. My dad was in the army, so throughout childhood I was able to travel and experience many different places. My sister has been my best friend since I was born. She has taught me to really appreciate family. I am still going through college on line and have always loved learning and helping others learn.

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

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming

    Favorite children’s book: Book of Elsewhere

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Sponge Bob

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

  • Brianna Maldonado, Teacher

    Brianna Maldonado

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Brianna and I am from Dallas, Tx. I currently study at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Tx. I love the outdoors and hope to one day own a dairy farm. I love school and truly believe learning has such a huge impact on your life. I love seeing children focus when they are learning.

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

    Favorite food: Chicken Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Fishing

    Favorite children’s book: Judy Moody Books

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Scooby Doo

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

  • 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, Teacher

    Juanita Briones

    Teacher

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    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
  • Claudia Rivera, Early Preschool Teacher

    Claudia Rivera

    Early Preschool 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!

  • Xitlalli Felipe, Teacher Assistant

    Xitlalli Felipe

    Teacher Assistant

    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

  • Tristain Darby, Early Preschool Teacher

    Tristain Darby

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi, my name is Tristain Darby and I’m from Eunice Louisiana! I moved to Texas when I was 8 years old. I’ve dreamed of working with kids from a early age, as I was the oldest of 5 kids. I love to learn from kids as much as they learn from me. I look forward to meeting you and your little one.

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

    Favorite food: Salad, or chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Resting, or spending time with my family

    Favorite color: Purple

    Favorite childhood show: Doug

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the lamb

  • Lizzette Velazquez, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Lizzette Velazquez

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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    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

  • Alexis Guatemala, Teacher

    Alexis Guatemala

    Teacher

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    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

  • LaRhonda Kiilu, Preschool Teacher

    LaRhonda Kiilu

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is LaRhonda Kiilu. I was born in Sulphur Springs Texas. I am the second born of four. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. I have loved working with children since I was in high school. My first job in childcare was over 30 years ago. There is nothing else I would rather do. I’ve worked with every age group, as well as children with special needs for 33 years. I love my job!

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

    Favorite food:Anything good

    Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping in

    Favorite children’s book: Too many to name

    Favorite color: Yellow

    Favorite childhood show: All Saturday morning cartoons

  • 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

  • Rylie Collins, Teacher

    Rylie Collins

    Teacher

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    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Rylie. I am a Dallas local who grew up in Preston Hollow. I’ve been working with children since I was 14 years old and have an affinity for teaching art.

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

    Favorite food: Pickles

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking and Playing video games

    Favorite children’s book: Thunder Cake

    Favorite color: Pastel Pink & Purple

    Favorite childhood show: Avatar the Last Airbender

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

  • Alexandria Davis, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Alexandria Davis

    Pre-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

  • 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!

  • Ashley Montelongo, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ashley Montelongo

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi! My name is Ashley Montelongo. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I am currently working on my associates degree in criminal justice at Dallas College. I have an associates degree in early childhood education. I love to work with children because they brighten my day and it never gets boring.

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

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: No, David!

    Favorite color: yellow

    Favorite childhood show: Sponge Bob

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut

  • Saima Jafri, Pre-K Teacher

    Saima Jafri

    Pre-K Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Saima Jafri and I was born in Pakistan and then raised in Long Island, New York. I am a mother to two of the most wonderful kids. We have three cats and a husky named Nora. I speak four languages and graduated from Baylor University. I have five years experience in teaching Pre-K and I absolutely love teaching. Teaching and working with children is an absolute joy for me. I cannot wait to get to know your child and watch them grow.

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

    Favorite food: Bryani

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching documentaries with my kids

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild things Are

    Favorite color: Black and Purple

    Favorite childhood show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

  • Christina Tem, Teacher

    Christina Tem

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! I am Ms. Christina Tem. My parents were born and raised in Cambodia, they came to America in 1980s to Houston TX. I was born in 1989 and I’m the youngest out of seven children. I went to an Elementary School and High School in Woodlands, Tx. After graduation I spent four yearsvolunteering in Cambodia, where I was teaching English, Thai, Spanish and American sign language to the orphaned children. Then I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I graduated from UTSA college, and now I’m completing my CDA.

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

    Favorite food: Ramen, Sushi, Pasta.

    Favorite weekend activity: Bowling, Archery.

    Favorite children’s book: Pokemon

    Favorite color: Black, Pink, Black

    Favorite childhood show: Powerpuff Girls

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin, Benjamin, Og, Percy.

  • Olivia Harrison, Teacher

    Olivia Harrison

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hello! My name is Olivia Harrison.I and from Dallas area and I have two brothers. I graduated from East Texas Baptist University. I enjoy golf and road trips.

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

    Favorite food: Soft Appetizers

    Favorite weekend activity: Golf

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

  • Elizabeth Sneelinger, Teacher

    Elizabeth Sneelinger

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    II wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My name is Elizabeth Sneelinger, and I’m from Burleson Tx, which was a small town but now it’s becoming a busy place. My favorite place there is Bicentennial Park, because it has a big field area and a river. I would always go there with my family . I am a third oldest out of eight children, therefore I was always a leader, and I charge of watching my siblings. I have always been good with kids and babysat a lot of them.

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

    Favorite food: Hamburgers and pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Rock climbing

    Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Favorite color: Dark Royal Blue

    Favorite childhood show: Blue’s Clues

    Primrose character I most relate to:Ally

  • Nerissa Broun, Teacher

    Nerissa Broun

    Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi! My name is Nerissa. I love to spend time with my family. I have a three year old daughter named Isabella. I have two cats and two dogs. I like to go shopping and play outside with my daughter.

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

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Jumping on trampoline

    Favorite children's book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite childchood show: Regrets

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

  • Valeria Alvarado, Teacher

    Valeria Alvarado

    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

  • 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
  • Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD, Franchise Owner

    Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and 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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