Primrose School at The Park

Our Staff

  • Ms. Leah, Executive School Director

    Ms. Leah

    Executive School Director

    My name is Ms. Leah and I have been with Primrose since February 2001. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and my Level 3 North Carolina Administrator's Credentials. I have been working with children since 1998. My role with Primrose School at The Park includes school and staff management and family and child relations. I am married and together we have a daughter. I look forward to getting to know you and helping provide your child with the foundation to build an Active Mind, Healthy Body, and Happy Heart.

  • Ms. Tammy, Administrative Director

    Ms. Tammy

    Administrative Director

    My name is Ms. Tammy and I have been with Primrose since February 1999. I have my Degree in Early Childhood from Indiana University and my level 3 Administrators Credentials. I have been working with children since 1990. My role with Primrose School at The Park is includes bookkeeping and operation support. I am happily married and together we have 3 children. I look forward to getting to know you and providing your child with the foundation to build an Active Mind, Healthy Body and Happy Heart.

  • Ms. Amanda, Admissions Director

    Ms. Amanda

    Admissions Director

    My name is Amanda Barnes and I am the Admissions Director. I have been with Primrose since July 2009 holding various teaching/training positions. In 2018 I joined the leadership team coordinating daily school schedules, managing curriculum and administrative tasks. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working with children since 2007. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two sons (both Primrose Graduates), 4 dogs, 3 cats, and our ewly added chickens.

  • Ms. McCoy, Infant Teacher

    Ms. McCoy

    Infant Teacher

    My name is Ms. McCoy and I have been with Primrose since September 2014. I am happily married and my husband and I have one daughter together. I have my North Carolina Credentials, my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and my Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in ESL. I have been working with children on and off since 1986. My focus in the classroom is to ensure each child reaches their developmental milestones.

  • Ms. M, Infant Teacher

    Ms. M

    Infant Teacher

    Welcome to the Pathways Classroom. My name is Ms. M and I will be your child’s teacher. I re-joined Primrose in October 2021 and spent 1 year previously at another location. I have my Associates in Early Childhood Education and have been working with children for over 7 years. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and spending time with my children. My goal for this year is making a difference in children’s lives.

  • Ms. Williams, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Williams

    Young Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms. Williams and I have been with Primrose since September 2019. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working with young children since 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, spending time with my son, and doing hair. My goal for this year is to watch the babies learn and grow.

  • Ms. Lopez, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Lopez

    Young Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms.Lopez and I have been with Primrose since August 2003. I have been working with children since 2002 and have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love children for the unconditional love they receive and give. I have 5 children who inspire me to do my best in everything I do. I am originally from Colombia and remain fluent in Spanish, which I enjoy teaching the children. You will find in my classroom I love to explore art, sensory based activities, as well as music and dance.

  • Ms. Mercer, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Mercer

    Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms. Mercer and I have been with Primrose since January of 2007. I have my North Carolina Child Care Credentials and have been working with children since 2005. I have been happily married for over 20 years and am a proud mother of three girls and a wonderful grand-daughter. I love children and enjoy watching them grow. Your toddler will enjoy an environment rich with animated stories and adventurous experiences.

  • Ms. Kelly, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kelly

    Toddler Teacher

    My name is Ms. Kelly and I have been with Primrose since September 2019. I have my credentials in Early Childhood Education and EMS training. In my spare time I enjoy baking and spending time with my husband and two boys. My goal for this year is to get to know all of my friends and watching them grow. 

  • Ms. Pandya, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Pandya

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Ms. Pandya and I have been with Primrose since October 2007. I have been working with children since 1992 and have my North Carolina Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I am a very social, friendly person and I love children. Getting to play with them and seeing the smiles on their faces makes my day! In my classroom I work hard to foster independence and self help with the children and helping the parents transition into this new developmental stage.

  • Ms. Green, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Green

    Early Preschool Teacher

    My name is Ms. Green and I have been with Primrose since June 2014. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wake Tech Community College and several years experience working in the customer service industry. My goal is to help the children navigate through their emotions, enhance their language, and focus on cooperative play.

  • Ms. Schaper, Early Preschool 2 Classroom

    Ms. Schaper

    Early Preschool 2 Classroom

    Welcome to the Early Preschool 2 Classroom. My name is Ms. Schaper and I will be your child’s teacher.  I have been with Primrose since March 2022.  I have my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. In my spare time I enjoy hiking and hanging out with friends. My goal for this year is getting to know each child and their family and helping them reach their personal goals.

  • Ms. Escobar, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Escobar

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    My name is Cynthia Escobar. I have been with Primrose since September 2019. I am completing my NorthCarolina Early Childhood Credentials and an Associates Degree in nursing. In my spare time I enjoy reading and going to Church. This year I am excited to teach, love and inspire the little ones.

  • Ms. Barnes, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Barnes

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Welcome to the Preschool 1 Classroom. My name is Ms. Barnes and I will be your child’s teacher.I have been with Primrose since September 2021. I am originally from Grand Rapids, MI and have been working with children for several years. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and dogs. My goal for this year is to get to know the children and be a part of their growth.

  • Ms. Longnecker, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Longnecker

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Welcome to the Preschool 2 Classroom. My name is Ms. Longnecker and I will be your child’s teacher. I have been with Primrose since February of 2022.I have my Associates in Early Childhood Education and have been working with children for over three years. In my spare time I enjoy baking and spending time with my daughter. My goal for this year is to create special bonds with my students.

  • Ms. Strack, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Strack

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Welcome to the Pre-Kindergarten 1 Classroom. My name is Ms. Strack and I will be your child’s teacher. I have been with Primrose since May 2021. I have been with Primrose since May 2021. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In my spare time I enjoy reading and hanging out with friends and family. My goal for this year is to get to know the students while teaching and spending time with them.

  • Ms. Lewis, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Lewis

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Welcome to the Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 Classroom. My name is Ms. Lewis and I will be your child’s teacher. I have been with Primrose since February of 2022.I have my Credentials in Early Childhood Education and additional credits in Education. In my spare time I enjoy shopping and spending time with family. My goal for this year is to create a relationship with each of the kids and families.

  • Ms. Bobbitt, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Bobbitt

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    My name is Nicole Bobbitt and I have been with Primrose at the Park since August 2019. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood and have been working with young children for over 25 years. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and hanging out with family. I look forward to being a part of the Primrose team and the learning about the children and their families.

  • Ms. Hong, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Hong

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Welcome to the Private Pre-Kindergarten 2 Classroom. My name is Ms. Hong and I will be your child’s teacher. I have been with Primrose since February of 2022.I have my Masters in Multicultural Education and have been working with children for over 15 years. In my spare time I enjoy walking, crafting and traveling to the mountains and beach with husband. My goal for this year is to get to know all of the students and families.

  • Ms. Stano, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Stano

    Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Ms. Stano and I have been with Primrose since June of 2017. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Early Childhood Education. In my classroom you will find an envrionment rich in academics, creativity, critical thinking, and a large focus on making learning fun.

  • Ms. Tockstein, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Tockstein

    Kindergarten Teacher

    My name is Ms. Tockstein and I have been working with Primrose since August 2015. I have been working with children for the past 15 years and have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from UNC Charlotte. In my spare time I enjoy baking and reading. I am excited about teaching Kindergarten and helping the children develop a love for reading and learning!

  • Ms. Clinton, Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Clinton

    Teacher Assistant

    Welcome to the Toddler Classroom.My name is Ms. Clinton and I will be your child’s teacher.I have been with Primrose since April of 2017.I have my Credentials in Early Childhood Education. I am originally from Rocky Mount NC and have been working with young children for many years. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my daughter. My goal for this year is learning about your child and teach them fun and adventurous things.

  • Leslie Moore-Martinez, Franchise Owner

    Leslie Moore-Martinez

    Franchise Owner

    My name is Leslie Moore-Martinez and I am the on-site owner and operator of Primrose School of West Cary and Primrose School at The Park. I am proud to say I opened Primrose School at The Park in 2002 and assumed ownership of Primrose School of West Cary in 2018. I have enjoyed watching all of our students graduate from our program and grow up in this wonderful community.

    Both schools have earned an outstanding reputation in this community and have earned numerous awards to include the highest rated license by the State of NC (Five Stars), a national academic accreditation (AdvancED), Morrisville Small Business of the Year, Carolina Parent's Top 40 Employer in NC and more! In addition to these wonderful awards I am proud to say I served on the Primrose Schools Franchising Advisory Council representing Primrose owners in North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. In 2011, I also received national recognition by Primrose Franchising Company as the recipient of the President's Award as a top owner/operator in the United States.

    I look forward to you getting to know my amazing TEAM. I am proud to say our Administrative Director, Tammy, has been with Primrose for over 20 years. The Primrose School at The Park Director, Leah, has been with Primrose for over 20 years and Kelli, the Primrose School of West Cary Director, has been with Primrose for over 16 years. I am personally on site every day and am engaged in all facets of these schools. I pride myself on customer and employee satisfaction which has been the hallmark of my success.

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