Primrose School of Pearland

Our Staff

  • ​Ms. Amanda Kirk, Director of Operations

    ​Ms. Amanda Kirk

    Director of Operations

    Amanda Kirk is the Operations Director for our schools. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University and moved to Austin. She began her Early Childhood journey as a 3-4 year old teacher and worked her way up in that company to School Age Manager. In 2009, Ms. Kirk decided to move back to Houston. She began at the Primrose School of Pearland Parkway as the Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 teacher in October of that year. Since then, she has moved up as Administrative Assistant for that school and then as Area Curriculum Coordinator for the Primrose Schools under the franchise owners. During her time as an Area Curriculum Coordinator, she helped train teachers on how to implement the Primrose curriculum. Now as Operations Director, she travel the schools helping in all aspects of the building. Ms. Kirk loves the journey that she is still on with Early Childhood and hopes to be with Primrose for many more years to come.

  • Mrs. Rosalinda Sanderson, Director of Education

    Mrs. Rosalinda Sanderson

    Director of Education

    Mrs. Sanderson began working for Primrose in August of 2012. She is a certified Texas teacher and holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas. She taught in both the Private Pre-Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten classrooms prior to moving into the position of Curriculum Coordinator. Mrs. Sanderson is passionate about the Primrose Balanced Learning approach as it encourages children to explore and learn on their own while providing that nurturing guidance that young children need. Her educational background, experience, and her passion is what makes her an effective role model to our teachers.

    Now as the Director of Education, Mrs. Sanderson serves as the education coach for all new and current teachers. She leads by example and works closely with our teachers to ensure the highest of standards in our classrooms. In her free time, Mrs. Sanderson enjoys reading with her two sons and watching movies.

  • Ms. Vanessa Greggio

    Business Administrator

    Ms. Vanessa is our school’s Business Administrator. She holds her industrial engineering degree and has joined our Primrose team having ten years of experience at her previous company. Ms. Vanessa is in charge of the day-to-day aspects of Primrose that go on behind the scenes. Her responsibilities include billing and taking care of our financial accounts, maintenance, and the daily operations that ensures our school is running smoothly. With Ms. Vanessa’s experience, commitment, and dedication, our school stands strong and is maintained inside and out to the utmost quality. Not only does she do this for our school, but also five more schools under our franchise owners in the greater Houston area. She holds quite the critical role here at Primrose! We are so lucky to have her.

  • Ms. Jolita Connor, Director

    Ms. Jolita Connor

    Director

    Ms. Connor is our school's Director. She graduated from HCC with her associate's degree in Child Development and Administration, and she started with Primrose back in 2013 as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Connor has over 30 years of experience in the early childcare field! She really enjoys working with children and being a part of their development. To witness children's eagerness about learning something new on a daily basis is what motivates her. Ms. Connor loves her Primrose family and plans to be a part of our team for many years to come! We are so grateful to have Ms. Connor as our Director since she is a great role model and team player to her staff, is always willing to learn, prioritizes communication, and always does her best to ensure a happy and safe school environment.

  • Mrs. Ashlie Arnold, Leadership Team Member

    Mrs. Ashlie Arnold

    Leadership Team Member

    Mrs. Ashlie Arnold is one of our school’s leadership team members. Mrs. Ashlie’s childcare experience started in 2008 where she began as an Explorers Teacher and has been with Primrose Schools ever since working in the after-school program, Preschool and Pre-kindergarten classrooms at a Primrose located in Austin. Mrs. Ashlie moved to Houston in 2018 and this is when she began working with the Papadopulos Franchise as a member of the Leadership Team. Her enthusiasm, uplifting attitude, and bubbly personality are a few of the many reasons we see great value in having Mrs. Ashlie a part of our team. Lucky for us, she has truly enjoyed being a part of Primrose since she believes in our philosophy and is looking forward to many more years with the company. Mrs. Ashlie will soon have the opportunity to have her first little bundle of joy in the infant classroom of our Primrose School of Pearland!

  • Ms. Juliana Duartes, Leadership Team Member

    Ms. Juliana Duartes

    Leadership Team Member
  • ​Mrs. Lucy Garcia, Infant Teacher | With Primrose since 2009

    ​Mrs. Lucy Garcia

    Infant Teacher | With Primrose since 2009

    Mrs. Lucy has been working for Primrose Schools for 11 years! When she started at Primrose she realized how different Primrose was from other childcare centers because she discovered Primrose's unique teaching philosophy and balanced curriculum. She really enjoys seeing her students growing and developing their unique personalities. For Mrs. Lucy to see her little students' interaction based on what they are learning fills her heart. One of Mrs. Lucy's many strengths is her classroom organization and she is definitely a fun teacher to the little ones in her care!

  • Rosiland Nelson, Infant Teacher

    Rosiland Nelson

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Lorena Lopez, Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2015

    Ms. Lorena Lopez

    Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2015

    Ms. Lopez is one of our toddler teachers. She has been a part of our Primrose team since 2015! She enjoys teaching because of all the different activities she gets to do with her students, and she loves to see them smile when they are learning and exploring something new. Ms. Lopez really enjoys her time with her students on a daily basis. No day is ever the same! One of her favorite aspects about Primrose's teaching philosophy is that since an early age, good habits start to become instilled for our students' to use later in life.

  • Ms. Tae' Shaun Delce, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Tae' Shaun Delce

    Toddler Teacher
  • Mrs. Mahin Ahsan, Infant / Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Mahin Ahsan

    Infant / Toddler Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Mahin's journey at Primrose started about three years ago. She has loved seeing her little toddlers grow and helping to facilitate their active minds, healthy bodies, and happy hearts. Mrs. Mahin feels very grateful and blessed to be a part of our Primrose family as it has given her the opportunity to relive her kids' childhood. Mrs. Mahin truly enjoys seeing her students' faces when all of a sudden they understand a new skill. One of her strengths as an educator is her patience, empathy, and cheerful disposition throughout the day!

  • ​Mrs. Wanda Brooks, Early Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2009

    ​Mrs. Wanda Brooks

    Early Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2009

    Mrs. Brooks has been with Primrose since 2009! She loves her job and seeing all the little happy faces everyday. Mrs. Brooks truly enjoys seeing what her Early Preschool students learn through our daily lessons, routines, and their individual accomplishments. She has always felt passionate about working with young children and preparing them for the world. One of her strengths in the classroom is how she redirects her students leaving them with a smile on their face, and also her singing because she really brings the song to life! In her free time, Mrs. Brooks enjoys cooking, listening to music, arts & crafts, and spending time with her family.

  • Mrs. Justina Wilson, Early Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Justina Wilson

    Early Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Justina Wilson is our Early Preschool teacher, and she has 12 years of childcare experience and at least 3 years working at Primrose! She believes that what separates Primrose from other early childcare centers is our Balanced Learning curriculum and the passion that our teachers have for teaching. Mrs. Wilson's daily motivation are her students when they walk into her class and greet her with a smile. She also really enjoys seeing her students actually learning the things they are being taught for the daily Wonder Times. A fun fact about Mrs. Wilson is that she was initially very shy to do Music Class, but since working at Primrose, music has now been the best part of the day with her students!



  • Ms. Adelayda Turcios-Cruz, Preschool Pathways Teacher | With Primrose since 2019

    Ms. Adelayda Turcios-Cruz

    Preschool Pathways Teacher | With Primrose since 2019
  • Mrs. Karrisha Welch, Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2017

    Mrs. Karrisha Welch

    Preschool Teacher | With Primrose since 2017

    Mrs. Welch is our Preschool teacher and she has about 8 years of childcare experience! She believes one of the main aspects that separates Primrose Schools from other schools is our Balanced Learning curriculum and daily routines and schedule. Mrs. Welch is motivated to come to work by many things but the main reason is her wonderful students and the fun they have implementing and learning from the curriculum activities! A fun fact about Mrs. Welch is that she loves to travel: all forms of travel including car, train, boat, and plane.

  • ​Mrs. Monica Perez, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2008

    ​Mrs. Monica Perez

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2008

    Mrs. Perez has taught Pre-Kindergarteners for about 13 years now! She enjoys this age group and seeing her student's faces light up when they learn something new and this is her favorite part of being a teacher. She believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is that we are not just a daycare, we really keep our children busy and learning with our Balanced Learning curriculum. She works to make teaching fun and if we are singing a song or playing a game, her kids are having fun doing it but are also really learning that day's lesson plan. Mrs. Perez has four children of her own and really enjoys watching her kids play sports!

  • Ms. Kaydiann McLean, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2016

    Ms. Kaydiann McLean

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2016

    Ms. McLean has been an educator for over 10 years and has been with the Primrose family for about 4 years now! She has a tremendous love for kids and truly enjoys teaching them new things every day. Ms. McLean loves witnessing and being a part of her students' daily "lightbulb moments!" One of her strengths in the classroom is her patience and interest in everything her kids have to say. A fun fact about Ms. McLean loves traveling to new places and having the opportunity to experience new cultures!

  • Mrs. Maryam Alobaidi, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2018

    Mrs. Maryam Alobaidi

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher | With Primrose since 2018
  • Elicia Westbrook-Thomas, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Elicia Westbrook-Thomas

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Franchise Owners

We are Sotirios and Estela Papadopulos: proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Pearland.

We first discovered Primrose Schools while searching for childcare for our daughter, Estefania. We were...

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