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. 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 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. 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.
Ms. Juliana Duartes is one of our leadership team members and she has around 8 years of childcare experience, and 4 of those years have been with Primrose!
Ms. Juliana believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning curriculum and how "Primrose cares for and pays attention to all aspects of children's development." Another aspect that is important to note for Ms. Juliana is our Primrose friends which teaches our students the important values such as respect, friendship, and honesty. Her favorite part about working at Primrose is being in an environment where she is part of our children's growth. Having the opportunity to create a bond with our Primrose families in order to better fulfill each child's needs and development motivates her. Ms. Juliana would say her strength as an educator is understanding each child's unique learning needs. Our students would say their favorite thing about her is how she teaches them through play and creativity.
A fun fact about Ms. Juliana is that she was raised in Mexico city! She likes to eat sweets like sour candy, spicy candy, tres leches cake, and dark chocolate. She has a son named Albert and a Pug for a pet!
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!
Ms. Tae’ Shaun Delce is our Toddler teacher and she believes that our Balanced Learning curriculum sets us apart from other childcare centers. “It allows us to teach our students and help them to learn at a pace designed for them.” Ms. Tae finds motivation through her students! She loves to see them happy and excited to come to school. Ms. Tae aims to make each day memorable for her students.
A fun fact about Ms. Tae is that her favorite subject to teach is reading! In her free time, she loves listening to music, getting her nails done, and reading.
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 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!
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. 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. Te’Aundrea Mclean is our Preschool Pathways teacher. Ms. Mclean believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning curriculum and how we are a private preschool where students have the opportunity to truly learn. Her students are what motivates her and her favorite part about working at Primrose are our staff. She loves working with everyone that is part of our team!
A fun fact about Ms. Mclean is that she used to be a cheerleader and she wants to go to school to be a doctor!
Miss Lisa Dockstader is our Preschool teacher and she has over 20 years of childcare experience! “It is amazing to see our children grow and learn in this structured environment.” She believes that our Balanced Learning curriculum is well-rounded and sets each child up to blossom at Primrose. Teaching her students and playing with them is what motivates her on a daily basis. She also enjoys seeing her relationship with each child develop and grow. Miss Lisa’s strength in the classroom would be her extreme organization skills, and her students would say their favorite thing about her is all the fun they have while learning!
A fun fact about Miss Lisa is that she has worked with children as young as infants through 12 years old in her 20+ years in childcare and education! Children are Miss Lisa’s gift and passion.
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 busy with the demands that came with operating our own business and we wanted to ensure that our daughter was being well cared for and it was also important to us that she receive quality education. When we learned about Primrose Schools and what was offered, we immediately knew we had found something special and so both of our children, Estefania and Alexandre, ended up being Primrose graduates. Our experience with Primrose inspired us to offer leading education and care to families in the greater Houston area. Fast-forward 20 years later, Estefania obtained her Masters’ degree in Business Administration with a minor in psychology at the University of St. Thomas while our son, Alex, is currently studying at Houston Baptist University with a concentration in business. Alex is also a racecar driver in IMSA [International Motor Sports Association] allowing him the opportunity to compete in races all across the country. His positive demeanor and “never-give-up” attitude have left nothing but good things to be said by all whom Alex has worked with in the car racing world.
Today, we are the proud owners of six Primrose School locations throughout greater Houston. Our excitement continues as we are dedicated to bringing the best possible early education and care to families that live and work in the communities we serve. We are committed to creating a warm and nurturing atmosphere in our schools that enable children to exercise their active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.
Our latest big news and with the utmost pride and joy, we are so happy to welcome our “once-little” Primrose daughter to continue our legacy and what we believe Primrose to be. Since Estefania officially joined the team, she has displayed grace, warmth, and a passion for creating a positive influence for any and all children who step into our schools. She is dedicated to supporting all six schools so surely you will see her around to welcome you with a smile!
Finally, thank you for your interest in our school. We are beyond delighted to have the opportunity to provide (what we believe to be) the best early education and care to the youngest citizens of Pearland. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our Primrose School of Pearland family!