Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters

Our Staff

  • Emily Connell, Executive Director

    Emily Connell

    Executive Director

    Mrs. Emily Connell is the Executive Director at Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters. Mrs. Connell has experience leading large private early childhood centers, including Primrose School of Wellington in Flower Mound for over 4 years before leading this wonderful location.

    Mrs. Connell received her degree from the University of Louisville and relocated to Texas to be closer to family and to continue having a positive impact on the lives of children. 

    Mrs. Connell has 2 children, one in elementary school and one who joins her at Primrose of Headquarters each day. Mrs. Connell lives in The Colony and is so honored to help lead this school to ensure the health, safety and education of your children!





  • Izumi West, Curriculum Director

    Izumi West

    Curriculum Director

    Mrs. West joined Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters as the Curriculum Director in September of 2021. She earned both her M.Ed. in Counselor Education specializing in Play Therapy and a BA in Psychology, minoring in Child Development from the University of North Texas. Mrs. West began her career as an Assistant Teacher and worked her way up to Lead and Master Teacher positions at different childcare centers within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and in California over the past 15 years. Mrs. West's most recent position was as Director at a childcare center in Brentwood, California. What she loves most about working with children is observing the miraculous "lightbulb moments" when a child discovers something new or accomplishes a task never attempted before. Mrs. West's vision as Curriculum Director is for students at this school to experience lots of lightbulb moments through daily activities and a fun learning environment. 

  • Kerbi Smith, Admissions Director

    Kerbi Smith

    Admissions Director

    Ms. Smith joined Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters in November of 2021. She is originally from Washington D.C. but moved to Texas from North Carolina about 20 years ago and she's still not adjusted to the heat! Ms. Smith is engaged and is a new mom to her daughter, Rumi who joins her at Primrose each day. Her family loves watching sports, especially football - go Sooners! She loves reading and being outdoors. She's so happy to be part of the Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters family.

  • Erin McClinton, Office Administrator

    Erin McClinton

    Office Administrator

    Ms. Erin McClinton has been an Office Administrator at Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since December 2022. She was born and raised in Arlington, TX and now resides in Aubrey, TX with her high school sweetheart of six years, golden retriever (Bella), and husky (Haven). She is recently engaged and is getting married in June 2024. Ms. McClinton has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from SFA as well as a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech. She also holds a Texas elementary teaching license. Before joining the Primrose family, Ms. McClinton taught second grade in East Texas as well as Frisco. She decided to leave the classroom in 2022 and is extremely thankful to be impacting students in a different way!

  • Leslie Graves, Regional Director Of Operations

    Leslie Graves

    Regional Director Of Operations

    Leslie Graves is the Regional Director of Operations for Primrose School of Headquarters, for the Konrad Schools.

    Mrs. Graves earned her Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Development from Texas State University. She is a Plano alumnus and grew up in the area! Upon graduation from college, she worked with children in adoption agencies and as a Vice-Principal/Teacher for at-risk children in a charter school. She has been working with children since 1992 and has been in the private preschool industry since 2000.

    Mrs. Graves became an Executive Director of a Private Child Care in 2000 in Austin for 6 years before relocating back to her hometown. She started her Primrose career in 2006 as the Executive Director of a local Primrose School and later moved on regional director.

    Mrs. Graves and her husband have 2 daughters attending college who both attended Primrose when she was a director!

    Mrs. Graves is so happy to be able to ensure that children in the Konrad Primrose Schools receive the best educational environment to foster their love of learning while giving parents the peace of mind they deserve to go to work every day knowing their children are in wonderful hands!

  • Dameisha Fields, Chef

    Dameisha Fields

  • Nasrin Madadi, Infant Teacher

    Nasrin Madadi

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Madadi has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since February 2022. She is originally from Iran. She and her husband moved to Dallas in 1986. Mrs. Madadi is fluent in Farsi and Turkish. She has been working in early childhood education for 10 years and has a passion for helping children. Her daughter lives in San Antonio and recently got married!

  • Victoria Rossetti, Infant Teacher

    Victoria Rossetti

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Rossetti has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since October 2018. She is originally from Ohio and relocated to DFW in 1990. She has 2 wonderful children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. Mrs. Rossetti has over 20 years of childcare experience and teaching brings her great satisfaction and joy. In her spare time, she loves gardening and crafts. She is also the school's resident bug catcher!


  • Carrie Duffey, Infant Teacher

    Carrie Duffey

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Duffey has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since August 2020. She has been working in early childhood education for 18 years, is very passionate about teaching, and loves working with infants every day! Mrs. Duffey was born and raised in Plano, Texas, and has 2 sons, Collin and Joshua.

  • Courtney Schmitt, Infant Teacher

    Courtney Schmitt

    Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Schmitt is from Vidor, Texas. She has worked in Preschool Pathways, Young Toddlers, and now Older Infants. She loves reading and hanging out with her daughters. Mrs. Schmitt is currently expecting her third daughter and could not be happier about the new addition. She's excited to her each infant achieve and learn new things.

  • Grace Fuller, Infant Teacher

    Grace Fuller

    Infant Teacher
  • Haylee Hayden, Infant Support Teacher

    Haylee Hayden

    Infant Support Teacher

    Mrs. Hayden has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since February 2022. She is a native Texan and a new mom who chose the Headquarters location for her 2 sons. She loved it so much that she changed fields to become a support teacher in our classrooms! In the time she has been with us, she has reached celebrity status according to the children in each classroom who call her name anytime they see her entering the building!

  • Jada Osborne, Infant Support Teacher

    Jada Osborne

    Infant Support Teacher

    Ms. Osborne has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since April 2022. She has 4 years of experience working with children and she is currently pursuing her nursing degree. She and her younger sister are both Primrose graduates! She loves children as much as she loves ice cream, so they are definitely in good hands. Ms. Osborne is looking forward to seeing how much the children learn and grow over the next school year.

  • Avionna Aaron, Toddler Teacher

    Avionna Aaron

    Toddler Teacher
  • Makayla Turner, Toddler Teacher

    Makayla Turner

    Toddler Teacher
  • Rosa Tunchez, Toddler Teacher

    Rosa Tunchez

    Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Rosa is from Acapulco, Mexico and has worked in childcare for 14 years. She received her degree from American University of Acapulco and loves working with our toddlers.

  • Samneang Hummel, Toddler Teacher

    Samneang Hummel

    Toddler Teacher
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  • Kricynthia Black, Early Preschool Teacher

    Kricynthia Black

    Early Preschool Teacher
  • Zah'Niaye Lewis, Early Preschool Teacher

    Zah'Niaye Lewis

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Lewis has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since October 2022. She is a native Texan who loves to shop and wear Crocs. She also loves to eat hot wings and seafood. Ms. Lewis has a new puppy that she recieved for Christmas and adores her so much. 

  • Casondra Moore, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Casondra Moore

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Janae Hammond, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Janae Hammond

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Krystiana Porter, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Krystiana Porter

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Swepna Kamalakannan, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Swepna Kamalakannan

    Preschool Pathways Teacher
  • Deepika Rajasekran, Preschool Teacher

    Deepika Rajasekran

    Preschool Teacher
  • Meghan Woolard, Preschool Teacher

    Meghan Woolard

    Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Woolard has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since July 2018. She is a native Texan and has 3 amazing sons. She also has several beloved pets. Mrs. Woolard loves being outside, painting, crafting, music, reading, watching movies, and being with her family. 

  • Narmeen Shalwani, Preschool Teacher

    Narmeen Shalwani

    Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Shalwani lives in Lewisville with her husband and 2 daughters. She has a Master's in Education and has been teaching for over 15 years. She loves to listen to music and spend time with her family. She's so happy to be part of the Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters family.

  • Nicole Schmitt, Preschool Teacher

    Nicole Schmitt

    Preschool Teacher
  • Parto Khorrami, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Parto Khorrami

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Khorrami has more than 13 years of teaching experience, and loves her job because she gets to see children in her classroom learning and growing. She has 2 daughters and 2 dogs. She loves spending her free time with family.

  • Sheetal Prakash, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Sheetal Prakash

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Sabrina Benitez, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Sabrina Benitez

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Benitez joined the Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters in October of 2018 after moving to Texas from Fayetteville, North Carolina to be closer to her family. She has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Ms. B loves music, art, and spending time with her family including her dog, Oscar. 

  • Venkata Thanneeru, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Venkata Thanneeru

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Taylor Wilson, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Taylor Wilson

    Private Kindergarten Teacher
  • Gifty Anto, Support Teacher

    Gifty Anto

    Support Teacher

    Mrs. Gifty is from Accra, Ghana. She has been with Primrose since 2002! She loves spending time with family and worshipping on Sundays. We love her outgoing personality and the joy she brings to our schoool!


  • Alexis Lompre, Support Teacher

    Alexis Lompre

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Lompre has been with Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters since February 2022 after moving to Texas from Ironwood, Michigan. Ms. Lompre loves eating Italian food, sleeping, watching TV, and spending time with her boyfriend.

  • Mike and Joyce Konrad, Franchise Owner

    Mike and Joyce Konrad

    Franchise Owners

    Please allow us an opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Mike and Joyce Konrad, the proud owners of eight Primrose School Franchises in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. We started with our first Primrose school in 1997 in the city of Bedford. Once we became immersed in the school, we realized that the parents of today truly valued the excellent, accredited, curriculum based child care that we were providing.

    We are certain the Primrose concept can provide what parents need for complete peace of mind when they are looking for child care. The parents in our schools know that their children are safe, loved and happy, all the while learning with a balanced, developmentally appropriate curriculum. We know this, because countless parents have told us over the years how their children “surprise them” every day with what they learn at Primrose.

    In addition we have many Public School Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers comment that they recognize the Primrose Children in their schools. They say that they arrive above and beyond “school ready” in their respective classes.

    We are very proud of the Management and Teaching staff that we have at all of our schools. Because we have been able to achieve the Primrose “Exemplary” Status in our schools, we are able to attract some of the best directors and teaching staff in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The tenure of our management and teaching staff is exceptional because we are committed to the continuous training and development of our staff. Many of our teachers and mangers are promoted within our network of schools. As a result, we are fortunate to have a very professional, well-trained, Management and Teaching staff.

    It goes without saying that our primary focus is on the safety and nurturing of your child. The additional layer of curriculum and character development programs round out what we know will be a truly positive experience for both you and your child.

    We thank you for your time visiting Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters. We want you to know that the trust a parent places in us when they leave a child in one of our schools is not taken lightly. We are committed to executing our programs and delivering to our parents and students what we promise.

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