Primrose School of Plano at Deerfield

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Terri Johnson | Executive Director, Team Member Since 2013

    Mrs. Terri Johnson | Executive Director

    Team Member Since 2013

    My name is Terri Johnson, and I am the Executive Director for Primrose School of Plano at Deerfield. I have been in early childhood education for over 25 years, and have served in many capacities, most recently with our Primrose Corporate Office. My husband, Thomas, has a background in nursing and works with Wellpoint Amerigroup. Thomas and I have two children, Takoyia (a graduate of Prairie View A&M University) and Thomas “Rashad” (a grad student at Tulane University). We have been married for 25 years.


    I look forward to getting to know you and your child, and am always available if you have any questions. My goal is for my school to exceed your expectations and for us to be a home-away-from-home for your little one. My leadership team, staff and I will always strive to continue providing the best practices, and will always do our very best to communicate clearly and earn your trust.

    "We know all too well how hard it is to leave your children in the care of people you don’t know or trust; but we can assure you, we will make it our priority to partner with you, so we can support your child(ren’s) development and put your mind at ease. We are honored and looking forward to meeting you to build an extended family."

  • Mrs. Brittney Swanson | Hybrid Manager, Team Member Since 2021

    Mrs. Brittney Swanson | Hybrid Manager

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hello, I'm Ms.Brittney. I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. My hometown is Little elm, Texas. I have four years of previous child care experience. Watching children learn, grow and begin showing their personalities shines a bright light in my life. I am Married! My Husband and I enjoy fun activities such as rock climbing, archery, and spending time with our friends and family!

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is being a supportive figure for our teachers and students. As well as watching our little ones grow into their own unique person.

  • Mrs. Erika Clark | Hybrid Manager, Team Member Since 2021

    Mrs. Erika Clark | Hybrid Manager

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hello, my name is Ms. Erika and I would like to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. when I was 4 years old. I moved to Texas in December 2010 and currently reside in Carrollton with my husband and 2 kids. We are expecting another on the way!

    I have over 10+ years of experience working with children and teens of all ages. In the last 6 years, I have really found my passion in Early Childhood Education! My favorite age to teach is 4 and 5 year olds!

    I recently joined Primrose and I am excited to start out this new chapter in my career!

    What makes me passionate about my work at Primrose...

    My passion and goal is to meet the needs of every child when it comes to their well being. In addition; create a safe and loving environment where children are able to learn and thrive here at Primrose and set them up for the future to become successful in every aspect of their life!"

  • Mrs. Raji Madheswaran | Degreed Young Infant Teacher, Team Member Since 2021

    Mrs. Raji Madheswaran | Degreed Young Infant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hi, I am Rajeswari, friends call me Raji. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My home town is Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India. Currently I live in Plano Texas with my family. My husband and I have 2 kids to fulfill my life: a brave boy(13 yrs) and a lovely girl (4 yrs).

    In my spare time, I like to cook new and healthy foods, read stories, shop, and walk with my kids. This is my first year and I am very excited to be a part of the primrose family.

    What makes me passionate about working at Primrose is helping the children to grow well with love and care and encourage them to discover the world along with play.

  • Mrs. Madhuri Kadam | Degreed Young Infant Teacher, Team Member Since 2021

    Mrs. Madhuri Kadam | Degreed Young Infant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hello, My Name is Madhuri Kadam and I wanted to tell you about myself!

    I was born and raised in India with my loving parents and siblings. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. I worked as a travel consultant in a premium airline industry before moving to the USA in 2010. My biggest inspiration and motivation in teaching is my elder sister, whom I have seen teaching and coaching since I was young. My husband and I are blessed with 2 wonderful kids. They are my whole world. My hobbies are arts/crafts.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is knowing that I can make a positive impact on young minds and encourage them to discover the world through play.

  • Ms. Angelique Howard | Older Infant Teacher, Team Member Since 2013

    Ms. Angelique Howard | Older Infant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2013

    I’m Ms. Angie.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Chicago, Illinois. I have over twenty-one years of childcare experience, and have been with Primrose since 1997. My mother is my inspiration, and I would definitely say my father is my hero. In my spare time I love to hang out with friends and family, and I also enjoy music and dancing.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is watching my students grow.

  • Mrs. Isabel Perez Soto | Older Infant Teacher, Team Member Since 2020

    Mrs. Isabel Perez Soto | Older Infant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2020

    Hi, I am Ms. Isabel. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I live in Plano Texas with my husband and 2 children. I am from Venezuela, but I moved to New York and lived there for 6 years. I have been living here in Plano for 8 months. In Venezuela I studied advertising for 3 years and received my degree. I can speak a dual language, both English and Spanish. In my free time I love spending time with my children and my family, watch movies or go out to dinner.

    What makes me passionate about working at Primrose is that I can be a part of the growth and development of the children that I work with daily.

  • Mrs. Stephanie Woodard | Young Toddler Teacher, Team Member Since 2010

    Mrs. Stephanie Woodard | Young Toddler Teacher

    Team Member Since 2010

    I’m Ms. Stephanie.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Plano, Texas, and I have over twelve years of childcare experience. I have been with Primrose since 2003. My own children are my inspiration. They inspire me to be a better teacher everyday, so I can take it home to teach them. I would definitely say my hero is Wonder Woman, and in my spare time I enjoy going to the movies and spending time with my family.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose are the relationships I make with each of my students.

  • Mrs. Muthamma Kandasamy  | Young Toddler Teacher, Team Member Since 2021

    Mrs. Muthamma Kandasamy | Young Toddler Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hi, I am Muthamma and others call me Muthu. I want to tell you a little bit about myself.

    My hometown is Tirunelveli, India. I live in Plano with my husband and 2 children. I studied Commerce in Chennai, India. I speak English and Tamil languages. I love spending time with my family and during my spare time I like to cook different foods.

    What makes me passionate about working at Primrose is Children are Future of tomorrow's world and I want to be part of their steps and see them turning into wonders by helping them learn and grow.

  • Mrs. Cecelia Perera | Older Toddler Teacher, Team Member Since 2004

    Mrs. Cecelia Perera | Older Toddler Teacher

    Team Member Since 2004

    I’m Mrs. Cecelia.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Plano, Texas, but I am from Sri Lanka. I have over fifteen years of childcare experience and have been with Primrose since 1993. Mother Theresa is my inspiration, and I would definitely say my hero is my father. In my spare time I love to read.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is the Primrose curriculum, and my students and their parents with whom I interact with on a daily basis
  • Ms. Carry Clay | Older Toddler Teacher, Team Member Since 2020

    Ms. Carry Clay | Older Toddler Teacher

    Team Member Since 2020

    Hello! I am Ms. Carry, and I would like to tell you a little about myself. My hometown is Jeanerette, Louisiana. I have been enjoying Texas since moving here in 2019. I have experience working in the public-school setting for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure of witnessing many young and curious little minds develop and mature. I love God, my family, cooking, shopping, and reading.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose.

    I love working with children. I enjoy their playful energy. I love watching them explore and learn new things. Being a part of the learning experience process and being able to nurture and help them achieve their potential is what makes me most proud.

  • Ms. Shirley Washington | Early Preschool Teacher, Team Member Since 2017

    Ms. Shirley Washington | Early Preschool Teacher

    Team Member Since 2017

    Hello I'm Ms. Shirley and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. I have 9 years experience in childcare. I joined Primrose Deerfield in 2017.

    I would say my hero's are my parents. They provided me with love and care that every child needs in order to learn and grow. In my spare time I love to read, listen to classical music, watch movies, spend time with family and friends and working on search puzzles.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is being able to nurture and guide children in a positive way to help them become successful individuals.

  • Mrs. Ashley Washington | Preschool Teacher, Team Member Since 2015

    Mrs. Ashley Washington | Preschool Teacher

    Team Member Since 2015

    I’m Ms. Ashley. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Mckinney, Texas, I have over eight years of childcare experience and I have been with Primrose since 2015. What inspires me is my family – without them I’m nothing. I would definitely say my father is my hero. In my spare time I like to read, watch movies, and play video games.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is watching the children grow and develop. Just watching the students in my class use what they have learned from me puts a smile on my face!

  • Ms. Christie Washington | Degreed Preschool Teacher, Team Member Since 2015

    Ms. Christie Washington | Degreed Preschool Teacher

    Team Member Since 2015

    I’m Ms. Christie.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Mckinney, Texas, I have over twenty years of childcare experience, and have been with Primrose since 2015. Seeing children grow and learn inspires me, and I would definitely say my hero is my mother. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, watch movies and read. My sister Ms. Ashley Washington also works here at Primrose Deerfield.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is knowing that I have touched the children’s lives in a positive way, and helping them to succeed in everyday life.

  • Mrs. Kathy Gagnon | Degreed Pre-K Teacher, Team Member Since 2017

    Mrs. Kathy Gagnon | Degreed Pre-K Teacher

    Team Member Since 2017

    Hello, I'm Ms. Kathy. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Winnipeg, Manitoba-Canada. I currently reside in McKinney, Texas.

    I have over 10 years of teaching experience, and I have been with Primrose Deerfield since 2017. Children bring so much joy to my life. Watching my students grow inspires me to be a better teacher. My goal is to create a safe, warm learning environment where students will grow to their potential. I also hope to instill a lifelong love for learning in each child. I have 2 children of my own. My daughter is 11 and my son is 9 years old.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, shopping and reading.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is knowing that I have made a positive impact on a child's life.

  • Ms. Rita Hossain Afzal | Degreed Pre-K Teacher, Team Member Since 2021

    Ms. Rita Hossain Afzal | Degreed Pre-K Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

    Hello, I am Ms. Rita. I was born in Bangladesh and have been living in US since 1981 .

    I completed my Bachelor degree in History. I am CDA and Montessori certified.

    I have been teaching since 2001 . I find inspiration everyday through working with the children. I always believe in having fun while learning and being patient and understanding while I teach.

    I have one daughter and three grandchildren. They are the source of my joy!

    My hobbies include singing, traveling and spending quality time with my grand kids.

    What makes me passionate about working at Primrose is I get to create lasting memories to cherish forever.

  • Ms. Tyra Crawford | Degreed Substitute, Team Member Since 2020

    Ms. Tyra Crawford | Degreed Substitute

    Team Member Since 2020

    Hello! I am Ms.Tyra and here’s a little about myself:

    I was born in St. Louis Missouri but raised in Houston Texas. I moved to Frisco with my family in 2018 and plan on staying there until I graduate with my bachelors degree. I’m currently in school to become a pediatric surgeon. Watching students grow and achieve milestones and learn new things always puts a smile on my face. My goal is to create a safe learning environment for all children.

    In my free time I like to cook, travel, and binge watch Netflix shows.

    What makes me passionate about working here at Primrose is knowing that what I teach in class is making a positive impact in the children’s lives.

  • Ms.Catherine Johnson | Chef, Team Member Since 2021

    Ms.Catherine Johnson | Chef

    Team Member Since 2021

    I'm Ms. Johnson. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My hometown is Houston, Texas. I have over 20 years in the food management industry, and previous Primrose experience from 2015-2017. My inspiration is being able to infuse my passion for cooking and the well being of children in the same place. I would definitely say my father is my hero, as he has always worked with children for as long as I can remember from the time there was the "boys only", now boys and girls club, and then for over 20 years as head superintendent for city parks and recreation when he retired; I literally grew up watching him give service and pour out love to all children. My spare time is usually full of my work in ministry and helping those with spiritual guidance.

    What makes me passionate about my work here at Primrose is knowing that I aid in the nutritional value of the children which allows them to stay focused during their education process.

  • Mrs. Blanca Rebolloso

    Pre-K Teacher

    Hello, my name is Blanca. I have three daughters and two grandkids. I'm from Leon, Gto, Mexico, but have lived in Garland, TX for 27 years. I have a business degree, and I really enjoy working with kids. My favorite colors are blue, white, and grey. I enjoy spending my free time reading, exercising, and I love listening to music!

  • Kelly and Alan Arbabi, Franchise Owner

    Kelly and Alan Arbabi

    Franchise Owners

    Dear Primrose Parents,

    Our names are Alan and Kelly Arbabi and we, along with Dr. Noel Rigley, are the proud owners of Primrose School of Plano at Deerfield. We are honored to become part of your early childhood education and care experience and look forward to partnering with you in your child’s early learning journey.

    About Us:

    First and foremost, we are educators. Throughout our long and distinguished careers in education, we have worked to serve students, assist families, and support teachers. We understand that a child’s development starts with nurturing childcare and a quality early childhood education. This is the basis for a child’s educational journey. We are dedicated to making the education at Primrose of Plano at Deerfield an exceptional experience for your child.

    Alan Arbabi first became engaged in early child education when his oldest son was of preschool age. He acquired his first Primrose School in 2002 where he gained over a decade of experience leading the school. Because he has always believed in the benefits of a Primrose education, all four of Alan and Kelly’s children, Alec, Ali, Quinn and Erin, have attended Primrose Schools. Alan has worked in public education for the past 25 years and is completing his sixth and last year as principal of McKinney High School. In addition, he has experience as a middle school principal, an assistant principal, and a music teacher. Dedicated to his own educational growth, he is completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership. He continues to be a proud Eagle Scout and to have served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

    Kelly Arbabi's experience in teaching, leadership, and family relationships is the perfect fit for the Primrose Standard of Excellence. While raising their two youngest preschool-aged children, Kelly went back to school to earn her master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling and will be graduating in May. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kelly's passion for teaching and volleyball led her to McKinney Boyd High School as a business teacher and head volleyball coach. Having played collegiate volleyball, she used her skills and experience to develop Boyd’s program into a perennial powerhouse and led the school to multiple district championships and trips to the state tournament. After their youngest child was born, she spent a few years at home devoting her time and energy to her family and the care of their children.

    Dr. Noel Rigley is the recipient of the prestigious Primrose Schools Franchising Company’s Rising Star Award and National Platinum Donor Award for 2016, 2017, and 2018. As the owner of Primrose Schools of Frisco West, Klyde Warren Park, Park Cities, Preston Meadow, Prestonwood, Temple, and Waco at Woodway, he is dedicated to the importance of early childhood education and literacy and is in partnership with many local and national non-profit organizations.

    Please stop by the office to say hello! We look forward to personally meeting you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Alan Arbabi, M. Ed., Kelly Arbabi M. Ed., and Noel Rigley, PhD

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