Primrose School of Prestonwood

Our Staff

  • Bela Desai, Executive Director

    Bela Desai

    Executive Director

    Hi Prestonwood Families, 

    Hi, my name is Bela Desai, and I am thrilled to lead such amazing schools as the Executive Director for Primrose School of Prestonwood and Primrose School of Klyde Warren Park. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such a strong and nurturing team! I am committed to continue to represent Primrose in Dr. Rigley’s distinguished brand.

    I am originally from Kansas City. I moved to the Lone Star state for my college education in Nursing. While in college, my journey in teaching began with Primrose Schools in 2009. Primrose helped me realize my true passion, Early Childhood Education! I was motivated to pursue my degree in the field of education. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies in Child Development and my Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership. I am certified in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I have also received my Texas Training Registry to conduct faculty trainings in the state of Texas.

    In 2018 I made a career change. I joined a childcare corporate company for a year and half. I served as a Consultant and Mentor for over 50 Franchisee’s and Directors guiding best practices to provide high-quality early childhood education. It was during this time I came to the realization that my heart was with Primrose.

    I joined the Rigley Primrose team as the Director of Education in 2020 with over 12 years of Primrose experience in order to learn Dr. Rigley’s Primrose philosophies and policies.

    I am proud to share Dr. Rigley’s passion to provide the best in Early Education within a nurturing and positive learning environment and committed to guiding the best practices of Primrose in order to provide high-quality early childhood education for all those I guide and inspire.

    I cannot wait to get to know each one of you!

    Love,

    Bela Desai

    Executive Director

    Primrose School of Prestonwood

    Primrose School of Klyde Warren Park

  • Twana Holloway, Director of Education

    Twana Holloway

    Director of Education

    Hello my name is Twana Holloway. I was born right here in Dallas, Texas and I received my education in Child Growth and Development, Children with Special Needs, Child Development Associates, and my Directors Certification.

    I am an awesome wife and mother of 5 daughters. One single and 2 sets of twins. I have 2 grandchildren. I was blessed to have a career in childcare, because it allowed me to be able to have more time with my children.

    I have nearly 26 years of experience working with children as a teacher, a director and as an owner. I absolutely love working with children, because I get to watch them grow and see their personalities blossom. We get to mold their future for ourselves and that is an opportunity that I take to heart. We help prepare them so that they can better lead us.

    I love going to the movies and baking. The weekends are when I can spend time with my family and cook for them. I love baking with them and just talking about anything. I also love finding new places to go with my husband. Now that the children are all grown up, we can go see the world.

    I am so excited to be a part of the Rigley’s Primrose Schools. I am devoted to the well being and care of the children and its my passion to create a nurturing environment for children and a supportive, positive workplace for the adults in the industry. I look forward to getting to know the children and families of Primrose of Prestonwood.

  • Shelby Taylor, Assistant Director of Operations

    Shelby Taylor

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Hi! My name is Shelby Taylor and I am thrilled to be the Assistant Director here at Primrose! I was born in Corsicana, Texas and moved to Dallas in 2000. I attended Collin College for my Childcare Management Associates degree!

    I have nearly 12 years of experience working with children as a teacher and assistant director. I have been with Dr. Rigley for over 8 year. I absolutely love working with children, and watching them grow melts my hearts! It's my passion knowing their future is in our hands and the opportunity we get to mold their little minds and big hearts!

    In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, or curl up on the couch with a good book or movie with my sweet cats, Bagera and Lulu!

    I am so excited to be part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family as it gives me the opportunity to do what I love: teach young minds! Each and every day I learn something new from every child I encounter!

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!



  • Lindsay Fowler, Assistant Director

    Lindsay Fowler

    Assistant Director

    Howdy!! My name is Lindsay Fowler and I am so excited to be joining the Primrose of Prestonwood. I am originally from Portland, Texas but moved to the Dallas area 12 years ago. I come from a large family that includes 5 sisters, 1 brother and 13 nieces and nephews. Being an aunt is one of the most rewarding and special titles I have ever had the honor of being blessed with!

    I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years. I have had the privilege to shape young minds of all ages, from infants to high school age students. I have been with Dr. Rigley for over 8 years, most recently at Primrose School at Preston Meadow.

    I am so excited to be part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family as it gives me the opportunity to do what I love: teach young minds! Each and every day I learn something new from every child I encounter!

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Grace Stolberg, Administrative Support

    Grace Stolberg

    Administrative Support

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

    I was born in Kansas City and graduated high school in 2018.  I have more than 6 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since August 2020.  I love anything outdoors and adventure.  I’m very outgoing and love connecting with others.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Queso, Twizzlers

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything outdoors or hanging out with my fiance, Jackson

    Favorite Color: Blue or orange

    Favorite Childhood Show: Spongebob Squarepants

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy because I love roosters!

  • Ms. Nicole, Chef

    Ms. Nicole

    Chef

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

    I was born in California, summer of 1980.  I have four brothers and one sister.  All of my brothers have 5 children each!  I graduated the summer of 1999.  My mother passed away from cancer that same year and I moved to Dallas!  I attended Richland College.  I love to cook because that was the one thing me & my mom would do together.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since February 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Soul Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging with my family

    Favorite color: Purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: Martin

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy

  • Ms. Gabby, Support Teacher

    Ms. Gabby

    Support Teacher

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

    I am from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Hampton Prep High School.  I have more than 5 years of early childhood education experience and have previously worked in church nurseries.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since August 2021.  I am a full-time poet and owner of a young organization, Dallas Youth Poets, where teenagers get to explore poetry and compete in competitions around the country. I have a Boxweiler named Ronnie (because the litter was named after New Edition).  She wishes she could live off fruits & veggies.  I mentored youth who like to call me “Momma” and ask me for things!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: French Fries & Ice Cream

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my kids

    Favorite Color: Red

    Favorite Childhood Show:

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because I talk a lot & I like to read animated stories.

  • Ms. Josie, Support Teacher

    Ms. Josie

    Support Teacher

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

    I grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Wylie East High School.  I also have my esthetics license. I enjoy getting to know my students and watching them grow and develop. I have over 7 years of early childcare education experience.  I joined the Primrose School of Prestonwood family in 2016, leaving briefly to have my daughter.  I recently joined the Primrose School of Prestonwood family again in February 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food:

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite Color: Sea Green

    Favorite Childhood Show: Rugrats

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

  • Ms. Jasmine, Support Staff

    Ms. Jasmine

    Support Staff

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

    I am a mother of 5 precious children & I love to teach!  Connecting with people and encouraging others to be their best selves is my thing!  I also love to dance & teach fitness.  I love working with children because children are a reminder of who we are when we are our most authentic selves.  My only hope is to help encourage them to bask in their childhood joys & talents long into adulthood.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since February 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Tacos but I also love me some Thai Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the lake

    Favorite color: Rose Gold

    Favorite Childhood Show: Arthur was definitely a fave!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster because he is a leader who loves to set an example and help his friends to be their best!

  • Ms. Libby

    Support Teacher

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

    I have lived in Texas my whole life and grew up in Lucas, Texas where I attended Lovejoy ISD.  I am currently a student at the University of Oklahoma, where I am a member of Tri Delta and studying Health Exercise Science, pre-track Pediatric OT.  I played volleyball my whole life and have won 2 state titles.  I have 6 years of early childhood experience, beginning with babysitting at 13 and continuing with helping in my church’s nursery.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since May 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mac & Cheese

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging with friends

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Spongebob

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear because I like science!

  • Mrs. Alexis

    Support Teacher

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

    I am from Sweetwater, TX, born and raised.  I graduated from Sweetwater High School in 2013. For the next 8 years, I worked in management in fast food.  After getting married in October 2020, my life and goals changed.  I have 2 years of early childhood education experience and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since June 2022.  In my free time, I am reading or studying business.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Anything chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Taking my kids to do activities

    Favorite color: Purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: Powerpuff Girls

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

  • Ms. Arisleidy

    Support Teacher

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

    I was born in Cuba and raised in Miami.  I came to Texas when I was 15 years old.  I am currently in college.  My love for children began when I started babysitting.  I have almost 2 years of early childhood education experience and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since June 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Chocolate

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family & friends

    Favorite Color: Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Tom & Jerry

    Primrose character I most relate to: Still learning!

  • Mrs. Naomi, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Naomi

    Infant Teacher

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

    I am from Jackson, MS and I have been married 29 years and have two sons.  I have my CDA in Early Childcare.  I have more than 30 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since December 2016.  I love shopping, eating out, family time and traveling.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, Eating out

    Favorite Color: Red, Black

    Favorite Childhood Show: Young & the Restless

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie the Cat

  • Ms. Tracy, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Tracy

    Infant Teacher

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

    I was born in Chicago, IL & and I have one sister who lives in CT.  I love James Bond movies and I love doing puzzles.  My hobbies include shopping, puzzles & bowling. I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since January 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Doing puzzles/relaxing

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Mr. Rodgers

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

  • Mrs. Nadia

    Infant Teacher

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

    I am married and have a beautiful daughter.  I love to read and swim.  I am new to early childhood education and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since June 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Favorite food: All!

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the swimming pool; traveling and visiting new places with my family

    Favorite Color: Red

    Favorite Childhood Show:

    Primrose character I most relate to: Still learning!

  • Ms. Camryn

    Infant Teacher

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

    I am from Denton, Texas and I’ve lived there pretty much my whole life.  I started babysitting at 13 years old and love working with kids!  I have almost 10 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since April 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Any type of pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to farmers markets, vendors, small business fairs

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Grey’s Anatomy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

  • Ms. Rosie, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Rosie

    Infant Teacher

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

    I was born and received my degree in Pakistan.  I moved to the United States in 1990.  I have more than 15 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since May 2019. I love working with children, sewing, watching Indian movies and listening to Indian music.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Chicken Tikka

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing

    Favorite Color: Red & Black

    Favorite Childhood Show: CHiPs

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

  • Ms. K'la

    Infant Teacher

    I’m  Ms. K’la and  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am originally from Seattle, Washington.  I have a beautiful daughter and I like to sing, play piano & guitar.  I also like to garden.  I have some experience in early childhood education and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since May 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Collard greens & fruit

    Favorite weekend activity: Play with my daughter and taking her to do fun things

    Favorite Color: Yellow

    Favorite Childhood Show: Spongebob & That’s So Raven

    Primrose character I most relate to: I am still learning!

  • Ms. Ana, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ana

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I am from Dallas, Texas and I graduated from the International Business Academy at Newman Smith High School.  I have more than three years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since January 2018.  I love baseball, played softball in high school and have a 2-year-old daughter!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping with my daughter and husband

    Favorite color: Green

    Favorite Childhood Show: Dragon Tales

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin because I love being creative!

  • Ms. Kristal

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I am from St. Louis, MO.  I went to school for Early Childhood Education where I earned my CDA.  I am currently in school for cosmetology; I plan on owning my own skin care line in cosmetics.  I have several years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since March 2022. I do craftwork such as cool keychains, lip gloss, etc.  I also have four children who are so wonderful!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the park

    Favorite color: Green & Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut

  • Ms. Sammantha

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I grew up in Nevada, Texas where I graduated from Community High School, taking classes that had me teaching at the elementary half the day and at a daycare the other half, sparking my interest in early childhood education.  In my early twenties, I moved to Clarksville, TN, where I was a youth minister and met my husband, who was the youth music teacher and praise & worship leader, at our church. We moved back to Texas 7 years ago to be closer to family.  We have a five year old daughter and spend most of our free time doing family activities! I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since March 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Pizza, Enchiladas

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family, doing crafts

    Favorite Color: Purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: Tales from the Crypt, Scooby-Doo

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because it’s important to keep promises.  It’s what you do that matters; not what you say or believe.

  • Mrs. Amanda, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Amanda

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I grew up in Dallas and graduated from Lake Highlands High School.  I have many years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since November 2021.  I have a huge heart and a passion for kids.  I have a wonderful husband and an adorable little boy.  We love to do things outside and we love music!  We are also huge Texas A&M Aggie fans and love football!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mexican food!!!  I also love Chick-fil-a & salads

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything outdoors, taking my son places, watching college football

    Favorite Color: Light blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Rugrats & the Big Comfy Couch

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

  • Mrs. Crystal, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Crystal

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I am from Dallas, Texas and I graduated from high school in 2001.  I attended Everett College and received my Associate’s Degree in Medical Assistance.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since May 2021.  I enjoy traveling, spending time with my son and family and shopping.  I also love to read. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Pizza, Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the park with my son

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Family Matters

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

  • Mrs. Brandy, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Brandy

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I am from Dallas, Texas. I have three children that are 19, 18 & 17 and I have one bonus child who is 5.  I love working with children.  I have several years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since September 2021. My hobbies include reading, cooking, writing and going to the lake.  I love spending time with my family, taking trips and getting know new people.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Anything Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite color: Green

    Favorite Childhood Show: Tom & Jerry

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

  • Ms. Corine, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Corine

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I am from Monroe, Louisiana.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing volleyball, spending time with my family laughing and enjoying life.  I am also an active member of my church. I have several years of experience in early childhood education and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since October 2021. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Soul Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my family

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Tom & Jerry

    Primrose character I most relate to: Megy the Pig

  • Ms. Hannah, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Hannah

    Toddler Teacher

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

    I was born in Dallas, Texas.  I have over 10 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since July 2021.  I love teaching!  I also love reading and cooking

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: A good sandwich!

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to get a delicious meal

    Favorite color: Depends on the day, but I love pastel colors (specifically pastel blues)

    Favorite Childhood Show: Kim Possible & Crocodile Hunter

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because I’m a bookworm!

  • Ms. Katara, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Katara

    Early Preschool Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

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

    I am from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Hampton Prep High School.  I have more than 2 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since August 2021.  I love playing volleyball and spending time with my friends and family!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Getting my nails done, playing volleyball, spending time with my family & shopping

    Favorite Color: Royal Blue & Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: The Proud Family and I Love Lucy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because we both love music!

  • Ms. Karen, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Karen

    Early Preschool Teacher

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

    I am from Fort Worth, Texas & have completed several years at the University of North Texas.  I have over 3 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since September 2021.  I enjoy reading, watching movies, playing online games and cooking.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Shrimp

    Favorite weekend activity: Walking around shops or finding a new place to eat

    Favorite color: Purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: Curious George

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because he loves to read!

  • Ms. Alycia, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Alycia

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I am from Lithonia, Georgia.  I have over five years of early childhood education experience.  I have my Associates degree from Georgia Perimeter College.  My hobbies include painting and indoor rock climbing.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since March 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Thai food & hot wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, watching movies, indoor rock climbing

    Favorite Color: Purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: That’s So Raven

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

  • Ms. Emma, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Emma

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I am currently living in Dallas but as I grew up, I moved constantly and went to many different schools, making me learn different cultures.  I started  attending  school at 3 and always wanted to be a teacher.  However, I went to school to earn my Criminal Justice degree and later a degree in Psychology.  I have several years of early childhood education experience and have recently been taking care of my nieces and nephews.  I love drawing & painting.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since February 2022.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Go on road trips, spend time with my family

    Favorite color: Blue, Black, Green & White

    Favorite Childhood Show: Arthur & Friends

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

     

  • Ms. Bowman, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Bowman

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I grew up in Houston, Texas and I have a degree in Criminal Justice.  I have 10 years of early childhood experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since July 2012.  I like painting, skateboarding, traveling, playing electric guitar and photography.  Fun Fact:  I’ve sold my art all over the U.S.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Thai Noodles, French Fries, Salad & Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Traveling and hanging out with friends

    Favorite Color: Blue, Yellow, Black

    Favorite Childhood Show: Hey Arnold!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og – we both love books!

  • Ms. Terrill, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Terrill

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

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

    I am from Kailua, Hawaii.  I am currently completing my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I have over 4 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since October 2020.  I love everything outdoors!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the lake or hiking

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Bear and the Big Blue House

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony because honesty is the best policy!

  • Ms. Leticia, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Leticia

    Preschool Teacher

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

    I grew up in Portland, OR and moved to Texas 17 years ago, got married & had 3 children.  I am attending college with a focus on child development.  I have over 5 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since April 2018.  I love going to the beach with my family, working out and going to the movies.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mediterranean Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the movies

    Favorite Color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Full House

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

  • Ms. Naima, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Naima

    Preschool Teacher

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

    I am a happy, positive person and I absolutely adore children. I enjoy working as part of a team.  I have several years of early childhood education experience, and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since October 2021. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Italian Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies

    Favorite color: Pink

    Favorite Childhood Show: Wafae

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

  • Mrs. Safa, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Safa

    Preschool Teacher

    I’m Ms. Safa l and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am from Lebanon.  I am a lifelong learner and love educating myself in the area of childcare.  I have over 15 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since April 2013.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mediterranean Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Sewing, knitting and relaxing

    Favorite color: Green

    Favorite Childhood Show:

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck because we both love music!

  • Mrs. Wilburn, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Wilburn

    Preschool Teacher

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

    I was born in Van Wert, Ohio and moved to Houston when I was 10 years old.  I graduated from High School in Ore City, Texas in 1983 and got married in 1986.  I have 2 daughters, 1 son, 3 grandsons and 3 dogs. I am a lifelong learner and love educating myself in the area of childcare. I have more than 12 years of early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since September 2009.  I love camping, hiking – anything outdoors!  I love golf, reading and “The Dallas Cowboys”!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Breakfast

    Favorite weekend activity: Anything outdoors, going on walks with my dogs

    Favorite Color: Pink, purple

    Favorite Childhood Show: Scooby Doo and H.R. Puff-n-Stuff

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony because horses are my favorite animal!

  • Ms. Marissa, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marissa

    Preschool Teacher

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

    I am from Latexo, Texas and graduated from Latexo High School in 2018.  I graduated from Angelina College with my Associates Degree in Child and Family Development and have several years of early childhood education experience.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since August 2021.  I love children and I love teaching!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Chicken Tenders and fries

    Favorite weekend activity: Gettting coffee and cleaning

    Favorite Color: Red

    Favorite Childhood Show: Everybody Hates Chris

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny

  • Ms. Emily, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Emily

    Preschool Teacher

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

     

    I am from Dunwoody, GA and attended Georgia Southern University where I got my degree in Early Childhood Education.  I've taught at Woodward Elementary School for the past 5 years; 3 years as a Kindergarten teacher and 2 years as a 3rd grade teacher.  I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since December 2021.  I love to workout and go eat with friends.  I have 5 brothers!

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Go out & get coffee with friends

    Favorite Color: Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Arthur

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

  • Ms. Sidney, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sidney

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I am from Longview, Texas.  I attended high school in Saginaw, Texas where I was a varsity athletic trainer, cheerleader and on student council.  I have over 5 years of early childcare education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since August 2021.  I love to paint, sing and DIY crafts!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: It’s hard to pick…maybe nachos or pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Karaoke

    Favorite color: Baby Blue

    Favorite Childhood Show: Teletubbies

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

  • Ms. Hasina

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I am from Afghanistan, raised in Turkmenistan and moved to the States when I was 15.  I speak 6 languages.  I have my Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology.  I want to pursue my Masters & PhD in Clinical Psychology.  I love watching crime shows and documentaries.  I also read a lot and keep a diary.  I have some experience in early childhood education experience and have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since June 2022. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mediterranean Cuisine, Indian, Italian & Afghan

    Favorite weekend activity: Improving & learning new skills; exercise; cooking & spending time in nature

    Favorite color: Black, Red, Blue & White

    Favorite Childhood Show: Goosebumps, Power Rangers, Charmed

  • Ms. Jennifer, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer

    Kindergarten Teacher

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

    I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  I have my Associates Degree in Video Production and I am currently working on my Bachelor’s in Psychology.  I have over 21 years of early childhood education experience and I have been part of the Primrose School of Prestonwood family since March 2017.  I enjoy going to concerts and sporting events.  My favorite teams include the Dallas Cowboys/New England Patriots, the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Favorite food: Mexican food & Hamburgers

    Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing

    Favorite color: Green

    Favorite Childhood Show: Saved by the Bell

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

  • Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD, Franchise Owner

    Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and Dr. Noel Rigley, PhD

    Franchise Owners

    Hi! My name is Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD, and I along with my (late wife) Dr. Pratiksha Rigley and my daughters Maya Ann and Meira Ariane, come from three generations of early childhood educators. We are passionate about early childhood education and we are committed to serving the educational needs of every community we touch. As a family of educators, we are the proud owners of Primrose Schools of Frisco West, Klyde Warren Park, Park Cities, Preston Meadow, Prestonwood, Plano at Deefield, Temple, and Waco at Woodway. I am eager for you to learn more about our Balanced Learning Approach when you visit our school. Prior to our Primrose journey, becoming a parent was the start of understanding the importance of sharing milestones and precious moments with a select few. Knowing that having good quality childcare would be a home away from home, meant care that would help my children become individuals who could positively influence their immediate environment and future generations. We have always felt our values should be above standard, and during our childcare search, we were underwhelmed with our findings. My wife and I were excited to discover a Primrose for our girls where our standards were not only met but surpassed!

    Our Primrose journey began when our oldest daughter Maya was born, but it wasn’t until the birth of our second daughter, Meira, that I decided to couple my experience with my passion for early childhood education to open our first Primrose School in 2003! Since then, we have had the honor and privilege of becoming the proud owners of 7 schools. As an owner, I feel it is important that I am involved in every aspect of our schools, from the curriculum implementation to the menu. In providing a home away from home for our families, our highest priority is the health, safety and growth of our staff and students, as well as providing superior customer service to our families.

    Our schools are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and are actively involved in supporting several local foundations and charities. As a family, we enjoy “traveling with a purpose.” Most recently, our travels took us through Myanmar and Zimbabwe, where we visited various schools. We particularly enjoy visiting schools across the world to deepen our understanding of education across cultures and to offer help to schools in need.

    As a long-term resident of Dallas, Texas, our family loves to spend time reading books across all genres, cooking family recipes, going on walks with our dog Roxy, and traveling. Maya, my older daughter, graduated from the University of Texas, where she double majored in government and history with minors in Business and English. She is a Fulbright scholar and is planning to attend law school next year. My youngest daughter, Meira, is also at the University of Texas as a sophomore, majoring in business.

    We hope you soon become a part of our family and that we can share in the joy of seeing your little one grow into a bright influencer of their generation!

    I look forward to personally meeting you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Noel J. Rigley PhD

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