Primrose School of Randolph

Our Staff

  • Mrs. De Perna, Assistant Center Director

    Mrs. De Perna

    Assistant Center Director

    Mrs. DePerna has been with Primrose School of Randolph since our first year. She started in our Early Prechool room and has since taught in several classrooms throughout our school. Mrs. DePerna is a Randolph resident for over 3 decades and has raised her 2 children here. She is very family oriented and loves spending time with her husband and children traveling, playing board games and watching movies.

    Mrs. DePerna loves our school is completely committed to helping it to be a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere where children can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Watching the children in the school grow and develop gives her such a wonderful feeling of pride and accomplishment. She takes so much joy watching them meet their milestones and witnessing their academic achievements.

    We are very lucky to have Mrs. DePerna on our leadership team.

  • Ms. Stratford, Education Coach

    Ms. Stratford

    Education Coach

    Hi! My name is Ms. Stratford. I was born in Southern California and moved to New Jersey when I was eight years old. I have a certificate in early childhood education and am currently working towards a Bachelors in Child Development. I started with Primrose School of Randolph when they first opened their doors as a Lead Teacher and am thankful to have grown in my role to Education Coach at the school. I grew up in a house with a single mother who I am extremely close to due to all the love and guidance she has given me throughout my life. I like to share that guidance and love with the staff and children in my care.

    I have been educating young minds for 10 years now. I have worked with children ranging from 2 years to 10 years old. The mind of a child has always amazed me and I take great pride in providing my students with the most enriching educational experiences. My goal is to help my students with all their learning and to be good citizens. Aristotle said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We work on role modeling generosity, friendship, sharing, taking turns, etc in our classrooms. I am looking forward to being a part of your child’s formative years.

    I am an outdoor and sports enthusiast. During the winter when I am not at home or work you can find me at the local ski mountain. I enjoy snowboarding, skiing, and hiking. I also love playing softball, watching baseball, watching football and hockey.

  • Mrs. Bharwani, Infant - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Bharwani

    Infant - Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Bharwani. I was born and raised in India and moved to the U.S. about 30 years ago. I find caring for infants to be one of the most fulfilling jobs. Dr. John Trainer said, “Children are not a distraction from the most important work. They are the most important work.” This resonates with me every day as parents trust me with their most precious possession. I get very excited and emotional every time I see a baby cross a milestone.

    I have been with Primrose School of Randolph since they opened their doors and I love the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning approach. I truly believe that the best way to empower children and help them reach their full potential is by nurturing their curiosity. I can relate to this because my mother always instilled this in us. She was a big proponent of educating all her daughters even when that was not the social norm. The value she put on education has stuck with me throughout the years and is another big reason I chose to go into educating children and touching the lives of so many.

    Before working in the child care industry, I owned my own garment business in New York for almost 28 years. My two girls have been my greatest joys. Now they have their own careers and they always joke that I have replaced them with my babies at work. Being the oldest of 4 children I was a big part in the upbringing of my eight nieces and nephews. Outside of work, I love to travel with my family. I also love to cook and try new foods.

    My love for children has always been strong and has motivated me to work in a very fulfilling position as an Infant teacher. I am so excited to work in the infant room at Primrose. I can't wait to make new memories with all the babies, their families and our fabulous staff. I’ll see you in class as we learn and grow together.

  • Mrs. Colgate, Assistant Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Colgate

    Assistant Infant Teacher

    Hello, I am Mrs. Colgate. I have been with the Primrose School of Randolph since their second year. I am married for over 40 years and my children and grandchildren are the light of my life. Infants and Toddlers are my favorite age. They teach me something new everyday. I love cooking and spending time with my family.

  • Mrs. Stites, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Stites

    Infant Teacher

    hello, I am Mrs. Stites. I have been with Primrose since the first year they opened. I have my Bachelors Degree and have been teaching Early Childhood Education for over a decade. I have spent time and taught in all the classrooms at Primrose. I really enjoy Primrose’s take on educating children even at the youngest age. I look forward to meeting each student and his/her family and to assist him/her in their developmental stages. They learn so rapidly and we must get started early in infancy to help them to make the best choices in life as they mature throughout their childhood stages.

    I am so glad to be a part of Primrose with all the wonderful children we are able to get to know and a wonderful staff that feel like a second family.

  • Ms. Fierovich

    Assistant Teacher - Infants

    Hello, I am Ms. Fierovich. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have been babysitting for friends and family for many years. I am very excited to join the Primrose family. I look forward to being the best teacher that I can be for the Infant classroom. My favorite quote says "To teach is to touch a life forever". I'm so excited to get to know all my students and their parents. It's such a joy to be an impact on a child's life.

  • Ms. Elgibaly, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Elgibaly

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    Hello, I am Mrs. Elgibaly. I am so happy to be a part of Primrose School of Randolph. My daughter attends school here too and I am amazed by how much she learns and grows everyday. I have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, sewing, reading and spending time with my husband and daughter.

    Teaching in the Toddler room is a fun and rewarding experience. They provide unconditional love and help to brighten my days. Primrose allows me to teach toddlers different types of topics in fun ways. The Balanced Learning approach helps to meet the children’s needs in a unique way. I look forward to getting to know all the toddlers as they enter my class.

  • Ms. Rivera, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Rivera

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I am Ms. Rivera. I have always had a passion for children and love being an influence in a child’s life. My son attends the Primrose School of Randolph too and he loves being in school. I have worked with children for a few years and enjoy every moment of it. My hobbies include traveling, music and food

    I love singing songs with the children and reading stories. My day is brightened and fulfilled when I am able to help a child find joy in learning.

    I really enjoy Primrose's unique approach. The puppets are so fun in the way they embody different positive personality traits that help make children well rounded. The curriculum breaks down lessons and topics in a way that is interesting and stimulating to children. I am so happy to be a part of such a great place to learn.

  • Ms. Lees

    Assistant Teacher - Early Preschool

    Hello, I am Ms. Lees. I have been with Primrose School of Randolph for over a year. Caring for children allows me to see the children make strides in development and always brightens my day. I enjoy working with children because it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I see the them progress.

  • Mrs. Wesolowski, Preschool Pathways - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Wesolowski

    Preschool Pathways - Lead Teacher

    I’m Mrs. W. I have 12 years experience working in the child care industry. I have a wonderful husband and two great children. For 7 years I owned my own Preschool. I saw the way other schools were and wanted a more stimulating environment for my daughter to attend. I got into the industry to make a difference.

    I was referred to Primrose by a friend who is a Randolph resident and current teacher. She raved about the amazing curriculum and positive work environment. When I started, I was able to see the great things Primrose offered.

    I enjoy Primrose’s philosophy of teaching to the whole child. What children become is as important as what they know. The topics are laid out in a way that is different than anywhere else I have worked. My favorite part of the day is when I see children’s faces light up when they learn something new and grasp a topic we are discussing.

    Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you soon at our school.

  • Ms. Rivera, Assistant teacher - Preschool Pathways

    Ms. Rivera

    Assistant teacher - Preschool Pathways

    Hello, I am Ms. Rivera. I was introduced to Primrose School of Randolph through my nephew who is a student here. Working with children allows me to utilize my creative side and help children develop positively. Seeing the children meet new challenges from potty training to new self-help skills in an inspiring experience.

    I enjoy Primrose for its out look on learning. As part of Primrose's curriculum, we also focus on character development through puppets. The puppets help introduce positive personality characteristics and are a fun way to convey information. Primrose values are also something that I find beneficial to child development.

  • Ms. Tafe, Lead Teacher - Preschool

    Ms. Tafe

    Lead Teacher - Preschool

    Hello, I am Ms. Tafe. I came to Primrose through my cousins who also attend school here. I am pursuing my Masters in Early Childhood Education. When working with children I like to help them tap into their creative side. Arts and crafts are my favorite activity to do. There the children are able to express themselves as individuals. I love to see them grow and become comfortable in their personalities. Primrose provides an opportunity to teach children beyond books. Primrose’s curriculum teaches to the whole child making sure they are a good person as well as an educated one. I support their mantra of “Who children become is as important as what they know.”

  • Mrs. Chatterjee, Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Chatterjee

    Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Hello, I am Ms. Nima. My daughter is a graduate of Primrose School of Randolph. I have a Masters Degree in Engineering. Children have always been my passion. When working with children I like to help them tap into their creative side. Arts and crafts are my favorite activity to do. There the children are able to express themselves as individuals. I love to see them grow and become comfortable in their personalities.

  • Ms. Luderer

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Mrs. Polesuk, Pre-K - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Polesuk

    Pre-K - Lead Teacher

    My name is Jennifer Polesuk and I am a Pre-K teacher. I joined Primrose School of Randolph shortly after they opened. I have a degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Delaware and Masters in Reading from Hofstra University. I was a 3rd grade teacher for 6 years before taking time off to raise my 3 sons at home. I returned to teaching as a Pre-K teacher and have been doing so for 9 years. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, travel, watch movies, go out to eat and go to the beach. I enjoy working with the staff at Primrose and getting the know the students and their families.

    It is great to see the joy in a child’s face when they succeed in their work. It is especially rewarding to see a child who is having difficulty with an activity or task, finally succeed at it. Being a part of that success makes it even more rewarding for me as a teacher. I love working with children and I am proud to be part of the Primrose Family.

  • Ms. Close

    Assistant Teacher - PreK

    Hello, I am Ms. Close. I teach in our PreK Classroom and am also pursuing my Bacherlors in Early Childhood Education. I was drawn to Primrose Schools, as it focuses on all facets of a child’s development – cognitive, social emotional, physical, creative, and character development. Primrose’s proprietary Balanced Learning Curriculum masterfully weaves all learning domains in a developmentally appropriate and intentional way, and the Balanced Learning Journey builds on the teachings from grade to grade. I am so happy to be part of such a great team of caregivers and educators.

  • Ms. Tironi

    Assistant Teacher - PreK

    Hello, I am Ms. Tironi. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education and I have been teaching for over 6 years. I have a 1.5 yr old son who is the joy of my life. I am thrilled to be nurturing and teaching the youngest citizens. I take great pride in teaching our curriculum which is also research-informed and blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

  • Ms. Polizzitto

    Support Staff
  • Ms. Torres

    School Support Staff

    I was born and raised in New Jersey. I believe that all children are unique and special in their own way. My goal is to help foster an environment of creativity, learning agility, building relationships, and individual development by working closely with the teachers, parents, and staff at Primrose. I enjoy reading, baking, crafting and spending time with family and friends. I am very excited about being part of the Primrose team and look forward to working with your little ones.

  • Ms. Luca

    School Support Staff

    Hello, I am Ms. Luca. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. i have been babysitting for 2 years and enjoy working with little kids. I am very excited to be working at Primrose and getting to know all the families and staff. I love seeing kids learning and having that aha moment. I find it extremely rewarding to be a part of these learning moments in the kids' lives.

  • Bijal and Manish Shah, Franchise Owner

    Bijal and Manish Shah

    Franchise Owner

    Hello! We are Bijal and Manish Shah, dedicated parents and the Franchise Owners of the Primrose School of Randolph. We would love to get the opportunity show you all the wonderful things that Primrose can offer your child and family! As parents of two amazing young boys (ages 8 and 4), we understand first hand the importance of ensuring that children get the best start in life.

    We bring to Primrose Schools a unique blend of advanced education, practical business experience and entrepreneurial expertise. Bijal has a Masters Degree in Management and has worked in marketing and sales for several large corporations. Manish holds a dual Masters Degree in Management and Taxation and is a self-employed CPA.

    Our two boys are the primary reason we decided to open Primrose. Our endeavor began when searching for quality childcare for our older son – this is where we realized that our high standards would make it difficult to be satisfied with the typical daycare establishment. Our desire to find the best care for our own children quickly developed into a passion to provide an educational and nurturing environment for children of the community as well as peace of minds for parents just like us. When we first learned about Primrose Schools, we were immediately impressed by the incredible impact their meaningful early education experiences were having on children. The Primrose Schools belief statement, “who children become is as important as what they know” also really resonates with us. We want children to have wonderful opportunities through quality education experiences, but we also want them to learn important social-emotional skills so they grow into good citizens.

    Primrose School of Randolph features the Balanced Learning® curriculum in infant through Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research informed curriculum blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    We are thrilled to bring the Primrose School experience to the Randolph community. We invite you to join us on this incredible journey! Contact us by pressing the “Schedule a Tour” button on our home page or email us directly at:

    All the best!

    Bijal and Manish Shah

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