Primrose School of Roswell North

Our Staff

  • Ms. Allison Stilley, Executive Director

    Ms. Allison Stilley

    Executive Director

    Ms. Allison is the Executive Director at the Primrose School of Roswell North. She began teaching at Primrose at the Alpharetta location in 2008. After her daughter, Avery, was born, she transferred to Primrose Roswell North as the Preschool II teacher. She was promoted to Manager in Training in July of 2011 and shortly after that to Director of Operations. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design. Prior to coming to Primrose, Allison was a manager at a women’s clothing store, owned a flower shop and was a flight attendant. She lives in Roswell with two children, Avery and Graham with their new puppy, Champ. Allison looks forward to meeting you and ensuring all of the high standards of Primrose are being met and exceeded.

  • Ms. Laura LaHara, Curriculum Director

    Ms. Laura LaHara

    Curriculum Director

    Ms. Laura is the Curriculum Director at Primrose School of Roswell North. Laura has been a part of the Primrose family since 2009, having worked as a Pre-K & Kindergarten teacher and also served as the Curriculum Director for our sister school, Primrose School of Dunwoody since 2014. Laura grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and then graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Spanish. She lives locally in the Roswell area with her husband and two sons, Camden and Rory, who are both proud Primrose graduates. Laura enjoys crafting with her Cricut machine and getting involved within her church. She is very passionate about the Primrose curriculum, and looks forward to working with your family!

  • Ms. Cassidy Phillips, Director of Operations

    Ms. Cassidy Phillips

    Director of Operations

    Ms. Cassidy joined the Primrose Roswell family in July 2016. She loves working with the children at Primrose and seeing their smiling faces each day. She lives in Marietta with her husband and her son, Caden, and daughter, Loretta. Her favorite thing about working at Primrose is watching the children mature and develop lifelong skills. She is thrilled to be a part of your child’s learning adventure and can’t wait to meet you!

  • Ms. Sarah L., Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sarah L.

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sarah has been teaching at Primrose since 2009. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. She is certified to teach Preschool through 5th grade and has a certification in Special Education. She lives in Kennesaw with her husband and two children, Daxos and Adeleine. She loves implementing the Balanced Learning Curriculum at Primrose. She looks forward to helping her students prepare to excel in elementary school!

  • Ms. Meghan, Private Pre-K 2 Teacher

    Ms. Meghan

    Private Pre-K 2 Teacher

    Ms. Meghan joined the Primrose Roswell family in February 2016. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Sports Management. She has worked with children in various settings for more than ten years. In her free time, she enjoys Florida State football, photography and spending time with friends and family. She is originally from Florida, but she has lived in Georgia for seven years. She is excited to help positively shape the lives of all the children at Primrose Roswell.

  • Mr. Walter, Private Pre-K 1 Teacher

    Mr. Walter

    Private Pre-K 1 Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Mr. Walter teaches Private Pre-Kindergarten here at Primrose School of Roswell North. He graduated from UGA in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. He joined the Primrose Roswell family in 1995. He was born in New Jersey and spent his early years in New York State. Before coming to Primrose, he worked in a hospital, a diagnostic laboratory and has written software for the UGA foreign language department. He has also written and published several fantasy and sci-fi novels. He and his wife, Eileen, live in Woodstock with their children George, Walter and Margaret, and their dog, Autumn. He looks forward to working with your children and preparing them for the exciting transition into Kindergarten.

  • Ms. Whitley, Private Pre-K 1 Teacher

    Ms. Whitley

    Private Pre-K 1 Teacher

    Ms. Whitley is originally from Danville, Illinois. She has more than five years in childcare experience, including teaching toddlers through elementary-aged children. She is currently in the process of obtaining her CDA. In her free time, she enjoys photography, music, and trying new restaurants with her husband and family. She loves working with children and watching them accomplish their milestones. She is so excited to continue her journey with Primrose because of the focus on education and child development here!

  • Ms. Aysha, Private Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Aysha

    Private Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Aysha joined the Primrose Roswell team in July of 2022. She grew up in a very large family, and has enjoyed many years of caring for the children in her family. She has worked in childcare since 2021 and is currently attending Gwinnett Technical College to study Early Childhood Education. Outside of work, Ms. Aysha loves to bake, in addition to going on road trips and spending time with her family. She loves the joy and excitement that children bring into a classroom and is excited to learn from the children as she helps them begin their educational journey.

  • Ms. Dianne, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Dianne

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Dianne began working at Primrose in 2012. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westfield University. After a career in finance for over 10 years,she was blessed with her daughter, Gracen. This led her toward the childcare industry and she says she just fell in love with working with young children. She believes that the early experiences children have build the foundation that will support them throughout their entire lives. She chose to work in the Primrose family because of the exceptional curriculum that is taught in such a warm and loving environment. Though she is originally from New England, she now lives in Roswell with her daughter.

  • Ms. Lorena, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Lorena

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Lorena joined the Primrose family in May 2022. She recently moved here from Florida but she is originally from Sao Paola, Brazil. She has three years of childcare experience, including working as a camp counselor and as a head lifeguard. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing, playing sports, watching movies and hiking. She loves animals. She is excited to meet your child and watch them learn and grow everyday!

  • Ms. Theresa, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Theresa

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Theresa has been involved with children’s education for quite some time. Of all the schools she has been a part of, Primrose stands out to her because of the Balanced Learning Curriculum that is in-depth and developmentally appropriate for every age level. She appreciates that every minute of each day is curriculum oriented and the children and teachers are having a lot of fun. She graduated from Georgia State University and Stratford Career Institute. She started teaching at Primrose in 2007.

  • Ms. Alyssa, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Alyssa joined the Primrose family in May 2021. In the fall, she will be studying at Kennesaw State University for a degree in High School English. She has almost two years of formal childcare experience as an elementary after-school teacher and she also has experience babysitting children aged six months through six years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her dogs, baseball games, and spending time with her family. She loves being able to teach children new things and watch their eyes light up when they understand it. She can’t wait to meet you and your child!

  • Ms. Maryam, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Maryam

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Maryam is from Amman, Jordan. She worked in childcare for 6 months before joining the Primrose family in January 2020. She has worked with three-year-olds, GA Pre-K and Private Pre-K. She has enjoyed working and taking care of children. She is also currently in college studying to become an elementary school teacher. She is so thankful that Primrose gave her an opportunity to grow and watch your children grow as well!

  • Ms. Paola, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Paola

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Paola joined the Primrose family in February 2018. She is from the Dominican Republic. She moved to the United States when she was 19 and has been living in Georgia ever since. On the weekends, she enjoys doing outdoor activities and serving the community through the Young Adult Ministry at her church. She is very excited to meet and have fun with all of the children!

  • Ms. Nahida, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Nahida

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Nahida is from Bangladesh. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics from a well-known university in Bangladesh. Her husband works at Kennesaw State University. She has two small daughters. She has wished to work with kids for a long time. She says: "Because of Primrose School of Roswell North, I got this opportunity. Thank you, Primrose, I will do my best to serve my Primrose friends well!"

  • Ms. Noshin, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Noshin

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Noshin joined Primrose Roswell in August of 2022. She has experience working with children for approximately 10 years in Bangladesh, which is where she realized how rewarding it is to be a part of a child’s development. The warmth and energy in a childcare environment always brightens her day. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places with her family, cooking, and reading. Ms. Noshin is thrilled to partner with your family and be a part of your child’s journey!

  • Ms. Marcia, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marcia

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Marcia is the lead teacher in the Early Preschool classroom. She started teaching at Primrose in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Education and taught in the Burbank Elementary School in California for five years before she decided to move to Georgia. She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Some of her hobbies are traveling to the Virgin Islands and other parts of the world to visit her different families. She also enjoys running 5Ks and 10Ks, going to plays, and she loves going to the movies. She is looking forward to meeting her new students for this school year.

  • Ms. Diana, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Diana

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Diana attended the Universidad Catolica del Tochira, Venezuela before relocating to Georgia in 2019. Her childcare experience includes years of babysitting for her younger family members. In her free time, she enjoys going to the park with her sisters and hanging out at home. She loves and respects children, as they are the future of the world! She looks forward to meeting your child and positively impacting their education journey!

  • Ms. Maddie, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Maddie

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Maddie joined the Primrose family in December 2021. She is originally from Foley, Alabama. She has two years of childcare experience, including student teaching at Auburn Early Learning Center and nannying for a family for one year. She has her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with a focus on child life. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, biking, rowing and reading. She enjoys working with children because they are moldable and resilient. At this stage in their life, she says, "I have the ability to be a positive influence for them in the “molding” process while I teach them." She loves watching the children grow and learn. She is most excited to meet your child and your family!

  • Ms. Luisa, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Luisa

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Luisa joined the Primrose Roswell family in August 2022. She is originally from Sao Paolo, Brazil and has had many years of experience caring for her younger brothers and babysitting. She enjoys spending time playing games with her family and going to the movies. She also plays guitar and has a love for listening to music. Children bring joy into everyone’s lives and Ms. Luisa is so happy to be a part of educating our next generation. She is excited to work with your family!

  • Ms. Alicia, Young Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Alicia

    Young Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Alicia is a co-lead teacher in the Young Toddler room. She joined the Primrose team in October 2015. She has worked with children most of her life. She and her husband have three children. Ms. Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science at Mercy College in New York. She has worked in the United States and the Dominican Republic. She is glad to be at Primrose to gain more experience and share her love and joy with all of the wonderful children at Primrose Roswell.

  • Ms. Sarah M., Young Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Sarah M.

    Young Toddler 1 Teacher

    Ms. Sarah joined Primrose Roswell in August 2021 when she moved here from Idaho. She has 18 years of childcare experience. She started babysitting as a teen, then worked as a nanny. She spent five years as an assistant director in a daycare, and most recently, she worked as a paraprofessional in a middle school. She has her bachelor’s degree in professional writing from Grand Canyon University, where she is currently obtaining a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Some of her hobbies include writing, music, video games and spending time with friends. She can’t wait to watch the kids grow and develop their wonderfully unique personalities!

  • Ms. Nooshin, Young Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Nooshin

    Young Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Nooshin joined the Primrose family in September of 2022. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, but has realized that she truly loves working with children. She has two daughters that are adults now, and has three years of experience teaching Kindergarten in Iran. Ms. Nooshin began working with children in Georgia in 2021 and says it has been great adventure. Being around children is such a positive experience because it is a constant reminder of how amazing and exciting the world can be, especially from a young and new perspective. She is so excited to meet your family!

  • Ms. Felicia, Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Felicia

    Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Felicia joined the Primrose family in July 2020. She is originally from San Francisco. Before she worked here, she babysat for many years. She is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, listening to podcasts, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She loves working with children because their laughs and smiles are very contagious. She says "they bring so much happiness to this world that you can’t help but be happy around them!" She can’t wait for a great year with your child!

  • Ms. Molud, Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Molud

    Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Molud joined the Primrose Roswell family in June of 2022. She enjoys camping by the lake with her family and friends.  She has several years of childcare experience working with children ages one to five years. Ms. Molud has always loved working with children because she believes it feels great to teach them and watch over them as they learn. She is excited to partner with you in enhancing your child's education!

  • Ms. Erika, Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Erika

    Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Erika joined Primrose in May 2022. She has more than ten years of childcare experience and she is a mother herself. In her free time, she likes to work in the garden and she enjoys playing soccer on the weekends. She is excited to work in the Infant room because babies grow and develop so fast and she loves to watch them reach new milestones. Each baby is different and teaches us different things, so she can’t wait to meet your baby and learn from them!

  • Ms. Eileen, Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Eileen

    Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Eileen is a Lead Teacher in the Infant I Classroom. She started working in the Young Toddler room in 1995 and has worked in almost every room in our school. She was born in Illinois and spent her early years in Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology. She enjoys reading, yard work and watching mystery/crime shows. She and her husband, Walter, live in Woodstock with their children George, Walter and Margaret, and their dog, Autumn. She is excited about nurturing your child and helping them learn and grow in the Infant Room.

  • Ms. Denise, Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Denise

    Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Denise is a native of Gretna, Louisiana. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Orleans. She moved to Atlanta, where she met and married her husband. She has two beautiful children. When they were little, she began working for Fulton County Schools and spent 14 years working with children. Her children are both grown now and she is a proud grandmother. She has greatly enjoyed her time working with children and is looking forward to spending time with all the babies coming into Infant 1.

  • Ms. Angela, Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Angela

    Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Angela joined Primrose Roswell in July 2021. She is from Bluefields, Nicagagua. She has more than 20 years of experience in childcare, from newborns to elementary-aged children. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, going to movies, walking and reading. She loves to be around kids; she says they are so much fun and that she loves to laugh with them. She is excited to meet your child.

  • Ms. Catherine, Support Teacher

    Ms. Catherine

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Catherine is currently enrolled at Roswell High School. She has been a nanny for three years and she also has babysitting experience. In her free time, she loves to work out, hang out with friends and go shopping. She loves working with children– she says seeing their big smiles each day brings joy to her heart. She is excited to join the Primrose team and expand her teaching skills!

  • Ms. Zula, Support Teacher

    Ms. Zula

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Zula joined the Primrose Roswell family in July 2022. She has been babysitting for over six years and is excited to build on that experience at Primrose. In her free time, Ms. Zula enjoys reading, painting, and drawing and hopes that she can use those hobbies to enhance the students’ experience here. She can’t wait to partner with your family to assist on their journey and see your child grow.

  • Ms. Alexandra, Support Teacher

    Ms. Alexandra

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Alexandra joined the Primrose Roswell team in July 2022. She started babysitting over three years ago and loved spending time with the children, which sparked her interest in working in a childcare setting. She is very high energy and meshes well with the high energy in the classroom setting. Outside of Primrose, Ms. Alexandra is also a Zumba instructor and enjoys shopping and spending time with her family. She is so excited to be a part of your child’s life to help them learn and grow.

  • Alia Rasheed and TJ Jiwan, Franchise Owner

    Alia Rasheed and TJ Jiwan

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose family!

    Alia and TJ have always held a special place for children in their hearts.  When they became parents themselves, it was only natural for them to seek out the best education and child care for their three kids. Quality of education has always been a vital component to their decision-making when selecting a school, so when they were introduced to the Balanced Learning ® Approach, a comprehensive curriculum balancing purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers, it piqued their interest both as parents and potential owners of a Primrose school.

    In 2019, Alia and TJ made the decision to invest their time and energy in learning what it takes to provide quality education and care in the childcare industry. They felt the love they had for children along with their background and education in business, recruiting and client services would make them an ideal fit to become school owners.

    Primrose stood out for many reasons, but the most important was the culture of the Support Center.  It was very apparent to them that Primrose heavily supports its franchise owners in providing a top-notch experience for parents, children and teachers.

    Alia holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Washington D.C., and a master's in business administration from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. She started her professional career as an analyst for American Century Investments and transitioned into Real Estate Development and Financial Services Operations for the past nine years.

    TJ holds a bachelor’s in business and has completed graduate courses at Northwestern University. TJ was hired as a financial services professional at the age of 22 for a Fortune 100 Financial Service Company and seven years later he was the senior partner at the company. Two years later, he started his own firm.  TJ held all the top licenses in the Financial Services industry, including series 6, 63, 7, 26, & 24. TJ is extremely passionate about growing others and is excited to welcome your family to Primrose Roswell North.

    Together Alia & TJ are looking forward to serving your family and the community and creating long-lasting relationships for years to come.

    ‘Who children become is as important as what they know’ is a belief that is at the core of the Balanced Learning approach, and one that will be upheld for many years to come.

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