Primrose School of Saddle Rock

Our Staff

  • Laura Gourdine, Director

    Laura Gourdine

    Director

    Ms. Laura has over 10 years of extensive leadership experience in Early Childhood. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her passion is making sure her staff are supported and watching her students learn and grow while in school.   

  • Mrs. Sarah Roby, Education Coach and Assistant Director

    Mrs. Sarah Roby

    Education Coach and Assistant Director

    Mrs. Roby has worked for our Primrose Schools in Aurora since 2010. She has been a classroom teacher for Elementary and Early Childhood as well as a part of our Leadership team. Along with her many years of experience, she has her degree in Elementary Education and is always eager to learn more. Mrs. Roby brings a positive daily outlook and is passionate about teaching our young students.

  • Heather Springer, Kitchen Manager

    Heather Springer

    Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Heather joined our Primrose team in November of 2013. She is truly the heart of the school as she brings joy to all the classrooms with her cooking. All of the kids know and love Ms. Heather.

  • Judy Valles, Lead Infant Teacher

    Judy Valles

    Lead Infant Teacher

    We frequently refer to Mrs. Judy as the "Baby Whisperer"! She is one of our Infant Lead Teachers and she has a calming way about her that helps our little ones feel at ease. She has a variety of experience in the ECE field along with education specific to Infants and Toddlers. Mrs. Judy has worked for our school since August of 2017.

  • Crystal Bicking, Lead Infant Teacher

    Crystal Bicking

    Lead Infant Teacher

    Ms. Crystal is one of our Infant Nursery Supervisors with both Early Childhood Education and years of experience in the field. She has worked for our school since February 2012 and is a mentor and resource to all of our Infant and Toddler teachers and families.

  • Felicia Robinson, Infant and Toddler Support Teacher

    Felicia Robinson

    Infant and Toddler Support Teacher
  • Karen Carias, Lead Infant Teacher

    Karen Carias

    Lead Infant Teacher

    Ms. Karen Carias is one of our Infant Lead Teachers with both Early Childhood Education and years of experience in the field. Ms. Carias started with our school when she was in High School in February 2015. She loves our youngest students and it shows!

  • Alyssa George, Infant B Support Teacher

    Alyssa George

    Infant B Support Teacher
  • Rachael Germain, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Rachael Germain

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms.Rachael Germain is one of our Lead Toddler Teachers. She has a variety of experience in ECE along with Early Childhood Education classes. Ms. Germain has worked for our school since August of 2018 and worked for our Primrose sister school prior to that. Her years of experience have become a resource for our new teachers and she can help with any age group.

  • Shannon Sauer, Lead Early Preschool A Teacher

    Shannon Sauer

    Lead Early Preschool A Teacher
  • Pisces Hagny, Toddler and Early Preschool Support Teacher

    Pisces Hagny

    Toddler and Early Preschool Support Teacher
  • Mandy Schmitt, Early Preschool B Lead Teacher

    Mandy Schmitt

    Early Preschool B Lead Teacher
  • Maria DeLaLuz Aguilar, Lead Early Preschool B Teacher

    Maria DeLaLuz Aguilar

    Lead Early Preschool B Teacher
  • Regina Kypriandes, Support Teacher

    Regina Kypriandes

    Support Teacher
  • Jaiden Vigil, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Jaiden Vigil

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Jaiden Vigil is our Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher. She has a variety of experience in ECE along with Early Childhood Education classes. Ms. Jaiden joined our team in October of 2019 and brings so much creativity and fun to the classroom.

  • Gracie Lee, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Gracie Lee

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Gracie is our Early Preschool Lead Teacher. She moved here from Texas and joined our team in September of 2020. She brings with her lots of experience and some classes in Early Childhood Education. Gracie is wonderfully patient with our two-year-old students and her caring shows!

  • Raquel Turner, Lead Preschool A Teacher

    Raquel Turner

    Lead Preschool A Teacher

    Ms. Raquel has worked on and off at our school since March of 2018 and is currently working while she is also going to school for her degree.Ms. Raquel supports all of our classrooms but primarily helps in our Preschool classrooms.

  • Deepika Yeruva, Lead Preschool A Teacher

    Deepika Yeruva

    Lead Preschool A Teacher
  • Karen Moore, Lead Preschool B Teacher

    Karen Moore

    Lead Preschool B Teacher

    Mrs. Moore has been part of the Primrose team since July of 2006! She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and specializes in Prescool. As a senior teacher at our school, she has helped to mentor many new teachers and taught hundreds of students over the years.

  • Denali Turman, Lead Preschool B Teacher

    Denali Turman

    Lead Preschool B Teacher
  • Madison Jones, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher

    Madison Jones

    Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Support Teacher
  • Kristin Philbrick, Lead Pre-Kindergarten A Teacher

    Kristin Philbrick

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten A Teacher

    Ms. Kristin Philbrick is one of our Pre-Kindergarten Teachers. She has a variety of experience in ECE along with Early Childhood Education classes. Ms.Philbrick joined our team in April of 2011. She is an expert at delivering Primrose's Balanced Learning curriculum and is creative in all of her classroom/curriculum enhancements.

  • Cami Weldon, Lead Pre-Kindergarten A Teacher

    Cami Weldon

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten A Teacher
  • Pam Scott, Lead Float Teacher

    Pam Scott

    Lead Float Teacher
  • David Roach, Lead Pre-Kindergarten B Teacher

    David Roach

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten B Teacher
  • Melissa Kantorowicz, Lead Pre-Kindergarten B Teacher

    Melissa Kantorowicz

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten B Teacher
  • Lindsay Crowe, Lead Float Teacher

    Lindsay Crowe

    Lead Float Teacher
  • Kaitlyn Harris, Support Teacher

    Kaitlyn Harris

    Support Teacher
  • Ravneet Chhabra and Nikhil Saluja, Franchise Owner

    Ravneet Chhabra and Nikhil Saluja

    Franchise Owners

    Hello, I am Ravneet Chhabra (Rav) and together with my husband Nikhil Saluja (Nik), we are the proud owners of the Primrose School of Saddle Rock. We are extremely honored, thrilled and excited to bring you the gold standard in early childhood education and look forward to partnering with you in your children’s early learning journey.

    As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find a safe and nurturing environment for our children to thrive and grow. Every child deserves the best education and care in their early developmental years. We first found Primrose when researching child care and early learning options for our son, and were so impressed with the level of care and high quality curriculum offered at our neighborhood Primrose school that we knew we wanted to be a part of the Primrose family.

    Prior to becoming a Primrose franchise owner, I have worked in a variety of leadership positions with a business management degree. Additionally, as a self-driven entrepreneur, I followed my passion for style and fashion by bringing my own line of ethnic wear to the Denver area. Nik is a CU Boulder alumnus, and as a Computer Engineer has worked in the technology sector for almost two decades. Together, we share the same passion of providing the highest level of care and education for families of our community. We have two beautiful children Riaan and Aarza who are our most prized possessions. Riaan has just started his journey in elementary school and Aarza is a preschooler at the Primrose School of Saddle Rock.

    Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, and confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

    We are proud to offer the Primrose experience and can’t wait to welcome you to our Primrose family!

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