Primrose School of Saddle Rock

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Sarah Roby, Director

    Mrs. Sarah Roby


    Mrs. Roby has worked for our Primrose Schools in Aurora since 2010. She has been an Elementary school teacher and has taught in every classroom from Infants to Kindergarten here at Primrose. She has been a part of our Leadership team in a variety of capacities sense 2017. 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, lots of sillyness and is passionate about teaching our young students and helping families nurture their kids.

  • Angela Ferguson, Assistant Director, Education Coach

    Angela Ferguson

    Assistant Director, Education Coach

    Ms. Angela is one of our Assistant Directors as well as our Education Coach. Sha has worked for Primrose for a year and has years of experience with young children. Angela has a true passion to help kids feel comfortable & loved so they can reach their fullest potoential. She loves to give fist bumps! In her down time, she enjoys being a mom to twin boys and a daughter. The whoel family likes to camp, play at the park and be silly!

  • Crystal Bicking, Infant Nursery Supervisor, Assistant Director

    Crystal Bicking

    Infant Nursery Supervisor, Assistant Director

    Ms. Crystal is one of our Assistant Directors as well as our Infant Nursery Supervisor. She has a Sociology Degree and many years of experience in the field along with a Sociology degree. Ms. Crystal has worked for our school since February 2012 and is both a mentor and resource to all of our Infant and Toddler teachers and families. She enjoys all things Disney, watching her daughter dance and perform in theatrical productions and traveling with her husband.

  • Judy Valles, Infant Teacher

    Judy Valles

    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, and likes to travel to visit her 2 sons who live in Texas.

  • Leticia Madera, Infant Teacher

    Leticia Madera

    Infant Teacher

    We frequently refer to Ms. Leticia as the "Baby Whisperer"! She has a calming way about her that helps our little ones feel at ease. Leticia is one of our Infant Lead Teachers and she can often be heard speaking to them in both English and Spanish! Leticia likes to do puzzles and cross stitch too.

  • Alyson Bryant, Infant Teacher

    Alyson Bryant

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Alyson has a quiet & gentle spirit about her that helps to create a soothing atmosphere. She teaches in our Infant room and helps the littlest kids feel loved. She is flexible enough to work in any classrooom, bringing an element of peace everywhere she goes. When she has time to herself, she likes to hike and read.

  • Aarifa Begum, Infant Teacher

    Aarifa Begum

    Infant Teacher

    Ms. Aarifa is a gentle soul who loves kids with her whole heart. She has a calm & gentle demeanor. She is devoted to helping young children reach new milestones and her own family thrive.

  • Rachael Heim, Toddler Teacher

    Rachael Heim

    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 made her a teacher that can help with any age groups and has helped her become a resource for our new teachers. She loves camping with family and friends.

  • Kathleen Ingram, Toddler Teacher

    Kathleen Ingram

    Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kathleen has been with Primrose nearly a year, and teaches in the Toddler room. She has a young son of her own but has a heart big enough to love a class full of kids deeply.

  • Madison Fenton, Early Preschool Teacher

    Madison Fenton

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Madi has a smile that lights up any classroom and she brings positive energy wherever she is. She has a passion for 2-3 year olds and enjoys seeing kids successfully become potty trianed. Ms. Madi's  enjoyment for seeing kids hit new milestones excites parents and co-teachers alike. In her free time, she and her husband and 2 dogs like to hike.

  • Mariarenee Escalante, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mariarenee Escalante

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Mariarenee teaches Early Preschool. She has a calm demeanor that resinates with her class, producing a peaceful classroom of 2 year olds.

  • Sara Shafi, Support Teacher

    Sara Shafi

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Sara is one of our newest Primrose teachers and is teaching in Early Preschool. She loves working with children and in her spare time likes to crochet and paint.

  • Felicia Robinson, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Felicia Robinson

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Felicia's bright smile and happy spirit breaths life into Primrose. She has a tender heart and is a champoion for those who need one. She has taught in the Infant classroom and is currently in Preschool Pathways, but is willing to help out anywhere. Felicia is a great resource for her fellow teachers. She enjoys puzzles as well as spending time with her family going to her kids sporting events or to the park.

  • Vanessa Quintero, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Vanessa Quintero

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Vanessa is new to our school within the last 9 months, but not new to helping kids learn. She has worked with kids in Mexico for many years.

    When she isn't teaching our kids, she enjoys playing with her 3 year old son.

  • Holly Johnson, Preschool Teacher

    Holly Johnson

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Holly teaches in PS A. She has been teaching here for about a year and is passionate about kids! She loves to play outside & ride bikes with her husband & daughter! She is also teaching herself Korean.

  • Emmy Andress, Preschool Teacher

    Emmy Andress

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Emmy is new to Primrose within the last year and teaches in Preschool. She has an infectious smile and loves kids! when she has free time she likes to play video games or color.

  • Brandis Bass, Preschool Teacher

    Brandis Bass

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Brandis has been with Primrose nearly a year and she loves her Primrose kiddos deeply, challenging them to learn & grow into their best versions of themselves. When she's not working, the volleyball court is where she likes to be. She is a new mom and adores her young son.

  • Kate Hawkins, Preschool Teacher

    Kate Hawkins

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Kate brings amazing art skills to Primrose and offers her skills to help any teacher or child create something unique and beautiful. She loves engaging on a personal level with her students and helping them grow. She enjoys travel and haning out with her family.

  • Karen Moore, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Karen Moore

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Moore has been part of the Primrose team since September of 2006! She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. As a senior teacher at our school, she has helped to mentor many new teachers and taught hundreds of students over the years. She has 2 grandkids she loves spending time with.

  • Meghan Bryant, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Meghan Bryant

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Meghan is an artist at heart. She teaches in Pre Kindergarten and specializes in bringing classroom centers to life by enhancing them to meet each month's themes. She enjoys spending time with her family in the evening and on weekends.

  • Erica Barillari, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Erica Barillari

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Erica has taught in our  Pre-Kroom for over a year. Her passion for travel has allowed her to bring a wealth of knowledge from all over the world into her teaching. Her creativity and bright smile bring fun and joy into the classroom each and everyday. She goes on lots of fun summer field trips and is queen of the Summer Exploreres club, helping kids head into Kindergarten successfully!

  • Bella Ayres, Support Teacher

    Bella Ayres

    Support Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Ms. Bella is a high school senior who balances smiles & sincerity. She is quick to help out with any age and enjoys helping kids learn.

  • Dana Fischer, Support Infant Teacher

    Dana Fischer

    Support Infant Teacher

    Ms. Dana's even temperment makes her a great fit in any classroom, although she teaches most consistantly in our Infant rooms. When she isn't working she loves to hang out with her 4 kids and 2 dogs!

  • Manda Schmitt, Support Teacher

    Manda Schmitt

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Mandy is a warm-hearted person who loves helping kids achieve their best. She has her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and comes with a wealth of knowledge about kids in all stages of life. Mandy loves spending time in the great outdoors camping, hiking and gardening with her dogs and husband.

  • Sarah Bicking, Support Teacher

    Sarah Bicking

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Sarah is an energetic high schoool senior who loves dance, theater and children! She goes into any rooom ready to sing & play.

  • Kassandra Beasley, Support Teacher

    Kassandra Beasley

    Support Teacher

    Kassandra is new to Saddle Rock and while she willingly helps anywhere, is finding that she really enjoys infants. She comes from Illinois and when Kassandra has extra time, she likes to knit and watch scary movies.

  • Gabryella Bense, Support Teacher

    Gabryella Bense

    Support Teacher

    Gabryella has worked here for a few months and is great in any age group, but spends most of her time with our Pre K classes. In her free time, she enjoys reading and art.

  • Stacey Bellante, Support Teacher

    Stacey Bellante

    Support Teacher

    Even though she is new to Primrose, Stacey helps in every classroom and shares her easy going, sweet and gentle spirit with everyone. When she isn't helping teach kiddos, she enjoysl playing goard games and assembling puzzles.

  • Martha Coleman, Support Teacher

    Martha Coleman

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Martha is new to Saddle Rock but has years of experience with Primrose. She enjoys every age group, especially 2-3 year olds. In her free time she likes to skate, ride dirt bikes and visit her family in New Zealand where she's from.

  • Tatiana Haugen, Support Teacher

    Tatiana Haugen

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Tatiana can be found helping out in just about every room and with almost every age group. She spends lots of her day with our 2-4 year old kiddos. When she has time to herself, she like to draw, write and read.

  • Sienna Baltrip

    Support Teacher

    Ms. Sienna may be young and in highschool, but she is eager to learn all she can about how kids grow. She can most often be found in the 2-4 year old classroooms. In her free time, she enjoys doing art and watching a variety of movies.

  • Kaitlyn Harris, Support Teacher

    Kaitlyn Harris

    Support Teacher

    Kaitlyn enjoys every age group and moves from room to room with ease. She enjoys working out to stay fit and healthy and teaching classes to help others do the same.

  • 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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