Primrose School of Silicon Forest

Our Staff

  • Mr. Jackie, Executive Director

    Mr. Jackie

    Executive Director

    Mr. Jackie started his career as an Elementary School Teacher in Oahu, HI. He later transitioned to the non-profit sector taking on Administrative roles of increasing scope and responsibility for notable organizations in San Francisco. In this time he held the position of Program Director at (Glide Child Development Program) and Education Officer (HeadStart) . He has also served as Regional Director for CCLC (Children's Creative Learning Center), KinderCare, and CDI (Child Development, Inc.). Most recently Jackie served as the Program Director for Primrose School of Willow Glen in San Jose where he was with the school from pre-opening up until recently when his family relocated to Portland area in Oregon.

    Jackie is a Master Education Trainer for the state of Oregon and an NAEYC Official Program Validator. While Director of Resurrection Lutheran School in Dublin, it was awarded “Best of the Bay Preschool” by KRON4 News. He was a lead soloist with in the esteemed Glide Ensemble for several years and is featured on their best-selling gospel album “There is Hope”. He has been honored by Governor Cayetano of Hawaii for accomplishments as the Adult Literacy Administrator.

    Jackie holds a Masters in Child Development from Walden University and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Atlantic Union College.

  • Ms. Jessica, Assistant Director of Operations

    Ms. Jessica

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Jessica Williams is the Assistant Director and Education Coach for Primrose School of Silicon Forest. Jessica graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Elementary Education and has been working in the Early Childhood Field for 10 years both in the teacher role and as Program Supervisor. She is eager to continue her career at Primrose School of Silicon Forest on the Leadership Team, where she can bring her knowledge and attention to supporting the whole child through the delivery of exceptional curriculum and coaching.

    She strives to provide excellent leadership and professional growth opportunities to staff members and is there to help build their knowledge on curriculum and best practices. She is eager to get to know all of the children and support the families in the program by building positive and trusting relationships throughout the school.

    When she is not at work, you can find her exploring the great outdoors with her family. She is often outdoors hiking, kayaking, or riding her road bike. She has a one-year old daughter who is currently enrolled in the Toddler program and is excited to see her grow and develop here at Primrose School of Silicon Forest.

  • Ms. Riana, Director of Education

    Ms. Riana

    Director of Education

    Hello! My name is Riana, and I am the new Director of Education/Coach at Primrose School of Silicon Forest. My background includes Child & Family Studies, Native American Studies and Early Childhood Education at Portland State University in downtown Portland.

    I have been in the ECE field for about 15 years. I am a firm believer that a child’s first introduction to education begins at infancy and it is so important as educators to make that an impactful experience. It is during these early ages where we are able to introduce wonderful experiences that promote learning exploring, guidance and love.

    My career journey has taken me from being a teacher , a lead teacher, Assistant Director to a Director. I have enjoyed all these experiences and am passionate about working with our teachers and administration to provide world class experience to our children, parents and staff.

    When I am not working I enjoy traveling. My most recent out of country trip was Ireland and I fell in love with it’s charm and beauty. My other free time hobbies include road trips with my pup and friends searching for fun beaches, playing Fascination at the Seaside arcade, watching movies and spending as much time as I can with my huge family. I also enjoy exploring new places in Oregon with my camera in tow. Currently, I am making my way on the Covered Bridge tour— and it has not disappointed.

    I look forward to getting to know each of you and your children and I am very excited to learn and grow the Primrose way.

  • Ms. Karen, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Karen

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Karen and I'm excited to be your child's preschool teacher. I have been with Primrose since we have opened our doors to the public community. I have loved being an Early Childhood Education teacher for the program and continue to contribute everything that I have learned in and out of the classroom.

    My Hometown is Oahu, Hawaii

    Early Childhood Experience and Background: 6 years with ongoing Early Childhood Education Course towards completing my degree.

    My favorite food: I love it all...I enjoy all kinds of food.

    Favorite drink: Brown Sugar Boba

    Favorite Weekend Activiy: Doing outdoor activities with my family and friends.

    Favorite Book: Somtimes you win, Sometimes you lear for kids

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear (generosity)

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Helping my students learn, achieve, and grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Emaill or contact the front desk.

  • Ms. Lorena, Floating Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Lorena

    Floating Assistant Teacher

    Hello, I am Ms. Lorena I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am so excited to be part of the Primrose team I have been working in Early Childhood Education field for 9 years. I love working with kids, watching them grow and helping them reach their milestones. I am a mother of two boys. I currently enrolled my 4 year old son in the Pre-Kindergarten Program and am excited to see him grow and develop here at Primrose School of Silicon Forest.

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

    Name: Ms. Lorena

    Hometown: Michoacan, Mexico

    Child care experience: 9 Years with ongoing Early Education

    Education Background: Working towards completing my CDA

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family, reading

    Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the families and children and making each day an amazing day for every child.

  • Ms. Efi, Lead Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Efi

    Lead Toddler Teacher

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

    I have been with Primrose for 3 years now. I have been working in Early Childhood Education field for 8 years. I love working with children and watching them grow. I enjoy working with all age groups. I believe children learn through play with teacher guidance and children choice. I currently enrolled my one-year old son in the toddler program and I'm so excited to see him grow and developed here at primrose.

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

    Hometown: Michoacán,Mexico

    Child care experience: 8 years with ongoing Early Childhood Education courses towards completing my degree.

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: speeding time outdoors with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year:

    Getting to know all the children in the toddler classroom.

  • Ms. Andrea, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Andrea

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hi! I'm Ms. Andrea and I'm so excited to be apart of Primrose School of Silicon Forest. I wanted to tell you little bit about myself. I'm the oldest of four children. I was born and raised in Oregon. I have been working in Early Child Education since high school. I love working with kids. I enjoy watching them grown into amazing human beings.

    Name: Ms. Andrea

    Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon

    Child Care experience: babysitting my younger siblings and cousins throughout my life. Worked previously at a childcare facility for two years.

    Education background: High School

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: enjoy spending time with my family and watching movies

    Favorite children books: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Og

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of the children

  • Ms. Sana, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sana

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi,

    My name is Sana! My home town is Karachi, Pakistan and I moved to Oregon in 2009.

    Education Background: I received my Bachelors Degree in Education from Karachi University in Pakistan. I worked as a teacher in Pakistan for 12 years, and 5 years in Early child education in Oregon.

    I am very passionate about working with children and strive to maintain a good relationship with all children, parents and my co-workers.

    I am so excited to meet my new Early Preschool friends and I feel proud to be a part of the Primrose School of Silicon Forest team.

    My Favorite Food: Veg Biryani Favorite Drink: Chai Tea

    Hobbies: On the weekend I like to watch movies and have lunch with my friends.

    Favorite Book: Clip Clop

    Primrose Character: I most relate to “Peanut the Pony” (Honesty)

  • Ms. Diana, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Diana

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    I’m Diana. My favorite colors are blue, pink, and purple. Spanish is my first language but I speak both Spanish and English. Being humble, respectful and welcoming and celebrating differences of those around you are important values to me. I dream to make a positive impact in children's lives. I hope to impact children with disabilities and or special needs.

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

    Name: Ms. Diana

    Hometown: Canby, Oregon

    Child care experience: Volunteer for 2 years, working for 8 months in ECE

    Education Background: General associates focus on Psychology, High School Diploma, 1 year of Elementary Education

    Favorite food: Soles, Mozzarella sticks, and Avocado

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Corduroy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear as I like to show kindness towards others and make someone’s day by putting a smile on their face!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning more about how to be a great teacher and allowing the child to be my teacher by observing their behavior and learning how to improve my child care skills with those experiences. Also, I love getting to know every child’s personality!

  • Ms. Eva, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Eva

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Eva, I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    Hi My name is Eva Martinez I’ve been working in the Early Childhood Education since 2013. I’ve been working with children from babies to Pre-K. I am a Spanish bilingual teacher . I am really enjoy working with children. I have the experience of working in different school programs like Montessori, Emergent curriculum, STEAM, and Reggio Emilia. I am married and a mother of two beautiful teenagers I have a little puppy his name is Roco. I am very happy to be part of the Primrose School of Silicon of Forest.

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

    Name: Ms. Eva

    Hometown: Mexico City

    Child care experience: Early Childhood Education through Oregon Community childcare programs.

    Favorite food: Chinese Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow- Respect for others to avoid conflict. I want to teach respect for others to avoid conflict and create a positive environment.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited about teaching the kids new words, how to learn and cooperate working together, and taking turns, and to follow simple directions. I also look forward to building their communication for their wants and needs.

  • Ms. Laveen, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Laveen

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Laveen Hassan. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Laveen Hassan

    Hometown: Shaqlawa, Kurdistan

    Child care experience:8 years of experience

    Education Background: Associate in General Studies & Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite food: Lasagna

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities with my daughter.

    Favorite children’s book: Pout Pout Fish

  • Ms. Karina, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Karina

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    I’m Ms. Karina. For many years, I’ve always had a love for teaching young children. I have always wanted to work with children and have gained experiences with friends and family members with young children. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s education experiences.

    My purpose to is to make each day a great day for every child, and to help them develop their life learning experiences.

    Name: Karina Andrade

    Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon

    Child care experience I have 14 years of childcare experiences.

    Education Background: I currently hold an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading a good book or watching movies

    Favorite children’s book:”The Given Tree”

    Primrose character I most relate to: (Caring) Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I get to help my students thrive in the classroom through my educational experiences and knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.

    Best way to schedule time to talk:Through our administration office.

  • Ms. Catalina, Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Catalina

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher

    I moved to Oregon in 2000 and have two wonderful children ages 2 and 21. I am so excited to see my children grow as well as watch my students grow throughout the year. Every couple of years I go back down to Mexico to visit my family.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

    Name: Catalina

    Hometown: Cancun, Mexico

    Child care experience: I have been in child care since 2015

    Education Background: Graduated in 2006 at Chemeketa Community College

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear-Generosity

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To watch my students grow and succeed. To also prepare my students for the next steps

  • Ms. Pua, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Pua

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello I’m Ms. Pua. I wanted to tell you a little about my self.

    I am a recent graduate in the Social Work Program at the University of Hawaii. I have previously worked as a youth care worker at a shelter for foster children. I enjoy working with children because they are the future of our world. In my free time I love to go on new adventures and try new food places around town.

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

    Name: Ms. Puanani

    Hometown: Kaneohe, HI

    Child care experience: Youth care worker at Family Programs Hawaii

    Education Background: Thompson School of Social Work

    Favorite food: Mexican food

    Favorite weekend activity: Trying new things

    Favorite children’s book: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am most excited to get to know everyone and help support the next generations to come.

  • Ms. Ashley, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Ashley

    Preschool Teacher

    I’m Ashley, and I wanted to tell you a little about myself! I am currently new to the Oregon area! I moved from Arizona and I cannot wait to see what Oregon has to offer. I have always had such a joy in working around kids. I have a little over 2 years of childcare experience and I am hoping to continue my education at nursing school to become a neonatal nurse. Teaching children through a fun and interactive way is one of my goals as a teacher. I hope to play a part in their education that will last a lifetime!

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

    Name: Ashley

    Hometown: Keamy, Arizona

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Working on Associates in Applied Science in Nursing

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Taking my dog on a walks with my family

    Favorite children’s book: On the Night You Were Born

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To help your children grown and learn while having fun!

  • Ms. Jodi, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jodi

    Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello! I’m Mrs. Jodi. I’ve been an educator for 20+ years teaching children from preschool to 2nd grade in multiple setting. I’ve been an educator in public school, private school, and in a corporate child development center. This is the beginning of the fourth year as an early childhood educator. Early Childhood has been a long time passion of mine, and I look forward to supporting your child in the preschool classroom to help foster their growth, confidence and learning. I am also a wife, mother, and grandma. My husband and I have three adult sons, three amazing daughters-in-law and three grandchildren (so far!). In my free time I love gardening, hiking, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors along the Oregon Coast.

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

    Name: Mrs. Jodi

    Hometown: Tigard, Oregon

    Child care experience: Early Childhood educator since 2018

    Education Background: GFU, BS in Elementary/ Early Childhood

    Favorite food: Fresh Seafood from the Oregon Coast

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking and gardening

    Favorite children’s book: Eric Carle’s The Very Quiet Cricket

    Primrose character I most relate to:Og I love to Read

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting your family!

  • Ms. Marisol, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Marisol

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I’m Ms. Marisol. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    I’ve been working in the childcare industry for 5 years now. I first began working with kids during my early college years in high school when I worked as an after school instructor at an elementary school in the BSD. Then, I worked at a Montessori School and afterwards here at Primrose. Later, I pursued my career at another childcare center and have recently returned to Primrose. I have two little ones of my own who are currently attending the Infant program and Early Preschool program. My main goal has and will always be to see children thrive and be able to accomplish many milestones. I absolutely cannot wait to get to know you and your child.

    Name: Ms. Marisol

    Hometown: Morelos, Mexico

    Child care experience: Sunset High School, PCC Rock Creek, Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To be able to see watch my children grow and thrive!

  • Ms. Mediluna, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Mediluna

    Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hi! My name is Mediluna and I moved here from the Philippines, from the island of Mindanao. I have worked with children for two years as a full time third grade teacher at private school in the Philippines. That experience really made me realize that teaching is such a rewarding and fulfilling profession. I enjoy getting to interact with all of the children and hear their stories such as their favorite movie character, food, color and how they spend their weekends.

    I am excited to be collaborating with the teachers, parents and staff at Primrose School to help nurture young children.

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

    Name: Mediluna

    Hometown: Lipay, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

    Child care experience:3rd grade teacher for two years

    Education Background: BEED (Bachelor in Elementary Education major in General Studies

    Favorite food: Adobo, Lechon, Seafood

    Favorite weekend activity: Walking and watching movies

    Favorite children’s book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

  • Ms. Hannah, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Hannah

    Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

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

    It is my mission to care for and inspire each student in this class. As your child prepares for Kindergarten, I want to ensure that they are ready and confident in themselves and their learning capabilities. I believe that children learn best in the context of trusting relationships. It is my joy to provide space for each student to learn and grow in every way. My hope is that this class will be a place of joy and learning for each student and that they remember Pre-K fondly. I look forward to this year and am honored to serve the Primrose families!

    Name: Hannah Dewing

    Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

    Child care experience: Previously the Assistant Pre-K teacher. I also have a history of teaching the Sunday School children in my church.

    Education Background: Bachelor Degree in Bible & Theology

    Master of Divinity degree

    Favorite food: Mangos

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking in the mountains

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know all the students and learning and growing with them!

  • Ms. Renee, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Renee

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Meet Ms. Renee!

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Hi, my name is Renee Rojas! I am a mother of two teenagers, my daughter Jelina is 17 years old and my son Jordan is 16 years old. We moved here from Oahu, Hawaii in 2015. Although, I miss it and my family we are enjoying the great NW and seeing what it has to offer. I have over 18 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and I am passionate about being an intentional educator. I take great pride in being a part of the children's early learning development. The approach I take to teaching is child centered. I believe that children learn best when they are given rich experiences that encourage inquiry and wonder about the world around them. I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. I am reminded every day of what I enjoy the most, and that is to witness the growth of each child throughout the school year. Thank you for sharing your precious gems with us!

    Name: Renee

    Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii

    Child care experience: Since 2000, ranging from all ages

    Education Background: Portland Community College

    Favorite Food: Hawaiian

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Exploring the Pacific Northwest

    Favorite children's book: The Book with no Pictures

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of the children in the Kindergarten classroom!

  • Ms. Teresa, Floating Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Teresa

    Floating Assistant Teacher

    I’m Ms. Teresa Toscano. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m Ms. Teresa, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I recently moved here from Southern California where I was born and raised. I am very passionate about Veganism and animals lives. I currently also work as a Professional Plant-Based Chef at a restaurant called Vegan Junk Food. I love to paint, make candles, play video games on my Xbox, sing, dance and read Tarot. I am a strong believer in living your best life and striving to achieve your fullest potential.

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

    Name: Ms. Teresa

    Hometown: Reseda, California

    Child care experience: 7 ½ years as a Behavioral Interventionist and Registered Behavior Technician with children with Autism and other disabilities.

    Education Background: Certified RBT and Certified Plant-Based Professional Chef

    Favorite food: Vegan Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Painting, relaxing with my cat Angel or playing video games like Apex Legends with my friends online.

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seus Green Eggs and Ham

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Enlightening each individual with motivation, insight and a brighter outlook for the future.

  • Ms. Bekah, Support Wonder Program

    Ms. Bekah

    Support Wonder Program


    I’m Ms. Bekah, I can’t wait to get to know you!

    I grew up in a small rural town in Eastern Oregon and moved to the Portland-metro area to pursue softball as well as my education. After graduating with a couple Associates degrees from Mt Hood Community College I transferred to Warner Pacific University where I also played softball and received my Bachelors degree. I’ve always been passionate about children, their resilience and their overall love for life, so when this opportunity presented itself I jumped on it! Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your children’s lives I’m very excited to be here

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

    Name: Ms. Bekah

    Hometown: Pilot Rock, Oregon

    Child care experience: Various ages, abilities and locations on and off for 6 years.

    Education Background: BS in Psychology and currently working on my MS in Forensic Psychology

    Favorite food: I love Thai and Indian Cuisine

    Favorite weekend activity: Taking my dog Milo to the beach

    Favorite children’s book: Guess How Much I love you and Goodnight Moon

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m excited to see the kids personalities blossom as their confidence grows and to see the excitement in their eyes when they learn something new.

  • Ms. Alma, Support Venture Program

    Ms. Alma

    Support Venture Program

    My name is Alma and I have worked in various childcare setting for 30 years. I started in my high school preschool and am happy to be here at Primrose now. I have 3 grown children of my own and 1 granddaughter who is 3.5 years old. I enjoy any activity that can put my family altogether, such as BBQ’s finding something outdoorsy or family dinners. My favorite color is cobalt blue, I love elephants and giraffes and my dream trip would be to go on an African Safari and just watch all these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. I am excited to be here at Primrose and I look forward to the fun adventures of teaching.

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

    Name: Ms. Alma

    Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon

    Child care experience: PreK, Preschool Teacher, Nanny

    Favorite food: Thanksgiving Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my granddaughter

    Favorite children’s book: Babar the Elephant

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear- I enjoy helping kids work on kindness out of joy rather than expectations

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to be back at a school where I am more comfortable and confident in the way I enjoy teaching. I look forward to meeting new families, as well as building new friendships/ relationships with the students.

  • Piyoosh and Neha Jalan, Franchise Owner

    Piyoosh and Neha Jalan

    Franchise Owner

    Meet Piyoosh and Neha Jalan, proud multi-unit Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Livermore and Silicon Forest. The Jalans are longtime residents of the Bay Area and have been operating Primrose School of Livermore for multiple years and are excited to bring the high-quality Primrose Experience to Hillsboro/Silicon Forest families. Mr. Jackie Jones will be the resident Executive Director making sure we are delivering high quality Primrose experience to our families on a consistent basis.

    Neha and Piyoosh discovered the need for high-quality early education in their area when they had their first daughter, Ishita in 2008. “When we had Ishita, we could not find one facility that had the combination of a nurturing, loving environment and the balanced learning we wanted for our daughter,” Neha said.

    As a teacher herself with a background in early education, Neha took matters into her own hands. “I ended up leaving my teaching career and started my own home-based childcare for Bay Area families in 2008.”

    In 2011, with the birth of their son, Samar, just a few months away, the Jalans decided to go one step further in helping Neha pursue her dreams by researching child care franchises. They flew to Houston to visit a Primrose School. “We were so impressed with the Primrose curriculum, infrastructure, philosophy and culture that we instantly decided to become part of the Primrose family,” Piyoosh said.

    While both Neha and Piyoosh are originally from India, though they grew up on opposite sides of the country. Piyoosh first came to America to attend college at Cornell University, and upon graduating with a master’s degree in Computer Science he decided to stay in the country. He moved to California in 2003 and began his career in Silicon Valley, working for companies that include IBM, Yahoo! and Microsoft. Meanwhile, Neha earned a degree in Information Technology from Manipal University in the technology hub of Hyderabad, India. Teaching has always been her passion, however, so after graduation she took a teaching position at one of the largest preschool franchises in India and had great success, earning a Teacher of the Year award in 2004.

    “As a mother of two wonderful children, I understand how difficult it is to place your child in someone else's care,” Neha said. “Primrose School of Silicon Forest will always strive to be a home away from home. We will partner with parents in order to serve children with the same passion, care and love they see at home.”

    Primrose School of Silicon Forest features the exclusive Balanced Learning® approach which blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    Please reach out to us to learn more about our school, and the outstanding curriculum and educational approach of Primrose brand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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