Primrose School of Smyrna West

Our Staff

  • Ms. Nash, Director

    Ms. Nash

    Director

    Hello, my name is Danielle Nash. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to Atlanta in 1993. I have an older sister and two younger sisters. I chose to work at a Primrose Smyrna West because of its excellent curriculum and nurturing environment. I have been a member of the PSSW since 2012. I taught in the Early Preschool rooms before accepting a position within the PSSW leadership team. Now, you can visit me at the front office and catch me helping in the classrooms throughout the building. My son, Christian, is also a happy Primrose student!

  • Mrs. Richardson, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Richardson

    Curriculum Director

    Hello! My name is Siovon Richardson. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I am married with four children and my only daughter is a student here. I love to cook and go to the beach. I am currently a CASA for foster children in Paulding county. I love making a positive difference in children's lives. I have been a part of PSSW team since 2019. I began teaching in the toddler classroom before accepting a position on the PSSW Leadership Team. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful team! I will be here in the afternoons when you pick your child up, please make sure you say HI!

     

     

  • Shantel Odom

    Office Manager

     I  have been a part of Primrose Schools since 2012. After spending 17 years teaching preschool and pre-k, I am excited to expand my role at Primrose School of Smyrna West. I'm originally from Bronx, New York but I grew up right here in Smyrna. I attended college at Savannah Performing Art and Design, where I studied Performance Art and Computer Science. When I'm not here at PSSW, I'm at home being a mom to my handsome 3 year old son. I enjoy watching musicals and 90's movies. I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!! 

  • Mrs. Rowan, Private Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Rowan

    Private Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Hello, I am originally from Wolverhampton, England. I am a proud mother of a beautiful daughter and love spending quality time with my family. In my down time I enjoy doing various art projects such as scrapbooking, embroidery, painting and decorating. I have worked as a nanny and have been in the childcare industry for over 25 years. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow.It is great to see the joy in a child’s face when they succeed in their work. It is so great to see the joy in a child’s face when they succeed at their work. Being a part of that success makes teaching even more rewarding.


  • Ms. Dewberry, Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Dewberry

    Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Hello, I am Stephanie Dewberry. I have two wonderful daughters in their twenties. Both are proud college graduates – FAMU Class of 2016 and UGA Class of 2018! They are the reason WHY I do what do!

    Before this, I worked for Atlanta Public Schools for 18+ years. Mainly, I worked with students with disabilities. During the hardest years, I strived for my students’ success and kept positive! Recently, I’ve discovered I enjoy working out! I like to read on the treadmill. I also enjoy relaxing on the beach every chance I get!

  • Mrs. Chapman, Private Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Chapman

    Private Pre-Kindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    I am married with three wonderful boys. I was born in Georgetown, Guyana. I moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 9 and resided there for 25 years. My family and I relocated to Atlanta in 2007. After graduating, I obtained a teaching position with a center where I taught Kindergarten for five and half years. I decided to become a teacher; to make a difference in children’s lives. I love the innocence of childhood, and enjoy teaching and watching young minds grow. I believe all teachers should encompass a passion and energy for teaching. I am excited to be working at Primrose, because of the schools high standards and ratings.

  • Mrs. Ogunmefun, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Ogunmefun

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Petra Ogunmefun. I’m from Nigeria, Africa. I am married with one daughter. I have 9 years of experience in teaching. I obtained my first degree in Nigeria at the University of Jos and I’m currently in college for my second degree. My student's education and well-being is my priority. I am passionate about kids and teaching. I’m excited to be a part of the Primrose School of Smyrna West!

  • Mrs. Hester, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Hester

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Hester. I am originally from Marietta, GA. I graduated from Campbell High School. I have one child of my own, Jozlynn. I have always enjoyed teaching! My experience is with Primrose and I am so excited to get started here at the Primrose School of Smyrna West.

  • Ms. Shabazz, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shabazz

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Aliyah Shabazz, I was born in Chicago but raised in Atlanta . I have been working with children since I was 17 years old and have been in love with them ever since. I got my education at 2 wonderful schools. The first being the Tuskegee University and Georgia Southern looking to be enrolled to pursue my CDA. I believe that every child deserves to know the feeling of love and if I can just give them a piece of my love while helping them learn and navigate life my job is done.

  • Ms. Davis, Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Davis

    Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    I am a mother of two handsome boys,ages 7 and 2. I love being creative and trying different and new things. I'm very caring, loving and open-minded. I can be a bit silly,funny and just fun all around!! That's what keeps my boys going and active. I enjoy walks on the trail and in nature. I am also a ROLL TIDE baby for all of the Bama fans!!!!

     

  • Mrs. Lenglet, Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Lenglet

    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Hi y'all! I have been a teacher with PSSW since 2010. I call this school my home away from home! Teaching children is my passion! I am able to make a positive impact in their lives and I especially enjoy watching them grow and learn. I have a full heart and love for teaching! Being here at Primrose Smyrna West has been the best teaching experience one could ask for.

    In November 2018, I married my husband, and in June 2020 we welcomed our first child, Mallory. She has made our family feel complete! We are so thankful for her (along with our two dogs, of course). I have lived in Georgia my whole life. I do enjoy to travel and experience new things, too. I also enjoy playing softball, fishing, and hiking.

  • Ms. Francis, Infant 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Francis

    Infant 1 Lead Teacher

    I have two children, Andrea and Jason. I have lived in Marietta, Georgia for the last thirteen years. I graduated from Carver High School in Florida. I enjoy spending time with my family, and I am actively involved at my church. I teach because I enjoy working with children. I enjoy working at Primrose because I believe in their curriculum and the Primrose philosophy.

  • Ms. Green, Closing Manager & Assistant Infant 1 Teacher

    Ms. Green

    Closing Manager & Assistant Infant 1 Teacher

    Hello, I attended the Art Institute of Atlanta to study Interior Design before transferring to Ashford University to study Organizational Management. I worked in banking for 30 years until early retirement. I have one son, Brandon. My father is a Preacher, and still pastors at his church at the age of 86. I sing for the church and work part-time in the business office.

    My favorite quote I’d like to share with you is: “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”

  • Mrs. Craver, Spanish Teacher

    Mrs. Craver

    Spanish Teacher

    Hola! I am originally from Bogota, Colombia. I moved to the US in 2001, and became a U.S. citizen in 2009. I have a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad del Rosario in Bogota. I am married with 2 children, George and Andre, who are university students respectively studying Journalism and Information Technology. I greatly enjoy my position as the Spanish Teacher at Primrose Smyrna West.

  • Supriya Dhankhar and Nitin Gulia, Franchise Owner

    Supriya Dhankhar and Nitin Gulia

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to Primrose Schools!

    We are Supriya and Nitin Gulia, the proud owners of Primrose School of Smyrna West! We are parents to two beautiful daughters, Taarini (9) and Nitya (6) and a dog, Gabbar (10). As a family, we enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, reading, traveling, and volunteering together.

    Prior to making the decision to become Primrose Franchise Owners, we both worked in the Capital Markets space, with several years of experience in Finance, Operations, Digital Products and Program Management. As working parents, we understand how important and challenging it is to find a safe, loving and growth mind-set environment for your children. We discovered Primrose during the school research process for our daughter and were drawn to Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® curriculum, that focuses on character development and strong engagement with the community. This exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    We are beyond excited to join this fulfilling journey of enabling our future generations to make a difference in the community and world at large. We feel there is no greater privilege or responsibility than being trusted to care for your child. We pledge to provide every child in our school with a safe, loving and fun environment in which they will flourish and learn the skills that will help prepare them for success in their lives ahead.

    We look forward to meeting you and your family!

    Who children become is as important as what they know. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.

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