Primrose School of Smyrna West

Our Staff

  • Ms. Nash, Director

    Ms. Nash


    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!

  • Ms. Odom

    School Excellence and Curriculum Coach

     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 4 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. Lenglet, Office Manager

    Mrs. Lenglet

    Office Manager

    Hey y'all! I have been a teacher with PSSW since 2010. I call this school my home away from home! I transitioned to the office manager position in June 2023 and am thrilled to start this new chapter in my life! I love being able to make a positive impact on the students lives and I especially enjoy watching them grow and learn. 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. I have lived in Georgia my whole life. I do enjoy to travel and experience new things, too. I also enjoy playing softball and fishing.


  • 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. Hester, Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Hester

    Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 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.

  • 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.

  • Ms. Barclay, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Barclay

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Dasia Barclay. I am originally freom Rochester, New York and relocated to Marietta, Georgia in 2017. I have been in childcare for 6 years and I absolutely love what I do. I am currently in the process of getting my CDA and once I accomplish that goal, I plan to go back to school to earn my Bachelors in Education. Working with children has always been a dream of mine and it's always fascinating to watch children grow and learn new things and apply it to their daily lives.

  • Ms. Pulley, Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Pulley

    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Alyssa Pulley. I graduated from Lumpkin County High School with the class 2021. I first knew I wanted to teach children when I was 12 years old. I started volunterring at my church, and 5 years later I was given my own Sunday School classroom! My favorite thing about teaching is getting to experience all the joy that children have. I love being able to share all the milestones and big accomplishments with kids. Their hearts are so pure and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with children everyday! Working at Primrose school of Smyrna West has been a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to many more years here teaching these amazing students!

  • Ms. Johnson, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Johnson

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Stephanie Johnson. I was born in Lousiana. I have 3 beautiful daughters of my own and have over 8 years of experience working with children. My love for children came at a very young age! I have always enjoyed being an aid to kids of all ages! I have been at Primrose for 2 years working in Pre-K and am excited to start this new journey in my life being the Lead Teacher in Preschool! 

  • Ms.Bidot, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher


    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hello, my name is Alissa Bidot. I am originally from New York city. I  have been in Georgia for over 10 years. I have a beautiful big family of my own. I am getting married next year and between my fiancé and I we have 6 children and 1grandbaby! I currently have a technical certificate in Early childhood and Education basis and plan to obtain a bachelors in Early childhood and education. I have been working in childcare for almost 10 years . I love working with children and it has always been a passion. I believe early childhood education is crucial because I am able to shape the minds of the future.

  • Ms. Gaines, Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Gaines

    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ajali Gaines. I love working here at PSSW! I am dedicated to learning new things and promoting a safe and fun enviornment for the students in my care. I believe patience and communication are the pillars for that to happen. In my free time I enjoy trying new foods and exploring, as well as spending time doing water sports and being outside as much as possible. In closing, my mission here is to help your little ones experience learning and activities in a positive way.

  • Ms. Brown, Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Brown

    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Aquilla Brown. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. I graduated from Atlanta Technical College with an associates in Early Childhood Education specializing in Infant and Toddler care. I love teaching because I love to watch my students grow and become their own person with their own little personalities. I have one daughter name Harmony and love spending as much time with her as I can. In my free time I like to make candles, read books and make balloon art. I also love to travel and learn about different cultures.

  • Ms. Koczan, Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Koczan

    Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    Hello! My name is Ayanna, 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!!!!


  • Ms. Bhattacharya, Infant 2 Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Bhattacharya

    Infant 2 Assistant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Sarmilla Bhattacharya. I have been here at PSSW for almost 10 years and have enjoyed ever minute of it! I am originally from Kolkata India. Kolkata is a city in West Bengal. I have always worked with children. I enjoy working with and caring for them in a loving nature. I have been working with children since my time in India. I love to watch them grow and they remind me of my childhood. These children bring out the best in me and I throughly enjoy working here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Baldwin, Infant 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Baldwin

    Infant 2 Lead Teacher

    Hello, My name is Nevelle Baldwin and I have been at PSSW since 2018. I love working with children! I am a parent to two boys. I adopted my second son when he was in Middle School with my biological son! I love working with children of all ages. I love to have fun and socialize with people who enjoy the same things that I like. I also love traveling and spending time with my family. Working here at Primrose has been an amazing experience. I love being able to touch the hearts of every student who is in my care. 

  • Mrs. Rhoden, Infant 1 Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Rhoden

    Infant 1 Assistant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Tyunia Rhoden and I am the assistant teacher in the Infant 1 classroom. I have been here at PSSW for over 10 years. I am originally from Dallas, Texas but a job opportunity for my husband relocated us to Georgia 20 years ago. I am the mother of 6 beautiful girls and 13 grandchildren! I have been in the childcare business for over 15 years. When I'm not loving my infants at work or enjoying time with my grandchildren, I stay active with my church. I enjoy gospel music and reading books about faith. I look forward to many more happy years working with the infants here at Primrose Smyrna West!

  • 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. Gonzalez, Spanish Teacher

    Ms. Gonzalez

    Spanish Teacher

    Hola! My name is Sharay Gonzalez and I am the Spanish teacher here at PSSW! A few things about me....I am the oldest of 8 children. All together we are 5 girls and 3 boys, they all drive me crazy but I wouldn't change them for anything in this world! Also, I am a first generation high school and college graduate! I graduated college in 2019 with my degree in medical assisting. Although I enjoyed my time in the medical field, my dream has always been to be a teacher. I love working with children so I will always be grateful to God and Primrose for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to teach these children my beloved language, Spanish!!

  • 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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