Primrose School Building

Primrose School of South Charlotte

Our Staff

  • Ms. Wrenn, Family Program Director

    Ms. Wrenn

    Family Program Director

    I joined the Primrose family in 2012 teaching the Preschool and Pre-k classrooms which gave me the opportunity to live out the Primrose Mission and Vision throughout my classroom. After seeing this impact, it made me want to coach other teachers to have a positive effect of educating our Primrose families! I joined the Primrose School of South Charlotte in 2017. After the school grew, I became the Curriculum Coordinator and have since moved into the Educational Manager position followed by the Assistant Director position! In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, camping and spending time with my husband, Grant, and two sons, Jackson and William (who is also part of this Primrose Family!)

  • Ms. Duff, Operations Director

    Ms. Duff

    Operations Director

    I was born and raised in the rural Guatemalan Highlands. I came to the USA as an exchange student back in 2011, and I officially moved to North Carolina in 2012. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and as much as I enjoy trade and marketing, my true passion is education. I have over 12 years of formal experience working with young children, 10 leading child care facilities, supporting the local community, and assisting children and educators to reach their highest potential.

    On a personal level, I am married and I have 3 beautiful children, Benjamin 9, Lintz 6, and our newest addition, Emmanuelle 6 months old. We also have a crazy and sweet yellow lab named Rex."

  • Ms. O'Connell, School Consultant

    Ms. O'Connell

    School Consultant

    I relocated from New York in 1993 to Georgia where my husband and two daughters lived for 25 years. Both my children were Primrose students and I was a teacher, assistant director, and a director for all 25 years! The Primrose experience as a parent was very fulfilling for us and prepared my children for life. We recently moved to South Carolina and I am very excited to join the Primrose School of South Charlotte team. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Strawn, Education Coach

    Ms. Strawn

    Education Coach

    I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2009. But I have cared for children for many years prior starting as a babysitter in my teenage years and a nanny throughout college. I went to UNC-Charlotte and received my B.A. in Elementary Education. In 2018, I completed my M.ED in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. I have worked with children and families as an Early Interventionist and Service Coordinator and I will be the Education Coach at Primrose School of South Charlotte. My husband and I have two children, Avery and Chase and many pets. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose family.

  • Ms. Lackey, Operations Coordinator

    Ms. Lackey

    Operations Coordinator

    I’m Mrs. Lackey. I graduated from York Comprehensive High School in 1995 and continued my education at Central Piedmont Community College for Early Childhood Development. Working with infants is my passion and has been for the past 15+ years. I have been happily married for 18 years. We have 2 beautiful children. A boy named Scott and a girl named Ashleigh. Spending time with my family is a joy. We love the outdoors. The Clemson Tigers is our favorite team.

  • Ms. Mason, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Mason

    Administrative Assistant

    I started teaching in 1999 in a Toddler classroom and have taught a total of 15 years. I have worked in administration, sales and management with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, The Federal Social Security and Disability Commission and have owned and operated my own family support company for 12 years. I hold a 4 year degree with a concentration in Child and Family Development and have also completed course work towards my Masters in Business Administration. I am passionate about partnering with families to support the development of strong families and independent children who have a love of learning. I am married and mom to 3 children (16 yr old girl, 15 year old boy and a 8 year old girl) as well as 3 dogs. I enjoy exploring Charlotte, eating out, shopping and checking out local breweries. I also love spending time at the pool in the summer and serve on the governing board for the pool club.

  • Ms. Hanna, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Hanna

    Young Infant Teacher

    I am originally from Egypt and have been in the US for 10 years. I like to help other people. I enjoy spending time with my family. My hobbies are cooking and baking. I like trying new things and am very excited to be a part of the Primrose family!

  • Ms. Karthikeyan, Support Teacher

    Ms. Karthikeyan

    Support Teacher

    I moved to Charlotte about 8 years ago. Before having my own children, I completed my Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation and have experience as Transaction Monitoring Officer. I am married and I have two boys, the elder one is in 7th grade and the younger one is in K. I love to spend time with family. I love cooking multi-cuisine recipes and sharing cooking videos too. I like to paint and sing as well. I have a passion for working with children and I am excited to be part of the Primrose family.

  • Ms. Powell, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Powell

    Young Toddler Teacher

    I am a proud resident of Charlotte, North Carolina. My favorite color is red; I enjoy reading and sitting out in the sun. I believe that the best way to change the world is to impact and love our children which I am committed to doing every day. I have 2 brothers, 2 children and a host of family and friends. As the oldest, I have been responsible for children my whole life but started my childcare career when I was fifteen years old. I am excited about meeting new people and families. I look forward to new adventures with you!

  • Ms. Reddy, Support Teacher

    Ms. Reddy

    Support Teacher

    I am married and I have 2 daughters. My older daughter is graduated from UCLA and my younger one is attending Highschool for her senior year and will be off to college next year. When I was younger I loved dancing and danced for 8 years professionally. I also earned a classical dance diploma. I also love cooking and spending time with family. I cannot wait to meet you and your family!

  • Ms. Kamesetty, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Kamesetty

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Hi, I am Mrs. Kamesetty. I am originally from India. I live with my husband and three beautiful girls. I always love spending time with my family. I have been working with children for the last 5 years. My hobbies are singing, and cooking. I am very happy to be a part of the Primrose Family.

  • Ms. Herail, Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Herail

    Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. My experience with children started about 10 years ago. I have volunteered in the nursery for my church and I have 4 nieces and nephews I help babysit. I look forward to seeing the children’s beautiful faces everyday. It makes my day so much better. I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose family. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family!

  • Ms. Chambers, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Chambers

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    I am new to the Primrose family and I look forward to growing into this school. I am super excited. I also have a four year old that is apart of the Primrose family and she’s excited as I am about this journey. I am currently in school obtaining my Early Childhood Development degree, which I will receive in May 2022. I have wanted to work with young children since I was a young child, so it is truly my passion and I look forward to working with each child, helping them learn and grow as well as nurturing them.

  • Ms. Snyder, Early Preschool Two Teacher

    Ms. Snyder

    Early Preschool Two Teacher

    I’m a very outgoing, easy spirit! Love spending time with my puppy apollo and watching some marvel movies with my boyfriend! You can always catch me at the pool on the weekends! Love to be in the sun! Also love reading a good book about mental health! I’m into everything skincare! I would love to be an esthetician one day, and have my certification in lashes!


  • Ms. Mubarak, Teacher

    Ms. Mubarak


    I’ve been a teacher for over two years. I truly love working with children and can’t wait to get to know everyone here at Primrose of South Charlotte.

  • Ms. Drake, Pre-K2 Teacher

    Ms. Drake

    Pre-K2 Teacher

    I have a bachelor's degree from College of Charleston, in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. After college I taught in Union County for 6 years. I taught kindergarten through 2nd grade. I took a break from the education field when I decided to start a family. I worked for Harris Teeter for the last 5 years as a pricing analysis at the Ballantyne Location. I have a beautiful daughter who is now in 2nd grade. She is my little sidekick. Now that she is getting older I am able to get back to what I really love to do... Teaching Children! I am excited to return to the field and look forward to a wonderful experience with your children.

  • Ms. Eddins, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Eddins

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    I have been in child care for eleven years. For the last two years, I have focused on education as a preschool teacher! Through this, I realized I had a passion for teaching preschoolers! There is nothing better than the joy of experiencing a child learning! I have a wonderful husband and an adorable one year old little boy! Our family will be soon adding another little boy in December 2021! We are so excited to be a part of the Primrose Family!

  • Ms. Kremensky, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Kremensky

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    I have worked in childcare since I was a child myself. I started my first babysitting job at the age of 12! I absolutely love working with children of all ages. I have worked as a nanny, summer camp counselor, swim instructor and everything in between. I am originally from San Diego, CA. and moved here a few years ago along with my husband and (2) kiddos. I look forward to teaching and learning with your children here at Primrose of South Charlotte!

  • Ms. Hartman, Teacher

    Ms. Hartman


    I have been in the Early Childhood arena as a staffer, teacher, enrichment developer and ESL/Math/Reading Tutor for over a decade. I have found joy in my profession. I sleep well at night because I can give my best and my best if above and beyond what their little hands need. On a personal level, I have 2 grown children, 18 and 20 years old. My daughter aspires to be a marine biologist, she is on her 3rd year of college, one more year to go. My son is wanting to work until he figures what is best for him and his future in this new environment.

  • Ms. Robinson, Support Teacher

    Ms. Robinson

    Support Teacher

    I am Ms. Robinson. I have volunteered as a first grade reading tutor for three years and I have also been a K-5 substitute teacher. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose family to help children grow academically and socially. I enjoy listening to smooth jazz and spending time with my friends and miniature dachshund, Pepper. Gourmet cooking and creative crafts are also passions of mine.

  • Ms. McIntyre, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. McIntyre

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello, I am originally from Georgia. I have over 20 years of teaching experience, including teaching at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. I am running a half marathon in fifty states this coming fall. I am a real people person and I love traveling! I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Ms. Adkins, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Adkins

    Explorer Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi, I am Ms. Adkins, I currently have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. My expertise is I am a humanitarian and have a niche for understanding children’s personalities. I love having the knowledge of holistic approaches. I am very excited to be a part of Primrose School Of South Charlotte.

  • Ms. Myers, Support Teacher (Temporary)

    Ms. Myers

    Support Teacher (Temporary)

    I am a rising sophomore honors student at North Carolina A&T State University.  I am studying Kinesiology on the pre-med track in hopes to go to PA school afterward to pursue a career in pediatrics. My passion for children arose at a young age as I’ve always enjoyed looking after my younger family members. I’m excited to be here and am looking forward to this experience!

  • Ms. McGrade, EP1 Teacher

    Ms. McGrade

    EP1 Teacher

    I recently moved here from Maryland to start a new fresh start here in the Queen City with my son. I spent most of my childhood and early adult years in Augusta, Georgia. I have a energetic, wild, and fun loving little boy. I found my passion for childhood education when I began working with children and saw the joy and light in their eyes when introduced to new things in the world around them. In my free time my son and I spend most of our time in the beautiful parks in the city, so catch us outside on any sunny day on the weekend! My secret interests are watching the Marvel and DC movies while playing superheroes with my son.

  • Ms. Desrosiers (Ms. D), EP2 Teacher

    Ms. Desrosiers (Ms. D)

    EP2 Teacher

    I was born and raised in Maine and I am 22 years old. I started working at 17 which helped me gain a good amount of customer and service experience. I graduated high school in 2018 and took went back to school to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. A few months ago, my family was presented with job opportunties in the Charlotte area, so NC here we came!


  • Ms. Martinez, Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Martinez

    Pathways Teacher

    I grew up going back and forth from New Orleans and Charlotte. I later on moved to Colorado where I became a mom. I have two sons; Christopher Josiah 5 years old and Walter Valentino (Wally V) 1 year old.  I speak Spanish thanks to my Nicaraguan background. I love being a teacher and working with children. 

  • Ms. Watkins, Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Watkins

    Pathways Teacher

    I am Anyia Watkins, While I am new to the Primrose Family I have 3 years of experience working in education environments with children.  I love teaching theater, literature and history.  I enjoy being out in nature and playing with my cat, Oney

  • Ms. Johnson, Y. Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Johnson

    Y. Toddler Teacher

    Hello, I'm Ms. Johnson. I started working with children in 2013, a year after I graduated High school. I have always loved children not only because they are super cute, but I can be a big kid myself sometimes! I have my Associate in Arts degree and Early Childhood credentials and plan to continue my education even further. Knowing that I can play a huge role in a child's life in helping them grow brings me joy, and I can't wait to continue that journey with the Primrose family!

  • Ms. Roopa, Support Teacher

    Ms. Roopa

    Support Teacher

    I'm Roopa, I have 3 kids, my oldest daughter is in College, my 2 other sons have exceptionalities that make them special and extraordinary.  I was a teacher in India and I have always loved working with children.  I moved to U.S.A. in 2005 and I started working in CMS in 2021. I'm very excited to work in Primrose this summer break. My hobbies are writing, fashion, craft, sewing and cooking.

  • Ms. Jones, Support Teacher

    Ms. Jones

    Support Teacher


    I’m Ms. Jones.  I have been in child care for seven years. When Im not caring and nurturing children my hobbies include hiking,eating, and shopping. I have a fur baby named Drake.  I am an only child, also I sometimes do things differently from others because I am left handed =)


  • Ms. Silva, Support Teacher

    Ms. Silva

    Support Teacher

    My name is Ms. Silva.  I am currently attending Central Piedmont Community College. I moved to North Carolina about a year ago. I am originally from New Jersey. I have an adorable Chocolate Labrador living at home with me. I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my family and friends, and watching new TV shows.


  • Ms. Gallegos

    Support Teacher

    Im Ms. Gallegos and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am a single mom to a 2 year old little boy, who is my entire world. When Im not at work, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my son, going to the zoo or playing outside. I am currently in college and have a passion for food and nutrition. I love watching little ones grow and being a part of their learning journey. Helping parents feel comfortable about leaving their children is my ultimate goal.

  • Ms. Gonzalez

    Support Staff

    My name is koralys but everyone calls me Koral. Originally from Puerto Rico but moved to the states In 2012 I volunteered in Summer camps growing up and In 2015 I join the military as a military police. I am married to my loving husband Eduardo and I am a mom of a handsome baby boy named David. I love crafting, birthdays and mommy and son dates

  • Ms. Brown

    Support Staff

    My name is Trinity Brown and I am a recent high school graduate at Cuthbertson High School. I am 18 years old and I will be continuing my education at SPCC in the fall. I have been working with children since I was in middle school.  My favorite color is pink and normally I am wearing some type of print. (Cheetah especially). I have 3 older brothers and a dog named Boston. I moved to North Carolina when I was going into 3rd grade.  My favorite season is fall,  with the leaves changing,  the colder weather and most importantly because I am a big coffee drinker and pumpkin spice is my favorite.  I love working with children, it brings me so much joy to meet and get to know the kids. 



  • Bill and Yaa McConnell, Franchise Owner

    Bill and Yaa McConnell

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Bill and Yaa McConnell, the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of South Charlotte.

    Our Primrose story began while we were searching for an early education and care experience for our son. We tried a variety of child care arrangements, but we were challenged to find an option that provided the type of quality education we wanted for him — a secure, loving environment that helped him grow both socially and academically. When we enrolled him at Primrose, we immediately knew we’d found what we were looking for.

    Within a few months, we knew we wanted to move from being Primrose parents to Primrose Franchise Owners. We had already considered opening our own business as a way to invest in the city of Charlotte. After more than a decade of designing and developing curriculum and instruction, Yaa was drawn to opening a school and saw it as an opportunity to provide more families with the Primrose Balanced Learning® approach, which balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance.

    Yaa holds a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the George Mason University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology earned from the University of Ghana. While Yaa’s responsibilities range from managing staffing to supervising the implementation of curriculum, her favorite role is connecting with parents and families at the school. Bill, who earned a degree in Business Management from Florida State University and works as a Territory Manager for a global consumer products company, supports our school’s financial and operational needs.

    We are thrilled to see our dream of serving families and children come to fruition by opening a Primrose school. Together, we are committed to providing students with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®, while providing parents with peace of mind, knowing their children are well cared for and receiving a premier education.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We would love to meet you and your family and welcome you to our Primrose family!

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