Primrose School of South Plano

Our Staff

  • ​Kelly Britton, Executive Director

    ​Kelly Britton

    Executive Director

    Kelly Britton made the decision to help children at an early age. She established a strong foundation in education 15 years ago. Kelly graduated from the University of North Texas with a BAAS in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration and Concordia University with a Masters in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Instruction. She continues to work with children due to the personal reward of knowing she is providing the tools they need to succeed in their educational goals.

    Kelly is honored to serve our children and families here at Primrose School of South Plano. She is a returning director to our school. Kelly was Primrose School of South Plano opening director. She opened the school in March of 2015 and left in December of 2015. I am happy to say that she is returning and looking forward to educating and providing a safe, healthy environment for our children to learn. She is committed to continuing the vision of Primrose and providing the best and most trusted early childhood education to each of our students at Primrose School of South Plano.

    Kelly is actively involved in community service and lives in Rockwall with her husband and four children. She has served on many youth organization boards including serving two terms as the President of the Education at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

    Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kelly Britton back to Primrose School of South Plano!

  • Mrs. Alvarado, Enrollment Coordinator

    Mrs. Alvarado

    Enrollment Coordinator

    Name: Angie Alvarado

    Hometown: Van Nuys, California

    Child Care Experience: 5 years

    Education Background: G.E.D Graduate

    Favorite Food: Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Dancing & live music

    Favorite children's book: The Little Prince & The Rainbow Fish

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Seeing the growth & progress of every child I teach. My goal is to make a positive impact in each child.

  • Ms. Olea Cruz, Operations Coordinator

    Ms. Olea Cruz

    Operations Coordinator

    Name: Jicel Olea Cruz

    Hometown: Garland, TX

    Child Care Experience: 5 years as a nanny

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Grilled Salmon w/ Mashed Potatoes

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hang out with friends and family

    Favorite Children's Book: The Story of Ferdinand

  • Mrs. Reese, Education Coach

    Mrs. Reese

    Education Coach

    Name: Graciette Reese

    Hometown: Brockton, Mass.

    Child care experience: 18 years

    Education Background: Wilberforce University finished at UNCC

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family!

    Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know my students and the new curriculum

  • Mrs. Batool, Infant I Teacher

    Mrs. Batool

    Infant I Teacher

    Name: Saima Batool

    Hometown: Pakistan

    Child Care Experience: 11 Years

    Education Background: Bachelor in Psychology

    Favorite Food: Pakistani Food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite Book: Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Celebrating holidays, especially our Christmas party

  • Ms. Allami, Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Allami

    Infant I Teacher

    Name: Asmahan Allami

    Hometown: Maysan

    Child care experience: 1 year

    Education background: High school diploma

    Favorite food: Salad

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading, baking, and spending time with family

    Favorite children's book: The very hungry caterpillar

  • Ms. Habib, Infant I Teacher

    Ms. Habib

    Infant I Teacher

    Name: Dastan Habib

    Hometown: Kurdistan Region

    Child Care Experience: I am new to Early Childhood Education but so excited to learn!

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Dolma

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spend time with the family!

    Favorite Children's Book: Will Bear Share?

  • Mrs. Bheda, Infant II Teacher

    Mrs. Bheda

    Infant II Teacher

    Name: Asma Bheda

    Hometown: Born in Africa, raised in Pakistan

    Child Care Experience: 26 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out with family

    Favorite Children's Book: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting new children & families

  • Mrs. Bangoy, Infant II Teacher

    Mrs. Bangoy

    Infant II Teacher

    Name: Jovy Bangoy

    Hometown: Philippines

    Child Care Experience: 25 Years

    Education Background: College

    Favorite Food: Chinese Food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with family

    Favorite Children's Book: Amelia Bedelia

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut & Ally

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know all of my new students

  • Mrs. Henn, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Henn

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Kip Henn

    Hometown: Plano, TX

    Child Care Experience: 8 years as an Infant teacher, 5 years as a Toddler teacher

    Education Background: Business degree at Baylor University. CDA in Masters Education Program.

    Favorite Food: Mexican

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Family Historical Projects

    Favorite Children's Book: The Secret Shortcut

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally (Responsibility)

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know new friends

  • Ms. Griffin, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Griffin

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Name: Carla Griffin

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Sea Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend time with my family and go shopping.

    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Seeing all my students grow and learn

  • Mrs. Weiner, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Weiner

    Toddler Teacher

    Name: Amanda Weiner

    Hometown: Lewisville, TX

    Child care experience: 16 years in Childcare and working with special needs children

    Education Background: I have an AA with course work in Early Childhood and an AS in occupational therapy

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Going for walks in the park, Farmers Market & movies

    Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Seeing all my students grow and learn

  • Mrs. Zehra, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Zehra

    Toddler Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Name: Syeda Zehra

    Hometown: Manchester, NH

    Child Care Experience: 3 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Go to the park and go shopping

    Favorite children's book: Anything By Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Katie

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I get to spend time with a lot

  • Ms. Funchess, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Funchess

    Toddler Teacher

    Name: Kristal Funchess

    Hometown: Jackson, MS

    Child Care Experience: 15 Years

    Education Background: High School Diploma 

    Favorite Food: Baked Chicken 

    Favorite Weekend Activity: I like to rest by sleeping in. 

    Favorite Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

    Primrose character I most relate to: All Primrose Characters 

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know my students and their parents. 

  • Mrs. Mendoza, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Mendoza

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Melany Mendoza

    Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

    Child care experience: 7 years

    Education Background: T.S.U in Preschool Education

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Cook for my family and spend time with my kids!

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Prince

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting meet all the kids and their families !

  • Ms. Morris, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Morris

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Katherine Morris 

    Hometown: Plano, TX

    Child Care Experience: 6 Years

    Education Background: High School & 2 years of college 

    Favorite Food: Pretzels and Nutella

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Going to the pool!

    Favorite Book: The Little Engine That Could

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Ally

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kids and connecting with them. 

  • Ms. Howell, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Howell

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Name: Courtney Howell

    Hometown: Sherman, TX

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: High school diploma & some college

    Favorite food: Asian food

    Favorite weekend activity: going hiking

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

  • Ms. Martinez, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Martinez

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Christi Martinez

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite food: Chinese, Italian, and Mexican food

    Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with Friends

    Favorite children’s book: No David!

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I'm exited to see all my new students!

  • Ms. Ward, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Ward

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Lorie Ward 

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Child Care Experience: Primrose School 3 years, Pre-K Teacher Assistant at Weatherford Elem., Chicago Public Schools 

    Education Background: Collin College, Post University- Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Relaxing or dancing!

    Favorite Book: The Three Little Pigs

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I am excited to meet many new students this school year!

  • Ms. Rayo, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Rayo

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Name: Angelica Rayo

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Child Care Experience: I am new to Early Childhood Education but so excited to learn!

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Chinese food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Watch movies

    Favorite Children's Book: Little Pilgrim

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I'm excited to learn from the other teachers and get to know all the kids!

  • Ms. Preuitt, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Preuitt

    Preschool I Teacher

    Name: Sammy Preuitt

    Hometown: Richardson, TX

    Child Care Experience: Church Daycare

    Education Background: High School Diploma and currently studying Music Education

    Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with friends and family!

    Favorite Children's Book: Skippyjon Jones

  • Mrs. Daniel, Preschool I Teacher

    Mrs. Daniel

    Preschool I Teacher

    Name: Patricia Daniel

    Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

    Child Care Experience: 50+ Years

    Education Background: 2 Associates Degrees

    Favorite Food: Pot roast and lasagna

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Gong to my grandchildren's basketball games and being able to rest!

    Favorite Children's Book: Little Pilgrim

  • Ms. Dean, Preschool I Teacher

    Ms. Dean

    Preschool I Teacher

    Name: Camryn Dean

    Hometown: Plano, TX

    Child Care Experience: Child Development classes

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite Food: Seafood

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hang out with friends.

    Favorite Children's Book: If you give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Ms. Willis, Preschool II Teacher

    Ms. Willis

    Preschool II Teacher

    Name: Rhubin Willis 

    Hometown: Sherman, TX

    Child Care Experience: 8 Years

    Education Background: High School Diploma 

    Favorite Food: Hot wings and seafood

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending time with my kids or doing hair. 

    Favorite Book: The Llama Llama books 

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and teaching them new things and skills. 

  • Mrs. Qawi, Preschool II Teacher

    Mrs. Qawi

    Preschool II Teacher

    Name: Seema Qawi

    Hometown: Texas

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Early childhood education

    Favorite food: Pasta

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Teaching kids

  • Ms. Dorsett, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Dorsett

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Name: Liz Dorsett

    Hometown: Plano, TX

    Child Care Experience: 20+ Years

    Education Background: CDA courses

    Favorite Food: Pizza and tacos

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out with my two little girls!

    Favorite Children's Book: Are You My Mother?

  • Ms. Hassan

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Name: Bafreen Hassan

    Hometown: North of Iraq

    Child Care Experience: 2 years

    Education Background: College Associates

    Favorite Food: Homemade food

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Go shopping

    Favorite Children's Book: Any book by Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Making all the parents and students feel like they are at home.

  • Ms. Khan, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Khan

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Name: Ayesha Khan

    Hometown: New York, NY

    Child Care Experience: 8 Months

    Education Background: High School Diploma and getting a degree in Early Childhood

    Favorite Food: Cupcakes

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Go Shopping!

    Favorite Children's Book: All kinds, can't choose!

  • Mrs. Gill, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Gill

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Name: Martha Gill

    Hometown: Richardson, TX

    Child Care Experience: 26 years teaching at church, 10 years in public schools

    Education Background: B.S. Interdisciplinary studies, Texas Woman's University

    Favorite Food: I love it all, but breakfast foods are my favorite.

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Relaxing, time with family

    Favorite Children's Book: A Porcupine named Fluffy, anything by Ezra Jack Keats or Kevin Henkes

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og, because I love books & Benjamin for Science

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting Primrose staff and families

  • Mrs. Malik, Floater

    Mrs. Malik

    Floater

    Name: Ambreen Malik

    Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: College Graduate

    Favorite food: Asian & Italian Food!

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking

    Favorite children’s book: Nursery Rhyme Books

  • Mrs. Fletcher, Chef

    Mrs. Fletcher

    Chef

    Name: Cindy Fletcher

    Hometown: Garland, TX

    Child Care Experience: 21 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite Food: Mexican

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Shopping & Movies

    Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know new children

  • Najiyyah Crayton, Franchise Owner

    Najiyyah Crayton

    Franchise Owner

    Hello! I am Najiyyah Crayton, proud Franchise Owner of Primrose School of South Plano. As a Primrose parent, I am thrilled to bring the Primrose experience, offering premier early education and care, to families in the Plano community and surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    I have two sons – Patrick and Preston. I first discovered Primrose when I was searching for high-quality early education and care providers for my son Patrick. After touring a Primrose school, I was blown away by what Primrose offered. From the exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum to the family atmosphere, I didn’t hesitate to immediately enroll Patrick and later his younger brother Preston. Once open in early 2015, both my sons will attend Primrose School of South Plano’s Explorers afterschool program and summer camps.

    As a working parent, I understand the complexities that come with finding a premier preschool provider that focuses on the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of children. Not only am I committed to creating a safe and caring environment in my school; but, also, to providing parents with peace of mind knowing their children are in a place where they will grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

    I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Primrose family!

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