Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway-East

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Yang, Director

    Mrs. Yang

    Director

    Mrs. Yang is our amazing Director! Originally from Banning California, She has worked in childcare since 2002. In 2005 She started at Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway as a Preschool teacher, and has served in so many different capacities including Toddler teacher, Early Preschool teacher, and Curriculum Coordinator before being promoted to Director.

    Mrs. Yang is known for being punctual, professional, and dependable. As a teacher she was amazing and prepared busy groups of students every day, and took them far beyond our expectations. Laughter and music were a commonplace occurrence in her classroom, which was further demonstrated by Mrs. Yang’s favorite quote, “live, laugh, learn: live to the fullest, laugh even when you don’t want to, and learn all that there is to know!”. As Director, she leads with integrity, passion and a commitment to excellence each and every day.

  • Ms. Yo Yo, Assistant Director

    Ms. Yo Yo

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Yo Yo grew up in St. Louis, MO. Her career in early childhood education began in 2016. Ms. Yo Yo shares the Primrose passion for delivering a quality, well-rounded educational program to the children in our school and feels blessed to a part of our management team.

    Her favorite dish is chicken and her favorite pastime is hiking with her family. She adores the children's book Amelia Bedelia. Like so many others on our staff her favorite Primrose character is Og because she has a passion for reading. A quote she very much enjoys is “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”


  • Ms. Smith, Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Smith

    Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Smith is originally from Decatur, GA. She has been in childcare since 2012. Her favorite food is jerk chicken pasta. Ms. Smith’s favorite weekend activity is painting and taking dance classes. She enjoy artistic pursuits on the weekends. Her favorite children’s books are Corduroy and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. She relates most to Billy the Duck because she believe that promises are sacred and you should uphold your word. She is super excited about joining the Primrose Team and serving a diverse group of students. A quote that resonates with her is “Have courage and be kind,” Cinderella 2018. She like this quote because she respects those who have the courage to standup for their beliefs and to lead with kindness.

  • Ms. Reid, Chef

    Ms. Reid

    Chef

    Chef Reid is originally from Macon, GA. She has a passion for cooking healthy foods. She also loves working around children so feels she has the best of both worlds as our Primrose chef. Her favorite weekend activity is dancing. Chef Reid enjoys the book Snow White. The Primrose character she most closely relates to is Mia the Mouse because like Mia, she enjoys exercising. Ms. Reid is excited to have the opportunity to preparing delicious lunch and snacks for our Primrose students. Her favorite quote is “Just be yourself.”

  • Ms. Hardy, Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Hardy

    Young Infant Teacher

    Originally from Buford, Georgia, Ms. Hardy has been an educator since 1986. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University where she pledged the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

    Ms. Hardy enjoys going to Falcon and Hawks games, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a loving mother as well as a dedicated educator whose philosophy is, “Children learn best in a loving, safe, and nurturing environment.” The Primrose friend she most relates to is Og because she loves to read and to teach her Primrose children new words. Ms. Hardy is looking forward to having a wonderful, fun-filled and educational year with all of her Primrose children

  • ​Ms. Quintanilla, Young Infant Teacher

    ​Ms. Quintanilla

    Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Quintanilla’s hometown is in Lima, Peru. Her favorite food is ceviche. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with her family or going to the beach. Her favorite children’s book is Snow White. The Primrose Character she is most relates to is Og the bookworm because she is loving and caring just like Og. She is mostly excited this school year about getting to know all her amazing students and learning how to be the best teacher she can be! Her favorite quote is “Where you put your eyes at, is where you put your attention.”

  • Ms. Mathis, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Mathis

    Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Mathis is from Bushnell, FL. Her favorite food is sushi, pho and Mexican food. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with friends and family and read good books. Her favorite children’s book is Love You Forever. The Primrose character she most relates to is Og the bookworm because she loves to read a good book. She is most excited this school year about working with such a great group of Primrose teachers and helping her students learn new things. Her favorite quote is “If servitude is below you, then leadership is beyond you.”

  • Ms. Arias, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Arias

    Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Arias’s hometown is Camden, NJ. Her favorite food is guacamole. Her favorite weekend activity is relaxing at home. Her favorite children’s book is Fish Sticks. The Primrose Character she most relates to is Ally the bunny because she loves to keep her mind active. She is excited this school year to help her children gain new knowledge and develop added life skills. Her favorite quote is “Kindness is a gift and everyone can afford to give.”

  • Ms. Moffatt, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Moffatt

    Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Moffatt was born and raised right here in Lawrenceville, GA. Her favorite food is pizza. Ms. Moffatt enjoys playing with her nephew and niece during her free time. Her favorite children’s book is If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. The Primrose character she most relates to is Katie the cat because she likes to help her Primrose students learn how to share and take turns. She is excited about the new school year and watching her Primrose children thrive in all aspects of their development. Her favorite quote is “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

  • Ms. Martinez, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Martinez

    Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Martinez is originally from Columbia. She has been working in the early childhood field since 2002 and with Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway since 2007. Mrs. Martinez most relates with Primrose friend, "Mia the Mouse" as she loves the outdoors and staying active. She enjoys going to the park on the weekends. Her favorite dish is lasagna. Her favorite quote is “No one knows what they have until they have lost it!”

  • Ms. Galdos, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Galdos

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Galdos was born and raised in Lawrenceville, GA. Her favorite food is Raman Noodles. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with family. Her favorite children’s book is The Little Ugly Duckling. The Primrose Character she relates to is Erwin the dog because he is friendly and likes to celebrate birthdays. She is mostly excited this school year about engaging with the students and learning new things.

  • Mrs. Petrea, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Petrea

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Petrea’s hometown is Dacula, GA. She loves Romanian food. Her favorite weekend activity is going to church. Her favorite children’s book is Cat in the Hat. The Primrose Character she most relates to is Katie the Cat because she is cooperative like Katie. She is most excited this school year about just being with all her wonderful Primrose children as they grow and thrive. Her favorite quote is “keep yourself focused.”

  • Ms. McKillip, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. McKillip

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. McKillip’s hometown is Atlanta, GA. Her favorite food is Mexican. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with her family outdoors. Her favorite children’s book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. The Primrose character she most relates to is Benjamin the bear because she love playing outdoor too. She is excited about her professional growth and her children’s growth in their classrooms. Her favorite quote is “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

  • Ms. Medina, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Medina

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Medina is originally from Columbia. It is her passion for early childhood education that brought her into this field in 2002. She has been with Primrose since 2007 and is loved by her babies and parents alike. Her sweet, calm, and loving demeanor is perfect for working with our little ones. In her free time she enjoys spending it with family and friends. She relates most to our Primrose friend Billy the duck because she enjoys music and loves playing different types of music with her babies.

  • Ms. Arbona, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Arbona

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Arbona’s resides in Lawrenceville, GA. Her favorite food is pizza. Her favorite weekend activity is visiting parks with her family. Her favorite children’s book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The Primrose character she most relates to is Og the Bookworm because she loves to read. She is most excited this school year about getting to know her students. Her favorite quote is “Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.”


  • Ms. Alam, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Alam

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Alam is from Atlanta, GA. Her favorite food is rice. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with her kids. Her favorite children’s book is Green Eggs and Ham. The Primrose character she most relates to is Erwin the Dog because she likes to make new friends. She is most excited this school year about getting to know her students and watching their growth in all aspects of their development. Her favorite quote is “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

  • Mrs. Diaz, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Diaz

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Diaz is originally from the Dominican Republic. Since beginning her career in early childhood education in 2007 she has gained experience working with all of the age groups. When asked which Primrose Friend she most relates to her response was "Og the Bookworm" because she LOVES to read! She enjoys watching sports over the weekend.


  • Mr. Galdos, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. Galdos

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mr. G’s is from Lawrenceville, GA. His favorite food is pizza. His favorite weekend activity is visiting downtown Atlanta. His favorite children’s book is Bones. The Primrose character he most relates to is Erwin the Dog because he feels he's as friendly as Erwin. Mr G. is passionate about early education and is looking forward to watching all of the "blossoming minds" in his classroom. His favorite quote is “Do what’s right.”

  • Tanisha Turner, Franchise Owner

    Tanisha Turner

    Franchise Owner

    Ms. Turner has owned and operated Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway since they first opened their doors in 2003. She has been in education since 1986 and continues to love what she does! She can be "caught" loving on and playing with children (or teachers and parents) in classrooms at any given moment. She has taught all areas and age levels, but has a special place in her teaching heart for math and science. She has Bachelor's Degrees in Education and Sociology and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Turner is very active in her church and she and her husband lead the church's marriage ministry called Married.4.Life. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Ms. Turner is also a former Primrose Parent and proud Mom to three awesome young men who were all Primrose students. Ms. Turner considers herself to be a lifetime learner and encourages everyone to do the same. She loves giving "homework" to parents and teachers of our school, so beware! She likes everyone to be in "think and create mode". She loves to listen to all types of music, visit museums and practice yoga. She is an avid reader and loves a great "book talk". She loves to travel, try new foods, experience different cultures and has been all over the world enjoying meeting people from different walks of life. She is a proud graduate of the class of 2007 and active alumni of Leadership Gwinnett, through the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and loves to talk "Delta" with the Sisters who have their children in our school. One of the many favorite quotes she has (and she has many) is "It's not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived."(From the Purpose Driven Life). Another favorite quote is "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say "I have used everything You gave me".

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