Primrose School of Tampa Palms

Our Staff

  • Ms. Darlene Bunch, Director

    Ms. Darlene Bunch

    Director

    Meet our Director, Ms. Darlene Bunch. Ms. Bunch joined Primrose School of Tampa Palms this February and has been an integral part of the training and development of our teachers as our Curriculum Coach. Ms. Bunch has been with Primrose Schools since 2009. She started as an Assistant Teacher in Collier Parkway, she was soon promoted to a Lead Teacher. She has been Teacher of the Month many times over her career with Primrose. While at Collier Parkway she was promoted to Curriculum Coordinator. Last year she moved to Cincinnati for family reasons and the day after she arrived was serving as Lead Teacher in Cincinnati at Primrose School of Sims. Deanne and I have seen her firsthand that Ms. Bunch is a servant leader. She will do any job, great or small. She knows the values of Primrose and leads by example.

  • Ms. Shareen Arabestani, Assistant Director

    Ms. Shareen Arabestani

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Arabestani began her career with Primrose of Tampa Palms in March of 2016. Before being promoted to Education coach, she enjoyed teaching VPK as lead teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten class. She holds both a National CDA and Florida Directors credential. Ms. Arabestani is responsible for supporting our teaching staff and ensuring classroom teachers have all of the training and support needed to deliver an exceptional early education experience.

  • Deanne and Rob Fitzpatrick, Franchise Owner

    Deanne and Rob Fitzpatrick

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Tampa Palms! We are blessed to be the parents of three amazing young adults and know firsthand that high-quality child care and preschool education is essential to building a firm foundation. We believe that who children become is as important as what they know. It has always been our priority to foster early learning and development with our children that instill values for a lifetime. For 26 years, we have been actively involved in our children’s education and have passionately worked with children and youth in a variety of ministries and programs.

    When raising our children, we sought the best education options. Over a period of 10 years, out of passion and necessity Deanne became a home-educator for our children. Now that they are adults, we desire to start something together that will leave a legacy. When Deanne took her first tour of a Primrose school she felt at home and knew this was where she belonged. Finally, Deanne holds a National Director's Credential.

    Rob spent his career in corporate America in Sales Leadership. While working, we invested in low-income housing to provide safe and affordable options for those in need. Rob is ordained with a Masters in Divinity and has been actively involved in youth ministries, church leadership and education. Rob has a National Director's Credential.

    One of our favorite Primrose principle of service is “Approach each day with joy.” Primrose School of Tampa Palms features the exclusive Balanced Learning® program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from Teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    Together, we are excited to take our experiences as parents, educators and leaders in our community and pour ourselves into the lives of your children. We are dedicated to “Forging a Path That Leads to a Brighter Future for All Children.”


    Deanne and Rob Fitzpatrick

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