Primrose School of Temple

Our Staff

  • Brittany Bartlett, Director

    Brittany Bartlett


    I’m Mrs. Bartlett. I am from the small town of Troy, Texas. I have been married for 5 years and we have 4 children and 1 grandbaby! I have 13 years of childcare experience and can not wait to pursue many more! I am so incredibly happy to have joined the Leadership team here at Primrose School of Temple and can not wait to watch your child learn and grow!

  • Dawn Bastin, Education Coach

    Dawn Bastin

    Education Coach

    I’m Mrs. Bastin.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in the bay area in California but moved to the central valley in my early youth. Our family moved to Texas this year from upstate New York. As a military family, we move quite often but we are hoping to finish out my husbands remaining time here. We have a 3.5 year old and a 2 year old who both attend Primrose. We are all excited to be here and start our new adventure. I am excited to be working with young minds and watching them learn and grow. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Perla Kosareff, Office Manager

    Perla Kosareff

    Office Manager

    I’m Ms. Perla.  I have been working with kids for about 10 years after coming from medical clinics and nursing homes. After that, I realized I loved working with children. I have worked at other Primrose Schools and truly enjoy the values it bring to children, their families and employees. I look forward to what may bring to be here now. I am a mom of two and a wife of one. Have two social dogs and one senior cat and a fish.

  • Dawn Venable, Leadership

    Dawn Venable


    I’m Mrs. Venable.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m so excited to be at Primrose, to grow and hone my craft. The Primrose mission and vision is exactly what I strive for. I have been in early childhood education for 10 years and I am passionate about what I do. I take seriously my position as an early childhood educator and appreciate the impact I have on children’s lives. I have always embraced children as though they were my own, protecting them and loving them. My primary goal is for all children to feel loved and safe while in my care, helping them to connect in order to grow and learn. I look forward to building not only a relationship with your child but with you, the families, as well.

  • Renae Walsh, Chef

    Renae Walsh

  • Katie Barrera, Chef

    Katie Barrera


    I’m Ms. Barrera or you can call me Ms. B.

    I am from colorful Colorado and moved to California following my husband in the military. When that adventure ended, we landed in Temple and Temple is where we plan to stay. We have a hyper little boy that loves coming to Primrose. I am very excited to see all the excited little smiles.

  • Emily Trujillo, Wonder Program Teacher

    Emily Trujillo

    Wonder Program Teacher
  • Esra Zeybek, Wonder Program Teacher

    Esra Zeybek

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Zeybek. I’ve been working with children for over 15 years. I love to work and explore with children. I just moved from Canada to the US in April.  I am really excited to work here at Primrose.

  • Kayla Palomino, Wonder Program Teacher

    Kayla Palomino

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Palomino. I grew up in Kissimmee, Florida. I have plenty of experience with kids of all ages, from babies to toddlers.  Being the oldest of 7, I’ve had plenty of time to learn how to care for others.  I am a dog mom of 3 dogs, they’re my spoiled babies.  I look forward to getting to know your babies and showing them a whole lot of TLC!

  • Jade Williams, Wonder Program Teacher

    Jade Williams

    Wonder Program Teacher


    I’m Jade Williams. I was born and raised in Temple, Tx. I love working with children and exploring new things with them.


  • Julia Iguess, Wonder Program Teacher

    Julia Iguess

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Iguess. I am excited to be part of the Primrose family again. Primrose is a loving and family-oriented childcare.  I can’t wait to watch the children grow and gain a connection with the parents.  My first daycare job was Primrose School of Dipping Springs.  I worked there for 1 year and a half.  I moved back home to Lufkin in 2021 and recently moved to Temple in October 2022.  Christmas is my favorite holiday. Its the best time to snuggle up in a blanket, drink hot cocoa and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Carmine Bethea, Wonder Program Teacher

    Carmine Bethea

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hello my name is Carmine. I'm from Dallas Texas. I've been working with children for 5 years. When I'm not teaching little ones I'm on some adventure with my son.

  • Carley Lorenz, Wonder Program Teacher

    Carley Lorenz

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Lorenz and I wanted to tell you a little about myself.


    I just graduated from Buckholts ISD. My favorite sport during school was volleyball but I also played basketball, track, and I cheered. I have experience with babysitting my nieces and nephews.

  • Dor'Mesha Hill, Wonder Program Teacher

    Dor'Mesha Hill

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Hill.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m almost 23 years old and born in November. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in criminal justice to become a police officer in the future. I’m most excited about working here for passion to teach young children. I enjoy teaching little ones and watching them grow. Also am excited to be a part of all the crafts and projects we get to do in the class with our little ones.

  • Aiynjel Dobbins, Wonder Program Teacher

    Aiynjel Dobbins

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Dobbins. I’m from Alton, Illinois and moved to Texas to further my education in nursing. I’ve been babysitting since I was 15. I have 5 siblings and 4 years of professional childcare experience. I’m excited to be apart of the Primrose family and help the children learn and grow!


  • Maricruz Arredondo, Wonder Program Teacher

    Maricruz Arredondo

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Arredondo. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am 20 years old and I am from Temple, Texas, born and raised. I have experience with children from all ages. I love working with children from all ages. I have had different jobs but my main focus is working with children. I feel like I work well with many different age groups because of my patience and listening. I enjoy communicating and learning more about different children.

  • Naiya Irvin, Wonder Program Teacher

    Naiya Irvin

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Naiya Irvin, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Bartlesville Oklahoma. I never thought I would be in childcare but I’ve fallin in love with educating children and seeing them learn and grow into their own. I graduated from Temple High School in 2020.My favorite food is sushi and steak. On the weekends I tend to catch on anything I didn’t get to cleaning the week and when I do catching the week and when I do catch up, I’ll just relax. I think as far as Primrose Characters, I’m most like Molly. I respect others no matter what and I keep a great attitude. I’m most excited to have been given the opportunity to work for Primrose. I’m also excited to start school in the summer to further my education and to excel beyond my own expectations.

  • Melissa Hairston, Wonder Program Teacher

    Melissa Hairston

    Wonder Program Teacher


    I'm Ms. Hairston. I'm the pround mom of two amazing boys James 16 and Blaine 12.  I've worked with children for over 20 years and I'm currently in school to be a child psychologist. I'm from Pasadena, Texas, but moved to a small town called Buckholts in 2014. I've  always loved children and I can't wait to watch all the Primrose children grow. I'm happy to be apart of the Primrose family.

  • Whitney Martin, Wonder Program Teacher

    Whitney Martin

    Wonder Program Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    I’m Ms. Martin.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have two children, Anthony (9) and Dakota (5). I enjoy spending time with my children and husband, playing outside and swimming. Outside of the home activities I enjoy working with children to help them learn and grow.

  • Brittanie Kehrly, Venture Program Teacher

    Brittanie Kehrly

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Kehrly.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born here in Temple, Texas and have lived in the area most of my life. My childcare experience ranges from nannying for toddlers all the way up to being a youth care worker for kids 14-17 year old in a social services center. I have wanted to become a teacher for many years and I can’t wait to meet and teach all the kids who come to my class!

  • Juana Rodriguez, Wonder Program Teacher

    Juana Rodriguez

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hi my name is Juana Rodriguez, I have been working with children for three years with a Child Development Accreditation. I enjoy being around kids, they make my day ten times better. I love how every day is different and full of new experiences when working with kids. Recently I moved to Temple, TX and I'm originally from Austin, TX ready to start a new journey in my life.

  • Kelli Broertjes, Venture Program Teacher

    Kelli Broertjes

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Broertjes. I am a Military spouse of 2 girls. We recently moved here from Alabama. I was born and raised in Chicago, moved to NC and went to college. I have a degree in Child Development. I love to encourage children to reach all they can!

  • Brooke Cowdin, Venture Program Teacher

    Brooke Cowdin

    Venture Program Teacher

    I am outgoing. Bubbly and always try to see the best in everyone. I try to give kids a safe place to be themselves and learn. I think its important to have a safe and positive/encouraging.

  • Negin Zamani, Venture Program Teacher

    Negin Zamani

    Venture Program Teacher

    My name is Ms. Zamani and I'm a mother of a 3 year old boy and 1 year old little girl. It has been about 10 months since my family and I have moved here to Texas. I want to tell you I have always believed that all children posses a gift that has the ability to change lives in a positive way.  I love to learn from the children and grow from them.

    I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Jami Sanborn, Venture Program Teacher

    Jami Sanborn

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Sanborn.I just moved to Temple area from Austin.  I am so exited to have the opportunity to work with you and your children.  I love being part of helping your child learn and grow! I’m currently working on my Master’s in Counseling to become a Play Therapist.  Your child’s socioemotional development is very important and I am excited to see it develop over the school year.

  • Berkley Martinson, Venture Program Teacher

    Berkley Martinson

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Martinson.


    I love to travel, dance, and hangout with my friends. I love to watch the show “friends” in my free time. I currently attend the university of Mary- Hardin Baylor, and I am studying to get my degree in early childhood education.

  • Rachael Johnson, Venture Program Teacher

    Rachael Johnson

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Johnson.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been happily married for 14 years and have two children, ages 11 and 13. I enjoy family outings and watching my kids play sports. I am currently pursuing my respiratory therapy degree at Temple College. I have a passion for working with children and enjoy making education fun!

  • Jackie Guerra, Venture Program Teacher

    Jackie Guerra

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Guerra. I’m new to Temple. I've been an educator fir 25 + years. I most recently have worked with pre-kindergarten, but have extensive background in ages 2 years-5 years. I have taught Spanish to at the preschool level and have the love of reading. I was a first grade reading assistant for the school district. I also enjoy sports and nutrition and compete in athletic events throughout the year.  I have a BA in art history and I have passion for art and I am very crafty.

  • Denise Odom, Venture Program Teacher

    Denise Odom

    Venture Program Teacher

    I'm Denise Odom.  I am married with 5 children, 4 grandchildren and another on the way! I'm currently taking classes ro receive my Special Ed Pre-K -12 and general K-8 degree. I have 8 classes left! After I finish with that, I am going to continue my education and work toward my goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist. 

  • Kelly Skrabanek, Venture Program Teacher

    Kelly Skrabanek

    Venture Program Teacher

    Hello, I'm Kelly Skrabanek. I am so excited to be the new Pre-K teacher at Primrose School of Temple. I moved to Temple the summer of 1986 and worked as a teacher for TISD for 19 years. I have also taught at Academy ISD, Moody Headstart, Moody ISD and then I returned to Temple ISD. I retired last year but I missed teaching already so I am glad this opportunity became available. I cannot wait to see how much the students and I lean this year.

  • Alexis Martini, Venture Program Teacher

    Alexis Martini

    Venture Program Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Alexis Martini! I wanted to tell you a bit about myself. I am from a small town called Elgin, the sausage capital of Texas! I have five years of childcare experience and four of those are specifically with Primrose. I am graduating this summer with a bachelor’s in communication. On the weekends I enjoy hiking, camping and trying new food. The Primrose Character I most relate to is Billy. I’ve been singing my whole life so music is a big part of it. I’m so excited to learn more about my new Primrose location and getting to watch children learn and grow everyday!

  • Leslie Meadows, Venture Program Teacher

    Leslie Meadows

    Venture Program Teacher

    I'm Ms.Meadows, I was born and raised a Texan. I have been married 27 years to my Army retired husband. We have 2 children Venessa and Jared. They have given me 5 grandchildren who are the reason my heart beats. I am a retired teacher of 28 years. I am looking forward to working with children again and growing in the Primrose family.

  • Haylee Trammell, Support Staff Teacher

    Haylee Trammell

    Support Staff Teacher

    Hi, I'm Haylee Trammell. I was born in Abilene, Texas but I moved to Temple when I was only two years old and I've been here ever since. I have a 2-year old daughter and usually spend all of my free time playing with her.

  • Kendall Cruson, Explorer Program Teacher/Support

    Kendall Cruson

    Explorer Program Teacher/Support

    I’m Ms. Cruson.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.


    I am new to the Temple area and I absolutely adore children. I am currently studying elementary education and special education at an online college. I am so excited to get to know your kids and gain teaching experience!

  • Jo McLaughlin/Dr. Noel Rigley, Franchise Owner

    Jo McLaughlin/Dr. Noel Rigley

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Temple!

    Jo McLaughlin was a working mother in 1993 at a cross roads; spend more time with her family or continue with her career path. She stepped away from her career to spend more time with her son thus beginning her Primrose journey as an Assistant Teacher at the first Primrose School in Texas shortly after it opened in 1993. Jo quickly fell in love with Primrose. When it came time to take the next step in her career, Jo knew Primrose Schools was the right partner because the Primrose curriculum represents the best for young students and the culture matched her values and leadership beliefs. Jo earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and continued to grow with Primrose. Her journey has given her the experience as an assistant teacher, a lead teacher, an office assistant, a director, an area director, and she worked for the Primrose Corporate Office for 14 years as a School Business Consultant and Training Specialist which ultimately led her to join Dr.’s Pratiksha and Noel Rigley as an Operating Partner/Franchise Owner in August 2018.

    Jo has been married to her husband Bob for 39 years. Bob is also a Primrose advocate and has worked with Primrose Schools for 20 years. Jo and Bob have a wonderful family of 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren (some of whom are Primrose graduates). The family enjoys the great outdoors!

    Teaching and mentoring to give back to their community and church are a priority for Bob and Jo. Jo has volunteered with her local fire department and the Red Cross. Jo and her husband provided hurricane disaster relief in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Jo also understands the need to be prepared, to react, and respond to immediate emergencies in our communities with training she received with Home Land Security.

    In 2018 Jo was honored to partner with the late Dr. Pratiksha and Dr. Noel Rigley. As their former Corporate School Business Consultant, she witnessed first hand the exemplary approach to Primrose’s outstanding education, the accredited curriculum and character development program that their schools implement daily. They believe in the importance of early literacy and are proud to be a partner in the Primrose Schools partnerships with many local and national non-profit organizations. The Rigley's have been recipients of the prestigious Primrose Schools Franchising Company's Rising Star Award and National Platinum Donor Award for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    Dr. Noel Rigley supports Dallas area schools - Primrose School of Frisco West, Primrose School of Park Cities, Primrose School of Plano at Preston Meadow, Primrose School of Klyde Warren Park and Primrose School of Prestonwood.

    Together the ownership team has 65 years of Primrose service instilling active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts in young children entrusted to our care. Who children become is as important as what they know, is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and families in our schools.

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