Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Temple

Our Staff

  • Brittany Bartlett, Director

    Brittany Bartlett

    Director

    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.

  • Dawn Venable, Office Manager

    Dawn Venable

    Office Manager

    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.

  • Cayla Colvin, Office Administrative Assistant

    Cayla Colvin

    Office Administrative Assistant

    I’m Mrs. Colvin and I love working with infants to teens.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am from Rural Retreat, Virginia and moved to Temple, Texas in February of 2019. I graduated school in 2005 and went on to complete college to be a nurse’s aid. I worked as a C.N.A. for over 15 years and then decided to take a break and focus more on children. I am a court appointed special advocate for children in Bell and Coryell counties and I work with abused and neglected children from the age of infancy to adult. I am a wife and mother of two incredible children. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. Watching children develop and learn will always be my favorite thing.

  • Katie Barrera, Chef

    Katie Barrera

    Chef

    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
  • Amy Dawson, Wonder Program Teacher

    Amy Dawson

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I’m Amy Dawson.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been in childcare since I was 13 years old. I worked with infants in my church nursery and then worked as an infant classroom at the age of 16 for a school job classroom assignment . I have worked with infants ever since; either in church nurseries or as a private nanny for infant families. I also have taught kindergarten droning the school year for over 15 years at Jarrell ISD, Georgetown ISD and Pflugerville ISD. My love for children is overflowing and abundant. I cannot picture myself working anywhere else than loving on children and watching them develop into kind, gentle and loving little ones.

  • Serenity Loose, Wonder Program Teacher

    Serenity Loose

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hello I'm Ms. Loose and I'm 22 years old. I found my passion in brewing coffee this past year. I'm due to be a mommy in October to a lovely and very active baby. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Breeann McNees, Wonder Program Teacher

    Breeann McNees

    Wonder Program Teacher

    My name is Ms. McNees. I was born in Oceanside but my dad was military, so I moved all over the country. I recently moved to Temple, Texas in July of 2021 from Vegas. I have been looking into trade school in hopes to become an Ultrasound Technician. 

  • Sara Martinez, Wonder Program Teacher

    Sara Martinez

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

     

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

    In my free time, I love to go to the lake with friends and family. I love to go on road trips to new places and learn new things every chance I get.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Aiyryel Dobbins, Wonder Program Teacher

    Aiyryel Dobbins

    Wonder Program Teacher

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

    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!

  • Melissa Hairston, Wonder Program Teacher

    Melissa Hairston

    Wonder Program Teacher

    Hello,

    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.

  • 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 Irwin, Wonder Program Teacher

    Naiya Irwin

    Wonder Program Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    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.

  • Haylee Trammell, Wonder Program Teacher

    Haylee Trammell

    Wonder Program 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.

  • Rakeal Roberts, Venture Program Teacher

    Rakeal Roberts

    Venture Program Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    My Name is Rakeal Roberts. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am currently going to Dental school to become a dental hygienist. I also have a sweet dog named Sadie Mae’.

    Name: Rakeal Roberts

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: Associates

    Favorite food: Food in General

    Favorite weekend activity: Hiking with my dog.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the Children learn and grow.

  • Whitney Martin, Venture Program Teacher

    Whitney Martin

    Venture Program Teacher

    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!

  • Hannah Bartlett, Venture Program Teacher

    Hannah Bartlett

    Venture Program Teacher

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

    I am from Temple and went to school in Academy, I graduated in 2019. I currently go to Temple College, trying to get into the sonography program. This will be my second year caring for infants. I am so excited to be able to watch our children grow and help them learn new things everyday.

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Fabela, Venture Program Teacher

    Stephanie Fabela

    Venture Program Teacher

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

    I’m currently a college student who loves to read, write and paint, which means I’ll be doing super fun arts and craft projects in the classroom every chance I can. I love working with kids and after I graduate college, I’ll be able to become an English Teacher so I can help children build on their reading, writing and learning skills!

     

  • Emeline Martinez, Venture Program Teacher

    Emeline Martinez

    Venture Program Teacher

    I ws born in El Paso and raised in Chaparral New Mexico a very small town. I lived there until I was 19 and moved to Killeen Texas. I played sports growing up and now I coach a 10u softball team and coach an AUT cheer team. I like working out and making custom cups. I also love learning new things.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eloy Fabela, Venture Program Teacher

    Eloy Fabela

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Eloy Fabela and I try to make everyday a wonderful day for everyone. I also really enjoy bowling. I enjoy playing video games in my spare time. I am currently working hard to get my cyber security degree. I love meeting new people as well.

     

  • Priscilla Ortega, Venture Program Teacher

    Priscilla Ortega

    Venture Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Ortega.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I was born in Houston, TX but I grew up in Brownsville, TX most of my life. My husband and I moved up to Austin, TX in 2011. We have two children, a 6 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. We moved up to Temple, TX this spring and are so excited to be living here.

  • Madison Donahue, Explorer Program Teacher

    Madison Donahue

    Explorer Program Teacher

    I’m Ms. Donahue. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from a very small town called Granger. I graduated High school there. I am currently going to Temple College, pursuing my nursing career. I have 5 years of childcare experience and I absolutely love children! On the weekends, I love to go to the lake and sometimes to the rodeo. I love to paint and read on my free time as well. I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose team and watch the children learn new things! 

  • Cheyenne Roberts, Support Teacher

    Cheyenne Roberts

    Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Roberts and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I like to read and spend time with my family. I absolutely love children which is why I work with them. I also enjoy watching movies and I like to take care of animals.

  • Ayla Tapia, Support Teacher

    Ayla Tapia

    Support Teacher

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

     

    I was born in San Angelo, Texas. I moved from there to Japan since my dad was in the Air Force. After 3 years, we moved back to San Angelo. After a few years, we ended up moving to San Antonio. That is where I was raised until this year when me and my husband got married in February and moved here in March! It has been a crazy transition but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Back in May, we got a black lab puppy named Luca (like the movie). It’s been an amazing here and I have had such a great time living here so far! I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

  • 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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