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.

  • Whitney Martin, Office Manager

    Whitney Martin

    Office Manager

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

    I am a mother of two, Anthony and Dakota and blessed with two bonus children Lane and Averi, I was born in Amarillo Texas but raised in Temple Tx. Currently living in Rogers TX. I enjoy spending time with my husband and children on my days off. On the weekends we enjoy the golf course as well as softball and baseball.

  • Jami Sanborn, Administrative Assistant

    Jami Sanborn

    Administrative Assistant

    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.

  • 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

  • Emily Trujillo, Mentor Teacher and Wonder Program Teacher

    Emily Trujillo

    Mentor Teacher and 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.

  • Christina E. Gutzler, Wonder Program Teacher

    Christina E. Gutzler

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I was born and raised in Bavaria Germany. I ‘ve been a military wife for 22 years with 3 teenagers. We have lived in Texas for 9 years.  I

  • Maria Teresa Yi, Wonder Program Teacher

    Maria Teresa Yi

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I have always loved to teach and make every child succeed in life. Children to me are very precious gifts from God and I am always eager to start teaching and bonding with each and every child in my room . Everyday is different and challenging, that's what I love about working here at Primrose.

    A little bit about myself. I started teaching children since 2006. My husband is now retired from the Military and during his 20 plus years in service, I worked with children in 8 different states and 3 years in Germany. I have 4 children of my own and they are all grown up now. Maybe one day I will adopt a baby and raise him or her when I retire for good. I work in the hospitals as a patient care technician. I love to cook and enjoy the outdoors. 

  • Julia Iguess, Wonder Program

    Julia Iguess

    Wonder Program

    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

  • Carolina Golovin, Wonder Program Teacher

    Carolina Golovin

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I love the different ways that we tach the children about the world by using their surroundings! I have n associates degree and I am pursuing a bachelors in education! I am a Christian and love using my skills to teach kids new things!

  • 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.

  • Faith Yi, Wonder Program Teacher

    Faith Yi

    Wonder Program Teacher
    Hi parents! I came from a military family moving everywhere, so I love to travel. In my free time I like to listen to music and spend time with my family and puppy. I am so excited to grow with your family and children in the new school year.
  • Savannah Valdez, Wonder Program Teacher

    Savannah Valdez

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I'm excited to get to know the kids and also getting to know my co-workers. I love to have fun everyday and make people laugh. I love to make the best of any situation no matter what.  As long as I am able to smile and laugh, it's a good day. 

  • Melissa Scott, Mentor Teacher and Wonder Program Teacher

    Melissa Scott

    Mentor Teacher and 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.

  • MariCuz Arredondo, Wonder Program

    MariCuz Arredondo

    Wonder Program

    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.

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


  • Hailey Rogge-Mueller, Wonder Program Teacher

    Hailey Rogge-Mueller

    Wonder Program Teacher

    I am the oldest on both sides of my family and with so many little ones running around, I have always found myself helping out and loving to do it. I worked at Primrose School of Copperfield in Houston for a year but after lots of thinking, I decided to move to Temple. I am excited to join the Primrose School of Temple family.

  • Alexis Lara, Wonder Program

    Alexis Lara

    Wonder Program

    I am exited to make new connections with students and teachers.  My husband and I are in the foster to adopt process for a five year old girl. We all enjoy doing puzzles and watching movies together. 

  • 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 environment.

  • Jessica Lundgren, Venture Program Teacher

    Jessica Lundgren

    Venture Program Teacher

    I am from Taylor, TX but moved to Belton to attend school at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. In my free time I like to travel, go hiking with  my dogs, spend time with my family and watch movies. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful program and create so many memories.

  • Dayzi Tuomala, Venture program Teacher

    Dayzi Tuomala

    Venture program Teacher

    I am exited about getting to know the children and their families and the staff of Primrose. Helping the children grow as young people and making fun and meaningful memories with them. As I help the children grow and learn, they will help me learn and grow as well. 

  • 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!

  • Kelly Skrabanek, Mentor Teacher and Venture Program Teacher

    Kelly Skrabanek

    Mentor Teacher and 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.

  • Destinie Severance, Venture Support/Explorer Teacher

    Destinie Severance

    Venture Support/Explorer Teacher
  • 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 5-year old daughter and usually spend all of my free time playing with her.

  • Lashana Schwanke, Venture Support Teacher

    Lashana Schwanke

    Venture Support Teacher

    I’m Ms. Schwanke, I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I was born in Texas. I moved to this area 7 years ago. My husband and

    I live on a farm. I do not have any children of my own but I love spoiling kids and watching them learn and grow. I can not wait to watch all these amazing kids bloom and grow!

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

  • Jo McLaughlin, Franchise Owner

    Jo McLaughlin

    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 40 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. 

    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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