Primrose School of Thornton

Our Staff

  • Nikki Kochevar-Serving since 2021, Director

    Nikki Kochevar-Serving since 2021

    Director

    I’m Nikki Kochevar.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am the Director here at the Primrose School of Thornton. I have a degree in Early Child Education and have been in this field since 2007.

    I enjoy working with children and helping them discover themselves and their capabilities. I believe social emotional development is the foundation for success in life and a good day is spent making messes and learning from their mistakes.

    I love working in early childhood education because every child is special and excels when teachers meets them at their level not to mention the great stories I get to hear and remember.

    Something about me:

    I am married and a mom of twins. I have lived in Colorado August 2021. I love eating my way around new cities.

    Fun fact you might not know is, I met Harry Potter on my honeymoon after a Harry Potter themed wedding.

    see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Brenda Osborne-Serving since 2005, Assistant Director of Services

    Ms. Brenda Osborne-Serving since 2005

    Assistant Director of Services

    Hi, my name is Ms. Brenda Osborne. I have been working in childcare since 1995 and for some of those years I have worked with 2 year olds. I moved to Colorado in 1996 from Michigan, originally from Jersey. We moved around a lot as a family. During our time in Pennsylvania, I met my husband Mark and we have been together since 1988. We have one son, Tyler. As a family, we love to go camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, and white water rafting. One of our favorite places to go is Santa Fe, NM. I collect Southwestern jewelry, love to cook, and love animals.

  • Ms. Alyssa Grant-Serving since 2017, Assistant Director of Operations

    Ms. Alyssa Grant-Serving since 2017

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Hi my name is Ms. Alyssa.

    I use to be the Older Toddler teacher and now am the Assistant Director of Operations at Primrose School of Thornton. I hold a degree in Elementary Early Childhood Education. I also have completed the Primrose Schools Teacher University. This experience and education has provided me with the tools I need to be a fantastic preschool teacher. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn and grow while encouraging them to reach their full potential.I believe every child has the potential to do wonderful things. I love working in early childhood education because I believe a strong foundation in education is the key to a bright and successful future for each child. I am married with one daughter and one son. I love to read and fun fact I have never broken a bone.

    I can't wait to get to know you and your family

  • Ms. Vikki Dyson-Serving since 2022, Infant Teacher-INS

    Ms. Vikki Dyson-Serving since 2022

    Infant Teacher-INS
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi my name is Vikki Dyson,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am Infant Nursery Supervisor qualified from Front Range Community College. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow and experience new and exciting things. I believe every child is a bright light to new beginnings. I love working in early childhood education because I get to teach and prepare young minds for their future. 

    Something about me: I am a single parent, a Colorado native and I love hiking with my dog. I can't wait to meet you and develop a strong partnership with you and your child. 

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Heather Olson-Serving since 2022, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Heather Olson-Serving since 2022

    Infant Teacher

    Hi my name is Heather O.,

    I hold a BA degree in Behavioral Science and have done several ECE courses. I enjoy working with children and helping them develop and achieve success in all the domains of learning. I believe in process over product and that children can do anything they put their minds to. I love working in early childhood education because I want to help cultivate a safe and supportive environment that promotes success and wellbeing for young learners.

    Here is a little something about me. I am engaged, and Aunt to 4 nieces and I'm a dog Mom. I am a Colorado Native, an Artist (watercolor painting) and I like to play my guitar and sing.

    Fun fact about me is I've been a wedding singer!

    I am excited to become a part of the Primrose School of Thornton family and support you and your child!    

     

      

  • Ms. Allegra Lasco-Serving since 2018, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Allegra Lasco-Serving since 2018

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi my name is Allegra Lasco,

    I am the Young Toddler Lead Teacher at Primrose School of Thornton. I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2011.

    I enjoy working with children and helping them see how incredible they are and discover anything is possible.

    I believe every child is truly amazing and with love and support each child can thrive and be the best they can be.

    I love working in early childhood education because getting to watch children grow and learn is the most rewarding, exciting, and amazing experience. Not to mention, I learn just a much from them as they learn from me.

    Something about me:

    I have a beautiful little girl. I love baking and cooking, being in the kitchen is my happy place.

    Fun fact you might not know is that I was on a competitive improv team in college, and we came in 2nd in Nationals! I, also, went to college in Hawaii.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Jessica Zambrano-Serving since 2021, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jessica Zambrano-Serving since 2021

    Toddler Teacher

    Hi my name is Jessica Zambrano,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been in this field since 2021 and have an ECE certification. I enjoy working with children and helping them learning new things and help them dream big. I believe every child should be loved, respected and have big dreams. I love to paint and anything Disney.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Jackie Nava-Serving since 2022, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jackie Nava-Serving since 2022

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello my name is Ms. Jackie,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2017. I was born and raised in Colorado. I enjoy music, walking my dogs, swimming and camping.

    Fun fact about me is I won my 5th grade spelling bee and went onto the district spelling bee.

    I enjoy working with children and helping them establish a foundation for a bright future. I believe every child has a gift to share with the world. I love working  in early childhood education because, I enjoy helping teach children to set lifetime habits that will serve each child in finding their ultimate success in life.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Tori De La Torre-Serving since 2021, Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Tori De La Torre-Serving since 2021

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Hi my name is Tori De La Torre,

    I am a certified Medical Assistant and have worked here at Primrose since 2021. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow. My favorite children's book is The Crayon Book. I love going hiking with my Belgian Malinois puppy Kyrie and being with friends. I like watching Marvel movies and listening to rock music.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Dawn Lewis-Serving since 2021, Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Dawn Lewis-Serving since 2021

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Dawn.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I moved to Colorado in 2021. I am a Mom and a Grandmother. I love crafting and cat fishing. I have been working in this field since 1999. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn and strive to be the best that they can be. I believe children are a gift we need to nurture with love and encouragement to be the best that they can be.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we're more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialist. We're also a family and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self discovery and a love of learning.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know an love each and every child in my room.

  • Ms. Isabel Moxley-Serving since 2021, Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Isabel Moxley-Serving since 2021

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher

    I'm Ms.Isabel,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been in this field since 2019. I love crafting and horse back riding.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we're more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialist. We're also a family and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

  • Ms. Camille Green-Serving since 2022, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Camille Green-Serving since 2022

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hi my name is Camille Green,

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2019. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn to believe in themselves and build friendships. I believe every child should be valued and loved. I love working in early childhood education because I love watching them excel at school.

    Here is something about me.

    I am adopted and have lived in Colorado since I was little. I really enjoy reading, cooking and playing basketball.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

  • Ms. Jadah Smith-Serving since 2019, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jadah Smith-Serving since 2019

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    I’m Hi my name is Jadah Smith,

     

    I am the oldest of 34 cousins in my family, and while I am new to a school setting, I have been working with children my whole life. During school I enjoyed taking Early Childhood and Psychology courses. When I am not working, I like to spend my time dancing and creating art.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

     

  • Ms. Faith Mendez-Serving since 2022, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Faith Mendez-Serving since 2022

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi my name is Faith Mendez,

    I enjoy working with children and helping them learn basic life skills and building a bright future for them. I believe every child is unique and special in their own way. Let me tell you about myself. I am an Aunt to a 1 1/2-year niece. I have lived in Colorado all my life and I love doing crafts.

    A fun fact about me is that I have never left the country!

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

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  • Ms. Leah Yen La-Serving since 2022, Prekindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Leah Yen La-Serving since 2022

    Prekindergarten 2 Lead Teacher

    My name is Leah La,

    I enjoy working with children and helping the grow as a person. I love working in early childhood education because I get to create amazing bonds with children and help them grow as a person.

    Something about me:

    I have lived in Colorado since 2004. I love to go hiking, going to concerts and doing yoga.

    Fun fact about me is:

    I am an only child, been to Italy and Greece.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Kylie Knadler-Serving since 2022, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Kylie Knadler-Serving since 2022

    Explorer Teacher

    Hi my name is Kylie Knadler,

    I enjoy working with children and helping them establish a foundation for a bright and successful future. I believe every child has their own unique skills and personalities to share with the world to make it better place. I love working in early childhood education because I believe a strong foundation in education empowers a child to make a positive contribution to our world by sharing their knowledge.

    Here is something about me:

    I am an Aunt, and I am a Colorado native. I love listening to music and going camping with my friends and family.

    Fun fact about me is:

    I love animals and I am a certified Veterinary assistant! 

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

  • Ms. Aurelia Hinojosa-Serving since 2022, Explorer Teacher

    Ms. Aurelia Hinojosa-Serving since 2022

    Explorer Teacher

    Hi my name Aurelia,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I have been in the early; childhood education field since 2010. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn, grow and develop. I believe every child was meant to be awesome and every child has unlimited potential. I love working in early childhood education because it sets a lifetime habits that will serve each child in finding their ultimate success in life.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Stephanie Wallace-Serving since 2015, Chef

    Ms. Stephanie Wallace-Serving since 2015

    Chef

    Hello Parents! My name is Stephanie. I am the Chef and a Support Teacher at Primrose School of Thornton. I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2007, and I hold a degree in Early Childcare Education through Front Range College. I have also successfully completed the Primrose Schools Teacher University. This experience and education has provided me with the tools I need to be a fantastic Explorers teacher!

    I enjoy working with children and helping them learn through experiences.

    I believe every child was meant to be awesome, and every child has unlimited potential.

    I love working in early childhood education because I believe a strong foundation in education empowers a child to set lifetime habits that will serve each child in finding their ultimate success in life.

    Something about me:

    I am a mother to dogs.

    I was born and raised in Thornton Colorado

    I love puzzles

    I enjoy crafting but do not get to do it enough

    I look forward to getting to know you and your child, and partnering with you in the growth and development over the next year!

    Learn More About Stephanie Here: https://vimeo.com/448424410

  • Ms. Heiley Ton-Serving since 2021, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Heiley Ton-Serving since 2021

    Staff Support-ECT

    Hi my name is Heiley Ton,

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I'm married and have a daughter. I have been living here in the USA since 2013. I started working at Primrose in April 2012. I work as a Support Staff, where I have the opportunity to work with so many teachers.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we're more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialist. We're also a family and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self discovery and a love of learning.

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

  • Ms. Zenida Gutierrez-Serving since 2019, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Zenida Gutierrez-Serving since 2019

    Staff Support-ECT

    My name is Zenida Gutierrez,

    I have been working in childcare since 2014. I have a passion for working with older children and toddlers and I love to see the lights go on in their heads when they learn something. My hobbies include playing basketball and reading any book I can get my hands on.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Areen Singh-Serving since 2021, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Areen Singh-Serving since 2021

    Staff Support-ECT

    Hi my name is Areen Singh,

    I am a Support person at the Primrose School of Thornton. I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2018. I enjoy working with children and helping them to establish a wonderful future for them. I believe that every should be treated with equal respect. I love working in early childhood education because I want to help children to succeed. I love to play badminton.

    Fun fact you might not know is I was born and raised in India.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

  • Ms. Heather Wood-Serving since 2021, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Heather Wood-Serving since 2021

    Staff Support-ECT

    Hi my name is Heather Wood,

    I am a mother of 4 and have a wonderful grandson. I love to cook, try new recipes and host dinner parties. I am engaged to an incredible man named Todd. I love to travel, play golf and the sunshine. I was a hairdresser for 15 years then went int the hospitality industry. I worked at a hotel for 15 years, then changed careers. I found something that I truly love which is making a positive difference in the life of children. I hope to finish out my working career here with Primrose.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

  • Ms. Eva Bray-Serving since 2018, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Eva Bray-Serving since 2018

    Staff Support-ECT

    My name is Eva Bray,

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2018. I enjoy working with children and helping them discover their own unique abilities and a lifelong love of learning. I believe that every child is special and unique and should be encouraged to find their own voice. I love working in early childhood education because I believe a strong foundation in education will provide children with the tools to accomplish any goals in the future. My hobbies include crafting with my children.

    Fun fact you might not know about me is that I am a licensed massage therapist.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Ms. Ritsuko Stimpf-Serving since 2022, Staff Support-ECT

    Ms. Ritsuko Stimpf-Serving since 2022

    Staff Support-ECT

    Hi my name is Ritsuko Stimpf,

    I have been working in the early childhood education field since 2002. I love working in early childhood education because I love working with children and watching them grow. I have a 3 daughters and a grandson. I moved to Colorado from Japan in 1997.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. And like your home, our school provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning.

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

     

     

  • Beth Deasy, Franchise Owner

    Beth Deasy

    Franchise Owner

    Beth Deasy, owner and operator of Primrose School of Thornton, believes that the greatest wish she can have for children is that they become adults who love who they are and what they do. Helping to develop such self-knowledge and passion for life in young children requires a delicate balance of nurturing and education. At Primrose School of Thornton, our faculty helps children unlock their potential so they may find fulfillment and success in life. We also partner with parents, bringing a sense of balance to families as they nurture, encourage and promote the educational, emotional and psychological readiness of the whole child. Previous to becoming a Primrose School owner, Beth worked at one of the Rocky Mountain region's largest law firms where she represented some of Colorado's largest businesses and developers. Having deep seeded roots in the early childhood education arena, she designed, built and operated a large, private preschool in Tucson, Arizona that was quickly recognized as the gold standard' for private preschool in the state. After learning she was expecting twins, she decided to build a preschool in the Denver area. She continuously heard from business and community leaders that Primrose was the BEST preschool provider in Colorado. After investigating other providers in the area and learning more about the Primrose philosophy of providing premier early childhood education, she agreed that Primrose was her choice, and decided to open the Primrose School of Thornton. Primrose School of Thornton is the culmination of a long term dream of hers. Beth is delighted to be able to offer you the best care and education for your children and is thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic community!

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