Primrose School of Valley Ranch

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Stephanie Maloney, Executive Director

    Mrs. Stephanie Maloney

    Executive Director
  • Mrs. Shirley Foster, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Shirley Foster

    Assistant Director

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Foster. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 30 years
    Education Background: Early Childhood Education
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: It's always interesting and fun and I love to watch them learn and grow! 
    Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm!

  • Ms. Lindsey Lopez, Admissions Director

    Ms. Lindsey Lopez

    Admissions Director

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown: Farmers Branch, Texas
    Child care experience: 12 years
    Education Background: Double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Child Learning & Development
    Favorite children’s book: Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster because working well with others is important to me!
    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching my kids grow!

     

  • Ms. Estefania Buendia Lopez, Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Estefania Buendia Lopez

    Director of Curriculum

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Estefania!

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown:Dallas, Texas
    Child care experience: 5 years
    Education Background: Early Childhood Education
    Favorite children’s book: No,David!
    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow
     

  • Mrs. Leeandra Cannon, School Chef

    Mrs. Leeandra Cannon

    School Chef

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    Child care experience: 1 year
    Education Background: High School Diploma
    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Interacting with the teachers and children.
    Favorite Children’s Book: Berenstain Bears Books & Dr. Seuss
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm!

  • Mrs. Jagu Shah, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Jagu Shah

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown:India
    Child care experience: 5 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s of Science
    Favorite children’s book: Bubble, Bubble
    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow
    What I’m most excited about this school year:Teaching my kids!

     

  • Mrs. Prasanthi Vajja, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Prasanthi Vajja

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    Child care experience: Primrose Training Experience
    Education Background: Bachelors of Science in Agriculture & Masters in Business Administration
    My Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Watching the children learn and grow!
    Favorite Children’s Book: Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

  • Mrs. Emilia Gomez, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Emilia Gomez

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown: Irving, Texas
    Child care experience: 18 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s of Science in Secretarial Data
    Favorite children’s book: Good Morning, Baby
    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck
    What I’m most excited about this school year: To have more babies to love and teach!

     

  • Mrs. Simple Khimesra

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Simple. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 2 years
    Education Background: Bachelor of Arts
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Helping the babies learn and grow in all their milestones.
    Favorite Children's Book: Ten Shiny Snails
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb!

  • Mrs. Joan Samuels, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Joan Samuels

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown:Belize City, Belize
    Child care experience:27 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
    Favorite children’s book:Bubble, Bubble
    Primrose character I most relate to:Peanut the Pony
    What I’m most excited about this school year:To be able to be a part of the babies’ early learning experience and to see them reach their milestones!

     

  • Mrs. Seema Shah, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Seema Shah

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    Hometown: India

    Childcare experience: 2 years
    Education Background: Diploma in Home Science

    Favorite children’s book: Before Zoo

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peanut

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To teach my sweet babies!

  • Mrs. Baisali Goswami, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Baisali Goswami

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Baisali. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: Primrose Training Experience
    Education Background: Masters Degree in Literature
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Helping all the children in my class grow, play, and make friends as we learn about the world around us.
    Favorite Children's Book: Waiting is not Easy
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Katie the Cat!

  • Ms. Alexa Robins, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Alexa Robins

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Alexa. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 2 years
    Education Background: A&M Commerce College Education
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Being able to withness my students making new discoveries and growing in their relationships with their classmates and me as their teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear Brown Bear
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Benjamin the Bear because I believe we can all be kind without expecting anything in return. 

  • Ms. Destini Tamayo, Young Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Destini Tamayo

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Destini. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: Early Childhood and Development Training
    Education Background: Early Childhood Education
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Seeing all our children grown, strive, and exceeding all their milestones.
    Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree & Cat In The Hat
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony, because Honesty is the best policy.

  • Ms. Ana Moreno, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ana Moreno

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    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.

    Hometown: Irving, Texas

    Childcare experience: 2 years

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite children’s book: Llama, Llama Red Pajama

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og because I love to read!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am looking forward to meeting all my new students!

  • Mrs. Flora Castruita, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Flora Castruita

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Flora

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 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.

    Hometown: El Campo, Texas

    Childcare experience: 18 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am looking forward to watching all of my children learn and grow.

  • Mrs. Deepa Kalyanasundavam, Early Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Deepa Kalyanasundavam

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Deepa. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 1 year
    Education Background: Bachelors of Science
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Seeing every one of my student's educational growth and successfully completing their milestones
    Favorite Children's Book: Cat in the Hat
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse!

  • Mrs. Olga Rodriguez, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Mrs. Olga Rodriguez

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Let's get to know each other!

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

    Hometown: South Texas
    Child care experience: I have 15 years of experience working with children!
    Education Background: Early Childhood Development and in process of obtaining CDA
    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat
    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse
    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to see every child’s educational growth and successful complete their milestones! I’m looking forward to getting know each child and reading and singing with them!

  • Mrs. Promila Gupta, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Promila Gupta

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Gupta. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 7 years
    Education Background: Bachelor's pf Arts in Education
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Teaching all my students and watching them grow!
    Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Molly the Cow! 

  • Mrs. Siddhi Jha, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Mrs. Siddhi Jha

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Jha. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: Primrose Training Experience
    Education Background: Masters in Human Resources
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Teaching the children and providing them values so that they can successfully move forward in all phases of their life.
    Favorite Children's Book: Alice in Wonderland
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse!

  • Mrs. Divya Srivastava, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Divya Srivastava

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Srivastava. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown: Lucknow, India
    Child care experience: 10 years
    Education Background: Master’s Degree in Business/Education
    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat
    Primrose character I most relate to: Og
    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to work with the children and watch them learn and explore every day! I am looking forward to children going home to share with their family what they learned in class that day!

  • Mrs. Yesica Sandoval, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Yesica Sandoval

    Preschool 2 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. Yesica. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 13 years
    Education Background: High School Diploma
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Meeting new children and teaching them new things they have never learned!
    Favorite Children's Book: Charlotte's Web
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Katie the Cat!

  • Ms. Rocio Parra, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Rocio Parra

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Childcare experience:1st year and loving it!

    Education Background: Working on a College degree in Health Science

    Favorite children’s book: Five Hungry Panda’s

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am so excited to start this year's curriculum and all the fun activities through the year!

  • Ms. Odalis Parra Del La Luz

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Del La Luz. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 6 years
    Education Background: Associates Degree: Early Childhood Education EC-6th
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Being able to teach and build relationships with all my students, families, and coworkers.
    Favorite Children's Book: Where The Wild Things Are
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm because I love to read!

  • Mrs. Jenifer Parra, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Jenifer Parra

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas
    Child care experience: 10 years
    Education Background: Associates in Child Development for Infants-Preschool
    Favorite children’s book: All the David Books
    Primrose character I most relate to:Og the Bookwork because we both love to read!
    What I’m most excited about this school year:Looking forward to meeting all the new children in the classroom!

     

  • Ms. Teres Donahower, Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Teres Donahower

    Private Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Teres. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Child care experience: 18 years
    Education Background: Business Degree and Post Graduate Work in Education
    My Favorite Thing About Working With Children: Getting to know all the children!
    Favorite Children's Book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
    Primrose Character I most relate to: Peanut the Pony!

  • Mrs. Megan Hill, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Megan Hill

    Private Kindergarten Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    You see, at Primrose Schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and child care 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.

    Hometown: Coppell, Texas
    Child care experience:12 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-4)
    Favorite children’s book: Tree House Magic Books and The Day the Crayons Went Home
    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb
    What I’m most excited about this school year:I am most excited to see the children grow and being to read!

     

  • Mrs. Vandana Kumar, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Mrs. Vandana Kumar

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

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

    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.

    Hometown: Delhi, India
    Child care experience: 15 years
    Education Background: Bachelors of Education and Double Master’s Degree
    Favorite children’s book: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse
    What I’m most excited about this school year: I started in Kindergarten and I am excited because it’s a new experience for me!

  • Kelly and Marti Davis, Franchise Owner

    Kelly and Marti Davis

    Franchise Owners

    Hello, we are Kelly and Marti Davis, proud owners of The Primrose School of Valley Ranch! We have been actively involved in our schools, providing nurturing child care and a strong educational foundation for children in the DFW area for nearly 18 years. After all these years, we still feel the passionate draw to serve parents and children, instilling a love of learning and giving back to the community, with our philosophy of “who children become is as important as what children know.”

    We have been residents of Plano for 30 years, and are involved in area churches, charities and athletic endeavors. Our sons, Tad and Sean, graduated from Plano West and are involved in the family business along with their wives, Ashlee and Jessica. Three grandchildren are now proud Primrose students, too!

    After 25 years in the retail business, we decided to give back to the community by offering excellent, educational childcare to the families of the DFW area in a way that was never available when we were working executives raising our boys. As young parents, we agonized over leaving our children in a setting that was less than perfect; it’s the hardest thing for parents to do, and we know that! We take pride in being able to offer exceptional early learning experiences and care to children in our community, and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child’s education.

    The leadership team and teachers in our schools are highly motivated, expertly trained, and loyal. They understand the importance of character development and instilling a love of learning throughout a child’s early years. The care they give our students is unmatched and will leave you with peace of mind while your children

    are in our care.

    We are excited to provide the high-quality childcare and education necessary to prepare your children for future success in school and in life. Please come join us for the Primrose experience of a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you!

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