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

    Mrs. Foster has been with Primrose School of Valley Ranch since 2003. As a mother of two, she has experienced the joy of children from infancy through the teenage years. She enjoys spending time with with children each day! Mrs. Foster assists Mrs. Maloney with office duties as well as the teachers in the classrooms.

  • Ms. Lindsey Lopez, Director of Curriculum

    Ms. Lindsey Lopez

    Director of Curriculum

    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: 8 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!


  • Mrs. Jayme Samuels, Director of Admissions

    Mrs. Jayme Samuels

    Director of Admissions

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Mrs. 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:
    Canton, Texas
    Child care experience: 10 years
    Education Background: Bachelor's in Special Education and Preschool education (in progress) Registered Dental Assistant license (2011)

    Favorite children’s book: The Stinky Cheese Man

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin because he represents generosity doing kind things without expecting a return for it and I live by the same principle.
    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching the students thrive and grow!

  • Ms. Jagu Shah, Infant Teacher

    Ms. 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!


  • Ms. Joan Samuels, Infant Teacher

    Ms. 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. Raj Shakya, Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Raj Shakya

    Young Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Shakya. 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: Nepal

    Childcare experience: 5 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s in Accounting

    Favorite children’s book: My First Animals
    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck, I love to sing and dance!
    What I’m most excited about this school year: I love to watch them grow every day. Teaching, loving, and playing with them to help them develop their milestones!

  • Mrs. Ana Moreno, Young Toddlers Teacher

    Mrs. Ana Moreno

    Young Toddlers 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!

  • Ms. Ashlynn Burkham, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Ashlynn Burkham

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other!

    I’m Ms. Ashlynn. 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: The Colony

    Childcare experience:1st year teaching and loving it!

    Education Background: High School Diploma

    Favorite children’s book: Cat in the Hat

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

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I love to watch all my students grow every day! Teaching, loving and playing with them to help them reach their milestones.

  • 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!

  • Ms. Divya Srivastava, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Divya Srivastava

    Preschool Pathways 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!

  • Ms. Jenifer Parra, Preschool 2 Teacher

    Ms. Jenifer Parra

    Preschool 2 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!


  • Rocio Parra, Private Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    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. Megan Hill, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Megan Hill

    Private Kindergarten Teacher

    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!


  • Ms. Vandana Kumar, Private Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. 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!

  • Shivangini Patel, Private Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Shivangini Patel

    Private Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Patel. 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: 5 years
    Education Background: Bachelor’s of Commerce
    Favorite children’s book: Bubble, Bubble
    Primrose character I most relate to Billy the Duck
    What I’m most excited about this school year: To teach and love all of my sweet babies!

  • 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!


  • Ms. Estefania Buen Dia, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Estefania Buen Dia

    Preschool 1 Teacher

    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. 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.

  • 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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