Primrose School of Wade Green

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Clarke, School Director

    Mrs. Michelle Clarke

    School Director

    My name is Michelle Clarke and I am the School Director here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I love spending time with my husband, two sons (Bryson and Brayden), and my daughter (Maci). Both of my boys love to play baseball and my husband helps coach both of their baseball teams so I am kept very busy at the ball field when I’m not working. Right now, my daughter just enjoys being a little sister to two fun brothers.

    I have been working with children since I was 17 years old. I’ve worked in many different capacities from an assistant teacher when I was younger all the way up to being a school director for over nine years. I love my position here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I enjoy watching our children grow, learn new things, and mature a little bit each day. The excitement on their faces makes my job as the School Director feel so worthwhile!

  • Mrs. Liz Irizarry, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Liz Irizarry

    Assistant Director

    Hola! My name is Liz Irizarry and I am the Assistant Director here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I enjoy traveling to new places, especially the beach. I love visiting my family that lives in Puerto Rico. I lived in Puerto Rico for 24 years, and I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. I moved to the United States in 2000, and have lived in Cobb County since then. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Jaime, since 1992 and we have three beautiful children together. Gabby came to Primrose School of Wade Green as an explorer, and she is now a graduate of the University of Georgia. Roberto started here in the Preschool Pathways classroom and is also a graduate of the University of Georgia. Adriana started here in the Infant Room, she attends Kennesaw State University and will be transferred to the University of Georgia where she will be graduating from.

    I started working here at Primrose School of Wade Green in 2002. I worked with the Wonder Program for my first five years. Then I became the Private Pre-K I Assistant Teacher and worked in that class for 14 years. During my time spent in the classrooms, I taught Spanish as I am full bilingual. I am so thrilled about my position as being the Assistant Director here. I enjoy the relationships that I have built with each family throughout the years. It has been a reward to teach all 400 students during my time at Primrose.

  • Ms. Dionne Harris, Curriculum Director

    Ms. Dionne Harris

    Curriculum Director

    Hi! My name is Ms. Dionne Harris and I am the Education Coach here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I graduated from Overbrook High School in 2003. I have received my Child Development Associates and obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in educational leadership.

    I spend most of my free time studying, listening to music and writing poetry. I have a very large family consisting of nine brothers, four sisters, and twenty-two nieces and nephews.

    I love working at Primrose School of Wade Green because of the familial atmosphere. There is always someone you can turn to when you have a need. I love children and take pride in making sure that all our students are loved and nurtured.

  • Ms. Taylor Allen, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Taylor Allen

    Administrative Assistant

    My name is Taylor Allen and I am the administrative assistant here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I am currently attending Kennesaw State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. I live in Kennesaw, Ga with two roommates and I will graduated with my bachelor's degree in May 2019.

    I love working with all of the different children and families here at Primrose. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with your children and helping them learn and grown. It brings the biggest smile to my face when I watch them achieve even the simplest things! That is one of the main reasons why I cannot wait to become and Kindergarten teacher soon!

    I am very family-oriented and enjoy every minute I get to spend with them. I have four siblings and I am lucky enough to be an aunt three times over (almost 4!).

  • Mrs. Keke, Chef

    Mrs. Keke

    Chef
  • Mrs. Zil, Infant Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Zil

    Infant Lead Teacher

    My name is Zilha (Zil) Dzonlic and I am the Infant Room lead teacher here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I have been married to my husband for 17 years and we have two children. Our daughter is 11 and attends Palmer Middle School and our son is 7 and is in second grade at Kennesaw Elementary.

    I have a degree in Agriculture and horticulture from a community college in my hometown of Prijedor in Bosnia. I am currently in the process of receiving my Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate's.

    I began working at Primrose School of Wade Green in 2004 when my daughter was only nineteen months old. Four years later I had my son who began in the infant room and still attends our explorer program.

    I truly love working with babies; it’s my favorite age group to care for! Just by watching and working energetically with them I have witnessed how much they really learn and understand.

    When not at Primrose, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books. And cooking!

  • Mrs. Elena, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Elena

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi I'm Mrs. Elena Ivanova and I am an Infant Assistant Teacher. I have been teaching here since January 2019 but I was first a parent at Primrose School of Wade Green. My youngest daughter attended Pre-K at Primrose in 2012. I am originally from Bulgaria and I have two daughters with my husband, Vladimir. I attended school in Bulgaria and majored in Economics. However, I love my babies here at Primrose.

    The children are such sweethearts and I can never tire of them. The people around me when I work are always so supportive and positive which puts a smile on my face every day. Then environment here is amazing!

  • Mrs. Sam

    Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Chloe, Afternoon Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chloe

    Afternoon Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chloe graduated from Harrison High School in 2019. She is in her Junior year of college, and planning on getting her Bachelors degree in Psychology. Ms. Chloe was a dancer for 15 years in the advanced company at Bravo Dance. Her family consists of her mom, Carrie and dad, Gary. She has one brother named Conor that is two years older than her. She also has a cat named Babybell.

    Ms. Chloe has been working with children since 2015. She was a teacher's assistant for ages 3-8 at her dance studio. After that, she assisted classes at Vaughn Elementary for two years.

  • Ms. Jessica, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jessica

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Courtney, Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Courtney

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Courtney graduated from Langston Hughes high school in 2015. Then she attended Darton State College in 2016. Education has always been a top priority for Ms. Courtney. She is a mother of a three year old, who currently is in our Preschool Pathways classroom! She is engaged to the love of her life, and plans to have more children.

    Ms. Courtney is very passionate about kids learning and growth. She has worked with many ages starting in 2015. When she was in Eighth Grade she mentored for elementary/middle schools for their Special Olympics. She continued to peer mentor throughout her years of high school helping faculty with new students and foreign exchange students.

  • Ms. Kylee, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Kylee

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Megan, Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Megan

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Megan has a brother, and a stepbrother. She is the parent to Angelo (2), who is in our Preschool Pathways classroom.

    She graduated from Deerfield Beach High school located in Broward County, Florida. She then attended Broward college for 2 years. She studied to become a physical therapist. Starting her childcare experience, Ms. Megan would occasionally help babysit her close friend's siblings.

    In her free time, she is willing to travel any distance to spend time with her family. When she is not traveling the distance to Florida, she spends time on Facetime and phone calls with them. Other than that, Ms. Megan likes going to the park and sporting events with the family she has here in Georgia. When she can get some alone time, she enjoys painting, drawing, and reading.

    “Working at Primrose School of Wade Green is special to me because of the unique friendships and connections I have made with our leadership team and coworkers. I feel supported and well guided to become the best teacher I can be for my students.”

  • Ms. Raina, Older Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Raina

    Older Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Taylor, Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Taylor

    Older Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Taylor was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from South Cobb High School in 2019. She is currently attending Kennesaw State University to get her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Growing up, it was her and her loving mother. Her mother has taught her the importance of family and all of the values she has today.

    Ms. Taylor began working at Primrose School of Wade Green in February 2021. Since she is an only child, it makes her appreciate her job more than most people. When she is not working or doing school work she enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with her mom.

  • Mrs. Mariana, Early Preschool I Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Mariana

    Early Preschool I Lead Teacher

    My name is Mariana Beltza and I'm from Uruguay. I have two kids Emilia (nineteen years old) and Benjamin (seven years old).I studied journalism at ORT University in Montevideo, Uruguay. I am the teacher in Early Preschool One. One of my favorite forms of entertainment is to read fairy tales. My husband always says that I should record children’s audiobooks. During the summertime, my family and I like to go to the lake to paddle board. I moved to Acworth, Georgia in 2011. I love Georgia because it reminds me of my country. When I moved here, I made the decision to work with children so that I could be near my son. I was so lucky that the daycare my son was attending had an open teaching position. That's how my story began as a teacher. I have been working in early childhood education since 2012. I’ve gone to a lot of training to become a better teacher. I find working with children absolutely fascinating! If you’d like to know more, just stop and ask me!

  • Ms. Ki, Early Preschool I Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Ki

    Early Preschool I Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Ki is a freshman at Georgia Highlands College. She is studying Early Childhood Education and plans on getting her Bachelor’s Degree. Her first job at the age of 15, was working in childcare. She spent her time working with 4th graders and has made her way to working with our 2-year-olds. When she can get free time, she loves going to karaoke and sports games.

  • Ms. Sandra, Early Preschool I Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Sandra

    Early Preschool I Afternoon Teacher
  • Ms. Kayla, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kayla

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher
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  • Ms. Uwa

    Preschool Pathways Assistant Teacher
  • Mrs. Laura, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Laura

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Laura was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Georgia a few years after. When she moved to Georgia, she grew up in Roswell. She is married to her husband Gio, and she is a step-parent to his daughter, Leela (8). Mrs. Laura graduated from Roswell High School in 2014. She is now working on finishing her CDA. She has been working at Primrose School of Wade Green for 4 years.

  • Ms. Karolin, Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Karolin

    Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Karolin is originally from Bulgaria, she and her parents moved to the United States in 2014. Her other family members have been living in the United States since 1996. Ms. Karolin attends Kennesaw State University studying Business Management. She started working at Primrose School of Wade Green in 2019. She enjoys spending time with the kids and watching them learn and grow.

  • Mrs. Agnes, Private Pre-K III Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Agnes

    Private Pre-K III Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Agnes graduated from the University of Cape Coast (oversees) in 2000 and taught Elementary school for seven years. She enjoyed helping and guiding students in achieving their goals in life. She taught her four young children to read by the age of 3 at home, it gave her a new passion for early childhood education. She then attended and graduated from Ashworth College with her CDA credential in 2016. During that year, she joined our team here at Primrose School of Wade Green. She enjoys spending time with her husband and taking her children skating and biking on the weekends.

    "The smile of the Primrose kids brings me joy each morning, and not to forget my beautiful co-workers and management team. Thanks to the Primrose family for helping me achieve my goal of educating a future generation of leaders here at Primrose."

  • Mrs. Carmen, Private Pre-K III Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Carmen

    Private Pre-K III Assistant Teacher

    My name is Carmen Valverde and I am originally from Peru. I have lived in Georgia since 1995 but before I moved to Georgia, I lived in Switzerland for five years. I am married and I have four children: Daniel, 28 years old; Mayrs and Nataly, 26 years old (they’re twins!); and Emily, 12 years old. My family loves to travel and loves to visit other countries. We like to go camping and be around nature. One of the other things we like to do is do service as a family.

    I’ve been with Primrose Schools since 2001 and I’ve been in the infant room ever since! When I lived in Peru, I worked for 18 years in the Air Force in the social work department. I love working here at Primrose School of Wade Green!

  • Ms. Regina

    Private Pre-K III Afternoon Teacher
  • Ms. Bacchus, Private Pre-K I Lead Teacher

    Ms. Bacchus

    Private Pre-K I Lead Teacher

    Ms. Bacchus was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her father is an army vet, and her mom is a Special Education Teacher. She has one sister. While growing up in a military family she has had to move to 6 states. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication Design at Florida A&M University. Her hobbies outside of working at Primrose School of Wade Green are being a Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Instructor. She has 7+ years working with children.

  • Mrs. Allman, Private Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Allman

    Private Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Allman is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and now lives in Dallas, Georgia. She has been married to her husband, Lari, for 15 years. She and Lari have two kids, Kenzie (11) and Landon (5). They have a new puppy named Lake. She graduated in 2007 from UTC with her Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She has taught for Primrose Schools for 14 years, and has been at Primrose School of Wade Green since 2019.

  • Mrs. Rozi, Assistant Private Pre-K II Teacher

    Mrs. Rozi

    Assistant Private Pre-K II Teacher
  • Ms. Taylor, Private Pre-K II Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Taylor

    Private Pre-K II Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Taylor is originally from Hollywood, Florida and grew up there until it was time for her to go to Elementary school. When she started Elementary school she moved to South, GA for a couple of years. After that, she moved to Gwinnett where she finished her education. Ms. Taylor is now attending Kennesaw State University, and will graduate in Spring 2022 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.

    Ms. Taylor enjoys spending her time with children. She has been a Preschool Church leader, babysits occasionally, and has been at Primrose School of Wade Green for over a year now!

  • Mr. Nicholas

    Explorer's Teacher
  • Ms. V, Venture Program Floater

    Ms. V

    Venture Program Floater
  • Mr. Thomas

    Venture Program Floater
  • Michelle Rath

    Franchise Owner

    The Primrose School of Wade Green is owned and operated by Michelle Rath who is a native of Cobb County, Georgia. I have three children who are all Primrose graduates and currently attend The Walker School in Marietta. I believe Primrose set the foundation for learning and allowing my own children to excel as they have continued their educational experiences beyond Kindergarten at Primrose. I see parents of former Primrose students all the time out in the community and they all say the same thing: "I credit Primrose curriculum and environment for the success my child is having in school to this day." Here at Primrose School of Wade Green, we are committed to providing a safe, secure, nurturing learning environment in our preschool that instills a love of learning and positive self-esteem in every child. We truly have your child's best interests at heart. I am a "hands-on" owner who is on-site and involved with the school each and every day to assist our staff in providing excellence in our private preschool. Our management and I work closely to ensure that each child receives the best care both physically and emotionally as well as a strong foundation in education. Please come visit our Kennesaw campus. We are committed to providing our families and the community we serve with the best and most trusted early childhood education possible. If you live or work in our area, Kennesaw, Acworth, Marietta, Woodstock, Cartersville, Emerson or anywhere convenient to Highway I-75 exit 273, we invite you to learn more about the Primrose Balanced Learning Curriculum and why we are "The Leader in Educational Child Care." Our promise to you is that your child will be safe, happy and learning. As a parent I know that you want the best for your children like we all do!

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