Primrose School of Wade Green

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Clarke, School Director

    Mrs. Michelle Clarke

    School Director

    Hi! 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(Ryan), 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. Lesbia Irizarry, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Lesbia Irizarry

    Assistant Director

    Hola! My name is Lesbia 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.

  • Mrs. Laura Aragon, Curriculum Director

    Mrs. Laura Aragon

    Curriculum Director

     Hi! my name is Mrs.Laura. I am the lead teacher in the Preschool classroom. I  was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Roswell GA. I am married to the love of my life(Gio) and have a bonus daughter Leela. I  graduated from Roswell High School in 2014. Following Graduation I started working in management before switching my career focus to Education. I have been apart of the Primrose School of Wade Green family  for 4 years, and recently completed my CDA with a focus in ages three to five. When I am not working , I enjoy spending time with my family and anything Christmas related!


  • Ms. Chloe Hoyne, Lead Infant Teacher

    Ms. Chloe Hoyne

    Lead Infant Teacher

     Hi! My name is Ms. Chole, I graduated from Harrison High School in 2019 ansd is currently in my Junior year of college. I am working on  my  Bachelors degree in Psychology. I was a dancer for 15 years in the advanced company at Bravo Dance. My family consists of my mom(Carrie) and dad(Gary) and older brother (Conor). I also have a cat named Babybell.

     I have been working with children since 2015. I started as a teacher's assistant for ages 3-8 at the dance studio,and assisted in classes at Vaughn Elementary for two years.

  • Mrs. Elena Ivanova, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Elena Ivanova

    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 Introduced to Primrose School of Wade Green in 2012, when  my youngest daughter attended Pre-K . 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 enjoy being around them daily. 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!

  • Ms.Tamiah Rhodes, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms.Tamiah Rhodes

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Fran Ogando

    Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Mrs. Samjhana Ghimire, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Samjhana Ghimire

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hi! I am Mrs. Sam and I am a teacher in the Young Toddler room. I live in Kennesaw, Georgia with my husband and kids. I have a daughter that is 13 years old, and a son that is nine years old. I enjoy spending time with them and going on hikes. I love working with kids. Along with having an Associate Bachelor's Degree, I have been in childcare since 2015. 

  • Ms. Lisa Thiongo

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

    Ms. Megan Cunningham

    Older Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Megan, I have a brother, and a stepbrother. I am the mother of  Angelo (4), who is currently in our Private Pre-Kindergarten 3

    I graduated from Deerfield Beach High school located in Broward County, Florida. Following High School I attended Broward college for 2 years where I studied to become a physical therapist. Starting my childcare experience, occasionally I helped babysit my close friend's siblings.

    In my free time, I love to travel any distance to spend time with my family. When I am not traveling the distance to Florida, I spend time on Facetime and phone calls with them. Other than that, I like going to the park and sporting events with the family I have here in Georgia. During my alone time, I enjoy 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. Viri Cabrera

    Older Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Arlyn Ramirez

    Afternoon Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Jada Enoch

    Toddler Afternoon Teacher
  • Ms.Tavonna Davis, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms.Tavonna Davis

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye
  • Ms. Kyla Askew

    Assistant Teacher
  • Ms. Julie Robles

    Wonder Floater
  • Ms. Karolin Valeva, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Karolin Valeva

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Karolin, I was born and raised in Bulgaria. My family and I moved to the United States in 2014. I am currently attending Kennesaw State University majoring in Business Management.  I started working at  Primrose Wade Green in 2019, which was the begining of my experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. My favorite part of working with children is seeing how much they grow and learn so many new skills.

  • Ms. Jessica Castillo, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jessica Castillo

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Jessica and I am a Infant assistant teacher. I was born in Marietta, Georgia and I lived in Mexico for 9 years. I came back to the States to finish high school. My parents and two siblings still live in Mexico. I graduated from Marietta High School, and I now attend Kennesaw State University majoring in Psychology. I have a two-year-old son named Mathias, he is in the Preschool Pathways classroom. I previously worked at Kids R' Kids in the Pre-K classroom. I have been working here at Primrose School of Wade Green for a year.  

  • Mrs. Morgan Popham

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Emily Valverde, Private Pre-K III Afternoon Teacher

    Ms. Emily Valverde

    Private Pre-K III Afternoon Teacher

    Hi! My name is Ms. Emily and I am one of the PPK3 teachers. I am so excited to be working at Primrose School of Wade Green. I attend Kennesaw State University majoring in Political Science. I also plan on minoring in Legal Studies. I was raised here in Georgia, and I am the youngest of four siblings. I have one older brother and two older twin sisters. I am also an aunt to 3 nephews and 1 niece. My mother, Carmen is also a teacher here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I previously worked as a babysitter when I was in high school. When I graduated, I started working here. When I am not working or focusing on school, I love to spend time with friends and have time to myself.  

  • Mrs. Lindsey Allman, Private Pre-K I Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Lindsey Allman

    Private Pre-K I Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is  Mrs. Lindsey and I am originally from Chattanooga,Tennessee.  I currently live in Dallas, Georgia.  I  have been married to my husband, Lari, for 15 years, together we have two children, Kenzie and Landon. We recently added a new puppy named Lake to our family. I  graduated in 2007 from UTC with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I have taught at Primrose Schools for 14 years, and Joined the Primrose School of Wade Green team in 2019.

  • Mrs. Zilha Dzonlic

    Private Pre-K I Assistant 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 27 years and we have two children Azra(21)and Amar(17).

    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. Natalie Reyes, Private Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Natalie Reyes

    Private Pre-K II Lead Teacher

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Natalie and I am the PPKII Lead Teacher. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I met my husband in Honduras at a wedding we were both attending. We got married in 2017 and have two beautiful children together. Sophia is four years old, and Lucas is two years old. They both attend here at Primrose School of Wade Green. In college, I worked part-time at a Preschool and I really enjoyed every day there. After having children of my own I became interested in their development and that sparked my interest in working with children. I have worked at two other schools before starting at Primrose. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Case Management. 

  • Ms. Violeta Toteva, Private Pre-K II Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Violeta Toteva

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

    Mrs. Agnes Yeboah

    Private Pre-K III Lead Teacher

     Hi! My name is Mrs. Agnes. I graduated from the University of Cape Coast (oversees) in 2000 and taught Elementary school for seven years. I enjoy helping and guiding students in achieving their goals in life. I taught my four young children to read by the age of 3 at home, it gave me a new passion for early childhood education. I attended and graduated from Ashworth College with my CDA credential in 2016. During that year, I joined our team here at Primrose School of Wade Green. I enjoy spending time with myhusband and taking my 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 Valverde, Private Pre-K III Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Carmen Valverde

    Private Pre-K III Assistant Teacher

     Hi! My name is Mrs. Carmen 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, Mayrs and Nataly, (they’re twins!); and Emily. My family loves to travel and loves to visit other countries. We like to go camping and be around nature. Another thing my family enjoys is participating in acts of  service within our community.

    I’ve been with The Primrose Schools Franchise since 2001. 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. Amaya Howard, Explorers Teacher

    Ms. Amaya Howard

    Explorers Teacher
  • Ms. Enyce Roberts, Wonder/ Venture Floater

    Ms. Enyce Roberts

    Wonder/ Venture Floater
  • Ms. Leila White

    Venture Floater
  • Ms. Tomi Cooper

  • 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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