Primrose School of West Allen

Franchise Owners

Franchise Owners of Primrose School Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol
Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol
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Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol


We are Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol, proud owners of the Primrose School of West Allen since 2002! We believe that our backgrounds and experiences shaped our vision for our school, and it is a true joy to see it come to life each day.

Shannan was raised in Oklahoma, but moved to Texas quickly after graduating from law school.  Shannan's legal career has been spent mainly in the area of school law, representing public school districts in matters related to special education, employment, and student issues. Shannan has also been actively involved in the daily operations of Primrose for the past 20 years. Andrew, a native of Houston, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT Austin and UNT, and also earned his Ph.D at Texas Tech University. After working in school administration, Andrew built a strong family therapy practice over 25 years, working with children and also adults. Together, we embrace the Primrose School of West Allen culture and enjoy relationships with our amazing staff and wonderful families. Over the years, Primrose has become our extended family and we are so proud of the reputation our school has earned.

We also have 2 children, who both attended our Primrose school through Kindergarten. Alec, now 25, started Primrose at age 3. Alec graduated from the University of Utah and is pursuing a career in military intelligence and operations. Ali, 18, started Primrose as an infant, graduated from Lovejoy High School, and is now attending the University of Florida (Go Gators!).  Ali is a competitive equestrian show jumper and plans to pursue a related career after college.  We cannot speak about our family without mentioning Oakley, our 3-year old bernedoodle.  Oakley adds joy and comedy to our family each day and loves to play on the Primrose playground when the school is closed!  

Many parents and staff say there is something unique about the family feel of our school. We are so grateful that our team of teachers and leadership team members embrace shared values and a sincere passion for the children in our care.  We sincerely enjoy our active roles in the school each day and we look forward to meeting your family soon!



Shannan and Andrew

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