Primrose School of West Allen

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Vidisha Kotadiya, Executive School Director

    Mrs. Vidisha Kotadiya

    Executive School Director

    Team Member Since 2020


    Hi! My name is Vidisha Kotadiya and I am thrilled to join the Primrose family. I've worked in childcare for 18 years in various roles. Prior to joining Primrose, I worked as a Director of Curriculum. Currently I am living in McKinney with my husband Vishal and our two beautiful daughters Virikaa (Age 10), Viaana (Age 5). Recently picked up long distant running as hobby. I look forward to getting to know every Primrose family!


    Name: Vidisha Kotadiya

    Hometown: Atlantic City, New jersey

    Childcare Experience: 18 years

    Educational Background: Early Childhood Development, Director Certification Course in Child Development & Business Management

    Favorite food: Tex- Mex, Italian

    Favorite Children's book: The Pout Pout Fish

    Primrose Character I most relate to: Katy

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting and getting to know Primrose families

  • Mrs. Jessica Pena, School Director - Education

    Mrs. Jessica Pena

    School Director - Education

    Team member since 2017

    I’m Jessica Pena. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am excited to be a part of the Primrose Family because I wanted to be part of a team who invests their time to quality of children’s education the way Primrose implements every day. I am enjoying getting to know the families here at Primrose and look forward to creating great memories here.

    Name: Jessica Pena

    Hometown: Dallas, TX

    Child care experience: 5 years of Early Development and After School Care Experience, Director Experience

    Education Background: Bachelors in Social work, Currently working on Masters in Education

    Favorite food: Italian

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to movies

    Favorite children’s book: If you give a mouse a cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: OG because he likes to read many books like I do

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the families and students at Primrose

  • Ms. Christina Chung, Compliance Director

    Ms. Christina Chung

    Compliance Director

    Team Member Since 2017

    I’ve been living in Dallas since 2006. My first introduction in child care was volunteering as a teaching assistant in high school. Since enrolling in college, my concentration was primarily geared toward adults but since the births of my nieces, that has changed. I would like to become a teacher once I complete my degree. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and being of assistance.

    Name: Christina Chung

    Hometown: Orlando, FL

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Current studies in General Psychology

    Favorite food: Pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing with my nieces and dog

    Favorite children’s book: Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone

  • Ms. Leslie De Los Santos, Office / Classroom Administration

    Ms. Leslie De Los Santos

    Office / Classroom Administration

    Team Member Since 2020

    My name is Leslie De Santos! I was born in Abilene TX and have lived in Allen for 15 years! I am so excited to have this opportunity to teach at Primrose. I’ve been gymnastic coach for seven years and a nanny for five! I realized working with kids was what I was meant to do ever since I started at just 16! I look forward in continuing to do so! It’s time to take my skills from the floor to the classroom.

    Name: Leslie De Los Santos

    Hometown: Abilene TX

    Child care experience:7 years

    Education Background: Graduated Allen high school in 2015

    Favorite food: Tacos and Philly cheese steaks

    Favorite weekend activity: Listening to music and watching movie

    Favorite children’s book: Love you forever

    Primrose character I most relate to:

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone

  • Mrs. Eylin Naranjo, Events Coordinator / Administration

    Mrs. Eylin Naranjo

    Events Coordinator / Administration

    Hi, my name is Eylin Naranjo and I am from Venezuela. I am married and I have two kids. My daughter is almost 8 years old and my son is 10 years old. I love to do different things with them. I am a lawyer by profession but I discovered my passion for kids and I enjoy teaching them. My family is my biggest treasure.

    Name: Eylin Naranjo

    Hometown: Venezuela

    Child care experience: 4 Years

    Education Background: Bachelor in Law, Master in Public Administration

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Doing different things with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited about being part of the school.

  • Ms. Shenia Bean, Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Shenia Bean

    Kitchen Manager

    Team Member Since 2020

    Hello! My name is Shenia Bean. Most people call me Nia. I am originally from Salt Lake City, UT. Relocated to Texas in August 2020 from Atlanta, GA. I am a mom to a 5 year old and in our spare time we love to bake, craft, camping and travel. I studied Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta and my favorite experience as a Chef is feeding children and teaching them about Nutrition.

    Name: Shenia Bean

    Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

    Experience: 2 years in Food Industry

    Favorite food: Spaghetti and Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Outdoor activities and doing craft with my daughter

    Favorite children’s book: Katie the Curious Cat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Benjamin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everyone and cooking for the Kids

  • Mrs. Vicki Mills, Infant Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Vicki Mills

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Team member since 2012

    Hello! My name is Vicki Davis. I’ve worked in childcare for 28 years, most of which have been with Primrose. My 23 year old son was a graduate of Primrose, too. I grew up in childcare (since the age of 18 months) and have always enjoyed working with children. It’s amazing to see how far our education system has come and how wonderful our experience child care can be for children today thanks to schools like Primrose West Allen. I am proud to be a member of this great team and honored to participate in the growth and education of young children.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Vicki, Davis

    Hometown: Allen, TX

    Child care experience: 28 Years

    Education Background: Went to Collin College and SFA

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping at Estate Sales

    Favorite children’s book: Marsupial Sue

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy – I love to sing

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Watching Children Develop a Love of Learning

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the Office

  • Mrs. Shagufta Anzar, Infant  Co - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Shagufta Anzar

    Infant Co - Lead Teacher

    Team member since 2011

    I’m Shagufta Anzar. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am the assistant teacher in the infant room. I have 7 years of experience working with infants. I love the people I work with, the management and the owners. I enjoy working with babies and the atmosphere here is wonderful.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Shagufta Anzar

    Hometown: Pakistan

    Child care experience: 12 years

    Education Background: Bachelors of Art

    Favorite food: Kabobs

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning more and getting to know the families

    Best way to schedule time to talk: In the evenings

    At Primrose Since: 2011

    Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Arts; CPR & First Aid for Adult, Child and Infant SIDS; Shaken Baby Syndrome and Brain Development

  • Mrs. Martha Kaemper, Infant Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Martha Kaemper

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2019


    Hello, my name is Martha Kaemper. I've been working with kids for almost 18 years, all of them at Primrose school. I was born in Honduras, Central America. I have 3 daughters and 3 amazing grandkids. We have been living in Texas for 24 years; before that in the Dominican Republic, Columbia, Germany and Argentina.

    Name: Martha Kaemper

    Hometown: Highland Village, TX

    Child care experience: 17 years

    Education Background: High School and some of college

    Favorite food: Italian and German

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading

    Favorite children’s book: Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo because I love languages

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the families and babies. I see them as my grandchildren

  • Mrs. Lynette Rackal, Infant Co - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Lynette Rackal

    Infant Co - Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2007


    My name is Lynette Rackal. I am in the profession of Child Care Development for the past 20 years. I am certified in C.D.A, Child Development Associate. I have worked at Primrose since 2007. I enjoy the Staff and students. I am dedicated to make a difference in every child life, to help them feel comfortable and to develop in a Happy Healthy way.

    Name: Lynette Rackal

    Child care experience: 20 years

    Education Background: C.D.A, Child Development Associate

    Favorite food: Mediterranean, Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Cooking, Movies, Traveling

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear, all books related to the progress of children.

  • Mrs. Nafiseh Gholami, Infant  Co - Lead  Teacher

    Mrs. Nafiseh Gholami

    Infant Co - Lead Teacher

    Team member since 2004

    I’ve been working at Primrose School of West Allen since 2004. I started as an assistant infant teacher. I love the people I work with and I enjoy working with kids. It is such a joy to teach them and to play with them. I was born in Ahwaz, the city of black gold and I was raised in Shiraz, the city of flowers and birds. After I got married we moved to Baton, LA. A few years later we moved to Allen, TX.

    Name: Nafiseh Gholami

    Hometown: Shiraz, Iran

    Child care experience: 11 years

    Education Background: Some College

    Favorite food: Grilled Chicken, Eggplant

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to movie, read books, hang out with my friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the children and learning from them

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask Office

    Certifications: CPR & First Aid for Adult, Child and Infant SIDS; Shaken Baby Syndrome and Brain Development

  • Mrs. Negar DezFouli, Young Toddler  Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Negar DezFouli

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2020

    HI My name is Negar DezFouli and I am thrilled to join Primrose Family! I am true Texas native; born in Iran, living in Plano. I graduated from University of Shushtar in 2011 with bachelor degree in Physical Education. I am looking forward to getting to know every family and becoming a member of the family community of Primrose West Allen!

    HI My name is Negar DezFouli and I am thrilled to join Primrose Family! I am true Texas native; born in Iran, living in Plano. I graduated from University of Shushtar in 2011 with bachelor degree in Physical Education. I am looking forward to getting to know every family and becoming a member of the family community of Primrose West Allen!

    Name: Negar Dezfouli

    Hometown: Plano

    Child care experience: 4 years

    Education Background: Bachelor in Physical Education

    Favorite food: Kabob

    Favorite weekend activity: Swimming, running, shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Curious George books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the Primrose family!

  • Ms. Alehida Rodriguez, Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Alehida Rodriguez

    Young Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Mrs.Alehida Rodriquez Navarrete

    Assistant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2022

     

    Hi my name is Alehida Rodriguez Navarrete, I am thrilled to join the Primrose Family. I am a true California Native; born in Mexico, currently living in McKinney Texas. I graduated from McKinney High School 2021. I am currently a student in Collin College, working towards majoring in Civil Engineering . I am looking forward to getting to know every family and being a member of the family community of Primrose West Allen.

    Name: Alehida Rodriguez Navarrete

    Hometown: McKinney

    Child care experience: Community Service

    Education Background: Collin College, working towards majoring in Civil Engineering

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: going to the gym

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Peggy the Pig

    What I’m most excited about this school year: getting to know the Primrose Family

  • Mrs. Noor-ul-ain-Shah, Early Preschool  Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Noor-ul-ain-Shah

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

     

    Hello! My name is Noor-ul-ain Shah. I was born in Pakistan and moved to the United states about 8 years ago. I have one son who is almost 5 years old. I have been working with the kids since I graduated back in Pakistan. When I was younger I also used to babysit my nieces and nephews. I moved to Texas 5 years ago and every single day I feel blessed and happy that we moved here. I absolutely LOVE Texas.

    Name: Noor-ul-ain shah

    Hometown: Allen, Tx

    Childcare Experience: 6 years (on & off)

    Education Background: High School, Bachelors

    Favorite food: Pakistani, American

    Favorite weekend activity: Hang out with my amazing friends, attend gatherings, spend a lot of quality time with my in-laws, most importantly hanging out with my son and my amazing husband.

    Favorite children’s book: The Pigeon drives the bus

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

  • Mrs. Jennifer Lawson, Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Jennifer Lawson

    Early Preschool Assistant Teacher

     

     Mrs. Jennifer

    Assistant Teacher

    Team Member Since 2022

    Hello! My name is Jennifer. I have 2 daughters ages of 19  & 23, a 25 year old son and a 12 year old step daughter. I am also a grandma to my 2 year old grandson who is spoiled rotten. I have lived in Cleveland, TX almost my whole life.  I moved here in 2019 when I met my husband. Also I am a asst. special education teacher for Plano ISD.

     

    Name: Jennifer Lawson

    Hometown: Cleveland, TX

    Childcare Experience: 20+ years

    Education Background: High School and Paraprofessional Certificate

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity:  Family Time

    Favorite children’s book: I  Like My White Shoes

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

  • Mrs. Claudia Berendique, Early Preschool  Lead  Teacher

    Mrs. Claudia Berendique

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2019

     

    Hello my name is Claudia, I've been working with kids for almost 2 years. I was born in Maracaibc, Venezuela. I have been living in the US for 4 years and majored in Architect. I am excited to meet new families and have new adventures.

    Name: Claudia Berendique

    Hometown: Maracaibc, Venezuela

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Graduate with Architect

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Hansel and Gretel

    Favorite children’s book: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: New kids and new adventures!

  • Mrs. Hina Masood, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Hina Masood

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Team member since 2016

    I’m Hina Masood. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I love working with children because I love being around them and have 5 children of my own. This is my 11th year at Primrose School of West Allen. I enjoy working at Primrose because of the balanced learning approach and we are more than a team of professional teachers and child care specialist.

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Hina Masood

    Hometown: Pakistan

    Child care experience: 15 years

    Education Background: Bachelor of Arts

    Favorite food: Fried Rice

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know new kids and meeting new parents

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Ask Office

    Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Arts; CPR & First Aid for Adult, Child and Infant SIDS; Shaken Baby Syndrome and Brain Development

  • Mrs. Pamela Christopher, Preschool Pathways Co-Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Pamela Christopher

    Preschool Pathways Co-Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2021

    My name is Pam Christopher and I'm so excited to join the Primrose family in West Allen. I recently relocated to the Dallas area from Ohio. I was an assistant teacher and part of the leadership team for 3 1/2 years at the Primrose School in Hudson, Ohio. I have four grown daughters and five grandkids! I love teaching children and seeing the excitement in their faces when they have learned a new task.

    Name: Pamela Christopher

    Hometown: Houston

    Child care experience: 3 1/2 years at Primrose School in Hudson

    Education Background: Studied at Colorado State University

    Favorite food: Texas BBQ

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching football

    Favorite children’s book: Peppa Pig

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kiddos and the Primrose families.

  • Ms. Madison Churchuell, Preschool Co - Lead Teacher

    Ms. Madison Churchuell

    Preschool Co - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Madison

    Team Member Since 2017

    Hello! My name is Madison , I have 2 amazing daughters, Madalyn and Myleigh. I am currently in College for my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Teaching has always been something I am passionate about, and I absolutely love kids!. Thank you for entrusting me with your must valuable thing in life, your child!. I can not wait to help them grow!

    Name: Madison Churchuell

    Hometown: Big Spring, Tx.

    Child care experience: 5 Years

    Education Background: currently in College for my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education

    Favorite food: Sea Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Family Time!

    Favorite children’s book: Brow Bear, Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to be back to school.

  • Mrs. Kavita Verma, Preschool Co - Lead  Teacher

    Mrs. Kavita Verma

    Preschool Co - Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Kavita Verma

    Team member since 2021

     

    Hello I’m Kavita Verma, I hold a Master Degree in Business Administration. I am very passionate about teaching young children. I take pride in contributing in their early childhood development. I believe that all children deserve a quality education. I live in McKinney with my husband, my 3 years old son and my dog “Buddy”.

    Name: Kavita Verma

    Hometown: McKeney

    Child care experience;

    Education Background: MBA (HR)

    Favorite food: Chinese

    Favorite children’s book: Brown Bear

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am excited to be a part of Primrose Team and grow and learn the opportunities . I am getting to know so many kids and their families.

  • Ms. Sarah Smith, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Smith

    Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Sarah

    Assistant teacher

    Team member since 2022

    Hello! My name is Sarah Smith . Over the last few years I have attended College at UNTto work within Early Education.

    When I am not working I love to travel, paint and hang out with my family. I love working with children and watering their curiosity in play. I can’t wait to make sure that every day is a great experience for the kids.

    Name: Sarah Smith

    Hometown: Plano, Tx.

    Child care experience; 1 year

    Education Background: Undergraduate at University of North Texas

    Favorite food: Chips and Queso

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping, visiting friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: The very hungry caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og’s the book worm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: being a part of a community that helps children learn and grow!

  • Mrs. Courtney Atwood, Preschool Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Courtney Atwood

    Preschool Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2018

    I am Courtney Atwood! I have lived in the Allen area all my life. I have two little dogs Lucy and Maverick. I love spending my life with my husband watching movies and cooking. I am so excited to get to know the Early Preschool families and watch the kids grow.

    Name: Courtney Atwood

    Hometown: Allen, Tx

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Development

    Favorite food: Enchiladas, Chips and Queso

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing with my 2 dogs, Lucy and Maverick

    Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat or any Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting and getting to know everyone

  • Mrs. Sarita Dwivedi, Pre - Kindergarten Lead  Teacher

    Mrs. Sarita Dwivedi

    Pre - Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Team Member Since 2019

     

    I am Sarita Dwivedi and have a degree in Bachelor in Education. I have more than 5 years of experience working with young children ad a teacher and volunteer. I am married and have two boys. I love working with young ones! In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and listening to music.

    Name: Sarita Dwivedi

    Hometown: New Delhi

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education Background: Bachelor in Education

    Favorite food: Burrito

    Favorite weekend activity: Outdoor Activities with my Family

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Learning New Things

  • Ms. Desiree Lopez, Pre Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Desiree Lopez

    Pre Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher

    Ms. Desiree

    Team membersince 2021

    Hi! My name is Desiree, and I have been working with kiddos for almost 2 years. I am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Collin College and will soon attending UNT. In my free time I enjoy singing and spending time with my friends and family. I am so excited for the many adventures with the kids.

    Name: Desiree Lopez.

    Hometown: Sweetwater, Tx.

    Child care experience;2 years.

    Education Background: Collin College.

    Favorite food: Chicken strips.

    Favorite weekend activity: watching movies.

    Favorite children’s book: On the places you’ll go.

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck.

    What I’m most excited about this school year: New adventures.

  • Ms. Astrid Kamper, Lead Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Astrid Kamper

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Team Member Since 2018

    I was born in Honduras, but since my father is German I have a German citizenship. I am a single mother, my daughter Emely is 15 years old. I have worked with unaccompanied minors while working with the Honduras consulate in Phoenix, Arizona. I recently graduated from Brookhaven college pursuing a degree in teaching. I enjoy to walk and do different activities with my daughter. My favorite Primrose character is Arturo, I love languages. I speak Spanish, English and some German.

    Name: Astrid Kamper

    Hometown: Honduras

    Child care experience: Babysitting, Mom of a daughter

    Education Background: Brookhaven College

    Favorite food: Chick-Fil-A, Canes

    Favorite weekend activity: Walk

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss

    Primrose character I most relate to: Arturo

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Work & getting to know the children and staff

    Team Member Since 2017


  • Mrs. Mahrukh Khan, Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Mahrukh Khan

    Assistant Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi! My name is Mahrukh Khan. I am a new Teacher at Primrose School. Prior to Primrose I worked in the Medical Field but with my love for child care. I wanted to pursue the opportunity that help and shape young minds. At home, I care for my 3 years old nephew and occasionally babysit his friends and cousins, which is always an adventure. I am very much looking forward to getting to know all the children and excited for the adventures each day brings.

    Name: Mahrukh Khan

    Hometown: Pakistan

    Child care experience; 3 years. +

    Education Background: Associates in Science, currently in School for BSN: Pediatric Care

    Favorite food: Asian Cuisine

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and friends, shopping and watching movies.

    Favorite children’s book: A bad case of stripes

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know each child’s unique personality and helping them grow.

  • Mr. Hector Sanchez, Kindergarten Co- Lead Teacher /  Explorers Lead Teacher

    Mr. Hector Sanchez

    Kindergarten Co- Lead Teacher / Explorers Lead Teacher

    I’m Hector Sanchez. I am very excited about this opportunity as an Assistant Teacher. Being a teacher has always been part of my goals. I have my associates in Early Childhood Development and I want to have some experience. I look forward to know all the different personalities of children. I love kids and I have the energy and passion for children.

    Name:Hector Sanchez

    Hometown: Coahuila, Mexico

    Child care experience: Kidzone at Church

    Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, Associate of Arts in Teaching

    Favorite food: Buffalo Wings

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family

    Favorite children’s book: Walt Disney Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know more about teaching

  • Ms. Jensen Abraham, Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jensen Abraham

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Jensen

    Team member since 2021

    Hello- my name is Jensen Abraham and I have been working with children all throughout my life. I am from Frisco but have been living in Lubbock, Texas these past4 years earning my bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences studying various concentrations focused on child development and family studies. I have always known I wanted to have a career working with kids and I will never forget the impact my teachers have had in my life, especially in my preschool and early elementary teachers. Having these positive role models at such a young age, who encouraged not only academic growth but also the development of healthy social and emotional skills, has without a doubt shaped who I am and my passions today. I have worked with children of all ages and I strongly believe that , as an educator for the students of Primrose, we have the power to positively shape the lives of many!

    Name: Jensen Abraham

    Hometown: Frisco, Texas

    Child care experience; 9 years

    Education Background: Recent Graduate of Texas Tech University

    Favorite food: Sushi

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with friends and family

    Favorite children’s book: The Missing Piece

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing the kids growth throughout the year

  • Ms. Flor Cruz, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Flor Cruz

    Assistant Teacher

     

    Team Member Since 2022

     

    Hi my name is Flor Cruz, I was born in North Carolina and was raised in the Plano, Tx. Area. I graduated from Plano East Senior High school and currently attend Collin College studying to be a social worker. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to build a relationship and be surrounded with kids.

    Name: Flor Cruz

    Hometown: Anna, Tx

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Collin College, Plano East High School

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss Books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting new faces

  • Ms. Mayrim Aguilar, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Mayrim Aguilar

    Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Mayrim Aguilar

    Team Member Since 2022

     

    My name is Mayrim Aguilar. I am very outgoing person. I love to spend my quality time with my friends and family. Which are amazing people who help everyone.In the childcare work is something I enjoy because I love kids, they are really special for me. I have done a few communities services with being a helper with some kids and I have a class of development of children.

    Name: Mayrim Aguilar

    Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico

    Child care experience: Communities Services

    Education Background: Development with Children

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my friends / working out

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Mia the Mouse

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To enjoy time with the kids.

  • Ms. Emely Kamper, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Emely Kamper

    Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Emely Kamper

    Team Member Since 2021

     

    Hello! My name is Emely Kamper and I am glad to be apart of the Primrose Family. I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and since then I've lived in Arizona and Texas. I recently graduated from Ranchview Highschool as part of the Class of 2021. I plan to begin my college education at the University of Texas at Austin studying Biomedical Engineering. My previous childcare experience was working at a summer camp at Montessori in Carrolton, in which I worked two consecutive years during my summer vacation.

     

     

    Name: Emely Kamper

    Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Child care experience: 2 years

    Education Background: Graduate Highschool in 2021, now going to work towards my college degree

    Favorite food: Tacos

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching Movies

    Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: OG, because I love books!

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Meeting the children and sharing new memories.

  • Ms. Anna Lee Aguilar, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Anna Lee Aguilar

    Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Anna Lee

    Assistant Teacher

     

    Team Member Since 2022

    I’m Anna Lee Aguilar. I’m from Mexico, but I live in McKinney, Tx. must of my live. I have 5 siblings that I love to spending time with. I love dancing and painting! I can’t wait to meet and get to know everybody here!

     

    Name: Anna Lee Aguilar

    Hometown: McKinney, Tx.

    Child care experience:  Communities Services, Child Development

    Education Background: Graduating High School. Class Of 2022

    Favorite food: Mexican Food

    Favorite weekend activity: Spend Time with Family and Friends

    Favorite children’s book: Love you Forever

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know everybody!

  • Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol, Franchise Owner

    Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol

    Franchise Owners

    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 after completing law school at OU. Shannan's legal career has been spent mainly in the area of school law, specifically representing school districts in special education litigation, employment matters, as well as 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 school through Kindergarten. Alec, now 23, started Primrose at age 3. Alec recently earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and is pursuing a career in military intelligence and operations. Ali, 17, started Primrose as an infant and is now a junior at Lovejoy High School. Ali has one passion, horses. Ali's interest in started early, and over the past 5 years she has become a serious competitor in multiple national and international equestrian show jumping circuits.

    Many parents and staff say there is something unique about the family feel of our school. We agree, and 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 look forward to meeting your family soon!


    Sincerely,

    Shannan and Andrew

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