Primrose School of West Chandler

Our Staff

  • Ms. Patel, Director

    Ms. Patel

    Director

    Hi, I’m Ms. Patel. I love working at Primrose and I'm very passionate about working with children. I was born and raised in Ahwatukee, Arizona. I graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education in May 2017. I have worked at this school since we opened in March 2018 as a Pre-K teacher, Curriculum Coach, and now Director. Inspiring learning and making a difference in children’s lives is the reason why I work at this school. I look forward to growing with the Primrose family!

  • Mrs. Smith, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Smith

    Assistant Director

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Smith! I am from Camarillo, California. I have over 15 years of experience working in the childcare field with specific experience as a director and assistant director. On the weekends, I enjoy barbequing and watching sports with my family. I am most excited to get to know all of the wonderful Primrose families and witness the children learn and grow in and out of the classroom!

  • Mrs. Devlin, Education Coach

    Mrs. Devlin

    Education Coach

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Devlin! I am from Mesa, AZ. I have been working with children of ages ranging 6 weeks to 12years old for almost 30 years in both a licensed and in home facilities. I'm currently working towards my AA with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy hiking, gardening, watching my kids play sports and reading. I relate most to Ally the Bunny -- even as a young child, I have always been super responsible. I'm excited to be a part of Primrose and work with the teachers to give the children and families an excellent preschool experience!

  • Ms. Eaton, Office Assistant

    Ms. Eaton

    Office Assistant

    Hi, I'm Ms. Eaton! I am from California! I have 7 years of experience working in the childcare industry and I have my CDA. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. I love working with children and being a part of their growth and learning experience!

  • Mrs. Wahl, Food Service Teacher

    Mrs. Wahl

    Food Service Teacher

    Hi I'm Mrs. Wahl! I am from Maddock, North Dakota. I have been working in the childcare field for over 20 years. I love Greek, German and Mexican food. I enjoy hanging out with my grandchildren and camping. I'm excited to be here at Primrose and get the kitchen in order, the way I like it!

  • Ms. Jacobs, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jacobs

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Jacobs! I am originally from Ukraine. I have been working with children for many years. I am very passionate about working with infants! I love spending time with family. I'm excited to work with the Pre-K students and prepare them for Kindergarten; watching them gain fundamental skills is so rewarding!

  • Ms. Travis, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Travis

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Travis! I am from Brookfield, CT. I have experience nannying and nursing care for special needs children and babies. I enjoy walking with my dogs, going to the gym, swimming and enjoying the beauty of Arizona. I relate most to Libby the Lamb, and I'm excited to be able to finally do what I've always wanted to do -- work with babies!

  • Ms. Reihanna, Infant Lead Teacher

    Ms. Reihanna

    Infant Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Reihanna! I am from Visalia, California. I have over four years of experience working with children. I have my high school diploma and have taken some college level courses. I enjoy exploring new places in Arizona and my favorite book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. I'm most excited to be working with the students and gaining new experiences!

  • Mrs. Worthington, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Worthington

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Worthington! I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have years of experience working as an assistant infant teacher and babysitting. I also have my associates degree in General Studies. I enjoy swimming and spending time with family and I love the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. I'm excited to watch the infants learn and grow.

  • Mrs. Knolles, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Knolles

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Knolles! I am from Sierra Vista, AZ. I have 24 years of experience working as an elementary teacher. I graduated from NAU with my teaching degree. My favorite food is Italian and I love spending time with my family! I love working with infants and watching them meet their milestones!

  • Ms. Evridge, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Evridge

    Infant Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Evridge! I am from Tempe, AZ. I am a certified teacher with over 10 years of experience working with PreK and Kindergarten students. I also have my Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. On the weekends, I love to spend time with my children I love the book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. I'm most excited to watch the children grow!

  • Ms. Asra, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Asra

    Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Asra! I am from Chandler, AZ. I have years of experience working with children in a private setting. I graduated from Hamilton High School and just finished my first year at Arizona State University. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I'm so excited to spend time with the children and watch them grow!

  • Ms. Jepson, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jepson

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Jepson! I am from Gibert, AZ. I have over three years of experience working as a preschool teacher and have student taught in college. I also have my Associate's Degree in Arts/Education. I enjoy trying new coffee shops and traveling and I love the Angelina Ballerina book series! I am so excited to work in a new envirronment and meet my new colleagues and students!

  • Ms. Santiago, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Santiago

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Santiago! I am from Phoenix, AZ. I have many years of experience watching children in a private setting. I enjoy spending time with family and my favorite Primrose puppet is Benjamin the Bear! I'm excited to meet new people and see the students grow and acheive new milestones!

  • Ms. Cobbs, Toddler Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cobbs

    Toddler Lead Teacher

    Hi I'm Ms. Cobbs! I am from Phoenix, Arizona. I have a few years of experience working with children in a childcare setting. My favorite food is chicken strips and I love going to the park. I'm excited to be at Primrose and work with the children!

  • Ms. Villegas, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Villegas

    Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Villegas! I am from the Phillipines. This is my first time working in a school, but I have experience taking care of my own children and three grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, camping and traveling! I relate most to Molly the Cow, who symbolizes respect for others. I am very big on respecting others -- of all ages. What I'm most excited about this year is the personal reward I will get from teaching these young children. To see a difference in their young lives. Every day brings something new!

  • Ms. Ruiz, EPS Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ruiz

    EPS Lead Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Ruiz! I am from Los Angeles, California. I have over 10 years of experience working in the childcare field. In my free time, I enjoy meditating and going to new restaurants with my family. I relate most to Katie the Cat and I am excited to watch my students learn and grow!

  • Ms. Sanchez, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Sanchez

    Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Sanchez! I am from Chandler, Arizona. This is my first time working in a childcare facility, but I have experience taking care of younger relatives and babysitting. I am currently studying at CGCC to earn my CDA. I hope to transfer to ASU to earn my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I'm excited to see how the children learn through their environment and surroundings and how they will learn more about themselves as the year progresses!

  • Ms. Dworshak, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Dworshak

    Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Dworshak! I am from Silver Lake, Minnesota. I have been working at Primrose for over a year now. I enjoy gardening and the children's book "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. I love working at Primrose and watching the little ones grow!

  • Mrs. Maldonado, EPS Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Maldonado

    EPS Lead Teacher

    Hi I'm Ms. Maldonado! I am from Tempe, AZ. I have years of experience working as a lead teacher with 2 - 3 year olds. I obtained my CDA and have an AA degree. I enjoy relaxing, making hair bows and spending time with family. I love the book "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss and "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. I'm excited to be at Primrose and work with the children!

  • Ms. Mottola, EPS Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Mottola

    EPS Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Mottola! I am from Tempe, AZ. I have over two years of experience working at preschool and three years of experience working in an enrichment program. I have my high school diploma and my associates degree. I enjoy golfing and hanging out by the pool in my free time and love italian food. I'm most excited to get to know the students and help them learn and practice new activities for the first time!

  • Ms. McDaniels, Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. McDaniels

    Pathways Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Hi, I'm Ms. McDaniels! I am from Chicago, IL. I have worked in childcare for over 12 years and have taught at Primrose in Illinois for almost three years. I also have my Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University. I enjoy watching TV and spending time with my friends on the weekends. I love all the Primrose puppets! I really love Mia the Mouse, Peanut the Pony, Og the Bookworm, Katie the Cat and Molly the Cow the most! I'm most excited for the opportunity to meet new children and their families and to help the children learn through play.

  • Mrs. Joshi, Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Joshi

    Pathways Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Joshi! I am from Mumbai, India. I have previous experience working with children in a preschool in India and I have my bachelor of Arts. I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, reading and cooking. I'm most excited to make connections with the children and make their life successful!

  • Ms. Cary, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Cary

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Cary! I am from Chesapeake, Virginia. I was a nanny for almost five years, then I worked for a preschool. I have been teaching at the preschool level for four years now and love it! I went to Arizona State University and studied Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending time with my amazing daughters. We enjoy going to the zoo, hiking and movie time. I am excited to watch my students grow as we learn as we do fun science projects and lots of hands on learning.

  • Mrs. Wuttke, Lead Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Wuttke

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Wuttke! I am from Tempe, AZ. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and am currently working towards my degree in elementary education. On the weekends, I enjoy watching my sons play sports and I relate most to Percy the Rooster. I'm most excited to get to know the children and help them achieve their dreams!

  • Ms. Deitch, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Deitch

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Deitch! I am from Bayside, New York. I have many years of experience working with children in a childcare facility. I relate most to Libby the Lamb and I love the book "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman. I'm excited to be at a new school meeting neww students and making it a great learning experience.

  • Mrs. Marcela, PreK Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Marcela

    PreK Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Ms. Marcela! I am from Fusagasuga, Columbia. I have over nine years of experience working in early childhood education as an assistant teacher. I graduated from the University Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca in Bogota, Colombia with a Bachelor's degree in Bacteriology and Clinical Laboratory. I love to walk my dog during the weekends, watch movies and go shopping. I am very excited to be a part of the Primrose family and to meet the children and their families.

  • Mrs. Natiola, Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Natiola

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Natiola! I am from Manila, Philippines. I have previous experience working in a preschool with 2-3 year old children. I have my Master of Arts in Education with a major in guidance and counceling. I enjoy cooking, spending time with my children and reading!I'm so excited to be here at Primrose and working younger children again!

  • Mrs. Asghar, Assistant Teacher

    Mrs. Asghar

    Assistant Teacher

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Asghar. I am from Karachi, Pakistan. This is my first time working in a childcare facility, but I have many years of experience raising my own children and grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and I love the book "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munch. I'm so excited to teach the children and spend time with them.

  • Anita and Pramod Patel, Franchise Owner

    Anita and Pramod Patel

    Franchise Owner

    Meet Anita and Pramod Patel, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of West Chandler. As longtime residents of Phoenix, this couple is thrilled to bring the unique Primrose Experience to the children and families in the greater Phoenix area.

    Anita and Pramod have been married more than 30 years and been residents of Ahwatukee for nearly 25 years. The couple has three grown children of their own and always placed the highest value on education, both for themselves and their family.The Patels were first introduced to Primrose in 2014 when a family friend became a Franchise Owner. The couple’s daughters have both worked in early education, so the whole family was inspired by the opportunity to bring high-quality education and care to their community.

    “My family has always been involved in business, and my two daughters have enjoyed working in education,” said Anita. “Opening a school seemed like the perfect way to combine our family’s history with our passion for education, and once we learned about the Balanced Learning® approach and its emphasis on character development, we knew we wanted to open a Primrose school.”

    Originally from the United Kingdom, Anita and her parents have owned several businesses focused on customer service in both the U.K. and the U.S. Her parents’ legacy and dedication to customer service excellence inspired Anita to open her own Primrose school with her own family. Anita will manage the daily operations, putting her MBA to good use. Pramod will manage marketing and be the resident “IT guy,” while continuing his work as an engineer. Pramod and Anita’s middle daughter will also work at the school, putting her degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience from teaching at a Montessori school to good use.

    “We believe in the Primrose mission to forge a path to a brighter future for all children, and we want to start by making a positive impact on the lives and futures of the children and families in Arizona,” said Pramod. “Our community deserves the fun, safe environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion in children.”

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