staffKellie CooperDirectorhttps://ucarecdn.com/060d211a-6ae6-4df3-a3af-59d33722a31b/-/crop/1152x919/0,164/-/resize/920x733/<p>My name is Kellie Cooper, and I am the Director here at Primrose School at West Lake. I am super excited to be here and to have the opportunity to work with you and your child(ren). I have a <b><strong>bachelor’s degree in Early</strong> Childhood</b>Education and <b>over 20 years’ experience </b>in the field. I started in high school and fell in love with the fact that I could first-handedly make a difference in the life of a child and help shape the future of the education field.</p><p>My passion for making Early Childhood Education my profession is to help parents, caregivers, and other educators appreciate and foster every child’s individual learning potential by tapping into what makes them special and the unique abilities they have to offer this world. </p><p>I have four wonderful boys of my own: Cole, Camden, Carson, and Cade. I credit them each with contributing to my ongoing passion for education. By learning how to help and care for each of them differently, I can help others see the importance and necessity of early childhood education.</p>FalseTrueKellie Cooper , Director
staffAshley ClarkAssistant Directorhttps://ucarecdn.com/b80cfe41-47e0-43d5-9892-55e65a290dae/-/crop/876x698/0,0/-/preview/<p>My name is Ashley Clark. I have been an Assistant Director along with many other roles here at Primrose School at West Lake since 2011. I was born and raised in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina alongside my husband, Weslyn Clark. We have two beautiful children, Dallas and Grady, who currently attend Primrose and are progressing in development everyday in new and exciting ways. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Wake Technical Community College and I have worked in Childcare for over 10 years. Primrose has been my home for 9 years and I plan to retire with the Primrose School at West Lake company.</p>FalseTrueAshley Clark , Assistant Director
staffJoanne DeansEducation Coachhttps://ucarecdn.com/55cfef26-e0ab-4d42-9591-c3416a6adfeb/-/crop/960x766/0,113/-/resize/920x733/<p>My name is Joanne Deans, and I am the Education Coach at Primrose School at West Lake. I began teaching here when the school first opened in 2005. After working in the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms for two years, I left to raise my children, Kate who is now 11 and Bennett who is 10. I am happy to be “home” again at Primrose returning 5 years ago. I have my Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations and have over 15 years teaching experience. I am very excited to bring my enthusiasm and knowledge into each classroom! Together we are going to make learning fun for all our children and coach/support teachers every day.</p>FalseTrueJoanne Deans , Education Coach
staffGaurav and Sonali ChaudhryFranchise Owners<p>We are Sonali and Gaurav Chaudhry, the proud franchise owners of the Primrose School at West Lake. We are extremely blessed to be the parents of two amazing children and know firsthand that high-quality child care and preschool education is essential to building a firm foundation. We believe that who children become is as important as what they know. It has always been our priority to foster early learning and development with our children that instill values for a lifetime. When raising our children, we sought out the best education options. In fact, both of our children have attended Primrose School in the RTP area.<br></p><p>Our Primrose journey began when our older son was born in 2002. Just before his arrival, we started looking for a childcare and toured several facilities. When we took our tour of a Primrose school, we immediately felt that it was the right place for our child to gain experiences in his early education and development and knew this was where he belonged. Being right across our subdivision and close to our work made the decision even easier. He started at infant classroom and now is a sophomore at the local high school. As Primrose parents ourselves, we’re committed to creating a family atmosphere through a true partnership with parents and staff. </p><p>Sonali has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. She has worked for several fortune 500 companies including Fidelity, IBM, and NetApp. She is passionate about making impact in children’s life through early education. She has spent countless hours volunteering at our children’s schools and is an active member of PTA. Gaurav has M.B.A from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, NC. He is a proud advisory board member of North West Cary YMCA. </p><p>We’re thrilled to bring the exclusive Balanced Learning® program to Primrose School at West Lake and to our community which provides families the peace of mind that stems from our research-based blend of teacher-guided and child-initiated activities with an emphasis on character development. Our goal is to foster an environment where children can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.</p><p>Together, we are excited to take our experiences as parents, mentors and leaders in our community and pour ourselves into the lives of your children, our communities’ youngest citizens. We are dedicated to “Forging a Path That Leads to a Brighter Future for All Children.”</p>
We are Sonali and Gaurav Chaudhry, the proud franchise owners of the Primrose School at West Lake. We are extremely blessed to be the parents of two amazing children and know firsthand that high-qu...