Amanda Kirk is the Operations Director for our schools. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University and moved to Austin. She began her Early Childhood journey as a 3-4 year old teacher and worked her way up in that company to School Age Manager. In 2009, Ms. Kirk decided to move back to Houston. She began at the Primrose School of Pearland Parkway as the Private Pre-Kindergarten 1 teacher in October of that year. Since then, she has moved up as Administrative Assistant for that school and then as Area Curriculum Coordinator for the Primrose Schools under the franchise owners.
During her time as an Area Curriculum Coordinator, she helped train teachers on how to implement the Primrose curriculum. Now as Operations Director, she travel the schools helping in all aspects of the building. Ms. Kirk loves the journey that she is still on with Early Childhood and hopes to be with Primrose for many more years to come.
Mrs. Sanderson began working for Primrose in August of 2012. She is a certified Texas teacher and holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas. She taught in both the Private Pre-Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten classrooms prior to moving into the position of Curriculum Coordinator. Mrs. Sanderson is passionate about the Primrose Balanced Learning approach as it encourages children to explore and learn on their own while providing that nurturing guidance that young children need. Her educational background, experience, and her passion is what makes her an effective role model to our teachers.
Now as the Director of Education, Mrs. Sanderson serves as the education coach for all new and current teachers. She leads by example and works closely with our teachers to ensure the highest of standards in our classrooms. In her free time, Mrs. Sanderson enjoys reading with her two sons and watching movies.
Ms. Vanessa is our school’s Business Administrator. She holds her industrial engineering degree and has joined our Primrose team having ten years of experience at her previous company. Ms. Vanessa is in charge of the day-to-day aspects of Primrose that go on behind the scenes. Her responsibilities include billing and taking care of our financial accounts, maintenance, and the daily operations that ensures our school is running smoothly. With Ms. Vanessa’s experience, commitment, and dedication, our school stands strong and is maintained inside and out to the utmost quality. Not only does she do this for our school, but also five more schools under our franchise owners in the greater Houston area. She holds quite the critical role here at Primrose! We are so lucky to have her.
Mrs. Maria De La Cruz joins us having 12 years of experience in the childcare industry! Mrs. De La Cruz strongly believes in the quality of childcare that Primrose provides our families with; she has been a fantastic addition to our team thus far, and we are really looking forward to her growth with us. She has demonstrated drive and passion for both the continual development of our staff and the children in our care. She is always willing to learn and we could not be more proud to have her part of your child’s growth and education at Primrose West Pearland.
A fun fact about Mrs. De La Cruz is that two of her favorite hobbies are reading and going on walks.
Ms. Tarana Hossain believes that Primrose Schools does everything that is best for the students in our care in every aspect of how we do things! She is motivated daily by her little ones waiting for her to arrive to class. Her heart melts when her babies see her and when they greet her with a big smile. A couple of Ms. Tarana's strengths as a Primrose teacher are her natural love and ability with her students, and that she has a lot of patience.
A fun fact about Ms. Tarana is that she loves going to the movies with her kids! She also loves to teach Bangladeshi (her native language) to the babies in her class :-)
Mrs. Maria Ibarra believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning Curriculum! Our students motivate her daily, and she loves to make them happy. This truly brings her joy.
A fun fact about Mrs. Ibarra is that she likes to read!
Ms. KeAura Rice believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Primrose Way and how we develop our teachers to become true Primrose teachers, so that they can really expand on our student's learning outcomes. Ms. KeAura is motivated daily by how smart her toddlers are and their eagerness to learn whatever is planned for that day! Her students would say that their favorite thing about her is how they learn in a fun way with Ms. KeAura.
A fun fact about her is that she loves to write, read, and play volleyball!
Ms. Jordan Richmond believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is how we value play and how education can be very effective embedded in play! Ms. Jordan would say that her sense of humor is one of her strengths as an educator and she has enjoyed her funny conversations with her students.
A fun fact about Ms. Jordan is that she holds her Bachelors degree in Human Development with a minor in Sociology from Howard University!
Mr. James Flores has been with Primrose for at least 7 years now! He embodies what it is to be a true Primrose teacher on a daily basis. His favorite thing about working at Primrose is the true connection he shares with his students and the bright smiles they give him! One of Mr. James' strengths as an educator is his being able to relate to his students, really understanding what they like and their needs, and allowing them to feel comfortable to fully engage in learning.
A fun fact about Mr. James is that his favorite hobby is to write! He is actually the author of an action/adventure novel series called "The Quest Saga!"
Ms. Ivania Chevez is motivated by her students' smiles every morning and receiving their big hugs! Ms. Ivania's favorite part about working at Primrose is when she gets to work in "small group" in her class, so that she can engage one-on-one with her students. This way she is working towards truly creating a relationship with each child. She believes that one of her strengths as an educator is her ability to provide visuals in her teachings, since she is a visual learner herself! She also makes learning fun by being silly :-)
A fun fact about Ms. Ivania is that her favorite subject is science! She also loves trying new restaurants!
Ms. Asia Lewis believes that what separates Primrose Schools from other childcare centers is our Balanced Learning Curriculum which keeps our students constantly learning throughout the day! Her students motivate her daily with the smiles on their faces and their eagerness to learn.
A fun fact about Ms. Asia is that she has a 3-year old!
We are Sotirios and Estela Papadopulos: proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of West Pearland.
We first discovered Primrose Schools while searching for childcare for our daughter, Estefania. We were busy with the demands that came with operating our own business and we wanted to ensure that our daughter was being well cared for and it was also important to us that she receive quality education. When we learned about Primrose Schools and what was offered, we immediately knew we had found something special and so both of our children, Estefania and Alexandre, ended up being Primrose graduates. Our experience with Primrose inspired us to offer leading education and care to families in the greater Houston area. Fast-forward 20 years later, Estefania obtained her Masters’ degree in Business Administration with a minor in psychology at the University of St. Thomas while our son, Alex, is a professional racecar driver in the GT4 European Series allowing him the opportunity to compete in races all across Europe. His positive demeanor and “never-give-up” attitude have left nothing but good things to be said by all whom Alex has worked with in the car racing world.
Today, we are the proud owners of six Primrose School locations throughout greater Houston. Our excitement continues as we are dedicated to bringing the best possible early education and care to families that live and work in the communities we serve. We are committed to creating a warm and nurturing atmosphere in our schools that enable children to exercise their active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.
Our latest big news and with the utmost pride and joy, we are so happy to welcome our “once-little” Primrose daughter to continue our legacy and what we believe Primrose to be. Since Estefania officially joined the team, she has displayed grace, warmth, and a passion for creating a positive influence for any and all children who step into our schools. She is dedicated to supporting all six schools so surely you will see her around to welcome you with a smile!
Finally, thank you for your interest in our school. We are beyond delighted to have the opportunity to provide (what we believe to be) the best early education and care to the youngest citizens of Pearland. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our Primrose School of West Pearland family!