Primrose School of Winter Springs

Our Staff

  • Diana Palen, School Director

    Diana Palen

    School Director

    I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1986 and have been with Primrose Schools since 2014. I hold duel Bachelor degrees in both Early and Elementary Education and have an Advanced Level Florida Director’s Credential with VPK Endorsement. It is my passion to bring quality to Early Education and the children we serve. This is something I strive to do as a National Child Development Associate Professional Development Specialist (PDS), a Division of Children and Families / Community Coordinated Care for Children Advisory Committee Member, a published author of child related articles and as a seasoned Motivational Speaker and Mentor to Early Educational Professionals. I also act as a Notary Public in the State of Florida.

    What I love most about the Early Education field is being able to set an atmosphere where children become confident learners with ever expanding self-esteem.

    My favorite children’s book is “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

    My favorite Quote is “Live so that when children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, home decorating, taking more photographs than anyone should, traveling, reading and writing.

  • Stephanie Stanley, Assistant Director

    Stephanie Stanley

    Assistant Director

    I have been in Early Childhood Education since 2009 and have been with Primrose Schools since 2015. I have a Florida State Director's Credential, and I have completed the State of Florida's 45 training hours.

    What I love most about the Early Education field is working with children. I enjoy helping children learn new things.

    My favorite children’s book is “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss.

    Outside of school, my favorite things to do are spending time with my family and going to amusement parks.

  • Curtis and Maranda Elsis, Franchise Owner

    Curtis and Maranda Elsis

    Franchise Owners

    Hello! We are Maranda and Curtis Elsis, proud owners of Primrose School of Winter Springs. Longtime residents of Orlando, we opened our first Primrose School, Primrose School of Waterford Lakes, in January 2012. We're excited to provide the same high-quality early education and care experience that Primrose offers to families in the Winter Springs community. We have two children one daughter (Morgan) and one son (CJ) who both graduated from Primrose Schools. As former Primrose parents, we understand the complexities that come with finding a premier preschool provider that focuses on the social, emotional and physical development of children. That's why we enrolled our children right away when they were younger. We're committed to creating a family atmosphere in our school by providing parents with peace of mind and fostering an environment where children can grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts through the exclusive Balanced Learning curriculum of Primrose Schools. We look forward to bringing high-quality early education and care to the Winter Springs community and can't wait to meet and welcome you to the Primrose family!

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