We are beyond thrilled to officially announce that our Franchise Owner, Dr. Pratiksha Rigley, is the winner of the annual MVP American Dream Award for 2019, given by Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine!
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is given to only the best and brightest franchisees, and Dr. Rigley was nominated by Primrose Corporate due to her creative thinking and innovative ideas that have grown not only her network of schools, but that have brought even more awareness to Primrose Schools as a brand. The American Dream Award is given specifically to a franchisee who grew up abroad, and who achieves remarkable success in our country.
In Zambia, where Dr. Rigley grew up, education is a true luxury. At the age of 18, she had the privilege to come to the United States for college, which sparked her love for learning. She graduated from pharmacy school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and began her career as a pharmacist in the retail industry, managing up to 34 stores at one time. Through this experience, she became enthralled with the operations side of business and honed her management skills.
Dr. Rigley’s Primrose journey began when her oldest daughter Maya was born, but it wasn’t until the birth of her second daughter, Meira, that she decided to combine her experience in operations with her passion for education and open a Primrose School in 2008. Now, ten years and four schools later, Dr. Rigley’s fifth and sixth locations will open in Waco and Temple, Texas, in 2019.
Although Dr. Rigley is involved in every aspect of her schools, from the curriculum implementation to the menu, her highest priority is continually placed on the well-being and growth of her staff and students. By providing a home away from home for the community they serve, Dr. Rigley feels she is truly living out her own American Dream. She is committed to making a difference in the communities her schools serve and is actively involved in supporting local foundations and charities.
We are so beyond proud of you, Dr. Rigley, and we are excited for all the big things to come!