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Tejal Patel

My name is Tejal Patel, the Operations Administrator for Rainbow Rising. My journey with Rainbow began over a decade ago, and I have treasured every year I’ve had working with so many amazing families. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resources from California State Long Beach, as well as a Site Supervisor Credential. I am a proud parent of two wonderful boys and have found great value in understanding the parent perspective when working with our families. I am committed to providing a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for each child at Rainbow Rising. I use a blend of my experience as a Child Care Professional and a Mother to creatively enrich every individual program.


Lindsay Cullen

My name is Lindsay Cullen and I am extremely proud to be the Training and HR Administrator of Rainbow Rising. I started my journey at Rainbow Rising College Park in 2004, and have spent several happy years in Administrative roles at various sites since 2011. With an Associate’s Degree from Irvine Valley College, a Bachelor’s of Science in the field of Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and a Program Director Credential through the state of California, I am committed to expanding my knowledge of child socialization to best support the families of our programs. My passion and commitment to providing an enriching and engaging experience for all children at Rainbow Rising drive my enthusiasm for working with the staff at each site. I am a firm believer in collaborating with staff, parents, school faculty, and children to create the best possible experience for all who are a part of our Rainbow Rising family.


Jennifer Willis

Hello, my name is Jennifer Willis and I am the Administrative Director of Hiring and Staffing for Rainbow Rising. I began my journey at Rainbow Rising in 1997 as a Site Director and then as an Administrator.  I have always had a passion for working with children and my goal has always been to provide a positive, nurturing, and caring environment for the families whom I have been blessed to work with. I have received an Associate’s Arts Degree in Child Development from Fullerton College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from Cal State Fullerton as well as a Site Supervisor Credential through the State of California. It has always been very important to me to provide a safe and enriching program in which children can learn and grow.  I am dedicated to making our Rainbow Rising families’ childcare experience the best it can be!

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