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Rising Star

Welcome to our Rising Star Page! Every month, Rainbow Rising recognizes an employee across all centers for embodying Rainbow Rising's mission to provide the best quality care to all children. These teachers have demonstrated what being a positive role model means in the lives of children through care and positive interactions. They all have a commitment to quality in carrying out their daily responsibilities and take initiative to go above and beyond what is asked of them. If you see your center's teacher on this page, please take a minute to congratulate them!

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Kaitlyn Kraijcek - June 2023


We are proud to announce Kaitlyn Kraijcek as a Rainbow Rising Star for Summer 2023. Kaitlyn has been with Rainbow Rising since 2020. She brings her fun loving personality and a free spirit to her job here at Loma Ridge everyday! She is also a Field Trip ROCKSTAR and has just as much fun as the kiddos do each field trip. Kaitlyn  leads by example and supports the team here at Rainbow Rising in so many ways. 


Kaitlyn goes above and beyond in her daily tasks to make sure the kiddos are safe and having fun. She has grown into a wonderful and supportive teacher in her time with us at Rainbow Rising Loma Ridge and we could not be more proud of her!

Malachi Morehead - May 2023


We are excited to announce Mr. Malachi Morehead as our Rising Star!  Mr Malachi started his Rainbow Rising journey in September 2022 at Culverdale Elementary. He has proven himself as an incredible leader in our High Riser program. He has spent the year teaching our oldest and youngest children about the importance of respect, not only for adults but also respect for each other and themselves. He has created meaningful relationships with the program staff, families, and children. We are so grateful for all that Mr.Malachi has contributed to our Rainbow Rising Program, Culverdale is very lucky to have him on their team.


Talita De Santiago - April 2023


With great excitement, we announce Miss. Talita as a Rainbow Rising Star. Miss. Talita has been with Rainbow for almost two years now. In those two years, Miss. Talita has grown into such a wonderful master teacher and overall leader. Miss. Talita has a soft, welcoming spirit that the kiddos are drawn to. She creates an environment where everyone feels welcome, heard, and loved. Her kind-heartedness continues on with her fellow colleagues, making them feel supported and always willing to collaborate with their ideas. We are so proud of Miss. Talita, as she is so deserving of being a Rainbow Rising Star!  

Celeste Wences - March 2023


We are very excited to announce Ms. Celeste as Rainbow's Rising star of the month. She has been working at Rainbow since 2018. She started at Meadow park and is now at Rainbow Rising Westpark. She is such a pillar for Westpark. 


She is kind, friendly, dependable, honest, and dedicated to creating a safe space for the children and staff to enjoy all that Rainbow has to offer. We are so proud to have her working with us at Westpark. Ms. Celeste is such an important part of the great times that we have here at Westpark. She is so open to learning and growing to help create the best experience for everyone who comes here. She is such a bright light to many and this is why she was chosen for Rainbow's Rising Star for the month of March. 

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Alex Lopez - January 2023

We are excited to announce Alex Lopez as Rainbow’s Rising Star for January 2023. Alex has been with Rainbow since 2018. He started his Rainbow journey at Greentree before transferring to College Park. During his journey, he has also subbed at many of our Rainbow locations, picking up new skills that he has brought to College Park's program. 


He is responsible, reliable, honest, and caring. He takes pride in building relationships with each of the kiddos and is an awesome role model for them!  His interactions with the children, families, and staff truly show his dedication to Rainbow Rising and providing a fun and safe environment for all. He has grown so much in the company over the years and we are excited to see how much he will continue to grow. He is such a great asset to the company and this is why he was chosen as Rainbow's Rising Star for January. Thank you Mr. Alex for all that you do! 

Aimee Valovick - December 2022


We are excited to announce Aimee Valovick as Rainbow’s Rising Star for December 2022. Aimee has been with Rainbow since 2019, having worked at multiple sites before being part of the opening team for our new school, Solis Park. Miss Aimee also attended Rainbow Rising College Park as a kiddo. She applies what she has learned at school and brings new ideas to our center each day. 


She is responsible, caring, honest and fun-loving. Aimee truly leads by example and supports the core value of Rainbow Rising. Her interactions with the children and families really show her dedication to providing a fun and safe environment. Aimee is truly a blessing to work with and we are thrilled that she was chosen as Rainbow’s Rising Star. Thank you for all that you do!


Sandra Ceballos - November 2022

We are so excited to announce Sandra Ceballos as November's Rainbow Rising star! Sandra is a Master Teacher at Beacon Park and the lead teacher in our High Riser program. Her genuine love for the students is evident in how she approaches her classroom. Ms. Sandra joined our team in 2021, and shortly after she received her teaching credential. She has a B.A. in Education from Vanguard University.

Recently she put together a cheerleading squad to support the Winter Bowl teams for Beacon Park and the students had a blast!!! She's always the first to greet parents when they arrive and help build those relationships with the BP families. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing role model for our students at Rainbow Rising. 

Tammy Le - October 2022


With great excitement, we announce Mrs. Tammy Le as Rainbow's Rising Star! Mrs. Tammy has been with our Rainbow Rising team since August 2022 and is currently a teacher at Eastwood. Tammy creates a supportive, collaborative environment at Rainbow where the children and staff are welcomed each day, have a strong sense of belonging and look forward to spending time with her at Rainbow Rising.  Her enthusiasm brings such excitement to everyone around her and in her short time here at Eastwood, she has already shown genuine love, passion, and dedication to the children and families.


Tammy truly understands that play and learning go hand in hand & allows her natural playful character to come out to create a fun learning environment for the children. She emphasizes the importance of teaching children to be positive, responsible individuals and creates experiences where children can make connections of the lessons to their own lives. Her creativity shines through all of the stories, costumes, games, and activities that she pulls out of her creative bag, to best meet the needs of the children on a daily basis. We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Tammy on our Eastwood Rainbow Rising team & look forward to her passion shining through each and every day!


Cece Trotter - September 2022

With extreme pleasure and excitement, we announced Meadow Park's very own Cece Trotter as this month's Rainbow Rising Star! Miss Cece has been a part of Rainbow Rising Meadow Park since 2019, and since her arrival, she has played a crucial role in the daily running of the program and the well-being of the kiddos. Miss Cece shows up to work ready to give 110% to the program up until the moment she walks out of the door. Miss Cece's passion for her community has also shined bright at Meadow Park as she took over our May 2022 Community Outreach Project for National Lupus Awareness Month. From organizing a community walk to creating lesson plans to explain the importance of staying happy and healthy, Miss Cece truly took the Master Teacher position under her wing. We could not be more grateful to have Miss Cece as a part of our Meadow Park family, and we are ecstatic to see her grow at Rainbow Rising! 

Viviana Gomez - August 2022

We are thrilled to announce Ms. Viviana as Rainbow's Rising Star for the month of August 2022. Ms. Viviana has been with Rainbow Rising since 2019, working in multiple roles such as Teacher, Master Teacher, and Assistant Director. Ms. Viviana was selected as a result of her endless hard work and dedication. She always puts in 110% and goes above and beyond, always exceeding our expectations. We feel so fortunate to have her on the Rainbow Rising team and have no doubt that she will continue to shine and contribute to the Rainbow Rising community. 

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Hannah Knott - March 2022

We are so excited to announce Ms. Hannah as Rainbow's Rising Star! Hannah began her journey with Rainbow Rising as a teacher's aide in January 2019 and is currently the Master Teacher at our Eastwood location. Hannah makes every effort to ensure that the children are having fun and enjoying every moment while they are at Rainbow. She excels at planning curriculum and activities that are engaging and fun & sees every moment as a teachable moment. 

Hannah shows such great excitement whenever she has the opportunity to support & experience other Rainbow Rising centers and loves meeting the children and families wherever she goes. We are so grateful to have such a dedicated & passionate teacher like Hannah on our Rainbow Rising team.

Juana Abunimeh - February 2022

We are excited to announce Ms. Juana as our Rising Star of the month. Ms. Juana started working for Rainbow Rising Fall of 2018 and has come so far. She began working as a teacher at Northwood Rainbow Rising and is now working as their Assistant Director. She has worked at multiple schools and has been such a key role to the company with being flexible and providing a positive and trusting environment wherever she goes. We can always count on Ms. Juana to be understanding and supportive to each child she encounters. Ms. Juana has created meaningful relationships with the families at her site. With many changes throughout the past few years it was reassuring to the families to have an Assistant Director like herself, to give them trust and comfort knowing that their child’s safety was a priority along with creating a fun enjoyable environment. Northwood Rainbow Rising is very grateful to have Ms. Juana.

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Linda Ramirez - October 2021

For the month of October, Rainbow Rising is excited to announce Linda Rameriz as our Rising Star! Ms. Linda has been with Rainbow Rising since 2017. She began at our Cypress Village location as a teacher and in 2020, she accepted the role of Assistant Director in training at Eastwood. Over the summer of 2021, she transitioned to Beacon Park's Assistant Director and has been an amazing contributor to their program.

Linda goes above and beyond in every aspect. She's patient, kind and nurturing with the students, parents and staff members. She embodies what a child care professional should strive to be. Beacon Park is truly fortunate to have such a dedicated member of their team. Congratulations Ms. Linda!

Jayme Formby - January 2022

Miss Jayme has been working for Rainbow Rising since 2017 and has been with the company for a little over 4 years and has been such a great asset. She started off her journey as a Teacher and quickly moved up into becoming a Master Teacher throughout time and has become such an amazing leader. She has such a giving heart when it comes to supporting her team and others.  She is always dedicated to meeting the children’s needs and making them feel heard at all times. We are so lucky to have Miss Jayme as she has taught us to never lose our childlike hearts and enjoy the journey along the way no matter what life throws at you.


Jessica Quinones - September 2021

It is with great pride that we announce Ms. Jessica as Rainbow's Rising Star for the month of  September. Jessica's journey with Rainbow Rising started in 2016, working at multiple sites in numerous roles. She is currently the lead Master Teacher at our Cadence Park location. 


Jessica has always been committed to creating a nurturing environment where all children feel loved and truly cared about. She goes above and beyond to create deep and meaningful relationships with all of the families in the program. We would like to take the time to recognize her for all of her hard work, dedication, and accomplishments. It is because of people like Ms. Jessica that make Rainbow Rising such a special place.

Jackelyn Herrera - May 2021

We are thrilled to announce Ms. Jackie as Rainbow's Rising Star for the month of  May. Jackie started her journey with Rainbow Rising in 2018, working at multiple sites in numerous roles. She is currently the Assistant Director at our Cadence Park location. 


Jackie is extremely devoted to all of the families at Rainbow Rising. She works hard to make sure that she connects with each and every child and wants to make a positive impact on their lives. She commits so much time and effort to our programs and puts her whole heart into everything that she does. We are so grateful for all of her contributions and accomplishments. 

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