“I chose the Social Work field due to my desire to help others and to make a difference,” said Kerri Dixon. This desire to help others has provided Kerri with the motivation and dedication to make a difference by working at Rainbows United for the last 13 years.
Incredibly dedicated and ready to serve
Mary Jane Duling attended Emporia State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. Mary Jane spent time substitute teaching for USD 259 before choosing to stay home after having her first child.
“I was looking for a new challenge in my life,” said Shirley Fisher, a Registered Nurse at Rainbows. “The result has been an ongoing, growing, rewarding experience.”
Mother of two small children who are 1 and 2 ½ years old, Amy Foster, enjoys working with children both at home and at work. Amy has been working at Rainbows United for almost 13 years.
Rossana Gonzales was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in 1990. Rossana was married in 1991 and in 1995, she moved with her husband and two sons to the United States. In 2002, her daughter was born.
Tiffany Graf first began working with children as a volunteer at her children's school. After awhile, the school asked Tiffany to substitute teach and she enjoyed the kids so much she ended up staying for 12 years.
Raven Guliford is passionate about helping kids with disabilities.
Kids’ Point lead teacher, Stacy Jensen, has enjoyed working with children her whole life. While at Rainbows she has worked as a para educator, the assistant para facilitator, and also has her food handlers certification and is a certified bus driver.
When deciding a career, Kara Knight knew that she wanted to work with children, so she became a registered and licensed occupational therapist through Newman University. What Kara enjoys the most about her job is getting to celebrate the successes children make with their families.
“I love getting to see the changes that children make and the opportunity to work with the whole family,” said Gail Laochinda, Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler services Physical Therapist.
As lead teacher of the infant/young toddler room at Kids’ Point, Stefanie Loubert loves to see the “light bulb” moments occur in her students. It is fulfilling for her to see the instant they understand a concept for the first time.