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Para Facilitator

Maria Magno is the para facilitator at Rainbows United’s Kids’ Point. She started as a para educator at Rainbows in 1999 and has been reassigned as a speech/language assistant and the assistant para facilitator during her career at Rainbows.

Direct Service Provider

Seth McDaniel enjoys how every day is different at Rainbows.  As a Lead in Classroom 104, most of Seth’s days consist of creating lesson plans and dealing with special situations. He is always excited to come to work and finds his job at Rainbows very rewarding.

Physical Therapist

“I truly believe in the importance of early intervention,” Physical Therapist Theresa Merck said. Theresa enjoys her work with children every day. “They keep me young, make me laugh, lighten my load and give me inspiration.”

Paraeducator

Eighteen years ago, Mary Miller, or Miss Mary, found her place at Rainbows United as a para-educator. One of her responsibilities is to provide affection to the children at Rainbows and the children never fail to express their love back to her.

Administrative Assistant

When you visit Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in El Dorado, the first smiling face you see is Jill Morrow, Administrative Assistant. Bright and kind, Jill works behind the scenes of the Butler County Infant/Toddler Services.

Speech Language Pathologist

Myra began working at Rainbows in August of 1997. Myra has a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Wichita State University. She has always enjoyed working with children, in high school Myra coached T-ball and volunteered with Special Olympic events.

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Tiffany Owens is an early childhood special education teacher who was inspired to work in this area because of her nephew born with Down syndrome. “It sparked an interest on how to teach and work with children who have special need needs,” she said.

Physical Therapist

“I have wanted to work with special needs children since I was a child,” said Angela Pulaski, a physical therapist who has worked at Rainbows since 1997.

Mental Health Specialist

Cindie Silmon is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with previous experience working for Communities In Schools and DCCCA Family Preservation before joining the Rainbows’ team.

Mental Health Specialist

Leslie Stevens is a Mental Health Specialist at Rainbows United. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University and has always had an interest in behavior. Leslie also has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Friends University.

Speech Language Pathologist

Kim Stewart strives to make a positive change in the lives of people that she works with. She is a speech language pathologist for Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County.

Speech Language Pathologist

Sharon began working at Rainbows in January of 2008. She received her both her Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) with a minor in Psychology from Wichita State University. Sharon always knew she wanted to work with children.