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.
Incredibly dedicated and ready to serve
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.
Nick Munoz is our Rainbows’ Agency Bus Driver. Before coming to Rainbows Nick worked at Cessna Aircraft for 29 years. “Nick is our lifesaver. He transports important documents, supplies and food from both of our of Rainbow locations,” said Lindsay Coffee, Family Support Service Coordinator.
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.
Vanessa Noble’s work with children began when she became a mentor through AmeriCorps. What started as a good opportunity, became her career path. Vanessa became a member of the Rainbows’ family in 2002. She is currently a Targeted Case Manager (TCM).
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.
Megan came to Rainbows as a Mental Health Specialist in December 2013 with a lot of experience and knowledge. “My plan had always been to work with adults,” said Megan. “I started to work in the child welfare system and that was when I decided I wanted to work with children and their parents.
Tori began working as a physical therapist in Rainbows’ Sedgwick County Infant/Toddler Services Program in June of 2011. Prior to becoming a physical therapist she worked as a Respite Care Provider, with Rainbows. Tori has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University.
“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.
When Kat Pulaski came home from her first year of college, her parents wanted her to have a summer job. Her mom, Angela, who works as a physical therapist with Rainbows, suggested she get a job working at Rainbows.
Camp Woodchuck Lead Teacher, Alaina Shine, returned for her fourth summer at Camp Woodchuck in 2015. During high school, Alaina had her first experience with children with special needs which sparked her interest in working at Camp.