Melissa Baumgartel

Melissa Baumgartel is the newest addition to Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County. Before coming to Rainbows, she worked with children ages 3-5 through the school district as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 12 years. While she was getting her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, she did her practicum at Bright Beginnings. She also has another connection to Rainbows. “My son received Rainbows services, and as a parent I valued their input and new approaches for helping me to work with my son,” said Melissa.

Melissa loves to read and spend time with her family, especially when taking bike rides or going camping.