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.
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“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.
I am Emma Low, a Targeted Case Manager at Rainbows United. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. My goal is to eventually return to school to attain a Master’s degree in Social Work as well.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.