Mrs. Pressnall considers herself to be a life long learner. She is passionate about creating a positive and meaningful educational experience for every child that attends Rainbow Factory Preschool. After teaching for Omaha Public Schools for the past twelve years, she's enjoying her third year as Director of Rainbow Factory. Mrs. Pressnall has a strong background in music and art, and enjoys drawing on those experiences to enrich preschool’s wonderful curriculum. Rainbow Factory welcomes all visitors, please stop by anytime. Mrs. Pressnall would love to show you what we’re all about!
Mrs. Battey strongly believes there is great joy in teaching young children. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and has loved being a preschool teacher for over 30 years. She is a master teacher and joins us for her tenth year at Rainbow Factory. She will continue to teach our Monday through Friday Pre-K class. Kindergarten readiness skills are taught with great care in her room, with the goal of sending confident, prepared, and happy children off to enjoy Kindergarten the following year.
Mrs. Bird joins us at Rainbow Factory for her fifth year of teaching Preschool. She has earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Before her time at Rainbow Factory, Mrs. Bird taught 5th and 1st grade for thirteen years. She will teach our Threes classes, and continue to teach our Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon 4's and 5's class. She has loved her time teaching younger children, and believes Rainbow Factory is the best place for children to learn and grow.
Mrs. Ory will be returning to teach at Rainbow Factory this year. She has taught preschool for over 25 years, and has also been an Early Childhood Instructor at Metro Community College for the past 9 years. We are thrilled to welcome her back! Mrs. Ory will be teaching our Threes classes . She believes all children are capable of great things. and looks forward to developing our student's language and literacy skills.
Miss Neave will be assisting Mrs. Bird in our Monday, Wednesday, Friday Threes classroom. She spent four years as a lead teacher and assistant teacher in a two and three year old classroom. After some time away from the early childhood classroom, she is excited to be returning to the education field. She believes that preschool children learn best through hands on key experiences. We are so happy she will joining us at Rainbow Factory this upcoming year!
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Ms. Skoog will be joining us for her second year at Rainbow Factory. As well assisting in Mrs. Ory's Threes class and Mrs. Bird's 4's and 5's afternoon class, Ms. Skoog will be teaching our Just Barely Threes class beginning in January. She is looking forward to an adventure filled year, and believes education must be tailored to each child's individual development.
Mr. Carlson joins Rainbow Factory at the beginning of his career in early childhood education. He will be assisting Mrs. Battey in our Monday through Friday Full Day classroom. We are so happy to have him as part of our teaching staff. He is looking forward to working along side master teachers, and believes that each time a child succeeds in the classroom their self confidence grows.