OUR TEAM

Our highly trained, highly committed faculty and staff make the Rise promise come true: To enable every child to achieve their maximum potential.

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Administration
Teachers
Therapist
Therapists
Hannah Bricker
Head of School
Hannah Bricker

Head of School

Marissa Bahrenburg
Director of Education
Marissa Bahrenburg

Director of Education

Liz Bailey
Speech Therapist
Liz Bailey

Speech Therapist

Mary Katherine Belknap
Teacher, Preschool I Classroom
Mary Katherine Belknap

Teacher, Preschool I Classroom

Taylor Blackburn
Lead Teacher, Waddler Classroom
Taylor Blackburn

Lead Teacher, Waddler Classroom

Sindey Brown
Floating Teaching Assistant
Sindey Brown

Floating Teaching Assistant

Caroline Chapman
Teaching Assistant, Waddler Classroom
Caroline Chapman

Teaching Assistant, Waddler Classroom

Bethany Cheng
Physical Therapist
Bethany Cheng

Physical Therapist

Carolyn Conroy
Lead Teacher, Pre-K II Classroom
Carolyn Conroy

Lead Teacher, Pre-K II Classroom

Alexis Crooks
Teaching Assistant, Toddler I Classroom
Alexis Crooks

Teaching Assistant, Toddler I Classroom

Miah Diaz-Wallace
Teaching Assistant, Pre-K II Classroom
Miah Diaz-Wallace

Teaching Assistant, Pre-K II Classroom

Jerod Espinosa-Setchko
Floating Teaching Assistant, Preschool Classrooms
Jerod Espinosa-Setchko

Floating Teaching Assistant, Preschool Classrooms

Hector Garcia
Teaching Assistant, Toddler II Classroom
Hector Garcia

Teaching Assistant, Toddler II Classroom

Riley Garcia
Teacher, Preschool II Classroom
Riley Garcia

Teacher, Preschool II Classroom

Natalie Harren
Teaching Assistant, Preschool I Classroom
Natalie Harren

Teaching Assistant, Preschool I Classroom

Melissa Gardner
Lead Teacher, Pre-K I Classroom
Melissa Gardner

Lead Teacher, Pre-K I Classroom

Kassy Gomez
Lead Teacher, Preschool II Classroom
Kassy Gomez

Lead Teacher, Preschool II Classroom

Gil Gonzales
Physical Therapist
Gil Gonzales

Physical Therapist

Whitney Gorewitz
Floating Teaching Assistant
Whitney Gorewitz

Floating Teaching Assistant

Morgan Griffin
Teacher, Pre-K II
Morgan Griffin

Teacher, Pre-K II

Cara Griswold
Music Therapist
Cara Griswold

Music Therapist

Ally Guzman
Floating Teaching Assistant
Ally Guzman

Floating Teaching Assistant

Sarah Hosek
Teaching Assistant, Pre-K I Classroom
Sarah Hosek

Teaching Assistant, Pre-K I Classroom

Charmaine Jenison
Teacher, Toddler II Classroom
Charmaine Jenison

Teacher, Toddler II Classroom

Cynthia Johnston
Teacher, Waddler Classroom
Cynthia Johnston

Teacher, Waddler Classroom

Kaitlyn Kerrigan
Lead Teacher, Toddler I Classroom
Kaitlyn Kerrigan

Lead Teacher, Toddler I Classroom

Linda Maher
Development and Marketing Manager
Linda Maher

Development and Marketing Manager

Michelle Mancilla
Teacher, Pre-K I Classroom
Michelle Mancilla

Teacher, Pre-K I Classroom

Danielle Martinson
Director of Finance and Operations
Danielle Martinson

Director of Finance and Operations

Luci Ortiz
Donor Relations Coordinator
Luci Ortiz

Donor Relations Coordinator

Rachel Parr
Director of Development and Marketing
Rachel Parr

Director of Development and Marketing

Karis Paul
Floating Teaching Assistant
Karis Paul

Floating Teaching Assistant

Reagan Rives
Speech Therapist
Reagan Rives

Speech Therapist

Danielle Saunders
Music Therapist
Danielle Saunders

Music Therapist

Carly Sponseller
Teaching Assistant, Preschool II Classroom
Carly Sponseller

Teaching Assistant, Preschool II Classroom

Sarah Sweeney
Occupational Therapist
Sarah Sweeney

Occupational Therapist

Katie Thompson
Lead Teacher, Preschool I Classroom
Katie Thompson

Lead Teacher, Preschool I Classroom

Louise Thompson
Office and Facilities Manager
Louise Thompson

Office and Facilities Manager

Grace Verslues
Teacher, Toddler I Classroom
Grace Verslues

Teacher, Toddler I Classroom

Lizzy White
Lead Teacher, Toddler II Classroom
Lizzy White

Lead Teacher, Toddler II Classroom

Kristen Womack
Floating Teaching Assistant
Kristen Womack

Floating Teaching Assistant

WHERE EVERY STUDENT SHINES

THE RISE SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
4800 Manor Road, Building J
Austin, TX 78723
CONTACT:
512-891-1682
info@riseschoolaustin.org
HOURS:
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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