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Principal's Message

Dear Rainbow Springs Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Rainbow Springs!

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce myself as the new Principal.  I have been in the field of education for 26 years. I was a teacher for 20 years, and I have been an administrator for 6 years.  As a teacher, I taught general education kindergarten and first grade, special education elementary school (grades TK-6), and special education middle school (grades 7-8).  As an administrator, I have worked in the Special Education Department in multiple school districts as a Program Specialist, Coordinator, and Director of Special Education.  Although I have enjoyed each of my experiences, I have enjoyed working with very young children the most. Early Intervention is most definitely my passion!

I have had the joyful opportunity of meeting students as I visit each classroom.  Our Rainbow Springs teachers and service providers are all highly-qualified, and they deliver lessons to the children each day that focus on developing communication, social, motor, adaptive, and/or cognitive skills in addition to providing structure, routine, visual supports, and positive behavioral strategies.  It is so delightful to see staff in action and the students engaged in fun activities and learning at the same time!

Parent communication and involvement are highly-valued at Rainbow Springs. We will communicate in multiple formats: Parent Square, phone calls, emails, text messages, and face-to-face conversations. This school year we have scheduled many “Parent Days” to help you feel more connected to our school community and to help you build your repertoire of strategies for supporting your child at home. Our Parent Day themes are Learning at Home, Harvest Festival, Speech and Language Strategies, Behavior Support Strategies, and many more!

We at Rainbow Springs are committed to the District’s vision and mission.  We are dedicated to  empowering our students to become future-ready and positively impact the world; we will provide an equitable education for all of our students to be prepared for college and/or a viable career path for a successful life.  Early intervention is key, and it is never too early to start ensuring our little learners will be prepared for their futures!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you at any time.  I am here to support!


Mrs. Michelle Ballesteros

Principal, Rainbow Springs


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