Teachers

Tara Bailey, BA

Teacher, PreK 5 Class. M.Ed in Early Childhood Special Education, Texas Woman’s University. BA in English Literature, University of Texas at Arlington. Texas Teacher Certification EC-4. Experience includes 5 years at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church as a preschool teacher and 6 years at the Rise School.
Teacher Assistant: Jenna Priestly, BA
Teacher Assistant: Hillary Harrod

Lauren McAllister, MS

Teacher, Preschool 4 Class. Masters of Science in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas. BS in Psychology, Minor in Neuroscience, Texas A&M University. Experience includes an internship at LifePath Systems ECI and a practicum in the Toddler II classroom at Rise.
Teacher Assistant: Brittani Dunlap, BA
Teacher Assistant: Maria Aguilar, BA

Liz Riggins, MS

Teacher, Preschool 3 Class. Master Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma. Experience includes interning for The Rise School of Dallas and Playworks.
Teacher Assistant: Ashton Lattof, BA
Teacher Assistant: Gloretta Richmond, CDA

Sarah Blackwell, M.Ed

Teacher, Toddler II Class. Masters of Education in Special Education from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Texas Christian University. Experience includes Board member of The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, Assistant Teacher at St Paul Lutheran School, and a Kinderfrog’s Associate.
Teacher Assistant: Stephanie Pena, CDA
Teacher Assistant: Veronica Ortega, CDA

Katie Patterson, MS

Teacher, Toddler I Class. Master Degree, Early Childhood Special Education from University of North Texas and Bachelors in Child Development from Texas Women’s University. Experience as an Assistant Teacher at The Rise School of Dallas and Teacher at Highland Park United Methodist Church Preschool.
Teacher Assistant: Emily Parham, BA
Teacher Assistant: Michelle Chica, BA