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Rising Stars Preschool Director
Hello, my name is Rhiannon Byrd and I am beyond thrilled to be the Director of such an amazing school! What I have always loved about RSP is the family atmosphere where each and every child truly matters. Just as importantly, it is an environment where all our staff and teachers are respected and appreciated.
I began my career at Rising Stars as a Lead Teacher where I have the distinction of being the very first teacher hired by the Owners. I worked for two years and then left briefly to finish my Masters Degree in Education and to care for my twin, newborn sons. I returned in 2009, as a Lead Pre-K Teacher before accepting the Director position.
To me it is important for the school to have a family and community feel. I've experienced too many commercial schools that are too big and lack in warmth and personal feel. By that I mean that the teachers don't know all the children in the school and sadly, sometimes not even all the teachers. At Rising Stars, I’m proud that a personal relationship is a valuable and cherished part of our school. As a parent and educator, I know how important it is for children to feel happy and safe in their surroundings and for the parents to be comforted that their children are in this type of loving and nurturing environment.
My goal is to instill an early love of school in children! This love of learning is reflected in the classroom, the teacher, the school and the administration. If we don't take education seriously and show the kids and parents how amazing it is, I feel it can set up their expectation and disappointment as they continue their education.
The teachers in this school are held to very high expectations. They are amazing in every aspect that a caregiver should be: educational, loving, supportive, and trustworthy. It is so wonderful to be surrounded by some of the most fantastic women and teachers I have ever known and had the pleasure of working with! Each teacher brings something special to our school and I have seen it and continue to see it in the return of our teachers each year and in the happy faces of the parents who continue with Rising Stars year after year.
It is amazing to me to see all of the children who have come through this school, how they've grown, how much they have learned. I am proud to be leading this school into great things as a Director as well as watching my own children blossom in the years they have been attending Rising Stars.
Rhiannon Byrd is a native of California and has a B.A. Degree in English and Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is certified to teach grades EC (Early Education) thru 12th. She has six years working in education through Leander and Round Rock ISD in addition to the preschool environment. Rhiannon is happily married to Clint and they have two preschool-aged children, Killian and Graham.
Rising Stars Preschool . 3307 El Salido Pkwy, Cedar Park, TX 78613 . Phone (512) 331-4550 • (512) 335-1234