Meet Our Staff

Jessica Spehler
Director
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Jessica was born and raised in Sag Harbor and attended Sag Harbor Schools. She has dreamed of being a teacher ever since fifth grade when she was paired up with her kindergarten buddy. To pursue her dream she attended college at SUNY Oneonta. Ms.Jessica graduated with a dual certification in Early Childhood (Birth-2nd Grade) and Childhood Education (1st-6th Grade) with a concentration in General Science (She loves Science!) She continued on and received her Masters Degree in Special Education at SUNY Oneonta.

She believes that these years are filled with many astounding moments and that children are learning through play and creativity. Children at these ages are making exceptional social, emotional, physical and intellectual developments and she knows that it can fly by in a minute if you are not paying attention (She loves taking pictures!). She also believes Nursery and Pre-K are a time for developing good learning habits and positive self esteem.

When she is not working she enjoys spending her time crafting, being in the sun at the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Kelly Elliston

Nursery Teacher

Ms. Kelly was born and raised in Southampton. She graduated from Southampton High School in 2009. She then attended St. Joseph's College for teaching and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Art.

Ms. Kelly is very excited to start her journey here at Rainbow Preschool. She had always had a passion for teaching children. She is excited to teach her students new and exciting things. She believes these beginning school years are vital for children, they learn so many important aspects of being in school. They learn social interaction, classroom rules, sharing. She cannot wait to see the accomplishments her students make this year. 

When Ms. Kelly is not working she loves to go skiing, go to the beach and spends time with friends and family.