Jessy Tickle – Administrative Assistant, Health & Safety Coordinator, & Media Specialist

As a child, Jessy always envisioned herself as a teacher but also loved artistic expression. When she first went to college, she felt torn between education and art. Education eventually won out when a friend suggested that teaching at Rainbow would be a great fit and a way to pursue both loves. She taught preschool at Rainbow from 1997 to 2015 and was a top ten recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teaching Award in 2012.

Jessy joined the office team in 2015 and enjoys continuing to support the school’s mission as an Administrative Assistant, Health and Safety Coordinator, and Media Specialist. 


Jessy studied art and education at Warren Wilson College and early childhood education at Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She holds the NC Early Childhood Credential and an Early Childhood Education Certificate. 


Jessy enjoys exploring a variety of arts, from drawing and dancing to learning to play ukulele and marimba. She is an avid reader in her down time and is happiest when spending time with her husband and two young boys.

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