Rainbow Community School

574 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: (828) 258-9264
Fax: (828) 348-5492

Executive Director – Susie Fahrer (ext 130)
Business Manager – Margaret Gerleve (ext 125)
Admissions – West Willmore (ext 135) or west.willmore@rainbowlearning.org
Sponsorships – West Willmore (ext 185) or west.willmore@rainbowlearning.org
View our Staff Directory

Office Hours

Mon–Fri: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST (Academic year)
MonFri: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST (Summer)

General Inquiries (non-tour related)

If you’re interested in a private tour, please use our tour request form.


Staff Directory

Executive Director: Susie Fahrer ext 130
P-3 Division Head: Kate Brantley ext 140
4th – 8th Division Head: Trey Thompson ext 120

Preschool, Blue Room ext 210
Teachers: Lauren Levine, Leslee Moore, Red Herring

Preschool, Green Room ext 250
Teacher: Graham Carson, Rose Howley, Nica Rabinowitz

Kindergarten ext 500
Teachers: Amanda Campisi and Carole Mathieson

First Grade ext 501
Teachers: Katherine Ayachi and Josie Hoban

Second Grade ext 502
Teachers:  Eddy Webb and Evie Jones

Third Grade ext 503
Teachers: Melissa Scott and Donna Paxon

Fourth Grade ext 504
Teachers: Kurt Campbell and Trent Walker

Fifth Grade ext 505
Teachers: Sandra McCassim and April Fox

Omega Sixth Grade ext 506
Teachers: Ta’rin’ii Isner and Heather Brown-Power

Omega Seventh and Eighth Grades 
Teachers: Zoe Balaconis (ext 578)
Niki Gilbert (ext 580)
Richard Risbridger (ext 570)
Jenny Armocida (ext 570)

K-8th Before & After School ext 600
Coordinator: Susan Waddell

School Counselor ext 430
Will Ray MA LCSW

Admissions: West Willmore ext 135
Office Manager: Rachel Hagen ext 155
Facilities Manager: Max Mraz ext 145