Welcome to Taylor Preschool! My name is Rachel Dorpinghaus and I’m so excited to work with your child this year! I grew up in Eastern Iowa and moved to the Des Moines area for college. I graduated from Simpson College in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in both Reading and Early Childhood. Before coming to Taylor, I taught Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool at a school on the south side of Des Moines for 6 years. I’m thrilled for another year at Taylor! I look forward to working with your preschoolers and creating lifelong learners with a passion for school!