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Meet Us

Rebecca Michael, Director
Rebecca Michael, Director

Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am so excited and honored to be your School Director at the Prairie City location here at Cadence. I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Cadence Family leadership team since 2019.

I have more than 13 years of experience working in the childcare field, from being a preschool teacher to being a Director.

I truly love what I do, from making connections with the families and being of support to our staff to watching the children learn and grow. My overall passion is to help support and mentor our teachers so that they can provide the children in our care with an exceptional learning experience to help foster life-long learners.

I have three wonderful children ages 14, 5 and 1. In my spare time you can find me spending time with my family and friends. We like to go on adventures and visit our family on the East Coast.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part your families’ lives.

Kelly Neptune, Assistant Director
Kelly Neptune, Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Kelly. I was fortunate enough to join the Cadence Family in January 2019. I have more than six years of experience working in childcare, starting with before/after school, moving to Pre-K, and eventually moving into leadership roles.

I am thrilled to be the Assistant Director at the Prairie City location here at Cadence Academy. I look forward to supporting both staff and families in this role. I hope to help create a loving, safe, and nurturing environment for all who walk through our doors the moment they get here!

I have a wonderful 2-year-old daughter to chase around when I am not working. In my spare time, you can find me hiking with my husband and daughter, spending time with our families, or playing beach volleyball here in Folsom with friends.

I sincerely appreciate you allowing me to be a part of your families’ lives, and look forward to connecting with you!

Karen Gisler, Teacher
Karen Gisler, Teacher

I graduated from University of the Pacific with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in child development. Both my son and daughter attended Phoenix School Preschool and elementary and had a great experience which helped them be the great teenagers they are today. I started as a two year old teacher in 1998 and then moved to a three's teacher two years later. I have been in the teaching profession for over 30 years and have worked with all ages. I currently live in Folsom with my husband and two children and in our free time you can usually find me at one of my children's baseball or softball games. I enjoy reading, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.


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Address & Directions

640 Willard Drive
Folsom, CA 95630



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Prairie City, Folsom, CA