Staff

Jayne Torres

For the past thirty years, Janelle has taught second, third, and fifth grade at numerous elementary schools. Janelle’s favorite subject to teach is reading. She loves to read out loud to her students and change her voice to fit the character. While dedicating her time to her students, she also married the love of her life, Arnold. Arnold and Jayne have four children, two boys and two girls and three dogs. Jayne also has two grandchildren and loves to spend as much time as she can with her family. After retiring Janelle missed her students and teaching so she decided to start volunteering at afterschoolcareprograms.com. Jayne thinks it is important to volunteer because it is her way to give back to the community. When Jayne is not working with kids you can find her baking cookies in her kitchen, walking her dogs, or playing golf with her husband.

Angela Ortega

Hey! I’m Angela! I’ve been with the program since last September and love it. I have always enjoyed working with children. I have a Masters in Childhood Education. I’m a huge baseball fan. My favorite things are hiking, biking, running… anything that will get me outdoors. I also love painting. And I’m a big Country Music fan!

Kim Jones

Hello! I’m Kim Jones. My wonderful children, Teddy and Alexander are in school now, and they are my whole world. As den-mother (scout-mom), I’m in charge of Teddy’s cub scout den, and I’m happy to report they are all making headway toward the order of the arrow. We’re still planning this year’s camping trip, so let me know if your children are interested. In addition, I also organize the school’s book club. We meet Wednesdays after school and work to make sure students stay interested in reading fiction. Let me know if you want to sign up!

“Little by little, one travels far”
J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Lord of The Rings

Pamela Wells

Hi there! My name is Pamela and I am one of the after school program coordinators. My job is to collaborate with my co-workers to create a variety of fun and educational after school activities for students of all ages. I love my job because it gives me a chance to work with other creative adults as well as some awesome kids! I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and have been working with children ever since. Before coming to work here, my experiences include teaching, running summer programs, and raising two kids of own. In my free time I love going for hikes, spending time with my family and playing with my two “furry children” Terry and Matt.

Berta Hill

Berta is a very bright and gifted person that has traveled the world, helping third world countries enhance their education programs.  She comes from a small town in Iowa originally but decided to start a new life out here with us after her travels.  She brings a lot to the table and is eager to help out wherever needed.  Berta studied at the University of Iowa earning her Masters in Education and minor in Communication.  She is a full-time teacher and works part-time with us.  We are happy to have her on board!

Veronica Peters

Veronica Peters graduated with her BA in Childhood Education and got her Masters in Social Work. With a passion for helping others, Veronica knew from a young age she wanted to enter a field of work where she would better the community. In addition to working as a peer mentor and tutor, Veronica is an active member in her Church choir; the choir has been invited to perform at various religious functions all throughout the United States. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys playing piano, traveling as much as she can and spending time with her pug, Cornelius.

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