Laxmi has over fifteen years of experience working with students with autism and their families. She has a bachelor’s of art in business and early childhood education. She has been involved in the training of faculty, and the coordination and collaboration with school districts for each student’s yearly individual education planning meetings. She collaborates on admissions, recruitment, and hiring of WINGS education and therapeutic team.
Bethany Rios has over ten years of experience in implementing business-related and human resources functions at WINGS. She joined WINGS as an instructional assistant spending time in the classroom supporting students and then joined the administrative team, moving on to support the human resource needs and non-profit business practices.
Jose started working with WINGS as an instructional assistant, supporting students within the classroom environment. As the operations coordinator, Jose ensures that the WINGS' environment supports safety and positive learning for all students as well as provides a supportive environment for faculty and staff to work in and obtain successful outcomes.
Emily has eight-plus years of experience working with students with autism and their families. She has a B.S. in special education and rehabilitation with an emphasis in deaf studies from the University of Arizona. This has given Emily a strong foundation for understanding the needs of students and their families. Emily develops individual plans for each family supporting their needs and concerns and creating a positive bridge between home and school.
Jackie has been in the education field for 12 years. She attended Foothill College and earned early childhood education units. After co-teaching for a year in pre-k she discovered an interest and compassion in helping children with special needs. She has been at WINGS for 7 years and started as an instructional assistant. The IA role helped with her growth and knowledge, which opened new doors for her at WINGS. She has been the program assistant for 2 years and the pro-act in-service instructor for 4 years at WINGS.
Leanna Wynn comes to us as our HR generalist, with over 15 years of experience in human resources. She is a native Pacifican with two adult children and two teenagers currently attending high school. She has been a part of the ASD community for 14 years, as she has a son with autism. Leanna understands the needs and goals of not only our school but also the needs of our families. She is honored to be part of such a beautiful community and is looking forward to getting to know the students and their families here at WINGS.