Ashley Nelson, Director of Programs for Children
Ashley has been an important part of the TCCN team since she arrived in 2014. She soon learned that Early Care and Education was precisely what she should be doing. She quickly enrolled in college and is working towards her bachelor's degree. She blossomed into a fantastic preschool teacher and our designer and guide of all curriculum. After months of preparation, Ashley became the Director of our Programs for Children. Under Ashley's leadership, we anticipate great things for our Children's Program as we continue our endeavor to provide high quality care and education to the children of our region.
Guadalupe Scholfield, a Bright Futures (bilingual) Family Advocate
Is the consummate champion for Hispanic families. With more than a decade of experience, she supports parenting, provides valuable activities for children, and assists with translation, immigration issues, employment and housing. Her efforts have had tremendous meaning and value and have changed many lives. There are many Spanish speaking residents who have mastered English thanks to Guadalupe's encouragement and assistance
How proud we are of the work that Guadalupe does and the important contribution she makes to the community and TCCN.
Meet Our Staff
Sam has joined the TCCN team for 2 summers now as a teacher in our Summer Program. Her love for children, years of experience and Sunny personality make her a wonderful asset! We are grateful for her dedication in making the Summer Program a fun place to be!
Cindy Dodds, Founder & Executive Director
Started the Community Center in 1991 with the vision of helping the Intermountain area. It has grown to include many more services that are available to the community. She always has a listening ear and is looking for new ways to advocate on behalf of the underserved. She has been a community activist for many years.
Angel Aagaard, Teacher
Angel's years of experience are evident in her skilled and warm interactions with our preschool and young school-age children. Angel fills a number of critical roles at TCCN, but the one she enjoys the most is the care and education of preschool children.
Lucinda Myers, Associate Teacher
Lucinda is part of our TCCN Team as one of the teacher's in our After School Program and we are excited to have her." I have two sons, Jared 4 and Jaxson 1. I'm so happy to have joined this team." Lucinda enjoys working with both preschool and after school age children.
Laurie Jacobs, Case Manager/ STEPS Instructor
Helps people with basic employment preparation services such as writing a resume, cover letter, and dressing for success. She produces the "Jobs List" and manages the TCCN Facebook page and website. She oversees the CalWORKs client obligations such as the STEPS class, Supervised job search (SJS), and Work Experience program (WEX), and is the instructor for the $mart about Money and Nutrition class.
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Abigail has joined the TCCN team as our new preschool teacher. She has recently graduated with her degree and certificate in Early Childhood Education. She will be assisting in all things curriculum and teaching.
Her kind and spunky spirit makes us all grateful she's here!