In the Classroom

THE WETHRIVE LEARNING TEAM

We make learning fun, accessible, and instill a growth mindset!

Meet The Team

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Jenny Aguilar, 
Founder

A certified educational therapist and an active member of the Association of Educational Therapists, Jenny Aguilar specializes in supporting students with AD/HD and math or writing challenges. She holds a Master's degree in Education and a teaching credential from Pepperdine University, and an educational therapy certificate from the University of California, Riverside.  Jenny has over 10 years of teaching students in the private and public school sector and coaching students 1-1.  

 

She is trained in the following evidence-based programs: Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood Bell’s Visualize and Verbalize, Singapore Math, and Mortensen Math. In addition to having completed the JST- Coaching and Training Teens and College Students with AD/HD program, an ICF- accreditated course, Jenny is completed a year-long course by the renowned Peg Dawson to support the development of executive function skills for elementary and teen students. She’s passionate about instilling a growth mindset into all students, enhancing their confidence, reframing their narrative, and making learning fun and accessible.

 

In her free time, Jenny enjoys cuddling with her pups, running, and eating froyo!

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Lori Reardon,
Math & Executive Function Specialist

Lori Reardon, math specialist and executive function coach, is described by students as being patient, caring, and creative. Lori has over 30 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings. She has a Bachelor’s of Education degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and Curriculum. In addition, Lori holds a California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Single Subject Authorization in Mathematics. After working with students in the classroom and seeing many struggle with organization and planning skills, she decided to pursue training by Peg Dawson to coach students with executive dysfunction. 

 

She has taught students from 5th grade (multiple subjects) through high school (math and English Language Arts), has been a literacy coach, teacher trainer, math consultant, workshop presenter, and most recently executive function coach. She loves learning and is constantly searching to find materials and programs to engage and build students’ confidence, and works hard to help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Lori engages students with creative projects that teach students how math is applied in the real world and makes it fun! 

 

Lori is an avid reader, a proud Canadian, mom of two sons, and likes to keep active by walking, cycling, hiking, and trying new things

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Debbie Hudson,
Educational Therapist/ Math Specialist

Debbie has over 20 years of experience teaching math in the private and public sectors. She studied Math-Economics as an undergraduate, then earned a Master’s in Education and a teaching credential from UCLA. After speaking with her students about their specific learning differences, Debbie became interested in educational therapy. Listening to students’ accounts of how they learn and what they need from teachers prompted Debbie to find out more about how to meet the needs of her students. She recently earned a Certificate of Educational Therapy from UC Riverside. Debbie has taught all levels of math from middle school to AP Calculus and AP Statistics. She enjoys reading, attending musicals, and outdoor exercise.

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Natalie Franks, 
Reading Specialist

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Jacqueline Arellano, 
Learning Specialist

Jacqueline is a passionate educator with 8 years of teaching experience. She spent 6 years as a certified special education teacher in New York City, and two years abroad as an English teacher in Spain. Her teaching philosophy focuses on how every student has a unique story and centers around holistic strengths-based learning. She believes cultivating one-on-one connections and building upon student passions can drive motivation, growth, and resilience. She earned her master’s in education from Long Island University in NYC and is currently studying at Columbia University to complete her master’s in social work. Her ultimate goal is to become a school social worker and therapist, and she has experience as a mental health counselor. 

 

Jacqueline is a music enthusiast and loves going to concerts as well as festivals. She also enjoys going to parks, relaxing at the beach, and discovering art at museums. Traveling is a huge part of her life, as she has an eternal love for exploring and seeking new adventures.

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Geneva Walsh,
Writer/
Office Manager

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Jenny Aguilar, 
Founder

A certified educational therapist and an active member of the Association of Educational Therapists, Jenny Aguilar specializes in supporting students with AD/HD and math or writing challenges. She holds a Master's degree in Education and a teaching credential from Pepperdine University, and an educational therapy certificate from the University of California, Riverside.  Jenny has over 10 years of teaching students in the private and public school sector and coaching students 1-1.  She is trained in the following evidence-based programs: Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood Bell’s Visualize and Verbalize, Singapore Math, and Mortensen Math. In addition to having completed the JST- Coaching and Training Teens and College Students with AD/HD program, an ICF- accreditated course, Jenny is completing a year-long course by the renowned Peg Dawson to support the development of executive function skills for elementary and teen students. She’s passionate about instilling a growth mindset into all students, enhancing their confidence, reframing their narrative, and making learning fun and accessible. In her free time, she enjoys cuddling with her pups, running, and eating froyo!

Natalie has over 25 years of experience teaching in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. After raising two children with language-based learning differences, Natalie decided to pursue extensive training through the International Dyslexia Association, NILD, and UC Riverside’s Educational Therapy Program. Her desire to help them and other struggling students launched her into the world of educational therapy. She is passionate about teaching every child to read and cultivates their love of literature and reading.

During her free time, Natalie enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and walking her beloved pup, Rio! She also loves traveling to England and Switzerland to visit her favorite people, her sister and mom.

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Kelsey Marquette,
Math Specialist

Kelsey Marquette is a dynamic educator with nine years of experience teaching math at the high school and college levels. She is licensed in teaching 5th-12th grade mathematics and holds a master's degree in applied math. During her time in the classroom, Kelsey found she wanted to dive more deeply into learning with students on a 1:1 basis. She is currently working on a certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California, Riverside. Kelsey is passionate about providing individualized support for students, celebrating incremental success, and helping students see that anyone who practices math is a mathematician! 

 

Kelsey spends most of her free time enjoying the perpetual California sunshine with her family. She is a firm believer in impromptu kitchen dance parties and never says no to playing trains or reading yet another picture book with her toddler. 

To ensure our office runs smoothly and in tip-top shape, Geneva, our office manager, makes magic happen. She is responsible for coordinating a broad range of services, including administrative duties, research, scheduling, and invoicing. Geneva Walsh has worked in education for over 15 years and has a passion for teaching, learning, and advocating for children and families. After graduating from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, she lived and taught in North Carolina before settling back in her home state of Michigan, where she obtained her master's degree in education, taught preschool, and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for several years.

 

Alongside her work advocating for families, Geneva enjoys writing, spending time with her three kids (ages 8, 11, and 12), hanging with her hilarious puppy, and exploring new places. Geneva is thrilled to be joining the WeThrive Learning team and looks forward to offering support to the wonderful families we serve!