Meet the Ortega Staff

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Leslie Granillo

Program Director

I began working in the child care field in 1996 & I have been with TTT since 1999. I have worked with infants, preschoolers and school age children. I hold a certificate in ECE & received my AS degree in Child Development in 2013, graduating from

Skyline College Magna Cum Laude. In 2021 I went back to school to gain a second degree in business. I'm married & have three kids. In my spare time I enjoy cheering on my kids in their various sports, reading and crafting.


I am CPR & First Aid Certified.


Brigette Gauthier

Assistant Director

I started working with children in 1989 but took a break to start a family and be a stay at home mom. I volunteered at Ortega school for many years, in 2010 when a position opened up at TTT I jumped at the chance to get back into the field! It was the perfect way to get back to doing something I really enjoy and still be close to my kids who also attended Ortega at the time. I have taken classes at Skyline in Early Childhood Education and am still continuing my education.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two kids, going to Blackberry Farm, watching football and attending Paint Nite's with my friends. I am CPR and First Aid Certified.


Amy Glines

Preschool Teacher

I have been working with children since 1996 when my twin sister and I started a babysitting business, I began working at TTT in 2006. I studied ECE at Skyline to work in a child care center. One day I would like to work with special needs children or in a special education classroom. I currently work mainly in our preschool program but do help out in the school age when needed.

I am married and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, I play Bocce ball, and go to a lot of Giants games.

I am CPR and First Aid certified.


Nichole Lancaster

Preschool Teacher 

I started working with kids in 2006 as an aide at Babe’s Preschool. I loved my job so I took classes and became a teacher and later the assistant director. Babe’s closed and I took a break from work to care for my kids just before the pandemic. I really missed working in a preschool and I wanted to get back into the field, I saw TTT was hiring and thought it would be a good match. I started here in 2022.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Disneyland and riding my horse.

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Janine Almeida


I first started working with kids in 2006 working as a summer camp coordinator for a campground. I began working at TTT in 2021. Since working here I have found a renewed love for working with kids.


When I’m not working, I am spending time with my three kids hiking, visiting historical sites, museums and volunteering at the Elk’s Lodge. I also enjoy cooking and doing science experiments with my kids. I have 9 ECE units and am currently enrolled in more college courses to further my education.

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Skylar Abellera


I started working with children in 2015 as a

babysitter. My mom always noticed I was good with kids and it grew into a passion the more I babysat and volunteered. This led me to go to school to become a teacher. I started working for TTT in 2021 and actually attended here when I was in Kindergarten!

I have 12 ECE units & continuing my education. In my spare time I love to bake, go hiking in new places and spend time with family and friends


Sofia Villalobos

Assistant Teacher

I started working at TTT in 2022, my siblings and I all attended TTT when we were younger so it is fun to come full circle. I spend a lot of time caring for my younger cousins and love the energy and fun kids bring.

I am a full time student, working on my Bachelor’s in Criminology. When I am not working or studying I love playing sports, walking my dog, and being with friends and family.


Gwen Domingo

Assistant Teacher

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