Administrative Team

Laxmi Ghale
Program Director

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, the coordination and collaboration with school districts for each student’s yearly individual education planning meetings. She collaborates on admissions, the recruitment and hiring of Wings education and therapeutic team.

Bethany Rios
Business Coordinator

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 Garrido
Operations Coordinator

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 the safety and positive learning for all students as well as provide a supportive environment for faculty and staff to work in and obtain successful outcomes. 

Emily Carambat
Family Liaison

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 Cuevas
Program Assistant 

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. Jackie enjoys working with our Program Director to help support the program and collaborate with the Wings team.


Wings Learning Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD throughout their lifespan