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Contact Information

7115 Rosedale Hwy.

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: (661) 589-5707

Fax: (661) 587-9251

Constellation/TLC Administration

Michelle Maxwell - Assistant Principal

Wendy Sanchez - Coordinator

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Constellation @ Del Oro 


Michelle Maxwell - Assistant Principal


Teresa Smith - Coordinator


Contact Information


1750 E. Panama Lane


Bakersfield, CA 93307


Office: (661) 366-1750


School Hours


9:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Overview of Program

The Constellation and Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) alternative placement programs are highly structured programs with a small staff to student ratio providing an increased level of supervision and support through concurrent enrollment with each student’s Kern High School District school of residence. 

Students participating in the Constellation or Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) alternative placement programs will receive supports and services in the following areas:

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL): These alternative placement programs provide students with evidence based behavioral and therapeutic supports in order to address identified mental health, social emotional, and behavioral needs in the students’ daily educational setting as outlined by the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Supports and services may include a multi-tiered reinforcement system and educationally-related mental health services as specific needs are identified by IEP team members while having access to individual group counseling, behavior intervention services, social work services, psychological services, and/or intervention support services. Students will be served with restorative practices including community circles and layered systems of reinforcement for desired behavior.
  • Academic Access: Students concurrently enrolled at Constellation and Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) can be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Students have access to general education curriculum and earn credit towards the graduation requirements of the Kern High School District.
Constellation/TLC Staff
Title Name Email
Program Coordinator Wendy Sanchez
Program Specialist  Jeremy Salcido
Teacher Chad Grider
Teacher Edward Black
Teacher  Issac Mendoza
Teacher Jessica Saunders
Teacher Oscar Garza
Teacher Suzy Moreno
Teacher Kimmie Saberedra
Speech Pathologist Claudia Rodriguez
Behaviorist  Matt Robinson
Behaviorist Tiffany DeLouth
Behaviorist Frank Rodriguez
Mental Health Clinician Emily Eckert
Mental Health Clinician Litcatzin Yoakum
Mental Health Clinician Leslie Briscoe
School Psychologist Hollie Williamson
Interventionist Ashleigh West
School Social Worker Vesmronica Kension-Munoz
Constellation @ Del Oro High School
Program Coordinator  Teresa Smith
Program Specialist  Jeremy Salcido
Teacher Kathy Cortez
Teacher Katelyn Payne
Behaviorist Davis Maroquin
Speech Pathologist Jazmin Downs
Jennifer Anderson - Director of Special Education
                                Jim Bennett - SELPA Director