Meet Our Teachers

Elena Mannwieler, Executive Director/Owner


Ms. Elena brings Storyland a background in business and marketing along with a BA of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a BA of Science in Biochemistry.  Elena retired her career in business and marketing in order to spend more time with her two young children and to become a teacher.  In her spare time she enjoys outdoor hiking, running, and spending time with family and friends.    



Jessica Torres, Director


Ms. Jessica is our Director. She first started at Storyland in 2011. Prior to management she was the head teacher in The Bay Room class for 5 years.  She is a fully qualified educator with over 15 years of experience working with children. Ms. Jessica enjoys attending sporting events, exercising and spending quality time with her 2 daughters.



Cassie Robles, Assistant Director

Ms. Cassie is the Assistant Director. Previously she was head teacher in our Pre-K class and our toddler class.   She began working at Storyland as a Regional Occupation Program student in 2008 and is now a fully qualified preschool teacher. She currently attends  Las Positas College to continue her Early Childhood Education.  Personally, Ms. Cassie enjoys playing softball and spending time with her family.



Sara Hutchinson, Bay Room Teacher (Kindergarten Readiness)


Ms. Sara is the head teacher in our Bay Room class.  She began working at Storyland School as a Regional Occupation Program student in 1997.  Upon completion of her program she stayed on to work as a teacher’s aide until she received her teacher qualifications in Early Childhood Education.  Since then she has taught in our Toddler, Early Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs.  Ms. Sara is married and has two young children. Personally, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, and reading. 



Sara May, The Little Stars Teacher



Ms. Sara has  a bachelor's degree in Child Development as well as her teaching credentials from San Jose State University.  She has 12 years of experience which includes 4 years at Storyland School, student teacher at Santa Clara Unified School District as well as being an early childhood educator for special needs children.  Sara's interests include dance, camping, and horseback riding.  She is married and has three young children.  Sara is a Storyland School alumni as she attended Storyland when she was a preschooler. 



Selena Johnson, Little Monkey's Teacher


Ms. Selena began working with preschool children through the ROP program at Amador Valley High School. She has been working with children for the past four years. Selena is currently attending Las Positas College working to earn her AA degree in Early Childhood Development. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on road trips, and riding her bike.    



Roxanne Mendoza, Little Monkey's Teacher


Ms. Roxanne has been working with children since 2013 up until 2 years ago when she took some time off to be with her daughter. She comes to Storyland ready to continue with her career in Early Childhood as well as furthering her education. Roxanne enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends.



Sammie Robles, The Little Owls Teacher    

(Early Pre-K)


Ms. Sammie began working at Storyland in 2008 as a Regional Occupation Program student and is now head teacher in the Little Owls classroom.  Upon completion of her program Sammie was our on-call teacher's aid until recieving her teacher qualifications in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Sammie is married and has 2 young children.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.




Leilani Iglehart, Little Owls Teacher


Ms. Leilani is the assistant teacher in the Little Owls class. She first came to Storyland as an ROP student in 2014. Leilani is currently attending Las Positas and working toward a nursing degree. Previously, she worked in the nursery at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.




Elise Cain, Sunshine Room Teacher (Kindergarten Readiness)


Ms. Elise is the head teacher in the Sunshine Room. She has her Associate degree in both Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Education. She comes to Storyland with an ample amount of experience working with children including teaching, co-directing and running a licensed in home day care. In her spare time, Ms. Elise enjoys camping and spending time on her boat with her husband and 3 daughters. 



Patricia Morales, Assistant Teacher


Ms. Patty began working at Storyland from 2002-2005 as a fully qualified teacher before moving out of town. She recently relocated back to Livermore and is now the assistant teacher in the Bay Room class. Ms. Patty enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. They love taking nature walks, going to the beach and art.



Storyland School


Main Entrance: 2475 Fourth St. Livermore CA 94550 (Corner of S. Livermore Ave. and Fourth St.)


Mailing: 2486 East Ave. Livermore CA 94550

Phone (Main) :  925-449-1531

Fax: 925-449-4683



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Hours of Operation

M-F 7:00 am - 6:00pm

Half and Full Day Options Available


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