David Stricker Executive Director, Expanded Learning

Kevin Rascoe EXPLORE Vice Principal
(661) 205-8995

Valerie Rodriguez Program Coordinator, Expanded Learning
(661) 340-1889

Lauren Cronk Program Coordinator, Expanded Learning
(661) 333-7974

Shelby Clark Recreation Specialist, Expanded Learning

Kristopher Albitre Recreation Specialist, Expanded Learning

Sara Espinoza Recreation Superviosr, North of the River
(661) 573-9703

Justin Devlin Site Manager,
Standard Elementary
(661) 345-6823

Tracy Kisselburg Site Manager,
Highland Elementary
(661) 343-4308

Jefferson Vazquez Site Manager,
Standard Middle School
(661) 345-7950

Teresa Wyatt Site Manager,
Wingland Elementary
(661) 378-4972


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EXPLORE, formerly known as X-Factor, is a FREE 3-hour expanded learning program for TK through 8th graders that provides:

  • Daily Snack

  • Supper

  • Homework Help

  • Physical Fitness & Recreation (Golf, Speed Cup Stacking Competition, Sports)

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Activities

  • Arts (Dance, Drama, Arts & Crafts)

  • Clubs (Rockets, Robots, Rubik's Cube, Sewing & Fencing, just to name a few)

Some of the activities that will be offered this year include science clubs, talent shows, arts and crafts, sports and active recreation, technology opportunities and much more. We will continue to partner with North of the River Recreation & Park District, Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, Girl Scouts, UC Cooperative Extension (Nutrition Education Program) and many other community organizations. Students build confidence, relationships, and skills. For more information, contact your schools Explore Site Managers.


Each site holds a winter and spring showcase to highlight so exciting student projects & activities. We are looking forward to preparing for our winter showcases. Dates, times & more on that to come!

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