About The Founders

  • The Dream Becomes Reality

    The dream of Leslie and Jane to create a safe supportive learning environment where children are embraced and encouraged to excel, learn about themselves, as well as discover the world around them, has come true at Mindworks School of Early Learning.
    • Jane Banke
      Lead Teacher

      Jane Banke

      Lead Teacher

      Jane graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has dedicated her life to children as both an administrator and a classroom teacher. As an advocate for all children Jane has improved the lives of many families over the past 30 years.

    • Leslie Bottesch
      Owner/Director

      Leslie Bottesch

      Owner/Director

      Leslie has been passionate about young children’s education for over 20 years. She has Degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University. She trains preschool teachers for the state of Florida and is a guest speaker at the University of Central Florida on educational topics. Leslie has been a successful classroom teacher and a seasoned school administrator.