Optimal Learning, Inc. was established in May 2022 as a response of young scholars who had fallen academically behind as a direct result of the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, where millions of students were forced to attend school via distance learning.  The achievement gap between African American and Latino students, in comparison with their white counterparts, had grown significantly since prior to the epidemic.


Pamela Robertson

Executive Director and Director of Strategic Instruction

Pamela Robertson graduated from National University, has been an educator for 27 years.  She has been an elementary school teacher, coach, and administrator.  She had obtained National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. Her instructional strategies has proven to be successful and students have had impeccable results.

Cathy Lagunas

Board Vice-President and Director of Managing Affairs and Operations

Cathy Lagunas graduated from California State University of San Bernardino. Cathy been an educator for over 10 years with a concentration in Math.  She has a proven track record of success especially with students in need of mathematics intervention and special needs cases. She is ready to serve the community at large. 

Ana Suarez

Board Secretary

Ana Suarez graduated from California State University of San Bernardino.  She is currently a Registered Nurse  at Loma Linda Hospital in Loma Linda, California.  She has a heart for working with underprivileged children in the Inland Empire.


African American and Latino scholars tend to gain less over a school year and experience more learning loss over the summer.  Students in lower socio-economic areas  do not typically have the most effective teachers. "The Harvard Gazette" dated March 18, 2019 makes the following staggering points that solidify our WHY: 1)  Extremely disadvantaged students are three to four years behind their more affluent peers;  and 2) The opportunity gap has not wavered over the last half-century.  We want to do our part in the community to positively impact the students in the greater Inland Empire.

What is the Achievement Gap?  www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJtMlS8Gk_I 

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