About Our Staff



​​Melinda Hernandez (Co- Owner)

Melinda Hernandez is Montessori certified and has worked in Montessori schools for twelve years. She currently has an AA in Early Childhood Development and has upgraded her permit to a Site Supervisor. Melinda is working towards her BA in the same course of study. Her hobbies include, snowboarding, shopping and spending time with her husband and her two children.

Maureen Smith (Co- Owner)

Maureen Smith is Montessori certified and has worked with children since 1999. She has worked under the Montessori method and Reggio. She currently has an AA in Early Childhood education and has upgraded her permit to a Master Teacher Permit. Maureen likes to decorate her home, scrap book and spend time with her husband and three children.

 

Rachel Delgado (Director- Main Site)

Rachel Delgado is a Montessori Certified Teacher. She been working with children for 18 years. Rachel has been with Portside Montessori since 2010. She has her site supervisor permit and her teaching permit. She is dedicated and has such passion working with children and helping families. She is kept very busy with her 5 children and husband.

Megan (Preschool Head Teacher)

Bradley Smith is a Montessori certified head teacher.  He's Been working with children since 2001. He's been with Portside Montessori since 2008. He enjoys writing, painting, playing sports and reading comics.

 

 Amber Stewart (Infant Center Director)

Amber Stewart is currently working on her Early Childhood Education Degree and upgrading to Site Supervisor Permit. She Has been working in the child care field for fourteen years, and has been with Portside Montessori since 2010. Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, going to movies, and camping.



Erin Mizutani (Infant Room Head Teacher)

Erin Mizutani is our Head Infant teacher at the Infant center. She has been working for Portside Montessori since 2008. She absolutely loves her infant babes as they love her as well. Erin has her infant and toddler units in Early Childhood Education as is working to finish her childcare degree. Erin loves taking day trips to the ocean and being near the sand and water, she loves spending time with her friends and family.






Licensing Visits:

December 12, 2014: Change of Occupancy/Location (573620279 & 573615117)

February 11, 2015:  Site visit for Physical Plant Complaint (573615117)

February 19, 2015:  Follow up for previous complaint, allegations are unfounded & inconclusive (573615117)

May 14, 2015: Annual Visit (573615117)

July 6, 2015: Site visit for Lack of supervision (573615117)

July 29, 2015 : Follow up for previous complaint, allegations are inconclusive (573615117)

August 28, 2015: Case Management Visit (573615117)

September 18, 2015: Case Management Visit (573615117)

September 22, 2015: Site Visit for Lack of Supervision (573615117)

January 21, 2016: Annual Visit (573615117)

January 11, 2017: Annual Visit (573615117)

May 26, 2017: Site Visit for Personal Rights (573615117)

June 5, 2017: Follow up for Previous Complaint, allegations are unsubstantiated

July 17, 2017: Site visit for Physical Plant Complaint (573615117)

December 6, 2017: Site visit for Personal Rights (573615117)

December 15, 2017: Follow up for previous complaint (573615117)

December 21, 2017: Follow up for previous complaint, allegations are unsubstantiated (573615117)

March 2, 2018: Site visit for Personal Rights complaint (573615117)

March 12, 2018: Follow up for previous complaint, allegations are unsubstantiated (573615117)