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Melinda Hernandez (Co- Owner, Co-Director)
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, Co- Director)
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 two children.
Bradley Smith(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 is currently working on his B.A. in Liberal Studies. He enjoys writing, painting, playing sports and reading comics.
Rachel Delgado (Early Learners Head Teacher)
Haley Hartman, Sierra Ross & Amy Sain (Toddler Head Teacher)
Amber Stewart (Infant Center Director/ Infant Head Teacher)
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.
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 Pervious Complaint, allegations are unsubstantiated
About Our Staff