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ARLINGTON ADMINISTRATION

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FOUNDER &
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PORTIA MOORE, M.Ed.

Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
 

Seeing children enjoy educational activities is what inspires me. Math and Science are two subjects that children lose interest in early in life. I believe that the best teachers are those who create unique lessons that are engaging, fun, and educational while ensuring a safe and nurturing classroom. At STEM Preschool it is all about the child’s experience. We want to ensure your child enjoys learning to maintain a future interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

I am a proud Hokie, member of Virginia Tech’s class of 2008; and Marymount University Alumni. I have a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education. In my younger years I was the student who loved participating in science projects, looked forward to math class, and loved to build anything! This inspired me to have an interest in studying Pre-med in college. While in college I worked at Blacksburg Child Development Center, where I gained years of experience with infants and younger children. Once I graduated I taught for 5 years in Arlington County Public Schools. 

 

I look forward to providing your family with the best quality, safe and nurturing childcare. I always welcome questions and comments. Please feel free to contact me at any time!

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EDITHA CORTES
 DIRECTOR

Hello STEM Preschool families, future families, and educators!
I am Editha B. Cortes, born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Being the eldest and grandma’s favorite companion serving the church, I grew up having a huge heart for children. As a teenager I did not go out much. I had a passion to help less fortunate children.
 
During the summers I spent my time teaching. During Holidays my family shared our blessings by giving food for less fortunate families.
I am a Mass Communication Graduate major in Broadcasting and
attended courses and seminars pertaining to Business
Management and Early Childhood Education. Fluent in English,
Tagalog (our language) and knowledgeable in Spanish. I am
married with 2 wonderful daughters. I love dancing, acting,
watching documentaries and movies, scrapbooking, crafting and
organizing!

In 2010 I moved to the United States now fulfilling my first
dream as an Educator. Being a teacher and with almost 7 years of
experience being an Administrator in Child Daycare, I am
motivated with the purpose of guiding the children to become
good human beings and excellent citizens of the world.

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