ADMINISTRATION

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PORTIA MOORE, M.Ed.

Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
 

I have a passion for learning and teaching 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. While teaching I also launched P&E Babysitting, which is now a successful babysitting/nanny referral company. 

 

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

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EDITHA CORTES
 ARLINGTON 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.