Our Staff

Our staff is a diverse group of qualified individuals who have a shared interest in early childhood education and remarkable love for children. Accredited by California State Licensing, all of our employees have completed CPR certification and received fingerprint clearances. Furthermore, each Baldwin Academy team member has been personally selected and trained in order to meet our academy's standards.



Our staff consists of kind, caring professional adults who are mindful of the specific physiological, academic and social growth of each child. Our academy prides itself on employing a combination of outstanding, long-term, dedicated individuals with eager, enthusiastic, new team members.

Mr. Herbert as he is affectionately known to the children, came to Baldwin Academy in 2007 and has been keeping pace with the busy childcare industry ever since. A native of Colombia, Mr. Herbert credits his family for his affinity for education. Raised amongst professors, deans, classrooms and syllabus, he inherited a passion for academics, and only finds himself at peace while working on new projects that constructively impact the community.

As President, and member of the board of a prestigious University in his native country, he collaborates jointly with his board in guiding the academic activities of college students. Through this experience he observes a very clear correlation between a solid early education, good habit formation and the professional performance of the individual.

Amongst his most treasured qualities found in all individuals are his/her ethical stands, responsibility and his/her use of common sense. As a Family Man, Mr. Herbert enjoys spending evenings around the dinner table with his wife Dana, and his two boys, Sebastian and Gabriel or working around his farm with his many animals and his orchard on the weekends. He finds gratitude in providing a school that truly addresses the needs of modern communities, the families that structure them and those of its children.

Miss Darla, our director, very calmly and confidently keeps Baldwin Academy organized and running smoothly each day. She is a graduate of Mount San Antonio College and has worked at Baldwin Academy since 2008. She worked as a preschool teacher for ten years, and when she first came to Baldwin, she worked as teacher for the Canaries. Mr. Herbert recognized her strong leadership and managerial skills and offered her a position on the administrative staff. Her love for children helps to keep the Academy focused on what is truly important for each youngster’s physical, social, emotional, and academic growth. Her cheery disposition brings a sense of happiness and wellbeing to our campus. She is excited and delighted to be working with the children and families of Baldwin Academy.

Miss Linda, is our lovely Assistant Director. She has been working with young children for many years and finds That There is always something new to learn in every educational situation. She is fascinated with the unique program Baldwin provides for its children and families. In her free time, she loves spending time with her children and adorable grandson. Miss Linda has her Associates Degree in Child Development and has many years‘ experience with children. She even has experience working for a few large companies.


Miss Christa, starts each morning at Baldwin in the comfortable world of our Bluebirds. Interacting with babies as they enjoy, toys, songs, and books, she is confident and calm, ready to navigate the day as the children learn, sing and play! Miss Christa playfully, shares songs and animated movements, and is happy to see the little smiles inspired by the surprise of an imagined Crocodile! Miss Christa and her positive outlook and fun loving personality are certainly a match for our Bluebird team and their energetic approach to education!

Miss Jasmine, smiles each day as she welcomes the very little ones into the Bluebird house. She loves their hugs and smiles. Throughout her school years, she had many great teachers and her goal is to be a positive influence in children’s lives in the same way that teachers touched her life. She loves bringing something new each day to the Parakeets and knowing that she can make a difference in every child’s life

Miss Pilar, offers a great sense of stability to our infant program. The day-to-day effectiveness of her presence is assured by her attention to detail in the daily routine of each and every child. Her tenure of nearly twenty years with Our Academy combined with her vast experience in working with Our Infant Program is not to be out-shined by her being an active mother of three! This resume’ in and of itself, ensures confidence that each of the children she welcomes to The Bluebird Program will be expertly cared for, nurtured and helped to develop magnificently.

Miss Caitlin, truly enjoys being a part of the children’s lives here at Baldwin Academy. She is thrilled to be able to watch children grow and meet different important milestones in their young lives. Some of Miss Caitlin’s favorite things to do are going to the beach, and taking walks. She looks forward to sharing her love of the outdoors with the students in the Parakeets House. You can often find her smiling because she enjoys her works and finds it rewarding to make a positive difference in young people’s lives.

Miss Ada, works in the Parakeet house she eagerly welcomes the children as they begin each day. She’s reliable and consistent, she can be counted on for cheerfulness and optimism as she teaches with positive assurance that each day is a great day, finding learning and playing together with the children is truly rewarding. Miss Ada has her Associate Teacher Permit, has many years’ experience as a preschool teacher. She enjoys being with her husband and family.

Miss Natalie, sweetly interacts with the one-year-old children, gently attending to their needs with an ever present smile and soothing personality. Happy to shower the little ones with love and always ready to spend the day reading, singing and playing, her sincerity and genuine interest in Our Parakeets is prevalent throughout her day. Loving each expression, all of the antics and the fun, with Miss Natalie on board, the giggles and the grins are sure to be in store for everyone!

Miss Karen, Sweetly interacts with the one-year-old children, gently attending to their needs with an ever present beam and soothing personality. Happy to shower the little ones with love, and always ready to spend the day reading, singing and playing, her sincerity and genuine interest in our Parakeets is prevalant throughtout her day.

Miss Laura, motivates the children in the Canaries House each day to explore the world around them. In turn, she finds herself motivated by watching their joy as they discover and learn new things. She enjoys working with the children and is ready and willing to be a helper to all. She enjoys creating homemade baked goods with her daughter, and loves just being with her family.

Miss Atenas, motivated by her love of the Canary children, excels at keeping the two-year-old program running smoothly, taking extra care to see to it that everything is neat, clean and well organized for the busy birds. Her contributions to the program are innumerable and our gratitiude immense, whether assisiting teachers, attending to program tasks, or tidying up after lunch, she is ready and willing and very welcomed helper to all.

Miss Ana, energetically begins each day in the Robins Program, encouraging a love of learning and curiosity about the world for all the children in her care. She is patient, caring gualified teacher who loves to bring creative ideals and gives lots of hugs. Watching the children. Watching the children gain new concepts makes each day joyous and fulfilling for this caring teacher.

Miss Jennie, has a passion working with young children and displays that in all the Baldwin House's. She enjoys seeing children learn and grow while developing a strong sense of self and discovering the world around them.

Miss Amy, brings sunshine to our Big Nest House, as she happily greets her students each day. Reliable and consistent, she can be counted on for cheerfulness and optimism as she teaches with the positive assurance that each day is a great day when you make it that way! With our unique program and the ability to utilize the community in her teaching, she makes the most of each outing and neighborhood experience. Knowing that our evolving little learners are getting ready to flutter their pre-school wings and eventually land in the grade school world, she helps cultivate their character, independent thinking, creativity and resourcefulness, as well as a number of other necessities, that will make our graduates successful and Our Baldwin Academy Family Proud!

Miss Cynthia, thoughtfully and quietly approaches her students in the Big Nest, looking forward to encouraging them throughout the day. She enjoys guiding them in art projects and listening to them at share time. This is a patient teacher whose favorite part of working with children is that she learns right alongside them.

Mr. Charles, eagerly welcomes the Big Nesters as they begin each day. He finds learning and playing together with the children truly rewarding. A dedicated teacher assistant, makes friendliness contagious, constantly sharing his warm smile and easy nature with our parents, children and his fellow Baldwin Employess.

Miss Morgan, cares deeply for each of the children in The Robins and Big Nest houses. As a Teacher's aid, she brings great energy and enthusiasm To Baldwin academy. In her free time she loves to read and is very involved in cheerleading. Go Team! Miss Morgan is a student at Southwestern College studying Child Development, Hospitality and is working on a Minor in languages.

Miss Marquita, enters the Canaries House each day eager to work with the children and watch them grow. She gets the biggest kick out of the funny things the children say! Outside of class, she likes to go to the movies and listen to music. She also likes to collect crystals. Miss Marguita attends San Diego Mesa College working on her Associates Degree in Child Development. Her future goal is to obtoin a degree as a Single Subject teacher and in Social Work.