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 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. You can count on Linda to assist you for every need that comes your way. Always with a happy smile to show the love to all the children everyday!


Mrs Pilar, has been dedicated to Baldwin for over 24 years, with grand experience taking excellent care of the infants. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.

Mrs Ana, teaches the one year olds with great joy and enthusiasm! She has two grown children and two grand children.

Miss Christa, likes to listen to the children singing the "Bumble Bee" song. Born in South Korea and adopted at 4 years old, when she came to the United States

Miss Morgan, has a bubbly personality, you will find her always playing with the children! Presently continuing her education.

Miss Caitlin, has a flair for teaching young children and likes to open their creative minds. She has 14 siblings, 12 of which were adopted, her being one of them.

Mr Charles, likes to make a positive example to all of the children. He can be very silly every chance he gets!

Miss Angela, has a soft spoken disposition with a kindness for young children. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Miss Rene, really enjoys working with young children and seeing their development grow each and every day. A San Diego native being the only child in her family.

Mrs Kim, is always ready to engage with all our energetic children! She was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States when she was 9 years old.

Mrs Erica, with a sweet smile, has worked with preschool children for over 7 years, within various ages groups. Enjoys spending time with her 3 children.

Miss Karen, is very creative and organized when it comes to teaching young children. You will always see her engaged with the children and everyone enjoying a playful activity.

Mrs Cathy, surrounds the children with great enthusiasm and pleasurable happiness. She grew up in Staten Island, N.Y.

Miss Ashley, is always smiling especially when she sees and plays with the little ones. What a Thrill to experience, she exclaims!!!

Mrs. Graciela, excels at keeping the two-year-old program running, taking extra care to clean and be busy in the kitchen preparing all the daily snacks.

Mrs Amy, is a well seasoned teacher working in this field for over 10 years. Her amazing teaching skills and patience with the 4 and 5 year olds is Stupendous. Her laugh is infectious!

Ms. Maru, enjoys playing with the Bluebirds babies, observing all their daily development. Such a joy to have Maru with us!