Welcome to my kindergarten grade classroom. I am glad to be your child's teacher for such an exciting year of learning. This is my twenty-sixth year of teaching (in Europe and the US). I served as a kindergarten teacher at Alhambra school district #68 (Andalucia Primary School). I earned my Elementary Education degree with emphasis in early childhood (1986) and my Master's degree (1996) in foreign languages from the State University of Moldova/Romania.  I have additional experience teaching early childhood education at the Beth El Congregation (2003-2005) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ms. Brenda Portillo

I have been a Catholic all my life, my loving Parents made sure I attend Mass asking me questions about the gospel a tradition that continued with my two sons who attend St. Matthew’s School since Kindergarten. They have grown physically and intellectually but also spiritually in this beautiful School.

 I graduate from High School in Mexico and always dreamed about going back to school and this year I take the challenge to pursuing my dream as I plan to start a career.  I’m looking forward to work as a Teacher aid with Ms. Scafaru in Kindergarten and teaching Spanish to the little ones. I feel so blessed to join St. Matthew’s staff.


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