Sylvanda Padilla has been a member of the Harbor Day School community since 2010. Being the Admission and Enrollment Coordinator, Mrs. Padilla is the first welcoming presence and contact for many families. Here are some fun and interesting facts about her. Why did you join Harbor Day School?
When I first interviewed, everyone I met was friendly, had big smiles, and you could see how much they enjoyed working here at Harbor Day. My colleagues and the students/families I've worked with over the last 12 years have been great, and I've made many fond memories.
What excites you about working at Harbor Day?
I love working at an elementary school where students enjoy learning and faculty enjoy teaching and collaborating. There are so many neat programs, field trips, enrichment opportunities, and day-to-day education that makes HDS very special.
What is your favorite event or tradition at Harbor Day?
The Back-to-School Picnic is my favorite HDS event that I look forward to each year. I love seeing everyone so happy and excited about the new school year; myself included! It's always a lot of fun, and Pie N' Burger is the best.
How do you spend your free time?
At the Happiest Place on Earth—Disneyland! I go 2-3 times a month with my husband and our two-year-old son, Jett.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I dislike running, but I enjoyed completing the OC Beach Cities Half-Marathon Challenge and the So Cal Ragnar Relay from Huntington Beach to San Diego.