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Meet Melody's Pond Staff

Mirna Bymaster

Administrative Director

Meet Mirna Bymaster. Mirna attended Contra Costa College and Patten University where she obtained a Liberal Arts, History, and Political Science degrees. Mirna Also studied Applied Music and Early Childhood Education and has over 13 years of preschool teaching experience.

“I love helping children explore and discover their inner confidence and enthusiasm. One of my many goals is for them to have a strong foundation for furthering their academic and social success in Kindergarten”

Johanna Jimenez

Teacher Assistant

Leila Melara


Meet Leila Melara. She is a retired grandmother of eight beautiful kiddos. She loves spending time with her grand kids and continues to be part of their daily lives and does after school pick ups. At melody’s Pond, Leila loves spending time with the infant and toddler children in our care.

Brijane'e Brown

Seasonal Assistant

"I am really nice and sweet and great with kids, I use to help at the same daycare I went to when I was younger so I have experience with all ages including infants . I have a lot of patience and can be really helpful. "

Daniela Melara

Seasonal Assistant

Meet Daniela Melara. She graduated from El Cerrito High School in 2017. She currently attends Riverside University where she is an English major. Previous teaching experience include working at Little Dream Chasers Academy from 2017-2018 and Melody’s Pond from 2016-current. Daniela is CPR and First Aid certify.

“It makes me so happy to know that working with children I am making a personal difference in their lives.”

Staff Community Contributions

Our staff at Melody's Pond Preschool are more than just childcare workers and teachers. They contribute their time and efforts for the growth of their communities. They hold leadership positions and oversee different committees within their volunteer work.    

Mirna Bymaster

Mirna currently is active with The Boys Scouts of America as a Lion Den leader, Pack Chaplain, and has recently taken on the role as Cubmaster for Pack 134 in El Sobrante.

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Leila Melara

Leila currently holds a deacon position at her local church. She is also the church's treasurer and is involved in the women’s ministry helping to organize monthly outreaches to their community.

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