Imelda earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Philippines. She completed both her elementary and preschool Montessori training at the Montessori Teacher Education Center in San Leandro.
She has been with Early Learning Institute since 1988, currently serving as director of the Hacienda Child Development Center, having previously served as a preschool head teacher there and at the HeadsUp! Child Development center in San Jose, as well as an elementary head teacher at the Hacienda School. She lives in Livermore and has two sons who are graduates of HeadsUp!® and Hacienda School.