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ECEC Staff

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“CHILDREN ARE A HERITAGE FROM THE LORD, OFFSPRING A REWARD FROM HIM.” PSALM 127:3

Mrs. Susan Marousek • ECEC Director

“I am so excited to begin my ministry here at Zion. I join you with 17 years of experience teaching kindergarten and 11 years as a preschool director. I have my BA in Elementary  Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education as well as a Multi-Subject teaching credential all from Concordia University in Irvine. I earned my MA in curriculum and instruction in 2010. I have two young adult children from my late husband. I recently married my husband, Kevin Marousek. I look forward to being part of the Zion family and sharing the love of Jesus.”

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

smarousek@zionanaheim.org

Mrs. Sylvia Rojas

“I have been with Zion for over 30 amazing years and have the wonderful opportunity to teach the early 3-year-olds class. One of the most treasured memories I have at ECEC was being able to watch my daughter, Sofia, as she experienced ECEC herself. She is now in 5th Grade. I am bilingual and enjoy traveling to Peru to visit my family.”

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

srojas@zionanaheim.org

Mrs. Andrea Irby

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was very young. I enjoy helping children learn and grow. I went to California State University, Fullerton, and have been teaching for over 20 years at Zion. When I am not teaching, I am busy with my family. I love watching my son, Logan, play baseball, and like to see my daughter, Julia, in her dance recitals. I have been married to my husband Craig for over 19 years and our family is proud to be a part of the Zion Family”

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

airby@zionanaheim.org

Mrs. Linda Vonderloh

“I have spent 30 plus amazing years as a teacher educating and caring for children in Pre-k, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. My first job was at Zion as an afternoon aid at the Preschool.  That was when I knew I wanted to work with children.  After graduation from college and working at other Pre-schools I was blessed to return to Zion as a Pre-k teacher in 2014.  I am inspired and excited by my students each day. In my free time, my husband and I enjoy camping, fishing, and boating.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

lvonderloh@zionanaheim.org

Miss Citlali Ayala

I joined the  Zion ECEC family in May of 2020. I have been teaching for a little over six years now. I am currently helping the littles in the two-year-old classroom. Watching children grow has always been the biggest highlight of working with kids. They are full of joy, laughter, and lots of love daily. I am a CSUF alumnus, with a bachelor’s in Child & Adolescent Development. For fun, I enjoy painting, listening to music, and going to Disneyland.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

cayala@zionanaheim.org

Mrs. Jasmine Ocampo

I’m very blessed to be part of Zion ECEC since early 2019. I’ve been teaching for four years. I currently teach the Two-year-olds class. I love working with them and their curiosity. In my free time, I enjoy going for walks at the beach with my family. 

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

jocampo@zionanaheim.org

Mrs. Nina Lutz

I am so pleased to have been part of the staff at Zion ECEC since early 2019 and am currently the afternoon teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten class. Preparing these children to eventually enter kindergarten is a job I love! Most of all, I aim to stress the importance of their relationship with Jesus and that He loves them unconditionally.

I attended Lutheran schools growing up, and going into Lutheran education was something I’d had a yearning for, even from a very early age.  I trained to be an elementary teacher and taught in Lutheran elementary schools for many years. However, I found myself more interested in the younger child and gradually switched over to preschool teaching after attending school for it. And I really love it!

 

My home and family are very dear to me. My husband Alan and I have been married for over 40 years and we have two grown children, Ryan and Kristiana. In my time away from school, I enjoy gardening, reading, taking online classes, and watching British series and old movies.  My 3 cats and dog are a vital part of my life, too-can’t imagine life without pets!!!

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

nlutz@zionanaheim.org