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“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Mrs. Lyles • Principal
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 19 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 402      » elyles@zionanaheim.org       

“I have wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old.  I’ve had awesome teachers who inspired me along my journey and I love being able to pass that passion along to the students at our school. I graduated with my Bachelors degree at California State University, Long Beach, and received my California Credential at California State University, Fullerton. I earned my Master of Arts degree at Concordia University, Irvine. I have worked at Zion for nineteen years, and I love it!”

Mrs. Justice • Kindergarten
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 9 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 510      » bjustice@zionanaheim.org       » Kindergarten Class Site

I had the opportunity to teach many grade levels as a substitute teacher for one year after graduating from California State University, Long Beach.  I received my Bachelors Degree and my CA Teaching Credentials in 2011.  When I started the Teaching program I knew I wanted to teach Kindergarten.  I was able to work with all different age groups as a Substitute Teacher but there was always a special place in my heart for Kindergartners.  I have been so blessed to have watched the growth of my Kindergarten students here at Zion and will continue to do my best to guide them toward success.

Mrs. Tordil • 1st Grade
M.S., CA Teaching Credential • 10 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 404      » gtordil@zionanaheim.org      » 1st Grade Class Site

“I feel so blessed to be able to teach at Zion this year. I take such joy in being able to inspire my students to grow in their knowledge and faith each day. I am looking forward to getting to know all of my students and to help them grow in the skills that will make them successful this year.

As a student, I attended Zion Lutheran for elementary school, Orange Lutheran for high school and I received my college degree and a teaching credential from California State University Fullerton.

I had an amazing experience at Zion as a student and love being a part of making Zion a great place for the students of today.”

Ms. Dippner • 2nd Grade
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 2 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 404      » ddippner@zionanaheim.org      » 2nd Grade Class Site

Hello Zion Family, I am so excited to be your second-grade teacher!

“I feel incredibly blessed to be part of a warm and welcoming school. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A in Child Development, a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Education. I love being an educator because it makes you a lifelong learner. Through teaching, I learn from my students every day. I aspire to educate students through an inclusive environment and with the word of God. I am looking forward to getting to know all my students and guide them through a successful year.”

Mrs. Robbins • 3rd Grade
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 30 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 508      » jrobbins@zionanaheim.org      » 3rd Grade Class Site

As a student, I attended Lutheran schools from kindergarten through college, and I’ve been teaching in Lutheran schools since 1993. I’m excited to join the ministry team at Zion!

My family and I live in Yorba Linda, and we enjoy taking road trips to visit family and see God’s creation. When I have some time to myself, I love to read. I pray that when students leave my classroom, they have a deeper understanding of how much God loves them and know that He has a plan for them.

Mrs. Ortega• 4/5th Grade
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 4 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 405      » eortega@zionanaheim.org       » 4/5th Grade Class Site

I have had the pleasure of investing in students’ lives and futures for the past decade in various school capacities, as I trained for and then became a teacher. My absolute favorite thing about the field of teaching is the opportunity to help students grow their creativity and awareness of their gifts in a fun, caring environment. I have taught many different grade levels, from first grade to 8th grade, and have enjoyed them all in different ways. I am excited to be a part of the Zion family this year and cant wait to see what learning adventures we will have together!

Mr. Marousek • 6th Grade
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 410      » kmarousek@zionanaheim.org       » 6th Grade Class Site

Kevin Marousek is a native Southern Californian. Baptized and confirmed Lutheran, Mr. Marousek attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. His first experience teaching was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central Asia. He has taught at Lutheran schools in Cerritos and San Diego, as well as the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, CA. His favorite part of teaching are those moments when students grasp and master concepts for the first time. In 2019 he was married to Susan (who serves as Zion’s ECEC director). Mr. Marousek’s hobbies and interests include reading, technology, vinyl records, and trying to figure out how to teach his two cats to not climb on the curtains or scratch the furniture.

Mrs. Singleton • 7th/8th Grade
B.A., MO Teaching Credential, and ACSI Certified, 7 years teaching experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 506      » asingleton@zionanaheim.org      » 7th/8th Grade Class Site

I am so excited to begin this new chapter in my life here at Zion. I attended  College of the Ozarks in Missouri where I grew up. I did not set out to be a teacher, but God called me to this profession without a doubt. I absolutely love teaching junior high students! I aspire to educate students to make our world a better place; not only for others but for themselves as well. My prayer is that they go out throughout the nations and spread the love of Jesus to all. I love anything nature-related, reading, animals, and family.

Mrs. Johnson • 7th/8th Grade
B.A., Min Teaching Credentials • 7 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 505      » ajohnson@zionanaheim.org      » 7th/8th Grade Class Site

“I am so excited to serve in my new role here at Zion. I have served at Zion the past six years as a substitute teacher and have greatly enjoyed being part of the Zion family! Last year, I also added resource tutor to responsibilities and I am excited that I can continue to serve in this role. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, where I developed my passion for teaching others about Jesus and sharing my love for books.

Miss. Vargas • Kindergarten – 8th Grade Resource Teacher
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 409      »lvargas@zionanaheim.org     

“I am thrilled about my role as resource teacher here at Zion Lutheran!  At a young age I have traveled to Nepal and The Philippines sharing the gospel of Jesus that transforms lives! I spent two years as a substitute teacher on the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii. These experiences led me to the realization I could no longer ignore my gift and passion for teaching! I am thankful for the amazing individuals who have spoken truth into my life and have encouraged me to be here today. I love spending time laughing with my family and friends, watching Formula 1, and sewing. I am honored to be part of these students’ lives and speak truth into their identity and unique giftings!”

Mrs. McLellan
School Secretary
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 400      » ymclellan@zionanaheim.org
Mrs. Nadeau
Registrar • Facts Tuition
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 402      » anadeau@zionanaheim.org
Mrs. Jacobson
SAC & SDC Director
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 501      » ajacobson@zionanaheim.org