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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      »       

“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      »       » 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      »      » 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      »      » 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      »      » 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      »       » 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      »       » 6th Grade Class Site


Mrs. Singleton • 7th/8th Grade
B.A., MO Teaching Credential, and ACSI Certified, 7 years teaching experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 506      »      » 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 •  Resource Teacher
B.A., Min Teaching Credentials • 7 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 505      »      » 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.

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