“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Mrs. Lyles • Acting Principal
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 18 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 402 » firstname.lastname@example.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 eighteen years, and I love it!”
Mrs. Justice • Kindergarten
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 9 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 510 » email@example.com » 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. Hallett • Kindergarten Aide
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 11 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 512 » firstname.lastname@example.org » Kindergarten Class Site
My teaching career started in 2002 at Zion in 2nd Grade. I took a few years off to focus on my family. It is a privilege to be at Zion and part of a team that serves families and strives to not only educate but prepares the next generation to impact the world for Christ!
Mrs. Tordil • 1st Grade
M.S., CA Teaching Credential • 10 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 404 » email@example.com » 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.”
Mrs. Cristea • 2nd Grade
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 5 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 404 » firstname.lastname@example.org » 2nd Grade Class Site
Hello wonderful families! I am excited to be your second-grade teacher!
This will be my fifth year of teaching. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Fullerton in 2007, and my Master’s degree and multiple subject teaching credential at Whittier College in 2009. I have spent the last five years creating books and classroom materials, and I look forward to sharing the joy of learning with my students.
I feel very fortunate to work alongside such dedicated and warm-hearted teachers. Zion Lutheran is such a wonderful place, and I look forward to being a part of such a welcoming community.
Mrs. Christine • 3rd Grade
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 16 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 508 » email@example.com » 3rd Grade Class Site
As a student, I attended St. John’s Elementary School, Orange Lutheran High School, Hope International for my Bachelor’s, and Concordia University for my Master’s.
In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, tennis, baking, and traveling with my family.
I am excited to join the Zion family this year, as the third-grade teacher.
Miss Root • 4th Grade
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 3 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 405 » firstname.lastname@example.org » 4th Grade Class Site
I am a product of the Lutheran school system – attended Christ Lutheran, Orange Lutheran, and received my teaching credential from Concordia University, Irvine. Teaching in a Lutheran school seemed natural to me. I love being able to form positive relationships with students, helping them to learn and grow, and most importantly sharing the word of God with them. I was first introduced to Zion Lutheran when I student taught in Mrs. Tordil’s first-grade class in October 2017. After student teaching; I moved to Kent, Washington to take my first call where I taught a 3rd and 4th-grade combination class. I had such a fun, positive student teaching experience and I am equally honored and excited to return to Zion and be part of an amazing community.
Mrs. Marinaccio • 5th/6th Grade
M.A., CA Teaching Credential • 7 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 410 » email@example.com » 5th/6th Grade Class Site
I have been serving at Zion for the past 7 years. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in English, a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, and recently completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on 21st Century Learning. I help lead the 4th and 5th-grade Battle of the Books team. I coach the 4th-6th and 7th-8th girls’ basketball teams. I love reading, watching movies, and hiking as often as I can.
Ms. Stewart • 7th/8th Grade
B.A., CA Teaching Credential • 23 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 506 » firstname.lastname@example.org » 7th/8th Grade Class Site
I have had the privilege of attending Lutheran schools my whole life. I attended Prince of Peace Lutheran (Anaheim), Lutheran High School of Orange, and Concordia University Irvine. I received my Bachelors Degree from Concordia University. I began teaching here at Zion in 1998 as one of the 3rd-grade teachers. In 2001, I moved up into the Jr. High, where I have had the opportunity to see the students grow into young adults. As a student, I knew teaching was something that I would love to do because of the incredible teachers that I had in school. I feel honored and blessed to be here at Zion for so many years.
Mrs. Johnson • 7th/8th Grade • Resource Teacher
B.A., Min Teaching Credentials • 7 Years Teaching Experience
(714) 535-3600 Ext. 505 » email@example.com » 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.