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ECEC Staff

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“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Mrs. Susan Marousek • ECEC Director

“I am so excited to begin my 3rd year here at Zion. I have 17 years of experience teaching kindergarten and 13 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 have been married to Kevin Marousek, one of Zion’s Elementary teachers, since 2020.  I enjoy being part of the Zion family and sharing the love of Jesus.”

(714) 535-1172

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 entering Junior High.  I am bilingual and enjoy spending time with my family.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

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. We love going to the beach and spending time together.  I have 2 young adult children and have been married to my husband Craig for over 24 years.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

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 graduating 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

Mrs. Jasmine Ocampo

I have been part of the Zion Family since March 2019.  I teach the two-year olds.  I have a son who attended Zion ECEC.  In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling to new places.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

Ms. Serena Burns

I have been working with children since 2017. I have 3 little blessings of my own who also attend Zion Lutheran. I can’t wait to play a part in raising God’s children to be disciples of his kingdom. I strive to help each child grow, not only in their academics but in their relationships with others and with God. It is God’s plan that we “train up a child in the way he should go; so even when he’s old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 I’m excited for my journey with Zion and building bonds to last a lifetime. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my children, try new places, and enjoy life as much as I can.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

Ms. Marissa Carnahan

It is a pleasure to be a part of the Zion ECEC family.  I have the opportunity to float from classroom to classroom and get to know all the teachers, students, and parents. I graduated from Concordia university Irvine in 2014 with a BA in early childhood and a music minor. I have been working in a preschool setting since 2015. I am fluent in English and Japanese and my family still resides in Japan. In my free time I train on the ice as a figure skater, I enjoy reading, doing lots of different forms of art.”

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300

Ms. Breeana Martinez

I have been working at Zion for the past two summers and it has been an absolute joy. I am so happy to now start my first school year at Zion aiding with the two year olds. In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the lake, and reading.

(714) 535-3600 Ext. 300