Our Power Learning Program is a support to students who are struggling in math or language arts. They receive individualized instruction in a one-to-one or small group environment on a daily basis to build skills and confidence in this academic area. The additional cost for this program is much more affordable than outside tutoring. See this article for the benefits of this type of instruction.
Mrs. Susie Shuster
Mrs. Shuster has been married for 32 years. Her son is an alumnus of ECS and recently graduated from UC Irvine. Mrs. Shuster has been with ECS for 14 years and has been a part of the PLP since its inception. She has taught math, grades 1-8, in PLP and through private tutoring for the past 10 years. Mrs. Shuster loves working with children and watching them gain success in math. She enjoys gardening, reading, and camping.
Mrs. Audra Preston
Mrs. Preston is the mother of two boys and feels very blessed to be working at ECS. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from National University which led her to begin her career of working with children in the field of social work. In addition she has enjoyed working with children of all ages for many years as a teachers' aide, substitute teacher, and tutor. She especially delights in helping children learn new things and achieve their goals. In her spare time she enjoys camping, cooking, the beach, and entertaining friends and family.
Mr. Ruben Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguez is a San Diego native, growing up in National City and moving to Escondido when he was in 4th grade. A graduate of San Pasqual High School, Mr. Rodriguez holds a bachelor's degree from Cal State San Marcos. Before coming to ECS, he taught high schoolers at Maranatha Christian School for 4 years. Mr. Rodriguez has been married to Kim, who works in our preschool, for 13 years and they have 3 children who all attend ECS. Mr. Rodriguez enjoys playing music in church, surfing, riding his Harley and hanging out with his family.
Mrs. Heather Harrington
Mrs. Harrington is very excited to be joining the ECS staff. She is joining us from Washington State, where she obtained a degree in Elementary and Special education from Western Washington University. She also holds a California state credential. Mrs. Harrington believes that education should be tailored to each individuals needs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and cat Bono, exploring the great outdoors, reading a good book, eating delicious food, and cheering on the Seahawks. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 John 3:18.