Mrs. Jody has been at the preschool for 25 years. She taught the 3 year olds for 6 years and has been the director for 19 years. Both of her children graduated from ECS and her granddaughter now attends kindergarten here. She is very grateful and humbled that God would place her in a position to not only see her family flourish because of their foundation here, but all the many children that have called ECP and ECS their school home.
Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Nichols has been teaching at ECS for 23 years. She has loved working here and watching her students grow. She feels that her co-workers are wonderful and are truly family. Both of her children have graduated from ECS. Her daughter is a nurse and her son is teaching in Paris. Mrs. Nichols feels that she is indeed blessed and amazed daily!
Mrs. Kim Rodriguez
Mrs. Kim has been teaching in early childhood education for ten years. She has taught twos, threes, preK, and Jr. K. She has also home-schooled one of her children from second through fourth grade. She holds an A.A. in Math and Science, 28 units of early childhood education and by the end of 2015 she will hold a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education with an ACSI Credential. When she is not teaching is enjoys reading, being outside and hanging out with her family.
Green Room Pre-K Teacher
Mrs. Jackie has been in children's ministries since 1992. She has taught preschool for several years. She has also provided teacher training seminars to many other teachers. She holds an AA in Early Childhood Development and is active in serving the homeless. Mrs. Jackie enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, reading and sewing.
Blue Room Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Marissa has been at ECS and ECP for 15 years. She started on the 'big school' side as a 1st grade aide then as a kindergarten aide before being recruited to the preschool side. She and Miss Yvette have worked together for many years as team teachers in the Blue Room Pre-K class. Their team is well organized and handle our larger class very efficiently. She loves the mountains and fishing.
Blue Room Pre-K Teacher
Miss Yvette has worked with all of the age groups in her 20 years at Escondido Christian Preschool. She has a natural gifting in working with young children and as a Pre-K teacher, prepares our future kindergartners for 'big school'. A side note...she loves Hello Kitty and has a smile just as big!
Red Room Teacher
Mrs. Denise has been working with children for over 10 years. In her years as a teacher, she has taught 2's, 3's, 4's and Pre-K students. She holds her Bachleor's Degree in CHild Development from Point Loma Nazariene University. Aside from teaching, she enjoys photography, live music, traveling and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Motor Development Teacher, Services Coordinator
Martina has been involved in children's ministries for many years, having served as the ECC Children's Ministry Director, and Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. Her interests include bicycling, surfing, and Christian Music.
Yellow Room Teacher (late 2s to early 3s)
Benet Landon is incredibly excited to be working at ECS. She has a passion for Christ and for children. Over the years Benet has worked with children in a number of capacities including a summer spent working with underprivileged children in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Development at Palomar College. When she is not working or at school, Benet enjoys theater, painting, yoga, spending time with friends and family, and dabbling in special effects makeup artistry.