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Susan DeCristofaro Rogers
B.A. and M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University
Susan DeCristofaro Rogers feels fortunate to be serving the ECLC as academic director. When she was a college student, the ECLC became an extremely influential aspect of her training. Later, both her children attended the ECLC. As a parent, Rogers feels the ECLC played a vital part in her children’s development emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically. PLNU is truly blessed to have a laboratory school on campus. It is a classroom within a classroom.
Rogers also teaches early childhood courses for the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Family Sciences: Early Childhood Education, Administration in Early Childhood Education, and Development of Children with Special Needs. She has a B.A. in child development and a M.A. in teaching and learning. Rogers enjoys walking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Emma M. Ah Sing
Site Director/Laboratory Teacher, Four-year-old Class
B.A., California State University, Chico
M.A., California State University, Fresno
Emma M. Ah Sing has enjoyed a teaching career working with preschool through 12th grade students in a variety of teaching roles for the past 25 years. She also speaks Spanish and knows some sign language, is a lifelong learner, and finds joy in knowledge and discovery. Ah Sing holds a cleared elementary California teaching credential as well as a cleared credential for Spanish as a single subject. She is a San Diego native, married to a retired Air Force technical sergeant, and mother of five grown children. She is excited to be working with children and families at the ECLC!
Laboratory Teacher, Three-year-old class
M.A., Claremont Graduate University
Tabitha Groves is so thankful to be back at her Alma Mater as the three
year old Laboratory Teacher for the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC).
She has a true love for working with young children and college students
within the higher education setting. She received her bachelor's degree in
child and adolescent development at PLNU and recently completed her Master
of Arts degree in education at Claremont Graduate University. She has over
five years of experience working with children ranging from preschool to
junior high. She has a passion for working alongside college students in
order to achieve their academic goals and expand their understanding of
children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
Ms. Groves feels so humbled to be teaching at the ECLC. She loves getting
to know the children, the university students and the community. She loves
the beach, her friends, her family and sharing the love of Jesus!
Patricia is very excited to join the Point Loma Nazarene University Early Childhood Learning Center family. God has blessed her with an amazing wonderful family of four grown children and seven grandchildren. They are a fourth generation Point Loma family.
Patricia has a heart for children and families and has worked as an owner-operator, administrator and teacher in early childhood education for over 40 years. Her training and experience includes Montessori, Reggio Emelia and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs. Patricia has worked at the University of San Diego Manchester Family Child Development Center,a laboratory school.
She is looking forward to learning and growing in love and faith with each of the children and their families at the Center.
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University
Vonda Rodeheaver brings more than 25 years of administrative assistant experience to the ECLC. She thoroughly enjoys working with university students and the families of the center.