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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
Three-and-four-year-old Purple Hummingbird 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!
Assistant Site Director/Teacher
Three-and-four-year-old Bluebird Class
B.A., University of Alaska
M.A., University of San Diego
Jolene Kearns has been teaching children of all ages in both public and private schools for the last 20 years. In addition to her background in early childhood education, Jolene holds a California State teaching credential and is a former transitional kindergarten teacher. She has also taught music to children in preschool through 8th grade for private schools in the Greater San Diego area. Jolene enjoys using her training in performing arts to infuse her early learning classrooms with unique and inspiring explorations in art, music and dramatic play. She feels very excited and blessed to join the community at Point Loma Nazarene University and understands what is like to be a busy parent since she is also raising 3 teenagers with her husband of almost 25 years.
Three-and-four-year-old Green Hummingbird Class
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.
Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University
Vonda Rodeheaver brings more than 30 years of administrative assistant experience to the ECLC. She has a B.A. degree in Child and Adolescent Development as well as an A.A.S. degree in Business Administration. She has been employed by the university for the past 25 years and brings experience both in child development as well as business acumen. She has a long-standing relationship with the ECLC. Her three young adult children attended the Center and she has worked at the Center for 15 plus years. She loves being a pastor’s wife and being involved in children’s, women’s and worship ministries. She loves to read and garden. Vonda thoroughly enjoys working with the university students, faculty and families of the center.