Mrs. Christina Kun, Preschool Director
It has been a pleasure to be called to Trinity Lutheran Church as their Preschool Director. I have served at three Lutheran church schools since earning my BA from Concordia University Portland in Elementary Education with emphasis on Early Childhood Education and a minor in Lutheran teaching. I also have my M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Irvine. Prior to receiving my BA in Education, I worked as a computer programmer, in customer service and as a computer trainer. I am married, have four children, three stepchildren, a foster daughter (my great niece), and two granddaughters.
Mrs. Jacie Ewing, Assistant Director
I have been working at this school since 2009. I taught two years in the 2 year old class then moving to the Pre-K classroom for three years. I have been the Assistant Director since 2014. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years teaching two year olds up to Kindergarten. I have been both an Assistant Director and Director. My management experience was at KinderCare. I also operated a daycare out of my home for a short period of time. I taught a 3 year old class and a Pre-K class during the two years I lived in Arizona. I attended Moorpark College taking ECE and some general education classes. I married and have three children, Kurtis, Kaden, and Destiny.
Our Youngest Class
Our Middle Class
Our Green Pre K Class
Ms. Hella and Ms. Jeanette
My name is Hella Jaeger and I have been teaching at Trinity since 2008. I have served as a teacher in one of two pre-K classes all years, co-teaching with Jacie Ewing for 3 year and I currently co-teaching with Ms. Jeanette who was an assistant for two years. I am a graduate of Aalborg University in Denmark, where I received my degree in English and International Studies in 1993. In 1996 I moved to the United States. I have taught preschool since 1998, supplementing my degree with Early Childhood Education accreditation from Santa Barbara City College as well as through the Greenville County School district in South Carolina, where I resided with my family from 2002-2008. I have taught pre-k consistently since 1998, having only left the field to take time-out as a new mom to my two daughters Isabelle and Amelia. While in Santa Barbara, I taught at the YMCA preschool in Montecito and at the First Presbyterian Church. In Greenville, South Carolina I taught at The United Methodist Church. Since our return to California in 2008 I have lived in Simi Valley with my family, and have enjoyed preparing children for Kindergarten here at Trinity.
Hi my name is Jeanette Deeth, I am currently working in the Pre K room co-teaching with Ms. Hella. I have been working with children for about 23 years. I earned my ECE Units from Moorpark College. My first job was working for a Lutheran preschool here in Simi at the age of 17, then I was at Camp Amgen and Roots and Wings both in the Conejo Valley area. I have experience with infants, toddlers and Pre K. I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Trinity Lutheran Preschool family as both a parent and teacher. Both of my children are Trinity Alumni and I have been working at Trinity Lutheran Preschool in the Pre K since 2012. To be a teacher and witness the growth of a child throughout the year is such a rewarding experience. To give a parent comfort knowing that their child will be cared for in a loving and nurturing environment is so important and I am so fortunate to be able to do that. I truly love my job.
Our Blue Pre K Class
Ms. Emily and Ms. Eileen
Ms. Emily Cruze
I started at Trinity Lutheran Preschool in 2010. Prior to joining Trinity Lutheran Preschool I worked for Trinity Lutheran Church at their summer camp for four years as well as at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in their School Age Care program. I went to California Lutheran University and graduated in 2009 with my Bachelor's in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Math then completed my CA Teaching Credentials in 2010. I am married and have one son who will be one this November!
Ms Eileen Snyder
This will be Ms. Eileen's first year as a lead teacher at Trinity Lutheran Preschool. She worked as a closing teacher in the spring of last year then was the Assistant Director of our elementary aged summer camp. Eileen has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for around 9 years. She is currently taking classes to receive a bachelor's degree in Education. She is married with two children.
Ms. Katelyn Paredes
I have worked at Trinity Lutheran Preschool since 2012. My two older sons attended Trinity Lutheran Preschool since they were two and my youngest son was born this past June.