I started my education in early childhood development back in 1994 in Frankfurt Germany. I graduated 5 years later with my degree as a State Educator in Early Childhood Development.
I have experience working with children ages 2 through 13 years old. My favorite age group to work with are pre-k children as well as school age children.I moved to California 8 years ago and started teaching at Christ Lutheran Preschool, after my youngest daughter graduated from CLP. I went back to college to add more ECE classes to my education and also added my Admin class which gave me the opportunity to start working as the Director here at Christ Lutheran. I am blessed to have found such a great group of families, children, and teachers that make it very fun and rewarding to come to work every day!
Pre-K & School-Age Teacher
Hello! My name is Rhonda Sparks and I am very excited to be apart of the teaching team at Christ Lutheran Preschool as the Pre-K Teacher. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 20 years. I have worked with all ages of development as well as various types of learning environments. My career choice led me down the rewarding path of teaching, modeling, and influencing the lives of young children. The past 6 years I have had the pleasure of working with Pre-K students. I strive daily through my teaching ethics to prepare children both developmentally and socially for their transition to Kindergarten.
After-School Care Teacher
Hello, my name is Jaden Sparks and I have lived in Orange County my whole life. I started school at La Veta Elementary, went on to Santiago Charter, and graduated in 2018 from El Modena High School. I am currently enrolled at Santiago Canyon College part-time and will major in Kinesiology or Child Development. I enjoy working and helping school-age kids with their school work and strive to give them positive strategies to help them become successful in their homework ethics. I try to keep them active with outside sports and creative activities like arts and crafts. I am very honored to be part of an amazing team of teachers and enjoy being here at Christ Lutheran!
Hi there! I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of your child's journey. A little about myself: I have been in the educational field for 13 years, I was born and raised in Orange County, am married, and I have a son - a 5th grader of my own! I graduated from Fullerton College as a certified title 22 preschool teacher. I have always felt driven and passionate about impacting children's lives and I use my experience in teaching to guide and nurture a child's learning through their developmental stages. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family. I can't wait to meet you and your child and I look forward to a great, safe school year!
Social Media Manager & Admin Support
Hi! I have a BA in Communications from California Lutheran University and I have been an administrative professional for 10 years, most recently with E! News. I am so excited to bring my talents to CLP and use social media to keep us all connected with each other and showcase this program to help it grow!