Our Staff

Meet the Teachers

CROWN

Eileen Rodriguez is a San Diego Native.  She has 3 kids, one daughter who graduated from Coronado Unified School District and is now married and attending Northridge State University, one son who is currently attending Coronado High School, and one daughter who is currently attending Coronado Middle School. 

Eileen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development, which she received from San Diego State University where she also worked for 4 years in the Child Development Center on Campus as a Teacher and Administrative Assistant.  She then went on to work for a program called SpecialCare where she worked with medically fragile children. 

In 2000 she came to work for the Coronado Unified School District where she started the State Preschool/Special Ed Inclusion Program for the district.  She worked for Village Elementary for 13 years and then transferred to Silver Strand Elementary where she taught the State Preschool Program for 5 years. She currently teaches at Crown Preschool. 

Zulya Nuñez is a bilingual San Diego Native, and currently holds a teacher permit through the California credentialing program. Zulya recetnly obtainted a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from Point Loma Navarene University. She is married with three children, all of whom attend schools in the Coronado Unified School District. 

Zulya served for Girls Scouts San Diego in various capacities including Service Unit Manager for more than five years. She has volunteered and interned in several schools, such as VIP Village, Stephen Hawking Charter School, MAOF Preschool, and the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. Zulya came to work for Coronado Unified school district in the summer of 2018 as a Child Development assistant for Silver Strand Preschool under the guidance of Eileen Rodriguez. She is thrilled to carry out her passion of teaching early education at Crown Preschool.

SILVER STRAND

Lucca Berggren has worked with children from all backgrounds as a nanny, one-on-one Spanish tutor, assistant preschool teacher, substitute, and teacher, over the past 12 years.

Originally born in San Diego, her colorful and artistic parents moved her older sibling and herself to live in, at the time, a small fishing town in Mexico known as Cabo San Lucas. There she grew up for 18 years, fully embracing the culture and language. When it came time to go to College, she moved back to San Diego to pursue a Bachelor’s in Sociology from San Diego State University. After obtaining her degree, she began taking Child Development classes, where she quickly realized she wanted to become a preschool teacher and received her Master Teacher Permit in March 2019.

When not in the classroom, she loves doing anything related to arts and crafts, walking her golden retriever, and hiking through the many trails in San Diego. Luca also enjoys sailing in the bay, snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas her hometown, and dancing.