Welcome to Crown Preschool
Crown Preschool fulfills the original vision for Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) to provide a complete education as a lifelong foundation for our community’s children. The curriculum integrates with existing CUSD curricula and combines it with learning designed to enhance cognitive development and establish the basic building blocks for a successful education for 21st century learners.
The school serves both full-time and part-time preschool students. Our classroom teachers, Brenna Belknap and Lindsay Kennedy, are multiple-subject credentialed teachers. Crown Preschool also employs part-time preschool teacher assistants. All of the staff have preschool child development permits issued through the State of California. Preschool teacher assistants also teach in our extended day program. Crown Preschool’s primary focus is to prepare children for kindergarten and eventually graduation from Coronado High School. We are happy to provide families in the community the option of a quality early education setting in our own neighborhood.
Our Mission Statement
To reach out to our community sow the seeds of our young children nourish their development socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally – and grow them into vibrant, healthy contributors to our world.
Meet our Director
Lisa Alonso is originally from Walnut, in Los Angeles county, CA. In 2005, she began her career as a preschool teacher for Charter Oak Unified School District, Los Angeles Universal Preschool Program. During that time, she was recognized as an L.A. County Preschool teacher of the Year in 2009. In 2010 she relocated to North County San Diego where she worked for Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. a non-profit preschool program. There she worked in San Marcos and Vista Unified overseeing State funded classrooms. Later in the same year, she accepted a position as a Center Administrator for the San Diego Unified Early Education program. While working for SDUSD, she oversaw multiple full day, full year toddler and preschool centers for 7 years before joining Coronado Unified.
Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton as well as a master's degree in Child Development from La Verne University. She has been in the preschool profession for the past 14 years.
Currently, Lisa resides in Point Loma with her cat and dog, Lucy and Ricky. When not at work, she enjoys Disneyland, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
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 is very excited to be back on the Island and cannot wait to start the new school year!
Zulya Nuñez is a bilingual San Diego Native, currently holding a teacher permit through the California credentialing program. Zulya currently attends Point Loma Nazarene University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Child Development fall 2019. She is married with three children, all of whom will be attending school in the Coronado Unified School District.
She 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 San Ysidro School District, 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. Lastly, she served in the position of Lead Teacher during the 2019 Summer. She is thrilled to begin her new journey with Crown Preschool.