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 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.

SILVER STRAND

Lucca Berggren My name is Luca Berggren and I have the privilege of joining Coronado Unified School District! For the past 12 years, I have worked with children from all backgrounds as a nanny, one-on-one Spanish tutor, assistant preschool teacher, substitute, and teacher. For the last year, I have been with the San Diego Unified School District.

Originally born in San Diego, my colorful and artistic parents moved my older brother and I to live in, at the time, a small fishing town in Mexico known as Cabo San Lucas. There I grew up for 18 years, fully embracing the culture and language as my own. When it came time for me to go to College, I moved back to San Diego for a better education and to follow my dreams whatever they may be.

In 2014, I received a Bachelor’s in Sociology from San Diego State University. After returning to community college, I began taking Child Development classes, where I then quickly realized I wanted to become a preschool teacher. I received my Master Teacher Permit in March 2019.

When I am not in a classroom, I love doing anything and everything related to arts and crafts.  I love to walk my golden retriever and hiking through the many trails in San Diego. I also enjoy sailing in the bay, snorkeling in my hometown, and dancing.