Meet Our Staff

Our Mission is to ensure that all of our children get the best educational experience possible!

Jill Eckers-Rudin

My name is Jill Eckers-Rudin, I have over 30 years’ experience in education. I am super excited to be back in a place that feels like home. I have worked as an assistant director, director, curriculum specialist, teacher over the years. I previously worked in preschool as assistant when it was Early Childhood Ministries and I am looking forward to a long relationship between preschool, church, parents, teachers and students. I know it will be filled with fun, academic and Christian adventures.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have been in Florida since 2002. I have a M.S. in Educational Leadership.

Dawn DeLena
Assistant Director

I lived in Coral Springs most of my life. I have two wonderful children who attended Christ Church Preschool. Gabriella, 22, attends Endicott College in Boston and Riley, 19, attends Stoneman Douglas High school here in Coral Springs. I joined the staff back in 2004 as a substitute teacher. I loved it so much that the following year I became a VPK teacher. I became the Assistant Director in July 2013. I am so blessed to be a part of Christ Church Preschool.

Donna Emperador
Office Manager

I am originally from NY. I have been living in Florida for the past 20 years. I moved down to attend Nova University for my Masters in Family Therapy. I started working at Christ Church Preschool 3 years ago, but have been a member of the Christ Church Preschool family since 2002 when my son started here in the toddler class. I started part time in the cubs’ class, but now I mainly substitute when teachers are out. I love subbing because I get to work with all different ages and watch the children learn and grow.