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Caroline Ko

Caroline is passionate about fostering a creative learning experience for children. She is excited to be a part of Eastern Christian's commitment to providing a Christian education for children to learn in the classrooms and know they are created in the unique image of God. In her free time, Caroline enjoys reading, playing sports, baking,…

Sara Hook

Sara fondly recalls her own early childhood education at Eastern Christian, and is thrilled to take on a role as a preschool teacher at EC. She is dedicated to creating a classroom of little learners who love God, care for others, and seek truth in all they do. Sara has recently repatriated to the United…

Adelia Cruz

Adelia is happily married to Douglas. They have one daughter Emma who is a student at EC. Adelia is passionate about serving in a Christian school community where she can support her students in receiving a quality preschool education.

Eileen McGowan

Eileen is a loving Mother and Grandmother of 10. Eileen retired after 49 years working in Public Safety Communications and is very excited to be working in Eastern Christian School. Eileen grew up in Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church in Fair Lawn, and has lived in New Jersey her entire life.

Karyn Hytrek

Having attended EC from preschool to high school graduation, Karyn is grateful to be back in Northern New Jersey and back in the EC community. Karyn's four children (Josiah, Levi, Grace, and Caleb) are the fifth generation in their family who have been blessed by EC's education and community. Karyn is passionate about serving and…

Lynn Roukema

Lynn is happily married to Kevin Roukema. They have 2 children (Karyn and Bret). They also enjoy their 4 (so far) grandchildren. Lynn, Kevin and both of their children have graduated from EC. Lynn enjoys working with the children at Eastern Christian School. Lynn likes to travel, and she and her husband enjoy exploring wine…

Sarah Vander Wall

Sarah is married to Marcus Vander Wall, and they have two kids, Matthew and Caleb, and a crazy dog named Rocket. Sarah went to Eastern Christian from Preschool through Grade 12, and is passionate about teaching Eastern Christian's youngest learners. When not at school, Sarah loves reading, singing and leading worship at Midland Park Christian…

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Melody Zacharias

Melody is happily married to Ian Zacharias. They have three children: Eli, and twins Bennett and Emma. Melody was born and raised in NJ. She attended Eastern Christian for her whole life and always prayed that God would open a door to allow her to teach at EC. Melody teaches in the elementary school resource…

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