Escondido Teachers

Room 9 AM Master Teacher

Christina Mendez

760-744-1150 Ext. 3332

My name is Christina Mendez and I have had the privilege of being part of the ECE Lab School for about 7 years. I have worked at both the San Marcos Campus and the Escondido campus. I have really enjoyed working for the lab school as I have grown and learned so much. I majored in Human Development with an emphasis in Children’s Services and received my Bachelor’s degree at Cal State San Marcos. I currently hold a site supervisor permit and also have an Associate’s Degree in Child Development with an emphasis in Working with Families.

I love to implement a lot of art in the classroom and watch the children use their creativity, hands, and imagination. Not only does art help development within the brain, but it is a way of self-expression and communication. Outside of the workplace, I am a wife and a mommy and I couldn’t be any happier. I enjoy doing outside activities, traveling with my family, music, and sporting events.

Room 9 PM Master Teacher

Marta Soto

760-744-1150 Ext. 8156

Bio coming soon.


Room 10 Master Teacher

Martha Cortes-Rodriguez

760-744-1150 Ext. 3376

I have been working for the ECE Lab School at Palomar College since 2010 and I have my BA in Human Development, concentration in Children Services as well as my AA as a Preschool Teacher. I also hold my permit as Program Director and I am certified as a Mentor Teacher. 

I enjoy working with parents and helping them understand the importance of Socialization, Self-regulation, love, and interest in Literacy and Math activities and Physical Development which are focus areas for our center.