Meet Our Team


Sheila Dalva-Hornback, BS

Director, Eric & Sheila Samson Family Early Childhood Learning Center

 Sheila is responsible for overseeing the Eric & Sheila Samson Family   Early Childhood Center programming, which includes the Aronoff Preschool, Parenting Center, Camp Yeladim, and Library. Sheila has a Bachelors degree in Business from University of Phoenix and an extensive customer service and sales background. When she is not showing off the preschool, Sheila enjoys family time, cooking, hiking, swimming, camping and an occasional lazy day!


Jamie Fitzhugh

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Learning

As a member of the Eric & Sheila Samson Family Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) management team, Jamie is the “glue” that holds the ECLC together, meeting the needs of parents, teachers and children. She is an Orange County native and has taken continuing education coursework at Saddleback Community College. She and her family lead an active outdoor lifestyle and are especially fond of our local beaches.


Ally Johnson, BA

Assistant Director of the Aronoff Preschool, Director of Camp Yeladim

Ally works closely with administrative leaders, teachers and parents to develop curriculum and teaching practices that reflect our school’s Reggio inspired philosophy and Jewish values.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, as well as a multi-subject teaching credential from the state of California. Ally completed her education at California State University, Fullerton and has over sixteen years of teaching experience in various age groups.  In her spare time, Ally enjoys going on road trips to national parks with her husband.