• Mike Brown
    Mike Brown English | History


    Bachelor of Arts: Eastern Washington University
    Master of Science: Central Washington University
    Washington State Teaching Certificate
    Began Teaching: 1987
    Joined ECS: 2003

    I am originally from Spokane and later lived in Sunnyside, WA, where I met my wife, Ellen. Our three children attended Sunnyside Christian School (where I served on the Education Committee) until we moved to Maple Valley in 2002. My teaching career began in 1987 at Sunnyside High School. After teaching in public high schools for 14 years, I came to ECS in 2003 as a middle school teacher. I am currently teaching 7th and 8th grade U.S. History, World History, and English Language Arts. It’s a privilege being able to apply God’s word to the study of history and English.

    Our oldest son works in the film industry and will graduate from college soon. Our daughter serves as a missionary nanny in Sierra Leone, Africa, and our youngest son graduated from a Christian college and is now married and attending seminary.

    I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three adult children, traveling, and watching the Seahawks, Mariners, Husky football, and Gonzaga basketball. I also like reading, listening to music, watching movies, and playing games. Ellen and I worship at New Community Church in Maple Valley.

  • Dalia Ibrahim
    Dalia Ibrahim Math | Science


    Bachelor of Arts: Western Washington University
    Master of Education: Grand Canyon University
    Washington State Teaching Certificate
    Began Teaching: 1998
    Joined ECS: 2004

    I have been teaching at ECS for over 10 years. I am currently teaching middle school science, sixth grade math, and overseeing the DEEP program. Some of my other teaching experiences include teaching 3rd grade and being the Science Specialist at a public school, teaching Kindergarten at a Montessori school, and teaching 5th grade and Bible here at ECS. I also have the unique experience of having had my children attend ECS. Both of my children attended ECS from preschool through their eighth grade graduation. I know my children have been blessed by their time here. They have created lasting friendships and consider the ECS community to be an extension of our family. Their knowledge of the Bible and its principles for life will carry them through many of life’s challenges. Family time is the most important thing to me. My family and I enjoy playing games like Settlers of Catan, competing in a game of 2-on-2 basketball, traveling, and reading and discussing book series together.

  • Tammy Luce
    Tammy Luce Vice Principal | English | History | Computer


    Bachelor of Arts: University of Puget Sound
    Masters in Teaching: Seattle Pacific University
    Washington State Teaching Certificate
    Began Teaching: 2011
    Joined ECS: 2015

    After spending 20 years in the corporate world as a retail and HR professional, I made a career change to follow my passion and become a teacher. I began my career teaching Kindergarteners 5 years ago at a private school in Bellevue. While I really enjoyed teaching in Bellevue, I really wanted to teach in a Christian school because I believe our most important mission is to raise Christian children. I’m so glad to finally have this opportunity at ECS!  When I’m not spending time in the classroom, I enjoy taking long walks, attending sporting events (especially my children’s basketball and football games), shopping, and spending time with my 2 children, husband, and Lhasa Apso Sport.

  • Angela Gay
    Angela Gay Study Skills | Teaching Assistant


    Bachelor of Arts: Western Washington University
    Began Teaching: 1995
    Joined ECS: 1995

    I was born and raised in Everett, WA, and began teaching Kindergarten at ECS in 1995. After four years, I left to raise my two children, then returned as a teaching assistant in 2008. In addition to working in the classroom, I have enjoyed coaching ECS basketball teams (boys/girls) for five years. I love ECS because it is a family environment and everyone cares for each other and takes care of each other; it’s like a village raising the children. In my free time I like to exercise and play basketball, read and spend time with friends.

  • Daniel Hwang
    Daniel Hwang Math


    Bachelor of Arts: Princeton University
    Master of Music: Berklee College of Music
    Joined ECS: 2018

    I was born in Wayne, NJ, and later moved to Bellevue, WA, where I graduated from Newport High School. Afterwards I received my bachelor’s from Princeton University, where I met my wife. After three years of pursuing a career in writing music for film and video games—one of which included substitute teaching at a private Christian school in Montana—God unexpectedly gave me the opportunity to be involved with the middle school math program here at ECS, working alongside such an amazing group of teachers and staff. I have been extremely blessed to be a witness for Christ in both teaching math and building personal relationships with my students.

    My wife Katherine and I were privileged to live in Valencia, Spain last year while I earned my master’s degree. We enjoy creating music together, as well as taking road trips and experiencing the outdoors.