Director of Student Ministries
425-641-5570 Ext #112
Bachelor of Arts: Pacific Lutheran University
Master of Teaching: City University
Washington State Teaching Certificate
Began Teaching: 1998
Joined ECS: 1998
ECS has been my true home since 1998. My wife and college-aged step-kids have also been a part of the ECS family since the kids were in preschool. I genuinely feel that God’s purpose for my life is to invest in others, particularly young people. I feel the most joy and fulfillment when I am serving Him in this way. Besides working at ECS, I enjoy coaching football and am the head HS coach at Bellevue Christian School. I also enjoy exercising, riding motorcycles and ATVs, and love vacationing in the sun.
Director of Finance & IT
425-641-5570 Ext #113
BS Accounting & Business Administration: Central Washington University
Joined ECS: 2008
I am a lifelong Seattle native, currently living in Sammamish with my wife Sheena. Our two daughters attended ECS from Preschool – 8th grade, and Sheena worked here for 13 years. After spending 25+ years at various executive positions in the grocery & food industry, God orchestrated events that brought me to volunteer and eventually work at ECS. Along with managing the finances and technology for the school, I also enjoy teaching God’s financial principles to our middle school students. When away from the school I enjoy spending time with my family, fly-fishing (well, any kind of fishing is great!), hiking, classic cars, and spending time with my four legged friends.
Director of Enrollment
425-641-5570 Ext #120
BA Behavioral Science: San Jose State University (CA)
Master of Journalism: University of California, Berkeley
Joined ECS: 2012
My husband, two daughters, and I moved from California to Seattle to plant Lighthouse Christian Church in Bellevue. Over the years, God has grown our hearts for our community and the world. I enjoy serving in worship and missions at church and spending time with family and friends.
The best part of my job is meeting wonderful families who deeply love their children and watching new families become a part of the fabric of our school. My prayer is that God would use ECS to draw families closer to Him and to raise up young people who know, love and serve Jesus.
Vice Principal | English | History | Computer
425-641-5570 Ext #125
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.
425-641-5570 Ext #116
Bachelor of Arts: Washington State University
Child Development Associate Credential
Began Teaching: 2006
Joined ECS: 2017
I am excited and honored to serve on the ECS team! My love for teaching little ones began in Bellevue more than 25 years ago, and I have served in children’s ministry ever since! I have enjoyed teaching Sunday school, leading VBS, homeschooling my children, serving as a children’s ministry director, teaching preschool and kindergarten, and most recently serving as a preschool director.
I feel blessed to work in a Christian school where I can encourage families of young children in their faith and to trust the Lord in raising their children. As a mother of three grown children and a teenager, I have always drawn strength from the verse, “Apart from me, you can do nothing,” John 15:5. When we abide in Him, we bear much fruit.
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy hiking with my husband, Steven, and family (including my chocolate lab), gardening, watching my boys play soccer, drinking coffee, and reading historical fiction.
425-641-5570 Ext #129
BS Speech & Hearing Sciences: University of Washington
MS Speech-Language Pathology:University of Washington
Joined ECS: 2017
I have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest (with a two-year stint in Dallas, TX, right after marrying my husband Steve). We have three sons: one proudly serving in the Marine Corps, one in high school, and one in elementary. I love all things Seattle and relish the moments when I can be a tourist in my own town! I am always on the hunt for the next great cup of coffee and find it hard to remain quiet when cheering on the Seahawks! I love supporting Eastside families in raising up the next generation to know Jesus, so they can love and serve others with the same heart as his.
425-641-5570 Ext #115
BA Accounting & Computer Science: Western Washington University
Joined ECS: 2018
I am excited to be joining ECS on staff and as a parent. When I am not working you will find me off making memories with my family. My husband, Michael, and I have 3 wonderful children. We love to go on field trips and have new adventures. When I am at home I am reading a good book or quilting. I have recently discovered if I listen to an audiobook I can quilt and read at the same time! If you are looking for me in the winter I will be on the slopes with my kids. My motto is a day on the slopes is better than a day anywhere else. (My Florida raised husband does not understand the draw of anything cold, except ice cream.)
425-641-5570 Ext #110
Bachelor of Arts: Princeton University
Began Teaching: 2014
Joined ECS: 2018
I was born and raised in Lolo, MT (outside of Missoula). I attended Princeton University in New Jersey (Music Composition and Performance, Medieval Studies); after graduation, Mr. Hwang and I stayed for a year to work in college ministry. We then moved back to Missoula, and I taught 5th grade at Valley Christian School, where my parents work. The next year, we moved to Valencia, Spain, so Mr. Hwang could study for his Master’s. Since I didn’t have a “real job,” I asked God each morning what He wanted me to do, and I (and Mr. Hwang) ended up doing some pretty crazy things! In September 2018, we moved here to Bellevue, and I started doing after-school Enrichment and subbing—I’ve subbed for every grade at ECS! I jumped in as the Middle School band teacher, which I’m continuing this school year, as well as being “Burgundy,” aka the front desk person. If I could have any job I wanted, I’m not sure what it would be, as I enjoy many different things. Of course, I love music–I sing, play violin, and compose, among other things. I also love drawing and painting, studying and writing about history, learning about natural history (have recently been into mushrooms), cooking and baking, reading children’s books, and studying and talking about the Bible.