7/8 History and English Teacher


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.

Bible and ACTS Teacher

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.

7/8 Math Teacher


Bachelor of Arts: Princeton University
Master of Music: Berklee College of Music
Pursuing Washington State Teaching Certification
Began Teaching:  2017
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.

MS Science, Math and ACTS Teacher


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 ACTS 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.

Vice Principal | MS English, History & Electives Teacher

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 Kindergarten a few 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.