• Joyce Biege
    Joyce Biege Director and Half-Day Preschool (4-5)

    jbiege@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Science: Oregon State University
    Washington State Teaching Certificate
    National Child Development Associate Credential
    Began Teaching: 1973
    Joined ECS: 2003

    The Lord has blessed me with a passion for early childhood education, focusing primarily on preschoolers.  My own children are now in their twenties, and my husband and I are enjoying life as empty nesters.  Fellowshipping with family and friends, spending time with my granddaughter, and going on long walks are some of my favorite activities.

  • Jennifer Wells
    Jennifer Wells All-Day Preschool (3-5)

    jwells@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Science: California State University, Fullerton
    Washington State Teaching Certificate (K-8)
    Began Teaching: 2005
    Joined ECS: 2010

    I grew up in Fullerton, California, and earned my Bachelor’s degree at CSU Fullerton in Child and Adolescent Development. I have completed 20 hours of STARS (continuing education) credits, am First-Aid and CPR certified, and previously taught first grade at Bel-Red Bilingual Academy in Bellevue. When I am not teaching I enjoy hiking, riding a bike (I don’t have one yet), cooking, shopping, and lately, a little dancing!

  • Marci Chang
    Marci Chang Half-Day Preschool (4-5)

    mchang@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Santa Barbara
    Began Teaching: 1989
    Joined ECS: 2010

    My son, daughter, husband, and I live and attend church in Bellevue. I have taught children for many years, have loved each year, and cherish all the children I have met. My husband and I met while I was teaching! I enjoy gardening, baking, and riding bikes with my children.

  • Karen King
    Karen King Preschool Music Teacher

    kking@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Music: University of the Pacific; Chapman University
    Washington and California State Teaching Certificates
    Began Teaching: 1996
    Joined ECS: 1999

    My hobby is growing indoor plants and my passion is reading God’s word. I also love flowers and children’s music!

  • Anna Choi
    Anna Choi All-Day Preschool (4's)

    achoi@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Los Angeles
    Began Teaching: 1997
    Joined ECS: 2013

    I moved to Bellevue in August 2013 from Southern California. My husband, two daughters, and I attend the Community Church of Seattle. I’ve taught little children at my church since I was in college and also taught three years in an elementary school. I am very blessed to be called to be here at Eastside Christian School. My favorite activities are fellowshipping with my church friends, hiking with my family, and doing art with my children.

  • Amy Olthouse
    Amy Olthouse Half-Day Preschool (4-5)

    aolthouse@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Arts: Washington State University
    Child Development Associate Credential
    Began Teaching: 2006
    Joined ECS: 2017

    I am excited and honored to join 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’ve been married to Steven for 25 years, and we are blessed with three grown children and one in middle school. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy hiking with my family (including my chocolate lab), gardening, watching my boys play soccer, drinking coffee, and reading historical fiction. 

     

  • Brooke Rowell
    Brooke Rowell Half-Day Preschool (3's)

    browell@ecswa.org

    Bachelor of Arts: University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Broward College Educator Preparatory Institute
    Began Teaching: 2008
    Joined ECS: 2016

    I am married to my high school sweetheart and we moved to Washington last summer from Coral Springs, Florida. I have been teaching for eight years, and my favorite part of each and every school day is teaching my students about Jesus and His Word. I am so excited to be part of the Eastside Christian School family and to settle in here in Washington. When I am not teaching, I love to workout, be outside, do Zumba, read, and spend quality time with family and friends.