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.
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.
Bachelor of Science: Lake Superior State University Began Teaching: 2010 Joined ECS: 2018
I grew up in small, northern Michigan town. I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education, with minor in Creative Movement and Dance. I complete 10 hours of STARS training every year, am First-Aid and CPR Certified, and certified as a Kids Yoga instructor too!
In 2013, after my husband and I were married, we took a big leap of faith, and moved to the Seattle area. Where God guides, he provides.
I really enjoy traveling, volunteering, yoga, backpacking and trying new foods and restaurants. I especially love being outdoors in nature.
Bachelor of Arts: University of Montana CDA Child Development Associate Certification Joined ECS: 2014
The Pacific Northwest has been my home for nine years. My husband and I have two teenage daughters and we love living in this beautiful area. I truly enjoy every moment I get to spend in my classroom with my students learning about our Savior and our world! When I’m not teaching I enjoy traveling with my family, reading, cooking and walking our mini dachshund. One of my passions is serving on the Missions team at Faith Church.
Bachelor of Arts: Human Services, Western Washington University Joined ECS: 2020
I am so blessed to be part of the ECS community! I have been a part of the ECS family for the past 8 years – as a parent and then as a Preschool Aide. This is my first year as a Lead Teacher and I am so thrilled to be pursuing my passion as a teacher! My husband and I have two children, both attend ECS. During my free time I enjoy walking my dog, spending time with my family and serving my church as a Sunday School Teacher.
I live in Redmond with my husband and two children: a 16 year old daughter and 12 year old son. My love for early childhood development began in the educational toy industry. From that experience, I gained valuable insight about how young minds grow through open ended play. When my own children began school, the Lord directed my career path into the classroom. The joy I receive from watching young minds discover Gods creation fills my heart.
My desire is to provide a Christ-centered class environment that spurs creativity, curiosity, and is designed to nurture the unique spiritual gifts of each child.