Tony Jaime Tony Jaime
Dean of Students & Academics


Tony Jaime first came to Rainier Christian Schools in 2010 and served as Director of Development and Athletic Director. He graduated from The Master’s College in 1992 with a BS in history and a minor in Bible. Tony spent 15 years in marketing and advertising and business development. He went to The Master’s Seminary in California to study Biblical exposition and prepare for Christian education. He graduated with a Masters in Divinity in 2010. He is an evangelist at heart and has been preaching and teaching children at schools and throughout the church for over twenty years. Mr. Jaime is also the pastor at Ravensdale Bible Church where he’s been focusing on biblical exposition of the Old Testament preaching through the story of redemption. Tony enjoys snuggling with his daughter Charlotte, playing sports with his sons Brett and Caleb, dinner time table talks with his twin daughters Laura & Megan, and enjoying the gourmet cooking of his wife Susan with family and friends.  Contact Tony Jaime
Sarah Rickel Sarah Rickel
Director of Development


Sarah Rickel joined our RCS family this summer as the development director. She graduated
from the University of Washington in 2006 and started working for The Boeing Company right
out of school in their finance department. Her husband, Ryan, and she have 4 children to whom
Sarah was a stay at home mom to the last 5 years. She spends most of her free time reading and
as a family they love to go camping. She is very excited to get back in the workforce and have all
4 of her children attend RCS. Contact Sarah Rickel

Justin Evans
High School Principal

Justin Evans was born in Chillicothe, Ohio and moved to the Seattle area in 1984. He earned his BA in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary in 1998. He has served on the RCHS staff as a teacher in the Bible department before he was called to be Principal in 2012. He is blessed to have the opportunity to build into the lives of students the importance of excelling in their academics as a way of reflecting the greatness of Jesus Christ. He also serves on the Elder board, and as Associate Pastor, at Taylor Creek Church in Maple Valley. He is married to Christy, and they have three children; Matthew, Jenna and Caity.  Contact Justin Evans

Don Garnand, Principal of Kent View Elementary & Middle School

Don Garnand was named interim principal for the Kent View campus.  Don has been a loyal member of the RCS family for 6 years at the middle school campus.  Don is a  valuable team player as he has been a leader during the Kent View/Middle School campus consolidation.  Don is a diligent but gentle leader who will step in immediately.

Don brings a contagious spirit and energy that is positive and uplifting, and is familiar with RCS families, studies and The Mustang Way!  His desire to be an educator that trains the next generation for Christ is evident every day.  Don has 21 years total teaching experience and has specialized in English and Mathematics, but his talents have also expanded to debate, athletics and more.  Contact Don Garnand.

Mrs. Meeuwse Director of Little People

Carol Meeuwse
Director of Little People

 Carol Meeuwse was introduced to Early Childhood Education in 1983 when she began working for Rainier Christian Schools. Loving the atmosphere, energy and challenges of the preschool/childcare world, she decided to continue her education, focusing on the development of children 0-5 years. She earned her AA degree for ECE in 2000 from Renton Technical College, and soon after was offered a director’s position at Little People Preschool/Childcare. It is her sincere delight to consistently devote her professional career to the development of young children. God not only blessed Carol with a rewarding career … HE also blessed her with an awesome husband and supportive family. Her 3 children, all graduates of RCS, are married and reside in Washington State. Her Early Education Career continues to be useful at home as grandchildren grace her home with their presence!  Contact Carol Meeuwse

Weldo Melvin Weldo Melvin
Principal of Maple Valley Elementary

 Weldo Melvin has been with Rainier Christian Schools since 1992. He is a graduate of the College of Idaho, and earned his masters at the University of Idaho. It has been his pleasure to have served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. When not in the classroom or at his desk at Maple Valley Elementary, he can be found spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, or working in his garden. Along with his outstanding faculty, he is blessed to be able to see students growing in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ as well as excelling in academics. Mr. Melvin and his wife of 30+ years are blessed to have all six of their children as graduates of Rainier Christian Schools.  Contact Weldo Melvin

Luanne Baca Luanne Baca
Director of Maple Valley Preschool/Childcare

 Luanne Baca joined Rainier Christian Schools in September 1998 when she was looking for Christian education for her two young boys. She began working in the 1 year old class at the Highland’s Campus and by the end of that school year she was offered the position of JK teacher. This is where she found her passion to teach 4-5 year olds. This inspired her to pursue obtaining her Child Development Associate’s (CDA) credential in 2001. She transferred campuses in 2004 to help start up the preschool program at the Maple Valley Campus and in 2006 became the Director. Mrs. Baca is married with two adult children and loves spending her free time in the great outdoors exploring Gods great creation. Camping and hiking in the spring, summer and fall and occasionally snow shoeing in the winter keeps her healthy and active.  Contact Luanne Baca

Director of Technology

Michael Ahlen
Director of Technology

Michael Ahlen joined Rainier Christian Schools in 2003. His children attend RCS schools as well. Michael can be seen regularly on all the campuses as he oversees the operation of the computers, servers, phone systems, data bases, and is busy making sure that everything is running smoothly.  Michael, his wife, Lisa, and their children are very involved in their church as youth leaders. They love entertaining family and friends, and Michael is known for his smoked ribs, and anything he can cook up on the grill.  Contact Michael Ahlen

Maria Dugdale Maria Dugdale
Director of Finance & Operations

Maria joined Rainier Christian Schools in April 2013. She brings an understanding of the accounting and business issues that non-profit organizations face with her 25 years experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Washington University. She has an enthusiasm for good stewardship and proper management of the resources that God has provided RCS.Maria lives in Renton with her husband and son. She enjoys exploring the state of Washington with her family, photography and vacationing in Maui as often as possible.  Contact Maria Dugdale

Victoria Haworth Student Accounts

Victoria Haworth
Student Accounts

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Stacey Fokkema Stacey Fokkema
Accounts Payable Technology Department Assistant

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