Meet The Teachers

Tauna Evans

Teacher Tauna began her preschool career working as an assistant way back in high school. She graduated from college and immediately pursued her teaching certificate. She taught first grade for several years, took some time off to raise her kids, and has been loving her life as a teacher/director at Holy Rosary Preschool for the past 12 years!

She lives right here in West Seattle, where her son and daughter grew up (and attended Holy Rosary!). She enjoys absolutely any time she can get with her husband and kids, gardening, running, reading, baking, and walking her dog, Daisy. Preschool is her passion and she is beyond grateful to be a part of the amazing team and community at Holy Rosary!



Sister Juanita Kialkial

Sister Juanita is a Carmelite Sister from the Philippines. She was born, raised, educated, and formed as a religious sister in the Philippines. She is a certified catechist in the Archdiocese of Seattle and has taken professional development classes in Seattle. She started working at Holy Rosary School in 2007 and at preschool when it opened in 2011. She enjoys working with the preschool team and loves being part of the journey of our youngest learners at Holy Rosary Preschool.

She lives with three other Carmelite Sisters here in West Seattle, just a mile away from HRS. She feels so blessed to be part of the Holy Rosary community. She loves, takes care of, and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation which includes our precious children, every moment.



Sara Velling

Teacher Sara has been teaching at Holy Rosary Preschool for the last 12 years. Before working at Holy Rosary she worked in an elementary school as a special education teacher as well as a primary classroom teacher.

She lives in West Seattle with her family of 5! She loves to spend time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading in her free time.

Working with these young children is a true joy and she loves to see the children laugh and learn in a warm and happy environment!


Tina Hein

Teacher Tina joined our Preschool staff in October of 2020. She began working with Preschoolers shortly after graduating high school. Her love for children had her pursue a career in Child Care. She was the Lead Teacher of the Infant & Toddler program while her and her family lived in the greater Chicago area. After returning  to the Seattle area, she took some time away from Child Care to work from home while raising her 2 sons.

Born and raised in West Seattle, Teacher Tina attended Holy Family then graduated from Holy Names Academy. Both her boys graduated from OLG. She treasures her time with her huge Italian family.

She truly feels blessed to be part of the Holy Rosary community and to once again be able to work with these amazing young children.