staff directory

The faculty & staff of Hope Academy are part of a covenant community who embrace our Faith & Life Covenant  and Statement of Faith.
Our teachers are masters of their craft and are dedicated to bringing the best classical Christ-centered education to our students.

Adilene Pliego

Admissions Assistant
Email
adilenepliego@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2088
Department
Admission
Room
140

Alexus Harrison

Teacher - 3rd Grade
Email
alexusharrison@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2066
Department
Lower School
Room
12

Alicia Carman

Teacher - Kindergarten
Email
aliciacarman@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2030
Department
Lower School
Room
104

Allie Marks

Coordinator - Volunteers
Email
alliemarks@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2069
Department
Advancement
Room
136

Amy Davis

Title I Reading Specialist
Email
amydavis@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2035
Department
Lower School
Room
20

Amy Fox

Teacher - Art Elective, ASC
Email
amyfox@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2025
Department
Upper School
Room
201

Andrew O’Reilly

Finance Administrator
Email
andreworeilly@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2020
Department
Finance
Room
134

Angie Evans

Receptionist/Lunch Scanner
Email
angieevans@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2000
Department
Admin Support
Room
Front Lobby

Ann Snyder

School Nurse
Email
annsnyder@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2044
Department
Admin Support
Room
140

Aubree Tsurusaki

Teacher - 4th Grade
Email
aubreetsurusaki@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2081
Department
Lower School
Room
30

Aveline Ballesteros

Teacher - 2nd Grade
Email
avelineballesteros@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2042
Department
Lower School
Room
120

Becca Erickson

Emerge; Parent Resource Support
Email
beccaerickson@hopeschool.org
Department
Student Support

Ben Johnson

Teacher - HS, 6th Grade Math
Email
benjohnson@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2046
Department
Upper School
Room
203

Bethany Michaelson

Title I - LS
Email
bethanymichaelson@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
100D

Brandon Wald

Dean of Students - US
Email
brandonwald@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2063
Department
Upper School
Room
212

Catherine Tong

Teacher - Art Grade 2-5
Email
catherinetong@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2039
Department
Lower School
Room
18

Cathleen Gosselin

Teacher - US Math
Email
cathleengosselin@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2012
Department
Upper School
Room
191

Celeste Moss

Teacher - Kindergarten
Email
celestemoss@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
102

Charissa Register

Teacher - Title 1
Email
charissaregister@hopeschool.org
Department
Student Support
Room
100E

Chris Thompson

Teacher - HS Science
Email
christhompson@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2082
Department
Upper School
Room
190

Christa Lachell

Teacher - US Choir
Email
christalachell@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2055
Department
Upper School
Room
127

Christine Hart-Myhre

Teacher - 5th Grade
Email
christinehart-myhre@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
42

Crispina Flores-Portillo

Lunch
Email
crispinaflores@hopeschool.org
Department
All School
Room
Lunchroom

Darrell Gillespie

K-2 Director
Email
darrellgillespie@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2025
Department
Lower School
Room
122

Debbie Harris

LS Title I Instructional Coach
Email
debbieharris@hopeschool.org
Department
Student Support
Room
100I

Denise Heskin

Development & Capital Campaign Coordinator
Email
deniseheskin@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2067
Department
Advancement
Room
136

Dominic Crowl

Teacher - 1st Grade
Email
dominiccrowl@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2032
Department
Lower School
Room
114

Doug Hurley

Maintenance
Email
doughurley@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2028
Department
All School
Room
Engineers Office

Elisha Yuan

Teacher - Acad. Support Counselor & 7/8 Math Support
Email
elishayuan@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2078
Department
Upper School
Room
226

Elizabeth Cordova

Aide - 1st Grade
Email
elizabethcordova@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2032
Department
Lower School
Room
114

Elizabeth Toedter

Teacher - 2nd Grade
Email
elizabethroyce@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
117

Emily Anderson

Emerge/IDS: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Email
emilyanderson@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2027
Department
Student Support
Room
038A

Gloria Reyes

Receptionist/Spanish Family Liaison
Email
gloriareyes@hopeschool.org
Department
Admin Support
Room
140

Hannah Mattson

Academic Operations - US
Email
hannahmattson@hopeschool.org
Department
Upper School
Room
212

Hannah Randall

Teacher - US Spanish
Email
hannahhougen@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2061
Department
Upper School
Room
204

Heather Marshall

Teacher - Reading Support
Email
heathermarshall@hopeschool.org
Department
Student Support
Room
43 & 220