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.

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Heather Timm

Teacher - K-2 Phy Ed and Athletic Dept
Email
heathertimm@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School

Heidi Hoilien

Director - Student Support
Email
heidihoilien@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2021
Department
Student Support
Room
138

Hugh Brown

Teacher - 3-12 Phy Ed/Health
Email
hughBrown@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2037
Department
Upper School
Room
156

James Stigman

Head of Institutional Advancement
Email
jimstigman@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2016
Department
Advancement
Room
136

Jamie Olson

Manager of Development
Email
jamieolson@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2024
Department
Advancement
Room
136

Jane Rasmuson

Teacher - 5th Grade
Email
janerasmuson@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
41

Janette Takata

Office Admin and Operations Assistant
Email
janettetakata@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2010
Department
Food Service
Room
140

Jeanne Rylander

Teacher - General Music
Email
jeannerylander@hopeschool.org
Department
Upper School
Room
46

Jessy Olson

Aide - Grades 3-5
Email
jessyolson@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School

Jim Wald

Facility and Operations Consultant
Email
jimwald@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2028
Department
Facilities
Room
Engineers Office

John Choi

Teacher - HS Bible
Email
johnchoi@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2062
Department
Upper School
Room
205

John Villas

Head of Finance and Operations
Email
johnvillas@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2087
Department
Leadership Team
Room
140B

Jon Crappel

Web Developer
Email
joncrappel@hopeschool.org
Phone
651-900-7834
Department
IT
Room
156

Joni Cagney

Teacher - 2nd Grade
Email
jonicagney@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
121

Julia Madigan

Grant Expansion Specialist
Email
juliamadigan@hopeschool.org
Department
Development
Room
136

Kaili Grandville

Coordinator - Admission
Email
kailigrandville@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2091
Department
Admission
Room
140

Kara Schumann

Manager - Admissions
Email
karaschumann@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2094
Department
Leadership Team
Room
100A

Katie DeKam

ELL - LS
Email
katiedekam@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
100I &216

Kayla Kauffman

IT Technology Integration Specialist
Email
kaylakauffman@hopeschool.org
Department
IT

Kelby Brothen

Director - Athletics & Facilities
Email
kelbybrothen@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2060
Department
Athletics
Room
150

Kelvin Simms

Teacher - 6th History/Language Arts
Email
kelvinsimms@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2049
Department
Upper School
Room
215

Kevin Farmer

Head of Family Ministry
Email
kevinfarmer@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2064
Department
Leadership Team
Room
140i

Kevin Morris

Building Engineer
Email
kevinmorris@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2028
Department
Facilities
Room
Engineers Office

Kim Pike

Coordinator - Main Office
Email
kimpike@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2023
Department
Lower School
Room
140

Kristin Stitt

Teacher - K-5 Music
Email
kristinstitt@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2040
Department
Lower School
Room
143

La’Toyra Mitchum

Admissions Recruiter
Email
latoyramitchum@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2092
Department
Admission
Room
140

Lauren Gin

Teacher - 3rd Grade
Email
laurengin@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
8

Leeanne Lane

Aide - 1st Grade/US Piano Accompanist
Email
leeannelane@hopeschool.org
Department
All School
Room
114 &127

Leslie Smith

Principal - LS
Email
lesliesmith@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2041
Department
Leadership Team
Room
124

Lisa CasaDeCalvo

Dean of College, Career, and Student Ministry
Email
lisacasadecalvo@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2077
Department
Upper School
Room
212

Loren Chantland

Teacher - LS Art
Email
lorenchantland@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School

Lucy Olson

Educational Assessment Specialist
Email
lucyolson@hopeschool.org
Department
Student Support
Room
138

Luz Maria Herrera

Custodian LS
Department
All School

Mark Pautsch

Director - IT
Email
markpautsch@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2071
Department
IT
Room
229

Melanie Fisher

Librarian
Email
melaniefisher@hopeschool.org
Phone
612-540-2029
Department
Lower School
Room
Library

Melissa Horton

Teacher - 4th Grade
Email
melissahorton@hopeschool.org
Department
Lower School
Room
37