Entries by Mark Pautsch

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

I was standing in the hallway this morning as a steady stream of urban parents entered Hope Academy for their kids’ parent-teacher conferences. As we address the crisis in urban education, nothing brings me more joy than seeing parents responding to our gentle prodding that they are the first and most important teachers in their students’ lives. This […]

Updates on all 39 Senior Graduates (2012-2014)

The following alumni updates are featured in our 2013-2014 Annual Report. 2014 Digna Bermejo, Mpls Comm. & Tech. College (MN), is taking general classes and enjoying school. Carmen Bermejo, Argosy University (MN), is taking general classes and enjoying school. Lani Crowell, U. of M–Twin Cities (MN), is a student in the School of Engineering, and […]

Character, Poverty, Health & The Gospel

Note: This article is adapted from Russ Gregg’s opening address to the staff and faculty of Hope Academy on August 18, 2014.    Fifteen years ago, Jeff Bird and I were in a cabin on Lake Huron talking about how to start Hope Academy. We made a roaring fire, but as we put on a few […]

A Window Into Remarkable Teaching

The following remarks were shared by Peter Ziegler at Partner Day. Mr. Ziegler provides teacher coaching throughout Hope Academy, and so has had opportunity to see teaching in progress schoolwide. What a wonderful day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it! And you get spend part of the day with […]

410 Students; Prayer & Praises for 2014-2015

Today is the first day of school, and 410 students streamed through the doors of Hope Academy today, our 15th school year. When Hope Academy began in 2000 with just 34 students in grades K-2, we could have never imagined what the Lord would do. Continue to praise the Lord and pray with us for his […]

(5.6.14) Dr. Ben Carson Speaks at Hope Academy

Dr. Ben Carson’s life story has been an inspiration to our work at Hope Academy since the very beginning. Dr. Carson grew up in a rough neighborhood of Detroit, and his parents divorced at an early age. His mother couldn’t read. With a deep faith in the Lord, though, Dr. Carson persevered in school and beyond, eventually becoming […]

Hope Academy Class of 2014 (with Photos!)

A special thanks to the hundreds of you who joined us to celebrate the class of 2014 on May 31, 2014. Click here to see photos from the commencement. Congratulations to Digna Bermejo (Minneapolis Community & Technical College), Carmen Bermejo(Minneapolis Community & Technical College), Lani Crowell (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities), Kalen Davis (North Hennepin Community College), Jamie Delgado-Dominguez (St. Paul Community College), Micah […]