Meet the Teachers

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Lead Teacher, Mrs. Christine

Welcome to Academy K5!  I am so excited about this year’s class!  I am thrilled to have Ms. Angi Palmer join me in the class this year as my assistant!  I am very excited to see the creativity and positive energy she will bring to the class!  

It’s hard to believe that this is my 11th year teaching at Hope Academy.  How time flies!  My husband, Scott, and I have two children, Lindsay and Andrea, both Hope alumni. I also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Buddy and a cat named Wally.  I am originally from Michigan but have lived here for 20 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Governors University and have over 20 years experience teaching children from the ages of 3 to 6 years old.  I have a heart for children and believe that working with them is what I am meant to do.  

My goal as a teacher is to create a classroom community in which each member feels valued, respected, and heard.  This type of environment fosters a feeling of security in children, allowing them to achieve their personal potential.  I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to get to know your child and your family!  I look forward to working as a team with you to make this very important school year a successful and positive experience for your child! 

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Assistant Teacher, Mrs. Angi

Hi! I am so excited to assist the K4/K5 class. I served as an assistant in this class since 2014 and I am thrilled at the privilege of helping your child learn and have fun throughout this school year!

Ever since I was young, it has been my passion to work with children.  I attended Greenville Technical College with a focus on Early Childhood Education. I have taught at Mitchell Road Christian Academy.  When offered the opportunity to join the staff at Hope Academy, I was ecstatic.  As a mother of two kids who have attended Hope Academy since 2008, I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact Hope Academy has made in their lives and jumped at the chance to make that same kind of impact in the lives of others.

In my free time, I enjoy music, art, games, yoga and spending time with my husband and two boys.