2017 - 2018HopeMark Preschool Staff
is Donna’s 27th year at HopeMark! Mrs. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Special Education from Fontbonne University, and holds a
lifetime certificate in elementary education. She also is a
private tutor for preschool through high school age children.
Mrs. Leslie Higgs
This is Leslie's 9th year at HopeMark. Mrs. Higgs
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a
Masters degree in Instructional Technology, both from Southern Illinois
University. She has over twelve years of classroom teaching
Mrs. Adrienne Beye
is Adrienne's 5th year at HopeMark. Mrs. Beye holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Psychology as well as several hours toward her Early
Childhood Education degree from University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Mrs. Emily Feldman
This is Emily's 4th year at HopeMark. Mrs. Feldman holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Louis University, Early
Childhood Certification from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a
Master's degree in Teaching from Webster University. She is also
a HopeMark mom to Katelynn in the Sr.Pre-K program!
Lunch Bunch Provider
Mrs. Angie Lofton This
is Mrs. Lofton's 5th year managing our lunch bunch program. "Miss
Angie," holds an
degree in Communication from Meramec Community College, and has worked
in the before and after school program at Green Park Lutheran School.
Mr. Jacob AlspachThis
is Jacob's 8th year at HopeMark. "Mr. Jacob" is an animated,
energetic musician with lots of experience teaching young
children. In addition to his HopeMark position, he teaches music
at a county preschool, leads
children's music classes at the Folk School in Maplewood, and performs
music for children at the St. Louis Zoo. You can also find him in
the local jazz band, "The Gaslight Squares!" He is dad to Liesl,
in the 2-day program!
is Jeanne’s 13th year at HopeMark. Mrs. Ryan holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Missouri,
Columbia, and has completed her certification in Early Childhood Education
Forest Park Community College. In
addition to the directorship, she will teach Pre-K two afternoons
of our staff attend a minimum of 12 hours
of classes and workshops throughout the school year to remain current
developments in early childhood education.