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2017 - 2018HopeMark Preschool Staff

Classroom Teachers

Mrs. Donna Fernandez                                                                                                   

This 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 experience.  

Mrs. Adrienne Beye

This 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 Associate's degree in Communication from Meramec Community College, and has worked in the before and after school program at Green Park Lutheran School.

Music Teacher

Mr. Jacob Alspach

This 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!


Mrs. Jeanne Ryan

This 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  program at Forest Park Community College.  In addition to the directorship, she will teach Pre-K two afternoons per week.

All of our staff attend a minimum of 12 hours of classes and workshops throughout the school year to remain current on developments in early childhood education.

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