Brittany Balli

Grade 12 Homeroom Teacher

Science Teacher


Administrative Staff

Samantha Tibbetts, MS Ed, MS HR

Claudette Hunter

​Spinnaker - RBT

Simone Fagar

Support Staff

Nadine Maxner, BA, Hons, MASP
Clinical Psychologist– Master Level

Pauline Vandergrinten MA,LPC,NCC,LMHC,DCC
Clinical Services Director/Supervisor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Lauren Hogan

Grade 1&2 Teacher

Jill Kelderman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Sheryl Hamilton


Michael Myles
Dean of Students
 School Operations &
Development Manager

​​​Senior Management Team

Dr. Kelderman is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology. She is a licensed psychologist in Florida, Iowa and Cayman Islands. She received extensive, focused training in the Midwest. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. This means Dr. Kelderman has undergone the highest level of examination by her peers and demonstrated excellence in her field. Dr. Kelderman’s clinical practice consists exclusively of pediatric neuropsychological evaluations and represents years of specialization within that field.

Carla Mueller
Licensed Counselor

Rick Caley

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher

Highschool Math Teacher

Danille Richards


Maxcine Mckoy Martin 
Early Years Teacher

Morgan Panora Psy.D., ABPP-CN

Ryan McKillop

Grade 7 Homeroom Teacher

Craig Lang



Jovy Del Rosario


Tonia Egleston, LMHC
Licensed Counselor

Roy Gould


Licensed Counselor

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 

Certified Life Skills Coach

Natalie Donoghue, ​MS Ed
Vice Principal

Hope Academy Staff Members 

Ivette Sanchez

Support Staff

Elizabeth Lancaster, MS, LSW
Licensed Counselor

Teresa Goddard

PTA President & Librarian

Kimeisha Chambers-Norman


Clinical Service Staff

Sherna Leslie-Barrett

English Teacher

Sabrina Thompson


Chanel Pantry, ​MS Ed. 
Director of Academic/Business

Jacqueline Armstrong
Grade 9 Homeroom Teacher

Highschool English Teacher

Andreea Green

IT Coordinator

2018/2019 Teaching and Support Staff

Shannon Moore

Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher

Daneille Godfrey

Primary & Middle School

ICT Teacher

This is an exciting time for our school as we continue to grow. In order for us to jointly succeed, we must continue to have a partnership between home and school which works together. The school is managed by a Senior Management Team (SMT). These individuals form the leadership and administration of our school. In addition, we have a wonderful staff of caring individuals, many of whom have been with the school almost since its inception.  On this journey, please remember that my door is always open and you are always welcome to stop by.

Jason Jones MEd, LCT, CCC 
Licensed Counselling Therapist

Luigi Coletta 

 Grade 10 Homeroom Teacher

​PE Teacher

Janay Smythe

Grade 3&4 Teacher

Pauline VanderGrinten, ​MA, LPC, NCC, LMHC, DCC
Clinical Services Director/Supervisor

Dr. Panora is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology. She is a licensed psychologist in Florida, Iowa and Cayman Islands. Dr. Panora has extensive training and experience in the field of pediatric neuropsychology. She is an expert in the evaluation of children with a variety of medical and neurodevelopmental concerns including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, cerebrovascular abnormalities, genetic disorders, toxic exposure, and congenital abnormalities. Dr. Panora has worked extensively with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, she has an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of ADHD and learning disabilities. Dr. Panora provides concise, yet comprehensive reports explaining a child’s neurocognitive profile, which outlines specific recommendations for treatment.

Judy Scott

Bursar/ Facility Manager

Carmen Mckellar

Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher

Christie Pull

Social Studies Teacher

​~Maternity Leave~

Lisa DeMercado-Crisp

Spanish Teacher

Hope Academy is lucky to have talented and diverse staff of professional, including the 2014 Chamber of Commerce "Principal of the Year". The school employs about 30 teachers - many with Special Education qualifications, Registered Behavioral Technicians, a Speech and Language Therapist, a Clinical Psychologist, a NeuroPsychologist and Mental Health Counselors.