Sabrina Thompson


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

Dr. Charles Motsinger, Ph.D.

Medical Doctor/ Psychiatrist

Luigi Coletta 

 Grade 10 Homeroom Teacher

​PE Teacher

Jovy Del Rosario


Dr. Jill Kelderman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist

Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Simone Fagan

Support Staff

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

Dr. Kai Morgan, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Morgan Panora, Psy.D., ABPP-CN

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist

Rebekah Samuel


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.

Sherna Leslie-Barrett

English & Resource Teacher

Rick Caley

Grade 12 Homeroom Teacher

Highschool Math Teacher

Danille Richards


Spinnaker  Staff

Brittany Balli

Support Staff

Steve Spooner

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher

Science Teacher

Samantha Tibbetts, MS Ed, MS HR

Kerry Salazar

Support Staff & Art Teacher

Claudette Hunter

​Spinnaker - RBT

Judy Scott

Bursar/ Facility Manager

Tonia Egleston, LMHC
Licensed Counselor

2019/2020 Teaching and Support Staff

Kimberly Bunag

Spinnaker-Behavior Technician

Roy Gould


Licensed Counselor

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 

Certified Life Skills Coach

Natalie Donoghue, ​MS Ed
Vice Principal

Hope Academy Staff Members 

Sheryl Hamilton


Ivette Sanchez

Support Staff

Samira Hawash


Carla Mueller
Licensed Counselor

Lara Shaffer

​Early Years (KG/Gr 1)  Teacher

Ryan McKillop

Grade 7 Homeroom Teacher

Lache Francke

RE and Resource Teacher

Jacqueline Armstrong
Grade 10 Homeroom Teacher

Highschool English Teacher

Andreea Green

IT Coordinator

Katerina Teixeira

Spinnaker- RBT

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

Christie Pull

Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher

Social Studies Teacher

Daneille Godfrey

Grade 9 Homeroom Teacher

Grade 8-12 Online RE Teacher

Elizabeth Lancaster, MS, LPC
Licensed Counselor

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 has 50 staff members - including many specialists to provide a wide range of services within the community. 

Kimeisha Chambers-Norman



Administrative Staff

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

Craig Lang



Claire Leadbeater

MSc SLT, PGDip Autism
Licensed Speech Therapist (CPAM/SPT/007)
1 (345) 929-5122

Joanne Goetz

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Shannon Moore

Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher

Carmen Mckellar

Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher

Jason Jones MEd, LCT, CCC 
Licensed Counselling Therapist

Natalie Cutting


Visiting Specialists

Michael Myles
Dean of Students
 School Operations &
Development Manager

​​​Senior Management Team

Jasmin Shurgold

Grade 1 & 2 Teacher

Clinical Service Staff