ashley eckles

Ashley Eckles
Director/Lead Teacher

Ashley Eckles
Ashley Eckles is the Director and Lead Teacher at Children of Hope Preschool and has been since 2017. She was in an administrative position at an Early Childhood Education Center for seven years prior, her experience includes teaching ages from 6 weeks to 12 years, training staff, coaching and developing teachers to reach their full potential as high quality early childhood educators.

A Little About Me:
My goal as an early childhood teacher is to foster each child’s love of learning, to build their sense of self as well as sense of community and to build a strong foundation of God’s love within each child’s heart. I have 3 young children of my own and seeing the way they love Jesus inspires me to teach and be taught by children.

P: 763-753-2057 ext. 106




Savannah Hiatt lead teacher

Savannah Hiatt
Lead Teacher

Savannah Hiatt

A Little About Me:
Savannah came on board as a substitute assistant teacher here at Children of Hope in 2016 and is now a full time assistant teacher that co-teacher with Mrs. Eckles everyday. She has lots of volunteer experience in early childhood education within her own church with Awana and Vacation Bible School. She finds much joy from leading and teaching children. Her role as co-teacher has been a wonderful growth opportunity for her and she has become an integral part of our everyday learning.






Wendy Emerson assistant teacher

Wendy Emerson
Assistant Teacher

Wendy Emerson

A Little About Me:
Wendy is married to her husband, Bryan and they have a son, RJ. She taught 2-5 year olds at a Christian preschool in Andover for 7 years as a teacher’s aide. I also have experience as a Nanny. She loves working with children and has made doing so a focus in her life.






Board Members

Ashley Eckles – Director and Lead Teacher
Lori Carmichael – Chair
Angie Trovik–Treasurer
Aubrey Coleman – Secretary
Sue Solberg – Liaison to Church Council
Tracy Hierlinger


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