Staff

ashley eckles

Ashley Eckles
Director/Lead Teacher

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

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 two 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
E: aeckles.childrenofhope@gmail.com

 

 

 

Karin Hagfors-Maly Lead Teacher

Karin Hagfors-Maly
Lead Teacher

Karin Hagfors-Maly

A Little About Me:
Karin and her husband Jed are members of Cross of Hope. They have two children Bailey and Bryce. She has been lead teacher here at Children of Hope since the 2015-16 school year and since then, has worked as a substitute and temporary part-time Lead when needed. We enjoy Mrs. Maly’s love of organization and her creativity in the classroom. She has also been our photographer for our class pictures, graduation and other classroom events for the past two years.
 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Sutherland assistant teacher

Savannah Sutherland
Assistant Teacher

Savannah Sutherland

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Larkin After Care Preschool Assistant Teacher

Kim Larkin
Assistant Teacher

Kim Larkin

A Little About Me:
Kim brings to our school many years of experience; she has been an assistant teacher at a local Child Care facilities for over 15 years, and has been a part of Children of Hope since January 2016. Kim loves watching children learn, seeing the knowledge light up their faces is the best feeling for her. Kim’s love of teaching really shows in her fun, cheerful, outgoing personality.

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Phillipi teachers aid

Kayla Phillipi
Teacher’s Aid

Kayla Phillipi

A Little About Me:
Kayla is one of five siblings and has grown up right here in the Ramsey area. She attends Anoka High School and is planning to go to college to earn an Early Childhood Education Degree. She has been a Nanny for the same family for a number of summers as well as doing babysitting whenever she can. Kayla loves being with children and finds joy in sharing Christ’s love with them.

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Emerson teachers aid

Wendy Emerson
Teacher’s Aid

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Kaylee Jacobs teachers aid

Kaylee Jacobs
Teacher’s Aid

Kaylee Jacobs

A Little About Me:
Kaylee enjoys being a part of the church youth group, and has attended every mission trip she’s had the opportunity to. She loves spending time with my family and friends and also really enjoys attending college at Anoka Ramsey. Her mom runs an in-home in Ramsey, so Kaylee has been around children her entire life. She maintains her First Aid and CPR certification as well as SUID and AHT trainings.

 

 

 

 

 

Board Members

Ashley Eckles – Director and Lead Teacher
Mary Neumann – Chair
Lori Carmichael –Treasurer
Mary Ann Brunkow – Secretary
Amy Anderson – Liaison to Church Council
Tracy Hierlinger

 

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