Ms. Hope received her B.S. in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University in 2003. She received her K-5 Elementary Education teaching certification from New Jersey City University, as well as her Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification from Bloomfield College. In the nine years that she has been teaching, she has learned that all the hard work and effort are truly worth the rewards of helping a child to excel socially, emotionally, and academically. She taught kindergarten for seven years, fourth grade, as well as a 3rd-8th grade Gifted and Talented program. She wants her students to experience meaningful and interesting learning that applies to their lives. She works to accomplish this in many ways, but her favorite way is through the use of hands-on/minds-on activities that engage and stimulate their bodies and minds. She was honored with the Rookie of the Year Award in 2005 and recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2012. She is excited and feels truly blessed to join the CCA family in 2021.