Program Planner and Executive Director since 2002
Read Karen Sutcliffe's Bio
Assistant Preschool Director, PreK I Co-Teacher Monkeys and Extended Day
Read Donna Pompei's Bio
Read Shannon Coleman's Bio
Parent's Day Out Co-Teacher Lambs
Read Courtney Dunn's Bio
Co-Teacher Bears 2018-19
Read Mindy Goode's Bio
Three Year Old Co-Teacher Kangaroos & Turtles
Read Anna Haviza's Bio
Three Year Old Preschool Co-Teacher Tigers
Read Dawn Hoffman's Bio
Parent's Day Out 2018-19
Read Jenny Hoffman's Bio
Three Year Old Co-Teacher Kangaroos, Turtles and Multi-Aged Enrichment
Read Mindy Medalen's Bio
PreK I Co-Teacher Elephants
Read Lisa Noble's Bio
Preschool Co-Teacher since 2005
Read Lori Smallwood's Bio
Faith and Values Teacher, New Hope Preschool
Read Annemarie Varga's Bio
Three Year Old Co-Teacher, Tigers
Read Delene Weaver's Bio
Preschool Teacher since 2005
Read Connie Wikle's Bio
Co-Teacher PreK II Lions 2018-19
Read Kelly Wyant's Bio
Program Planner and Executive Director since 2002
I began in the creation of New Hope Parent's Day Out & Preschool as a founding board member in the spring of 2002. After the development of our program, we launched our first Parent's Day Out classes in January 2003. In the Fall of 2004, we expanded by adding Preschool classes and I was hired by the Board of Directors as the Executive Director, responsible for overseeing nine classrooms, three with options for extended day or enrichment, and the best preschool staff in Fishers!
As an outreach ministry of New Hope I am passionate in helping our families connect with each other and with the greater New Hope family. It brings me great joy when families begin to attend New Hope on Sundays; and it is a special blessing to watch their heart for Christ and love for others blossom.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Education, with an Early Childhood concentration from Eastern Illinois University. My husband Jason and I have just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and I am blessed to be the mother of two wonderful children, Joshua, 23 and Kayla, 21. Joshua graduated with honors from Indiana University this past spring and is currently working full time at the Maurer School of Law Library. Kayla is a Nursing major at Indiana University, Bloomington. I also have two crazy dogs, Hershey and AJ.
Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Philippians 4:13, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
I love all types of Christian music and love to read mysteries when I have the opportunity.
On staff since September 2004
As Assistant Preschool Director, I assist the Director, Karen Sutcliffe, with many of the day to day operations throughout the school year. As a PreK I Co-Teacher, I teach children ages 4 and 5. In this age group we focus on teaching and strengthening academic skills along with creative activities to get the children ready for Kindergarten.
My greatest joy of being part of the New Hope Preschool program is watching the children grow throughout the school year.
I believe we are all here at New Hope as “teachers” to further a child’s love and understanding of God.
I have lived in Indiana since 1997 and have two adult children, a son and a daughter. I have been married for 32 years. I love to cook and read.
On staff since 2008
My job as the preschool teacher is to teach the joy of fitness and playing to our young students. Who doesn't love to spin in circles and fall to the ground and yell out the shapes we see up in the clouds? I am the lucky one who gets to skip, gallop and hop through my days. The kids I encounter every week love new adventures. They learn how to create new games. Some days, they just dance with me. To hear their laughter and see their smiles reminds me to stay young myself and enjoy the simple joys in our lives. Being at New Hope reminds me how truly blessed I am, and encourages me to see these kids grow, develop and become more confident. Sometimes, I wonder who is more lucky, my students or me?
I have been married for 18 years to Johnathan and we have 3 kids, Reece (16), Nash (14) and Tatum (12) and an awesome dog named Lorenzo Cain Coleman (Cain).
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
On staff since 2016
I teach the youngest of the New Hope Preschoolers. I am passionate about creating a nurturing and engaging classroom for our students and giving their families a positive introduction to our program and the greater New Hope church community. I am continually inspired by the New Hope Family and its various outreach / missions to focus on praying for and serving those in my community.
I am married and have two young children. As a family we love traveling in our RV, camping, and hiking. I have a bachelors degree from Indiana University in Elementary Education with six years of elementary teaching experience. I also have a masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I love learning and trying new things!
Scripture: "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read, garden, and make food from scratch. I enjoy crafting and sewing as well.
I am excited to start working at New Hope this year. I will be in the Bears class on Wednesdays and Fridays. I love all the learning and excitement of a 2-3 year old. we are going to have fun learning to play together, create fun crafts and explore new things.
I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and then studied Elementary Education at Ball State University. I moved to Indianapolis and taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 14 years prior to staying home. I have been married for 8 years to my husband Dan. We have 3 daughters, Kelsey is in first grade, Kylie will be attending New Hope in the PreK II class and Kenzi is 1.5 and will attend the Lambs and Bears class this year.
We love to travel, go camping, spend time with friends and family and all things sports.
On staff since 2016
I work alongside the other fantastic teachers to create a nurturing and fun environment for the two year olds as part of New Hope Preschool. I love being able to facilitate an activity and watch the children discover something new, create a cute craft, or explore and adjust to time away from their parents - making new friends. Each day in our classroom is different, a challenge and a blessing.
I have been married since 2007 to Matthew and we have two children, Noah and Kate. Before moving to Fishers to start our family, we lived in Chicago. I worked at Shedd Aquarium in the Education Department, coordinating and facilitating programs for the youth and family audience, including summer camps, weekend programs, and large group overnights. I also served as an interpretive naturalist at Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park. I have a biology degree from Butler University, and a passion for nature and animals. I try to incorporate my experience and knowledge in my teaching as often as possible.
On staff since 2010
I am a three year olds teacher for New Hope Preschool. My role is to provide a loving and safe environment for the children. We focus on increasing positive relationships between the children through playtime and reading books. We also focus on letter recognition, numbers, shapes, and colors. We are a Christian based preschool so we provide our students with a religious background through our Faith Friends and Chapel Programs.
I am very passionate about serving the church family and the surrounding area by trying to encourage our preschoolers to be good citizens and give back to the church and community.
I have been married to my husband, John, for 24 years. We are both from Fort Wayne Indiana and are graduates of Purdue University. We have currently lived in Fishers for 17 years.
I am blessed to have two wonderful children. My daughter is a Sophomore at Ball State University majoring in Elementary Education. My son is a Junior at Fishers High School. He enjoys playing baseball and hanging out with friends. As a family we enjoy vacationing, spending time at the lake and playing games.
Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another; tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you."
Reading, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy reading suspense novels and many different kinds of literary fiction. Some of my favorite books include: The Help, Sarah's Key and Small Great Things.
I also enjoy going to the theatre to watch romantic comedies. Some of my favorite movies include: The Blindside, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Trouble with the Curve.
I teach the youngest kids at New Hope Preschool. I am excited to watch these young preschool minds grow and develop throughout the year. I will create a safe and nurturing learning environment. The children will learn through hands-on activities, music, interacting with others, and free play. I also want to instill a love and understanding for God and for every child to have a positive first experience at New Hope Preschool.
I am married to my husband Chad and we have three boys Grant 6, Mitchell 4 and Brooks 1. All of my children have attended New Hope Preschool or are currently attending. I graduated from Franklin College with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I taught for seven years in the public school system in Elementary Education.
I enjoy running and traveling with my family. We love the Chicago Cubs, going to the beach and riding bikes.
My Favorite Scripture
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. i will strengthen you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
On staff since September 2013
I currently teach in the 3’s classroom. I enjoy these kiddos; their smilies, giggles and never-ending stories! They are so full of energy and are excited to learn and explore new things. Every day is an adventure. It is my pleasure to get to share in these adventures and use the gifts God has given me to enrich their lives.
I am a mother to 4 amazing kids who keep me on my toes. They are the source of many blessings and bring such joy to my life. My husband and I have been married for 16 years. We enjoy traveling and exploring new (and old) cities. I love to read, craft and explore photography and be outdoors.
Joshua 1:9, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
On staff since October 2006
I teach children that have either just missed the cutoff for Kindergarten or that another year of preschool may be appropriate.
I am passionate about teaching children a love for learning.
I see on a daily basis what a difference all of us in the preschool make in the lives of the hundred plus children by sharing our love and passion with them.
I graduated with a business degree and worked in the business world for many years before becoming a stay at home mom of two. I then transitioned into the field of education where I was a kindergarten literacy aide before becoming a Pre-K teacher. I have two grown children, 18 & 22. I have a husband of 23 years and three dogs.
Scripture: John 15:13, Greater love has no one than this; to lay downs one’s life for one’s friend.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading and traveling.
Preschool Co-Teacher since 2005
I currently teach the PreK I Elephant class. This is my 12th year at New Hope. In my free time I enjoy all things Disney, going to the movies and spending time with my family including Boo Boo & Ace, my two sweet dogs.
New Hope is my happy place I am blessed to call it home!
On staff since September 2015
As the faith and values teacher, I teach our monthly chapel and “faith friends” classes at New Hope preschool. I am passionate about sharing the love of God with children, giving them a firm foundation on which their faith can grow as they get older. I use engaging stories, music, object lessons, crafts and games to get kids excited to learn about God and His immense love for His children.
I am a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and have been active in the children’s ministry at the church for many years. I am married with two girls, one in elementary school and one in intermediate school. I left my career as an urban planner in 2007 to stay home with my girls. When I first started leading children’s messages in church, people would often ask if I was a teacher, to which I would respond “no, I’m just a mom”. I was serving on the preschool board when the faith and values position became available, and it was the perfect fit! I am also a part time portrait and wedding photographer.
On Staff since 2003
I am a co-teacher in the preschool, teaching 3 year olds two days a week.
I believe we should be a warm and welcoming place for people moving into the community and for families who are sending their children off to preschool for the first time.
In creating a safe and loving environment in the preschool, I believe we represent the Arms of Love.
I have been with the preschool since its inception beginning in Parents Day Out and then moving to the three year old class. I have been married for 35 years to my husband, Tab. We have four grown children and two grandsons.
Scripture verses: Philippians 4:13
Movies / Books / Music: Harry Potter movies/ Historical Fiction Books/All types of music
Hobbies / Interests / Leisure Activities: Crocheting and Reading
I currently teach Pre-K II. I am passionate about being able to lay a foundation for kids and instilling a love for school in each and every one of them at a young age. I enjoy watching them blossom into successful individuals. Such growth is made at a young age, and I love being a part of fostering independency in each of them.
My husband and I have a family of four, two daughters and three dogs. I studied Elementary Education at Ball State University and taught third grade in Las Vegas, Nevada for five years. I enjoy a good book and viewing the beautiful mountains in Vail, CO. I also love country music and the holidays. I have been told I have a heart of a child, as I love to build with Legos.
Hi! My name is Kelly Wyant. This is my first year teaching at New Hope. I am VERY excited to be part of such a wonderful program. I've spent the last ten years teaching Kindergarten and Reading in Wayne Township. I have a true passion for teaching kiddos that are starting off their education. It's so important to instill a love for learning at a young age. I graduated in 2007 from Ball State University with an Elementary Education degree.
I'm about to come up upon my fourth wedding anniversary to my wonderful husband Chris! We recently became new parents to our beautiful daughter Clarie. She is 9 months old! We share our home with Reggie, our yellow labrador retriever. I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year with your child!
We love to go to the beach as a a family and try to make it there twice a year.