I received a certificate in early childhood development from Crafton Hills college while I observed and aided for Redlands Christian School. I then taught two years at a Lutheran Preschool. I attended Hope Christian School from Kindergarten through 9th grade. What a blessing those years where to me. It was my hope that God would lead me back into HCS as a teacher. I feel it is a great privilege to be teaching these children in our own Protestant Reformed School, especially in my hometown!
I received a BA from the University of Northern Colorado in 1979 and began teaching grades K through 4 at Hope Christian School that September. I taught for 5 years before leaving to care for my family. The fall of 2003 I returned to teach kindergarten at Hope. After four years of teaching kindergarten I moved to teaching multiple grades and currently teach grades 1 and 2. I enjoy the challenge of teaching beginning learners. Their eagerness for learning is a true joy.
I grew up in California, attending Hope Christian School in Redlands throughout my childhood. I went to Crafton Hills College for several years before transferring to Western Governors University to complete my BA in elementary education. While in college, I worked as a teacher’s aid at Hope Christian School and as a tutor, which gave me much valuable teaching experience. After graduating in April of 2018, I moved to Colorado, where I taught 3rd and 4th grades at Loveland Protestant Reformed School. After a year in Loveland, I was given the opportunity to return to Hope Christian School, this time as the 3rd and 4th grade teacher. Every day I thank God for the place He has given me here in this school and in the lives of my students
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but moved to California at an early age, where I attended Hope Christian School in Redlands, then went on to Yucaipa High School. Teaching is in my blood… I come from a family of teachers, having had 2 grandparents and my father to follow in the teaching arena. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Redlands in 2000. My teaching career at Hope Christian School began in 1999, where I have taught a variety of grades from 3rd through 6th. In 2012, I became administrator and continue to enjoy the various duties of my calling as teacher.
Amanda Van Baren
I was born and raised in Western Michigan where I attended Hope PRC school (Walker, MI) and Covenant Christian High School. I received my BA Spanish and History with a focus in secondary education from Western Michigan University in December, 2019. I lived in Spain for six months where I taught English and developed my Spanish. I have taught History and Spanish at the middle school and high school level in several public schools in Western Michigan, but could not be more thrilled to teach the 7th and 8th graders at Hope. I thank God for guiding me to teach our students in the PR community here in Redlands.
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I attended the Parkland Immanuel Christian from Kindergarten to Grade 12, graduating in 2014. I enrolled in the Education Transfer Program at Macewan University and after two years, successfully transferred to the University of Alberta. I graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in the Biological Sciences. I got married in the summer of 2018 and began work as the high-school teacher in Redlands shortly thereafter.
Carisa den Hartog
PE: Kindergarten, Grades 3-8
High School Interim PE
Carisa is a wife and mother and member of HPRC Redlands. She has a love for children and teaching, especially Physical Education. She has taught PE to various grades at HCS for several years. She currently teaches PE to kindergarten and grades 3-12 at HCS.
Art: Grades 5-8
Lorianne is a wife and mother and member of HPRC Redlands. She has a love for Christian education and has taught art and music classes to various grades at HCS for many years. She also coordinates and directs the annual Spring Program.