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Welcome New Staff!

Please join us in welcoming two new (well, sort of new) faces at Hope this summer and fall! We are thrilled to welcome Ruth Gardner back to our staff as a preschool assistant in the Sea Turtles class, and Roger Davenport as our new technology director. You may recall that we previously shared about Christi Sonheim stepping away from the preschool class, and technology director Kevin Jones retiring after ten years at Hope at the end of this summer.

Ruth Gardner worked for several years in our preschool Orcas four year olds classroom, where her energy and enthusiasm was such a magnet for our young students. She took a year off this past year to work as a boat captain for Ride the Ducks and continued working at Hope as a sub but missed our little guys. She is so excited to come back in the fall. Welcome back Ruth!

Roger Davenport is a current Hope parent to Josh in fifth grade, and has been part of our community for several years. He led our LEST robotics team this past winter, and has helped a bit in various projects over the years. He has extensive experience with technology, especially with building web application, software, and coding. He will be able to spend time training with Mr. Jones this summer.

We will miss Mrs. Sonheim and Mr. Jones and wish them the best on their adventures ahead! Please pray for Mrs. Gardner and Mr. Davenport as they begin their new positions at Hope in the coming weeks.