“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” 
— Rita F. Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Administrative Staff Members

DaVisha T. PrattPrincipal/Head of School

Donna TorresSchool Business Administrator/ Board Secretary/Facilities Manager

Dennis DanielsDean of Students/Facilities Supervisor/HIB Specialist

Dawn Cobb-FosnessVice Principal of Instruction and Pupil Services

Kristin ZinkData Analyst/Assessment Supervisor

Patricia Callahan​Administrative Assistant

Donna ComfortiSchool  Secretary

Angela MartinezBilingual Secretary

Kim FranzoSchool Nurse

Brittany Kieslor, MSW, LSW​School Social Worker

Edgar A ArroyoIT Department

Faculty

Lisa Strassle - Kindergarten

Ashley Fabien - Kindergarten

Jennifer Turchyn - 1st Grade

Pallas Gruben - 1st Grade

Tiffany Varley - 2nd Grade

Samantha Vallone - 2nd Grade

Anna Washack - 3rd Grade

Sandra Malvasio - 3rd Grade

Arlene Faloba4/5 Grade Mathematics & Science

Erin Ruscigno4/5 Grade Mathematics & Science

Candace Ledet - 4/5 ELA & Social Studies

Nicole Virgilio4/5 ELA & Social Studies

Khristina Schultz - 6th Grade 

Ginger DeMent - 7th Grade

Cynthia Norkus - ELA Department

Nina Jones - ELA Department

Tonya Hassel  Science

Enriqueta DuncanSpanish

Tara Tyson - Art

John Thorp Physical Education

George Swain - Custodian

​Sontori Nicholson - Custodian

Hope Academy Charter School | 601 Grand Ave Asbury Park NJ, 07712 | Phone: (732 988 4227)