• Karen Sutcliffe

    Director of Preschool
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  • Karen Sutcliffe

    Karen Sutcliffe

    Title:  Director of Preschool

    IU or Purdue? No Preference, although my son will attend IU in the Fall.

    Cat or Dog?  Dogs - I have two crazy ones that we rescued.  AJ & Hershey

    Coke or Pepsi?  Coke all the way!  No diet, just straight Coke!

    What do you do? 

    As the Director of Preschool, I oversee day to day operations, manage our awesome Preschool Staff, assist parents and children while working alongside our Preschool Board of Directors.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    Watching children and families grow in their love for Jesus, Learning and Laughter!

  • Donna Pompei

    Assistant Director & Preschool Teacher
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  • Donna Pompei

    Donna Pompei

    Classes Responsible For: 4 Year Old Teacher, The Monkeys & Zebras, and Assistant Program Director

    IU or Purdue? IU and Trine!  My daughter Nicole is currently a student at IU, and will be graduating with an Elementary Education degree this December!  My son Thomas, graduated from Trine in 2010 with an Elementary Education degree as well.  

    Cat or Dog? Definitely dogs!  I have an Italian Greyhound named Domino.

    Coke or Pepsi?  Coke all the way!  No diet, just straight Coke!  But I love coffee too!

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  I joined New Hope Preschool just as they expanded from only a Parent's Day Out program into a full fledged preschool program in 2004.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I love seeing the children grow from the beginning of the year to the end. They always put a smile on my face and make me laugh.

  • Michelle Beehler

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Michelle Beehler

    Michelle Beehler

    Classes Responsible For: 2's - Bunnies & Bears, & 3's - 3 Year old Enrichment

    IU or Purdue? Ball State-Go Cardinals!!

    Cat or Dog? Cats

    Coke or Pepsi?  Coke, but I prefer a Starbuck's Mocha!

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  This is my 3rd year teaching at New Hope.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I have always loved working with children & teaching children.  Their smiles always brighten my day.

  • Shannon Coleman

    Physical Education
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  • Shannon Coleman

    Shannon Coleman

    Classes Responsible For: Providing physical activity and gross motor skills to all classes...and lots of jumping and fun!

    IU or Purdue? I'm from Kansas City, Missouri, and went to a small private college, however, my son loves the Hoosiers!

    Cat or Dog? My youngest daughter says she'll move out if we get either....but I love dogs!

    Coke or Pepsi?  Neither, nothing like a cold glass of water for me.

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  6 years ago I began as a Board Member for the Preschool.  I began teaching PE 4 years ago.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I love watching the kids learn how to love to play. Whether it's kick ball, hula hoop, jump rope, or even yoga, seeing their sense of accomplishment and excitement fills me with great joy!

  • Dawn Hoffman

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Dawn Hoffman

    Dawn Hoffman

    Classes Responsible For: 3 Year old Tigers

    IU or Purdue? Purdue

    Cat or Dog? Dog, we have a Shitzu named Boiler!

    Coke or Pepsi?  Neither....Ice Tea

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  This will be my third year on staff.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I really enjoy teaching and seeing our children grow. It is a joy to see things through their eyes.

  • Mindy Medalen

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Mindy Medalen

    Mindy Medalen

    Classes Responsible For: Parent's Day Out - Lambs

    IU or Purdue? IU all the way! Let's Go Hoosiers!

    Cat or Dog? Cats

    Coke or Pepsi?  Definitely Coke! Yum!!

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  I have taught the Parent's Day Out for one year but have been a part of the Hope Program with my kids for 6 years.

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    Seeing the kids light up with smiles and giggles.  Their wonder, amazement and joy at even the smallest of things makes my heart and soul happy.  Kids are truly God's blessings to us!

  • Lisa Noble

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Lisa Noble

    Lisa Noble

    Classes Responsible For: PreK Lions & Giraffes

    IU or Purdue? MSU

    Cat or Dog? Dog, dogs and more dogs at the Noble house.

    Coke or Pepsi?  Coffee, all kinds any time of the day or night.  Promise Road Coffee and The Coffee Spoon are my favs.

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  I have been with New Hope since 2006

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    It brings such joy to see how much fun the kids have while they are learning. I also love seeing their parents after their children have gone on to elementary school and having them tell you what a difference their experience at New Hope made in preparing them!

  • Nancy Patton

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Nancy Patton

    Nancy Patton

    Classes Responsible For: 4/5 Year olds - Elephants and Thursday 4/5 Year Old Enrichment

    IU or Purdue: IU - My daughter graduated from IU and my son currently attends.

    Cat or Dog? I love them both!

    Coke or Pepsi?  I prefer Diet Coke, but also love my morning coffee!

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool? This is my first year teaching at the Preschool, although I've been around the school for the past two years.  I worked in the Church office and loved seeing the smiling faces everyday.  Thanks to Mrs. Sutcliffe for letting me get on board here!

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I get up in the morning excited for what adventure lies ahead of us that day.  It's always something new and wonderful. I can't wait to see how much they all grow from now until the end of the year.  I feel truly blessed to be here!

  • Lori Smallwood

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Lori Smallwood

    Lori Smallwood

    Classes Responsible For: 4/5 Year olds - Elephants & Thursday 4/5 Year old Enrichment

    IU or Purdue: I like both teams

    Cat or Dog? Cats are great but I LOVE my dogs Boo Boo and Ace!

    Coke or Pepsi?  Diet Coke is my friend!

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  7 Years

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I love when the children laugh at my jokes. I love to see them learn new things. Truly blessed to be a part of New Hope.

  • Connie Wikle

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Connie Wikle

    Connie Wikle

    Classes Responsible For: 4 Year olds - Monkeys & Zebras

    IU or Purdue: IU

    Cat or Dog? Dog-Bella

    Coke or Pepsi?  Neither!  Starbucks

    How long have you been with New Hope Preschool?  7 Years

    What gives you the most joy in your role at New Hope Preschool?

    I enjoy seeing the students become independent and growing up with so much confidence.

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