Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources

While teachers are primary, actual curriculum is important. The following is a list of curricular resources we recommend for the lower school years (K-5). The (*) indicates curricula used at Hope Academy as of 2018-2019.

Sample Teacher Interview Questions

Sample Teacher Interview Questions

The following are the kinds of questions we ask during a teacher interview. We also have candidates teacher a sample lesson as part of our process, we also have them send a video of themselves teaching a lesson if they live out of the area. Tell us a bit about your...
Your School Has No Needs

Your School Has No Needs

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received about fundraising was this: Your school has no needs. You might be tempted to stop reading right now. As someone leading an existing school, or planning to start a new school, you already (or will soon have) an...
Teaching As a Missional Vocation

Teaching As a Missional Vocation

In our interviewing for staff, we try to discern if the person senses God’s call to a missional vocation. Here is one reason why that is so important – because this is going to be the hardest job that you will ever do. Almost invariably within about two weeks, I have...
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

By Dan Olson and Russ Gregg We believe the mis-education of American inner city youth is one of the greatest Biblical justice issues of our day. But to solve a problem, you have to deeply understand it. Our conviction is that the urban education crisis is a symptom of...