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Hope Leadership Academy Board Members


FRANCO OLIVIER

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT, COBBS ALLEN

“I chose to sit on the board at Hope Leadership as a way to help the kids. I was humbled by the love and care shown by the staff towards the kids, and wanted to support them anyway I could.”

ELENA MCVICAR

LIBRARIAN, JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

“I worked closely with the HLA teachers as a librarian at the L.H. Bluford Library, and their dedication and passion inspired me to get involved with the school.”

Rodney D. Smith

Associate Director for Student Success, UMKC

“Education is extremely important to our community and serving KC east of Troost Ave is paramount to me!”

HEATHER WHALEN

3RD GRADE TEACHER, HOMESCHOOL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

“I’m a teacher by profession and spent many of my years teaching in inner city schools. When we began after-school tutoring at the Hope Center, it became very clear that our kids were not being served well academically in their schools. It was a 10-year dream to see HLA come to be, to give the kids in this neighborhood a world-class education and give this community a neighborhood school to serve as a cornerstone of stability. It’s my honor to serve on this board to continue to build on that vision and serve the kids and families of this neighborhood.”