HOPE Fortis Staff

It is our privilege to serve your family. If you have a question or concern, please contact our school office to make an appointment with our school leaders.

School Leaders:

Brenna Prochnow, Principal, HOPE Fortis
Brenna’s passion and commitment to urban education is rooted in her desire to be see all students afforded excellent educational opportunities, and in turn, become agents for change in their communities.

Brenna joined the HOPE Fortis team in 2012 as a teaching assistant. Her talents and dedication propelled her to a lead teaching role for middle school math, and she remained in the classroom for the next two years as a 5th and 6th grade math teacher. She served as the Middle School Grade Level Chair, mentoring and leading a team of middle school teachers as they transitioned to a new behavioral management system. She then spent two years as the Dean of Instruction before transitioning into the Principal role in 2017.

Brenna graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of arts in legal studies and sociology. She then spent a year abroad working for a Christian mission organization in the Middle East. Upon completing her year commitment, she heard about the great work HOPE was doing on the north side of Milwaukee and could not wait to move to Milwaukee to join the HOPE team and family.

Faculty and Staff List

Brenna ProchnowPrincipal
Esther TanElementary Dean of Students
Dustin MihmMiddle School Dean of Students
Jocelyn WhiteDean of Middle School Instruction
Christina MoehnDean of Elementary Instruction
Amanda LawrenceSchool Operations Manager
JaLayne KordichSecretary
George HighshawDean’s Assistant
Holly TassoneK4 Lead Teacher
Rebecca NaultK5 Lead Teacher
Natasha McLaughlinK5 Lead Teacher
Lacey Sobotta1st Grade Lead Teacher
Shanice Borders1st Grade Lead Teacher
Brooke Bruns2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Ariana Nicholas2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Shamieka Glaude3rd Grade Lead Teacher
Danielle Wright3rd Grade Lead Teacher
Jazz Singh4th Grade Math Teacher
Sarina Scott-Owens4th Grade ELA Teacher
Abbey Heckman5th Grade ELA Teacher
Sarah Donaldson5th Grade Math Teacher
Kelsey Karlson6th Grade ELA Teacher
Gabby Park6th Grade Math Teacher
Bryce Mathson7-8 Grade Math Teacher
Antonia Redic7th Grade ELA Teacher
Thad Anderson8th Grade ELA Teacher; Athletic Director
Chelsea OlandMS Science/SS Teacher
Amanda RuschSpanish Teacher
Savannah ThompsonElementary Music Teacher
Derek WilliamsGym TA
Itanzia WilcoxMiddle School TA