HOPE Prima 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

Chelsea Prochnow, Principal

Chelsea is a passionate educator dedicated to providing all children with an excellent education regardless of their zip code. During her first year as Principal, Chelsea implemented organizational change to drive student achievement, improve school-wide culture, and create a sustainable work environment for her staff. Under her leadership, students are out-performing their peers on the NWEA MAP test, behavior incidents have decreased by nearly 20%, the amount of time on-task in class continues to increase, and staff retention rates have improved each year. Chelsea shares her leadership talents to support other HOPE schools and impact educational outcomes for more children through her role as a Principal Coach.

Chelsea began her career as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching 3rd Grade in Milwaukee Public Schools. In 2010 she expanded her education experience joining HOPE Christian Schools as a middle school teacher. As a recognized leader in her school, Chelsea was promoted to the role of Dean of Instruction where she led the school-wide implementation of rigorous, Common Core aligned instruction as well as differentiated small group work for reading and math.

Chelsea is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and received her MBA in Educational Leadership from Milwaukee School of Engineering. She holds a masters in Educational Policy from Marquette University and a bachelor of arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Faculty and Staff List

PrincipalChelsea Prochnow
Assistant PrincipalMatt Minami
Director of OperationsLiz Hochtritt
Dean of StudentsKimberly Peterson
Dean of Instruction – ElementaryIngrid Davis
Dean of Students AssistantJoe Jordan
Office ManagerPenela Jackson
Operational AssistantKenney Webster
K4 TeacherKenisha Smith
K4 TeacherShayla Jackson
K5 TeacherElaine Williams
K5 TeacherAmanda Castellanos
1st Grade TeacherMelissa Lee
1st Grade TeacherOlivia Foster
2nd Grade TeacherLindsey Phillips
2nd Grade TeacherDiana Petraitis
3rd Grade TeacherJessica Guiro
3rd Grade TeacherAllison Whelan
4th Grade TeacherAmanda McGovern
4th Grade TeacherJoseph Laabs
5th Grade ELA TeacherJeremy Braun
5th Grade Math TeacherKeonte Bishop
6th Grade ELA TeacherTeAnna Atkins
6th Grade Math TeacherShatavia Stricklin
7th Grade ELA TeacherLetisha Schaefer
7th Grade Math TeacherHyatt Lazear
8th Grade ELA TeacherJoynear Duncan
8th Grade Math TeacherSarah Hughes
5th/6th Grade Science TeacherRebecca Motto
7th/8th Grade Science TeacherRebecca Kellogg
Middle School Teaching FellowMark Peterson
Middle School Teaching FellowJack Metcalf
Gym TeacherLakendra Washington
Art TeacherAngela Crisp Mott
Food ServicePatricia Williams
Food ServiceSharlene Moore