Meet Our Staff
Mrs. Ellison 
Program Director

Greetings! 
My name is Candice Ellison and have worked in Early Childhood Education for 16 years. I am proud to say that I am the Program Director at New Hope Christian Schools. I am married to my high school sweet heart and together we have 3 awesome kids. It is my passion to assist the staff at NHCS in creating the most memorable experiences for both children and families. The first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes a child's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community. At NHCS we take pride in teaching each child that our Lord Jesus Christ is the center of all life's successes. Be truly glad there is wonderful JOY ahead- 1 Peter 1:6
Mrs. Duran 
Preschool Teacher- The Busy Bees/ Assistant Director 
I have been working at New Hope Christian Schools since 1996. I am currently working as the Preschool teacher with our 3 year olds.  You will see me in the afternoons working in the office as the Assistant Director. I look forward to being here every day and I enjoy working with the children, parents and staff. I am so blessed to have a job I truly love. 
  Mary Mason
Office Manager
My name is Mary Mason, I am married and have 2 beautiful little girls. I love working at NHCS!
Whether it's a billing question, or a hug and a band aid it is my pleasure to serve your family.
​Many Blessings!

 
Mr. Diaz
Facility Supervisor
Hello NHCS families! My name is Stephen Diaz. I am on campus each day making sure our children our safe! I pride myself on maintaing the facilities of NHCS. I'm here to serve!
-God Bless
Miss Molter
TK/Kindergarten Teacher
I am Miss Molter and I absolutely love teaching here at New Hope Christian Schools! I am a graduate of Biola University and have a passion for teaching and loving the Lord! This is my first year at New Hope and I look forward to many more! When I am not at school, I love hiking, camping and being outside. I am thankful for New Hope and the privilege to be a part of a school that helps students to grow both academically and spiritually! 
 
Mrs. Cardenas
Pre-K Teacher- The Fireflies
My name is Yvette Cardenas. This is my 2nd school year at NHCS. I love working with all ages. I am excited to teach Pre-K this year. I am married and have 2 amazing daughters. My goal is to make sure your student is prepared for Kindergarten. And we will play, create, imagine, and grow!
Mrs. Del Castillo
Pre-K Teacher- The Love Bugs
My name is Randi Del Castillo and I have been married to my husband Fernando for 34 years. We have 6 adult children and have been blessed with 13 grandchildren; ranging in age from 3 to 19. I have been teaching for 20 years, 14 here at    New Hope Christian Schools. I love children and teaching. Working at a school where I can share God's word and show them God's love has been very rewarding. 


Miss Ashley 
Pre-K Teacher- The Dragonflies
Hello, my name is Miss Ashley! I love teaching Pre-Kindergarten at New Hope Christian Schools! Watching a child witness something new is the best part. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends! New Hope is such a great school! 
Mrs. Fields
Pre-K- Teacher The Crickets
 Welcome NHCS families! It's going to be a great school year. I love to sing, dance, and make learning fun! I have taught for 10 years, in Orange County. I'm so excited to be apart of New Hope Christian Schools. 
 
Mrs. Copelan
Preschool Teacher-The Caterpillars
I love the Lord and I love working with children.  I have been working with children since I was 19 years old.  I have been happily married for 20 years with 3 wonderful children of my own. I love to sing to the Lord and also enjoy cooking, running and helping others. 

 
Natalie Burge
Early Discoveries Teacher-
The Butterflies
Marisol Juarez
Early Discoveries Teacher-
The Wiggle Worms

 
Mrs. Bowden 
Music Director 
I have been at New Hope Christian Schools for over fifteen years. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance at Azusa Pacific University. I love working with children, not only in our music classes, but on the chapel worship team too. My husband is a high school music teacher, as well. 
Mrs. Bowling 
Preschool Assistant 
I am Mrs. Bowling and I have been teaching for 38 years. I have been married for 39 years to my husband John.  We have two sons.  I enjoy reading and scrapbooking.  At church, I sing in the choir and I am the outreach person for Sunday school. I love teaching children; seeing their faces when they memorize a bible verse or a song, learning their letters and nu,beds.  It is  like a ray of sunshine seeing their happy faces.
Tina Ellison
Assistant Teacher
Judi Power
Substitute Teacher
Brigitte Hosea
Kitchen Technician