Faculty

 
From Left to Right: Miss Heidi Heckmann, Pastor Jonathan Kehren, Mrs. Jane Sullivan, Mrs. Carol Heyn, Mr. Jarrod Pfarr

Our faculty of five includes very talented individuals with bachelors degrees in education. Their combined 40+ years of teaching experience equips Hope with experienced, talented educators.All of our teachers hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (B.S. in Education) and are regularly involved in continuing education. 
Three of our faculty members currently hold state teaching licenses.



Principal Jarrod Pfarr

Grades 3-5

Bachelor of Science in Education, 2014, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
Served at Hope since 2014.

Mr. Pfarr began teaching at HLA in 2014.  Mr. Pfarr is passionate about the teaching ministry and believes that every single child can succeed when they put their trust in the Lord. He is always looking for new ways to help the students learn and grow academically and spiritually.  In his personal time, he enjoys watching college football, specifically the Oklahoma Sooners. Boomer Sooner! Mr. Pfarr also enjoys being active, especially playing basketball and volleyball.  He has a passion for coaching and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Athletic Administration an Coaching from Concordia University in Irvine, CA.  He is member of the National Forensics League, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and holds a teaching credential in the state of Minnesota.


Carol Heyn

Grades 6-8

Bachelor of Science in Education, 1986, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Served at Hope since 2002.


Mrs. Heyn began teaching at Hope in 2002. Now teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mrs. Heyn’s emphasis is in Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education. She plans many fun, hands-on learning lessons to bring these subjects to life. A devoted mother of three, and an experienced teacher, Mrs. Heyn knows how to work well with kids of all ages. Mrs. Heyn is a member of the professional teaching organization NSTA.
 
 

Heidi Heckmann

Grades K-2

Bachelor of Science in Education, 2012, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Served at Hope since 2013.


Miss Heckmann began teaching at Hope in 2013. Miss Heckmann loves working with children of all ages and helping them grow spiritually and academically.  She makes learning hands-on and interactive to help all students succeed.  She especially loves reading and teaching social studies- she may even teach some Spanish! Miss Heckmann is a member of the professional teaching organization NCSS, and she holds a teaching credential from the state of Minnesota. 


Jane Sullivan

Grades 6-8

Bachelor of Science in Education, 1985, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Served at Hope since 2002.


Mrs. Sullivan began teaching at Hope in 2002. Currently teaching on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, her emphasis is in Language Arts. Mrs. Sullivan has the students delve into many complex novels and short stories. She finds a variety of creative ways for the students to express themselves with her literature units and writing projects. She also uses her creative abilities to create our school yearbook and her musical talents to direct our tone chimes choir. Mrs. Sullivan is a member of the professional teaching organization NCTE, and she holds a teaching credential from the state of California.
 

Pastor Jonathan Kehren

B.A. - Liberal Arts, 1991, Northwestern College, Watertown, WI

Master of Divinity, 1995, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI

Served at Hope since 2007.

Pastor Kehren has been shepherding our church and school since 2007. He and the principal  take turns leading the whole student body in weekly chapel services on Wednesdays. As one who cares about not just the students enrolled but every member of the family, Pastor Kehren is also available for spiritual counseling if your family is going through difficult times. An accomplished musician, Pastor Kehren plays the trumpet, organ, and piano in addition to singing solos in worship. Pastor Kehren leads all families new to our school through Bible Basics Seminars to help them understand more clearly how our school will be using God's Word to train the young minds and prepare the young hearts that are entrusted in our care. Pastor also teaches the capstone of our religion curriculum, Confirmation class, to the 7th and 8th graders. This class gives students the firm foundation of God's Word to stand upon as they get ready to face the new challenges that high school presents. He is also our district's Special Ministries coordinator.