Mrs. Cara Francl, Administrator & 1st-2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Francl graduated from Sterling College with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent her first year teaching 1st grade in Grand Island and has spent the last 13 years teaching at New Hope. She lives in Dannebrog with her husband, Russ, and three kids, two of which are current students at New Hope!

Mrs. Lisa Wright, 3rd-6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Wright has been teaching for 30 years. She earned her teaching credential from Colorado State University with post graduate work at Concordia University. Her classroom teaching experience includes schools in Colorado, California and Missouri before coming to New Hope. She especially enjoys leading children in Music, Art and Spanish education activities. Mrs. Wright is married to Brian, Pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church in Cairo. They have two children.

Mrs. Angie Berger, 7th Grade Teacher/1st-7th Grade History & Science Teacher

Mrs. Berger graduated from New Hope in 1994 and came back as the science and history teacher in 2017. She is greatly enjoying this new opportunity to teach the 1st-7th graders even though it is a big change from her past experience of teaching high school Physical Science. In between her time at New Hope as a student and now as a teacher, Angie has had many other experiences including: graduating from Sterling College in Kansas with a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry, serving as a missionary for over 12 years in the United States & China, and teaching science in Grand Island. She and her husband, Garret, have 3 children, two are currently attending New Hope.

Mrs. Nicole Hixson, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Hixson graduated from UNL in 2005.  She spent 5 years teaching at Kimball Public schools in Kimball Nebraska.  While living in Kimball she met her now husband Dustin. After having Eleanor she decided to stay home with her young children.  Even though Mrs. Hixson loved being home with her children she missed teaching. So she began substituting at Grand Island Public Schools in 2015.  Then in 2018 Mrs. Hixson was given the opportunity to teach at New Hope Christian Schools. She loves teaching at New Hope.