- Anna Mayo, Fidelis Principal
- Rachel Pappenfuss, Middle School Dean of Instruction
- Shavon Clark, School Admissions Manager
- Zach Murray, Dean of Instruction
- Sophia Brooks, School Operations Manager
- Teana Robertson, Office Manager
- Simone Sharpe, Dean of Students
- Renea Taylor, Dean of Students
I’m Principal Anna Mayo, the proud Principal at HOPE Christian School Fidelis! Fidelis means faithful, and my aim as our school leader is to train our teachers and students to model themselves after Jesus’ words and actions. At HOPE Fidelis, we talk about Christ and College every day with the goal of building future community leaders through Christian character formation and strong academics.
I am a graduate of UW-Stevens Point where I majored in Music Education. As a college student, I was awarded the Chancellor’s Leadership Award which honors graduates who have demonstrated significant leadership, community service, and a commitment to personal growth. My passion for the children of Milwaukee began in 2012, when I first volunteered at a choice school in the city through the Center for Urban Teaching. There, I witnessed firsthand the desire and drive that families and their students had for a quality education.
I have served as a teacher in Milwaukee for over a decade, starting at St. Marcus Lutheran School as a 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts Teacher. In 2016, I joined the founding staff at HOPE Fidelis as a K4 teacher. In 2018, I became the school’s full time music specialist, and have led the program’s growth to include general music for all grades, along with choral and instrumental enrichments. In 2020 and 2021, I was honored with HOPE’s “Faith and Action” and “Team Player” awards. In 2021, I graduated with a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Wisconsin Lutheran College. Above all other accomplishments and experiences, I am proud to be a founding member of the HOPE Fidelis staff, and I am honored to be able to partner with our staff, students and families to continue the school's legacy of excellence.
My name is Mrs. Rachel Pappenfuss and I am proud to serve as the Middle School Dean of Instruction at HOPE Fidelis. I love being a Flying Falcon because it allows me to bring my passion for teaching into an environment where I can also let Christ shine through both my words and my actions. In my role, I can’t wait to help you and your family push your scholar to their full academic potential. This school year. I can always be reached at 864-525-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas to make our school the best it can be. When I’m not at school, I enjoy figure skating, baking, and playing board games with my family. I can’t wait for another wonderful year of serving the Lord, sharing His word, and showing His love to our students!
My name is Shavon Clark, and I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I am a mom of five; four boys and one girl. Their ages range from 25 years to 14 years of age. I will be celebrating 11 years of marriage on September 1. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Business Management with a double minor in Human Services and Business Administration.
I am currently working on my master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Family, Couples, and Marriage Counseling. I am a devoted member of Northside Church of God, where I served as the Children’s Church Director from 2018- 2022. I am a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc serving on the membership committee. It brings me great joy to work with students and families and being a resource and mediation support.
My favorite scripture is Psalm 51:10-12; Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not the Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.
I'm Mr. Murray and have worked in Milwaukee as a teacher for 6 years. I have specifically served as the 4th grade teacher at Fidelis for 5 of those years. I've wanted to teach ever since I was in 7th grade and had a teacher who pushed me to grow academically, in basketball, and as a human being. I felt like I could have the same impact on students, so I spent my time and energy focusing on that. I graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2017 with a teaching degree and moved to Milwaukee.
Since I have joined the Fidelis team, my goal has been to have students achieve to their fullest potential and feel a sense of belonging. In 2020, I was nominated and won the Neubauer Award for Urban Education. In 2022, I won our school's Academic All-Star Award for my class's high MAP growth in reading. In 2023, my 4th grade class had the highest percentage in the school of MAP Reading growth at 88%. I have shown my dedication to our students and have pushed them academically.
I am excited to serve as a Dean of Instruction this year. My goal will remain the same as it was when I was teaching, but now I get to serve our entire school, instead of just 4th grade. I am excited to see how God will use me in this new role, as I'm also excited to serve our amazing staff, students, and their families.
When I am not at school, I love spending time with my beautiful wife, Lauren, my amazing daughter, Nora, and our dog, Bindi. We love traveling, hiking, walking, running, gardening, eating, and spending time with our families!
My name is Sophia Brooks, and I am honored to serve as the School Operations Manager for HOPE Fidelis. My journey in education has been an enriching experience, and I am passionate about creating a positive impact every step of the way.
My academic journey began at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where I completed both my undergraduate and graduate education. I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with an education specification. Continuing my pursuit of knowledge, I earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in human resource management.
From an early age, I found joy in sharing knowledge and guiding young minds. Beginning as a summer-program teacher at a local Boys and Girls Club, my commitment to education blossomed. I've had the privilege of teaching various subjects and age groups, from preschool to high school science. In Milwaukee, I embraced the opportunity to teach middle school science and social studies at HOPE Caritas. Witnessing the growth and success of my students filled my heart with joy and reaffirmed my commitment to education. However, embracing my passion for servant leadership, I am now serving as the School Operations Manager for HOPE Fidelis.
As the School Operations Manager, I feel deeply grateful to be part of a team dedicated to creating a nurturing and supportive school community. My primary focus is ensuring the smooth functioning of the school, where every student can flourish academically and personally. I am fueled by the belief that education has the power to transform lives, and I am grateful to be an administrator of this incredible school community. The future is bright, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the positive impact we're making every day at HOPE Fidelis.
Hello, my name is Teana Robertson. I am the Office Manager here at HOPE Fidelis. I am delighted to have the opportunity daily to impact more families, inside and outside the school building. Here at Fidelis, you can expect Love, Christ, & Servitude when you walk through our office.
My goal is to exemplify Christ’s servitude by any means necessary one encounter at a time. I have served in the education field for 4 years now, from a teacher’s assistant to Office Manager. Noticing right away, my leadership skills and talents were stronger outside of the everyday classroom. I am currently furthering my education, to obtain my bachelor’s in business management.
During my leisure time I enjoy networking with organizations, churches, and preaching the gospel. I have also found such a greater love for reading and writing throughout this past year.
Hello! My Name is Simone Sharpe and I have lived in Wisconsin since the age of 12! I knew I wanted to become an educator when I met a very special teacher in high school who helped me navigate my grades and being homeless. The love and compassion she poured into me I promised myself I would pour back into the scholars in my community. I currently obtain a Bachelors in Community Education, Minor in Business Administration, and Master’s in Education. I plan on going back to school for my PHD very soon! I have been in the educational field since 2016! During that timeframe I have had the opportunity to work as a teacher’s assistant, K4 teacher, parent recruiter, curriculum builder, professional development presenter, creator of social emotional curriculum , social emotional coach, dean of students, reading interventionist and a few other job titles.
I’m a proud 2019 TFA Alumni and AmeriCorps winner which helped me obtain my masters. What I enjoy most about being an educator is fostering lifechanging relationships with my students. I enjoy seeing them achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals they set from as young as k4 to 8th grade! My faith is my biggest strength and I love that I get to share that with all families and scholars at HOPE Fidelis as Dean of Students. I want to teach children that “Your thoughts affect your emotions, your emotions affect your decisions, and your decisions affect your life.”
My name is Ms. Renea Taylor and I’m honored to serve as the Middle School Dean of Students at HOPE Fidelis. About me: I have 3 beautiful children (2 girls and 1 boy). I love dance and music. My favorite color is burgundy. I’ve been a math educator for the past 11 years working with middle school students in the Milwaukee area. For the 2023-2024 school year I am committed to building a culture that cultivates learning in the classroom. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Alverno College. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the Center for Urban Teaching. As the Middle School Dean of students my duties are to build and support student success. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO. I believe that instructional leadership skills, restorative practices and effective teaching are directly related to the success of the students in a classroom setting. By allowing God to lead me in this new role I know positive connections and lasting success of students and staff will be made.