- Edie Kastenschmidt Martwick, Fidelis Principal
- Liz Lavelle, School Operations Manager
- Quanesha Medina, Elementary Dean of Instruction
- Rachel Pappenfuss, Middle School Dean of Instruction
I’m Principal Edie Kastenschmidt Martwick, the proud Founding 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 Wisconsin Lutheran College (2001) where I majored in education. As a college student, I was humbled to be awarded the “Impact Award” recognizing my leadership and contributions to the mission of Wisconsin Lutheran College. As a teacher, I demonstrated the classroom teacher as a Christian leader while serving at St. Marcus, HOPE Christian Schools, and EAGLE College Preparatory Schools in Arizona. While at EAGLE, I completed my master’s degree program in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University (ASU).
I moved back to Milwaukee in 2009 to assume another leadership position as Director of Coaching for the Center for Urban Teaching. I mentored first and second year teachers, organized regular small group mentoring meetings, and coordinated the Urban Conference in Milwaukee.
In 2011, I returned full time to St. Marcus where I served as a kindergarten teacher, an instructional coach, Director of Primary Education, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Assistant Principal. In 2015, I joined the HOPE team as a Founding Principal at HOPE Fidelis during our inaugural year. I am committed to modeling lifelong character and educational growth, so in 2016, I graduated with my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Alverno College. In addition, I still serve as a leadership coach for the Center for Urban Teaching.
My experience in the classroom as the lead teacher has provided valuable insight for each of the positions I’ve held. I consider myself a lifelong learner and I am eager to build on my experiences to improve education for the children of Milwaukee. My prayer is that the team at HOPE Fidelis is continually growing and improving so that we provide an amazing place for your child to learn!
I, Liz Lavelle, am the proud Director of Operations at HOPE Fidelis. I have been with HOPE Fidelis since we opened in 2016 and served at HOPE Prima previous to that. Having gone to Wittenberg University (2008) for Early Childhood Education I have always loved working with school-age children. After two years of Americorps service and a Master’s Certificate in Non-Profit Management from UW-Milwaukee I found my calling working in school operations. Christ has called me to serve the HOPE Fidelis community by focusing my talents on the daily details of school nutrition, bussing, enrollment, technology, and much more. I love being a Flying Falcon because I get to serve our scholars, families, and staff everyday. I can always be reached at 414-203-5270 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 spending time with my family fishing at parks, reading with my son, and laying in a hammock on warm summer evenings. 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 Mrs. Quanesha Medina and I am proud to serve as the Elementary Dean of Instruction at HOPE Christian School Fidelis. I love being a Flying Falcon because we share our love for Christ and rigorous academics daily. In my role, I can’t wait to help you and your family grow to spiritual maturity and advance scholars spiritually and academically this school year. I can always be reached at 414-750-4986 or email@example.com with any questions or ideas to make our school the best it can be. When I’m not at school, I enjoy reading, writing books, and shopping at NIKE outlets. At HOPE Fidelis, we are a family who is united with the mission of spreading the Gospel and advancing God’s Kingdom. 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 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!