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Our Staff

  • Rev. Kirby  Williams
    NHCS School Pastor

    pastor@nhcsftl.org

    Pastor Kirby Williams has been the senior pastor of New Hope Community Church since 2004 and serves as School Pastor for both God's Little Creations and New Hope Christian School.


  • Mrs. Brandy  Andrews
    Head of School

    bandrews@nhccftl.org

    Mrs. Andrews is a Virginia native who migrated to Florida in 2002. She and her husband have five children and she has been the Head of School at New Hope Christian School since December 2007. Mrs. Andrews holds dual Bachelor Degrees in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development and is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy. Mrs. Andrews and her family are members of New Hope Community Church.


  • Mrs. Debbie  Broek
    Administrative Assistant - Elementary

    dbroek@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Broek is a New York native, who migrated to South Florida in 1989. She has worked in children’s ministry since the late 1980’s and currently serves as Administrative Assistant to the GLC Director of Education and the NHCS Elementary Principal. Mrs. Broek is a member of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church where she has faithfully served for over 20 years.


  • Mrs. Monica  Andino
    Administrative Assistant - Preschool

    mandino@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Andino is originally from Uruguay, however most of her childhood was spent in New Jersey. She is married with four children and has been working in the field of early childhood development sine the late 1980’s. Mrs. Andino has a Child Development Associate and has served as a Professional Development Specialist for the Council for Professional Recognition since 1999. She and her family attend God International Ministries in Margate, Florida.


  • Ms. Janet  Sessa
    Director of Children's Ministries

    Ms_Janet@nhccftl.org

    Ms. Sessa leads chapel on Wednesday mornings for the preschool and Friday mornings for the elementary school. She is the ambassador of our prayer ministry. She holds a Degree in Early Childhood Development.


  • Ms. Barbara  Koss
    Library Assistant

    bkoss@nhccftl.org

    Ms. Koss is a Pittsburg native who migrated to Florida in 1983. For many years she worked in the mortgage lending industry as an internal auditor, and in 2009 she became a member of the New Hope Christian School staff. Ms. Koss serves as the Library Assistant and is a member of New Hope Community Church.


  • Mrs. Kym Becker  
    Preschool Teacher

    kbecker@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Becker was born and raised in South Florida. She and her husband have one daughter and are members of New Hope Community Church. Mrs. Becker serves in children's church, JAM Club, VBS, and many other ministries at New Hope. She has been involved in early education since 2011.


  • Ms. Catherine Handfield  
    Preschool Teacher

    chandfield@nhcsftl.org

    Ms. Handfield was born in the Bahamas, but spent most of her youth in Turks and Caicos Islands. She is a member of The Church of God, where she serves in the women's ministry, choir, prayer team, and Sunday School. Ms. Handfield holds a National Child Development Associate, and a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies. She has been serving in the field of education since 1989.


  • Mrs. Karol Mattia  
    Preschool Teacher

    kmattia@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Mattia is from Dominican Republic, and holds a degree in Legal Studies. She and her husband have one son and have been members of the Latino American Christian Center for 5 years, where they serve in a variety of ministries.


  • Mrs. Liz Ortega  
    Preschool Teacher

    lortega@nhcsftl.org


  • Mrs. Jacinth  Pierre
    Preschool Teacher

    jpierre@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Pierre is a Jamaica native who migrated to the United States in 2005. She holds a Florida Child Development Associate and has volunteering her time here at God's Little Creations since September 2011. Mrs. Pierre is fluent in Spanish, English and is currently pursuing ASL (American Sign Language). She has three young children and is a member of New Hope Community Church. Mrs. Pierre sings in the choir and sits on the New Hope Community Church Missions Committee. She enjoys praying and ironing and longs to be a missionary nurse.


  • Mrs. Charlene  Walters
    Preschool Teacher

    cwalters@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Walters is a Bahamian native who migrated to Florida in 1982. She is married with four children and has been working at God’s Little Creations since July 2008. She holds a Child Development Associate from the state of Florida. Mrs. Walters has the biggest heart and loves the children dearly. She is a member of New Hope Community Church, where she serves in the nursery.


  • Mrs. Amanda  Avila
    Preschool Teacher

    aavila@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Avila is a Florida native. She is married with one daughter and is a member of The Church at Deerfield Beach. Mrs. Avila holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies, as well as a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her background in child therapy lead her into the preschool setting where she has served since 2005.


  • Mrs. Cleopatra  Seignon
    Preschool Teacher

    cseignon@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Seignon was born in Mexico and migrated to United States in 2009. She is married and has been blessed with two unique daughters. Mrs. Seignon holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Child Care training credential. She believes with her whole heart that the LORD’s purpose for her life is to help young people develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Her and her family are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where she serves as Sabbath school bible teacher.


  • Mrs. Franchesca  Preudhomme
    Lower Elementary Team Leader

    fpreudhomme@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Preudhomme is a Trinidadian native. She graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Preudhomme enjoys working with children and watching them mature and develop.


  • Mrs. Taffey  Sejour
    Lower Elementary Teacher

    tsejour@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Sejour is a native of South Florida. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. She serves as the 1st grade teacher of New Hope Christian School. Mrs. Sejour holds an Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Reading. She is a member of Redemption Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, FL.


  • Mrs. Daheima  Brown
    Lower Elementary Teacher

    dbrown@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Brown was born in Jamaica, but migrated to Florida in 2005. She is a member of All Nation New Testament Church, where she serves in the youth ministry and various outreach programs. Mrs. Brown has been teaching since 2017 and is dedicated to educating children about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Mrs. Beverly  Seymour
    Lower Elementary Teacher

    bseymour@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Seymour has a Bachelors Degree in Education with a minor in Guidance/Counseling and has been teaching since 2012. She has taught fifth grade, seventh through ninth grades and served in a high school drop-out recovery program. Mrs. Seymour and her husband have a beautiful daughter, and are members of All Nations New Testament Church, where they serve in the food bank ministry.


  • Mrs. Jennifer  Best
    Upper Elementary Team Leader

    jbest@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Best is a New York native who migrated to Florida in 2005. She is married and has six children. She serves as Elementary Teacher for New Hope Christian School and currently teaches a blended Second-Third Grade class. Mrs. Best holds a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. She attends Church By The Glades in Coral Springs where she serves in multiple ministries.


  • Mrs. Andrea  Ortiz de Jesus
    Upper Elementary Teacher

    aortizdejesus@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Ortis is originally from Puerto Rico, but spent most of her childhood years in New York City. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and has taught specifically in Christian Schools for over 22 years. Mrs. Ortiz attends Iglesia Real in Hollywood, FL and is very active in ministry.


  • Mrs. Lynda Cooper  
    Elementary Aftercare

  • Ms. Peta-Gaye  Ritchie
    Middle School Team Leader

    pritchie@nhcsftl.org

    Ms. Ritchie is a Jamaican native who migrated to Florida as a very young child. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Florida and has been teaching since, 2010. Ms. Ritchie and her family are members of Mercy Gathered Ministries, where she serves in the Intercessory Prayer ministry.


  • Mr. Clayton  Andrews
    Middle School Teacher

    candrews@nhcsftl.org

    Mr. Andrews was born in Chicago, IL, and migrated to Florida when he was a young boy. He has served in many capacities at NHCS since 2014, and has been an integral part of the campus expansion project. Mr. Andrews currently teaches shop, and Middle School Bible and History. He and his wife have 5 amazing kids and are members of New Hope Community Church.


  • Mrs. Jeanelisse Rentas-Fortuno  
    Middle School Teacher

    jrentasfortuno@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Rentas-Fortuno is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She is married and has two wonderful little girls. Mrs. Rentas-Fortuno is a member of Calvary Chapel Plantation, where she serves in the VBS ministry. She holds a Master Degree in Education and has been teaching since 2015.


  • Mrs. Jessica  Aviles

    javiles@nhcsftl.org

    Mrs. Aviles is a South Florida native. She is married and has three amazing children. Mrs. Aviles has a heart for missions and serving the LORD, and is pushing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Her and her husband are members of New Hope Community Church, where she serves in the children's ministry.


  • Mr. Darrin  McFarlane
    Physical Education Teacher

    dmcfarlane@nhcsftl.org

    Mr. McFarlane was born New York and is of Trinbagonian heritage. He has actively been engaged in sports all of his young and adult life. His undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice and he is currently completing his Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development. Mr. McFarlane is married with two beautiful children and he and his family are members of St. Gregory's.