The School of Hope

(573) 857-2034
530 Ripley Route BB
Fairdealing, MO. 63939

Leonard Gladden, administrator - has served at the school since September, 2009. Generally known as "BL" (the short version of Brother Leonard!), Mr. Gladden is in charge of middle- and high-school English, drama productions, foreign language, maintaining the school's digital presence, and trying to do fewer fundraisers. :-) He has taught at all levels including college, high-school, and elementary before coming to the school. A member of Springhill Baptist Church, he serves as liaison between the two organizations and is a member of the school council. He teaches private piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
Ronda Thomas - Having gone through an ACE school during her educational years is part of what makes Ms. Ronda so suited for taking care of the early-learning center for SSH. The fact that she loves every child as her own, considering them a God-given blessing and responsibility is an even bigger part of her success. Our early learning center comprises grades K-2, and is limited to 7 students. This ensures that each student gets the individual attention needed to work with the reading-heavy curriculum of the main learning center!
Kathy Daniel - Ms. Kathy is our secretary. As such, she is a large part of the day-to-day success of the school! She has experience in a multitude of areas, successfully running several businesses in different fields. Prior to moving to southeast Missouri, she taught art and reading at Alamogordo Christian Academy in Alamogordo, New Mexico. In addition to her office duties, she teaches the high school art class, manages and directs the school's fundraisers.