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Carol King

Carol had been teaching at Hosanna Christian School since 2009.
Carol and her husband have been married for 22 years and have 3 children. Matt is also an educator.

Beth Kilcup

Beth Kilcup, born and raised in Southern Illinois, has taught in both public and Christian schools.  She values the individuality of each student and the opportunity to nuture them for success in life with God, prayer, and His Word.

Beth and her husband Jon have been married 19 years and are blessed with three children.

She thanks God for His help and the privilege of teaching on the foundation of His Word. “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; God is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Ps. 18:30

Shakindra Wallitner

Shakindra Wallitner is excited to be our 1st-2nd grade teacher. She joined our staff in 2011/2012 School year from Cedar Park Christian School in Bothell where she taught first grade for the past 12 years.  She is a graduate of Northwest University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in History.

She recently married and relocated to Gig Harbor with her husband, two wonderful step-sons, and their dog Luci.

Karista Yarger

Karista has worked at Heartland Christian School in San Diego since 2007, most recently teaching 1st & 2nd grade. She joined our staff at Hosanna in March of this year, as a Teacher’s Aid in the 1st & 2nd grade class. She taught 2nd grade here for 1 year and is now teaching Kindergarten.  Karista moved up here with her husband Grant, who has taken a job as a worship leader at a local church. How great it is to see Hosanna growing and changing in so many ways!

Tiffany Moore

Tiffany Moore has lived in Gig Harbor for 20 years and before that, lived overseas with her husband and kids as missionaries in Europe with International Teams.  She has homeschooled all three children and taught writing and literature at the Fox Island Co-op. During that season, she had the exciting opportunity to develop history curriculum with author Susan Wise Bauer, collaborating on four activity books. Her passion is in writing and history but also enjoys seeing the beauty of God’s work in science and other subjects. 
She enjoys family, sewing, paper crafting and reading and attends Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church here in Gig Harbor.

Robin Gordon

Robin Gordon is our wonderful middle school teacher. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2001 earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, receiving a K-8 teaching certificate, with an emphasis on literacy. She has completed one year towards a Masters Degree in education as well. She has been teaching since 2001 in both public and private schools. Now that her daughter, Bella, attends Hosanna Christian School full time, she is looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to see how God uses her to carry out His purpose in these childrens’ lives.

She enjoys music, dancing, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. Robin and her family worship at Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor, where they are involved in a small group, and her husband, Scott, is an elder.

Heather Hash

I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 3 years old. Early on, I remember wanting to touch others’ lives, both near and far, for Jesus. I began praying for France, and other francophone people, when I was 8 years old. My schooling choices were made with that passion in mind. I have been blessed with the opportunity to trust God with every aspect of my life and thrilled to watch how He has fulfilled my heart’s desires and unfolded His plan for my life. I have been able to teach in both public and private schools, including in France where I lived and finished my French degree.
I have been blissfully married to my husband for nearly 8 years, and we have a sweet daughter who attends kindergarten at Hosanna. We moved to Gig Harbor a year and a half ago to be closer to our church Harborview Fellowship. I started teaching French here at Hosanna this last October and am blessed to be a part of the Hosanna Family. It is my prayer that my students, and all with whom I am blessed to interact, begin to know God more as their roots grow down deep into His love, and as they grow stronger that they begin to understand how wide, how high, and how deep His love truly is (Eph. 3:14-20).

Alicia Grubbs

After growing up in southern CA and living in Utah for 6 years, my family and I moved to WA in 2012. I couldn’t be happier living here in green Washington State. I am married with 2 beautiful children.
Being able to work in such a beautiful christian environment is so uplifting. I am so blessed to be a part of such a loving family named Hosanna. I have always loved children and office work, so this is a perfect fit for me. Please feel free to come talk to me. I am here for you.

Lydia Harlander

Lydia is a Hosanna Alumni who joined us in 2016.  Her heart for the Lord is undeniable.

Linda Long

Linda Long graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Music Education.  She has been a private lesson music teacher in the Gig Harbor area for a number of years and also has experience accompanying and playing on church worship teams.  She believes every person should have the opportunity to learn and experience the joy of making music. The music teacher’s job is to guide them in that process to increased skill in playing with positive motivation and acceptance and to offer opportunities for sharing the music they have learned.  Her favorite part is the relationships developed with her music students and their families.