Carol King has been blessed to be a part of Hosanna Christian School since 2009. During her time here, she has had the privilege to teach kindergarten and currently 3/4 grade. She loves the fun learning experiences they get to share together all the while building on the fundamental foundation of education. Carol strives to provide a safe, fun, Christ centered classroom.
Carol and her husband Matt have been married or 25 years and have 3 children. She attends Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor.
Kings Favorites 2019.2020
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
Kilcups Favorites 2019.2020
Hello! My name is Haley Yarbrough, and I am the new Kindergarten teacher here at Hosanna Christian School! I am so excited to start this new journey, and feel beyond blessed that God has called me to serve in such a foundational role for all of your children’s education.
A little about me:
I am a dog mom to a tri-pawed named Daisy. You and your littles will hear a lot about her this year. I am originally from Port Orchard, and recently moved back to continue my education and working. I have had two jobs for the past few years, but when I’m not working I enjoy spending time outside hiking, walking along the water, or going for a run. I do a lot of volunteer work in my local church as well, and like to branch out and explore what all the Pacific Northwest has to offer!
This year I hope to have a family-oriented feel in our classroom between the students and myself, but also with all of you. I value communication and believe it is what builds and maintains relationships. I want my students to feel safe, encouraged, and valued both in our classroom and at home. I hope to inspire all of your children this year and show them the joy and value of learning!
Yarbrough Favorites 2019.2020
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 12 years. She is a graduate of Northwest University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in History. She is married and resides in Gig Harbor with her husband, two wonderful step-sons, and their dog Luci.
Wallitner Favorites 2019.2020
5th/6th Grade Teacher
Mr. Link is our 5th-6th grade teacher, while also teaching 7th-8th grade history and science. His particular areas of interest include European history, music, and art. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Science from the University of Washington where he specialized in communication and video production. He also has a Master’s of Divinity from Westminster Seminary in California. Brenden has recently lived in New York (working on further graduate studies) before returning to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, a place he is quite proud to call home. Some of his hobbies include singing, playing piano, book collecting, endless reading, and lots of coffee.
Robin Gordon is our lead teacher, teaching 7th and 8th grade. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education with an emphasis in literacy. She has completed one year towards a Master’s Degree in education as well. She has taught in both public and private schools for the last 18 years, with 6 of those years being at Hosanna. She is grateful for the opportunity to provide a Godly environment to pour into the hearts of the children.
Robin and her husband have been married for 15 years, and have a joyous 13-year-old daughter named Bella. Robin and her family worship at Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor, where they are involved in a small group and also her husband Scott is an elder.
Gordon Favorites 2019.2020
Mrs. Hash accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was 3 years old. Early on, she remembers wanting to touch others’ lives, both near and far, for Jesus. She began praying for France, and other francophone people, when she was 8 years old. Mrs. Hash’s schooling choices were made with that in mind. She has been blessed with the opportunity to trust God with every aspect of her life and thrilled to watch how He has fulfilled her heart’s desires and unfolded His plan for her life. Mrs. Hash received her K-12 French and 4-12 English Teaching Certification from Central Washington University, as well as receiving Internationale Baccalaureate Certification for the Humanities and French. For the last 20 years, she has been able to teach in both public and private schools, including in France where she lived and finished her French degree at the University of Aix Provence Marseille in Avignon, and provided occasional simultaneous interpretation services for an international ministry based here in Gig Harbor. Mrs. Hash enjoys music, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her daughter attends Hosanna, and she is blessed to be able to teach here and be a part of the Hosanna Family. She and her family attend Harborview Fellowship, where she and her husband Bill are involved in several ministries. It is her prayer that her students, and all with whom she is blessed to interact with, 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).
Hash Favorites 2019.2020
After growing up in southern CA and living in Utah for 6 years, Mrs. Grubbs and her family moved to WA in 2012. She couldn’t be happier living here in green Washington State. She is married with 2 beautiful children.
Being able to work in such a beautiful Christian environment is so uplifting. She is so blessed to be part of such a loving family named Hosanna. She has always loved children and office work, so this is a perfect fit for her. Please feel free to come in and visit. Mrs. Grubbs is here for you.
Grubbs Favorites 2019.2020
Born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. she was raised with 2 great Christian parents and 4 siblings who all love the Lord. They all were very involved in the church and went to a Christian school their whole lives. When she left CA to move to WA with part of my family, she had put in 20 years as Office Manager at heartland Christian School where all 3 of her kids graduated. Mrs. Stensrud’s heart is to serve the Lord wherever He needs her! She is blessed to be on the Hosanna staff.
Stensrud sFavorites 2019.2020
Karen serves as an Office Aide here at Hosanna on Fridays. She was raised a military brat travelling all over the west and southwest and graduated high school in Guam. She has loved living in Gig Harbor for the last 20+ years. She is married to Steven whose family homesteaded here in Gig Harbor. She has one son and has been married for 35 years. Serving where the Lord leads her is first and foremost in her life. Hosanna is near and dear to her heart as her son graduated her over 20 years ago. She looks forward to learning from the teachers and the students as she interacts with them.
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.