Administration

Jeff Kirchner

Principal /
Director

Jen Nelson

Vice Principal /
School Counselor

Keri Butler

Office Manager

Faculty

Hollie Carroll

Grades K-2

Melissa Hamilton

Grades 3-4

Andrea King

Grades 5-6

Alyssa Meehan

Grades 7-8

Alex Hamilton

High sChool MatH and science

Jenny Brannan

High sChool English

Kelsi Harris

Special Education

Julie DeWitt

Health Teacher

Sarah Bosman

Instructional assistant

Beth Donaldson

Instructional assistant

Jen Johnson

Instructional assistant

Guerda Prairie

Instructional assistant

Community Commitment to Inspired Students
and Quality Education

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© 2018 Hume Lake Charter School

Hume Lake charter school
64144 Hume Lake RD
Hume, CA 93628
559-305-7565
info@humelakecharter.org

Jeff Kirchner

Principal

I am excited to begin my time as the Principal at Hume Lake Charter School this year and loving the opportunity to work alongside the staff at such an amazing school. I have a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University and an Administrative Services Credential from National University. Prior to my time at HLCS, I spent 16 years teaching a variety of subjects in a variety of school settings. I look forward to and amazing year and many successful years to come!

Jen Nelson

Vice Principal,
School Counselor

Jen Nelson has been the School Counselor at Hume Lake Charter School for over 10 years and thoroughly enjoys working alongside of students in this position. She has a Master’s in Education and Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Prior to her time at HLCS, she worked as an administrator at Point Loma Nazarene University. She and her family have been a part of the Hume community for 19 years.

Keri Butler

Office Manager

Hume Lake Charter School has been apart of my family’s life since 2007. We have seen the gift of this school’s intentionality played out year after year. I am so grateful to be involved with HLCS.

Hollie Carroll

Grades k-2

From the time I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be a teacher! I completed my undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University and my graduate work at George Fox University, earning an MA in Teaching. My experience ranges from large public schools both in California and out of state to the small public charter school I have been a part of since 2012; Hume Lake Charter. If I’m not at school, you might find me spending time with my family, reading a book, or gardening in my greenhouse.

Melissa Hamilton

Grades 3-4

After graduating from Biola University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education and an M.A. in Education, I began my teaching career in Orange County. I taught third grade for five years before moving to Hume. I have been involved with Hume Lake Charter School in a variety of capacities since 2007. My favorite book is Miss Rumphius and my least favorite multiplication fact is 6 x 8.

Andrea King

Grades 5-6

I attended San Diego State University for my undergraduate degree, followed by the University of Redlands to complete my teaching credential. I have been teaching since 1995, with a break for a few years while my children were small. I have taught all grade levels from second grade through high school, but elementary ages are my favorite!

Alex Hamilton

High School Math and Science

Alex Hamilton studied health science at California Baptist University and began his educational career during 2016 in Monterey, California after working as an EMT. There he taught chemistry and environmental science along the tranquil Central Californian coast. Since then, he has joined Hume Lake Charter School where he teaches high-school science and math. Alex is currently working on his master of arts in teaching science (5-12) through Western Governors University.

Jenny Brannan

High School English

After graduating with a BA in Liberal Studies & teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University, I started my teaching career in Fresno, originally in Kindergarten. After receiving my first pink slip, I landed in junior high and realized I LOVED secondary students, so I stayed for 7 years! Now, having taught students ranging from preschool to junior high, I’m excited to influence students at the high school level. Recently, I discovered that I like the novel Frankenstein (you should read it).

Kelsi Harris

Special Education

Hi, I’m Kelsi Harris and I am the Special Education teacher at Hume Lake Charter. I grew up in Colorado and lived there until I was 25. I lived in the same house until I was 18! I got my undergrad degree in history from the University of Northern Colorado, and then received my masters in Special Education from the University of Denver! I My husband and I love camping and exploring new places, both in the country and in the city whenever we can!

Jen Johnson

Instructional Assistant

Currently, I am a mom of three kids (two enrolled at HLCS) and have been married for 16 years to Jay Johnson. We have lived at Hume for over 18 years. I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Westmont College and have worked for Hume Lake Christian Camps for 7 years and HLCS for 2 years.

School Site Council Members

2019-20 School Year

Congratulations to the new Hume Lake Charter School Site Council members! The following will represent the school and community in this endeavor:

Principal
Jeff Kirchner

Teacher Representative
Andrea King

Other Staff Representative
Guerda Prairie

Parent/Community Representatives
Aubrie Wright
Jen Kirchner

Student Representative
Abbie Dyksra