Success Stories

  • Ms. Vavrik, HOPE Teacher and Family

    Ms. Lisa Vavrik knows HOPE is the reason her daughter, Callie, earned a diploma in 2013. It is also the place she was proud to take a teaching job at three years ago, after spending more than a decade working in special education in other area schools.

    “I really appreciate the community focus at HOPE,” said Ms. Vavrik, who works as an elementary reading specialist at HOPE’s New Heights Academy in Federal Heights. “Everyone here truly cares about the students we serve.”

    Callie, Ms. Vavrik’s daughter and HOPE alumna, was born with spina bifida. At the age of 15, she acquired a fungal infection in her brain, making her very ill and unable to attend school. Read more