- Breonna Stone, Interim Principal
- Rukiya Alexander, School Operations Manager
- JaLayne Kordich (Ms. K), Office Manager
- Freddie Riley, Dean of Students
- Crystal White, School Admissions Manager
- Taylore McBride, Middle School Dean of Instruction
Breonna is a Transformational-Servant Leader who provides exceptional Education Management to k-12 schools. In her current role at HOPE Christian-Fortis Elementary School she serves as the Dean of Instruction and Interim Principal. Her aptitude and academic excellence led her to pursue a Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, while obtaining a certificate in College Advising in effort to contribute to research that fosters the post-secondary achievement of all students. She earned her Master of Science in Educational Leadership and since then has championed inclusivity and equity in degree attainment across students, especially those from marginalized communities.
Rukiya is committed to uplifting community members to help them reach their full academic and personal potential. She shares that commitment as part of her professional growth plan. She has a desire to strengthen systems and programs for organizations that care about making a difference for youth in the Milwaukee community. She exudes a strong passion for leading teams who will further develop and implement well rounded programs for youth and adult programming.
Ms. Jalayne serves as the HOPE Christian School Fortis School Office Manager. She joined us with nearly 30 years of office and administration experience. She uses her skills to help keep the Fortis office running smoothly! She is truly the face of Fortis ensuring that all of scholars and their families have a pleasant experience. She loves watching scholars grow and learn, always reminding them that there is nothing impossible for them or out or their reach. You can hear her any given day sharing with scholars just how brilliant, loved, and cared for they are. Her favorite job is handing out hugs and hanging artwork made by the scholars.
My goal as an educator is to create a challenging learning environment with engaging lessons and clear expectations. Understanding the need to show up personally and professionally. Under my care, students will have both the freedoms of expression and creativity to aid in developing character and accountability. Student development is important, particularly for students of color. My method of citizenship pursuance within standards and students provides an alternative model of masculinity, steering scholars in the path of empowerment and relatively leadership and responsibility roles. In addition, my practiced style of building and reinforcing children will focus on sought after skills, tools and abilities necessary for scholars to be successful in life. Creating culturally responsive systems, structures and strategies that principle influence, identity and self confidence. My goal is simple. Create awareness, instruct that there is a path and the discoveries are endless.
Crystal White is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Her love for community and interest in building strong, lasting relationships led her to HOPE Christian Schools. Crystal served over 6 years in both teaching and leadership capacities at Elaine Schreiber Child Development Center, located in the heart of Milwaukee’s award-winning urban development, Westlawn Gardens. She transitioned to HOPE Christian Schools-Fortis with a strong passion for connecting with families and children as they make what she attributes to be “one of the most important decisions of their life”, choosing a school. Crystal often shares stories of how she combines her beliefs and experience as a parent to the work she does with the families and children she serves. Wanting to establish impactful, safe spaces for children to learn and thrive while creating ‘magic moments’ for others, she leads from a premise of, “What would I want to see as a parent?” And “What are some of the interests or needs of my own child?” Crystal’s ability to connect with families on a personal level makes her a phenomenal asset to the Fortis family!
Taylore McBride will lead curriculum mastery and teacher development as the New Middle School Dean of Instruction for HOPE Christian Schools - Fortis. She brings an immediate wealth of experience as she transitions from her role as a high school educator at Milwaukee Public Schools. Having taught both 9th and 11th grades respectively, she has a heightened post pandemic awareness of needed academic preparation for students and cultural consciousness for teachers. As a business strategist, she is aware of the importance and impact of proper training, feedback and sound relationship building. In any setting, measuring organizational performance against operational trajectories, affords an elevated aptitude to blend academic achievement and conscious capitalism in perfect harmony. McBride holds a BA in Business and Management, and an MBA in Business Strategy both from Cardinal Stritch. A Master Training Certification from UWM and is currently studying to receive her Master’s in Education, also from Cardinal Stritch.