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Staff Biographies

Randy Krussow
Randy Krussow is the HCA principal and lead teacher for grades 7-12. He graduated from Bethel University, is licensed to teach and coach in grades 7-12, and started at Hope Christian Academy in 1980. He and his wife, Amy, and daughters reside in Cottage Grove. Mr. Krussow loves to inspire students in applications of God's Word for daily living. He loves music and often finds ways to lead students in singing or plays silly songs on his guitar.
Ed McClain Ed McClain graduated from Anderson University, Indiana and started at Hope Christian Academy in 1992. He is the licensed lead teacher for grades 2-6. Mr. McClain has an aptitude for math and often finds himself teaching Algebra and Geometry classes in the every-other year rotation. Ed loves the outdoors and all of God's creation. He has introduced HCA students to camping, canoeing, and birding through enrichment classes in recent years.
Susan Dickhausen Susan Dickhausen is a licensed elementary teacher, supervising the learning-to-read and playing-to-learn programs for kindergarten and first grade students since 1991. Mrs. Dickhausen makes letters and numbers come to life each day with fun, interactive music, stories, and activities. Sue graduated from St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College). She is married to Doug and has one son, Jonathon. Sue enjoys a variety of crafts in her HCA classroom and in her spare time at home.
Todd Pankow Todd Pankow directs the band and choir ensembles at HCA. Mr. Pankow is a good example of serving the Lord with all your heart! He makes music and ministry exciting and fun. Mr. Pankow offers private instrumental and voical lessons during school hours or after and before the regular school day. Many of Mr. Pankow's students have received musical scholarships for college.
Mary Hale Mrs. Mary Hale is a retired nurse, part-time piano instructor at Hope Christian Academy, and full-time grandma and great-grandmother! She lovingly offers private piano lessons to HCA students of all levels
Mari Dingle Mari Dingle is the PreKindergarten teacher at HCA. Ms. Mari has brightened the lives of young people for many years. She has taught Preschool over 25 years in our community. She is a lifelong resident of St. Paul Park and enjoys serving in the community. She has a passion for cross-stitching and displays a new piece each year at the Minnesota State Fair.