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Meet our Staff!

Our certified and dedicated staff members work hard every day to educate the students at Hope Foundation Liberia.


Some of our staff enjoying a backyard lunch during a school break!

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. -Brad Henry

Our staff at Hope Foundation Liberia are the people who keep the school running. Here is a little background information on each of them!


Abie W. Barchue is from Sinoe County. She is a mother of five children and the Administrator at Hope Foundation Liberia. She holds a Certificate from the Best Brain Academy in School Administration. She has served Hope Foundation since it was established in 2017, providing leadership, setting priorities, and encouraging staff participation in program development.


Mrs. Elizabeth W. Russell is married to Rev. Dr. John S.M. Russell and is blessed with many children, grand, and great-grandchildren. She is from Sinoe County and is the principal at Hope Foundation Liberia. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Liberia and is also the Assistant Pastor of Resurgence Ministry.


Christina Y. Dossen is from Pleebo Maryland County and is a mother of five children. She works as the Nursery teacher at Hope Foundation Liberia. She holds a ‘‘AA’’ Certificate in Education from the Licosess Mobile Teacher Training College. She also received a certificate in Early Child Development from The Right to Play Liberia, and has served Hope Foundation Liberia since 2017.


Mr. Chris G. Darblo is from Grand Cape Mount County. He has one son named Tony. He began his full time academic career as a teacher at Hope Foundation Liberia in 2017 with the children in the ABC class. He holds a ‘‘C’ certificate from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) and a certificate in Electricity from the Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC).


Rebecca M. Franklin is from Fortsville, where our school is located! She is a mother of five children and the Kindergarten 1 teacher at Hope Foundation Liberia. She holds a Teaching Certificate from the Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC) and has been a teacher at Hope Foundation Liberia since 2017. She served as a teacher at the Charles B. Reeves Elementary Public School in Fortsville, from 2000 to 2017. Also served as a Community Educational Monitor for the Girls Equitable Education Youth Movement in Fortsville.


Jonathan C. Barchue is from Maryland County. He has been the Kindergarten 2 teacher at Hope Foundation Liberia since 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture from the William V.S. Tubman University in East Harper, Harper City, Maryland County Liberia. He also holds a ‘‘C’’ Certificate from the Ministry of Education in Modern Education, as well as a certificate in Water Sanitation and Hygiene from the Danish Refugee Council in Liberia.


Interested in learning more about our curriculum or teaching methods? We would love to get you in touch with one of our staff members! Reach out to learn more!

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