Stories of Hope


A Call for Unity in Middle Tennessee

A message from our Headmaster, Stuart Tutler: New Hope Academy believes in community and care for all people. Hatred, division, separation, and oppression are not an option. We are called to love all of GOD’s people. When asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your GOD with all your heart and with…

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A Tribute to Mrs. Tara Blue

For nearly a decade and a half, Tara Blue has blessed New Hope Academy with her presence and passion. A veteran teacher, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Jackson State University and a Master of Science with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix, this devoted teacher has served…

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When Hope Comes Full Circle: The Summerville Family

Andrea Summerville’s New Hope Academy roots run deep. While teaching at a Head Start program in Metro Nashville in 1999, she heard about New Hope while attending Christ Community Church, which was instrumental in starting New Hope. After she’d received news that her Head Start program was being eliminated, a few ladies in her Bible study…

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Meet NHA Alumna Nyamal Pal

Recent high school graduate Nyamal Pal will begin her freshman year at New York University this fall on a full, four-year scholarship. Discover how New Hope Academy helped shape her journey.

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A Mission 18 Years in the Making

Third-grade teacher Kathy Peabody shares how New Hope Academy has transformed her life and the lives of her students…

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Prepared to Succeed

Carlos Soria-Garcia has the mind of a budding scientist, says NHA sixth-grade teacher Jacilyn Goodwin. Carlos was Jacilyn’s student during the 2012-2013 school year. He flourished in all areas but…

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