My name is Hope Dorman and it is with great enthusiasm that I am part of this teaching family since 2007.


A little about me: I have one husband and two children. I have been working with children for the past 25 years and they are my passion! After a bit traveling, Brett and I decided we were ready settle down and raise a family.


We moved back to Helena and were blessed with a beautiful son. I wanted to be at home with him, so to make ends meet I helped out a few other families and took care of their children too! I never looked back. I helped raise, nurture, and teach those children along with our own. We moved to Missoula in 1999.


Throughout the past 25 years I have taken almost every seminar, class and lecture on children that I could squeeze into any given evening. Once in Missoula I decided to take advantage of our wonderful University and try my hand at a more formal setting. I am currently working on a degree in Early Childhood Development.


The journey I began 25 years ago has helped me grow in ways I never dreamed. I once read a Chinese proverb that I still think of often. ‘One generation plants the trees – another gets the shade.’ I am so proud to be planting and nurturing the shade of tomorrow! I strive everyday never to “give our children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve.”


Children never cease to amaze me, each day is a new adventure waiting to happen. Throughout consistent kindness, patience and a great listing ear, the children and I create a strong bond which leads to a reach learning environment. Thank you for sharing your children with me.