Hollywood Christian School
1708 North 60th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 322-4375

Welcoming New Faces to Hollywood Christian School

Hollywood Christian School is well on its way to becoming “a catalyst for world-class, kingdom-centered, education”. As a huge step toward fulfilling this vision, HCS has hired several new highly-qualified, professional, and passionate staff. Join us in welcoming these bright new faces to the HCS faculty and staff.

Mr. Mustapha Anako -
Math, Science Dean

Mr. Anako migrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in 2005. He holds an MBA and is married with two kids. Mr. Anako will be teaching high school business courses as well as serving as Student Dean of Discipline.

Coach Shawn Bergquist- PE, Interim Athletic Director

Coach Shawn Bergquist has over 20 years of experience coaching and refereeing Volleyball and Basketball in three different states, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida. He is happily married to his wife Stacie with three beautiful daughters, ages 22, 14, and 9. Shawn is a devoted Christian putting God first always. He can’t wait to spread the word and teach our athletes on how to have fun playing the sports they love. Mr. Bergquist will also be serving as Interim Athletic Director.

Dr. Ciara Bostick
- English

Dr. Bostick, a South Florida native, is a not only a teacher, but also holds the title of Professor, Lecturer, Speaker, and Author. She holds a bachelors degree in Communications & Sociology, a masters in Leadership, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Bostick is also the Founder of God's Gift, Inc., a non-profit organization for minority girls in Broward County. Dr. Bostick will be teaching Junior High English.
Mrs. Hadee Espinoza - 3rd Grade

Hello everyone! My name is Hadee Espinoza and I am blessed to be teaching 3rd grade Language Arts, Spelling and Reading this year. I bring a combination of diverse experience flexing from elementary school to instructing military service members totaling 10 years of some part-time and full-time assignments. As a product of bilingual education, I enjoy working with children of all levels and abilities helping them reach their dreams through education. My husband and I have one daughter who is in her second year of college in Texas, two boys in elementary school and one furry four-legged son. In our free-time we love to explore the Sunshine State or visit family back home in Texas. I look forward to getting to know you all this school year!
Mrs. Jessica Hayes - Pre-K

Hello, my name is Jessica Hayes and I'm pleased to be a part of the Hollywood Christian School family. For the past four years I've been teaching VPK and I love being a part of a child's educational journey. I have a loving supportive husband and a wonderful five year-old son. I'm excited about teaching at a Christian school. Adding faith to a learning environment is essential to our little ones’ futures. I look forward to a wonderful career at Hollywood Christian School.
Mrs. Linda Henley
- 3rd Grade

I have been teaching for over 40 years. I am married, have two children, and two grandchildren. I taught at Hollywood Christian over 25 years ago. We are returning to Hollywood from Sebring, Fl, which will allow us to be near our daughter and her family. I will be teaching 3rd Grade this year.
Ms. Kerrie Ironman
- History

My name is Kerrie Ironman. I am delighted to be joining the Hollywood Christian School family this year. I have been teaching high school history courses for the past four years. I hold two bachelor's degrees from Florida Atlantic University; one degree is in biology and the second is in history. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction which I hope to complete in the summer of 2018. I was raised in South Florida, but have lived in several other states such as New York, Oregon, and Arizona before I settled down here. I am very adventurous and love running and kayaking. I recently completed my first half-marathon. I look forward to getting to know the students and families at Hollywood Christian and serving alongside the current staff members.
Mrs. Jasmine Kumi-Diaka -
5th Grade

Hello! My name is Jasmine Kumi-Diaka, and I will be teaching 5th grade in the upcoming school year. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and presently, I am obtaining my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I am very excited to meet your child and work with you throughout the school year! I am also looking forward to seeing where the Lord will direct us as we partake on this journey together. I trust and believe that He is instilling an amazing atmosphere here at Hollywood Christian School, and I welcome the opportunity to assist your child in the growth and development of their education, and most importantly, their relationship with Christ! Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Mrs. Reshma Mulchan - ESE Specialist, Advanced Learning Instructor

Reshma Mulchan is an evangelist and teacher. She is passionate about leading others to the Lord Jesus. Her favorite scripture is "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13). She is a special education teacher, advanced learning instructor, and an adjunct professor. Reshma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Broward College and Masters of Science in Special Education with a concentration in Autism at Florida International University. Her teaching philosophy states that "All students can learn despite their disabilities".
Mr. Paul Russomanno - Bible

I was born and raised in a Christian home in Randolph, New Jersey. My life was transformed at the age of 18, when I was born again into a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My biblical education consists of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Counseling at Pillar College. I have recently moved to Florida to pursue my Master of Arts degree in School Counseling at Trinity International University. My educational experiences have brought me to parts of the world such as Israel, Palestine and even China, in which I was able to evangelize under the title of an English teacher. I have also served as a counselor and mentor to students from the streets of New York City to the suburbs of Chicago. Therefore, my goal is that I can help every student at Hollywood Christian School graduate with a faith and a hope that will be the anchor of their souls.
Mrs. Ana Torres
- 1st Grade

My name is Ana Torres and I am glad to be joining the Hollywood Christian team. I was born in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Administration Education. I have been teaching for 13 years in South Florida, and I have been a First Grade teacher for the past 7 years. I enjoy teaching first graders how to read, write, and other skills to further their education. I particularly enjoy helping students learn about God and how he loves us. I have been married for 18 years to Mr. Torres and we have two teenagers, Isaac and Annie. We enjoy fishing together and going to the park. I personally love baking and cooking.
Mrs. Jessica Vela -

I've been married for 8 wonderful years to Johans Vela. We have a 7 year old son named Caleb, who has brought so much joy to our lives. My church is Dia de Adoracion and my pastor's name is Gerson Morey. I serve in the kids/youth ministry. I'm grateful the Lord placed my family and I in a home where we understand that He is sovereign and we are saved by His grace.

I have a bachelor's degree in business administration and I'm currently completing my master's degree in Elementary Education. I have a passion for education. It brings joy to my heart when I'm able to teach young children and best of all when I can preach the Word of God.