Marty Hope has been with LCDS since 1982. After graduating from Hollins College with a Bachelor’s degree in Divisional Social Studies, she worked with autistic children at Grafton School. She earned a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Virginia, and returned to Grafton School, teaching learning disabled and emotionally disturbed children. After two intense years, she left Grafton and started the resource program at LCDS, eventually becoming the Middle School Director. In addition to that role, Marty teaches the middle school resource classes and a pre-algebra class. Helping adolescent children become confident, successful learners and kind, cooperative citizens is her lifelong passion, and the one that has been most gratifying. In addition to teaching, horses have always been and continue to be a big part of her life. Marty enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and being an auntie to five awesome nephews and one very cool niece.