Our Staff

The Staff of Hope & Play Preschool and Early Learning Center have obtained all the requirements to teach in an Early Learning Environment.  Most of all they share the love of our Savior Jesus Christ, the children and their families.  

Lisa Pizzolato - Preschool Director

Hello, my name is Lisa Pizzolato and I am the Director of Hope & Play Preschool and Early Learning Center.  I started at Hope teaching in the 3's class. Then I transitioned to the Director's role.  I have been at Hope & Play for over 20 years. I  love working with the staff and children! God truly has blessed me and HE lead me here to serve all the families and children for all these amazing years!  I have been married to my husband Tony for over 30 years and we have 3 grown children.  I received my CDA from MTEC in 2001 and obtained my Director's credential from SCTI in 2007.  I am a member of Hope United Methodist Church and feel blessed to be a part of this amazing church and preschool.

Jungle Room - VPK

Hello, my name is Brenda Golnik.  I have been married for over 30 years.  My husband and I have 4 children and 4 grand children.  I obtained a CDA in Child Development and have worked at Hope & Play for over 20 years.  I have taught in the 2's and 3's rooms and have been the Lead VPK teacher for over 15 years.  I also worked in childcare at the YMCA for 10 years.  It is my passion and love to teach and work with the children.   

Hi, my name is Hannah Porter.  I'm a mother of 2 amazing kids. Audrey (5) she is in kindergarten and Cason (almost 2) attends preschool at Hope & Play in the Ark room. We love spending time outdoors, at the beach or at Adventure Island. I've worked at two private Christian preschools since 2016. I recently joined Hope & Play as a VPK assistant. I absolutely love it and am truly grateful for everyone that I work with. I love watching each child grow and learn more and more everyday!

Garden Room - VPK

Hello, my name is Jennifer Kory. I am married to my husband Chuck. We have three children, Kendra, Ireanna, Charlie and a grandson Karsyn.  I have been working with children since high school.  I have also worked at other preschools and for Pasco County Schools. I have my CDA and VPK credentials. I've been at Hope & Play since 2014 and have been so grateful for the opportunity to be a VPK teacher and

3's teacher.

Hi, my name is Priscilla Cruz. My husband and I have two girls, Cora and Serenity. We have lived in Trinity for 8 years and we love this community.  I feel so lucky to be able to be teaching young children, especially here at Hope & Play Preschool. I absolutely love it! 

Ocean Room 3's

Hello, my name is Jennifer Lummus and I am the lead Threes teacher in the Ocean Room.  In 2016 I started in the two's room.  Then I made the amazing move to the Three's where I have stayed and love every minute.  My husband and I have been married for over 20 years and we have been blessed with 3 children, Daniel, Amelia and Rylan.  I spent most of my years raising my children and volunteering at their schools.  I found a huge love for the family at Hope while all three of my children attended here.  Then I was blessed with a teacher position where I look forward to many more years with our Hope family and the children of Hope & Play Preschool.

Hi there. I've been an assistant at Hope & Play for over 20 years and love all the sweet kiddos that come through our door. This isn't just a job for me, it's a family. My goal is to help the kids love school in a Christian based, fun, loving and safe environment. I LOVE loving them and having fun. Blessed to be married to my best friend for over 34 years and have two daughters that I adore! That's me, Ms. Viv.heart

Ark Room 2's

Hello, my name is Natalie Goldstein. I am a new teacher at Hope & Play and I am the lead two's teacher in the Ark room. I have two amazing younger siblings that have also worked at Hope, Jack and Kate. Having a part in watching the learning and growth of the students has been amazing.  I believe I have a lot to learn from them as well.

Hello, my name is Sara Spurlock.  I am married to my husband Michael. We met at Divinity school in Massachusetts. Together we share three wonderful children. Genevieve, Tobias, and Brittany. All three have gone to Hope & Play and absolutely loved their time at Hope. Over the years I have been a nanny, worked in Sunday school classes, worked with children on missions abroad. I look forward to being the best assistant teacher I can be in the 2's classes at Hope & Play.