Wanda Jimenez

Wanda Jimenez

Lead Teacher


  • B.A English Secondary Level (Suma Cum Laude)
  • Having graduated in 1991 from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico as an English major, I served my homeland for 25 years at the same middle school.  Strongly believing that God placed me there to make a difference as a teacher but most importantly as a Christian in a community that was challenging, knowing that no matter their background or condition, students can excel in life.  Three generations after, I retired in 2017 and moved to Florida not knowing what the Lord had prepared for me, Hope Youth Ranch.


  • Over 30 years of experience in Education Grades 7-9
  • 4 years at Hope Youth Ranch Learning Academy
  • Math/English Tutor
  • Youth and Children’s church teacher

Teaching Philosophy
I strongly believe that every child deserves to be educated to thrive in life, independently in society. We are the vessels that God has placed on their paths to hand them the tools and model them adequately.  Some students will need a little more help utilizing these tools and that is just fine, if they are presented to them in a manner that they can understand, at their pace. Our main goal is to have them apply what they have learned in different scenarios, develop problem solving skills and accept change.    

Why I Love Teaching at Hope Ranch?
I love teaching at HOPE for various reasons.  First and foremost, we work in a Christian environment.  Serving God is my passion and what better way than through this ministry helping youngsters educationally in a Christian school.  With this present, I will state that another reason why I love Hope is because you could clearly see the transformation of the students.  Miracles are seen every day.  Milestones are conquered and our students succeed. Lastly but not least, HOPE is a great family.  Having this in mind, as ONE great body, we work for the benefit of our students: Spiritually and Academically.