About Us

North Palm Church

North Palm Church is a multi-cultural community of believers that together believe we can change our world with the greatest change agent of all time, Jesus Christ! Once we are transformed as individuals, we believe that we all become leaders or influencers to change our families, communities, cities, and nations. Our philosophy is one of service as we come together in the church to be empowered to go to all spheres of societal influence. We can bring the kingdom of God to the earth in the areas of arts and entertainment, business, education, family, government, and media. We believe in training a child when he is young so he will walk in the fullness of the Kingdom when he is older. NPPS is one of the expressions of our commitment to this generation of children.

Meet Our Headmaster

Michelle Power

Headmaster

My name is Michelle Power, and I am honored to serve as Headmaster at North Palm Preparatory. This school is a longtime dream coming to fruition. Our children need a school that is led by the Holy Spirit, with instructors who are filled with the Holy Spirit. The curriculum at North Palm Preparatory includes both traditional core content and Bible instruction infused with the arts. Students will receive an in-depth, strong biblical foundation. In addition, the curriculum will be arts integrated, meaning core subject lessons will be taught through an arts component such as visual art, dance, music, or theater, to create a culture of creativity, engagement, and to meet the needs of the complete child. 

I have been a member of North Palm Church for nineteen years. I play the violin on the worship team and produce services for North Palm Media. I married my high school sweetheart, Kyle Power, in 2007 and we have two beautiful boys, Levi and Noah.

This is my 15th year in education. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching Literacy and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the Citadel. My first four years as an educator were with the Colleton County School District where I taught 5th grade single gender boys. I left Colleton to work closer to home. I joined Berkeley County School District in 2012 and have taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Howe Hall AIMS, an arts infused magnet school. I am experienced in teaching arts integration and arts infusion. I have presented arts and technology integration at local and national conferences. I am currently the instructional coach at Howe Hall AIMS.

It is my privilege to lead North Palm Preparatory and the talented teachers and students at the start of a groundbreaking school. I believe in strong partnerships with families and the community.

Meet Our Faculty

Anna Sotelo

Campus Administrator /
K5-1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Sotelo is our Campus Administrator using her management skills sharpened as a Licensed Property Manager for three years. She will also be serving as our Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She is Early Childcare Education Certified and has experience teaching PreK at our North Palm Preschool for the last two years.  Mrs. Sotelo grew up at North Palm Church as one of the daughters of Pastors Mark and Patricia Estes. She presently sings on the worship team, helps lead the media team and is a youth support team member. She is married to Gabriel and she loves coffee, friends and traveling. 

Fred Noble

Music and Arts Teacher

Mr Noble is our Music Teacher and Arts Integrator and will be giving support in various areas. Mr. Noble has a BA in Music from Claflin University and has years of teaching experience at William Randolph Christian Preparatory Arts School. He also owns and operates Noble’s Nu Sound Music Studio. Mr. Noble is also part of the North Palm Worship team. He feels one of his assignments is to empower the next generation through the arts. Mr. Nobles is married to Shevon and they have three beautiful children, Shamah, Shekinah and Shemiyah.

Mrs. Evans

2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Evans is our 2nd/3rd grade teacher and brings a wealth of education and experience. Teaching has been part of her life for years having trained in early childhood education at St. Mary of the Woods where she went on to teach in schools and working with children in various capacities including International House of Prayer. She has recently completed an undergraduate degree in counseling from Liberty University. Mrs. Evans believes that emotionally healthy children will be victorious adults. Mrs. Evans has been a member of North Palm Church for ten years and serves as part of the prophetic team. She has four adult children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and reading.

Mr. Hong

4th/5th Grade Co-Teacher

Mr. Hong is our 4th/5th grade co-teacher with emphasis on Math and Science. After serving in the Marine Corps, Mr. Hong completed his undergraduate studies at Regent University with a BA in Leadership Studies. He serves as one of the youth pastors at North Palm Church and is a co-leader in the media ministry as well. Mr. Hong is married to Deborah Hong who serves as the Worship and Creative Director at North Palm Church and has two sons, Jonathan and Asher. He loves spending time with his family as well as hunting and traveling.

Mrs. Milne

4th/5th Grade Co-Teacher

Mrs. Milne is our 4th/5th grade co-teacher with emphasis on language, writing and history. She is certified in early childhood education and has years of experience in several schools. Mrs. .Milne is very creative and loves to bring hands-on experiences to the students.  She moved to the area with her husband Raheem who is in the US Navy and they have one son Kalaire.  Mrs. Milne is part of the children’s ministry team at North Palm Church as well as sings on the worship team.

CURRICULUM

The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) motivated NPP curriculum is tailored to draw out the best to create a learning experience which makes learning fun as well as foundational. Our curriculum is STEAM motivated and draws inspiration from the best parts of Classical Christian, Montessori, and traditional Christian academic learning. This hybrid learning method is designed to combine, written and oral instruction, hands on experiences, music, and art intwined with math, science and technology. Our reinforced learning module allows for skill-based advancement. By integrating concepts, topics, standards and assessments we are pulling out the strongest concepts from a variety of curriculum and educational models.