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Here We Grow Again

On behalf of the Leadership Team of The King's Academy, it is my honor to inform all stakeholders of an exciting addition to our faculty. I am genuinely excited to have this godly lady join our team as I believe she is called to serve at TKA for such a time as this.

The King’s Academy is excited to announce the hiring of Hiko Eilertson as Assistant Director of Residence Life (Girls’ Dorm) and Japanese 1 Instructor. Hiko joins Kendedrick Jones (Director of Residence Life), Brent Frazier (Assistant Director of Residence Life – Boys Dorm), and our Residence Life team to serve our residence life students.

Our Lord has made His direction clear to us as we have sought His will and discernment in filling the new and existing role. Please join me in welcoming Hiko Eilertson to our team here at TKA.

In Christ Alone,

Jeremy Sandefur

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Ms. Hiko Eilertson

Assistant Director of Residence Life (Girls’ Dorm)

Born in Okinawa, Japan, Hiko Eilertson came to know Jesus when she was in Kindergarten, thanks to a Sunday School teacher who taught English class on Saturday afternoon. Hiko grew to love the language when she was nine years old and kept learning, going to college to study English/Business in Tokyo. Ms. Eilertson has a deep passion for serving the Lord, playing and coaching the sport of tennis, and spending time with her son, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren in West

Ms. Eilertson comes to Tennessee from Dallas, Texas (where she has been for the past thirty-plus years), where she works with multiple businesses, and BuddyUp Tennis (a Tennis clinic organization for those with Downs Syndrome) and is involved with Bible Study Fellowship. Hiko is a volunteer for Mission Maasai, where she recently served with TKA teachers in Empukani, Kenya. TKA is excited to announce the addition of Hiko Eilertson as she brings a deep-rooted passion for the gospel, students, discipleship, and the ability to offer Japanese as a foreign language for our academic offerings.

Any high school student who is interested in enrolling in Japanese 1 for their foreign language credit should email Mrs. Hatmaker (

Please join us in welcoming Hiko Eilertson to our Lion family!

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