Professional Development

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As a staff, we continue to do “professional development” as one of our ways to grow further and to always improve as teachers and administrators. We invite you to further develop as a parent/caregiver by taking advantage of one of the outstanding workshop opportunities that we have arranged to offer at Hilltop this fall. None of us have a degree in parenting and all of our children would benefit from us being more intentional and thoughtful in our interactions. Please join us!

Parenting for Racial Justice – We are extremely fortunate to have BOTH

Angela Berkfield and Shela Linton joining us to facilitate two workshops offered on Sundays, November 3rd and December 15th (from 1-4 pm). These advocate trainers each bring more than two decades of experience to their work. Find their full bios here – Act for Social Justice And take our word for it, you will find the time to be very worthwhile! Please register to join us by emailing Elizabeth Fisher at [email protected]

Parenting to “Mean Business without being Mean” and to “Raise Problem Solvers” – We are thrilled to be able to arrange for Sara Donahue, MSW, LICSW to be able to meet with parents for two FREE parenting workshops. Sara is a Hilltop parent and has decades of experience providing individual and group counseling for children and adolescents, behavior intervention and crisis response in the school setting, and family support. She has been working as a school social worker for fourteen years, while also maintaining a private practice in Brattleboro. Sara has been an independent facilitator for the Love and Logic Institute® for eight years. Currently, Sara is most enthusiastic about her work coaching parents to become more confident in handling tricky situations with their children around behavior.

  • Thursday, November 7th 5:30-7:00 pm for a session on working with children ages 0-6.
  • Tuesday, November 19th 7-8:30 pm for a session geared towards elementary and middle school aged children.