Dear Hilltop Families,
As many of you know, leaving Hilltop was a hard decision for me to make back in February. The prospect of having a new adventure in Massachusetts with my family just barely beat out the attachment, engagement, and satisfaction I feel in being at Hilltop. And now, COVID-19 has changed that.
The uncertainty that this worldwide crisis has brought for: my family’s health, challenges for independent schools in general and Hilltop in particular, moving this summer, and the added strain of doing the Interim Head of School search on top of managing this crisis, tipped the scales back to me wanting to stay at Hilltop. Seeing the teachers, students, and families rally to manage the transition to virtual learning and supporting learning at home was yet another example of this amazing community of Hilltop that I can’t leave.
I was gratified that the Board graciously accepted my offer to stay and has reinstated my contract at Hilltop. This process has strengthened my commitment to Hilltop students, staff, families, and Board. And now, as we bring the school through the challenges COVID-19 presents us with, I’d like to be focused only on leading the school, not also on leaving the school.