Akari is excited to join Hilltop this fall as a Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher! She just spent the past school year teaching first grade at a local charter school in Brooklyn, New York where she was born and raised.
Before teaching first grade, Akari attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and got her undergraduate degree in May 2020. She double majored in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Politics with a concentration in education/teaching and learning. She looks forward to working in a Montessori classroom and becoming a part of the Hilltop community.
Akari is often found reading and writing. Furthermore, her hobbies include yoga, hiking, and swimming.