Annie joined the Hilltop community in 2018 and is glad to bring her love of children and teaching experience back to Hilltop for a third year. She studied Education and Child Development at Marlboro College, where her thesis focused on the ideals of early childhood education and the importance of play in child development. She began her teaching journey in Early Headstart programs, and continued on to teach in Waldorf schools in roles of assistant, summer, and aftercare teacher. She spent a year as lead Kindergarten teacher, leading a “Forest Kindergarten” nature-based class, outdoors in the beautiful Vermont woods, throughout the seasons.
She continued her teaching and training at a Waldorf Kindergarten in Colorado, leading the rest and afternoon program for two years, before moving back to Vermont in 2017, where she spent a year off from school working with individual children and families, before being drawn back into teaching with the wonderful community at Hilltop. Last year, Annie gained her Provisional Teaching License, and is filling the responsibility for Hilltop’s PreK Program Licensed teacher.
Annie enjoys creating art in many forms, writing, photography, traveling, spending time in nature and in the water. She lives out in the country with her husband Nick and their dearest companion cat of fourteen years, Bosco.