Ellie Pennell

Ellie has worn several hats as a member of the Hilltop staff for 10 years – from Children’s House classroom aide to starting and directing the Toddler Program. She continues to serve the Hilltop community as the board Chair. Ellie holds two Montessori teaching certificates at the Infant/Toddler and Children’s House levels, and a Masters in Education from Loyola University Maryland. She now works for The Aloha Foundation as the Director of Hive Camp for 8-12 year old girls and non-binary youth. With her husband, Andrew, Ellie has 3 teenage children, the youngest of whom just graduated from Hilltop. She loves running with her dog, hiking, anytime near a beach, and feels so lucky to call Vermont home.