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Megan Schrull

18 Jul 2022By
Megan grew up in Southern Vermont and is rejoining the community by way of Rhode Island. She originally left the state to volunteer with AmeriCorps in a service learning program at a charter high school in Austin, Texas. There, she started taking classes at community college with an eye toward education. She completed her associate...
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18
Jul

Ashley Dierkes

14 Dec 2021By
Born and raised in Southern Vermont, Ashley knew she wanted to work with children from a young age. She joined the Hilltop community in 2021 as an Assistant for the Children’s House and AfterCare Program. She is currently earning her Early Childhood Education degree through the Community College of Vermont. Ashley has had experience working...
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14
Dec

Madeline Peck

7 Jul 2021By
Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madeline has long loved rolling hills and mountains, swimming in rivers, hiking, and getting acquainted with many varieties of flora and fauna. As a recent transplant to New England, Madeline has been enjoying exploring her home. Madeline has worked in a variety of different educational settings, prior to...
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07
Jul

Rebecca Baldini

1 Jul 2021By
Rebecca Baldini, a self-described Minnesotan/Montanan, settled in New England in 1998 and never looked back. She raised three Montessori children before becoming a teacher herself. Rebecca was the integrated arts coordinator and violin teacher before leading a children’s house classroom for the past four years at the Montessori Schoolhouse in Keene, NH. A believer in...
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01
Jul

Jay Cook

14 Jan 2021By
Jay has been the school’s musical pied piper since 1996! He has a BA in Music from Middlebury College and plays an array of instruments. Jay enjoys instrumental and vocal improvisation, and plays bass, keyboard and sings with his bands, Jazzberry Jam and Hipfunk Associates. He introduces rhythm, movement and song to our youngest students;...
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14
Jan

Annie Woodward 

14 Jan 2021By
Annie joined the stellar Hilltop community in 2018 and is excited to bring her love of children and teaching experience back to Hilltop for a fourth 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....
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14
Jan

Cheryl Matthews

14 Jan 2021By
Cheryl has been teaching in the Children’s House program since 1987, she is truly a “Master” Montessori teacher. She has a BS from Lyndon State College and has both her Primary (age 3-6) and Lower Elementary (age 6-9) AMS (American Montessori Society) certifications as well as her elementary education state certification from Franklin Pierce College....
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14
Jan

Marco Yunga Tacuri

6 Jan 2020By
Marco joined Hilltop in 2015 as an After Care and Children’s House assistant, after seeing what a positive effect Hilltop had on his two children, who are currently in the Lower and Upper Elementary Programs. He moved to Brattleboro in 2014 from his home country of Ecuador. In Ecuador he taught language through music to preschoolers...
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06
Jan