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Sam Warren

21 Jul 2021By
They/Them graduated from the University of Vermont in May 2020 with a Bachelors in Sociology and Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies. Sam lives in Brattleboro and went to the The Putney School. Sam is thrilled to become a part of the Hilltop community this fall as Afternoon/AfterCare Assistant. They love being in Vermont, and you...
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21
Jul

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 is enjoying exploring her new home (recommendations welcome!). Having worked in a variety of different educational settings, Madeline...
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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

Françoise Zucchetti Clay

14 Jan 2021By
Françoise’s journey in the Montessori field began when her 10 year old daughter started attending a Montessori school in 2003. Françoise believes that her daughter’s Montessori education helped build skills and self-confidence in a way that her prior  schooling did not allow. Over time, Françoise became more and more involved in her daughter’s school, first...
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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

Mariam Diallo

14 Jan 2021By
Mariam has been the warm and welcoming pillar of Hilltop since 2011. Mariam attended training through the Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Collaborative (METTC) at Lexington Montessori School and the Advanced Assistant’s Overview training at the Gordon College. She studied the philosophy, pedagogy and methodology of Montessori education and how to guide children with the vast...
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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