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Wendy Lynde

14 Jan 2021By
Wendy is our in-house Learning Specialist. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a certified Wilson Reading Instructor. She has been teaching for over 30 years including more than 20 years working with children who need additional support in order for them to be successful in the classroom. Her Special Education experience...
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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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Jade Harmon

14 Jan 2021By
Jade joined the Hilltop community as Elementary Art Teacher in 2018, joyously providing a TAB-inspired (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) studio space that resonates beautifully with Montessori philosophy. In their art studio, students behave as true artists: choosing their project and media, practicing techniques, and exploring their unique artistic voice. Students create in a supported, gently...
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Dylan Lagle

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Dylan moved a lot growing up, living in California, Pennsylvania, and eventually Vermont, where he attended BUHS as a high schooler. He started his journey in education officially in 2016, when he did his student teaching for and graduated from his licensing program, becoming a licensed high school English teacher in the state of Massachusetts. He spent...
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Amelia Fontein

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Amelia joined the Hilltop community in 2016 as an assistant in Lower Elementary. In 2018, she earned her certification as a Wilson Language Instructor and loves to incorporate this literacy training into her work with elementary students. Amelia graduated from the University of Vermont, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies. She brings...
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Patrick Burke

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Patrick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Biology. Like so many Montessori teachers, Patrick had that “aha” moment through observing his oldest child when he started in Children’s House. Currently Patrick has a child in Upper El and Middle School, and his oldest graduated from Hilltop in...
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Kerstin Kjellberg

14 Jan 2021By
Kerstin joined Hilltop in the Lower Elementary in 2010. She holds a BA in English Literature from Clark University and completed her 6-9 Montessori teacher training during the summer of 2013 at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (CMTE). Kerstin also has her certification in elementary Waldorf education. She attended the Enfield Montessori School in...
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