Upper Elementary

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Zander Billings

2 Mar 2021By
In addition to being the parent of Maple in the Willow Room, Zander joins the Hilltop team this spring as our PE Teacher and Athletic Director! Zander began his relationship with Hilltop as a student in the pioneering Middle School class, graduating in 1997. He received a BA from Kenyon College and an MA from...
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02
Mar

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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14
Jan

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

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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14
Jan

Kathy Leone

14 Jan 2021By
Kathy joined Hilltop in 2019 as a member of the AfterCare team. She also provided support for the Upper Elementary and Children’s House classrooms. This year, she is excited to be a member of the Upper Elementary team.  She holds a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Environmental Studies and is passionate about both science...
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14
Jan

Ashley Stephens

14 Jan 2021By
Ashley completed her BS in Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and her MA in Education at Loyola University in Baltimore. A world traveler who finally found her calling in a Montessori classroom, she then completed her AMI Elementary training in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Besides working with children, Ashley also enjoys any...
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14
Jan

Jennifer Hed

14 Jan 2021By
Jennifer hails from the west coast, finished high school and college round one in Texas, and spent a decade in D.C. working in public affairs before turning her sights teaching. She holds M.A.’s in Latin American Studies and Education, and completed her Montessori AMI elementary training at the Washington Montessori Institute.  After teaching upper elementary...
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14
Jan

Tom Griffith

14 Jan 2021By
Tom has been teaching in the Upper Elementary at Hilltop since 1993. He “grew up” in Cleveland and received a BA in Music Theory from Kenyon College.  He and his wife Leslie moved to New Orleans where he began a career in woodworking in a small custom cabinet shop. They later moved to Bratttleboro so...
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14
Jan