A Letter from Principal Newton

Dear Hill Community,

We hope that you are having a fantastic summer break! I just returned from a family vacation in Port Aransas.  It was Blue’s first trip to the beach and he loved playing in the sand and the ocean! Soon it will be time for us to share more stories of our summer adventures.

For now, we are busy preparing for the 2018-2019 School Year and wanted to share some staffing updates with you.

Second grade teacher, Natalie Perez, has taken a position as a Counselor in Marble Falls ISD.  We appreciate Ms. Perez’s service to the students of Hill School! We have hired Jordan Silverman as our new second grade teacher.  Jordan is a recent graduate from UT Austin, and did her student teaching in 5th grade at Brentwood Elementary School.  We are happy to have Ms. Silverman join our second grade team!

Third grade teacher, Jason Eddleton, has moved to San Antonio where he will be teaching fifth grade.  We appreciate Mr. Eddleton’s service to our students at Hill School and wish him luck in his new position!  We have hired Hannah Westbrook as our new third grade teacher.  Hannah comes to Hill from Kingwood ISD, where she taught 3rd grade.  Ms. Westbrook also was a substitute teacher in some of our classrooms last year.  We are pleased that Hannah is joining our third grade team!

Fourth grade teacher, Katelyn Houchin has taken a position as an Instructional Specialist in Hays ISD.  We appreciate Ms. Houchin’s service to our Hill students! We have hired Lindsay Cole as our new fourth grade teacher.  Lindsay is moving to Austin from Virginia, where she was a fourth grade teacher.  We are thrilled to have Ms. Cole teaching fourth grade at Hill!

This year, we will have three Pre-kindergarten classes.  Hill PPCD teacher, Erin Ganakas, will be moving to teach Pre-kindergarten this school year.  We are excited to have Ms. Ganakas join our Pre-k team. We have hired Hayden Higginbotham as our new PPCD teacher.  Hayden comes to Hill from Zilker Elementary, where she was a special education teacher. We are pleased to welcome Ms. Higginbotham to Hill School!

We will continue to keep you updated on any other staffing changes before the start to the school year!  Enjoy the heat!