A Letter from the Principal

Dear Hill Community,

It was amazing to see all of our Dillo families who were able to attend Meet the Teacher last Friday!  Our teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms and getting ready for the first day of school. We look forward to another exciting year of learning as we celebrate everyone in our community who is a Game Changer, working to impact our students and change lives!

We have a fantastic staff this school year!  Included below are all of our teaching staff, as well as teacher pairings:

PK – Michele Meadows, Erin Webb, Caty Winslow

PPCD – Marci Adkinson, Hayden Higginbotham

Kindergarten – Caroline Braun, Christine Combs, Laura Davis, Joanna Fairbrother, Stacy Maine, Brandi Watson, Lindsey Zigal

1stGrade – Jill Clark, Michele Dare, Wendy Lee, Morgan McClellan, Maitri Shah, Katlyn Simon, Rebecca Stanley

2ndGrade – Lori Huang and Tho Nguyen;  Katherine Laxton and Sheryl Southwell; Tara McBrearty and Alli Sanchez; Sherrie Shaver

3rdGrade – Sally Armstrong and Kaci Moore,  Madison Mischnick and Hannah Westbrook, Abby Bolin and Jason Eddleton,  Robin Olson and Clayton Oden

4thGrade – Krista Davis and Naomi Haynes; Alexa Denny and Jordan Silverman; Melanie Brown and Jeanine DiVincenzo-Smith; Terra Moses and Beth Warning

5thGrade – Rachel Briles, Jacob Mayer, and Bess Wirht; Hannah Cotton, Lorrie Salome, and Thomas Wilder

Essential Areas:  Primary Grades – Melissa Monreal (PE), Steve Williams (Music), Stephen Williams (Art)
Upper Grades – Roger Taveirne (PE), Michelle Herb (Music), Stephanie Perry (Art)

As part of the Anderson Vertical Team, Hill will continue focusing on the arts and culture to enrich our students’ learning with the Creative Learning Initiative. Our FLEX program will be in its sixth year! Also, our staff will continue learning about the brain and supporting students during our 2nd year of  the Neuro-Sequential Model of Education pilot.

We are looking forward to the first day of school Tuesday! Our first day of instruction will begin at 7:45 am.  Please report directly to your child’s classroom on the first day.

Jack Drummond