Dear Hill Families,
Thank you for your patience and support this past week as we completed our final round of STAAR testing. Our students continue to learn and be challenged in these last weeks of school, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.
Next week, we will celebrate our fifth graders as they get ready to move onto middle school. For many of them, we can remember when they walked into the Hill front doors for the first time in kindergarten. They have grown into wonderful students and we are so proud of their accomplishments at Hill School.
We continue to work on staffing for the 2018-2019 School Year. Here are some updates to our staffing below:
Hill third grade teacher, Kate Hoffner, is resigning from AISD to pursue other career options. We appreciate Ms. Hoffner’s service to the Hill Dillos over the past several years and will miss her eco-friendly reminders and leadership on campus!
Hill first grade teacher, Catherine Frank, is resigning from AISD to move to Houston to be closer to her family. We appreciate Ms. Frank’s service to our Hill students over the past two years and wish her luck teaching in Houston!
Also, Hill first grade teacher, Sally Schwarz, is resigning from AISD to spend more time with her family. We appreciate Mrs. Schwarz’s service to our Hill students this past year, and look forward to seeing her in the Hill hallways as a parent in the years to come.
We have been busy interviewing and hiring new staff to replace these wonderful teachers.
In first grade, we have hired Suzy Wright, who comes to Hill from Bridge Point Elementary in Eanes ISD. Mrs. Wright has several years of experience teaching kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.
In third grade, we have hired Abby Bolin, who is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Bolin comes to Hill School after student teaching second grade at Blazier Elementary in AISD.
In third grade, we have also hired Madison Mischnick, who is also a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Mischnick comes to Hill School after student teaching kindergarten and fifth grades at Summitt Elementary in AISD.
Working collaboratively with the PTA, we have decided to return to Mr. Taveirne supporting Hill’s technology needs next year in conjunction with his duties as a PE teacher. We appreciate Donny Branam’s service to the Hill community as technology specialist over the past two years.
Have a wonderful weekend!