Essential Areas: Art, Music, PE, Library

The Essential Area Team gets Dillos reading, moving, creating, and learning!  Essential Areas include:

  • Art
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Library

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Mrs. Stephanie Perry:  25 years of teaching experience, 16 of which have been at Hill.  She teaches one 1st grade class, plus all of the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. She loves to talk about creative ideas, art projects, art museums, artists and also stays busy with art projects in her home art studio.

Mr. Stephen Williams:  Teaches Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and most of the 1st graders. He is starting his second year at Hill, but has many years of teaching experience, in multiple related fields including metalwork, sculpture, photography and design.


Ms. Michelle Herb:  More than 7 year teaching experience in AISD. She teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Hill.



Mr. Roger Taveirne (“Mr. T”):  More than 20 years of teaching experience.  He graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesology.

Mr. Jason Schaffer:  He is returning to Hill after teaching in Colorado for a short time. We are thrilled to have him back!

Be cool for school and ride the Walking School Bus!  Meet Mr. T and Coach Schaffer in the parking lot at Hillcrest Baptist Church. At 7:10am, students begin exercises and do WOW (Working Out for Wellness) activities before walking with the coaches to Hill at 7:28am.


Mrs. Celeste Pustka:  More than 20 years experience,  first as a Kindergarten teacher and now as a Librarian.

Mrs. Terri Banda:  Hill’s part-time librarian. She also has previous teaching experience.

Library Hours:

7:45am – 2:45pm – Open for student checkout

2:45pm – 3:30pm – Open for students, with parents only

Note: The library is closed on Thursdays for faculty meetings.

(512) 841-8036

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