Administration

 

Liddy

Liddy

Executive Director

I started my Hilltop career in 2009 as one of the educators in the first year of our half-day Beach classroom. From there, I transitioned to designing and teaching Hilltop’s Reggio-inspired Spanish program and working as the registrar. In 2013, I became the executive director. I have a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish and an M.A. in Spanish Literature. In my work, I oversee the strategic direction of the school and the institute, work with the board of directors and other parent and community volunteers, fundraise, build partnerships, and collaborate with our outstanding faculty as we work together on our mission to transform the field of early childhood education.

 

Sarah F.

Sarah F.

Curriculum Director

I help guide Professional Development for Hilltop faculty, and facilitate our Professional Development Institute, which offers tours, consultation services, and evening events for the Early Childhood Education community. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, and an M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. I’ve worked at Hilltop since 1995, as a classroom educator for the first 10 years, then in a variety of administrative roles, and I have served as Hilltop’s Curriculum Director since 2009. I’m also the parent  of a Hilltop alum, and pleased to be able to bring these multiple perspectives to my work.

Nick S.

Nick S.

Program Supervisor

As the Program Supervisor I hold responsibilities in the hiring, supervision and support of our amazing faculty teams while providing oversight of program compliance with government agency requirements. I joined Hilltop in May of 2015 as the Program Supervisor after spending the last 12 years working as an Educator and Administrator in ECE programs in Southern California. I did my undergraduate work in Applied Behavioral Sciences with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education at the University of Kansas and recently received my M.A. from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development with an Emphasis in Social Change.  When not at Hilltop I can typically be found running local trails, exploring the city or spending time with family.

Joel

Joel

Institute Business Manager

I manage Hilltop’s professional development Institute, including coordinating professional visits, trainings, coaching, and other opportunities for collaboration between Hilltop educators and the larger early learning community.

I came to Hilltop in the Spring of 2010 as an intern in the Beach Room.  Shortly thereafter, I also began work in the Big Kids program.  In the fall of 2014, I shifted out of the classroom and into a new role as the business manager of Hilltop’s professional development Institute.  In my time at Hilltop, I have learned much from its very unique environment, educational philosophy, approach to working with children, and, of course, community.  And in my role with Hilltop’s Institute, I am honored to have the opportunity to build systems for sharing that learning with the larger early learning community. I have a B.A. in Children, Youth & Family Studies and am working on my M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College.

Hannah

Hannah

Administrative Coordinator

I manage enrollment, the faculty schedule, and a myriad of administrative items.

I grew up in the greater Seattle area and have worked at Hilltop since 2009 in roles of substitute, office assistant, and currently Administrative Coordinator. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. Being the oldest of 5, my love for children started early and I am thankful to share it with a group of people that thinks so reflectively about early learning. When not at Hilltop I am involved with Mosaic Community Church, enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. I am grateful to be a part of the Hilltop community.

Mike

Mike

Institute Events and Marketing Coordinator

I have traveled long and far to get here.  No, literally.  I am joining the Hilltop family from the other side of the country, moving to Seattle, Washington from Buffalo, New York.  Coming with me (besides my love and expertise with pizza and cheesecake), are 3 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within marketing at for and non-profit companies in New York and in London, UK.  In my most recent position, I worked as a communications consultant, working with several clients across New York, including a project with the mayor of Buffalo.  My experience is enhanced by my Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish and a MBA in International Marketing from the University of Greenwich in London, UK.  As a former Division 1 athlete (football), I thrive on a collaborative workplace, so if you have any ideas for me, let me know!  When I’m not at work, I like to be involved in projects within the community, working to improve community and social conditions during my spare time.

Mary

Mary

Bookkeeper

Bio and picture coming very soon!