School Wide Faculty

Lauren Mayo

Lauren Mayo

Onsite Program Support

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Mayo and I am the Program Support here at Hilltop! My history with Hilltop truly began when I was 4 years old as a former Hilltop student. I have been happy to return as a sub and as a part of the Big Kids Summer Program! In my role as Program Support I work in the office with the Admin team, in the classrooms with the teachers and children and in the kitchen. Outside of Hilltop you can find me with my friends and family enjoying Seattle. I love cooking and animals you might often find me walking my dog around Queen Anne. I hope to give your children the same amazing experience I had growing up in this community. I love working with them and learning from them. Their minds are open and their ideas are remarkable!

Mischa

Mischa

Support Educator and Facilities

Red-Shafted Northern Flicker woodpeckers have been roosting near my corner of Wallingford, and though I can hear them most days, I only recently spotted one. In these glimpses, between trees and in puddles, I’m eager to catch moments of natural beauty in my day. These moments are what I strive to share with children: helping them explore their everyday environments and relationships, and encouraging them to tune in to the world around them.

Kandace

Kandace

On-site Substitute

I’ve been living in Seattle since summer 2013 and working at Hilltop as a sub since February 2014, both of which came after several years of working with kids up and down the west coast from Orange County, to Berkeley, and up to the Emerald City. Fall 2014 brought on an opportunity to be the on-site sub at Hilltop, which I’ve taken on eagerly! I enjoy working more extensively with the community that is Hilltop, including educators, kids, and families; going on more field trips; and health insurance. I am happy to work with a philosophy in line with my own that is supportive and close to a body of water. In my free time I like meandering around Fremont, hula hooping, learning new things all the time, and making lasagna.

Jill

Jill

Spanish Teacher

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University and began working in the field of Early Childhood Education in Boston in 2002. I joined the Hilltop teaching staff in 2006 and became the Spanish teacher in 2013. Among other things, I enjoy sharing with children the art of building with Kapla Blocks.