Big Kids Teachers
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.
Hello! My name is Macie, I grew up in Northern California but moved up to Seattle about 7 years ago for college where I studied Educational Ministry and Reconciliation Studies at SPU. Throughout my life I have always loved working with and learning from kids of all ages. Since working at Hilltop I’ve felt my passion for children’s curiosity and wonder come alive as I get to play, observe, reflect, and imagine with educators and kids alike. I believe children have so much wisdom and insight to offer each of us and I try to bring this attitude to every kid I encounter. When I am not at Hilltop you will find me painting, listening to music, or hosting a weekly podcast that celebrates curiosity.