Ocean Teachers

Reiane (she/her)

Reiane (she/her)

Hi! My name is Reiane (pronounced ree-ann) and I am very excited to join the Hilltop family! I am a 2019 graduate from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Early Childhood and Family Studies, and I do call Washington my home state. I moved around quite often in my childhood as part of a military family, and the diverse and ever-changing communities I grew up in fostered and nurtured my great love for learning about other cultures, ways of thinking and, most importantly, delicious recipes to try. I’ve been quite fortunate to have lots of hands-on experiences in the things I love to learn about, and I want my students to have these opportunities as well. Though I am considered a “grown-up,” according to my previous kiddos and not myself, there is still much for me to learn and I know that there is much to be gained from getting to know my students, their families, and the things that make them excited about the world. I hope my experiences and enthusiasm will contribute to the growth and development of the community at Hilltop and, again, I am very excited to join the educators, faculty, and families who are already there.
Alex (he/him)

Alex (he/him)

Hi Hilltop! Originally from Chicago, I am excited to be exploring my new neighborhood in Seattle. I have spent the last few years working with children of all ages in recreation, education, fitness, and rehabilitation roles where I have seen first-hand how capable kids can be. I truly believe in the power of play, exploration, and creativity for young (and not so young) learners, and it is my goal to contribute to the developmental journey of Hilltop’s students. In my free time, I enjoy connecting with nature, exercising, reading, playing guitar, and drawing.