Substitutes and Floating Staff
AmandaMy name is Amanda and I am majoring in Special Education at Seattle Pacific University. I have been at hilltop working as a floater for just under a year and have loved getting to know all of the kids and watching them grow. When I’m not at Hilltop or school, I enjoy hiking and going on adventures with friends.
AntaveaMy name is Antavea! I am a student at Seattle Pacific University studying biology in the hopes of becoming a Pediatrician. When I’m not at hilltop,I enjoy exploring the city, hanging with friends, hiking, traveling, and reading a good book with peppermint tea!
AnnaMy name is Anna, I am currently am a student at Seattle Pacific University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I’m originally from a small town on the Oregon Coast and I have spent a lot of time working with children, including working in elementary school classrooms, helping in a nursery, and babysitting. Working with children is my passion and I’m excited to be able to do it here at Hilltop. I also enjoy traveling, reading, and playing board games.
SkyeHi, I’m Skye! I am a student at SPU studying music composition. At Hilltop you can find me floating in any of the classrooms or in the office. I have enjoyed working at Hilltop and getting to know all of the amazingly creative kids here. Outside of Hilltop you will probably find me studying, watching a movie, or eating food.
Hello! My name is Emma, and I attend Seattle Pacific University where I intend to study Global Development in order to work in undeveloped countries focusing particularly on women’s right to education! I am from Olympia Washington and always came to Seattle growing up so it is so much fun to live here now! I have 5 nephews and 1 niece and have been surrounded by children my whole life through babysitting and nannying, as well as volunteer work. Things that bring me joy include spending time with my friends, volunteering, going on walks, creating things, having dance parties, hiking, reading and writing!
IsabelHello! My name is Isabel, and I am a student at SPU, double majoring in Global Development and Theology with a concentration in Educational Ministry. I am originally from Northern California, but I’ve loved living in the Pacific Northwest. I like to hike, kayak, backpack- really anything outside! I also like to write and to travel. I’m the oldest of four crazy kids and have worked in childcare and swim lesson instruction since I was 13. Hilltop already feels like home!
JazminMy name is Jazmin, I am majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics student at SPU. You can find me serving as a sub/floater in any of the classrooms or in the Spanish classroom as a sub. On my free time I like to explore the city. I am grateful for the time spent working alongside everyone at Hilltop and all of the interactions with the creative and unique kids here.
JillianHi. My name is Jillian. I have been working with kids for five years and I love it. I also love hanging out with my family and my dog. I love working at Hilltop because I get to watch the kids grow and learn new things everyday.
LianeBorn and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, my Hilltop journey began in 2004 as a Sunlight Teacher. Currently, I am a teacher at a cooperative school as well as a substitute at Hilltop on most Fridays and Seattle public school closure days.
MeghanMy name is Meghan and I am from Lynnwood, WA. I am a student at SPU studying Individual and Family Development (IFD). I enjoy both playing and watching sports, especially playing ping-pong in my living room. I’ve been volunteering for my church’s prek-k class for over 7 years now and I enjoy working/playing with kids.
MikaylaHi my name is Mikayla. I am a sophomore Illustration student at SPU. I typically serve as an evening floater alongside the wonderful floater team and staff. Outside of Hilltop, I am a full-time student and enjoy exploring this wonderfully diverse and artistic city in my free time. Hilltop has provided such a fulfilling and educational opportunity from me to listen, create, and play with children in their element–allowing me to witness the most curious minds at work. I can’t help but leave my workday with a smile on my face from the kids’ infectious laughter and unique perspectives on life!
SavannahI am Savannah and I am a student at Seattle Pacific University. I am going to school for psychology and communications with goals of becoming a psychotherapist at a Children’s Hospital. I am passionate about working with kids and I truly believe that children have a lot to teach us about life. I enjoy being there for these individuals as they learn more about who they are and where their interests lie.
SvetlanaHey! I’m Svetlana and I’m a junior at SPU studying education. I love working with kids and seeing their cute faces makes me smile. My favorite things to do is photography, exploring beautiful Washington, listening and dancing to music all day and eating of course. I love to make new friends and will take any new cafe suggestions!
PaytonHello! My name is Payton and I’m a student at Seattle Pacific University. I’m looking to major in either developmental psychology or special education. I worked at a daycare back home and am so excited to get to know Hilltop children, parents, and employees. When I’m not at Hilltop or studying, I enjoy hanging out with friends and spending time with my dog.
Hello! My name is Jireh and I’m a senior at Seattle Pacific University! I’m majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences and double minoring in Leadership Studies and Human Development and Family Studies. I’m currently pursuing my TEFL certification in hopes of teaching English abroad to kids. You will find me mostly around in the afternoon/evening floater alongside the wonderful staff and other floaters! I love working with kids because I find it fascinating the knowledge and information they obtain as they grow! Outside of Hilltop, I enjoy exploring the city, photography and film, attending fun events at SPU and spending time with friends and family!