Substitutes and Floating Staff
My name is Alizay, and I am a Pakistani Muslim American. I have been in the US for over nineteen years. During the summer I love going back home and spending time with my family. I am a UW Seattle student studying Art and Sociology! During the rest of the year, I keep myself busy with reading, schoolwork, cooking, and doing a lot of sleeping.
I look forward to teaching the kids, but also learning from them. I am hoping to gain some experience as I would like to be a teacher in the future, so this will be a great direction towards that.
Hi! My name is Emma and I am in my third year at Seattle Pacific University. I am majoring in Exercise Science with a goal of becoming a physical therapist. I love working with children because they always teach me something new and make me laugh. When I’m not working at Hilltop, I enjoy running, playing Frisbee, cooking, and playing guitar.
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!
Hi I’m Katarina! I’m a student at SPU, studying music therapy with an emphasis in psychology. I’ve grown up babysitting all my younger cousins, as well as volunteering at summer camps, so I’m fairly familiar with working with a wide age range of kids. Outside of school and Hilltop, I love to create art on lots of different mediums, go to concerts and plays/musicals, bake sweets, and walk dogs!
Hello! 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 Rachel, but people also know me as Rei (pronounced Ray). I am currently a student at Seattle Pacific University double majoring in International Business and Asian Studies. After graduation, I hope to teach English to children in China and Korea. Some of my previous experience with kids include being a musical theatre choreographer, a summer nanny, and a school designated mentor. Outside of Hilltop I enjoy playing my ukulele, singing, and spending time with my friends and family.