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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!