I was born and raised in Iran. I went to school there and got my BA in Geography from University of Tehran, and then taught Social Sciences in high school for two years before moving to the United States in 1995. When my sons started high school, I started taking classes in Shoreline Community College, then transferred to the University of Washington and received my bachelor’s degree in Educational studies. My life brought me to a local SPP program, my previous preschool site, which introduced the amazing world of young children. I am excited to join the Hilltop team and families. I believe in loving, respecting, and nourishing children to help them grow as confident and trusting individuals who care for themselves as well as for others.
Hello, I am Sedona. I grew up in Fair Oaks, California and moved to Seattle four years ago to study education at SPU. I graduated this June with a degree in Integrated Studies and a Washington State teaching credential! I am so very excited to finally begin my journey as an educator by joining Hilltop. I am someone who has always embodied a childlike joy, energy, and curiosity, and because of that I find so much purpose and comfort in working with young students. One of my favorite parts of teaching is what I learn about myself and the world around me through observing and interacting with my students; they are always providing me with a fresh perspective!