School Wide Faculty
Support Educator and Facilities
Red-Shafted Northern Flicker woodpeckers have been roosting near my corner of Wallingford, and though I can hear them most days, I only recently spotted one. In these glimpses, between trees and in puddles, I’m eager to catch moments of natural beauty in my day. These moments are what I strive to share with children: helping them explore their everyday environments and relationships, and encouraging them to tune in to the world around them.
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University and began working in the field of Early Childhood Education in Boston in 2002. I joined the Hilltop teaching staff in 2006 and became the Spanish teacher in 2013. Among other things, I enjoy sharing with children the art of building with Kapla Blocks.
On-site Program Support
My name is Shelby, I recently graduated form SPU with a degree in Psychology and Communications. I am very passionate about childhood development and hope to start my master’s in Educational Psychology next year. As On-site Program Support you can find me in the office, the kitchen, Beach room, or serving as a sub/floater. When I’m not at Hilltop I enjoy going to shows around Seattle and finding dogs to pet.
I love that Hilltop gives me the opportunity to learn from each child in such a wonderful and creative environment. I’m so happy to be able to spend time with all the kiddos, their families, and the amazing Hilltop faculty!
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Mayo and I am the On-site Substitute here at Hilltop! My history with Hilltop truly began when I was 4 years old as a former Hilltop student. I have been happy to return as a sub and as a part of the Big Kids Summer Program! In my role I work in the classrooms with the teachers and children and in the kitchen. Outside of Hilltop you can find me with my friends and family enjoying Seattle. I love cooking and animals you might often find me walking my dog around Queen Anne. I hope to give your children the same amazing experience I had growing up in this community. I love working with them and learning from them. Their minds are open and their ideas are remarkable!