School Wide Faculty
Support Educator and FacilitiesRed-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.
Spanish TeacherI 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 SubstituteHi everyone! My name is Lauren 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!
After a brief stint of subbing in 2013, Caitlin is thrilled to be back at Hilltop full time. She got her start in early childhood education working for Americorp’s Jumpstart program while majoring in linguistics and Japanese at University of Rochester. After graduating, she taught English to children of all ages in Himeji, Japan for two years before moving to Seattle, where she has since worked at several preschools and fell in love with her soon-to-be husband. She doesn’t understand the meaning of spare time, but instead writes and edits for a number of online outlets such as The Daily Dot and Anime Feminist and tries to spend some of every day eating good food and going outside.