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Ms. Richardi

Ms. Richardi completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Montclair State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early and middle childhood education and a master’s of education in special education. She has been teaching at Hilltop for 6 years. She also oversees the Extended Day program and Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead summer camp. […]

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Mrs. Pacala

Mrs. Pacala graduated summa cum laude from Felician College with a bachelor’s in Art and English. She joined the faculty at Hilltop in 2005. Her professional art career includes work in design, graphics and production, art coaching, and mural painting. In 2014, Mrs. Pacala was nominated for “Teacher of the Year” for the New Jersey […]

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Natalie Easter

Mrs. Easter joined the Hilltop faculty in 2016 as the second grade teacher. Her three children, Elise, Alexander, and Luke, are proud Hilltop Hawks. What do you love most about Hilltop Country Day School? I like the small class sizes that Hilltop offers. The small classes allow for constant meaningful differentiated instruction. Why do you […]

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Daniel Timmermanns

Daniel Timmermanns joined Hilltop in 2016 as the school’s vocal and instrumental music teacher for students in Preschool through Grade 8. What do you love most about Hilltop Country Day School? I truly appreciate the warmth and support of the faculty and administration. Why do you like teaching at Hilltop Country Day School? I appreciate […]

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