Staff

 

MEET THE STAFF

Mr. Bill Naas is our principal. He is in his second year at Hilltop, having moved here from SW Wisconsin where he was Associate Pastor at Maple Ridge Bible Church in Boscobel, WI.

Mrs. Eleanor Olguin is our Pre K-3 teacher.

Mrs. Virginia Pedro is our lead Preschool teacher having worked at Hilltop for over 27 years. She is teaching the Pre K-4 class again this year. Her clans are Coyote Pass (Ma’iideeshgiizhinii) and Bitter Water (Todich’ii’nii). She attended Northland Pioneer College for Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with young children through Bible lessons, music, games, and lots of fun.

Ms. Nelson is our Kindergarten teacher. She is of the Towering House clan (kinyaanii) born to the Hopi (a yaa kini’ ), and her maternal grandfather is Salt clan (ashii hi). She has worked at Hilltop for 15 years as a preschool and kindergarten teacher and is the lead teacher of our After School Care program. She previously worked for Navajo Head Start, in the Fort Defiance Agency, for 16 years as center Supervisor and Head Teacher. She attended the University of New Mexico – Gallup Branch, in Early Childhood Development.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Everett

Mrs. Sara Everett is our 1st grade teacher. Mrs. Everett has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2014. She is originally from Joshua Tree, CA, and has also lived in Iowa and Maryland. She has taught almost every grade in Christian schools, and prefers the early grades because this is the foundation for learning. She currently holds teaching credentials in Iowa, California and with ACSI.  She likes to read and scrapbook.

Mrs. Kim Hilderman started as our 2nd grade teacher in 2016. She grew up in Phoenix, AZ where she attended Arizona College of the Bible receiving a Bachelors Degree in Biblical/Theological Studies with an emphasis on Biblical languages. She has lived on the reservation since 1991 doing ministry work through Western Indian Ministries and Community Bible Church with her husband of 25 years, David.  They have four children, ages 15-24. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in elementary education and reading through Western New Mexico University.

Mr. Roger Everett is our 3rd grade teacher and faculty administrator. Mr. Everett has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2014. Mr. Everett has been an elementary principal in Christian schools for the last 30 years. Before that he taught in Kijabe, Kenya, for two years.

Mr. Ian Harriman has joined the staff at Hilltop Christian School this year as our 4th grade teacher. He has worked as a substitute teacher in the Chandler, Phoenix area schools.

Mr. Philip Mapes is our 5th/6th/7th grade teacher. Mr. Mapes has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2015 having moved here from the Chicago area where he taught in Waukegan Public Schools.

Miss June Shroyer has been our Music Teacher since 2001. She received her Masters of Education degree from Southern Oregon College, then taught 20 years in public school before coming to work with Navajo children. June loves children, music, and cats.

Miss Margaret Buhler is our resource teacher. She has taught at Hilltop Christian School since 2000, most of the time teaching fifth grade. Currently she teaches beginning Navajo, reading, writing, and summer school. She likes to study the Bible, read, garden, and cook.

Mrs. Laura Naas is our librarian and computer teacher this year.

Mrs. Lenora Yazzie is our substitute teacher and custodian.

Ms. Sandra Largo has been our school secretary since 2011.

Ms. Grace Kee is our head cook.

Mr. Brandon Nelson is our school custodian.