MEET THE STAFF
Mrs. Kathy Kee-White is our Administrative Manager.
Mrs. Elizabeth Shonnie is our PreK3 teacher. Mrs. Shonnie has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2015. She is energetic and full of love for Jesus Christ. Her passion is teaching others about Jesus Christ and His love for them through Bible lessons, music, and play. She truly enjoys teaching and interacting with her students and all the children here at Hilltop. Through letters with a pen pal, she decided to move from Pennsylvania to Navajoland. She graduated from Dine’ College in 2015, with an Associates’ Degree in Elementary Education. She is married to Brandon Shonnie. and together they have four daughters: Esther, Rebeka, Lydia, and Tabitha.
Mrs. Virgie Pedro is our PreK4 teacher. 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 here for 12 years as a preschool and kindergarten teacher and also worked as the After School Care personnel. 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. She enjoys working with the children 3-5 years of age, playing the guitar, and is looking forward to working with your children every year.
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 and California and with ACSI. She likes to read and scrapbook.
Mrs. Kim Hilderman is our 2nd grade teacher. 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. Mr. Everett has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2014. Mr. Everett have been an elementary principal in Christian schools for the last 30 years. Before that he taught in Kijabe, Kenya, for two years, and the Lord has given him a heart for cross cultural ministries. This is his third year at Hilltop Christian School.
Mr. Philip Mapes is our 4th/5th/6th grade teacher. Mr. Mapes has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2015.
Miss June Shroyer is our Music Teacher. 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 Buehler is our resource teacher. She has taught at Hilltop Christian School for 16 years, most of the time which has been teaching fifth grade. She also teaches beginning Navajo, reading, and writing. She likes to study the Bible, read, garden, and cook
Mrs. Diane Guiett is the Library Media Specialist, Webmaster and assists with staff development. She also teaches computer classes. Mrs. Guiett has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2010. Before coming here, she worked at The Ohio State University for 16 years at the Office of Technology Services, for 4 years with Instructional Technology of Central Ohio as a Technology Coordinator for 12 counties in Ohio, 2 years at Big Walnut Schools, and 8 years at Columbus City Schools in their Library Media Department and their Instructional Technology Department. Mrs. Guiett has a BS from The Ohio State University in Communications, with an interest in Radio/TV Broadcasting and an MA from The Ohio State University in Instructional Design and Technology, with a Library Media Certificate. She likes to garden, read, and scrapbook.
Mr. Marc Guiett is in charge of the IT department. Mr. Guiett has been with Western Indian Ministries since 2010. Before coming here, he worked at Upper Arlington City Schools in their IT department.
Ms. Sandra Largo is our school secretary.
Ms. Grace Kee is our head cook.