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Delaney Kristner

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Julie Lindberg

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Tina Orr

Hi, I am the school psychologist at Hilltop. I have had the pleasure of being a school psychologist for 11 years. Prior to that I was a third grade teacher and I took some time at home to raise my four - now grown - children. I enjoy spending time with family, including my two grandchildren, taking walks, and traveling.

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Theresa Dalton

My name is Therese Dalton and I am a Reading Specialist at Hilltop.  I have taught 1st grade, have worked as a Literacy Coach and am currently a Reading Specialist here at Hilltop! I graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and continued on to receive two Master's Degrees from National Louis University in Curriculum and Instruction with an English Language Learner Endorsement, and a Reading Specialist Degree. I live in Crystal Lake with my husband and two children, Madeline and Joshua. I am so happy to be doing what I love all day long, and that is teaching children how to read!  There is nothing better than seeing a students' progress at the end of a school year!

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Jenna Sheffler

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Tricia Bartos

Hello! My name is Tricia Bartos and I am one of the reading interventionist here at Hilltop. I received my undergraduate at Northern Michigan University, and my reading endorsement through Concordia University. I absolutely love reading with the students and helping them grow as life long learners. 

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ESL

Neil Shankara

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Jennifer Atkinson

My name is Jenni Atkinson and I am the Instructional Coach at Hilltop Elementary School.  This role allows me to partner with teachers to foster our professional growth and improve student learning. At times, I’ll be working with teachers behind the scenes planning for instruction. Other times, I may be team teaching alongside teachers. I have been in education since 1993; I have been a Classroom Teacher (1st and 4th grades), Reading Teacher, and Literacy Coach. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy time with my family, walking my dogs, and all things musical theatre! I'm so proud to be a part of the Hilltop family! 

Brodson, Nancy

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Nancy Brodson

My name is Nancy Brodson, and I have been a Speech Pathologist at Hilltop since 2011.  I received both my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).  I live in Deer Park with my husband and my dog, Rose.  I love reading, crocheting, and watching the wildlife in my yard.

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Juanita Nanez

I have been translating since 2003, but my dream came true since I started working at Hilltop in 2015.  I'm very proud to be the bridge of the communication.  I am the translator of this wonderful school and it’s a pleasure to work for a nice community and district. I love helping people and I promise to receive you with warm greetings and a happy smile.

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Physical Therapist

Gail Mehnert

I started at McHenry District 15  in 2013.  I graduated from Northwestern University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1993. I love Pinterest, and spending time with my husband, and six children.

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Mrs. Ina Obara

Hola, my name is Ina Obara, and I am the Bilingual Reading teacher at Hilltop. Since 2010, I have worked as an ESL and Bilingual teacher with McHenry D15’s culturally diverse population. I am in the most exciting and challenging educational endeavor since my lessons go beyond content and facts but consider language and cultural background. I strive to create an environment where children feel comfortable and confident in using all their languages while learning.

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Custodial Staff

Jason Hocin, Jeffrey Beggs, Diana Gaeta, John Searles

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Recess Supervisors

Judi Giamalva, Lisa King

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Cafeteria Staff

Sabrina Dyer, Kristy Pahlke, Courney Knowles, Nicole Kuzelka