MEET THE STAFF
Ms. Cindy Lane
Founder, Head Administrator
It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside my staff here at Hillcrest Heights. I love my students! Every morning I feel the excited anticipation of seeing them arrive on campus with a happy determination to have a great experience. They are the reason I do what I do, and why I created this school. It’s fun for me to step away from my administrative duties during the school day and teach English Language Arts and Spanish to the Adventurers and Voyagers. I couldn’t ask for more!
Ms. Natalie Clark
Transition Program Director, Legacy Instructor
My name is Natalie Clark and I am the Legacy teacher at Hillcrest Heights. I was blessed to have wonderful history teachers during my own high school experience, which drove me to always want to know more about the subject. One of my favorite historical figures is Benjamin Franklin. He was devout in self-improvement, not only for himself but for those around him. He encouraged others to read to be informed, and to be the best possible citizens. He understood that self-governance was important to a moral human race. One of my favorite quotes of his is, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” I sacrificed higher education to raise my children but I constantly read to keep myself educated on the topics I am passionate about. I have recently gone back to school to work on my Bachelor’s in History. I am excited to share my passion for history with the students at Hillcrest Heights.
Ms. Emily Silvester
Emily graduated from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. She started her career in education by teaching children in 2nd and 5th grades at a Title 1 school which served the homeless children and youth in Midvale, UT. She also assisted in developing the first dual-language program in Jordan School District to mutually benefit the needs of English and Spanish language learners. Emily is a certified ESL teacher who has taught adult literacy in Mexico and English classes both locally and in Spain.
While raising her six children, she has worked with the eSylvan Learning Center, dabbled in homeschooling, actively volunteered in public school educating small groups as well as organizing large events, tutored children privately in both English and Spanish, and run a preschool for children 2-5 years of age. She has also taught religious instruction and music education to children and youth at church.
Most recently she and her family have welcomed several foster children into their home. She has been trained in a variety of mental health and trauma-related issues impacting children and youth. In her free time, Emily enjoys being outdoors, exercise and nutrition, cooking and organizing.
Ms. Hildy Faysal
Ms. Jen Petty
Elementary Program Director
DISTINGUISHED FORMER FACULTY
Ms. Morgan Mooneyham
Biology and Life Sciences Instructor
Morgan will be missed as she supports her husband’s career pursuits as a professional athlete. Go Gilgronis!
Coach Ren Duigiud
Physical Development Instructor
Coach Ren is temporarily swapping pinnies for onsies; she is expecting her second child soon. We wish her the best!
We’re hiring! Interested in joining our staff?