Ensuring Ongoing Parent-School Communication
We believe when parents are engaged with the school community, children benefit and thrive. The goal of the committees is to facilitate enriched conversations through parent discussions, book talks, and to serve as a conduit linking parents and educators at Hill for the benefit of the students.
Education and School Life Committee
The Education and School Life Committee (ESLC) is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees and serves as the umbrella organization for all parent committees including the Parent-Teacher Club (PTC) and the Committee on Culture and Inclusion (CCI).
ESLC works with the Head of School and other committees to connect parents, the faculty and staff, the students, and the community with intentional content to enrich school life.
The ESLC Chair is a member of the Board of Trustees and the committee consists of a faculty and/or staff liaison, current members of the parent body, community members, and a member of the PTC and the Committee on Culture and Inclusion.
2019-2020 members: Jennifer Zickel (Chair); Hunt Lyman and Kelly Johnson (Faculty & Staff Liaisons); Wyatt Korff (parent); Britzie McConnell (PTC President and parent); Cristin Wipfler (parent); Haley Wright (CCI Chair and parent).
The PTC is led by a current parent who serves as the PTC President. The PTC President works closely with the Chair of ESLC and the Head of School. Additionally, the PTC President coordinates the PTC Room Parents. Each grade has current parents who serve as Room Parents with one parent taking the lead Room Parent role (who acts as the main facilitator of communication from the PTC President to the class parents).
The PTC President conducts three meetings with all Room Parents (one each in the fall, spring, and winter) and facilitates PTC sponsored all-school events such as the Book Fair, Country Fair, Halloween Festivities, Holiday Float, Teacher Appreciation Day, and Back to School grade level dinners.
2019-2020 PTC President: Britzie McConnell
Committee on Culture and Inclusion
The Hill School Committee on Culture and Inclusion aims to build upon Hill’s culture of respect and acceptance by facilitating a more deliberate focus on and appreciation of diversity in its many forms. The Committee offers events such as book groups, discussions, speakers, and workshops to the Hill community. The school community plays a key part in helping children understand their roles and responsibilities as citizens within our community.
The committee aims to further develop these skills by: providing an opportunity for staff and parents to identify and understand the needs of our community, promoting among students and adults an awareness of diversity and inclusion related matters, fostering an understanding of the global context of our Hill school lives, and developing skills that will enable students to grow as empathetic and responsible citizens capable of contributing and leading in the promotion of an equitable community.
2019-2020 members: Haley Wright (CCI Chair and parent); Lucy Turner (Faculty Liaison); Jenna Korff (Parent), Erin Coulter (Faculty), Jill Beifuss (Faculty), Benjamin Calloway-Jones (Parent/Alumnus), Will Nisbet (Staff), Cameron Hughes-Svedlow (Parent/Alumnus) , Julie Coles (Parent of Alum).