• Hillview uses an organizational structure called the Academy Model that groups students and teachers into smaller learning communities in order to provide greater attention to individual student needs and to develop a sense of community within a smaller group of students who share the same academic teachers. Each academy has approximately 100 students. Students may or may not have their academy/grade-level math teacher as that is dependent upon the student's math course.


    Each academy typically has at least 2 academy parents. An academy parent works closely with their own academy teachers to provide volunteer support throughout the year. Academy parents might coordinate chaperones for a field trip, solicit classroom volunteers to help with special projects and provide food for holiday celebrations and/or end of year events. If you are interested in volunteering to be an academy parent visit our Volunteer Sign Up Form.


    Academies & Staff for 2022-23


    6th Grade

    Everest: Chris Gumbrecht (Humanities Core), Kathryn Rippentrop (Humanities Core), Medea Yob (Math), Tom Schemkes (Science)

    Olympus: Jacky Schlegel (Humanities Core), Libby Ellis (Humanities Core), Suney Park (Math), Leo Schneiderman (Science)

    Vesuvius:  Julie Williams (Humanities Core), Danielle Beres (Humanities Core), Phil Stapp (Math), TBD (Science) 


    7th Grade

    Cloud Nine: Jorge Pacheco (English), Shalann Kunkel (Social Studies), Brian Keating (Math), Arion Espinoza (Science)

    Mavericks: Katrina Hsieh (English), Marianne Santo (Social Studies), Jonathan Coldoff (Math), James Green (Science)

    Pipeline: Jessica Ross (English), Mike Rogers (Social Studies), Aruna Dutta (Math), Heiko Ritter (Science)

    8th Grade

    Explorers: Joseph O’Brien (English), Kim Staff (Social Studies), Sayre Dolan (Math), Daniel Valdez (Science)

    Pioneers: Christine Beirne (English), Mindy Garagozzo (English), Lexy Keller (Social Studies), Mike Doroquez (Math), Kara Connelly (Science)

    Trailblazers: Sarah Dara-Abrams (English), Mimi Nguyen (Social Studies), Michael Hickam (Math), Susan Arrington (Science)