Expert teachers and professional staff are the heart of our practice. Their specialized skills and devotion to the children help to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience for each child. 84% of our teachers have post-grad degrees or coursework toward them.
Head of School
For over 20 years, Donna Henry, M.Ed. helped students with learning disabilities thrive in their educational environment. Appointed Head of Hillside School in 2013, she has implemented the most current methodologies, strategies, and programs for educating students with learning disabilities. Additionally, she oversees the daily administration, operations, financial stability and educational integrity of the school. Previously, she served as the school’s Assistant Head of School/Director of Curriculum where she was a primary architect of the school’s curriculum and professional development. Prior to coming to Hillside, Ms. Henry was a special education teacher, focused on language-based learning disabilities in the Lower Dauphin and East Penn School districts. Henry has a B.S. and a M.Ed. with a concentration in Learning Disabilities from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Assistant Head of School/Director of Curriculum
Sharon Fatzinger has been teaching primary-school for 19 years. Appointed as the Assistant Head of Hillside School/Director of Curriculum in 2013, she is responsible for ensuring that day-to-day activities run smoothly; helping to develop and supervise school operating policies including professional development and faculty observation; and maintaining knowledge of current and cutting edge research in the field of learning disabilities. Additionally, she manages all accreditation requirements. Prior to becoming the Assistant Head of School, Ms. Fatzinger taught 1st and 2nd grade at Hillside for nine years. Fatzinger has a dual certification in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from West Chester University.
Art Education Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Physical Education Teacher
Dr. Julie Kibelbek
Middle School Science Teacher
Elementary Science Teacher
Director of Development
Director of Enrollment & Community Outreach