Our Community

The Hillside School is an extended family of students, alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, administration, and the Board of Trustees, as well as professional and community supporters who advocate and promote our mission. We pride ourselves on creating a caring and inclusive environment where our students can thrive because they feel safe, supported, and valued.

For many of the children and their families, arriving at Hillside produces a sense of relief because they are finally in a place with like-minded students who want to learn and experience success and are, at last, being taught in a way that speaks to them.

Hillside Families

A Hillside family includes the parents, siblings, and grandparents. We encourage family members to be actively involved. Parents receive daily communication from their children’s teachers through our Parent Portal and are welcome to visit the school. We also support families through our HELPS Program which is run by our guidance team.

The Hillside School is a lifelong resource for our families.

Alumni

Over the last 36 years, our alumni have been transformed by their time at Hillside. They credit the educational foundation they built here for helping them find success in future academic settings and their careers.

Many attended colleges and universities like DeSales University, Georgetown University, Juilliard School, Kutztown University, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Syracuse University and Temple University.

Faculty and Staff

Our expert teachers and professional staff are the heart of The Hillside School. Each member of our team has specialized skills, empathy, and priorities that help create a one-of-a-kind learning experience for each child.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees, comprised of parents of former students, as well as community members,  are responsible for establishing policies that support the school’s mission.

The 2019-2020 Board of Trustees:

Donna-Marie Daday, President
Director, State and Local Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers

AJ Lemheney, President Elect
Vice President & Executive Director School of Continuing Education & Graduate Studies, Muhlenberg College

Barbara Hornberger, Secretary
Retired Educator, The Hillside School

Kristofer DePaolo, Treasurer
CEO, Werner & Company

Marc Breidenbach
Director of Design and Construction, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Jim Edwards
Partner/CFO CAPTRUST

Robert F. Goehler
Retired Executive, Ingersoll-Rand Company

Donna Henry
Head of School, The Hillside School

Thomas Kenyon
Assistant General Counsel, Commercial, Americas
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Suzanne Mason
Retired Director of Admission, Moravian Academy

Joseph Napolitano
Program Officer – The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

Pamela Prisaznik
CRNP, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Elizabeth Scofield
Community Volunteer

Jonathan Simon
Royal Green LLC

Nicole Studinger
Senior Account Executive, Viamedia

Lise Twiford
Director of Development, Germantown Friends School

Sandra Wagaman
Retired Educator, The Hillside School