About Hilltop

Welcome from Principal Sue Vallafskey


Hilltop Principal Sue VallafskeyHilltop Elementary School focuses on whole-student development, providing academic as well as social-emotional learning. Through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, our staff celebrates students for demonstrating the Spartan Way: Be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. Students learn positive, productive behaviors Students learn positive, productive behaviors early to help shape them into collaborative workers and excellent communicators so they can reach achieve their goals. We will lend support in helping your child persist and persevere when faced with a challenging task. We will work tirelessly to ensure all children have the best possible experiences at Hilltop.

Our school also encourages global citizenship. Each year, 4th-grade students participate in service learning through H2O for Life, a nonprofit organization that brings clean water facilities to communities around the world. After learning about the importance of clean water for sanitation and hygiene, students engage in real-world problem solving to help educate others about the issue. Hilltop also holds an International Night that showcases cultures from all over the globe, especially those of our students and their families. Embracing our diversity and tapestry of experiences and cultures will help all to have a true sense of belonging.


Not only am I looking forward to working with our Hilltop students, but I also look forward to working with you as well. In order to cultivate a community of learners we cannot work alone. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where families, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth for all. I am proud to be the principal here, and I’m excited for another fabulous school year.