Quee­nie Spin­del


The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

W e are ded­i­cated to de­vel­op­ing and en­rich­ing the ‘whole child.’ Our stu­dents build their self-es­teem and con­fi­dence while learn­ing about them­selves and the world around them. Through play-based learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, our stu­dents build friend­ships, and cre­ate many won­der­ful mem­o­ries at Hill­crest. It brings me so much joy to watch the chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence the warm nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment that we pro­vide, as they grow and de­velop through­out our 4 year pro­gram, from Tod­dler to Se­nior Kinder­garten.” Orig­i­nally from Capetown, South Africa, Quee­nie Spin­del says she has always had a love for chil­dren, start­ing at Hill­crest as a teacher 28 years ago, then be­com­ing the Prin­ci­pal in 1989. “Th­ese are the most fun­da­men­tal years of a child’s devel­op­ment and I en­joy sharing my pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm with them dur­ing their time at Hill­crest. There is nowhere else I would rather be.” Their Jewish Her­itage Pro­gram is cen­tral to their cur­ricu­lum. “Cel­e­brat­ing Jewish holidays in a child-ori­ented man­ner, through song, dance and story telling is a won­der­ful learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the chil­dren. It brings me great joy to bridge the in­tro­duc­tion of Jewish Her­itage from school into the homes of our families.”

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