Quee­nie Spin­del

PRIN­CI­PAL

The Kids Post - - Registry of Educators -

We 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 pay-based learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, our stu­dents build friend­ships, and cre­ate many won­der­ful mem­o­ries at Hill­crest. We pro­vide a warm nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows the chil­dren to 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 29 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 dur­ing their time at Hill­crest. Our Jewish Her­itage Pro­gram is cen­tral to the Hill­crest 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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