Hilltop Staff

Jeremy Fite
Executive Director

I did my undergraduate work at Indiana University and completed my ED.M at the State University of New York @ Buffalo. I have been working in early education since 2003. I have been an administrator since 2005. In addition to my administration experience, I have provided educational programs to children ages 6-17 within urban communities in Southern Indiana, Upstate New York & Knoxville, TN.  I am currently the Co-President of the Success by Six Board here in Lawrence.

Courtney Hultgren
Assistant Director/Operations Manager

I graduated from the University of Kansas with my bachelor’s in applied behavioral sciences. I completed my master’s in early childhood studies with an emphasis in administration, management and leadership in Summer 2017.  I worked as a 1:1 behavioral therapist before coming to teach at Hilltop. I taught at Hilltop for one year before moving into administration. I’ve been the Operations Manager at Hilltop since February 2014, adding my Assistant Director role in 2017.  I currently serve as an at-large member of the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC) Board.

Adam Brown
Finance Director

I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2008. I received my master’s in accounting in 2010. Both degrees are from the University of Kansas. Prior to working as the Finance Director of Hilltop, I worked in public accounting for 6 years performing audit and tax services.

Education Coordinator
Administrative Assistant

Accredited since 1987 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
KU student, staff, and faculty families receive priority on the waiting list
Sliding fee schedule and scholarship fee subsidies
Warm, loving care coupled with developmentally appropriate curriculum
KU families from across the nation and world bring diversity to Hilltop classrooms
Lead teachers hold degrees in child development, early childhood education, or elementary education
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