Sherri Whightsil

Parent Member, 2017
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I have two daughters attending Hilltop. My oldest has been a Cottontail, a Meadowlark and a Bobcat. My youngest is loving her first year at Hilltop in the Hummingbird Room. I am a new parent board member in 2017, and I’m excited about the opportunity to support the continued success of this great organization. I currently serve on the Communications Planning Committee and as co-chair of the Family Support Committee.  

I have a bachelor's in elementary education from Emporia State University, and I am the Marketing Print Production Manager for Payless ShoeSource. I have worked at Payless for 19 years, and I’ve enjoyed being part of a national retail brand through years of great success as well as through challenging times. My strengths include project management, process improvement, team building, leadership and communications.  

I was born and raised in Kansas, and I have loved living in Lawrence for nearly 20 years. In college, I was a fastpitch pitcher on the women’s softball team at Emporia State. When I have free time, I love playing outside with my daughters, RV trips with the family, community events with friends, and playing sand volleyball.

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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