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. 

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 a member of the Success by Six Board of Directors here in Douglas County.

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

I came to Lawrence after working at the NW Kansas Educational Service Center for 16 years.  I began at Hilltop as the Ladybug teacher in 2014.  After 4 years as a Hilltop teacher, I moved to the Education Coordinator position in August 2018.

Administrative Assistant

I have a fine arts degree from KU and I was able to combine my interest in the arts and early education by teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center Preschool for eight years. I then moved to Hilltop in 2008 and taught in the preK classroom for five years.  I took the position at the front desk five years ago where I continue to enjoy meeting the families.

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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