Governance

Like many other non-profit, private schools, Hilltop Montessori School is run by an administrative structure that includes a Head of School, Assistant Head and a Business Manager, as well as a complete administrative support team. The administration works in conjunction with the Board of Directors to support the mission of the school, “to light the flame of learning to achieve a lifetime of success.”

The Board of Directors comprises community leaders that serve in an advisory role and hire the Head of School who is charged with overseeing the daily operations of the campus.

Administration/Office Positions:

Michele Wilensky, M.A. Ed
Head of School

Theresa Fox
Director of Business

Melanie Morrison
Assistant to the Head, Admissions

Shiela Jones
Front Office Manager

Cindi Stehr
Director of Early Childhood Programming

Dama Nichols, M.A. Ed
Director of Elementary and Middle school Programming

Board of Directors and Advisors include:

Eric J. Fox
MBA, University of Texas
Charter Financial Analyst
Iberia Capital Partners, Senior Equity Analyst

Matt Brennan
Board Vice President
Principal, Brennan Insurance Agency LLC
Insurance and Liability

Nicole Saia, J.D
Attorney at Law
Specializes in Family, Custody, Criminal and Civil Litigation
Samford University, Juris Doctor

Peggy Dupuy
Retired Director of Finance and Operations at the Altamont School

Madeleine Bayless
Parent Representative
Human Resources Expertise


Cindi Stehr
Founder Emeritus/Advisory Role
AMS certification, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Carol Reddington
Retired Elementary/Middle School Coordinator and Teacher
Hilltop Montessori School

Stewart Waddell, M.D.
Mind Matters, LLC
Adolescent and Pediatric Psychiatrist

George “Rip” Weaver
Board member Ex Officio
Executive Director
Aldridge Gardens

Bill Segrest , AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Vice President
Williams-Blackstock Architects