Director, 4-K Lead Teacher, Rainbows & Kid’s Camp

“The BEST thing for me over the years of working at Hilltop is the sense of unity we have as a staff. Our main goal is the children and families, however, we have always taken care of each other as well.”

I have been with Hilltop for 31 years! Guess you could say, “I came with the building”. I am a certified Pre-K teacher through the State of Wisconsin and have had numerous professional training throughout my career, including Early Childhood classes and ongoing continuing education. I have completed my Administrative Credential.

“I feel I have been blessed to have been able to have a career here at Hilltop Daycare & Preschool for the past 31 years. I have seen so many changes in the field of Early Childhood since starting here in 1987. I have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful families and children throughout the years. I also have been blessed to be able to say that I worked with my two very best friends throughout this journey.

In May 2015, my very good friend, coworker, and Director of our center, Lu Bilodeau, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. This was a very difficult loss for all of us at the center and Lu’s family asked if Dawn & I would Direct the center. What an honor to be bestowed upon us. Dawn, Lu, and I worked together for 25 years here at Hilltop and in a sense, we grew up here together.

I look forward to meeting our new children and their families. Welcome to Hilltop Daycare & Preschool.

Director, 4-K Teacher, Rainbows & Kid's Camp

“I love teaching preschool! I have had the opportunity to team teach for 30 years with my Best Friend, Shelly. Together, we have had the opportunity to touch many lives - the parents as well as the children. And we’ve been so blessed by them as well.”

Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.
“My passion is teaching. I love to see the children’s eyes “light up” when they’ve learned something new. There is no greater reward than when a child comes up to and hugs you and says “I love you”! That’s what makes this job great!”

Teacher - Dewdrops

“What I like BEST about being a part of Hilltop Daycare & Preschool is the staff. We are Family. When you have staff who really care for each other, you know they will also care about your child.”
Sue has been at Hilltop for 9 years and has a background in Medical Records/Social Services, Assisted Living care, many life experiences and lessons of love. She has also completed Early Childhood courses and continues with education. Sue also is 2-3 year-old Sunday School teacher (go figure!).
“Life is full of surprises - take time to unwrap yours!

 Sunshine- Lead Teacher

I went to school at Western Technical College in LaCrosse and got my Associates in ECE. 

I have been working the Childcare field for 4 years. I have loved every minute of it, because each day is a new adventure, and I love watching children grow and learn. 

I am continuing my education online to get my bachelor degree in ECE.

What I love about working at Hilltop Daycare & Preschool is the environment and how everyone is always willing to help each other out. 

Even though I haven't been here long, I have felt welcomed from the start. 

I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me here at Hilltop Daycare and Preschool.:)

Teacher - Infant/Toddler

"What I like BEST about being a part of Hilltop Daycare & Preschool is meeting new families and friends. I also love to watch the children through the years grow to be amazing young people."

Kim has been with us for the past four years. She continues to work hard and further her education through continuing education courses and has obtained her Infant and Toddler Credential.

"I like to spend time with my family and friends, taking my two children to the park, and reading to relax. I am a loyal friend to those who are close to me."

Asst. Teacher - Babies

Kid's Club & Kid's Camp

“What I like BEST about being a part of Hilltop Daycare & Preschool is working with the wonderful staff and I really enjoy the kids."

Nicole has been at our center for 10 years and has over 12 years experience working with children. She is our after school & summer care provider for our school age children.

"I like to ride 4-wheeler, sing karaoke and watch football. I AM A HUGE PACKER FAN!!!"

Babies/Dewdrop Lead Teacher

Lead Sunshine Teacher

I went to school at Rice Lake High. I have worked with children for almost 3 years now, I have taken classes and trainings for ECE to further my education and to help
our children grow and learn.

What I love about Hilltop Daycare and Preschool is how we are all like a family, and everyone is here for each other. 

I also enjoy working with the children and helping them learn and grow in their lives. 

In my free time I like to spend time with my family. I also love to go fishing, kayaking, shooting, 4 wheeling, and of course SHOPPING!

I am a young energetic teacher! I care so much for these children!