Mrs. Hill has been at CASA for 10 years. She is originally from Steelton, Pennsylvania. Her family includes her husband, Larry; son, Jordan; daughters, Janelle and Joslyn; daughter-in-law, Cristen; son-in-law, Michael; and granddaughters, Analeigh and Delaney. In her free time, Mrs. Hill loves to bake. She hates cooking, but loves baking! She is a complete cookie nut around the holidays. She also loves being outside and spending a lot of time on her deck relaxing, reading or enjoying her fire pit.
What brought you to CASA?
Mr. Wendling, our CEO/Principal lured me to CASA. When he was hired he asked if I'd like to interview. At that time I was not really thinking about a move, but because I knew and respected Mr. Wendling from the years he worked at Steelton-Highspire, I thought I'd check it out. I knew about CASA, but once I interviewed, I knew it was the place for me!
Where did you work and what was your role prior to coming to CASA?
I worked twelve years at Steelton-Highspire School District. I was the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. A few of my responsibilities included human resources, i.e. clearances, new employee paperwork/induction; PIMS staff reporting and teacher certification. I also updated policies and minutes for monthly board meetings; along with being the elementary school substitute caller.
What is your favorite part of working at CASA?
I would have to say the students. They bring such a positive, creative feeling to the school.
What is your connection to the arts? How are you an artist?
I am definitely not an artist. Although my mother and sister definitely were, I would just say I'm an admirer.
What do you feel is your impact on our school community, students, and culture?
I feel my impact would be considered a "comfort zone" for students, parents and staff. I genuinely care about our school, students and staff and will go out of my way to answer questions, concerns or to help anyone in need. I feel like that is one of the reasons our school thrives so much, because we all care and go above and beyond to create a positive environment for all.
What advice do you have for our students?
I know you auditioned and came here for your art. Be creative, enjoy and learn from the art experience, but do not forget about focusing on your academics! You cannot graduate without both and we have the best staff in Central Pennsylvania to help you achieve all your goals.