ASPIRE Program Celebrates Hill Faculty

In 2014, a substantial gift to the School from Preston G. Athey ’67, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Nancy, enabled the creation of Aspire, a tiered faculty compensation model at The Hill. The Aspire program enables teachers to build their expertise and tenure as they rise through the ranks of Fellow, Instructor, Athey Family Master, and Senior Master. Faculty may apply for promotion to a higher tier. 

Eight talented men and women will be promoted through the Aspire program for the 2019 - 20 academic year: Chris DeLucia P'13; Mark Pearson, Ph.D. ’78 P'20;  and Bill Yinger ’95 have been promoted to Senior Masters. Dan McMains ’98, Diane Richards P'21, and Ed Turner will become Athey Family Masters; Will Scully and Laura Wann have been promoted from Fellow to Instructors.

2019-20 Aspire Teachers:

Senior Masters: Chris DeLucia P'13; Elizabeth A Dollhopf P’21; W. Christopher Drowne ’89; Matthew Gettings; Harlow C. “Ned” Ide, III P’09 ’13; Joe Lagor P’09 ’10 ’12 ’21; Kathy Malone, Ph.D.; Margie Neiswender P’22; Ellen Nelson P’10 ’13; Mark Nelson P’10 ’13; Mark Pearson, Ph.D. ’78 P'20; Bill Yinger ’95

Athey Family Master: F. Christopher Chirieleison ’85 P’18 ’19 ’21; Stephen N. Ciraolo; John Giannakis P’20; Katy Hudak P’21; Patrick G. Lake, Ph.D.; Yoon Soo Lim P’17 ’18; Ramonita Marcano-Ogando, Ph.D.; Dan McMains ’98, Erik K. Mortenson; Courtney Neese ’00; Diane Richards P'21; Ed Turner

Fellow: Elena Dauphinais, Sophia Gantenbein, Ernest Higginbotham, Amanda Molitor

The Hill School's Tiered Faculty System:

SENIOR MASTER
20+ Years of Teaching Experience
10+ Years at The Hill
Master's Degree

ATHEY FAMILY MASTER
12+ Years of Teaching Experience
Master's Degree

INSTRUCTOR
3+ Years of Teaching Experience

FELLOW
Up to 3 Years of Teaching Experience
Bachelor's Degree

Read more about all of our Aspire teachers below: