Hillside Staff

Meet our Hillside Preschool Staff!

We are very proud of our professional staff which includes 2 lead teachers. All have up to date CPR and First Aid training. Our teachers also have had background and reference checks. Students and parents get the opportunity to meet the teachers before school begins at our Open House.

Ms. Stephanie - Director / Lead Teacher

Education: Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Webster University and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Central Methodist University.

Experience: I have worked in the early childhood field since 2002. Before coming to Hillside, I was an Administrator of a program for 'high risk' preschoolers and toddlers.

Started at Hillside in September 2014.

I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my daughter play volleyball, being outside, and traveling.



Ms. Janet - Teacher

My name is Janet Klingert. I have been married to my husband, Tom, for 41-years and we have always lived in Fenton. We have two adult children, who went to Hillside for preschool. We have four grandchildren and two of them go to Hillside. I have been involved with children all my life: babysitting as a teenager and babysitting in my home after marrying and in other people’s homes. Before coming to Hillside, I worked with 2-3-year-old children at the Parkway School District and now I continue to work part time at night classes and three weeks of summer school with 3-5-year old’s. God has given me so much to be thankful for. I am so happy to be working with your children now at Hillside.