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school pics 040 Mrs. Lemons – Kindergarten/1st Grade

Hello, my name is Mrs. Lemons, and I’m very excited to be teaching Kindergarten and first grade this year. I have previously worked as an aide for Kindergarten at Hillsborough and taught the Pre-K class for 5 years. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and my teaching credential and Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. It is my goal as a teacher to ensure that every one of my students gets the opportunity to thrive with a well-rounded hands-on education. I also want my students to explore and develop self confidence, social skills, self control, creativity, and problem solving. 

Email Mrs. Lemons: hlemons@hillsboroughprivateschools.com





school pics 064Mr. Clark – 2nd / 3rd Grade

Hello, my name is Mr. Clark, and I have the honor of teaching both second and third grade this year at Hillsborough. I have previously co-taught in Jr. Kindergarten and fourth grade as well as subbed across all grade levels. This is my third year teaching here at Hillsborough, and I am very excited to be a part of this amazing and enthusiastic staff. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies as well as my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential through California State University, Fullerton. I am committed to meeting each student’s individual needs, giving them opportunities to explore, keeping them motivated, and preparing them to be successful throughout not only their school careers, but their entire lives.

Email Mr. Clark: rclark@hillsboroughprivateschools.com




Ms. Patty – Junior Kindergarten

Hello, my name is Mrs. Patty Maldonado.  I am proud to be the Junior Kindergarten Teacher of  Hillsborough Schools Early Childhood Center.  Prior to becoming Junior Kindergarten I was Director at Hillsborough for the past 3 years and before that a teacher at Hillsborough for over 15 years.  Teaching is an absolute joy for me and as a director and now again teacher I especially enjoy meeting our families and interacting with all the children that are enrolled at our amazing school!  I am also a mother of three, two of whom are alumni of our wonderful campus!

I received my Master Certificate in Early Childhood Education through NOCCCD.  I have taught all ages from 2-6 in my career.

I take great pride in my work and strive each year to provide a positive  learning environment for our children.  I believe children learn best while having fun and encourage my staff to provide hands on learning activities that engage every child in their class!

I also teach an afternoon cooking enrichment class. My little chefs expand on educational concepts such as math skills, following directions, exploring the senses, expanding vocabulary, and developing good nutrition habits. My ingredients for a happy school include: Kindness, Praise, Patience, Curiosity, Respect, Recess and Humor!

Email Ms. Patty: pmaldonado@hillsboroughprivateschools.com


school pics 033Mrs. Blanco – Spanish

Hello, my name is Mrs. Blanco. I attended Cal State Long Beach where I received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a Bilingual Spanish and English Concentration. My credential studies at Cal State Long Beach prepared me to teach students in kindergarten through sixth grade.This is my thirty-third year as a classroom teacher. I have taught students in public schools as well as private. I have spent the last sixteen years at Hillsborough. During my time here I have been the Spanish Teacher, the Physical Education Teacher, and the Program Specialist.  The students and I have a great rapport. I believe in teaching the whole child and being in open communication with parents. In my opinion, Hillsborough Private School is the school for your child!

Email Mrs. Blanco: cblanco@hillsboroughprivateschools.com





Julie DuClosMrs. DuClos – Art Teacher

We are excited to welcome Mrs. DuClos as our new art teacher.  Mrs. DuClos comes to us with over 20 years of experience teaching in her private studio and in school and church settings.

With a degree from California State University, Fullerton, and many Fine Arts certificates, Mrs. DuClos teaches technique in watercolors, oil and soft pastels, and painting.  Our students enjoy learning about the art Masters while producing masterpieces of their own.

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