Ms. Mary Hillberry

My name is Mary Hillberry.

I am a paraprofessional in Kindergarten/ Pre-k.  I have worked with 4 and 5 year old’s for 7 years of my 10 years at Tongass School.  I absolutely love the little guys.  This is my first year working with Miss Alexis and Mrs. Baldwin and I am excited to get to know them professionally and personally.  I have an associates of liberal arts from University of Alaska Southeast.  I am continuing my education and hope to enter nursing school in a few years and obtain my RN license.

Outside of school I am a married mother of 2 teens, one of whom is a Rotary exchange student living in Finland and the other is a senior at K-High.  I made a decision to move to Ketchikan from Phoenix over 21 years ago and have loved living here.  I love to hike and walk with my little dog Ben, whenever the weather permits.  I also enjoy swimming, gardening fishing and spending time at my cabin in Moser Bay.  If I am sitting still you will usually find a book in my hands as I am an avid reader.

I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces as well as welcoming all the new ones.  I expect to have another great year at TSAS.

Ms. Mary