Ms. Sasha Clayton is the Principal and Director of Hilldale School. She has a B.F.A. in Theatre from Drake University and a M.A. in Teaching from Concordia University. She holds her teaching credential for secondary English, Speech, and Theatre. Before coming to Hilldale in July 2007, she was the director of the Metropolis School of the Performing Arts in Arlington Heights, Illinois for four and a half years and, prior to that, a Kindergarten teacher for the Bernard Weinger JCC Early Learning Center. She has taught theatre to students of all ages. Ms. Clayton believes in challenging students in both product and process and in developing the whole child through access to critical thinking, rigorous academics, the arts, and character education. She believes in high expectations and in passionate teaching.