Mrs. Kathi Sittner, Owner, acts as our curriculum coordinator and personnel manager, and she works behind the scenes with the principals and directors of Pinnacle Schools as a general superintendent of schools. She received her B.A. in German, a Minor in French, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Beloit College in Wisconsin and taught German in grades 7-12. She also received a national certification as a piano teacher from the American College of Musicians and is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the Music Teachers National Association, and the Utah Music Teachers Association. Mrs. Sittner has lived in Germany and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She worked for many years as a professional genealogist and a published writer for genealogical magazines; she also taught piano lessons for fifteen years. She was involved in the Utah public and private school systems for many years and has done much research in gifted education, successful school techniques, and the best curricula in the various subjects. Mrs. Sittner believes in the wisdom of early childhood education, including instruction in languages, music, and general education. She also believes passionately in creating a superior education for her students, including making gifted teaching methodologies available to all capable and motivated students. Under her guidance, along with the excellent leadership of principal Sasha Clayton, Hilldale was transformed into the high-performing school it is today, and Hilldale's students and teachers are truly "rising to the challenge!"