What Brought you to AHS? – We were looking at the curriculum, actually – and wanted to have our young children (at the time) in a school that taught Riggs reading and Saxon math. It was only a matter of months before we realized the true benefit of being at this school had more to do with heart and less to do with curriculum choices.-
Favorite Subject — I love youth literature! Each student can glean their own meaning and understanding from a single story and it is amazing to see them reason, relate, and ponder the words of great authors in history.
Student Interaction — I recall a student who was struggling with wanting to be at the school. On the last day of class, this student put his arm around my shoulder and said, ‘Thanks, Mrs. Hilmo’. It was the smallest gesture, but I knew it meant he felt a level of love and acceptance in my class. That was a teacher payday.
Education — Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Brigham Young University
Curriculum Highlight — “Movement! I strive to incorporate significant movement into nearly every lesson.”
Family — My husband and I have three kiddos – all attended AHS through 8th grade. We all love a good book, warm fire, extra-rich cocoa, fun vacations, and spending time together. Life is good and we are blessed.
What Life Experience prepared you to teach at AHS? — My work as an author has been of great benefit because I have had to learn how to be humble and work very hard – but that work also takes me into schools all around the state and I have learned to truly appreciate the joy and light students bring to a room.
“I hope to leave a legacy of love and acceptance – with a sprinkle of laughter.”
– Mrs. Hilmo