Hi South Lake Family,
I am excited to serve as your new Assistant Principal! I look forward to meeting all of you, until then, here’s a short intro about myself. I attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Moore, graduating in 2002 from Moore High School. I graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2007 with a Bachelor's in Music Education. I began my career in Purcell, Oklahoma, as one of the band directors that same year. Later, I completed my Early Childhood certification and taught Kindergarten at Bryant Elementary starting in 2017. This past year I served as Bryant's Targeted Intervention Specialist, primarily focusing on grades 3-6. I graduated in the summer of 2021 with my Master's in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision, from the University of Oklahoma. My husband, David, has been the band director in Purcell for over 20 years! Our son, Oliver, will begin Kindergarten at Heritage Trails this fall. I am an avid runner (with the best family cheerleaders)! We also enjoy traveling together as a family, especially to Disney destinations.
My vision is to instill a lifelong love of learning while nurturing the education of the whole child. Creativity, collaboration, community, and critical thinking should be fostered in a safe environment by highly qualified, dedicated educators. We will always work towards the goal of doing what is best for kids by equipping our educators with the most effective tools and support. The lessons, love, and achievement gained in our school will follow our students to their academic and life journey ahead after they leave our building.
I am eager to get to know everyone and begin this new journey!! I love this district and thrilled to be a part of the South Lake pack!
Jennifer Hilger, M. Ed.