Faculty & Staff
Mr. Brister currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II at Hillcrest. He is a graduate of Mississippi College. He has taught at Hillcrest since 2018. Mr. Brister loves to travel, especially international travel. He also has an interest in music, soccer, and digital marketing. He and his wife have one son.
Kim Britt is currently teaching K3 at Hillcrest Christian School. She attended Hinds Community College. Previously she was a substitute teacher at Central Hinds Academy and Hillcrest. Mrs. Kim began teaching K3 at Hillcrest in 2019. She enjoys decorating, yard work, going to church and spending time with family and friends
Mrs. Clark is currently teaching Pre-K, elementary and high school art. She graduated magna cum laude from Belhaven University with a BFA in Fine Art. She has taught art to all ages for 34 years. She started teaching at Hillcrest in 2018. She was Teacher of the month for January 2020 at HCS. She enjoys running and hiking the “14ers” in Colorado.(14,000 feet peaks). She still has 3 to go! She loves creating things with her woodworking husband and scouring antique stores and flea markets with him. She also loves drawing, painting, reading and journaling. Her favorite thing to do, though, is spend time with her family.
Mrs. Coats teaches 3rd grade at Hillcrest. She graduated from Delta State University, and she has been teaching since 2013. Her first year at Hillcrest was 2018. She has been married for 34 years and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She and her husband like to travel, work on and show Classic Cars, spend time outdoors, and read.
Mr. Cook currently teaches 8th Grade Bible, Music Appreciation, Survey of Fine Arts, Beginner Band, Lower School Band, and Upper School Band. He graduated from Hinds Community College with Associate of Arts and Mississippi College with Bachelor of Music Education. This is his 4th year teaching and 9th year as an instrumental instructor. He started his first year at HCS in 2019. Mr. Cook is married to Annie Cook, and they have one daughter, Charlie Cook. His hobbies include playing with bands across the state and being a part-time sound engineer.
Libby Davis teaches fifth and sixth grade Science and Social Studies and sixth grade Bible. She earned a BBA with a major in Marketing from Ole Miss in 1977 and her BS in Education from Mississippi College in 1995. This is her 28th year to teach. She retired from public school in May 2018 and began teaching at Hillcrest in August 2018. While in public school, she received her National Board Certification. Mrs. Davis has one son. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, going out to eat, and going to movies.
Mrs. England is currently the elementary librarian and elementary computer teacher. She graduated from Mississippi College. She began teaching at Hillcrest in 1990 and has been teaching for 42 years! She has been named Teacher of the Year, Star Teacher, and nominated as MAIS Teacher of the Year. Mrs. England loves SEC sports, hunting and fishing, embroidery, and other craft activities.
Ms. Flemmons is currently teaching U. S. Government, AP U.S. History, U.S. History, World History, and Economics at Hillcrest. She attended Mississippi College where she attained her BS in Ed and her Master of Social Science. Ms. Flemmons has been teaching for 44 years!!! Her honors and teaching awards include: STAR Teacher 1979, 1982, 1988, 2008, 2013, 2016; Central Hinds Academy Teacher of the Year 1995; Hillcrest Christian School Teacher of the Year 2002, 2007, 2012; MAIS Secondary Teacher of the Year 2015-16. Her first year teaching at HCS was the 1999-2000 school year. She enjoys teaching Sunday school, reading, traveling, going to HCS sports events, and watching Jeopardy!
Mrs. Kelsey Hanson teaches K5 at Hillcrest. She attended University of Mississippi. She has been a teacher for 6 years and began at HCS in 2018. Mrs. Hanson was Teacher of the Month, November 2019. She is married to Chris Hanson, and they have 3 dogs. She enjoys reading, watching Ole Miss football, traveling, and spending time with family.
"Mr. H" currently teaches 7th Grade- World History; 8th Grade- US History; 9th Grade- MS Studies and World Geography; 11th Grade- Bible; 12th Grade Bible. He graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelors of Christian Studies. He is currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity. This is Mr. H's second year teaching and his first year at Hillcrest Christian School. He has been married to his wife Micah for five years this August. They have two dogs, Roxie and Marley. His hobbies include reading and spending time outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and kayaking.
Mrs. Harwell teaches English 9 ADV and English 11 at Hillcrest. She attended Hinds Community College and Belhaven University. Mrs. Harwell has taught for 19 years. She received President’s Scholar at HCC and also received English Award and was a Phi Theta Kappa member. At Behaven University, she was an honor graduate--cum laude. Mrs. Harwell was a Star Teacher in 2007-2008 and 2013-2014. She began teaching at HCS in 2014. She is married to James (Buddy) Harwell; they have three children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, writing, antiquarian book collecting, traveling (author treks), gardening, scrapbooking, playing the mandolin, sewing, and cooking.
Judy Head teaches first grade at Hillcrest. She has taught first grade at HCS for 31 years, and has been a teacher for 35 years. She attended Co-Lin and USM. Mrs. Head was HCS Teacher of the Year in 2009-2010 and was Farm Bureau's Teacher of the Month in October 2019. She and her husband Steve live in Florence.
Laureen McDonald is the elementary music and P.E. teacher. She graduated from Mississippi College with a Music Education degree. She has been teaching for 30 years and has been at HCS since 1997. Mrs. McDonald was Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014. She and her husband have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She loves to read and work in the yard in her spare time.
Mrs. Noble currently teaches sophomore, junior, and senior English. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi College. She has been teaching for twenty-six years, and she came to Hillcrest in August of 1999. Mrs. Noble has been named Star Teacher eight times. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and another one due to arrive in July. Some of her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and scrapbooking.
Mr. Ryan currently teaches College Algebra, Trigonometry, Algebra 3, Algebra 2, and Transitional Algebra. He received his B.S. at Mississippi State University, and M.Ed. at Alcorn State University. Mr. Ryan began Teaching at HCS 2015. However, he has taught for more than 25 years. His hobbies include tutoring kids, watching HCS sports, hiking, camping, chilling at Barnes and Noble on Saturdays, and anything Mississippi State.
Patsy Stegall currently teaches 4th grade at Hillcrest. She attended Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, TN. She has been teaching for 35 years. She began teaching at Hillcrest in 2007. Mrs. Stegall was awarded Teacher of the Year for Lower Elementary in 2014-2015. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband Garry. They enjoy working in their yard, doing household projects, and just hanging out with each other. Visiting with their children in North Mississippi is also a favorite pastime.
Mrs. Watts is currently teaching 5th and 6th elementary Language Arts. She attended Hinds Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing and Mississippi College where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Watts has been teaching for 33 years. She has been at Hillcrest since 2009. Her honors/teaching awards include the following: Graduating with honors from Mississippi College; Member of Phi Theta Kappa at MC; Member of the Laguna Social Tribe at MC; HCS Teacher of the Month (January 2020). She is married to Walter (Bubba) Watts; they haveone daughter, Ashlyn Watts (a 2016 HCS graduate). They are member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Her hobbies include cooking and painting.