Hello! My name is Courtney Hilbrands and I am thrilled to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year! I have a long history with Kyrene as a former student at Akimel a-al Middle School and multiple internships at Ninos, Brisas, and Centennial Middle School. I spent my first year teaching 3rd grade in Mesa, but I’m so glad I found my way back to Kyrene. It feels good to be “home.” 😊
I have lived in Arizona my whole life and am a graduate of Arizona State University. I am a Disneyland fanatic and love taking trips to the park. I am also admittedly a foodie! I love trying new restaurants with my boyfriend (a recent graduate of ASU Law!) and friends. On top of all that, I have a big, fluffy golden retriever that I love coming home to at night to cuddle.
I am so blessed to be able to work with amazing staff and students here at KTA. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year!