Paul Francis



Karla Grimm

Kitchen staff

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Beth Miller

SPED Associate

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My husband Bruce and I live in Des Moines with our three children,  Tristen,  Evelyn and Elsie.  We enjoy playing outside, watching movies and we are active in our church.

Colleges Attended:DMACC,
Simpson College

Highest Degree Earned:BA Elementary Education

Endorsements:Early Childhood,

Years of Experience: 2 years teaching preschool,  15 years volunteer teaching Sunday School, 5 years Special Education Associate

Years at Hillis: 5 years

Original Hometown: Des Moines

High School Attended: Norwalk High School

Anna Nicolai




My name is Anna Nicolai, I am the Hillis Media Associate. I enjoy helping the students discover the wonders of books and reading. My family includes my husband Gene, our two grown daughters and our family dog Grace. In my spare time I like to read, take long walks and travel.

College- Graduated from Des Moines Area Community College
Years at Hillis- 11 years
Hometown- Born in Chicago, lived the majority of my life in Des Moines
High School- Hoover High School

Tammy Olson




I attended UNI majoring in Publics Relations/Communications
Travel and Tourism Degree
Property and Casualty Insurance License- Insurance Industry for 6 years.
Project Management for 8 years.
I have worked at Hillis 6 years.
My hometown was Chatsworth, IL.
I attended Sigourney High School.
My family at home includes my husband, Mark, and daughter Taylan.
I am an Iowa State Cyclone Fan. My family and I are avid hiker's. We love to travel whenever we have the time.


Jaymi West

SPED Associate



My name is Jaymi West. I am so happy to be back for my second year at Hillis! I grew up in Perry. I moved my freshman year graduated from Dallas Center Grimes High School. After graduation I attended Des Moines Area Community College.