Instructional Coach

Stephanie Kilker

Instructional Coach



My name is Stephanie Kilker and I am excited to start my second year as an instructional coach at Hillis. I also serve as a mentor teacher to teachers new to the profession. During the football season, I am a die hard Minnesota Vikings fan.

Colleges Attended: Drake University and Grand Canyon University

Highest Degree Earned: Masters in Educational Administration and Leadership

Endorsements: Music K-12

Years of Experience: 10

Years at Hillis: 2

Original Hometown: LeMars, Iowa

High School Attended: Gehlen Catholic High School

Kellie Tu

TLC Instructional Coach



Hi! My name is Kellie Tu. I am the Teaching and Learning Coach Hillis. I have been at Hillis 19 years!  I have taught third and fifth grades. Teaching students to be hard workers and big dreamers is very important to me!  I enjoy spending time with my husband and two very active daughters!  I love to read and watch my daughters play soccer!

College: Central College and Viterbo University

Highest degree: Masters of Education

Endorsements: Early childhood and early childhood special Ed

Years of experience: 19

Years at Hillis: 19 years

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

High school: East High