Anca Cocian - Bookends
Anca Cocian was born in Romania and came to the U.S. when she was a teenager. She has been working for several years in our after care program ensuring children who need to stay after school have an enjoyable and safe place to work on homework, have a snack, and relax with their friends. She and her husband, Cristian, have two children, Gabriella and Christine. During her free time, she enjoys challenging her crafty side to see what she can create.
4th Grade Teacher
Julie Boley - 4th Grade Teacher
Julie Boley grew up in Royersford, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Science in music education, and has been teaching for over twenty years, more than a decade here at Killian Hill. While teaching science, Mrs. Boley has creative and engaging projects for her students to complete. She and her husband, Alan, have four children. During her downtime she enjoys playing the flute.
Paino and Flute Teacher
Marcia Rygh - Paino and Flute Teacher
Marcia Rygh was born in Lebanon, Indiana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in piano performance from Bob Jones University. She has been teaching private piano and flute lessons for over thirty years. She and her husband, Steve, have four children – Kaitlyn, Collin, and Kristyn have all graduated from KHCS and Connor is currently a senior. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and coffee shops.
Janeen Dawson - Librarian
Janeen Dawson was born in Atwater, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She has taught for thirty years, twenty-three of those at KHCS! She is always at work updating the books in the library and making the library one of our students’ favorite places. She and her husband, Doug, have three children, Jared, Jonna, and Jake, who have all graduated from KHCS. During her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and reading.
Nick Brown - Elementary Principal
Nick Brown is passionate about holistic education. Throughout his childhood as a missionary kid in South Africa, Mr. Brown experienced many different styles of schooling, and the perspective he gained through that exposure taught him the importance of experiential and pedagogical education. His speech education undergraduate degree opened the door for him to lead the speech and drama department for four years at the same school as Dr. Abels on the island of Guam. During that time, he taught English, speech, research & writing, and psychology as well as completed his master’s degree in secondary education. Mr Brown is enthusiastic about engaging teaching, life-touching-life mentoring, and personal productivity. He and his wife, Julia, have three children, Jace, Nora, and Ethan. He enjoys creative writing, reading, and working on his newly started PhD.
Girls P.E. Teacher
Morgan Leatherwood - Girls P.E. Teacher
Morgan Leatherwood was born in Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in sports studies. Ms. Leatherwood, or Coach Leatherwood as our students know her, teaches our girls P.E. and health classes, is our yearbook sponsor, and also coaches girls volleyball and basketball. She uses her gift of photography all over campus as she captures beautiful moments of life on the Hill. In her free time, she enjoys travel and photography.
Megan Keeney - ESL
Megan Keeney was born in Westminster, Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an EXOL endorsement and CELTA certification. Ms. Keeney has been teaching at Killian Hill for five year and is our ESL program director. During her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, drinking coffee, and occasionally skydiving.
Boys P.E. Teacher
Jim Bailey - Boys P.E. Teacher
Jim Bailey was born in Chesapeake, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has spent thirty of his thirty-eight teaching years at KHCS. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Allan and Kyle, who are both alumni of KHCS and educators as well. In his downtime, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his granddaughter.
Carolyn Quillin - K4 Assistant
Carolyn Quillin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. Mrs. Quillin has been teaching for over thirty years and has a cheerful manner with her students whether in the classroom or on the playground. She and her husband, Jim, have three children, Stephanie, Matt, and Drew. During her free time, she enjoys scrap-booking and gardening.
Jeannine Christian - K5 Teacher
Jeannine Christian was born in Buffalo, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education and has taught for over 20 years. Mrs. Christian loves to plan new lessons implementing many hands on and creative activities to help her young students enjoy learning. She and her husband, Gary, have two children who both graduated from KHCS. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, sewing, and cake decorating.