"Point your kids in the right direction—
    when they’re old they won’t be lost."

Proverbs 22:6

Hillside Preschool & Academy

To demonstrate a positive, loving and caring environment that educates, inspires and grows happy and confident Christian children.


Hillside Preschool and Academy's early childhood education program is a non-profit school which was established to meet the needs of the congregation and surrounding community for children 6 weeks - 3rd grade. This program is dedicated to creating a program that helps parents raise children with strong Christian values who possess all of the skills necessary to enter school beyond our doors. The program is governed by the Preschool & Academy Board which is made up the Hillside United Methodist Church Senior Pastor, members of it's congregation and members of the preschool community. We serve between 350-450 children annually.

Each preschool classroom has a professionally educated lead teacher and an assistant teacher.  


Infants- 2:6, Young Walkers- 2:7, Toddlers- 2:8, Explorers- 2:9,  2's- 2:11,  3's- 2:13,  4's: 2:14-16,  T5- 2:18,  Kindergarten- 2:18, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade- 2:10-18.



Amanda Carver 
Director of Hillside Preschool & Academy | 770-924-4776 x 141

I am honored to serve as the Director of Hillside Preschool and Academy. It is my great pleasure to lead our staff and students as we learn together and grow in faith. I am a National Board Certified Educator in Early Childhood. I have taught preschool - second grades. My husband and our two beautiful daughters are members of Hillside United Methodist Church. I am proud to work and worship here. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

amohrmann.gifAmy Mohrmann
Preschool Assistant Director | 770-924-4776 ext. 110

Assists the Director in assuring a successful preschool program.

'May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer' Psalm 19:14



Teri Benton

Office Manager | 770-924-4776 ext. 125

Handles all finance and assists with day-to-day operations of the preschool.

'The Lord is my light and my salvation — Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life — Whom shall I dread?' Psalm 27:1


Lori Aszman
Administrative Assistant | 770-924-4776 ext. 115

Responsible for greeting and assisting parents/visitors and assisting with day to day operation of the Preschool Office.

'Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' Colossians 3:12


"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." 


Our Teachers

Preschool Teachers

The Preschool & Academy staff is a group of highly trained and dedicated Christian professionals. ALL lead teachers hold degrees in education or a closely related field and most have extensive preschool or elementary teaching experience. All teachers and assistants participate in Professional Staff Development opportunities and are CPR/First Aid certified.

We provide developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences that educate the "whole" child spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. This is accomplished through small and large group activities, learning centers, outdoor plan and numerous extra-curricular activities.

Academy Teachers

All Hillside Academy teachers are current in their board certification.


Tori Mauldin, Master's Degree in Education
Heather Dean, Master's Degree in Education


Lexi Barnes, Master's Degree In Education


Mandy Griffin, Degree in Education and is certified from the North Georgia RESA in Gifted Education.


Michelle Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Theology Degree.