Head of School Announcement
February 1, 2017
Dear Hill Country Family,
It gives the Board of Trustees and me great pleasure to announce that Tim Hillen has accepted our invitation to serve as Hill Country Christian School’s next Head of School. As you know, Mr. Hillen has served as our interim Head since July 2016.
Over the recent months, the Board of Trustees, along with the search committee led by Richard Dooley and Eric Howard, has worked with the search firm Better Schools to determine our next leader. We received 25 serious applicants, narrowed those to 10, and finally conducted on-site interviews with four candidates. Through the process, the Board of Trustees sought the Lord and feedback from key leadership in our faculty and parent community. At the end of the process, the Board of Trustees invited Mr. Hillen to become our Head of School.
Mr. Hillen has grown to love Hill Country Christian School, and we have grown to love him. With over 34 years of experience leading Christian schools, we are grateful to the Lord for providing such an experienced leader to guide us in the coming years. Mr. Hillen has served as Head at six other schools, four of which boasted enrollment greater than 1000 students. He has a proven record of strong academic and spiritual leadership. In addition, he successfully completed capital campaigns exceeding $30 million. Beyond his leadership of Christian schools, Mr. Hillen has taught 10 years at the high school level and served two years in public school administration.
Mr. Hillen has a B.S. in Social Sciences from Taylor University, an M.A. in Educational Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an Ed Specialist Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He and his wife Marty have two grown children.
Mr Hillen says, “The opportunity to extend my service at Hill Country is both an honor and a privilege. It is an honor that the Board of Trustees has the faith and confidence in me to grant me this opportunity. It is a privilege to be a part of our school at a time when I sense commitment and excitement as we accelerate our “good to great” journey. I truly believe the best days of Hill Country Christian School are ahead!”
The Board of Trustees unanimously believes that Mr. Hillen is the best person to lead Hill Country into this next exciting season of our school’s history. Together, he will guide us as we prepare our children for college and for life. He has agreed to serve with us until spring 2019, and he will assist the board in finding his successor.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Hillen as our new Head of School!
Chairman, Board of Trustees