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About the Walkathon

The annual Walkathon is an all-school event that supports professional development for our faculty and staff during the summer and throughout the year. Our teachers have benefited from programs focused on all academic disciplines, social emotional learning, making, diversity, equity, and inclusion, the arts, technology and education, and more. 

As part of Gratitude Month in May, the all-school Walkathon is one of our favorite Hillbrook traditions - an opportunity to make memories, enjoy delicious food, and gather together as a community for a great cause. Walkathon donations directly support faculty and staff development, allowing Hillbrook's educators to participate in valuable local and national conferences, workshops, and summer fellowships.

I went to teacher training at Island School in August 2018 and now I am back with 14 students and a fellow teacher to share the magic alongside of them. Truly amazing. I never would have had the confidence to bring students on this trip if I hadn’t done the summer PD by myself first. The Island School focuses on conservation, sustainability, supporting underserved communities, and challenging their own growth.
-Annie Makela, Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Walkathon FAQs

Cathy  Carlson

Cathy Carlson

Director of Advancement
Get Involved: volunteer, donate & More!

The Walkathon is a great way to build community and support Teacher Appreciation - and there are a ton of great ways to get involved! See below:

Volunteer - We need you! Click here to lend a hand in 2023! 

Donate to Teacher Appreciation - In lieu of end-of-year gifts, the Hillbrook Parents Association will purchase Teacher Appreciation gift cards on your behalf and host special events for employees throughout the month of May.