Welcome to our cluster for students aged 5-7. Scroll down to learn more about our teachers or visit the links below to learn more about our curriculum, class news, and current class. Feel free to contact Margaret L. Hill by email with any questions.
Faculty - 5 -7 Year Old Cluster
5-7 Year Old Lead Teacher
Mrs. Margaret L. Hill is the Lead Teacher of the five-seven year old cluster at The Capitol School. She was one of the founding teachers of the school in 1993. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade age children as well as college courses since beginning her teaching career in 1982. Mrs. Hill has also been the director of a preschool at The University of Alabama and a kindergarten teacher at Brookwood Elementary School in the Tuscaloosa County School System. She was Tuscaloosa County Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa Elementary Teacher of the Year, and an AFLA Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Hill served as a mentor in Science Education working with graduate education students at The University of Alabama. She studied at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln, England and High Wych JMI School in Sawbridgeworth, England. She strives to provide the best possible educational environment while addressing each child's individual needs. Mrs. Hill earned a M.S. and Educational Specialist degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a AA level Alabama teaching certificate.
Jane Fain (recently retired)
Faculty - 5-7 Year Old Cluster
5-7 year-old Co-teacher
Mrs. Jane Wright Fain is one of the teachers in the 5-7 Year Old Cluster. She has worked with the five to seven year olds at the Capitol School since 2015, but she has enjoyed teaching elementary age students since her career began in 1977. Mrs. Fain has taught regular and special education classes, gifted students and students who are English language learners. For more than twenty years she was a continuous progress teacher, integrating visual and performing arts with sixth graders in Alabama's premier fine arts magnet school. Mrs. Fain has supervised interns for Athens State University.
She is a lifelong learner and holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama and a Class A level Alabama teaching certificate. Mrs. Fain enjoys bringing children's literature to life with puppets, poetry, dramatic play, choral reading and other creative arts activities.