5-7 Year Old Cluster

Welcome to our cluster for students aged 5-7. Scroll down to learn more about our Lead Teacher 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. mhill@thecapitolschool.com



Margaret Hill

​Margaret Hill

Elementary Director

​Lead Teacher, 5-7  Year Olds 

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 B.S., M.S. and Educational Specialist degrees in Early Childhood Education and holds a AA level Alabama teaching certificate.

Jen Nad

Jennifer Nad

Teacher, 5-7 Year Olds

Ms. Jennifer Nad will be returning to The Capitol School to work with our 5-7 Year Olds with Margaret Hill. Ms. Nad is a native of Germany and is a graduate of The Capitol School. She attended Jacksonville State University and did her student teaching with Mrs. Hill at The Capitol School and was later hired as a teacher in the 5-7 Year Olds Cluster. Ms. Nad went on to attend graduate school at The University of West Alabama where she earned Master of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. She taught 4 year olds for six years at UWA and then was a teacher in a self-contained classroom at University Charter School. We are excited to have her back starting in the summer of 2024.