2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 Phone: 412-854-4040

Director of the Elementary School

Kara Bell has been teaching for over 13 years in both public and private schools. She has been a part of Hillcrest for the last 6 years and has a son who in 2nd grade. Sh fulfills this position in addition to her role as the 4th grade teacher. Balancing her day with both teaching and administrative duties, she works closely with the teachers and spends time in each classroom,

Mrs. Bell works hard to continue building and strengthening relationships with parents, students, and community members. Her goal as the Elementary Director is to provide leadership that will facilitate the growth and development – physically, mentally, and spiritually- of every child.

George Wilson, Director of Upper School

Director of the Upper School

As Director of the Upper School, George Wilson believes the Lord has placed an amazing opportunity in front of him to not only be able to impact students academically and socially, but more importantly, on a spiritual level.

For over 20 years, George has remained committed to Christian education. He has been blessed to work in many facets of the educational process working with students in grades K – 12 and preparing him to pursue
excellence for God’s glory at Hillcrest Christian Academy. He is currently certified through ACSI as an All Levels Principal as well as a Secondary Educator. It is George’s prayer that every student who walks through the front doors of HCA will personally experience the life-changing truth of the Gospel.

Carly Klein, Counselor at Hillcrest Christian Academy

Director of Guidance & Admissions

Carly Klein joined the HCA team in 2016. After graduating with a Master of Science degree in counseling, she spent the next 10+ years working at Christian schools in both Florida and Pennsylvania.

As a lifelong Christian school student, Carly truly believes in the value and heart behind places like Hillcrest, and has spent most of her career seeking to advance the mission of Christian education.

While overseeing the areas of scheduling, standardized testing, and college and career counseling, she also works closely with prospective families as they navigate the steps of our admissions process. This year, Carly will also be functioning as our Social Media Manager, providing our social media followers with a glimpse into the daily life at Hillcrest.

Director of Development and Operations

Alan Ciechanowski joined HCA in 2009 as the development director, tasked with fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, and communications within the school. He and his committee host our golf fundraisers, galas and auctions, and our annual 5K EaglesWalk. In addition, Alan oversees the school website and social media presence, provides operational support for the Principal, RenWeb training for the staff, and he plugs in wherever and whenever he needs to.

In addition to his role as development director, Mr. Alan also serves as the operations director, overseeing the day to day business of the school.

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