All About Mrs. Velonis!
Hi. My name is Marianne Velonis, and I feel so lucky to be part of the Hillcrest staff! I am currently teaching both 7th and 8th grade Drama and Public Speaking classes.
I feel very fortunate that I get to spend each day teaching your children to be confident in their individuality, to take risks in order to achieve growth, and to be mindful and respectful of the people around them.
I truly try to bring high standards, accountability, creativity, and fun to the lessons that I teach. I hope that you all enjoy the experience.
I have been married for 23 years to a wonderful man, Tom, and I have two beautiful children, Travis and Tatum. I also have the privilege of working here at Hillcrest with my sister, Julie Rzemien. Family is my rock and my heart.
Some of my favorite things are anything Disney related, travel, live theater, a good movie, good music, the Cheesecake Factory and, of course, any moments spent with family and friends.
I look forward to a rewarding year with you and your child!
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Mr. Gearing offers an after school Drama Club for students who are interested in "going the extra mile."