Orange County is truly a treasure in North Carolina. Aside from time away in college, I’ve been here my entire life and can’t imagine ever living anywhere else. I grew up in Chapel Hill when 15-501 was a two-lane road and had several of my childhood birthdays at the local ice-rink, back when it was in Boone Square. I attended Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools and graduated from East Chapel Hill High in 2001. I went to college at Appalachian State, studied Professional Writing and Marketing, and I graduated at the top of my class in 2005. My husband and I have lived in Hillsborough since 2007.

After college, I worked as the Operations Manager for a local advertising company and volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in Orange County. Working with the foster system taught me to focus on the needs of children above all else. More recently, I have been working on the core team of the Hate-Free Schools Coalition to lift up the voices of traditionally disenfranchised communities. I’d like to use that experience and expertise as a mission for my work in Orange County Schools: to continually reevaluate what serves our children best and boldly represent their needs.

I’m married to my best buddy and we are loving the adventure of raising two kids together. Our daughter is in second grade in Orange County Schools and her brother will begin kindergarten this year. As a family, we love to garden, camp, listen to live music, play with our dogs and hang out with our friends.

I’m a parent of young kids in public school in Orange County; I’m not a politician. I may not always have the answers, but I promise I will be present in our community, listen to your concerns and collaborate when you  want to work together. I hope you will join me in the effort to energize, refresh and engage our school board.


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  • Ivy Barger endorsed

    “Hillary has the passion, energy, and vision to support our students. She will use her voice to strive for true and lasting equity in our schools. I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign!”

  • Caroline Penny endorsed

    “Hillary has so much love for our community and so much passion for making our schools better for ALL students. As a School Board member, I know she would put all that passion to work for the benefit of the children and parents of our school system.”

  • Christopher Paul endorsed

    “Hillary brings passion, insight, and commitment to improving our schools and communities.”

February 10, 2018

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  • Gretchen Aylsworth endorsed

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  • Ivy Barger endorsed

    “Hillary has the passion, energy, and vision to support our students. She will use her voice to strive for true and lasting equity in our schools. I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign!”

  • Caroline Penny endorsed

    “Hillary has so much love for our community and so much passion for making our schools better for ALL students. As a School Board member, I know she would put all that passion to work for the benefit of the children and parents of our school system.”

  • Christopher Paul endorsed

    “Hillary brings passion, insight, and commitment to improving our schools and communities.”