Our Senior Management

Meet the Team

Nick Hazell

Our director, Nicholas "Nick" Hazell, and his partner Jennifer Tickle, who is Hillel's Head of Visual & Performing Arts, came to us from the International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jamaica is their sixth international posting since they left their native United Kingdom in 1996; they have lived and worked in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Azerbaijan.

Nick has an MA in Education from Oxford Brookes University. He is passionate about international education and developing internationally minded students who are prepared to make a difference in their local and global communities at school and in adulthood.

Nick and Jen's two sons are students in the High and Prep schools.

Carolyn Lee

Principal, Hillel Prep School Mrs. Carolyn Lee has been an educator for over 30 years. She joined Hillel Academy in 1998 as the supervisor of the lower school (Kindergarten1 to Grade 2) and became Vice Principal of the Prep School in 2002. In 2004 she was appointed to the position of Principal. Carolyn holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from St. Leo University (Florida). An ardent supporter of the values embodied in the IB Learner Profiles, she’s a leader in the ongoing training and professional development of her teaching staff and extremely passionate about maintaining excellent teaching standards. When Mrs. Lee is not at Hillel you can find her at the gym or in a dance class. She is fanatical about keeping fit and it shows!



Tracy Melhado-Matalon

Tracy Melhado-Matalon, Hillel's Admissions and Business Support Manager,  first came to Hillel as a parent in 1998. She quickly fell in love with the  School and shortly after her daughter enrolled she ran for President of the  Hillel PTA, a position she held for four years. During this time she led  the development of many capital projects such as a new playground and a new  art room in the Prep School and the refurbishment of the High School  library.

Tracy holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from McGill  University. She is a member of the Board of Governors and began working at  Hillel in 2003. She feels privileged to be part of the team who have led  the implementation of important reforms, including the transition to an  International Baccalaureate World School. Her role evolved into that of  Admissions and Business Support Manager, a position that she has now held  for over ten years.

Tracy attributes the growth and development of the School's academic  reputation and beautiful physical plant to the vision of an extremely  active and dedicated Board of Governors and the hard work and commitment of  a great team. She loves going to work, is passionate about Hillel and  proud of the progress that has been made over the years.

Tracy's number one passion is people, joining family and friends around the dining table for a great meal, lively conversation and dessert that must include chocolate!

Tracy is married to Joe Matalon, Hillel's board chairman, and they have two children.

Cecile Webster

Financial Controller and Property Manager, Cecile Webster, CPA, joined the Hillel team in 2006. More than a bursar, Cecile wears many hats as she’s involved in virtually every aspect of the School’s operations. With an executive MBA from the Florida International University and an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting from Rutgers University, and after eight years at Hillel, Cecile is still enthusiastic about coming to work every day in a beautiful, safe and dynamic environment. She enjoys the camaraderie and collegiality of her colleagues on the Senior Management Team, and especially the support of the Board, who she lauds for providing a working environment in which every employee at Hillel is outfitted with the tools they need to do their job to the highest standards. An avid BBC fan, it is rumored that she makes the best macaroni and cheese ever!

What makes us unique?

We have operated continuously for over 43 years and as result we offer a depth of knowledge and experience.

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