Summer on the Hill

Markell Parker, Executive Directorbrings his experience as Associate Director of Admissions/Diversity Associate at Horace Mann to SOH. He is knowledgeable about SOH, having assisted SOH in admissions and placement work over many years. Markell holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Deanna Guzman, Director of Recruitment and Admissions and Curriculum Coordinator, joined SOH in 2009 as a parent. Prior to joining SOH as Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Deanna taught in the New York City public school system for seven years as an elementary teacher, working with both general education and special education students. She holds a BA in Sociology and a MS in Education: Early Childhood and Childhood Literacy Studies from CUNY Lehman.

Mabel Rodriguez, Director of Placement, High School Programs, and Alumni Relations holds a B.A. from Duke University in Developmental Psychology and an M.A. in Transformative Literacy from City College.  Before joining Summer on the Hill she was a classroom teacher at the Urban Assembly School of Applied Math and Science and the Thomas C. Giordano Middle School.  Mabel is an alumna of Summer on the Hill, having been a part of one of the first classes to go through the program.

Viviana Carrillo joined SOH in 2016 as Assistant Director of Placement, High School Programs and Alumni Relations.  She previously worked in retail and as an Office Manager for Flik Dining Services.

Cecilia Malm, Development Coordinator previously worked Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at Dorot, Associate Director of Development at NYU Steinhardt School of Education, and Senior Editor of NYU Nursing magazine.  She holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. from New York University.

John McIvor, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Summer on the Hill.  John McIvor was one of the original founders of Summer on the Hill in 1994 and its Executive Director for 22 years.  He retired in 2016 and continues to serve as an advisor and member of the Board of Director.

Faculty. SOH teachers have years of experience in public and independent schools.  Seventy percent of our teachers return to SOH each year.  A majority of faculty members hold a Master’s degree.