Principal's Corner

Welcome to Hillrise Elementary!

My name is Michael Kleczka.  I was the AP at Conlee Elementary for 3 years and the IS for one.  I taught different grades 3-5 at East Picacho Elementary for ten years, but spent my first two years of teaching in Chaparral.  I have two boys, one who is starting high school and the other starting middle school.  I am married to a teacher. She works for Centennial and teaches AP European and US history classes.  We also have a 9 year old Beagle-German Shepard mix named Sammy.  I am a former United States Marine.  I love history, naval vessels, black coffee, and all varieties of music.  I would like to thank the staff and the community for the handshakes, smiles, and words of welcome.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your kids this year.

Michael Kleczka, Principal                                                                                


The purpose of Hillrise Elementary School is to provide a child-centered environment where students are individually challenged and nurtured.  Students at Hillrise are engaged in active learning to develop their potential in order to invent a successful future as a caring and capable adult.

I look forward to meeting you all and want to take this opportunity to inform you that Hillrise Elementary is even further committed to giving your child the best education possible in continued partnership with parents and community.   We are a student-centered learning environment where respect for individual strengths and diversity is always valued. Our staff is committed to focus on delivering competent and challenging instruction that will ultimately set high expectations for all in order to invent a successful future for the student.

I am excited and honored to be at Hillrise Elementary and to work with such a committed, conscientious staff of professionals!  

I am eager to meet with you throughout the school year!  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!  


Michael Kleczka

¡ Bienvenidos a la Escuela Primaria Hillrise!

El propósito de Hillrise la Escuela Primaria es proporcionar un entorno centrado en el niño, donde los estudiantes son desafiados por separado y alimentado. Los estudiantes de Hillrise participan en el aprendizaje activo para desarrollar su potencial con el fin de inventar un futuro exitoso como un adulto y capaz.

Espero a la satisfacción de todos y desea aprovechar esta oportunidad para informarle que Hillrise elemental es aún más comprometido a darle a su hijo la mejor educación posible en constante colaboración con los padres y la comunidad. Estamos en un entorno de aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante donde el respeto de las fortalezas individuales y la diversidad siempre es valorado. Nuestro personal está comprometido con concentración en ofrecer instrucción competente y desafiante que en última instancia se establece altas expectativas para todos para inventar un futuro exitoso para el alumno.

Estoy emocionado y honrado en Hillrise y trabajar con un personal comprometido, conciencia de profesionales!  
Estoy ansioso por reunirme con usted durante todo el año escolar! Gracias por la oportunidad de servirle!


Michael Kleczka