Pioneer PAthways

Pioneer Pathways provides curriculum, exceptional faculty, and classroom assets for partner schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Hill-Murray School and Pioneer Pathways have been partnering with schools for more than 35 years.

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ACADEMICS

Hill-Murray works with several partner schools to provide exceptional faculty and classroom assets. If your school is interested in establishing a Pioneer Pathways partnership in physical education, health, world language or any other academic area, please contact us.

FINE ARTS

Hill-Murray works with several partner schools to provide exceptional faculty and classroom assets. If your school is interested in establishing a Pioneer Pathways partnership in music, theatre or arts education, please contact us.

If your family is part of a school offering Pioneer Pathways and your student would like to enroll in the band or orchestra program, please choose “Enroll” and set up your TADS payment schedule. (Note: This is separate from any regular school tuition account you may have.) If you need to make a payment, please choose that button below.

TECHNOLOGY

If your school is interested in offering a technology class or technology track, please contact us to find out more about partnering with Hill-Murray Pioneer Pathways.

STEM

If your school is interested in offering STEM curriculum, please contact us to find out more about partnering with Hill-Murray Pioneer Pathways and establishing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes.

ONLINE LEARNING

If your school would like to offer online learning opportunities, please contact us to find out more about ALEKS System, Google classroom and other online learning options.

Meet the team

Juli baecker

DIRECTOR OF ALIGNED LEARNING

As a transformational leader, Juli brings 30 years of leadership experience in education, business, music and technology and intersects that with her passion and drive in connecting Hill-Murray School to the broader community. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in business management from Luther College, and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St Mary's University. Juli is inspired everyday by the beautiful opportunity to touch the future through the young minds of today.

ZACHARY MILLER

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

I am excited to get the new school year started off in the Pioneer Pathways as a Band Director. One thing I love about the music world is that it is a multi-disciplinary art that challenges students on many levels at the same time. I am looking forward to seeing the growth and development of our young musicians and to see their love of music expand.

ANTHONY SICORA

PHY ED / HEALTH EDUCATOR

I have been teaching for two years and I love working with students. I want all students to have fun in my class and enjoy exercise as much as I do.


PRESTON WEBER

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

As both an Orchestra/Band Director at Hill-Murray School and Pioneer Pathways, I love the opportunity to make music with students of all ages. The collaborative effort of performing in a band, plus the discipline and precision necessary for playing each instrument, make musical performance such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Making music is great for the mind, body, and soul - and a more musical world is a better world.

CRYSTAL HALL

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

What excites me about being a music educator is taking a group of individuals and building an ensemble. Being a part of a shared musical experience is an extremely powerful thing, especially when you are creating the music. I strive to give the students a voice in building their experience, because if students are invested, they are usually both enjoying themselves and improving as musicians!


BRIAN HALLERMANN

BAND / ORCHESTRA / JAZZ DIRECTOR

This will be my third year as an instrumental director in the PPW band and orchestra program and my first full year directing the Hill Murray high school jazz program. I love to see how so many of our students from various schools develop and strengthen friendships through the PPW program. I look forward to seeing all of the programs grow and excited for new collaborative opportunities!

AVERYEL BACHELANI

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

This year marks my fourth as an educator, and I am thrilled to be joining the team at PPW as a band and orchestra director. I love the energy and enthusiasm that young students bring, and am excited to help the students of PPW become the best musicians they can be.


NATHAN MITCHELL

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

I love teaching music to all kinds of people. Each person/student brings a different soul to music making that is fun and exciting to be a part of. I look forward to sharing my experiences and passions for all kinds of music with the students of Pioneer Pathways.

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
~ Plato

JESSICA RADEN

ART EDUCATOR

Art and creative thinking and art are essential parts of development and expression and I'm excited to share my passion for both with my students! I look forward to working with students of all ages and becoming a more integral part of this community.

KAY HANSON

WORLD LANGUAGES EDUCATOR

I am very excited to be a part of PPW and to have the opportunity to share my love of world languages and culture with our partner schools. I have studied in both Spain and Mexico and traveled extensively (including Mission trips to Guatemala). My very large international family has always had a familial student exchange open door policy and I currently have cousins from Lebanon, Venezuela and Germany who are living with family members in Minnesota and studying for their Masters. I hope to ignite a desire in our students to have these type of experiences in their own lives.