Dr. Glover

Dr. Ovedia Glover, Principal

Dr. Ovedia Glover was named principal of Hilltop Elementary in 2013.  Prior to coming to Hilltop, she served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Warner Robins Middle School.  Dr. Glover has worked for the Houston County School District for 17 years and has served as an educator in both elementary and middle school settings.  She holds a doctorate from Argosy University, specialist and master’s degrees from Troy State University and a bachelor’s from Fort Valley State University.  In addition, she is Teacher Support Specialist certified and Reading Endorsed.


She is married to Terence Glover and together, they have one daughter Tahlor. 

Mrs. Bennett

Dr. Ruth Bennett, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Dr. Ruth Bennett has served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction since 2007.  She has also taught kindergarten and served as a literacy coach for teachers.  She has worked in the Houston County School District for 16 years and has served as an educator since 1996. 

Dr. Bennett completed her Doctorate in Curriculum and Educational Leadership and her Specialist in Education Leadership from Columbus State University, She also completed a Masters in Elementary Education and Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from the State University of New York.  Dr. Bennett is a Certified Literacy Coordinator.


Mr. Parsons

Mr. Shaun Parsons, Assistant Principal of Discipline

In high school, Mr. Parsons wanted to become a professional tuba player for the Chicago Symphony.  He pursued a music performance degree at Valdosta State.  During one of his classes where he had to observe band directors, his passion was born for influencing students for a love of music.   

After graduating from Valdosta State University, Mr. Parsons taught middle school and high school band for six years.  His career led him to become a youth and music pastor for 16 years.  He returned to the education field in 2014, where he became the music teacher at Hilltop Elementary School.

Since returning, Mr. Parsons completed his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University and  Education Specialist’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College.  

Mr. Parsons loves golf, snow skiing, and anything to do with THE FLORIDA GATORS!!!  He has been married to his sweetheart since 1995.  He is a proud dad to three incredible kids: Tyler, Hunter, and Annlei.