Hello All,

I am the new principal at Hillcrest Elementary. I love being a part of the Alma school system! We have a great staff and great students that we get to work with on a daily basis.


I have lived in Alma for over 14 years.  I truely enjoy being a part of the community.  I have coached youth sports in Alma for over 7 years as well.  My wife and three boys enjoy being a part of the community as well as we are all activily involved in many groups and organizations.

Before coming to Alma, I held many different positions at Montabella Community Schools.  I was a basketball coach, middle school and high school math teacher, elementary physical education teacher, athletic director, and math coach.


I look forward to working with everyone involved at Hillcrest. Please call, email, or set up a time to meet if you ever have any questions or concerns that I can help you with.




John Helinski
Hillcrest Elementary School