S Hill is a classroom history and language arts educator with over fifteen years of successful and varied experiences. After his Honorable service in the Marines as an infantryman from 1986-1992, Hill attended East Carolina University and earned a BA and an MA in History. Currently, he teaches history classes in North Carolina at the high school and university levels; he is part time faculty at East Carolina University. Summer “vacations” find Hill leading educational tour groups overseas to Europe, teaching U.S. Naval personnel, or teaching at East Carolina University.
Employment and Studies
1968 – born and reared in the city of
, Philadelphia . Pennsylvania
1986 – graduated high school;
1986 – 1992 United States Marine Corps: infantry, Honorable Discharge
1992-1996 East Carolina University: full time student
1996-2001 Rare books: appraiser, and purveyor
1998-present North Carolina Public Schools; J.H. Rose H.S. (full time, history teacher)
time, night class instructor) Pitt
2007-present East Carolina University (part time, night class instructor)
2006 summer Central Texas College: History Instructor aboard USS Pinckney (DDG 91) Hawaii
2008 summer Central Texas College: History Instructor aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92) Middle East
2009 summer Army Special Forces: Operations Robin Sage, guerilla.
2010-present summer sessions History classes taught at East Carolina University
Teaching Experience and Awards
K-12 and College
-- Middle School: Remedial Reading Coach grades 6-8 and 8th grade Language Arts
-- High School
- Latin I, II, III, AP
History United States
- World History
- AP European History and AP WORLD History
- Athens/Rome Summer Educational Trips, EF Tours (2003 and 2004, 2006)
-- Colleges and Universities: Pitt Community College, East Carolina University, Central Texas
College (US Navy)
- World Civilizations I and II (2005 to present)
- United States History I and II (2006 to present)
-- Education Abroad
- since 2003, I have led five student groups to Europe: Netherlands, Italy, Greece, and France.
-- Exchange Students
- have hosted several students from France and Germany
--International Exchange Coordinator: I facilitate placement of foreign exchange students in our country.
Awards, Recognition, Accomplishments
-- National Board Teacher Certification (2003, first attempt) Recertified 2013. (First attempt)
-- Katherine Paine McConnell Teaching Excellence Award (2006)
-- NAVY Commendation for Teaching Leadership (2008)
-- nominated for Teacher of the Year, often.
--Fountain Publishing Company--“Behind the Names: A History of Pitt County School Names”
Fountain Publishing Company, Fountain North Carolina, 2010.
--NC Museum of Art: online lesson plan written and accepted
--NC ART News: research on WPA Murals in NC digitally published along with lesson plan
East Carolina University
-- BA, History (1996); minor English Literature; 24 credit hours in Latin GPA: 3.5
-- MA, History (2005); 140 page Master’s thesis successfully written and defended.
-- thesis topic: Case Study of Entrepreneurship in American Business History
Educational Seminars, training, and talks led by Mr. Hill
-- Grenville NC Museum of Art / GMA Art Talk – November 20, 2013Taught a day-long seminar to about 30 public high school Social Studies and Art teachers at the Greenville Museum of Art. “Using Art as Documents in the Classroom” November 2013
-- North Carolina Council for Social Studies. Greensboro--February 20-21, 2014. “ThingLink: Using Art
& Visuals to Promote Historical Thinking”
-- North Carolina English Teachers Association: NCETA Spring Literacy Symposium Rocky Mount
High School, NC, March 1, 2014: “Visual Literacy: 21st Century Cross Curricular Methods”
-- J.H. Rose High School Faculty Meeting:, March 5, 2014: “Using Art to Promote Literacy”
-- North Carolina Museum of Art: Summer of 2014, Examine how the visual arts can create a more varied learning environment for teachers and students. Gain a better understanding of document-based questions (DBQ), and learn how to implement art as primary or secondary documents in history, social studies, and humanities classrooms. The workshop includes experiences in the permanent collection as well as hands-on projects. Registration required. Earns 0.5 CEU.
United States Marine Corps (1986-1992)
-- USMC Embassy Guard in Bucharest, Romania, during the 1989 Revolution.
-- USMC Amphibious Recon School; combat team leader
-- USMC Scout Sniper School and STA Platoon; designated shooter.
Storm and Desert Shield, 1991. Operation Desert
-- Various Duty Stations: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Mediterranean Sea and adjoining countries.
-- Operation Robin Sage, Guerilla: 2009
-- US Navy; civilian history course instructor onboard USS Momsen and USS Pinckney. 2006, 2008.