Her belief is that students cannot be successful in academics until their social/emotional and physical health are in balance.
Amy Hill is originally from Washington State, but moved to Texas to attend Sam Houston State University on an athletic scholarship. There she completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy in 2003. After moving back to the west coast a few years later, Ms. Hill went back to school to earn her Masters Degree in Teaching at Saint Martin’s University in 2011. Ms. Hill worked 6 years for Olympia School District in Washington State. During that time, she underwent the process of the National Board Teaching Certification. Ms. Hill became a National Board teacher in 2019. She has been a part of the DAIS community since Fall 2018.
She believes in developing all aspects of her students’ lives, not only academics. Her belief is that students cannot be successful in academics until their social/emotional and physical health are in balance. Ms. Hill uses a student-centered approach and incorporates Kagan cooperative learning structures into her daily instruction. She believes students should move around often for brain activation and interact with each other as much as possible. Outside of school, Ms. Hill can be found running, hiking, biking, skiing, paddle boarding, surfing, traveling, or just spending time with friends. Ms. Hill also has a 16yr old Tonkinese cat, named Cali, who resides at DAIS with her.