Welcome to my Webpage!
My name is Michelle Hill. I am starting my tenth year as a sixth grade teacher in Round Lake. I started teaching in Round Lake at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in 2003. At Ellis, I taught math, language arts., science and social studies. I transferred to John T. Magee Middle School when the district finished the renovations of the old building in 2007. At John T. Magge Middle School, I teach math, pre-algtebra and science. Prior to working for District #116, I worked at Libertyville High School in the special education department as a teaching assistant. I was employed there for nine years. I truly enjoyed working with students and decided in 2001 to go back to school to become a teacher.
I graduated from Kendall College in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Hospitality Management. In 2001, I returned to school to obtain my Certification in Education at Trinity International University. Currently, I am in an administrative master's program at St. Xavier University. I will graduate in May 2013.
In addition to teaching at John T. Magee Middle School, I am a member of the Building Leadership Team, Rising Stars, School Improvement Plan-Achievement and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support team. I am also the staff sponsor for "Tied to Awareness" and the Future Teachers of America. "Tied to Awareness" is club that was created by an eighth grade student who wanted to make students aware of various types of cancer. We raised money, last year, and donated it to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Research Hospital. The Future Teachers of America are a group of students who go into classrooms during their homeroom to assist teachers with their classrooms by making copies, putting up bulletin boards and assembling centers. This purpose of this club is build relationships with other teachers in the building and create an interest in education for those who might want to become teachers in the future. I am also the co-sponsor of the Teacher/Student Mentoring program. Every other month this club meets to play games, create crafts and watch a movie. The purpose of this club is for a teacher to mentor a student who may not participate in any other activities but help them make a connection to our school.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, eating out at different restaurants, riding as a passenger on a motorcycle and cooking, when I have the time. My husband and I have been married for twenty-one years and have one daughter. Danielle. She is currently attending the University of Dayton. Go Flyers! When I have free time I spent it volunteering. I am on the committee through the American Cancer Society to plan the local "Relay for Life" and serving the community once month with mobile food pantry.
I look forward to teaching and learning from my students this year!