About Me


Name:

Henry Joseph (Joe) Hillhill_joe

 

Birthday:

November 3, 1950

Profession:

I am currently an Instructor in the Teacher Education Program at Bridgewater College.  In June, 2012, I retired from being Director of Math and Technology for Rockingham County Public Schools, a position I held for 23 years. I joined the Teacher Education Program faculty of Bridgewater College in August, 2012.  I will retire from this position after the 2016-17 school year.

Former adjunct faculty member: West Virginia University, Mary Baldwin College, Blue Ridge Community College, Eastern Mennonite University, and James Madison University

Professional Interests:

Mathematics education and the integration of technology into instruction.

Hobbies:

Playing tennis, riding bicycles, watching sports on tv, visiting with our children, playing with our grandchildren, traveling

Family:

Lynn Hanger Hill, my wonderful wife of 40+ years, born 7/25/1952

Ann Cook Hill, our oldest daughter, born 4/26/1977

Josh Gutshall, born 9/1/1977, Ann’s husband

Henry Hill Gutshall, born 11/9/2004, our first grandson

Augustus (Gus) Bowman Gutshall, born 2/2/2007, our second grandson

Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen Gutshall, born 9/30/2009, our first granddaughter

Frederick (Freddie) Hanger Gutshall, born 12/10/2013, our fourth grandson

Kay Henry Hill, our second daughter, born 7/27/1980

Andy Foy, born 9/3/1978, Kay’s husband

Thomas Henry Foy, born 8/5/2010, our third grandson

Georgia Carolynn Foy, born 9/14/2012, our second granddaughter

James Lynn Hill, our son, born 6/20/1983

Morgan Stanfill Hill, born 8/31/1983, Jim’s wife

Faron William Hill, born 6/4/2015, our fifth grandson

Coen Stanfill Hill, born 1/19/2017, our sixth grandson

Favorite Colleges:GoofyJoe

West Virginia University, where I earned a couple of degrees and Lynn got her master’s

Longwood College, Lynn’s undergraduate degree

Mary Washington College, Ann’s undergraduate degree

North Carolina Central, Ann’s master’s degree

Georgia Tech, Kay’s undergraduate degree

George Mason Law School, Kay’s law school degree

Virginia Tech, Jim’s undergraduate and graduate degrees

Bridgewater College, where I am now employed as an Instructor in the Teacher Education Program

Favorite Websites:

As of April, 2016, I have a Flickr website that has over 23,000 pictures of family, all arranged by date and event.  To view this site, you must get an invitation from me via Flickr and you must obtain a (free) Flickr account.  If you will send me an e-mail at hjosephhill@gmail.com I will send you this invitation.  Nearly all of these pictures are in the 2000 – 2017 time frame.  I am gradually transitioning from my previous website (http://webfc.rockingham.k12.va.us/~jhill) to this Flickr site. The pictures are much easier to view on the Flickr site.

Bramwell WV where I grew up

Central United Methodist Church in Staunton where we attend and whose website I maintain

Valley of Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics which I’ve belonged to for 30+ years and whose website I maintain

Fort Defiance High School Boys Tennis 2002, a website I created over a decade ago to celebrate the high school tennis careers of Jim and his teammates.  Nostalgic fun now.

Rockingham County Public Schools, where I previously worked.

My playlist of 50+ YouTube screencasts I’ve created and posted during 2013 and 2014 for my Bridgewater College classes.

Favorite Foods:

Lasagna from Sal’s Restaurant in Edinburg VA, hot dogs, most any kind of fruit pie, golden delicious apples

Favorite TV Shows:

College football and basketball games, especially those with WVU.  Go Mountaineers!

Additional Info:

I have worked in the field of Education for over 44 years, including 17 as a classroom teacher and 23 as a Supervisor/Director of Math & Technology.  I taught at Morgantown High School, Morgantown WV for 9 years, at Turner Ashby High School, Rockingham County, for 2 years, then at Fort Defiance High School, Augusta County, for 6 years.  I came to Rockingham County as Supervisor of Math and Technology in 1989 and retired as Director of Math and Technology on June 30, 2012.  After being an adjunct instructor at Bridgewater College for 17 years, I became a full time instructor in the Teacher Education Program in fall, 2012.

Lynn and I are very much enjoying our empty nest.  We enjoy eating out, watching tv together, riding bicycles (click here to see a list of over 50 bike trails we have ridden on), and taking some great trips.  But nothing makes us happier than to see our children and grandchildren.  Lynn will retire from her job as an ELL teacher with Rockingham County Public Schools after the 2016-17 school year, too.

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