Kristin Hill Named AP at Heroes Elementary School
The Jackson County Board of Education approved Kristin Hill to serve as an assistant principal at the new Heroes Elementary School during a called Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. Hill will begin her duties officially this summer, but will be assisting Heroes principal Kristi Holloway and fellow assistant principal Aja Ledford with key components related to opening a new school building.
“It is such a blessing to be able to join this team and be a part of a new school from the start,” Hill said. “I am appreciative of Ms. Holloway, Dr. (Philip) Brown and the Board of Education for this opportunity.”
Hill currently serves as an assistant principal at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Gwinnett County, a position she has held since 2013. She also served as an assistant principal at Simpson Elementary School and a Special Education Interrelated Resource Teacher at Duncan Creek Elementary School. Hill said she is excited about moving her professional career to Jackson County and serving in a county where she and her family reside.
“I am excited to join the community of Jackson County, specifically Heroes Elementary,” Hill said. “My family has lived in Jackson County for the past seven years and I am very honored to join the community we have been living in.”
Hill hopes to place an emphasis on building relationships within the school community, one thing she says she has learned during her time as an assistant principal. Hill also noted the importance of building a school that welcomes a diverse student body that feels empowered to succeed within the classroom and the school community.
“I hope to emphasize that relationships are very important and I think at this time, with a new school and pulling kids and staff from multiple schools, that building relationships, a community, trust and a culture of a school is something I feel very strongly about,” Hill said. “We can learn so much from each other, how we have been raised, cultures. It is very important and it can only add to the community building aspect.”
Hill has a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Georgia College and State University, a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia and a Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.
Hill and her husband, Josh, have three sons — Chase, Cooper and Connor.