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May Teachers of the Month: Robert T. Hill Middle School

We are excited to highlight the teaching team at Robert T. Hill Middle School as the Team of the Month for May!

Hill’s Impact Manager, Courtney Fadley, chose to highlight Hill. Courtney shared with the Hill team that she chose to highlight them because “as a team, you all rallied around our program from the very beginning. It is not often that we have schools start in January and complete as much of the program as you all have, especially with 6th graders! You all have taken the opportunity to encourage, engage, and empower the young minds of your students with information that is so crucial to their futures. I love being ears and eyes in your classrooms as you facilitate the program. The following quote from one of your 6th graders is such a great picture of what you all as social studies teachers bring to our program.

‘Success to me means that you can do something you actually like doing and maybe even being able to travel around the world.'”

The teaching team at Hill Middle School: Ms. Neal, Mr. Jarvis and Ms. Eldred

Not pictured: Mr. Smajlovic

Read on to learn more about team lead Ms. Neal!

The team lead at Hill is Ms. Neal, a 6th grade World Cultures teacher.

Alma Mater: Texas Women’s University

Area of Study: Art History

Favorite College Memory: While at TWU, I loved having the freedom to decide what I wanted to make of my future. College is where I was able to discover who I truly was as an individual.

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

I have an undying passion for helping students achieve their dreams and overcome everyday obstacles. As a teacher, I am able to reach many students on a daily basis and do what I absolutely love.

Share a quote you find inspiring.

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” –Jerry Gilles

What is one thing you like most about your 6th grade social studies team?

As a 6th grade Social Studies team, we are able to work together and to achieve the same goal which is creating life long learners.

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