Phone: (520) 696-5289
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees-Bachelor of Science Degree-Northern Illinois University Master of Education Degree-Chapman University Certifications-K-8 Arizona Certification National Board Certification-Middle Childhood Generalist Gifted Endorsement K-12 Middle Grades Math Endorsement
Ms. Vanessa Hill
Welcome to my REACH webpage. My name is Vanessa Hill and I’ve been teaching in the Amphitheater District for almost twenty years. I am married and have two beautiful children and three adorable dogs. This will be my tenth year in the REACH Department. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my AMAZING family.
Defining Moment in Education
I went back to school to get my post-baccalaureate teaching certification and Master of Arts in Education degree after working for Americorps. Americorps provided me the opportunity to work with children in an after school care program as an environmental educator. I loved working with the children in that program and realized teaching was the life for me.
Core Educational Belief
I believe all people are creative. My job as a gifted specialist is to tap into that creativity.
Wilson K-8 School-Sixth grade Language Arts, Math, Pre-Algebra, and Social Studies, Math Intervention 7th and 8th Grade
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies as coach of Future Problem Solving teams at Rio Vista and Amphitheater Middle School-World Finals Participation
2nd place trophy Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament 2017
1st place trophy Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament 2017-World Finals Participation
1st place tropy Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament 2018
2nd place trophy Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament 2018-World Finals Participation
Arizona Future Problem Solving Governing Board Member 2018 to present
2019 Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Year
2021 Raytheon Leader in Education Finalist