• CURRICULUM VITA

    Kristina K. Hill, PhD

    current as of October 2021

    EDUCATION

    PhD May, 2018 Texas A&M University College Station, TX Curriculum & Instruction (Mathematics Education)

              Dissertation: Effect of TI Nspire on Resource Algebra Students’ Mathematics Achievement and Attitude (successfully defended March 6, 2018)

    MEd 2006 Milligan College Johnson City, TN Secondary Education

    BBA 1993 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Business Administration (Operations Management)


    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    August 2016 - present Daniel Boone High School Washington County Department of Education Mathematics Teacher

    September 2014 – May 2016 Texas A&M University Teaching, Learning, and Culture Department College of Education
                                                                 Graduate Research Assistant (2014-2016)
                                                                 Aggie STEM (Fall 2014 – May 2016)
                                                                 Graduate Teaching Assistant (2015-2016) 
                                                                               Middle School Math Methods (Fall 2014)
                                                                               Elementary Math Methods (Fall 2015)
                                                                               Elementary Math Methods (Spring 2016)

    August 2006 – August 2014 Daniel Boone High School Washington County Department of Education Mathematics Teacher

    Spring Semester 2006 Ross N Robinson Middle School Intern – grade 7 mathematics

    Fall Semester 2005 Dobyns Bennett High School Intern -- Algebra I T and Geometry

    1994 – 2005 Modern Forge/Tennessee Executive Secretary

    1985 – 1994 United Cities Gas Company Office Supervisor; Engineering Department Secretary

    1983 – 1984 Rentenbach Engineering Company Project Secretary

    1981 - 1983 Blount National Bank Secretary to Senior Loan Officer

    GRANTS

    Curriculum Integration Grant, Washington County Department of Education, grant with electricity teacher, Nov 2013, $1,004, purchase software and calculator storage for mathematics department

    Curriculum Integration Grant, Washington County Department of Education, grant with cosmetology teacher, Sept 2012, $375.80, purchase various materials for class

    QUEST (Quality Education Support for Tomorrow), Washington County Department of Education Foundation, April 2011, $2,612.00, purchase TI Nspire Navigator System


    PRESENTATIONS

    Formal Presentations

    Dishner, C., Hale, E., Hill, K. K., Marciante, C., & Maddox, J., Oeder, C. (2018, September). Math Curriculum Night. Presented at Daniel Boone High School's Curriculum Night, Gray, TN.

    Rigsby, A., & Hill, K. K. (2017, September). Divide and Conquer in a High School Mathematics Class. Presented at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association, Martin, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2016, November). What are These For? Manipulatives in the High School Classroom. Presented at the NCTM 2016 Regional Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.

    Goldsby, D., Foran, A., Hill, K. K., & Lee, Y. (2016, October). Bear, Snake, Cat: What Animal Do You See? Presented at the Association of Middle Level Educators 2016 Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, Austin, TX.

    Hill, K. K. (2016, September). Using Math Prompts to Determine Math Anxiety. Presented at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association Annual Meeting, Murfreesboro, TN.

    Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M. (May, 2016). The effect of teachers’ professional development on students’ mathematics achievement. Presented at the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology, Bodrum, Turkey.

    Hill, K. K., & Reeves, L. G. (2016, February). Using Literature with Mathematics. Presented at the Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics 6-12, Huntsville, TX.

    Hill, K. K. (2016, February). Summer STEM camp’s impact on female attitudes toward majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    Hill, K. K., Foran, A. L., Reeves, L. G., & Capraro, M. M. (2016, February). Effect of gender on student creativity. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    Hill, K. K. (2016, January). Content integration with the TI Nspire. Presented at the 9th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Inspire, Innovate, Integrate! STEM Education for the Future, San Antonio, TX.

    Reeves, L. G., Hill, K. K., & Foran, A. L. (2016, January). 3D printing toys for underprivileged kids: A service learning stem project for middle school students. Presented at the 9th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Inspire, Innovate, Integrate! STEM Education for the Future, San Antonio, TX.

    Foran, A. L., Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., Kwon, H., & Kopparla, M. (2015, October). Q-TiPs: Quality of teachers in the perception of students. Presented at the annual meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Kopparla, M., Foran, A. L., Boedeker, P. J., Ortiz, N. A., Bicer, A., Hill, K. K., Ji, X., & Joshi, M. (2015, October). Cognitive and neuro-scientific components of dyscalculia: A systematic review. Presented at the School Science and Mathematics Association Convention, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M. (2015, March). Effect of teachers’ professional development from mathforward™ on students’ math achievement. Presented at Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

    Hill, K. K., & Kopparla, M. (2015, February). What is in the teacher’s closet? Presented at the Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics 6-12, Huntsville, TX.

    Kopparla, M., Hill, K. K., & Foran, A. (2015, February). Change in mathematics teaching styles from secondary school to university level. Presented at the Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics 6-12, Huntsville, TX.

    Bicer, A., Boedeker, P. J., Foran, A. L., Hill, K. K., Lopez, N., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2015, February). Examining the effects of STEM PBL on students’ mathematical and scientific vocabulary knowledge. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 38th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

    Hill, K. K. (2015, February). Common misconceptions about whether restricted range always attenuates r. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 38th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

    Hill, K. K. (2015, February). Attitudes toward geometry proof writing. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 38th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

    Bicer, A., Foran, A., Boedeker, P., Hill, K., & Kopparla, M. (2015, January). Interdisciplinary STEM project based learning for meaningful understanding. Presented at The 8th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Pathways to Student Success in STEM, Austin, TX.

    Foran, A., Bicer, A., Boedeker, P., Hill, K. K. & Kopparla, M. (2015, January). Implementing STEM project-based learning in an inquiry-based classroom. Presented at The 8th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Pathways to Student Success in STEM, Austin, TX.

    Hill, K. K., (2015, January). STEM in geometry. Presented at The 8th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Pathways to Student Success in STEM, Austin, TX.

    Lopez, R., Nite, S. B., & Hill, K. K, (2015, January). Facilitating inquiry-based learning from theory to practice. Presented at The 8th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Pathways to Student Success in STEM, Austin, TX.

    Hill, K. K. (2013, June). Let’s start at the very beginning. Presented at the T3 Regional Conference, Nashville, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2012, September). Using M&Ms to determine functions. Presented at the meeting of Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Gray, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2011, September). Data analysis with the TI nspire. Presented at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association and Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Conference, Johnson City, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2011, September). Let’s start at the very beginning. Presented at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association and Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Conference, Johnson City, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2010, September). TI nspire training. Presented at Washington County Department of Education Central Office, Jonesborough, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2010, September). Name game. Presented at the Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Gray, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2010, July). Using the TI nspire in math resource class. Presented at the Northeast Tennessee Special Education Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2010, March). Using the TI nspire across the middle school curriculum. Presented at the T3 International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    Hill, K. K. (2010, March). Let’s start at the very beginning. Presented at the T3 International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    Informal Presentations

    Elliott, M. L. & Hill, K. K. (2018, April). Growth Mindset. Presented at Gamma Chapter, Xi State, Delta Kappa Gamma, Johnson City, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2014, July). Review of journal article: Mathematical tasks and student cognition: Classroom-based factors that support and inhibit high-level mathematical thinking and reasoning. Presented at Eastman Mathletes, Johnson City, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2014, July). Using the TI nspire. Presented at Eastman Mathletes, Johnson City, TN.

    Invited Presentations

    Hill, K. K. (2021, January). Introduction to Google Jamboard. Professional Development Session for teachers of Daniel Boone High School, Gray, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2018, October). Instructional Strategies. Professional Development Session for teachers of Daniel Boone High School, Gray, TN.

    Hill, K. K. (2016, April). Guest Lecturer. Texas A&M University, RDNG 351 Reading in the Elementary School.

    Hill, K. K. (2015, December). Professional Development for Fallbrook Academy. Presented at Aggie STEM, Texas A&M University.

    Hill, K. K. (2015, July). Writing objectives for well-defined outcomes. Presented at Teacher Boot Camp, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

    Hill, K. K., & Bicer, A. (2015, April). Guest Lecturer. Texas A&M University, MASC 351 Problem Solving in Math.

    Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2014, October). Integrated STEM Learning for High School Mathematics and Science. Presented at Hearne High School, Hearne, TX.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Hill, K. K. (2020). Quarantine Chronicle 2020 [Special Section]. Herald & Tribune, (6).

    Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2017). Effect of teachers’ professional development from MathForward™ on students’ math achievement. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 3(1), 67-74.

    Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., & Capraro, M. M. (2016). Do teachers have the opportunities they need to learn to teach with manipulatives? Electronic International Journal of Education, Arts, and Science (EIJEAS), 2, 49-59.

    Davis, T. J., & Hill, K. K. (2016). 21st century skills. In S. B. Mertens, M. M. Caskey, & N. Flowers (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed., pp. 416-417). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    Hill, K. K. (2016). W. K. Kellogg Foundation. In S. B. Mertens, M. M. Caskey, & N. Flowers (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed., pp. 433). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    Hill, K. K. (2013, December). To use or not to use the TI nspire. UETCTM News. Retrieved from http://www.etsu.edu/cas/math/activities/ documents/uetctm/uetctm_v14i3.pdf

    Book and Journal Reviewer for Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

    CERTIFICATIONS

    Professional Licensure – Math 7 – 12 – State of Tennessee

    Certified Google Educator (Level 1)

    Nearpod Certified Educator

    ACT Basics Certified

    ACT Math Certified

    Academy of Future Faculty Fellows Certificate

    Certified Professional Secretary

    AWARDS AND HONORS

    Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning by an Organization (4-Year Higher Education), Aggie STEM. 2016.

    “Atta Girl” Award, Washington County School System 2007.

    Alpha Sigma Lambda, ETSU Adult Honor Society


    MEMBERSHIPS

    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

    Upper East Tennessee Teachers of Mathematics (Vice President/President Elect 2020-2021, 2021-2022; Secretary 2017-2019)

    TLAC Student Government Association (Secretary 2015-2016)

    Academy of Future Faculty (formerly Graduate Teaching Academy)

    Pi Lambda Theta

    Kappa Delta Pi


    SERVICE ACTIVITIES

    Co-Advisor:

         National Beta Club, Daniel Boone High School
         Student Council, Daniel Boone High School (2019-2021)
         Future Teachers of America, Daniel Boone High School (2011-2014)

    TNAchieves Mentor (2019-2021)

    Judge, FIRST Lego League, Jonesborough, TN Qualifying Match for FIRST Lego League, Washington County, TN (2018)

    Organizer, Hour of Code, Aggie STEM, Texas A&M University (2015)

    Judge, ISWEEEP, Houston, TX (2015)

    Project Judge, Central Texas Qualifying Match for FIRST Lego League, Waco, TX (2014)