La Plata, MD – Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Kimberly A. Hill was reappointed by the Board of Education on Monday, Feb. 27 to serve a second, four-year term.
Hill, who has served as superintendent since July 1, 2013, thanked the Board for renewing her contract and for their trust in her leadership. “It is an honor to serve as Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. We have made great progress during the past four years, and I look forward to continuing to work with our students and staff to reach even higher goals,” Hill said following the meeting.
“The Board expressed its confidence in Dr. Hill’s leadership with a unanimous vote to reappoint her. We, like many school districts, are faced with challenges tied to federal and state mandates. Dr. Hill has navigated the school system despite funding shortfalls, which continue to impact our system. Her accomplishments in CCPS have been recognized at the state and national level, and the Board looks forward to working with her to continue to provide opportunities for all children in CCPS,” Board Chairman Michael Lukas said.
Under Hill’s leadership, CCPS has become a national model for computer science education. Her development of a partnership with Code.org and expansion of the school system’s curriculum has provided every student – from prekindergarten to grade 12 – exposure to the skills computer science offers. She has shared CCPS successes on panels and roundtables across Maryland, at the White House and on Wall Street. The Charles County Commission for Women recognized Hill as Charles County’s 2016 Education Trailblazer.
Prior to her 2013 appointment as Superintendent, Hill served as principal of North Point High School, Charles County’s largest high school and center for science, industry and technology career pathway programs. Hill started her 30-year career in education as a social studies teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School, her high school alma mater. She also served as vice principal at several schools.
CCPS named Hill as the 2013 Principal of the Year, and she also was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
Hill earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from The George Washington University. She received a master of education in education administration and supervision from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor of arts in political science and history from High Point University in North Carolina.
In Maryland, superintendents are appointed by the Board of Education and serve four-year terms.