Seventh Grade Science Teacher
Emmeline Hill was born and raised across the bay in Novato, California. She received her B.A. in biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Her studies focused on ecology, environmental politics, and animal behavior, including a senior thesis on deductive reasoning skills in cichlid fish. She spent two years teaching ninth grade physical science and tenth grade biology in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also earned her M.Ed. in instructional practice from Lipscomb University. Ms. Hill’s research for her master’s focused on using citizen science and explicit-reflective teaching methods to improve scientific literacy skills. This is Ms. Hill’s third year at BPC and her second year teaching seventh grade science. She also coaches the BPC cross-country running team and supports the student Climate Club and Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA). Ms. Hill is an avid hiker, climber, and kayaker, and she enjoys bringing her love of the outdoors into the classroom.
Why I Work with Children
I love helping students grow into independent critical thinkers who are able to advocate for themselves and for others in their communities.
A Favorite Book
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I love that this book tackles a difficult current issue with nuance and honesty and shows the power of using your voice, even when you think people might not listen.