Emmeline Hill

Faculty

Emmeline Hill

Sixth Grade Science Teacher

Emmeline Hill 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 high school science in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also earned her M.Ed. in instructional practice from Lipscomb University. Emmeline’s research for her master’s focused on using citizen science and explicit-reflective teaching methods to improve scientific literacy skills. Emmeline joined the BPC faculty in 2018 and has since taught sixth and seventh grade science and sixth grade Socratic Seminar. She also coaches both the BPC cross-country running and ultimate frisbee teams and is the faculty advisor for the Queer Student Alliance (QSA). Emmeline is an avid hiker, climber, and kayaker, and she enjoys bringing her love of the outdoors into the classroom.

Teaching Since

2015

Pronouns

she/her

Contact

Email >

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.

Quick Fact

Herded sheep by motorbike in Australia.

Other Faculty for This Grade

Andra Marziano

Dean of Upper School Students, Assistant Head of Upper School, Upper School Drama Teacher

Full Bio >

Apollo Papafrangou

Apollo Papafrangou

Sixth Grade Socratic Seminar Teacher, Upper School Assistant

I’m a published author.

Full Bio >

Brett Hollingshead

Upper School Physical Education Teacher

Full Bio >

Jean Carla Rodea

Carla Rodea

Upper School Spanish Teacher

I speak several languages.

Full Bio >

Cassie McFall

Cassie McFall

Upper School Assistant

Full Bio >

Catalina Lacy

Catalina Lacy

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Met the Raramuri, the indigenous Mexican long-distance runners

Full Bio >

Cheryl Sumsion

Cheryl Sumsion

Fourth-Sixth Grade Music Teacher

Tamed a mechanical bull in Nashville, Tennessee.

Full Bio >

Cloe Monleon

Upper School Spanish Teacher

I’ve traveled to five continents & only learned to speak English in my late 20s.

Full Bio >

Gerry Branner

Upper School Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director

Full Bio >

Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson

Sixth & Seventh Grade Math Teacher

Full Bio >

Marcelo Vaz

Marcelo Vaz

Seventh Grade History Teacher, Upper School Director of Outdoor Education

Rode a camel through the Sahara

Full Bio >

Maria Palmer

Sixth Grade English Teacher, Eighth Grade Creative Writing Teacher

Loves to write or paint

Full Bio >

Natasha Vdovychenko

Nataliya Vdovychenko

Upper School Assistant Teacher

Fluent Russian speaker

Full Bio >

Rebecca Deutsch

Rebecca Caine

Upper School Art Teacher

I scuba dive!

Full Bio >

Rem Djemilev

BPC String Orchestra Leader

Creates musical arrangements for fun

Full Bio >

Sarah Roggero

Upper School Spanish Teacher

My birthday is April 1st, no joke!

Full Bio >

Xiaoyan Xu

Xiaoyan Xu

Fifth-Eighth Grade Mandarin Teacher

Once ate deep-fried silkworms

Full Bio >