Dallas Academy is honored to welcome Dr. John Hill to the campus community to serve as the seventh Headmaster. Dr. Hill will begin his tenure at Dallas Academy in the 2017/18 academic year.
Dr. Hill joins the Dallas Academy community with twelve years of experience in education, both in the classroom as well as school administrator. After serving in the United States Air Force, Dr. Hill began his teaching career in west Texas. While in the classroom, Dr. Hill quickly discovered his passion for working with students with learning differences. He pursued multiple masters’ degrees, including a Masters in Special Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership, from Texas Tech University. Dr. Hill then completed his Doctorate in Special Education and became a certified academic diagnostician. In 2012, Dr. Hill relocated to the Dallas Metroplex where he accepted a position in Arlington ISD as an assistant principal. Dr. Hill then became the principal of Lummus Intermediate School in Ennis ISD. In addition to his administrative work, Dr. Hill currently serves as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in their School of Education. His interest of research and teaching includes Special Education Law, Professional, Ethical and Legal Practices and Policies in Special Education, Assessment and Eligibility in Special Education, and Instructional and Transitional Planning for Students. More than credentials, Dr. Hill has demonstrated a clear passion and desire to work with students with learning differences. Dr. Hill shares that his goal is to work in a community which values shared leadership, strong relationships between schools, families, and community, and always puts students first.
Dr. Hill is joined in the Dallas Academy community with his wife of eighteen years, Lori, and daughter, Jade.