Amy Hill has been an educator for 13 years, but she became a full-time teacher just two years ago and wasted little time in making an impact on her students.
Speaking to her popularity, Hill was voted Rockin’ Jump’s Teacher of the Month for February, an honor the sixth grade ELA and social studies teacher at Socastee Middle School wasn’t expecting.
“I was totally surprised and excited,” Hill said of receiving the honor. “My class was ecstatic!”
Hill took a non-traditional path to becoming a full-time teacher, first working for 11 years as a substitute. Her family moved to the Grand Strand in 2018 and she earned her teaching license in 2020, starting immediately afterwards at Socastee Middle.
“My love for children and desire to make the world a little better,” Hill said of what led her into teaching. “I am motivated by watching my students grow and learn … The rewards are endless. I am blown away by how loving and appreciative my students can be. But I think watching the kids finally get something that they have been working so hard on [is most rewarding].”
When Hill isn’t in the classroom, she is most likely to be found at the beach or in the bleachers at a Socastee High School sporting event, where she has two kids who are student-athletes.