Teacher Spotlight: Sharmecka Hill
Congratulations to Sharmecka Hill of Westlawn Middle School, selected as this week’s Teacher Spotlight!
Sharmecka Hill is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a proud graduate of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU), where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in biology. Soon after graduating, she served in the Huntsville City Schools System as a substitute teacher for several years, and then as the 2015-2016 parent coordinator at Westlawn Middle School. Ms. Hill now serves as the seventh grade life science educator at Westlawn Middle School. There at Westlawn, Ms. Hill has proven her committment to the cause of cultivating young lives and bright scientific minds.
According to Westlawn Principal Amber Hall, Ms. Hill "is outgoing, engaging, animated, and I cannot tell you just how much I love just stopping by and seeing her in action." Perhaps the best praise comes from a student of Ms. Hill, Gricelda Trijos, who says that she "teaches Science very well, it's fun and interactive!" Stepping into Ms. Hill's classroom is to be surrounded by motion, and Ms. Hill says she is very fond of the kinesthetic approach to teaching. She wants her students to be up and moving around when they learn. She also encourages her students to spend quality time studying, asking them to do so even outside her classroom. In her words, "putting in ten minutes is better than not studying at all." Ms. Hill also recognizes that all students come to her at different learning levels, but she sets the bar high and requires that they always apply themselves.
Each week, ETV will showcase an outstanding Huntsville City Schools educator as a feature in the “Teacher Spotlight.”