About Me


Name:

Henry Joseph (Joe) Hillhill_joe

Birthday:

November 3, 1950

Profession:

In June, 2017, I retired as Instructor in the Teacher Education Program at Bridgewater College.  In June, 2012, I retired from being Director of Math and Technology for Rockingham County Public Schools, a position I held for 23 years. I joined the Teacher Education Program faculty of Bridgewater College in August, 2012.  So now my full time jobs are being grandfather, father, and husband!

Former adjunct faculty member: West Virginia University, Mary Baldwin College, Blue Ridge Community College, Eastern Mennonite University, and James Madison University

Family:

Lynn Hanger Hill, my wonderful wife of 41+ years, born 7/25/1952

Ann Cook Hill, our oldest daughter, born 4/26/1977

Josh Gutshall, born 9/1/1977, Ann’s husband

Henry Hill Gutshall, born 11/9/2004, our first grandson

Augustus (Gus) Bowman Gutshall, born 2/2/2007, our second grandson

Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen Gutshall, born 9/30/2009, our first granddaughter

Frederick (Freddie) Hanger Gutshall, born 12/10/2013, our fourth grandson

Kay Henry Hill, our second daughter, born 7/27/1980

Andy Foy, born 9/3/1978, Kay’s husband

Thomas Henry Foy, born 8/5/2010, our third grandson

Georgia Carolynn Foy, born 9/14/2012, our second granddaughter

James Lynn Hill, our son, born 6/20/1983

Morgan Stanfill Hill, born 8/31/1983, Jim’s wife

Faron William Hill, born 6/4/2015, our fifth grandson

Coen Stanfill Hill, born 1/19/2017, our sixth grandson

Favorite Colleges:GoofyJoe

West Virginia University, where I earned a couple of degrees and Lynn got her master’s

Longwood University, Lynn’s undergraduate degree

University of Mary Washington, Ann’s undergraduate degree

North Carolina Central, Ann’s master’s degree

Georgia Tech, Kay’s undergraduate degree

George Mason Law School, Kay’s law school degree

Virginia Tech, Jim’s undergraduate and graduate degrees

Bridgewater College, where I formerly was employed as an Instructor in the Teacher Education Program

Favorite Websites:

My Flickr site with approximately 25,000 family pictures on it.  This site is private but links to many of the photos there are posted on the link above called Family Pictures.

Bramwell WV where I grew up.

Central United Methodist Church in Staunton where we attend and whose website I maintain.

Valley of Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics which I’ve belonged to for 30+ years and who now give an annual teaching award named in my honor.

Fort Defiance High School Boys Tennis 2002, a website I created over 15 years ago to celebrate the high school tennis careers of Jim and his teammates.  Nostalgic fun now.

Rockingham County Public Schools, where I previously worked.

Fort Defiance High School, where Lynn and I both taught for many years. Our children are all FDHS graduates.

My playlist of 50+ YouTube screencasts I’ve created and posted for my Bridgewater College classes.

Professional Interests:

Mathematics education and the integration of technology into instruction.

Hobbies:

Playing tennis, riding bicycles, watching sports on tv, visiting with our children, playing with our grandchildren, traveling

Favorite Music:

Most all country music especially older hits by George Strait, Patsy Cline, Toby Keith, Alabama, Brad Paisley, etc. plus pop music by Lionel Richie and Josh Groban.  But maybe my favorite music are the 60’s songs performed by the Chaparrals, the rock band I played in during my high school years.  Videos of some Chaparral reunion performances can be found on the Family Videos link above.

Favorite Foods:

Lasagna from Sal’s Restaurant in Edinburg VA, hot dogs, most any kind of fruit pie, golden delicious apples

Favorite TV Shows:

College football and basketball games, especially those with WVU.  Go Mountaineers!

Additional Info:

I worked in the field of Education for 45 years, including 17 as a classroom teacher, 23 as a Supervisor/Director of Math & Technology, and 5 as a full time instructor in the Teacher Education Program of Bridgewater College.  I taught at Morgantown High School, Morgantown WV for 9 years, at Turner Ashby High School, Rockingham County, for 2 years, then at Fort Defiance High School, Augusta County, for 6 years.  I came to Rockingham County as Supervisor of Math and Technology in 1989 and retired as Director of Math and Technology on June 30, 2012.  After being an adjunct instructor at Bridgewater College for 17 years, I became a full time instructor in the Teacher Education Program in fall, 2012 and remained there until my retirement in June, 2017.

Lynn and I are very much enjoying our empty nest and, as of 2017, our retirements.  We enjoy walking, eating out, watching tv together, riding bicycles (click here to see a list of over 50 bike trails we have ridden on), and taking some great trips.  But nothing makes us happier than to see our children and grandchildren.  Lynn retired from her job as an ELL teacher with Rockingham County Public Schools in June, 2017, a position she held from 2007 – 2017.  Prior to that position, she taught High School Spanish at Fort Defiance High School for 20 years.

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