November 3, 1950
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!
Lynn Hanger Hill, my wonderful wife of 42+ 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
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
My Flickr site with over 40,000 family pictures on it. This site is private but links to many of the photos can be accessed on the link above called Family Photos and Videos. The videos there are hosted on Vimeo. As you’ll see, these digital images are password protected but information is provided for you to obtain the password from me.
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 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 worked for twenty five years and Lynn worked for ten.
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.
Mathematics education and the integration of technology into instruction.
Playing tennis, riding bicycles, watching sports on tv, visiting with our children, playing with our grandchildren, traveling
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 Photos and Videos link above.
Lasagna from Sal’s Restaurant in Edinburg VA, hot dogs, most any kind of fruit pie, golden delicious apples, most everything that Lynn cooks
Favorite TV Shows:
College football and basketball games, especially those with WVU. Go Mountaineers!
For Christmas, 2017, my daughter Ann gave me a wonderful gift, a subscription to StoryWorth, a web service which sent me weekly e-mail questions throughout 2018 to which I responded and later edited. My responses were compiled into a 433 page book, Joe Hill: Millionaire, Mountaineer, Educator, Granddaddy. This book can be viewed by clicking here: Joe HillMillionaireMountaineerEducatorGranddaddy. I was able to give printed copies of this book to each of my grandchildren.
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 60 bike trails we have ridden on), and taking some great trips. For some of our longer trips, I’ve written daily vacation journals. For sure, 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.