Principal Technical Assistance Consultant
Deanna Hill, J.D., Ph.D. serves as the project manager for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), a federally-funded content center. She coordinates the direct technical assistance provided by the GTL Center and documents project goals and impacts. Hill also leads the GTL Center’s work on culturally relevant teaching and supports states in the planning and implementation of educator effectiveness initiatives. Hill provides support to the Southeast Comprehensive Center, the federally-funded regional comprehensive center that serves the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She co-directs the educator equity project in Mississippi and supports the educator effectiveness work in South Carolina. She also leads AIR’s School Choice Strategic Workgroup, designed to coordinate and expand AIR’s portfolio of school choice services.
Hill is co-author of a forthcoming book chapter on the equity and community orientations of independent charter school operators and was a co-author of the RAND Corporation’s book and brief on the operations of Edison Schools, an education management organization (EMO). Prior to joining AIR, Hill was faculty at Drexel University where she served as Program Director for the Master of Science in Higher Education program and as Coordinator of the Capstone Experience for the Higher Education and Global and International Education programs. Prior to her faculty position, Hill was Senior Policy Analyst at West Wind Education Policy, Inc., where she supported states and districts; and Research and Evaluation Specialist at the Georgia Department of Education, where she occupied a federally-funded position serving Title I schools and co-coordinating the application and monitoring system for Supplemental Educational Services providers. Hill is a licensed attorney and practiced law in Texas. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida.