Teresa M. Hill, EdD
CEO, Tucson Values Teachers

Dr. Teresa Hill received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from New Mexico State University in 1993.  She taught math and created a full-time dance program that produced a national championship and four state champion titles at Flowing Wells High in Tucson, Arizona.  In 2001, she earned her master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership.  In 2005, she was the assistant principal and decreased tardies at Flowing Wells High by 58%.  In 2011, she opened Walden Grove High in Sahuarita, AZ and spent 11 1/2 years building and creating a climate and culture of ownership and pride.  During her tenure at WGHS, the school was awarded the A+ School of Excellence® award, received 9 state championships, several individual state champions; superior ratings; a nationally recognized yearbook; the Student Council Outstanding Council of Distinction awards and a had a nationally recognized dance team with appearances on America’s Got Talent and Good Morning America. In 2019, she received her doctorate from Northern Arizona University, where she currently teaches education law and personnel courses part-time.  She has been awarded the 2008 Hispanic Sports and Academic Enrichment, Administrator of the Year; the 2013 Coaches for Charity, Signature Coach Award; the 2018 Arizona Music Educators Association, Outstanding Administrator Award; and the 2021 National Association of Secondary School Principals, Arizona Principal of the Year.  In 2022, she became the Deputy Director for the Arizona Educational Foundation.  She was the Chief Coordinator for the “A+ School of Excellence®,” “Arizona Spelling Bee,” “Principals Leadership of Arizona,” “teachSTEM,” and “Our World” programs.  She also supervised the execution of the “Take Your Legislator to School” program and assisted with the “Arizona Teacher of the Year” and “Our World” programs.