High School English
Brian Hill joined the Tipton High School faculty in 2015 as a high school English teacher after teaching at Columbia College and State Fair Community College. Previous to teaching college, Hill taught at Fulton and Linn High Schools. Hill's teaching career has spanned 7th grade English through senior level undergraduate college courses. At the secondary level, Hill has taught every grade level English course, as well as drama, speech, yearbook, and creative writing. At the collegiate level, Hill has taught composition courses, Introduction to Fiction, American Literature I and II, British Literature, History of the English Language, Public Speaking, Education Senior Seminar (Portfolio), and Reading in the Content Fields, a class teaching secondary future teachers reading comprehension strategies.
Hill holds a B.S. Ed in English from Lincoln University, an MA in English from Ft. Hays State University, and post-graduate hours from Hannibal LaGrange in Mark Twain studies. He is certified in Missouri public schools to teach English 9-12, Language Arts 5-9, Speech and Theater 9-12, Speech and Theater 5-9, and Journalism 9-12.
In his free time, Hill enjoys visiting authors' homes, attending the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, reading, writing, spending time with his dog, Ginger, and being active in many literary organizations.
Hill serves as the vice president of the Tipton Community Teachers Association (CTA) chapter, as well as being a member of Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Missouri Council of Teachers of English (MCTE), Speech and Theater Association of Missouri (STAM), Sigma Tau Delta, International Literacy Association (ILA), Ozark Writers League (OWL), Missouri Writers Guild, and Mark Twain Boyhood Home Association.
Hill's first fiction novel, Mended Fences, was published in 2018 and is available on Amazon.com. He has also published Mark Twain teaching scholarship through the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Foundation. Brian Hill's second fiction novel, Letters From Korea, is slated for publication during late fall 2018.
Along with being the dual credit English, Speech, and American Literature teacher, Hill also teaches freshmen and junior English, as well as serving as the speech team sponsor.