By Kimi Rhochelle Porter –
A fundraiser was held for Dr. Margaret Hill who recently announced her bid for the San Bernardino Unified School Board. Over 100 people attended the event at the National Orange Show grounds.
Since 1971, Dr. Hill has opened her heart and soul to youngsters through her distinguished years of teaching and education. Through her commitment to excellence and upward learning, Dr. Hill's career evolved to Vice Principal of Curtis Middle School, Serrano Middle School and San Bernardino High School. In 1988, Dr. Hill became Principal of San Andreas High School.
Dr. Hill is Assistant Superintendent - San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and has recently received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in ducational Social Justice from the University of Redlands.
Along her path, Dr. Hill has become an ICON of the Riverside and San Bernardino communities and has been recognized with success distinguished awards such as: Order of the Eastern Star Community Service Award, the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino Appreciation Award, and the Association of School Administrators Valuing Diversity Awards to name a few.
These awards and many others are just a small thank you to all the lifelong changes Dr. Hill has instilled in thousands of peoples lives through her teachings and endless involvement with community outreach organizations such as: Highland Woman's Club, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation, Kiwanis of Greater San Bernardino, Inland Center Kiwanis, Highland Family YMCA, East Valley YMCA, Time for Change Foundation, Sheriff's Department Information Exchange Committee, the San Bernardino Police Department Citizen Advisory Group, Mustard Seed Tutoring, Inland Empire Stop the Violence Foundation, San Bernardino Community Hospital and Community Action Partnership.
Dr. Hill is one of the founding members of the CREST (Community Reentry Education/Employment Services and Training) Program and also has her own non-profit, Maggie's Kids Foundation.
As an elected board member for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Hill states that she plans on: Reducing the dropout rate; Improving student safety; Increasing student achievement and staff accountability; and Improving school and community relations While these goals may seem like cliches for political "likeness", these and many other objectives are the heart, soul and lifelong attributes Dr. Hill has devoted to every person and entity she has been a part of.
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