Dr. Amanda Hill-Hennie, NBCT

Dr. Amanda Hill-Hennie is a Philadelphia native with over 15 years of experience in Philadelphia's education sector. Dr. Hill-Hennie has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, curriculum director, and school principal in public schools, charter schools, and for charter management organizations across the city of Philadelphia. As a classroom teacher, Dr. Hill-Hennie obtained her National Board Certification in Early Adolescent English Language Arts and her students consecutively demonstrated significant evidence that they exceeded the standard for growth on their state standardized assessments. As an instructional coach and curriculum director, Dr. Hill-Hennie supported teachers and school leaders across multiple schools with curriculum implementation, data analysis, standards-aligned instruction, and developing personalized learning models to accelerate all learners. This resulted in multiple schools within the charter network moving into the Reinforce or Model performance tier on their annual School Progress Reports. As a school principal, her school was recognized by Elevate 215 as one of the top 36 schools in Philadelphia that was beating the odds in academic growth for Black and Brown students in the city of Philadelphia. Additionally, she increased the number of teachers in her school that demonstrated significant evidence that their students exceeded the standard for growth on the state standardized assessments by 40% and outperformed the state of Pennsylvania in student growth for all three tested subject areas. She also serves on the board for a local charter school and is a member of Education Leaders of Colors.

Black and Latine Youth Defy Post-Pandemic Learning Loss 

February 23, 2024

By: Dr. Amanda Hill-Hennie, NBCT – Philadelphia, PA Statewide Assessments Cancelled This was the headline across all news channels on March 19, 2020. I remember feeling very disappointed because the COVID-19 Pandemic was adding another layer of disruption to my life as a first-year school leader. Being charged with turning around the academic performance of a historically underperforming school took a lot of work. Data from the prior school year and previous leadership revealed that student performance on standardized assessment data declined across all three tested subjects. However, my staff, my students, and I worked tirelessly to improve the state…

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