Jim Hill's Portfolio



Hello and welcome to my electronic portfolio. My name is James Hill, and I am a senior Spanish major pursuing my masters in Education at the University of Virginia Tech. I have completed my early field experience at Blacksburg Middle School, where I was given the opportunity to have Mrs. Sheila Reyna as my cooperating teacher.

Contained in this site you will find resources that will help you to familiarize yourself with me, as well as obtain a better understanding in terms of my future in the educational profession. These consist of my thoughts on the philosophy and mission of teaching, some examples of unit and lesson plans, a personal reflection from my time spent in the classroom to this point, my qualifications, and a page that will hopefully give you some insight about my life outside of the classroom.

As you navigate through the site, I hope that you would see my enthusiasm to teach Spanish. Growing up in a family where both of my parents are educators, I have been instilled since an early age the importance of a solid education.


"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. "

-Albert Einstein