Rock Hill Schools announces new hires to support district needs
On Monday night, Rock Hill Schools’ Board of Trustees approved administrative changes for the 2019-2020 school year as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Bill Cook.
The following individuals will begin their new duties and responsibilities in Rock Hill Schools immediately:
Kimberly Grant, who has taught art at Northwestern High School since 1995, has been hired as the district’s Technology Instructional Specialist and support arts education. Since 2008, she has served as the department chair at Northwestern. Grant holds an undergraduate and advanced credentials from Winthrop University.
Lukas Hopper rejoins Rock Hill Schools and will serve middle and high schools as a Math Instructional Specialist. In the role, he will work alongside math content area teachers to improve teaching practices and strategies. Hopper previously taught math at Rock Hill High School before teaching the past year at Nation Ford High School. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University.
Maria Linn will join the Instruction and Accountability department and serve as a Research Specialist. Linn comes to Rock Hill Schools after 20 years at Winthrop University. She holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Winthrop University.
Susan Green has been selected to be a District Literacy Coach, a role that will allow her to work directly with students and teachers to improve achievement in the area of literacy. She has twice been named teacher of the year at Waxhaw Elementary School, where she has taught and served as a reading interventionist since 2009. She has also taught at The College of New Rochelle and Fordham University. Green holds degrees from SUNY Oneonta and The College of New Rochelle.