UPA Leadership Staff

Dr. Mike Hill

Dr. Mike Hill has been in education for 15 years. He has served as a teacher and leader in both the public and private school sectors. Additionally, he has experienced success working at every level of education from preschool to college in both urban and rural school settings. He specializes in school growth, student achievement, and teacher development. With a combination of experiences in business, social behavior, and education, Dr. Hill considers himself to be an “edupreneur”.  He is a native of Georgia where he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Valdosta State University along with two degrees in sociology. Dr. Hill is committed to ensuring a high-quality educational experience for all students and believes that good character is the foundation of a good learner. One of his favorite quotes comes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think”. In his spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys spending time with family, weightlifting, woodworking, reading, writing and a host of outdoor activities.