Garnet Hillman

Garnet Hillman

Garnet Hillman is an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Illinois. Also a writer and presenter, she consults around the country on assessment, grading, and student motivation.

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Garnet Hillman

Garnet Hillman is an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Illinois. Also a writer and presenter, she consults around the country on assessment, grading, and student motivation. She was previously a Spanish teacher at Lockport Township High School in Illinois.

In 2014, Garnet was a Bammy Award nominee for Secondary School Teacher of the Year. She is a member of the Association for Middle Level Education and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She trains colleagues on differentiated instruction, teacher evaluation, and standards-based assessment and grading.

Garnet has worked with a variety of school districts to improve instruction, provide relevant and respectful assessment, cultivate grading practices that support learning, and increase student motivation.

Garnet earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ohio University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University.

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Presentation titles by Garnet Hillman

  • Practical Application of Standards-Based Grading
  • Standards-Based Learning: Creating Lifelong Learners
  • Making the Shift to Standards-Based Grading
  • Investing in Their Learning . . . and Future! Student Engagement in the Assessment and Feedback Process