Garnet Hillman is an educator, author, presenter, and learner. She has served as an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School and as a Spanish teacher at Lockport Township High School, both in Illinois. She consults around the United States on the topics of assessment, grading, and student motivation. A passionate educator, Garnet values student learning above all else.
Through her consulting work, Garnet emphasizes healthy grading and sound assessment practices. She has worked with a variety of school districts that desire to improve instruction, provide relevant and respectful assessment, cultivate grading practices that support learning, and increase student motivation. She provides rationale for a paradigm shift in grading methods and a practical, step-by-step process to implement the change.
Garnet holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ohio University. She has also completed graduate coursework in instructional technology.
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