DR. TORY C. HILL

Title: Superintendent of Schools

Company Name: Sweeny ISD

Family Information: Daughter, Niesha

What path led you to your chosen profession? Was it well-planned or a happy accident? I was raised by my grandmother who was an educator for nearly four decades. I always admired the impact and influence that she had as a teacher. I dreamed of having that same ability to impact the world by helping shape the minds of the future.

What trade, professional and civic organizations do you belong to? Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association for Supervision and Curricululm Development, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, Future-Ready Superintendent Network and Sweeny Rotary.

What volunteer or civic achievement is most important to you? I am humbled to be named the Sweeny Chamber Man of the Year. Each day I wake, I am rejuvenated and ready to serve the students, teachers, and staff of Sweeny.

What career achievement are you most proud of? I am most proud of the initiatives that I have been implemented and supported for students such as personalized learning, technology integration, STREAM and Dual Enrollment.

What personal achievement are you most proud of ? I am most proud of my personal commitment to earning a doctoral degree early in my career. It is a reminder that all things are possible for those who set clear goals, work hard, and remain humble.

What are your career aspirations? My aspiration is to continue to serve as Superintendent of Schools. This is a rewarding position that allows me to create systems that support students while serving the community at-large.

What leader has inspired you and how? Ruby M. Hill, my grandmother, inspired me both personally and professionally. She taught me that to lead is the serve; it is never about personal edification.

What are three attributes that leader has that you admire? Integrity, heart of service and humble spirit

What is a quote or motto that you live by in your professional or personal life? Each of us recalls that teacher, coach, custodian, bus driver or cafeteria worker who served as a Merchant of Hope. Who will remember you?

What are your hobbies? Motorcyle riding, traveling, listening to Zydeco Music

What is a guilty pleasure others might be surprised to learn that you enjoy? I play the washboard with Zydeco bands as a fun pasttime.

FAVORITES:

Book? "Daring Greatly"

Music genre/performer? Zydeco/Keith Frank

Sports team(s)? New Orleans Saints

Any other information you would like to include? My personal mission is to utilize my skills as a proven transformational leader to promote a shared vision, create a culture of excellence, and ensure that students engage in learning experiences that empower them to create their future.

Postsecondary education: Texas A&M University, College Station Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, May 2013; Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, Master of Education, Educational Leadership, December 2003; Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, May 2001

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