Cherie Hill was appointed to fill the School Board District 3 vacancy on July 29, 2022 by Governor DeSantis after running unopposed for the open position.
She has over 35 years of experience in the education profession, having served as a classroom teacher (19 years), assistant principal (1 year), principal (12 years), and assistant superintendent (3+ years). After her retirement from CCS in December 2019, she has served as an adjunct instructor with Saint Leo University, helping to train students to be teachers.
Mrs. Hill has teaching and administrative experience at both the secondary and elementary levels. She has teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
She has a B.A. degree in History from Harding University (summa cum laude), an M. Ed. In Elementary Education from FAMU, and certification in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida.
She has previously been recognized as Columbia County’s Teacher of the Year, Columbia County’s Principal of the Year, Columbia County’s Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Niblack Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, and Walmart’s Teacher of the Year.
As principal, her schools earned eleven straight “A” school ratings from the Florida Department of Education. Her aim throughout a career of teaching and administration has been to provide a quality education for all students.
She has been married for 43 years, has 3 children, and 7 grandchildren. She is an active member of the Lake City Church of Christ. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, read, travel, and hike.