Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education and Special Education Adaptive Curriculum (K-12).

Mr. Ryan Hill

I was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina and graduated from NBHS in 2002.  After graduation, I worked full time as a mentor with people with special needs and started at Craven Community College.  As I was about to graduate from CCC with my Associate's Degree, I made my decision to join the Wachovia Partnership East Program through Craven Community College and ECU in 2006.  While in the program, I started working at Brinson Elementary School as a teacher assistant in the special education classrooms and driving the school bus.  I graduated from ECU in 2010 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education Adaptive Curriculum (K-12) secondary degree.  I currently am the classroom teacher in the room I started working in at NBHS during the 2011-12 school year (adaptive curriculum classroom).  I met "my now wife" while completing my internship at Arthur Edwards Elementary School in 2010 and we got married on April 6, 2013.  Leah (wife) had our first child on April 2, 2016; his name is Abraham Grimsley and we are so proud of how far he has come and how much he has overcome with his severe medical conditions pertaining to his heart, along with his Heterotaxy diagnosis.  I feel that having a child of your own helps you become a better person for all who is around you and help being an advocate for others to meet their individual potential.  Our classroom's teacher assistants are Giovannia Abrams and Deann Whitehead.  They are also strong advocates for all students in our classroom and assist each student throughout their school day in anyway necesary based on each individual student.  Our goal for all of our students in the classroom is to create a safe, welcoming, and accommodating learning environment that is beneficial for every student and to meet each individual's personal needs.  We are looking forward to a successful 2020-21 school year! 

P.S. We (our NBHS special education teachers) are strong advocates for our Unified Champion Schools Club, which is an inclusive club for regular education and special education students to participate in events together.  The UCS Club also discourages bullying to all students in every way possible (in-person, on-line, via text) and to strongly advocate for students who are being bullied!