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Washington State University
College of Education

Glenys Hill


Glenys Hill

Director of WSU Superintendent Program/
Associate Professor (Career Track)
Educational Leadership
Spokane campus
Center for Clinical Research and Simulation 211
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99210-2131


Curriculum Vitae

Teaching and professional interests

Professor Glenys Hill is the Director of the Washington State University Field Based Superintendent’s Certification Program.  She divides her time between the Spokane and Vancouver campuses.  Professor Hill served for 20 years as a public school superintendent.  She has taught educational law in the principal’s program on the WSUV campus and has taught Schools, Community, and Society,  Human Resources,  and Educational Law for the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) leadership degree program.  She is an instructor  for the Washington State Leadership Academy and a trainer in the AWSP principal evaluation protocol.

Research Interests

Women and minorities as educational leaders and superintendents;  the importance of trust in building a cohesive organizational culture; the role of the superintendent as a change agent.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Washington Association of School Administrators:  Educational Leadership Award, 2011
  • Supporting Tomorrow’s East Asia International School Leaders:Context-Based Training and the Development of a Support Network. EARCOS Tri-annual Journal Spring 2016
  • The Cultivation and Manifestation of Trust in Elementary Schools.  Mark Connolly and Glenys Hill 2017 WERA Educational Journal May 2017
  • Women in Educational Leadership: Implications for Preparation Programs.  Glenys Hill, Teena McDonald, and Kelly Ward  2017 WERA Educational Journal May 2017

Educational Background

  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership,  Washington State University, 1988
  • M.A, Education:  Curriculum and Instruction, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
  •  B.A., English Literature, Portland State University, 1968