Cindy Hill’s career in education has focused on improving student outcomes through educational leadership. Cindy grew up in Wyoming and is a product of Wyoming public schools. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming, and received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in educational policy and administration.
Hill’s experience in education combines both private and public sector work. Cindy began her teaching career working with students in juvenile treatment facilities. After 15 years in the private sector, she served as one of the principals at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne. She brings a focus on student results that encourages the participation of the student, parents and teachers in the classroom to develop, pilot and implement data driven school improvements.
She was elected Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2010, with the responsibility of oversight of Wyoming’s K-12 public education system. She serves with the Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor on the State Lands and Investments Board, the State Board of Deposits, and the State Building Commission. She is a member of the School Facilities Commission and the State Board of Education. She is an ex-officio member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and the Community College Commission.
Cindy appoints members to the Professional Teaching Standards Board. She is a member of the Montgomery Trust Fund for the Visually Impaired Board, the Wyoming Early Childhood Council, the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, the Wyoming Higher Education Assistance Authority and numerous other state boards. Multi-state organizations to which she belongs include the Council of Chief State School Officers and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.
Cindy and her husband, Drake are residents of Cheyenne. Drake is an attorney. They have one son, Drew, who graduated from the University of Wyoming in May 2010.