Meredith Hill is a founding faculty member at the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering where she has been an integral part of the school as it has grown from one sixth grade class to a full middle and high school program. She’s served as grade team leader, English department chair, Creative Arts Program Director, Sustainability Coordinator, Bridge to New School Coordinator, and School Leadership Team member. In 2011, Meredith was awarded the NYC Blackboard Award for Excellence in English Education. Meredith directs the theater program and also founded the Columbia Secondary School Community Garden, a Grow to Learn school garden aimed at building students’ environmental and agricultural literacy and providing student-grown produce for school lunches and events. Meredith hopes to work in both school leadership and school design, incorporating environmental and agricultural education in urban public schools.