New to the KU Community
Get to know Matthew Hill, the new Freshman English/Language Arts teacher at Klamath Union High School.
Originally from Sacramento, California, and new to the Klamath Falls area, Matthew Hill is one of the new teachers being welcomed into Klamath Union High School this year. Hill has had quite the experience teaching English previously before coming to KU, spending six years teaching English in Hadong, Korea and one year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, after earning his Bachelor's degree in English at San Marcos State University.
Hill says he was originally drawn to the lovely Beaver state because of the dual teaching program offered at Oregon State University, where he was able to earn both a Teaching License and Master's Degree in 2016.
Joining us from Umatilla Middle School in Kennewick, Washington, he shares his opinion about KU. "I really like it, it's really nice here. I'm glad I'm teaching high school." expressed Hill.
Hill, whose English classroom can be found on the third floor of the academic building, shares that his passion for helping students, "There really is a beginning of a career path for them, I enjoy it very much."
Hill moved to Klamath Falls last July and has since fallen in love with the area. " I love the country and being surrounded by mountains. There are few things more beautiful than fresh snowfall." Hill also mentioned how much he enjoys the rural environment, as the city reminds him of where he grew up with memories of his grandmother in a small town near Lake Tahoe.
As a person who loves "getting out and being in nature," Hill enjoys taking advantage of the OC & E trail, Moore Park trails, and other hiking opportunities in the area. “It is very pleasant," says Hill.
Leaving a quote to help us reflect, Hill reminds us of Albert Einstein: “ ‘Look deep into nature,’ ” says the late physicist, “ ‘and you'll understand everything better.'
“Looking at the freshly snow-covered mountains out my classroom window, I understand the beauty of new beginnings a little better every day" shares Hill.