Mr. Hill comes from a background in Restaurant Management, Marketing, Publishing and Education. Prior to Morton ISD, he worked for 9 years with the Lubbock Independent School District as a Technology and Journalism teacher, advising newspaper, web and yearbook for Coronado High School.
Prior to teaching, Mr. Hill worked as a webmaster and marketing manager for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He holds a Masters Degree in Education and Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas Tech University. He currently holds Texas Teaching certifications in History, Journalism, Technology and is a certified Master Technology teacher.

Mr. Hill was named the Texas Classroom Teachers Association Innovator of the Year in 2011 for his work with Coronado Student Media. He was the Coronado Teacher of the Year in 2011. He was awarded a fellowship from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 2011 to attend Kent State University for the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute..During 2011 he also published a book on the history of Lubbock.

In 2013, Mr. Hill and two of his senior editors at Coronado were the guests of Mr. Scott Pelley, a 1973 graduate of Coronado and the anchor of The CBS Evening News, to attend the Columbia University Summer Journalism Institute in New York City.

In 2016, Mr. Hill was recognized by the Coronado PTA with a lifetime achievement award and was named "Teacher on the Rise" in Lubbock ISD by United Supermarkets, Mrs. Baird's Bakeries and The Texas Classroom Teachers Association for his work with his students. His work with Coronado Student Media was a feature story on Lubbock ISD TV in 2016. Mr. Hill also served on the review committee for State Board of Educator Certification in preparing exam questions for the Texas Journalism Teacher Certification Exam.

Currently, Mr. Hill teaches Graphic Design and Illustration, Digital Interactive Media, Audio/Video Production and Web Technologies for Morton High School. He is the adviser for the Morton yearbook, the district webmaster the UIL Academic Coordinator, and coach of the UIL Journalism team. His students produce the school online newspaper, the yearbook, broadcast news, podcasts and other media and public relations materials for Morton ISD.

Current and previous affiliations include Journalism Educators Association, Interscholastic Press Conference, National Scholastic Press Association, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association Communications Director, Lubbock Lions Club, Red Raider Club, Texas Tech Alumni Association, 4th U. S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) and various other civic and professional groups.

Russell Hill, Adviser

Nov 04, 2019
Why I love Morton (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Morton launches new district website (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Homecoming 2019 begins September 20 (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
The Library Indian needs a name (Media)
Apr 29, 2019
Prom 2019 provides an “evening under the stars” (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2019
Morton tennis advances to State Tournament (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Maidens advance to next level (Story)
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