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Darryl Hill has an extensive background as an education practitioner, leader, and researcher.  He currently serves as a senior program officer for measurement, learning and evaluation on the K-12 team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  In this role, he works closely with the Networks for School Improvement portfolio and the Math Delivery teams in collaboration with foundation grantees for data collection and performance analysis.  Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Hill served as the assistant superintendent for school accountability and governance for the Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, where he oversaw the assessment, accountability, data utilization, school governance, and strategic planning departments.  He also previously served as director of performance strategy and analytics for the Wake County Public School system in Raleigh, North Carolina where he conducted applied research on several programs, among them the district’s mathematics placement, gifted and talented identification, and student assignment policies.  As a strategic data fellow through the Strategic Data Project at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard, Hill co-created a district framework that focused on the use of rigorous evidence in program planning and led to the use of randomized control trials for new district initiatives in Wake County.  

Hill began his career in education as an academic coach supporting high school students in mathematics, and he maintains ties to this community as a board member for the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, which aims to improve the outcomes of marginalized youth in advanced mathematics.  Hill holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and business administration from Florida A&M University, master’s degrees from Florida A&M and Harvard Universities, and a doctor of education degree in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice from Harvard University.