About Dr. Hill
Dr. Hill became the 13th Head of School in July 2014 after a highly successful career at Lafayette College. Since joining AIS, Dr. Hill has led the school through a successful PAIS reaccreditation, managed a comprehensive process to develop and launch a five-year Strategic Plan
informed by significant input from the AIS community and the latest research in girls’ education, and worked with the Board of Trustees to finalize a campus master plan. The Strategic Plan articulates a vision and framework for the school’s future and will ensure the school’s standing as a premier independent school for girls and a nationally recognized leader in girls’ education.
An engaged leader, Dr. Hill can be found at AIS athletic events, play performances, robotics competitions, greeting students in the hallways and during morning car line, and teaching science in all three divisions. Prior to Agnes Irwin, Dr. Hill was a leader at Lafayette College, where she served as Provost and Dean of the Faculty for seven years and held the William C. ’67 and Pamela H. Rappolt chair in neuroscience. Over the course of 25 years at Lafayette, Dr. Hill taught at all levels of the curriculum and mentored more than 100 students conducting research in her laboratory. Dr. Hill was selected as the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and received numerous awards at Lafayette in recognition of her teaching and scholarly activities, including the naming of the college’s neuroscience lab in her honor.