Judy Hilton is an educational consultant and a teacher in the secondary education program at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Judy Hilton uses Understanding by Design to prepare prospective educators to teach for understanding, differentiate instruction to meet the variety of learners in a classroom, and select and use appropriate research-based best practice strategies to improve student achievement.
For 30 years, Judy Hilton was a K–12 central office human resources director and serves as both a middle school and high school principal in the Cherry Creek Schools, where she was successful in turning low-performing schools around and creating climates of teaching and learning for the entire school community. Judy Hilton believes that school reform is a collaborative effort in which administrators must communicate the vision and provide the support and training for the faculty to ensure gains in student achievement.
Judy Hilton is the program director of school leaders for Colorado, Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the recruitment and professional development of building principals and school leadership teams. Judy Hilton holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver and has cognates in educational leadership, assessment, and organizational systems.