As director of the school's high school media programs, Monica Hill works with the state's journalism teachers and students. The N.C. Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) promotes scholastic journalism programs and services. NCSMA offers fall regional workshops and a summer Institute. The association also coordinates statewide media contests for student publications and a fellowship program for N.C. high school journalism teachers.

Hill also operates the N.C. College Media Association, another outreach service of the School. NCCMA organizes an annual conference on a different college campus each year, as well as an annual statewide college media contest.

Hill serves on board of directors of National Scholastic Press Association and on the executive committee of the N.C. Open Government Coalition board. She is state director and awards committee member of Journalism Education Association; board consultant for Southern Interscholastic Press Association and ex-officio member of N.C. Press Foundation Board. She was formerly head of the Scholastic Journalism Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and former Crown Awards judge for Columbia University’s Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Before joining the school's staff, Hill was director of Alabama Scholastic Press Association at the University of Alabama and copy editor for The Birmingham (Ala.) News.


  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • M.Ed., University of Montevallo
  • B.A., Auburn University