Dr. Curtis L. Hines

Title: Educational Administrator
Location: Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Educational consultant Dr. Curtis L. Hines has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and academic administration.

Utilizing nearly five decades of industry experience, Dr. Hines is an esteemed figure in the realm of academic administration, having commenced his career at Eastridge High School as a driver’s education teacher and head wrestling coach in 1969. In 1970, he traded in his position as a driver’s education teacher for the role of counselor at the school, and contributed his services in this venture, along with his coaching, until 1974. During this time, he also worked part-time as an instructor in psychology, sociology, political science and health at Kankakee Community College until 1974. Thereafter, he began serving Evanston Township High School as a dean of students in 1974 until 1988; he subsequently ascended the ranks to be the dean of building services from 1982 to 1986. After leaving Evanston, he became the principal of Grant Elementary School in Rock Island, IL from 1988 to 1990. Following this, he joined Bradford High School in Kenosha, WI as an associate principal from 1990 to 1993. Also in Kenosha, from 1993 to 1999, Dr. Hines was a principal at Lincoln Elementary School. He simultaneously contributed his skills and experience as assistant superintendent of the Hazel Crest School District in Chicago from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he utilized his expertise in education as the Director of Human Resources in the North Chicago School District. With his many years in the field, he now lends his support as an educational consultant. Equally passionate about his community, he has been on the program activities committee of the Chicago chapter of People United Save Humanity. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Hines taught a seminar for student teachers at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

Highly educated, Dr. Hines earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in driver education from Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman State University, in 1969, followed by a Master of Education in counseling in 1970. Thereafter, he received a Specialist in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1972 while simultaneously acting as a counselor in the Department of Public Aid as part of his school counseling training. In 1996, he obtained a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. His doctoral dissertation is titled “A Need for Change: Recruiting and Retaining a Multicultural Workforce in An Urban School District.”

Dr. Hines married Elinor Diane Ellis in 1978, and together they have four children: Rayna, Shayla, Kayla and Curtis. He has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been highlighted in the 20th and 21st editions of Who’s Who in the Midwest, as well as the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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