Reston, VA—Ross Ann Hill, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) adviser and teacher at Idalou Middle School in Idalou, TX, has just been named the 2021 NJHS Rynearson Adviser of the Year by the National Junior Honor Society. This award is supported by NJHS’s parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

“As an NJHS adviser, Hill has shown her commitment to her students and the values of NJHS by creating a culture of service and leadership in her chapter,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “We are proud to honor Ross Ann Hill with this award to recognize the experience, wisdom, and commitment she brings to her work with the National Junior Honor Society.”

Ross Ann Hill has spent the past 20 years as an educator and NJHS adviser—and was recently recognized as the 2020 Distinguished Educator of Lubbock County, TX. Her colleagues, principal, and students describe her as a compassionate teacher and a true servant leader.

The Edward Rynearson Adviser of the Year Award was established to recognize outstanding Honor Society advisers for their leadership and commitment to the purposes of NJHS. NASSP is excited to present Ross Ann Hill with this award and grateful to her for her commitment to education and student leadership.


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.