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Hilary Parmentier

Key West SunsetHilary Parmentier
Faculty, English
5901 College Road, Room C-224
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-809-3130 
Curriculum Vitae



Master of Arts in English:  May 2008 emphasis in Composition and American Literature,
The University of Michigan 

Master of Arts in Education:  May 2005 emphasis in Literacy,
The University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts:  May 2003 major in English and minor in History with a secondary education certificate,
The University of Michigan

Educational Philosophy

Learning is a lifelong process of infusing current knowledge with newly acquired knowledge. The teacher’s role in the classroom is to facilitate student learning as a collaborative process where students learn writing skills that continually develop and evolve. Integrated differentiated instruction also helps students to learn the material in ways that will motivate and promote interest in the subject. Technology facilitates this process and helps develop dynamic learning communities. The overall goal in my teaching is to promote critical thinking and independent learning skills for the future.

Teaching & Scholarship

2011/2012 Courses and Awards

  • LIT 2380, Women in Literature
  • ENC 1102, Composition II
  • CRW 1300, Beginning Poetry Writing
  • ENC 1101, Composition I
  • CRW 1001, Creative Writing

2011/2012 Faculty Member of the Year Award


Professional Activities & Affiliations


  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Education Association


  1. Parmentier, Hilary. “Am I Really the Devil? Bridging the Gap Between High School and College
    Writing.” Michigan Reading Journal, Vol. 37.2. (2005): 52. Print.

Current Projects & Interests


  • Continue working with the Key West Literary Seminar
  •  Researching writing centers
  • Organizing future author presentations