Hall files for re-election to school board

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:44 AM

Dr. Helen P. Hall filed Tuesday for election to a third term on the Caldwell County Board of Education.

Hall, 70, is a retired teacher. She taught for 16 years in five districts. In Caldwell County, she taught primarily exceptionally gifted students. She also worked as a professor for Lenoir-Rhyne University and Appalachian State University.

“I’ve had great breadth through my experience, from kindergarten to college and even the military,” Hall said. “I’ve worn many hats as an educator.”

Hall’s career turned to administration when she signed on as the assistant principal of Gamewell Middle School. She later became principal of Valmead School then William Lenoir Middle School. She also served as the consultant for Caldwell County’s academically gifted program for three years.

“I’ve been blessed to have such a diverse experience as an educator, and every one has given me a different opportunity to serve students,” Hall said.

Hall said she feels she has more work to do for the community.

“When I ran for the very first time, I ran with three key words that represent me: caring, confident and committed, and those are things in my heart that continue to drive me,” Hall said. “My work’s just not done. I’m a true believe that the way you establish your schools a treat the people that work there and go there make the greatest difference in the life of the community that you’re serving. That means the world to me because I love Caldwell County. Despite of the different places I’ve been and things I’ve done, I’m excited about being here.”