Pete Hall is a Author * Speaker * Consultant * Motivational Coach* Former Teacher and School Administrator
After a teaching career that spanned preK-8 over three states, Mr. Hall served 12 years as a principal in three Title I schools: Anderson Elementary in the Washoe County (Reno, NV) School District, and Sheridan Elementary and Shaw Middle in the Spokane (WA) Public Schools. Under his leadership, Anderson ES was the only Title I school in the State of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation; Sheridan ES earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement; and Shaw MS earned a Career & Life Readiness Award from the State of Washington.
Mr. Hall’s written works include authoring over a dozen articles on leadership and publishing six books, The First-Year Principal (Scarecrow Education, 2004), Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: A collaborative guide for coaches and school leaders (ASCD, 2008), Lead On! Motivational lessons for school leaders (Eye On Education, 2011) Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building your capacity for success in the classroom (ASCD, 2015), Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom (ASCD, 2016), The Principal Influence: A framework for building principals’ leadership capacity (ASCD, 2016), and Cultivating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Capacity-building for schoolwide success, ASCD, 2017).
For his tenacious and courageous leadership, Mr. Hall has been honored with ASCD’s Outstanding Young Educator Award (2004), Nevada’s Martin Luther King Jr Award (2005), and Phi Delta Kappan’s Emerging Leaders Award (2009), among others. He was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Excellence in Education (in Nevada, 2005) and was selected to sit on the National Education Association’s Great Public Schools Indicators Advisory Panel (2010-2011). He holds a National Principal Mentor Certificate from NAESP and serves as a trainer and coach for NAESP’s PALS mentoring program. He also provides extensive professional development services as an ASCD Faculty member.
Mr. Hall has worked as a personal consultant/mentor/motivational coach for school leaders, teachers, professional athletes, weekend golfers, stand-up comedians, firefighters, business executives, custodians, and more. A current resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, he speaks and consults internationally.
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