2017-05-18 / Front Page

Hall Appointed To Lead Central Fulton District

New superintendent hired last week
By Jean Snyder

Dr. Michelle Hall Dr. Michelle Hall The Central Fulton School District’s Board of Directors hired Dr. Michelle Hall as its new superintendent at the regular board meeting last week. Hall will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of current superintendent Dixie Paruch in June.

Hall, whose duties will begin July 1, 2017, was hired for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020, at a starting salary of $96,000.

A county native, Hall graduated from Forbes Road High School and went on to obtain both a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Shippensburg University. She received her principal’s certification and superintendent letter of eligibility from Shippensburg University and received her doctoral degree in educational leadership and administration from Point Park University, Pittsburgh.

Hall began her teaching career in Washington County, Md., working at Salem Avenue and Potomac Heights elementary schools in Hagerstown. After eight years in grades two and three, she taught at Forbes Road Elementary for five years, teaching grades two, one, and pre-K. Hall then became the elementary principal at Fannett-Metal School District. After four years, she moved to Chestnut Ridge School District as the director of curriculum and instruction for Pre-K through grade 12. She has been there for seven years, with three of those years in a dual role, also serving as the elementary principal of New Paris Elementary.

She also taught an educational leadership college course as an adjunct professor at Shippensburg University.

Hall told the “News,” “As I begin this next chapter in my career, I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve Fulton County students again. My hope is to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure the best possible public education for our students. Together, we will inspire our students to be successful, happy, healthy members of our community or wherever life may take them. We will guarantee that Central Fulton students will have a strong foundation, right here in a Fulton County public school system.”

Hall is married to Pete Hall and they have two children: Olivia, 18, and Grayson, 16. Both attend Forbes Road. They reside in Three Springs, Pa.

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