About Mrs. Hall

A bit about Mrs. Hall...

I love to teach because it is fun to always be learning something new, connecting with people, and hopefully making a difference in others' lives. My goal is to understand my students' strengths and set each of them up for success in whatever they want to do. I strive to develop and implement leadership and application opportunities for students so that they may extend their abilities, develop their skills and connect with real opportunities and people in our community. I teach students how to work in teams, be diplomatic, and be accountable to their roles and decisions by incorporating interactive activities and collaborative projects in every class. I also value using simulations because I believe that otherwise business can seem very abstract and students struggle to see the relevance, plus, they are fun! Here's a little information about my background, just in case you are curious…

Map of My Travels: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zsNHx_0xfY6g.kEHeojJ5-jfQ&usp=sharing  (I don't have my USA travels on this map yet)

Photo Slideshow: https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/chs-mrs-hall/about-the-teacher/pictures 

CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

·         National Board Certified Teacher - NBPTS – Career and Technical Education                    

2012

·         Colorado Professional Teacher License         *** CTE Credentials in Business & Marketing

Secondary Endorsements in English, Marketing & Business: Post-Secondary in Business

Renewed 2012

EDUCATION

·         Master of Arts in Education/ Secondary Teacher Education, University of Phoenix Online

2003 - 2005

·         Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Operational Management, University of CO

1999 - 2002

·         Semester at Sea (through University of Pittsburgh) 

2000

·         University of Redlands (Redlands, California), Volleyball Starter - Collegiate Letterman

1998 - 1999

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

·         Business Educator at Littleton High School, Littleton, Colorado

2005 – 2015

         - Classes taught: International Business, Business Communications, Personal Finance, Professional Employment Training, Business Principles, Business Technology 1 (Microsoft Office Suite), Adv. Bus. Tech 2, Integrated Bus. Tech 3 (Web Design, Database Design, Adobe Web Suite), Technology Studies, Administrator for Plato Online Credit Recovery

-  Mentored, taught, coached, encouraged, inspired and developed approximately 2,600 students during my 10 years at Littleton High School

 

·         Student Teaching - Business, Hayden High School, Hayden, Colorado – 7 classes

Spring 2005

·         Paraprofessional, Head Volleyball Coach and Substitute Teacher, Hayden HS, Hayden, CO

2003 – 2005

·         Snowboard Instructor (Vail & Steamboat, CO), Adaptive Ski Instructor (Aspen, CO), Horsemanship/Riding Instructor (Granby & Steamboat)

1999 - 2004

 

LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • Colorado Marketing Education Association Board Member                                                      2016 - Present
  • Conifer High School CTE Lead                                                                                                      2016 - Present
  • Jefferson County Public School Business & Marketing Content Lead                                      2016 - Present

            ·         Colorado Business & Marketing Content Team Member: Support and                                 advise the State Program Director for Business & Marketing

·         Standards Alignment Team Member – align National Business Standards to             Colorado Math and Language Arts Standards for the State of Colorado

·         Assessment Writing Cohort – development of standardized Business                         assessment

2009 - Present

·         CTE Department Chair:  Develop business curriculum and course paths in collaboration with Special Education, Counseling, Administration and Department Teachers; Manage Budget, Purchases, and course & teacher schedules; Manage department of 5 to 7 teachers

·         Responsible for hiring and supervising CTE Department paraprofessional

·         Member of the Hiring Committees for 2 Business Teachers, School Librarian

·         Member of LHS Mission Re-Development Team

·         Member of the STEM Committee and course development team

·         Presented strategies to faculty about engaging low-income students (Ruby Payne’s tactics)

·         Technology Committee - developed a plan for the use of the school computer labs

2006 - 2015

·         FBLA Advisor (1 Year); FBLA & DECA Advisor Assistant/ Chaperone at Districts & State

2005 – 2015

·         Student-Teacher Host (Spring 2009);  New Teacher Mentor (2006 – 2007, 2012 - 2013)

 

·         District Business Advisory Member; Advisory Chair (2006 – 2007)

2005 – 2015

·         Professional Learning Community Facilitator/ Leader

2006 – 2015

·         60+ Credit Hours of additional training, conferences, classes, and professional development in Literacy, Personal Finance, Economics, Student Engagement, CTE, Software, GIS, etc.

since 2005

HONORS AND AWARDS

         ·         Colorado Marketing Education Association  New Marketing Teacher of the Year                               2017

·         Colorado Community College System CTE Secondary Teacher of the Year

2010

·         Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education New Teacher of the Year      

2009

·         Mountain-Plains Business Education Association “Rookie” Teacher of the Year          

2009

·         Global Virtual Classroom Website contest – LHS class placed Internationally: 1st in 2007, 4th in 2008,  3rdin 2009, 2nd in 2010, 3rd in 2011, 1st in 2012, 1st in 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

·         Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education/ Association for Career and Technical Education/ National Association of Classroom Educators in Business Education

·         Colorado Business Educators/ Mountain-Plains BEA/ NBEA/ International Society of Business Educators  

·         Foundation for Teaching Economics Professional Teachers Assoc./ Global Association of Teachers of Economics

·         Professional Member of FBLA and DECA                                                                       

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

·         Presenter: Conclave Conference by MBA Research in Superior, CO - Collaborative Online Projects for Computer Applications/Business Technology Classes

June 2012

·         Round Table Facilitator: Conclave Conference  – Developing Students’ Soft Skills

June 2012

·         Presenter - Host a Student/Professional Networking Event - Mountain Plains Business Educators Association Conference, Colorado Association of Career & Technical Education Conference

June 2010

July 2009

·         Presenter - CBE Fall Conference

·         Representing Colorado Council on Economics Education at Pre-Conference Sessions

·         Incorporating Literacy into Business Classes - round table sessions

Sept. 2008

·         Presenter - concurrent session in 2007 on getting students to collaborate in the classroom and a variety of project opportunities online for students - CACTE Summer Conference

July 2007

 RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

·         Owner and Manager, Hall’s Ranch Horse Boarding

2010 - Present

·         Paralegal for Gary Engle, Weiss and Van Scoyk, LLP, Steamboat Springs, CO

Write legal documents, manage communications & calendar, consult with clients             

2003 - 2004

·         Membership Director, Better Business Bureau: Routt & Moffat Counties, CO               Contact and consult new and current members, manage accounts, develop media relations and PR Campaigns

2003 – 2004

·         Marketing Research Assistant, Vail Resorts, Vail, CO                                                

Conduct market research and write weekly report on the ski industry and Front Range Clientele

2000 – 2002

·         Wrangler, Office Assistant, Restaurant Hostess/Line Runner, Veterinary Assistant, Barn Hand, etc - Fantastic life, people, leadership, and learning opportunities through multiple experiences!

1990 – 2004

CIVIC & COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Pleasant Park 4-H Horse Project Leader                                                                                   2014 - 2015

·         Volunteer Soccer Coach for 5-6 year olds through Foothills Parks and Recreation District

2009

·         Host to Computer/English teacher from Kenya for observation, cultural exchange, connecting resources and sharing of best-practices – coordinated through non-profit, not affiliated with LHS

2008, 2012

·         Economic Development Council Member, Town of Hayden, CO                                     

 2005

·         Business Plan Developer, Madison River Guest Ranch: West Yellowstone, Montana      

        Develop a business plan and presentation for the property owners and venture capitalists

2001

·         Legal Assistant for Legislative Action, EMR Network and CARE: Washington, D.C.     

      Lobby Senators and Representatives, prepare the PowerPoint presentation and participate in a Congressional Staff Briefing on the effects of electromagnetic radiation

2001

·         Women’s College Club Volleyball Coach, University of Colorado: Boulder                     Instruct the college club team in volleyball skills, drills, and plays; facilitate team cohesion

2000 - 2001



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