Teacher feature on Mrs. Hall


Sydney Curry

Teacher Mrs. Hall smiling confidently into the camera looking great.

Sydney Curry, Staff Writer

At which school in the district do you teach?

I began my career teaching at the high school, then I moved to the “tuna can” which is now Chipperfield Elementary. At the time it was 5,6,7 and 8 and had no walls/open concept teaching.  When junior high opened, I taught there for five years. Lastly, the year the middle school opened I was on maternity leave, but I came back in 2006 and have been at the SMS since then!

What grade (s) do you teach?

I currently teach 7th-grade social studies,

 What subject(s) do you teach? 

The ancient world.

 How long have you been teaching at SASD? 

This is hard for me to believe, but I have been teaching for 27 years and am currently working on my 28th year!

What do you find most surprising about your job?

Overall, I think students have changed with technology and social media.  Maybe it is not surprising, but they are much more aware of the world around them and get influenced both in positive and negative ways.  I would add that my advice for students is to be more present in life and less on their cell phones.

What is one piece of advice you would share with your students?

I would tell them to be open-minded, listen to others, not be afraid to ask questions or try new things, and work hard for their goals in life.

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? 

I would be Elastigirl aka Mrs. Incredible.  She can stretch her body, bend, or twist to solve many problems.  As a teacher and a mother, I feel like this is a quality I already have, but to have a super suit would be even cooler.