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Hall named Chesapeake Academy academic dean

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Dr. James Hall

Chesapeake Academy Head of School Julianne Keesee has announced that Dr. James Hall will serve as the school’s new academic dean. “Dr. Hall will initiate, implement, and oversee the day-to day-academic and co-curricular operations of the school, ensuring that the strategic goals of the academic and co-curricular programs are met. He will serve on the school’s administrative team and be a valuable resource for teachers and parents alike. James Hall has the energy, enthusiasm, expertise and collaborative skills to lead our dynamic faculty, and we are delighted to have him join Chesapeake Academy.”

Hall holds a master of arts in middle grades education and a doctor of education in curriculum and instruction from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He received his bachelor of arts degree in history from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Hall served as an Associate Dean of Middle and Upper School and Teacher at Lake Norman Christian School in Davidson, North Carolina; as 5th grade teacher at Southlake Christian Academy in Huntersville, N.C., and as a sixth grade teacher at Trinity Christian Academy in Lake Worth, Florida. 

He published in the AMLE Magazine on new perspectives on student engagement in April of 2015.

Hall was awarded Excellence in Teaching from the Marion Park Deaver and Harry Gilbert Deaver Foundation, and he holds a certification as a Curriculum Instruction Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

“Hall’s approach to teaching is very student centered and focuses on the project based inquiry that characterizes Chesapeake Academy’s program,” said Keesee. “He understands students’ needs as well as effective curriculum development.”

posted 07.19.2017

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