Walter Hall began his teaching career as an elementary STEM educator at Morehead School of Math Science, and Environmental studies in Charlotte, North Carolina. He led a project to transform a PreK – 5 Elementary school into a K-8 STEM School. Walter served as an administrator and developed programs and coursework for the district’s STEM magnet high school Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. After serving at the school level Walter moved to the central office to help support and develop magnet schools as a theme integration specialist and most recently the director of magnet programs. Walter currently supports 70 schools, 11 themes, and over 90 programs with a team of three specialists and an executive secretary. Support includes coaching administrative staff, and teachers, within their efforts to expand and implement magnet programs within the district’s vision to lead with choice in providing an experience for students that shapes the opportunity for their future.
Walter believes that it is important to leverage the power of relationships with families, school staff, and district leaders to provide guidance, influence, and advocacy for students and families to have the opportunity to maximize academic success through relevant theme-based experiences.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.