Sherri Hall, assistant professor of education, is inspired every day by her drive to help kids become literate and learn the joy of getting lost in a good book.
Hall earned her bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University in Ohio and her master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She completed additional post-master’s work at Ohio University and Wright State University in Ohio, including mentor training, classroom research and portfolio assessment.
“As an undergrad, I started out as a music education major – my first love – in a comprehensive program,” Hall said. “Violin class did me in. I knew I still wanted to teach, so I moved to speech and theatre. My academic adviser suggested for employability that I add an English major to that. Ironically, it’s the English that kept me teaching and first got me to Franklin College.”
Before coming to Franklin in 2002, Hall taught for 20 years in public schools and served as an adjunct faculty member at several other colleges. Currently, Hall is Franklin’s director of secondary teacher education and a coordinator of secondary field placements for the Education Department.
“Each year I get phone calls from principals and superintendents with job openings wanting to know if we have any Franklin College students available,” Hall said. “This sometimes occurs even before the jobs are posted. The administrators tell us that our students know what they’re doing from day one. I attribute that to our extensive field program.”
In addition to teaching, Hall has advised students from various majors, supervised education majors in multiple classroom placements and mentored 11 teachers. Hall is also a member of seven professional associations, including the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. She has presented at various conferences and published numerous works, such as articles and reports.
She serves as adviser to Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, for which she is a five-time Kappa Delta Rho National Adviser of the Year award winner. Hall is a past president of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin, the organization KDR’s philanthropic efforts often benefit.
Hall’s proudest contributions to Franklin College are her work with education majors and members of KDR.
Hall is available to discuss the Education Department and what a Franklin College liberal arts degree as an education major or minor can do for you. Schedule a visit by contacting the Office of Admissions at (800) 852-0232.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. Students enjoy the comfort and safety of suburban living, while also experiencing the many opportunities Indianapolis has to offer with a short 20-minute drive to downtown. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its more than 1,000 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in 51 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 42 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and five cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.