Pete Hall is a dynamic educator and speaker with a proven leadership track record. Hall served five years as a teacher, two years as an assistant principal, and twelve years as a principal. His teaching career spanned three states and included primary, intermediate, and middle school positions. He worked exclusively in Title I schools, including Anderson Elementary School, a turnaround school in Reno, Nev. When he took over as principal in 2002, Anderson Elementary was one of the only schools in Nevada to have failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for four consecutive years. Two short years later, it was the only Title I school in the state of Nevada to earn a "high-achieving" designation. For his tenacious and courageous leadership, Hall has been honored with ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (2004), Nevada's Martin Luther King Jr. Award (2005), and Phi Delta Kappan's Emerging Leaders Award (2009), among others. He was appointed to the Nevada Governor’s Commission on Excellence in Education in 2005 and was selected to sit on the National Education Association's Great Public Schools Indicators Advisory Panel in 2010.
Hall’s professional learning consulting primarily focuses on capacity building—building collective capacity through the cultivation of professional learning communities and building individual teacher capacity through differentiated supervision, feedback, and coaching support. He has provided professional development support, training, and coaching to leadership teams, administrators, teachers, and educators at all levels in over 30 states. Hall is a veteran conference presenter and keynote speaker at dozens of national, regional, state, and local education conferences, including the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, NAESP National Conference, and National Title I Annual Conference.
His published works include more than a dozen articles and six books: The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals (ASCD, 2016), Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom (ASCD, 2015), Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2015), Lead On! Motivational Lessons for School Leaders (Eye On Education, 2011), Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders (ASCD, 2008), and The First-Year Principal (Scarecrow Education, 2004).
Hall earned an EdS in educational leadership from University of Nevada-Reno, an EdM in elementary education from Boston University, and an AB in communications from University of California-Davis. He holds a National Principal Mentor Certificate from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and serves as a trainer and coach for the association's PALS mentoring program.