Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Elementary Education) & Master of Education (Reading) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. (Educational Administration) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Superintendent endorsement and an evaluator’s license in Iowa.
Dr. Kris Hall
I wish to take this opportunity to formally thank the Board of Control for allowing me the opportunity to be the Career Technology Education Academy (CTE) Director. This is my 40th year in education (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Iowa). I have been an elementary, junior high, and high school teacher; reading specialist; talented and gifted coordinator; elementary principal; central office administrator; and Transportation Manager. I have recently retired (3/30/18) after 28 years in the Dubuque Community School District in Dubuque (the last eight as Transportation Manager).
I was the Table Mound Elementary School Principal in Dubuque for nine years. Table Mound Elementary is one of the original New American Schools Development Corporation sites for Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound (ELOB), a school reform design.
As a seven-year, central office administrator (Executive Director), my duties included equity and diversity (harassment, bullying, and discrimination incident reports), safety and security, and wellness (activities/athletics, food service, and health services). I was also the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title IX Compliance Officer, and Level I Investigator for Iowa Administrative Code 280-102. I was the chairperson of the district's Education Equity Advisory Committee and coordinated the district’s co-mediation services and school/business partnerships. I was also the liaison for the district’s Foundation and the City of Dubuque’s “faces & voices” initiative.
The Dubuque Community School District’s Transportation Department provides over 1,000,000 safe miles per year (which includes 250 plus bus routes and over 1,500 activities and field trips). Several of my charges were to bring about change (especially with technology); improve the positive culture of the department, improve communication, and become more service-oriented to families and staff. The Transportation Department provides bumper-to-bumper service for 84 buses and approximately 40 additional district vehicles (Buildings & Grounds and school vans).
I have a Bachelor of Science (Elementary Education) and Master of Education (Reading) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. (Educational Administration) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I hold a superintendent endorsement and an evaluator’s license in Iowa. I was also a Loras College adjunct professor in Criminal Justice for several years.
I have also participated in the writing of several successful grants (Dubuque Racing Association, Iowa Public Television, and Vision Iowa). I have been on negotiations as a teacher and as an administrator for administrators, attendants, drivers, food service, mechanics, nurses, secretaries, teachers, and truckers.
I was the chairperson of the Dubuque Community School District's Safety and Security Committee. The Safety & Security Committee membership included emergency personnel from the City of Dubuque, City of Asbury, Dubuque County, and Jackson County. The committee also included representatives from the Dubuque Community School District, Western Dubuque School District, Holy Family Catholic Schools, Emmaus College, Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque.
I look forward to this opportunity to be the Eagle Ridge Vocational Delivery System and Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy Director. Thank you!