Hall retires after serving 38 years as K-12 educator

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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JoAnne Hall cuts her cake at a retirement party held last week in Bella Vista. Hall taught and served as a librarian in the Decatur School District for 33 years.

JoAnne Hall cuts her cake at a retirement party held last week in Bella Vista. Hall taught and served as a librarian in the Decatur School District for 33 years.

Longtime Decatur teacher and librarian JoAnne Hall celebrated her retirement with friends, family and colleagues at the Highlands Restaurant in Bella Vista on Wednesday.

Hall has served for 38 years as a teacher, 33 of which she spent at the Decatur School District.

She began her career in teaching, first in Nashville, Tenn., and then in El Paso, Texas, before settling in Decatur. Hall spent herfirst 12 years in Decatur teaching at the elementary level, before moving into the position of high school librarian, she said.

Over the years, Hall has seen a number of teachers come and go, but caring for the students has kept her in Decatur. Only two or three of the teachers that were in Decatur ...


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