9. Sandra Hall – 2016 Delaware Teacher of the Year
She did not take the traditional route to become a teacher, as her background is in business administration. Her husband served in the US military and during his service they lived in Germany for ten years. It wasn’t until after his retirement and their return back to the US, did Sandra consider a career in teaching.
Recommended Book: First Days of School by Harry Wong, Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess
Educational Quote: “The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.” – Robert John Meehan
Final Period Before the Final Bell:
Morning Person or Night Owl:
Mac or PC:
Favorite Childhood Book:• Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
First Paying Job:
Favorite Television Show:
• Big Bang Theory
Who would you invite for dinner:
• My late Father
What would you do during an unexpected snow day?
• Hanging out with my daughters
Next Item on Bucket List:
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I had a great talk with Dan. Thank you! Please check out a poem that Dan has written to highlight his Rubik’s Cube experience with his students.