Title: Public School Music Teacher
Company: Dekalb County Board of Education
Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
E. Louise Hall, Public School Music Teacher for the Dekalb County Board of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
In preparation for her career, Ms. Hall attended Clarke University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. She continued her academic pursuits at Georgia State University, earning a Master of Arts in 1962 From there, she ventured into her career as an educator. Ms. Hall has served the Dekalb County Board of Education for the entirety of her career, acting as a counselor at Briar Lake Elementary School, additionally serving the district as a general public school teacher and a music teacher. She recalls always having a knack for music—at five years old, she constantly played the piano, and her parents encouraged her passion, putting her in piano lessons. By the third grade, Ms. Hall directed the rhythm band of her local high school at their homecoming game, and by seventh grade, she served as the piano player for three churches.
Though she enjoyed an innate knack for playing by ear, Ms. Hall knew that formally learning the craft would aid her pursuit of music as a career. In addition to her talent, she was inspired to pursue teaching by her mother—she was an elementary school teacher for 50 years, and remarkably began teaching at age 13 thanks to her intellectual gifts. She went on to receive a master’s degree and raise seven children. Throughout Ms. Hall’s accomplished career, she has endeavored to follow her mother’s example.
In addition to her primary professional pursuits, Ms. Hall has served as the minister of music and the choir director at the Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church, and maintains affiliation with the Theta Phi Beta sorority. Growing up, Ms. Hall worked as a maid for a wealthy couple during her high school years, and is immensely grateful for the support they gave her—during her higher education, the couple provided her with financial support. Later in life, after starting her own family, she returned to reunite with the wife of the couple. Ms. Hall advises future professionals to find whatever vocation provides the most gratification—she believes wholeheartedly in the old adage: “When you enjoy your job, you never work a day in your life.”
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