Title: President for the Junior High and Middle School Assembly (Retired)
Company: National Council of Teachers of English
Location: Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
Richard William Halle, Retired President for the Junior High and Middle School Assembly at National Council of Teachers of English, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English education.
With a desire to pursue a career in English education, Mr. Halle earned a bachelor’s degree in English and speech from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1985. After working as a teacher for more than three decades, he was appointed president of the Junior High/Middle School Assembly for the National Council of Teachers of English. Notably, the organization is dedicated to improving the teaching of English and language arts, as well as providing resources and community guidelines for teachers and educators who work outside the classroom.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Halle has been honored with an award in his name given out by the National Council of Teachers of English. Notably, the organization bestows the eponymous Richard W. Halle Award to a recipient at their national convention. Established in 1996, the award honors a junior high or middle level educator who has worked to promote understanding of the developmental needs and characteristics of young adolescents, especially regarding English language arts. He considers this award as his most notable achievement, alongside watching the success of his former students. Moreover, Mr. Halle was the first person to receive the Tom Hayes Memorial Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2000.
In addition to his primary work, Mr. Halle was one of six educators chosen to write the reading test for the U.S. government that was given in 1992 with educational testing services. He has also served as a consultant with Time Magazine, Scholastic Magazine, and Marvel Comics and has been an ad hoc teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield. A distinguished writer as well, Mr. Halle has published poetry and contributed a “What’s Poppin” article. Today, he maintains membership with the Masons, Lions and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Halle looks forward to returning to teaching at the age of 83 years old, as his goal is to remain active and continue helping students reach their full potential.
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