The Presidential Award is one of the nation’s highest teaching honors bestowed by the United States government. It is an honor to be recognized as sharing the same expertise and dedication as the nation’s top teaching core who demonstrate deep content knowledge and can motivate and enable students to be successful in the mathematics and science subject areas. I have been able to grow professionally by digging deep into a subject area while producing high student achievement in my classroom.

Lindsay Hall Springdale, AR | K-6, Mathematics, 2020

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Lindsay Hall has been an educator for 15 years and has spent the last three years teaching all subject areas in third and fourth grade with a focus in mathematics at Bernice Young Elementary School, a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School. She previously taught at Elza Tucker Elementary School for 12 years. Lindsay creates a classroom community focusing on growth mindset in mathematics where her students enjoy pursuing learning and challenging one another to grow. Students in her classroom learn how to facilitate their own mathematics discussions and pursue learning at the level that is just right for them. Because of the community she has built within her own classroom, Lindsay has influenced many teachers throughout her building as well as the district. Other educators want to learn how this type of community is built and therefore seek her out for her expertise. She eagerly shares her knowledge on building a classroom community with productive student-led mathematical discussions by presenting at local and state mathematics conferences. Lindsay has served on the district mathematics lesson planning collaboration team to design and plan virtual district mathematics lessons for the 2020-2021 school year as well as the district mathematics cadre committee to implement district mathematics units at the school level. Lindsay uses her skills and passion about the subject to inspire her colleagues by leading book studies and professional development at her school. Lindsay has a B.S. in early childhood education with a pre-kindergarten through fourth grade certification in all subject areas from Arkansas Tech University and an M.S. in educational theory and practice from Arkansas State University. Lindsay is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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