Coach Hall Wins REB Award

Fine Arts Department Chair Jeff "Coach" Hall just received a $10,500 REB Award for Teaching Excellence. Coach Hall will use his award to travel to Europe this summer to compare and contrast contemporary art and architecture across the continent.

"Winning this award is a very humbling experience," said Coach Hall. "The quality of the teachers with whom I was competing was exceptional, and this opportunity will be a highlight of my career."

REB Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1988 to recognize public school teachers in the metropolitan Richmond area who “have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.” Each year, grants of up to $12,000 are given to approximately fifteen teachers to support their professional development activities.

Current Governor’s School teachers who have received this award in the past include Denise Yagel, Lisa Williams, and Kerry Sheppard from the English department, John Barnes from the Mathematics department, and John Wilkes from the Social Studies department.