High School Faculty Member and Cross Country Coach Mr. Shane Hall was name FPD’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hall has been at FPD for 6 years and his love for his students and the Lord is evident in everything he does.

Below are some comments from Principal Kitchell and some of Mr. Hall’s students on why Mr. Hall is an excellent selection for this year’s award.

Mr. Kitchell: “For Shane Hall, students are not just numbers in seats, but individuals with a unique story. He inspires them to be better people and always points them to Christ. His love for his students has no bounds, and he sees his work here as a calling. He is a new husband, a head coach, he is working on his masters, he teaches an overload, and he never complains. He works tirelessly to be the best history teacher he can be to the glory of God, and FPD is lucky to have him. When new alum come back to campus they always want to see Mr. Hall.”

From students:
“Mr. Hall cares about our hearts. He doesn’t just teach us, but loves us.”

“Mr. Hall makes history interesting, and lets us explore.”

“I think Mr. Hall should be teacher of the year because he wouldn’t let me fail. When I stopped doing my work he did everything he could to get me going again. And he is the only person I can remember who prayed for me out loud by my name.”

FPD’s Teacher of the Year award, given in memory of William Harris Bragg, is given to a teacher who displays Christian Character, Professional Excellence, Concern for Students, and a Commitment to FPD. Any current faculty member who has taught at FPD for a minimum of three years may be nominated. A faculty member may be nominated by his or her peers, student leaders, or by a member of the board of trustees. Final determination is the sole responsibility of the selection committee which consist of the school principals, assistant headmaster and headmaster.

Congratulations Mr. Hall!