Children’s Center employee named region's top teacher
The children and staff at the Bill & Julia May Children’s Center at Brazosport College have long realized how talented and special Karen Hall is. Now, the rest of the Texas Gulf Coast region is learning this.
Hall, a lead educarer at the Bill & Julia May Children’s Center, was recently named the Teacher of the Year by the Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children.
Hall was nominated for the award by Brazosport College Early Childhood Development Professor Christine Webster and then had to go through an in-person evaluation by a Gulf Coast AEYC representative before being named for the prestigious award
“I’m so grateful for this,” Hall said. “I’ve been doing this for a long time and it’s so nice to be recognized in this way. I was surprised because I didn’t even know I was nominated.”
Hall has been teaching in the childcare industry for nearly 30 years, including more than 10 years at the college’s children center. Hall is one of the children’s center’s original staff members from when it opened its doors to the public in 2002.
“Karen’s knowledge of the industry is vast and her ability to work with both parents and children is phenomenal,” said Bill & Julia May Children’s Center Director Julie Littlefield. “She is a true gift to the industry, this children’s center and all the families we serve.”
Hall lives in Angleton with her husband, Sherman, and has two children. When not working, she enjoys spoiling her grandchild or volunteering for her church.