Connie Hall, a dedicated kindergarten teacher at Lloyd Diedrichsen Elementary School in Sparks, Nevada, has been honored with the prestigious title of the 2023 Nevada Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during a special ceremony attended by Governor Steve Sisolak and Schools Superintendent Jhone Ebert.
Expressing her gratitude and humility, Hall remarked, “It’s very humbling for me to have been chosen from some of the finest teachers in the state and to have the opportunity to represent the over 27,000 teachers in Nevada.”
Governor Sisolak lauded Hall’s impact on future leaders, saying, “In her 14 years of service to Nevada’s public schools and her decades of teaching, Mrs. Hall has inspired future leaders through her steadfast belief that every student can achieve.”
Known for her high expectations and belief in her students, Hall has created a model classroom where excellence is the norm. State Superintendent Jhone Ebert commended her, stating, “Her classroom has long been a model for her colleagues, and I’m so proud that this well-deserved recognition as our State Teacher of the Year will continue to elevate her leadership and positively impact our entire education system.”
Having embarked on her teaching career in 1994, Hall has been instrumental in guiding young learners on their educational journey and equipping them with the necessary skills to master complex concepts. As the 2023 Nevada Teacher of the Year, Connie Hall will go on to represent the Silver State in the National Teacher of the Year competition, showcasing the excellence and commitment to education found in Nevada’s classrooms.
Hall’s colleagues and school administration expressed their pride and appreciation for her unwavering dedication to students. Principal Ryan Doetch praised her passion and commitment, stating, “Mrs. Hall is a passionate educator who puts her students first. She is motivated by student success and is dedicated to creating lasting relationships with every child.”
The announcement also recognized the four finalists for the 2023 Nevada Teacher of the Year award, highlighting the exceptional contributions of Southwest Career and Technical Academy’s Laura Jeanne Penrod, Canyon Springs High School’s Jaime Tadrzynski, Empire Elementary School’s Adrienne Wiggins and McGill Elementary School’s Michaela Marich.
Connie Hall’s recognition as the 2023 Nevada Teacher of the Year is a testament to her passion for teaching, her dedication to student success, and her ability to inspire and uplift the entire education community. Her commitment to building meaningful relationships and fostering a love of learning in her students will continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches.