ACS Graduate Tom Hall Named 2017 New York High School Principal of the Year - 4/5/2017

ACS Graduate Tom Hall Named 2017 New York High School Principal of the Year-4/5/2017

Dr. Tom Hall, a 1992 graduate of Adirondack Central School (ACS), Boonville, current principal of Brighton High School, has been named the 2017 New York High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State. After graduating from high school, Hall earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Rochester in 1995, school administrator certificate from SUNY Brockport in 1998, and doctorate of education from the University of Rochester in May 2008. Dr. Hall first started at Brighton High School as a biology teacher in 1996. In 2001, he became assistant principal at Newark, but returned to Brighton as assistant principal in 2002. He later acted as principal at French Road Elementary School before becoming Brighton High School principal in 2012. “Brighton High School has been my home for over 21 years," Dr. Hall said. “I can honestly say that I love my job and love the people I get to work with each and every day. I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition. This would have never happened though without the support of our incredible team of positive, caring and energetic students, parents, faculty, staff, Board of Education members, and administrators. It is an honor to serve this community.” Brighton School Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan had high praise for Hall. “Never can I recall feeling as though an honor was more deservedly or accurately being awarded,” he said. “Dr. Hall has been nothing less than a consummate professional, an outstanding leader, a thoughtful colleague, and a passionate advocate for the children and staff that he works with. Dr. Hall, who resides with his wife Colleen in Palmyra, will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 5 in Albany. Planning to attend the ceremony are his proud parents, Rich and Elaine Hall, of Boonville.