Twin Falls Teacher of the Month: October
Born and raised in the Magic Valley, Cliff Hall graduated from Twin Falls High School and, after studies that took him from CSI to University of Utah, graduating from Boise State University and getting his certification from Lewis & Clark State College, he ultimately realized his place was in the front of a classroom. Cliff tested the waters by first becoming a substitute for the Twin Falls School District and was hired full-time the next year. He began his career at Robert Stuart Middle School, moved (with the insistence of Judy Watson and Wiley Dobbs) to O’Leary Junior High, and, after nine years of being the only Speech teacher there, he helped open Canyon Ridge High School from where he hopes to retire. On top of his 9th grade Speech classes, Cliff is also the CRHS Debate and Competitive Speaking Coach along with Stacie Gardner. Cliff’s appreciation of communication and the importance—especially at this juncture in our technological world— for students to be coherent and civilized in their discourse, his goal is to help nurture young people who will be wise, generous, and caring citizens. Although he has received honors in the past, this particular award means more than all of them put together. Considering who and where the votes came from, this is honestly his career highlight and sincerely thanks all who made it possible.
Language Arts Teacher
Canyon Ridge High School
Twin Falls School District