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CMMS science teacher receives MSI Distinguished Teacher Award from the Museum of Science & Industry


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LEADER IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: CMMS 7th grade science teacher, Ms. Myetta Ali, (right) shares a smile with CMMS principal Kokona Chrisos at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (MSI) where Ms. Ali received the Lester Crown MSI Distinguished Teacher Award for her extraordinary dedication to her students and the science teaching profession.

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Dr. Nakia K. Hall  
Board of Education
Title: President
Dr. Nakia Hall


Education

Dr. Hall earned an associate degree from Prairie State College. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She was also a recipient of various scholarships, including one by the Officers’ Wives’ Club of the United States Marine Corps. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling and School Counseling, as well as a Doctorate of Education in Ethical Leadership.

Experience

Dr. Hall has been involved in her community for many years. She is the president of the non-profit organization, Overflowing Well Ministries, which provides food, clothing, counseling, toys and other necessities to local families in need. She has been involved on various educational committees including but not limited to: the Early Learning Center PTO (founding board member and vice president), Coretta Scott King Magnet School (parent volunteer), Illinois Association of School Boards' Three River's division (program chair), Midwest PBIS statewide leadership team (member), Association for Positive Behavior Support (board member) and various local and statewide education committees and councils. 

She is a former elementary education school teacher, cheerleading instructor and Girl Scout troop leader. She is currently a professor of dissertational studies, education consultant and a certified family counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. She also holds an Illinois elementary teaching certificate and school counseling certificate, and is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society, American Family Association, National Association of Professional Women, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Hall has been recognized by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) in their Master Board Member program, and is a recognized board member in the National School Board Association's (NSBA) recognition program.


Personal

Dr. Hall is a wife and the mother of four children - all of which are academic scholars and athletes. She is an ordained minister and counselor in her local church. She is the author of an inspirational book entitled, Sitting at His Feet: When Standing Isn’t Enough, an inspirational guide to spiritual devotion.

Dr. Hall believes in being a student of lifelong learning. She makes it a point to attend board member workshops and trainings, as well as forge memberships with various national school board organizations. She spends her spare time speaking at engagements, advocating for quality education legislatively, reading, and volunteering in CM201-U schools, having fun with family, and rooting for her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. She also has a love of writing poetry and singing. She has a sincere passion for helping youth discover their treasures within, and a strong desire to be a distinctive voice in her community.

Dr. Hall hopes to constantly bring to the board a renewed sense of community, parental involvement, strong leadership and a valuable and effective educational experience for all children. She believes in building strong relationships and support systems within the CM201-U community, while embracing and appreciating the qualities that make us all diverse.

 

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