A left turn on the road of education helped Nathan Hall end up right where he belongs in the Corinth School District.
The newly appointed central office administrator said he didn’t originally envision a career in education.
A Tupelo native, Hall grew up playing soccer in high school and at Meridian Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University where he planned to complete a degree in accounting. A semester from graduation, he found himself sitting in a classroom and realizing he was on the wrong path and wasn’t going to be happy in his chosen career.
He changed his major to education and began a career that’s led him to his current spot in leadership for the local district.
“I just really enjoyed being around and working with children. I knew I could be there and be a good influence,” he said.
He began as a teacher in New Albany before spending two years in the Corinth district as a math teacher and boys and girls soccer coach in 2001-2003. He and his wife, Corinth Middle School Assistant Principal Allison Hall, moved to the Jackson area and later back to Tupelo before returning to Corinth in 2013 when he became principal at Corinth Middle School.
His new job as an administrator has him focused on numerous projects including the renovation and redevelopment of the former East Corinth Elementary School property into a location for the district’s innovative C-Tech program and other activities, seeking grants for a variety of new projects and other programs and projects in the district.
He’s excited about the work at the former elementary school property and about C-Tech which offers a variety of programs including culinary arts, law and safety, robotics and more and is planned for expansion into more areas to meet the interests and needs of students and help them earn certifications as well as personal and career skills.
Hall said his career has allowed him to grow from a classroom teacher focused on a small group of students to see more and more of the big picture and become involved in education in a more expansive way. It’s a constant learning experience that he said allows him to help all the district’s educators have the tools they need to deliver a top quality education for students.
The administrator said he loves being involved in so many different projects and the constant opportunity to learn about something new and innovative.
“You learn something new every day,” he said.
He and his wife have two daughters, 16-year-old Emma and 14-year-old Maddie, who are both active in numerous sports and activities keeping the family busy. They also love to travel and are often on the road visiting family as well as exploring the world.
An avid runner, Hall said he also looks forward each morning to getting up early and running before starting the day in the office.