Georgia Charter Schools Association is excited to announce that Chevonne Hall will serve as a conference keynote speaker during the 2019 Georgia Charter Schools Conference, Feb. 13-15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Hall joined the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women as its principal in July 2015. The Baltimore Leadership School is a sixth through twelfth grade public school in Baltimore City. As principal, 100 percent of the graduating Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 were accepted to college and 17 percent of the student body achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Hall and several students at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women were also recently featured in the documentary film “STEP.”
Prior to being appointed as principal, Hall served as a Program Evaluator for School Performance and Effectiveness in the Office of Achievement and Accountability with Baltimore City Public Schools. In this role, Hall has evaluated more than 50 percent of the district’s schools. Additionally, Hall served in various founding capacities with a charter school management organization in New York. Some of her founding roles have included: High School Coordinator, Upper School Social Studies Coordinator, Dean of Students and Director of the Boys Mentorship Program. As a founding staff member, Hall secured more than $500,000 in scholarships for middle school students to attend highly selective independent day and boarding schools throughout the northeastern United States. Hall began her career in education as a middle school Social Studies and Science teacher in Brooklyn, New York.
Hall has also served as a consultant on projects with the United States Department of Education, the DC Trust, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for DC, New Leaders for New Schools, the New Teacher Project, and various middle schools in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, an M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies from Brooklyn College; a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Columbia University’s School of Business and completed post-graduate studies in educational leadership and administration at the College of Saint Rose.
As a native New Yorker, Hall enjoys cooking globally inspired cuisines and salsa dancing. Her memberships and volunteer service in both Brooklyn and Baltimore have included: the Junior League of Brooklyn (business etiquette workshops and the Belle of the Ball prom dress drive), College Summit-National Capital Region, On Eagles’ Wings Church of New York, and the Carter Memorial Church of Baltimore.