Roseboro-Salemburg Middle’s Hall makes us proud

Roseboro-Salemburg Middle’s Olivia Hall has put Sampson County and Sampson County Schools on the map once again, all because she is an amazing teacher who works hard every single day for the students in her classroom.

Hall was named the state’s 2015-16 Regional Teacher of the Year (for the Sandhills Region) earlier this week, in a surprise announcement that caught the educator off guard but was no surprise to those who know what an excellent job she does in the classroom each and every day.

In Hall, Sampson County Schools has an amazing individual willing to go the extra mile for her students. Using innovation steeped in genuine concern for the middle-schoolers in her class, she has, her colleagues have said, been an inspiration to many.

“She fills her students with hope and encouragement to ensure their futures look bright,” noted R-S principal Sheila Peterson in a Wednesday Sampson Independent article about Hall. “She believes as a team we can do anything.”

As a Lakewood graduate and as an educator who returned to her roots to give back, Hall has set an amazing example, one in which she and all of Sampson can take great pride.

We congratulate her on the honor, we wish her the best as she continues to compete for the state’s highest educational honor, but most of all we thank her for caring for students and working hard every day to see that they receive the best education possible.