Atlanta Public Schools issues statement on the passing of Dr. Beverly L. Hall

For Immediate Release                                                                       March 2, 2015

Atlanta Public Schools Issues Statement on the passing of Dr. Beverly L. Hall

ATLANTA—Atlanta Public Schools (APS) learned today of the passing of former APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall.

APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen has issued the following statement: “We offer our condolences to the family of Dr. Hall. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Atlanta Board of Education Chair Courtney D. English also shared the following: “On behalf of the Atlanta Board of Education, we offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Beverly Hall and encourage all to respect her family’s privacy in their moment of grief.”

A nationally recognized educator, Dr. Hall was appointed as the 15th superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools in 1999. She served until her retirement in 2010.

As APS Superintendent, Dr. Hall shepherded strategic initiatives including more than $40 million in grants for mathematics, science, teacher effectiveness and small schools. Also under her leadership, APS built and renovated dozens of schools and facilities throughout the district.

Dr. Hall earned a Doctor of Education from Fordham University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Oglethorpe University. She obtained a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from The City University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College. Prior to her post in Atlanta, Dr. Hall was state district superintendent of the Newark Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of New Jersey. Before then, she served as deputy chancellor for instruction of the New York City Public Schools; superintendent, Community School District 27, Queens, New York; and principal, Junior High School 113 and Public School 282, Brooklyn, New York.

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