YOUNGSTOWN — Eric Hall has been selected as the new director of Summit Academy — Youngstown.
Hall will take over the position in the 2021-22 school year. Classes start Aug. 19 at the school at 144 N. Schenley Ave.
Most recently, Hall was a dean and assistant principal for STEAM Academy in Warren. His previous posts include school attendance administrator for the Irving Independent School District, assistant principal for J.O. Davis Elementary School and dean of students for Nimitz High School, all in Irving, Texas.
Hall serves as an associate minister at Third Baptist Church in Youngstown and has more than 10 years of experience as a certified K-12 special education teacher. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years and has experience as a crisis counselor, juvenile detention officer and youth counselor.
Hall earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Grambling State University. He received his Master of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“My hope for the upcoming school year is to create an academic environment in which students not only excel, but exceed,” Hall said in a news release. “The only asset greater than the acquisition of knowledge is the application.”Summit Academy — Youngstown serves students from kindergarten through seventh grade. The school specializes in educating diverse learners, such as those with ADHD and autism, and is a tuition-free, nonprofit community school, according to its website.