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District Teacher of the Year

Each year, teachers from across Rhode Island represent their individual LEAs as District Teachers of the Year.

Each District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) will serve as a liaison between the district and the RI Department of Education to share information about state initiatives, attend full and half day professional learning sessions focused on DTOY leadership, collaborate with DTOYs from across the state, and have the opportunity to apply to represent all Rhode Island educators as the 2025 State Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Hall. His application won him the title of Davies' District Teacher of the Year.

Please join Mr. Hall as he carries the torch at Waterfires: Salute to Educators on Saturday, September 21st. Activities begin at 5:30pm with sunset at 6:30pm.

Ryan Hall with Director Watkins, Katie Hall, and Harry Hall.

Davies Career and Technical High School Honors Social Studies Teacher Ryan Hall as District Teacher of the Year

Lincoln, RI, May 29, 2024—Davies Career and Technical High School proudly announces Ryan Hall's selection as the District Teacher of the Year. Among numerous esteemed educators nominated for this prestigious accolade, Ryan emerged as the deserving recipient, reflecting his exceptional dedication and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A rigorous selection process ensued, wherein five outstanding candidates applied for the coveted title. Their applications, carefully anonymized, were meticulously evaluated by Davies' District Evaluation Committee, utilizing a comprehensive rubric to ensure fairness and transparency in the decision-making process. After thoughtful deliberation, Ryan Hall emerged triumphant, securing the District Teacher of the Year title.

Ryan's outstanding contributions to the field of education extend beyond the classroom. He exemplifies his passion for empowering students' voices and fostering a culture of belonging. As the Advisor for the Social Justice Club, Ryan has led initiatives advocating for Healthy Meals for All in school at the Rhode Island General Assembly and inaugurated an in-school thrift shop known as Davies' Drip. Additionally, under his guidance, the club unveiled a Cultural Community Compact this school year, which serves as a guiding beacon for the Davies community.

Moreover, Ryan Hall played a pivotal role in winning and accepting the Providence Business News 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award earlier this year, further showcasing his commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all.

In recognition of his remarkable achievement, Ryan Hall's name will be forwarded to the Rhode Island Department of Education for further commendation. He will be celebrated at the prestigious Waterfire's Salute to Educators event on September 21st, where he will join fellow educators in a tribute to excellence in teaching. Additionally, Ryan will have the honor of considering the opportunity to run for the esteemed title of Rhode Island Teacher of the Year.

The announcement of Ryan's well-deserved accolade was met with joy and pride, with his wife and father present to share in the celebration. As a token of appreciation for his exceptional contributions, Ryan received a $2000 prize, underscoring the value and significance of his exemplary work.

Davies Career and Technical High School extends heartfelt congratulations to Ryan Hall on this remarkable achievement. His passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence inspire us all and reaffirm the profound impact of educators in shaping the future generation.