BMHS Hall of Fame inducts educator, leader

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BELOIT - Leading educator, community leader and volunteer Charlotte M. Hall will be inducted into the Beloit Memorial High School Hall of Fame during ceremonies set for 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Barkin Arena.

Hall, a 1968 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School, has served as principal of Kettle Moraine Middle School in Dousman, Wisconsin and principal at Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

While she was principal at Kettle Moraine Middle School, the school was undergoing a $6.5 million expansion and remodeling project. In 1999, Kettle Moraine Middle School was designated a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2004, Hall was named Wisconsin Middle School Principal of the year.

Kettle Moraine Middle School partnered with a local church to adopt a sister school in Jeannette, Haiti. Students raised money and collected school supplies and clothing to be sent to students in Haiti. A team of teachers went to Jeannette, Haiti to deliver curriculum materials, teaching supplies and two duplicating machines for the school.

After her retirement, Hall continued to serve her community. She served on the boards for the Oconomowoc Hospital, the Delafield Public Library, the Kettle Moraine Educational Foundation and other boards. She was a staff person for five years for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators.

Hall was born in Beloit and attended Merrill Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior High School in Beloit. She went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She was elected president of her graduating class, becoming the first woman elected class president in 100 years. In 1976, she earned her master's degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and she received five certificates in public school administration from UW - Whitewater.

She served as a guidance counselor in Oconomowoc and was elected president of the Oconomowoc Education Association before becoming assistant principal at the junior high school and then associate/acting principal of Oconomowoc High School.

She and her husband, Stuart Tentoni, live in Delafield, Wisconsin. They have two sons and two granddaughters.

Thursday's ceremony will mark the 26th Annual BMHS Hall of Fame ceremony.

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