At the regular Pell City Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, Eldon Hall, 79, of Pell City was selected to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Jones. Hall will finish out the remainder of Jones’ term until August 2020, when he will have to be elected for the District 5 seat.
“We had seven wonderful applicants,” said Pell City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber. “We interviewed them on Thursday night, the board got their scores, and Mr. Hall was their choice.”
Hall has 30 years of experience in manufacturing management, working his way up from receiving clerk, production scheduling, human resources manager, plant manager, until becoming the Director of Manufacturing. He retired 10 years ago.
“I hope with my background, I can have something positive to offer,” said Hall.
He has also been an ordained minister for the past 20 years. Hall’s wife is a retired teacher and his son is a high school principal in Attalla. He is also involved with the community through volunteering with the Christian Love Pantry.
“Pell City has one of the most unique school systems I’ve dealt with,” said Hall. “The camaraderie I’ve seen among staff, leadership and the heart the administration has for students and faculty make [the school system] very special.”
Hall was sworn in at the regular meeting on Tuesday night by fellow board member and St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Brandi Williams.
The next scheduled Board of Education meeting will be May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Pell City School System Central Office.