Versatile & Passionate
When speaking of Adams-Young Elementary office manager, Akilah Hall, Principal Tamiko Grier says, “Mrs. Hall’s official position is the office manager of our school; however, she does so much more! She steps in to be an extra support person for anything we may need. She is vital to the operation of our building, especially in the absence of building leaders/ administration. She has great rapport with our staff, parents, and students. She is always professional and efficient in any task that comes her way.”
What’s your best memory of your own school days?
I actually have two. One memory of my school days was being part of the Future Teachers (FT). FT allowed me to make so many connections with my peers and my teachers.
Another memory is my participation in the science fair. I remember working tirelessly and also thinking “why do I have to do this project?” It felt like a punishment. When it was all said and done, my science fair project was a 2nd place winner out of hundreds of others. It was a proud moment!
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I believe that most people don’t know that I’m an introvert. I enjoy tranquility and embrace solitude.
What’s your professional superpower?
I would say that my professional superpower is grit. I demonstrate passion and perseverance toward any goal despite the obstacles. My focus is more about getting the task done efficiently and not quitting until the job is done!
How do you empower your students to live their complete life?
I empower students to be the best versions of themselves, to reach their fullest potential, be accountable for their actions and be a servant leader. In addition, students have the power to look out for one another, so I encourage them to show one another they care and that they want what’s best for their peers. Even children can be stressed, overwhelmed and step outside of their “normal” selves. I try motivate them to reconnect to a peace that they can understand and can relate to.
What’s the one word your students would use to describe you?
I believe the students would use the word “versatile” as the word to describe me. They may not quite know what it means but they would say that I am in every part of the building doing various things. They may notice me doing tasks inside and outside of the office. There are many needs to be tackled on a daily basis to help the school and I am here for the challenge.