Dr. Kate Hall

Senior Specialist, East Team


Dr. Kate Hall is an NIET senior specialist for the East team. She has over 12 years of experience in education. Kate most recently worked as an assistant principal in Kingsport City Schools, Tennessee.

Before her administrator role in Kingsport City Schools, Kate was a reading coach consultant with the Tennessee Department of Education. In that role, she assisted in training educators and coaches across the state of Tennessee. Kate has taught kindergarten and first grade. During her teacher career, she served as a literacy teacher leader and trained teachers across Tennessee on the Tennessee State Standards, and effective literacy strategies, during her role as a core coach.

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science in early childhood development from East Tennessee State University. She holds a Master of Arts as a reading specialist K-12 from East Tennessee State University. She also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Kate  Hall

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I am passionate about working at NIET because I believe in improving education for all students. I love working alongside educators and school leaders to support and coach them as we all work together to make lasting change.

What is your superpower/hidden talent?

My hidden talent would be my cooking skills. Growing up, my mom made the best meals for us. Once I went to college, I had to figure out how to cook for myself. I started watching my mom more closely, along with Food Network, and have fine-tuned my skills over the years. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen after a long day, trying out new recipes. I also love attending cooking classes!

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We are always looking for new adventures, including traveling to new places, being outside, eating at new restaurants, cooking new dishes, or just spending time together.