Millie Hall will resign from Kannapolis City Board of Education at the end of June

Millie Hall will step down from Kannapolis City Board of Education at the end of June
Posted on 06/08/2015
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One of the longest serving school board members in North Carolina history is resigning from the Kannapolis City Board of Education due to health issues. Millie Hall has served on the Kannapolis City Board of Education for thirty-seven years. She was part of the district’s first-ever elected school board in 1978. Prior to 1978, county commissioners appointed school board members for Kannapolis City Schools. In May of 2014, Hall was elected to her tenth consecutive four-year term. However, due to health issues, she has submitted her letter of resignation to the board. Her resignation will take effect June 30, 2015.

“Millie Hall has been one of the most inspirational and effective leaders in our community’s history,” said Kannapolis City Board of Education Chair, Todd Adams. “She has been a tireless advocate for children, and she has been a mentor to me. All of us on the Board of Education and in Kannapolis City Schools will miss her influence and support, and we cannot thank her enough for her outstanding service.”

The Kannapolis City Board of Education will select a replacement to fill the remainder of Millie Hall’s four-year term, which expires in June 2018. Anyone interested in filling the seat should send a letter of interest and résumé to the Chairman of the Kannapolis City Board of Education, Todd Adams. All letters of interest and résumés must be received by Friday, June 26th. In order to be eligible to fill the seat, applicants must live within the Kannapolis City School District and be residents of Cabarrus County. Any paid employee or paid contractor of Kannapolis City Schools is not eligible to serve on the Board of Education. All applicants may be subject to background checks, and all letters of interest and résumés will be considered public records. Applicants should mail or deliver their materials to the attention of Todd Adams at Kannapolis City Schools. The address is 100 Denver Street in Kannapolis, 28083. The deadline for receiving the letters of interest and résumés is the close of business on Friday, June 26th. 

During her distinguished career, Millie Hall established many “firsts.” She was the first woman elected to the Kannapolis Board of Education, the first female Chair of the Board of Education, the first female president of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, and the first woman from Kannapolis to receive North Carolina’s highest civilian honor—the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. She also has been a tireless civic leader. She was one of the strongest advocates for Kannapolis becoming a city in 1984, and she was the first woman to become chairperson of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce. She also holds the honor of being the first person—male or female—to serve two consecutive terms as Chamber chair. 


Millie Hall has won countless awards for her dedication to children and the community.  Among her many honors are the Governor’s Award to Education, which she earned for outstanding contributions to education through the Chamber. She also received a Special Volunteer Award from Governor Jim Hunt for spearheading clothing and shoe closets in schools. She has been named the North Carolina Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women of North Carolina, received the Distinguished Service Award from Easter Seals, and has been named Kannapolis Citizen of the Year by the Kannapolis Jaycees. She has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina School Boards Association, the Kannapolis YMCA, the Cabarrus County Red Cross, and has been on the Board of Advisors for Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Her most prestigious honor came in 2002 when she received North Carolina’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is presented to individuals who have given outstanding service to the State of North Carolina.


Superintendent, Dr. Pam Cain, says Millie Hall is the true definition of a dedicated public servant. “Millie Hall has devoted her life to making Kannapolis City Schools, our community, and North Carolina better for children. All of us will continue to feel her impact, and we owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude. We will miss her support and presence on the board, and we are extremely grateful for all she has done.”


Applicants interested in filling the remainder of Millie Hall’s term may click here to see information about the roles and responsibilities of school board members

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