Co-educational     K-12     Dallas, Texas

Welcome, Art Hall

Lakehill Preparatory School and Board of Directors Chair James Perry are thrilled to welcome Art Hall to campus. On December 7, 2020, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Mr. Hall as Lakehill Preparatory School’s sixth Head of School. His tenure will begin today, July 1, 2021. He will succeed Roger L. Perry, who has been Lakehill’s Headmaster for 38 years

Mr. Hall holds B.A. degrees in Political Science and History from UCLA and earned a Master’s in Education from Southern Methodist University. He has a passion for working with students and has a strong history of enhancing the educational and life experiences of students of color. He is a founding member of the Straight A’s Podcast, which examines independent school life from the lens of prospective families, students, and teachers.

“I am excited and so grateful to be returning to Dallas to lead and collaborate with the esteemed faculty, leadership team, and Board of Directors of Lakehill. Additionally, I am honored to lead the Lakehill family into the next 50 years of outstanding educational excellence and to build upon the timeless and enduring values that define the School. I am energized to further Lakehill’s profile as a premier independent school for the city of Dallas.”

Mr. Hall was raised in Riverside, California, outside of Los Angeles. His wife, Paula, a native of Pittsburgh, attended Clarion University where she earned a B.A. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She has taught lower school, coached, and led volunteer efforts at various schools throughout their family’s journey. They have three children, an adult son who teaches school in Garland, and two daughters who will enter Lakehill Middle School in the upcoming school year. The Halls are excited to be back in Dallas where they will enthusiastically join the Lakehill community.