Ross Hall Endowment Scholarship

About Ross Hall Endowment Scholarship

Family members of former Mesquite High School teacher, coach, administrator, and MISD teacher recruiter, Ross Hall, have launched an Endowment Scholarship Campaign to honor his life & service to education and to Mesquite ISD in perpetuity.

Ross Hall began his career as a teacher and coach in 1957 in Hico, Texas after receiving his degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He spent the next 37 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator before retiring in 1994. He became the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mesquite High School in 1976 after a successful sixteen-year stint in the same capacity at Wolfe City High School. He spent the next ten years teaching U.S. History and guiding the Skeeter basketball program. He entered the administrative field in the fall of 1987 and became the Principal of Mesquite High School in 1992. He remained in that position for the next three years until his retirement.

The retirement was in name only. Ross immediately began recruiting teachers for MISD the following fall and did so until he finally stepped down in 2017. He was greatly aided throughout his career by his wife, Arlene, herself a twenty-year employee of MISD. They were a fixture for over twenty years at various recruitment sites throughout Louisiana and Texas, working side by side. Together, they recruited many fine teachers to the district. His son and daughter also spent many years teaching at various schools in MISD.

Ross was a passionate proponent of public education for all students. In total, he spent sixty years in education, forty-one of those years working for MISD. His impact upon the district will be felt for years to come. A number of his former players and students have gone on to have distinguished careers of their own in the educational field.

This scholarship honors his legacy and hopefully, will enable others to begin their own legacy.