32 Years of Dedicated Service to Gateway!
Annie Hall came to Gateway in August 1979 with a friend who sought employment. While she was sitting and waiting for her friend to complete her application, Ms. Hall was approached by Gateway's receptionist and was asked to fill out an application as well, since the agency was in need of child care workers. Soon she was called for an interview, and the rest is history! Ms. Hall quickly became the Campus Group Home Supervisor and later, the Assistant Director of Child Care. She received recognition for her work with the Optimist Club of Birmingham in a project to teach her young clients about community service and building character, lessons they were able to take with them into adulthood.
As she continued her dedicated service to Gateway in 1996, she became the Adolescent Parenting Specialist for what would eventually become Gateway's Independent Living Program, where she taught parenting skillls to adolescent mothers and fathers. Next, Ms. Hall became the Youth Support Worker and continued to work with and help young people learn to live independently and become productive citizens in the community.
Ms. Hall says, "The 32 years at Gateway have really been rewarding to me, because I have touched the lives of so many young people, and I have truly enjoyed the years I have spent here."
Posted on Thu, September 8, 2011
by Karin Park