Artist and teacher in one

Kelly Hall is not just a teacher of the arts – she’s an artist, too. Earlier this school year, the Beaufort Middle School theater teacher was cast as Audrey, the female lead in the “Little Shop of Horrors” production by the Beaufort Theater Company.  “It’s good for our students to see that we’re not just teaching the art form, but we’re artists as well,” Hall said.  She tells her students that their classes will prepare them for life after school.  “Everything you learn in here, you’re going to use,” Hall says.  “In order to be successful in any career, you have to be able to communicate, create and evaluate.”  Some students learn about lights. Some learn about cameras. But Hall’s students learn how to take action in life.