Teacher Tuesday: Martha Hale


Courtesy of Hale

Hale is a teacher at Huron High School.

Rachel Overgaard

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: I originally student-taught at Pioneer and then went on to become a teacher there. Then I started teaching at Huron. I participate in the ultimate Frisbee outside of school and I really enjoy it. 


Q: What do you teach and why?

A: I teach  AP biology and physics. I like biology because I enjoy teaching about life. I also love teaching physics because it’s fascinating teaching about how things move and doing all of the calculations. 


Q: Have you always been interested in teaching?

A: Undergrad I was pre-med but realized I didn’t want to follow what my parents wanted me to do. I ended up working with hearing impaired students at University of Michigan. I decided to take some classes at Eastern to see if I would like teaching and I did. 


Q: What/who inspired you to become a teacher?

A: I honestly inspired myself because there were classes that were hard for me and if I had a teacher who could give me clear instructions I could’ve been a better student. I could be the teacher that I always wanted. 


Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I play a lot of ultimate frisbee. My kids play with me and I spend a lot of time with them. I also like running with my dog. I spend a lot of my time though just being a mom. 


Q: What is one motto you will always live by?

A: Do things that you love.


Q: What is your favorite teaching moment?

A: I love when my students can teach me something. I like learning things from my students. I become a better teacher by listening to what other students have to say. 


Q: What were some challenges you faced transitioning back to in person learning? 

A: The things I would have assumed students were prepared for coming into my class, they hadn’t gotten from the year before compared to other years.