Ray HallImplementation Manager
"I have seen that it is possible–but not necessarily easy–to achieve highly impressive results...if careful instructional procedures are followed."
- Siegfried "Zig" Engelmann
Ray Hall is an experienced Direct Instruction (DI) teacher and trainer who retired after a 30-year career in Special Education in the 4J school district in Eugene, OR. During his tenure at 4J, Ray used DI programs exclusively and hosted practicum students and student teachers from the University of Oregon for over 20 years. He worked extensively with U of O supervisors and was videotaped to provide models of effective instruction for U of O reading and math classes.
Since 2007, Ray has been a trainer and Implementation Manager for NIFDI at several sites in California, Georgia, Nebraska, Texas and Valhalla, Alberta, Canada. He has also supported a research project on Corrective Reading for NIFDI in Anaheim, California. Ray has conducted NIFDI trainings for a variety of programs in Atlanta, Georgia and Lincoln, and Nebraska. In addition to providing on-site coaching and off-site data analysis, Ray conducts virtual coaching visits using Skype software, which allows him to observe classroom instruction and give feedback to teachers and building coordinators remotely.
Ray has also presented at several conferences, including the Southwest Direct Instruction Conference, the National DI Conference and, most recently, in Darwin, Australia. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and serves as an Implementation Manager for NIFDI.