Ann B. Hall is a free-lance journalist and photographer, specializing in news for the Isles of Capri. She is a graduate of William and Mary College in Virginia with undergraduate work at Emory University in Georgia, Lynchburg College in Virginia, and post graduate work at Old Dominion University in Virginia. She holds advanced degrees in Educational Administration and Elementary Education with certification for positions as Principal, Reading Specialist, and teacher in grades K - 12. Most recent work experience included service as Director of Human Relations and Staff Development for Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, Virginia where she was in charge of developing and implementing training programs for 57 schools, central office, and support staff totaling 5,000 employees. Her duties included writing grants for educational programs and maintaining a multi-million dollar training budget. Ann Hall was recognized as Norfolk, Va., Administrator of the Year, Virginia Reading Specialist of the Year, Virginia Staff Development Specialist of the Year awarded by Virginia Tech University, and was a National Educational Consultant who was selected as a National Fellow for the Effective Schools Movement awarded by Michigan State University. Ann Hall was published in numerous publications, journals, and textbooks, and served with Janet Reno on a panel for CSNBC on the topic of discipline. She has been the Sun Times Capri correspondent for the past 9 years. She created and operates the Capri Coconut Tele, an informal voluntary e-mail communication for the community with a data base of 1,000 residents. She lives on the Isles of Capri with her husband and serves on Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala’s Island Advisory Board, now entering her sixth term.