Professionals at CHS are committed to helping children with hearing loss reach their full potential by teaching them to listen, speak and read. In today's Staff Spotlight, we're chatting with Toddler Language Teacher, Pollyanna Halling!

What is your official job title?

Toddler Language Teacher


Describe your role at CHS.

I have the honor of teaching toddlers and helping them on their journey to listening and talking. Whether it is a child who has recently received their hearing equipment and must be taught that sound is meaningful or a child who needs to build their vocabulary and language, it is a joy to help open the doors of possibility for them as I teach them all day throughout the school year! I also have the privilege of working together with the children’s families and our team of wonderful CHS professionals to help make a difference in the lives of our children.


How long have you worked at CHS?

This is my second year.


Where are you from?

Kingwood, Texas


What is your favorite thing to do in Houston?

Going to see my brother work with the elephants at the Houston Zoo


What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?

Qin Dynasty


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go on an Alaskan cruise so that I could spend some incredible quality time with my family surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation.


If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would be the first thing you would buy?

I would buy a home for my future family.


Which three words describe you?

joyful, enthusiastic, passionate


What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a mommy.


What is the best book you have ever read?

I really enjoyed the “Bailey Flanigan Series” by Karen Kingsbury


I’m happiest when:

I am spending quality time with my family and when I see the joy in the eyes of my students as they learn and experience the seemingly insignificant moments in life.


To learn more about the Melinda Webb School at The Center for Hearing and Speech, click here