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Thank you, Muriel Hall!
Those words do not begin to do justice for all that Mrs. Hall has done for the Bow Schools since 1987 when she first came to this district. Working in many roles and now as our beloved Computer Literacy teacher, Mrs. Hall has been a passionate and dedicated educator. She also coaches Cross Country , Math Team, and Computer Club. No problem is too small or too big for Mrs. Hall to help us graciously, knowledgeably, and always with a smile. Jack writes, “She is very helpful. If you need help she will give you everything you need.” James comments, “Mrs. Hall is really nice and always helped me out when I needed it.”
As a teacher leader Muriel has worked in many capacities in Bow and beyond. She has served on the Bow Memorial Technology Committee, the Bow School District Technology Committee, and has worked tirelessly at Computer Camps. Roy Bailey writes, “Muriel has been a driving force in infusing the use of technology at both Bow Memorial and SAU67. Muriel helped develop our District “Technology Mentor” program back in 2007, and followed that up with our “Blended Learning” program 6 years later. Finally, when we started our 1:1 program in 2015, Muriel was instrumental in helping our teachers develop 21st century classrooms. It cannot be overstated how successful this professional development has been for our District.”
Muriel has served on the Executive Board of NEA-NH, and on the BEA as president where she has worked tirelessly to ensure teachers are offered fair and equitable teaching contracts, have good health care options, and has attended who knows how many School Board meetings.
Technology-Using Educator Award
Internationally, Muriel has traveled to England, Australia, El Salvador, and South Africa to work with students. In 2009 she traveled with Mr. DeAngelis as part of a new teacher exchange program created by the NH Army National Guard. More recently, in July 2017, Muriel traveled to South Africa where she was a teacher leader involved in all sorts of wildlife tracking. The group also helped to paint a mural in a local village charter school gym.
In addition to all this, Muriel has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards. Earlier in the year, she received the 2018 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award. Muriel received an EDie’s Award (NH Excellence in Education Award) on June 8 at the EDie’s statewide banquet and celebration, and she will be awarded the Bow Rotary Community Service Award on June 14.
Mrs. Hall’s absence next Fall is going to leave a huge void at Bow Memorial School. Ellen Quinn-Dine laments, “You are such an inspiration and I will truly miss you!! Thank you for your years of service.” Finally, Jamie Vulgamore says it best, “No one has done more for this school and community than you. Your efforts have been unmatched and you are truly irreplaceable.”
Muriel in South Africa