As the daughter of parents who immigrated to the United States from Canada in the early '40s, Muriel Hall grew up on a farm in northern New Hampshire as one of 14 children (she was #7!). Her upbringing in this large family environment instilled core values that will guide her as a state representative: strong work ethic, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and respect.
Muriel attended Groveton public schools, earned an AA degree in Foreign Languages at Mt. San Antonio College, a BS Ed degree in Elementary Education at Keene State College, and a Master's Degree in Computer Technology at Plymouth State University.
Until her retirement in 2019, Muriel spent 40 years teaching students, as well as educators, in the Granite State. During her 32 years at Bow Memorial School, she taught special education, mathematics, and then computer literacy. The final five years of her professional career included the transition of Dunbarton students into the Bow schools, a decision which strengthened both communities. Muriel also played an integral role in Bow's and Dunbarton's integration of technology by offering PSU tech mentoring graduate-level courses for SAU 67 employees.
Muriel is a proud lifetime member of the National Education Association, the nation's largest professional employee organization. At the state level, Muriel served on the NEA-NH Board of Directors and currently is a member of NEA-NH’s Government Relations Committee. At the local level, she served as president and as negotiations chair of the Bow EA for more than a decade.
During her teaching career, Muriel spent time in classrooms around the globe, from her student teaching days in Bath, England to her study of Australian 'maths' in Melbourne, Australia. She partnered with the NH National Guard in El Salvador to bring technology to underprivileged school children and traveled to South Africa to study wildlife tracking and ecology.
An avid runner, Muriel competes in road races throughout the year, including a 12-year streak at the Bow Turkey Trot benefitting the Bow Police Association. She shared her passion for running by playing an integral role in establishing and coaching the middle school Cross Country team that grew to over 100 runners strong under her leadership. During this pandemic, Muriel participated regularly in the Bow Birthday Brigade parades. An artist behind the sewing machine, she also made and donated over 400 cloth masks and buttoned headbands. Giving back to the community is another one of Muriel's core values.
For 36 years, Muriel and her husband Tim have lived in Bow where they proudly raised their two sons, Jim and John. The Halls, including daughter-in-law Rachel, are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy adventures in Mother Nature.
2019 Bow Rotary Vocational Service Award
2019 NH EDies for Excellence in Education
2018 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award
2015 NEA-NH Christa McAuliffe Leadership Award
2010 The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Program Finalist
2007 NEA-NH TREA Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Collective Bargaining & Advocacy for Members”
2002 NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence