2009 HALL OF FAME WINNER Mary E. Hall (c.1850’s - 1905) Hall was born in Piqua prior to the Civil War. She first served as a teacher in the Piqua High School from 1869 to 1877. In 1872, she briefly resigned her position as a teacher over the issue of low wages paid to women teachers. In June of 1877, she became the first woman administrator in the school system, serving as principal of the high school until 1905. In 1896, she was one of the charter members of the Piqua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.