Grades 9-12

Beach, Florida

Total years as a classroom teacher:


Florida State University            Doctor of Philosophy in Physical
Ed.: Curriculum & Instruction              1978

University of South Florida       Master of Arts in Physical Education                                                     1972

University of South Florida       Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education                                                  1970


2011 to present             9-12 grade Mathematics/ Calculus/
Precalculus              Suncoast Community
High School

2010-2011                   9-12 grade Mathematics                                                Seminole Ridge High

2003-2010                   9-12 grade Mathematics                                                Suncoast Community
high School

2002-2003                   9-12 grade Mathematics                                                Mast Academy

1993-2002                   9-12 grade Mathematics                                                Miami Palmetto Senior
High School

1988-1993                   9-12 grade Mathematics                                                Homestead Senior High

1984-1988                   9-12 grade Physical Education                                      Carrollton
School of the Sacred Heart

1971-1972                   9-12 grade Physical Education                                      Hillsborough
High School

1970-1971                   9-12 grade Physical Education                                      Middleton
High School                        


2009                Secondary Math Teacher of the
Year Finalist, Palm Beach Teachers of Math

2002                Secondary Math Teacher of the
Year for Dade County

2001                National Board Certification

  • Dr. Murray agrees with the
    inspirational Christa McAuliffe when she says, “I touch the future. I teach.”
  • Dr. Murray says that that the
    teaching tools that she has honed are basic—break down skills, encourage
    appropriate practice with maximum participation, reward effort, praise
    abundantly, ask pertinent questions during discovery, show enthusiasm,
    acknowledge individual differences, and include everyone.