Meg Murray grew up in a military family, and lived all around the world. She attended four high schools: two in Germany, Churchill High in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the University of Illinois, where she pursued her love of literature and the power of language by studying English and Advertising.
While the military wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, she decided in college that she wanted to devote her life to the service of education. After college, she was accepted into Teach For America, and placed as an English teacher at East Side High School. She fell in love with teaching, and knew early on that this was where she was supposed to be. She served the students and staff of East Side for twenty years, as an English teacher, an English Department Chairperson, and as an Academic Vice Principal. She is forever grateful to the students and staff of East Side for raising her as an educator and as a leader.
Ms. Murray is thrilled to continue her service as Principal of American History High School, with a laser-focused mission to ensure that all students have access to exceptional educational experiences that will propel them into a choice-filled life. She believes that teaching and learning, at their best, are both joyful and rigorous, and she believes that teaching is a professional craft that should be intensely revered and celebrated.
The mission statement of American History High School ends with this statement: The shared efforts of students, parents, and staff will result in the development of life-long learners and productive citizens who advocate for social justice for ALL. Ms. Murray pledges to live these words by emphasizing student voice, building confidence, encouraging problem-solving, all while upholding kindness and joy, at American History High School every day.
Ms. Murray is the proud mother of Charlotte (8) and Frankie (3), and is married to Amy Christie, the Director of College Initiatives for Achievement First Schools.