McAuliffe Elementary - Mary Murray, 2nd Grade
Second grade teacher Mary Murray has been named the McAuliffe Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. She has been teaching with Union since 2018
“I became a teacher because I wanted to have a rewarding career,” Murray said. “Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed school. I chose to teach elementary school because I enjoy teaching all subjects, and really enjoy having the same 25 students all year.”
Murray said, “My favorite subject to teach is writing. I love the engagement it brings out in students and how every student can feel successful with it. It is also fun to see students’ creativity through writing, and see how it improves throughout the year.”
Murray received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education through Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is currently seeking her master’s degree in educational leadership through Oklahoma State University.