Mrs. Tracie A. McMurray, M.Ed.

Email: tamcmurray@mpsaz.org

Phone: (480) 472-7197

Room: 706

Mrs. Tracie McMurray at graduation


Subjects: English and AVID

Years of Experience: 17

2021-2022 Schedule:

     1st  - Junior English
     2nd - Holocaust Literature
     3rd  - Junior AVID Elective
     4th  - Lunch
     5th  - Planning Period
     6th  - Junior English
     7th  - Junior English

Prior Schools:

     Dobson High School (2005-2009)

     Fremont Junior High (2009-2011)

Courses Taught:

     Freshmen- EN 09 (year long), EN 091 Writing, EN 092 Literature.

     Sophomores- Literary Explorations, Principles of English I, Essentials of English, Study Skills.

     Juniors- Principles of English II and American Literature.

     Seniors- Holocaust Literature, Principles of English III and Mythology.

Education Degrees:

     B.S. in Secondary English Education (2004), Northern Arizona University

     M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a Reading Endorsement (2011), Northern Arizona University

Autobiography:

I was born in Mesa, Arizona as the fourth of six children and attended 1st through 12th grade in Mesa Public Schools. Long ago, I graduated from Mesa High School and then moved to Flagstaff for an undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University. After four year of teaching, to keep myself mentally stimulated and to improve my teaching practices, I decided to go back to school and earn a second degree. After many night classes, on July 6, 2011, I completed my Masters in Education from NAU (pictured above). Now I attend professional development every semester, to continue growing as an educator. 


When I have time (and money), I love to travel!  In college I spent two summers volunteering in Mongolia as a conversational English teacher at the Liberal Arts University in Ulaan Bataar. After I earned my undergraduate degree, I spent a year overseas, in Israel, where I was given the opportunity to make short trips to Spain, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, England and Czech Republic. Currently, I have stamps from 14 countries in my passport, and hope to add more.

In 2013, I married my best friend and changed my last name from Blair to McMurray. Former students, feel free to say hello! I am in a new building this year. 

This fall will begin my 11th year teaching at Mountain View High School, and 17th in the district. I love my career choice, and I consider it a privilege to work at the "Campus of Champions". I frequently attend school events, so I look forward to seeing you soon.

Two of my favorite quotes are:

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine


"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." ~John Cotton Dana

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