Mrs. Tracie A. McMurray, M.Ed.

Email: tamcmurray@mpsaz.org

Phone: (480) 308-5720

Mrs. Tracie McMurray at graduation


Subject: English

Years of Experience: 14

Fall 2018 Schedule:

     1st  - Junior AVID
     2nd - Freshman English
     3rd  - Freshman English
     4th  - Freshman English
     Toro Time 12:30-1pm
     5th  - prep period
     6th  - Freshman English

Prior Schools:

     Dobson High School (4 years)

     Fremont Junior High (2 years)

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. 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).


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. Seeing the world became my new favorite thing. 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 January, of 2013, I married by best friend and changed my name from Ms. Blair to Mrs. McMurray. This fall will begin my 8th year teaching at Mountain View High School, and 14th 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.

 

Mr. and Mrs. McMurray

 

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