Welcome to Mr. Murray's website.


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Students:
Please bookmark this page and check it daily for information about what we did in class and any homework assigned.  You'll regularly need to access links and documents for information, check for announcements and amendments, participate in online discussions, and view your current grade.  Make yourself comfortable and poke around...I want you to feel empowered here.

Parents and students:  By clicking on the "contact me" link to the left you can send me an email anytime.  Please use this freely if ever you have questions about assignments, curriculum or grades.  Again, please email me if you have questions.

About me...
I was raised in Evanston, IL, along the shores of Lake Michigan and atop Chicago's broad shoulders.  I earned a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a Master's in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University.  I've been teaching at Shorewood for the past twelve years.  Over that time I've taught twelve different courses, coached girl's soccer and facilitated a Rotary International associated service group called the Interact Club. This year I'm also serving as the facilitator for a Ted-ed Talks Club and Co-chair of the English Department.

Before teaching I had a lengthy career in the culinary arts.  My most notable local position was in the employ of the Puget Consumer's Cooperative managing several of their deli departments. When not engaged in teaching related activities (though everything seems very interrelated lately) I like to play soccer, cook, parent, garden and play soccer.  Yeah, I know I wrote that twice, but I really do love the beautiful game.

I live in Seattle with my beautiful wife and two lovely children.