Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University B.B.A. in International Business and Marketing, Baylor University Teacher Certification Grades 1-8, Region 10 ESL Certification GT Certification Principal Certification
Mrs. Deanna Murray
Hello Pearson Peacocks!
I am so very excited about beginning my second year as an Assistant Principal at Pearson ECS. I learn every day from the staff and students and enjoy connecting with the Early Childhood community.
My journey did not begin in education, but I am so grateful that it has brought me here now. I graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in International Business and Marketing, and I began my career working as an IT consultant for 3 years with Andersen Consulting. Although I enjoyed my time in the business world, working with children is my passion, so I changed my career path in order to make an impact on their lives. I have been blessed to work at 3 elementary schools in Plano; Wyatt, Huffman, and Memorial, where I worked with Special Education students, taught first grade for a combined 11 years, and was an ESL Specialist for 3 years. In between those years, I had the opportunity to stay home with my 2 beautiful daughters for 5 years. I recently obtained my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Principal Certification from Texas Tech University to continue my journey of learning and become an administrator. I really enjoy developing my leadership skills to help build capacity in our teachers, so that all of our students are provided with every opportunity to learn at the highest levels. Early Childhood is an amazing place to be because we are building foundational skills that will impact students' future educational experiences and lives. I am passionate about language development, which is especially important in early childhood. I believe this is a key element in children learning the fundamentals and building academic vocabulary, so that they are set up for success. I am proud to be a part of a school that provides a safe place for staff and students to learn, make mistakes, and grow; feeling supported and cared about along their journey.
My husband and I have two beautiful daughters that are both in high school now. They keep us busy, but we enjoy spending time as a family traveling, going to football games, and just hanging out. In my "free time" I like to read, exercise, and spend time with friends.
This will make year 17 for my career in education in Plano ISD. I look forward to the possibilities and opportunities ahead to make this a great school year!