Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Education in Educational Leadership BBA in International Business and Marketing Teacher Certification Grades 1-8 ESL Certification GT Certification
Mrs. Deanna Murray
I am so very excited to be the Assistant Principal at Pearson ECS this year. My journey did not start out 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. After receiving my teacher certification, I began teaching at Huffman Elementary and taught first grade for 6 years. Then, I stayed home with my 2 beautiful daughters for 5 years. I returned to teaching and taught first grade at Memorial Elementary for another five years and then worked as one of the ESL Specialists there for the last three years. I recently obtained my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University because I wanted to develop my leadership skills to help build capacity in our teachers. I am passionate about working with teachers to help them develop and improve language skills for all children. I believe this is a key element in children learning the fundamentals and building academic vocabulary that is necessary to read and write. 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. This will make year 16 for my career in education in Plano ISD. I look forward to the possibilities and opportunities ahead to make this a great school year!