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GP North's Assistant Principal Receives Award

The Michigan Reading Association has named Grosse Pointe North assistant principal Kate Murray as an administrator of the year, according to Grosse Pointe Public Schools.

In March, Grosse Pointe North Assistant Principal Kate Murray will be recognized as the administrator of the year by the Michigan Reading Association, according to a Facebook post by Grosse Pointe Public Schools.

Murray is in her second year as an assistant principal after working as a teacher in the high school for about 15 years.

According to the Grosse Pointe Schools Facebook announcement posted Tuesday, the award is being given to Murray for her work to improve literacy in the classroom.

The Michigan Reading Association recognizes five educators annually during its conference. Applicants must demonstrate several qualities including strong leadership, advocacy for reading, evidence of work that is impacting student achievement and being a strong role model.

The Association's annual conference will be in early March in Grand Rapids, which is where the winners will be recognized.

George R. McMullen Jr. January 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Congrats to Ms. Murray and her well deserved award. Another example of the exceptional educators we have in our public School system.
Cathy January 16, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Congratulations to Ms. Murray from the Coughlin family (alumni)! Well-deserved.
debbie bigham January 16, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Congratulations to Ms. Murray a wonderful educator and an exceptional role model for our students!! The Bighams (alumni)
Kathy Abke January 16, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Nicely done, Ms. Murray! Our schools, our community, are lucky to have you (and grateful.)
Brian Hunt January 16, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Well deserved Ms. Murray. My boys still believe you were one of their best teachers. Congrats and keep up the good work.
Diane Smith January 16, 2013 at 03:18 PM
I would bet she takes over for interim Principal Tobe starting with the next school year. Nothing better than promoting from within when it makes sense, and it makes sense at North.
John Schrage January 16, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Congratulations Mrs. Murray! So happy others recognize our fabulous faculty from Grosse Pointe North. Celebrate this well deserved honor. The Schrages
Ahmed Ismail January 16, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Kate had a tremendous impact on our boys, one of whom is going on to be a high school teacher. She is a tremendous motivator and a real asset to our school system. Congratulations, Kate!
GP For Life January 16, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Congratulations, Kate! Soon Norsemen everywhere will be able to retire the chip on their shoulder and, for once, hold their heads proudly. We Blue Devils support your efforts to raise up the masses to our level and wish you the best of luck going forward. It certainly will be challenging, but we have the utmost faith in you. Blue Devil For Life
George R. McMullen Jr. January 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Ms.Smith the A-1 statement well said
Sue Austin January 16, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Congratulations Kate, well deserved! One more reason why Kate Murray would be a great fit for Prinicpal at GPN. Sue Austin
Ahmed Ismail January 20, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Well said, Sue. I hope the parents on the Principal Selection Committee for the new North principal and others at North who are being listened to by the administration express your feelings loud and clear. When you have someone who has the respect of the entire staff (not an easy attribute to gain in any high school) and someone who respects and genuinely listens to the concerns of students, parents and community members, you can't afford to lose them. Let's hope the "powers that be" at the Board Office and on the School Board see the light in this regard before we lose Kate to another district.

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