Ann Murray Biography
PERSONAL: Ann was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, moving to Hollywood, Florida in 1968 with her now deceased husband, Charles "Chickie" Murray and children. She has resided at her Boulevard Heights address for over 40 years. Her children attended local schools, Hollywood Park Elementary, Apollo Middle, McArthur High and Nova schools.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Ann received an Associates of Arts Degree from Broward College and has taken courses at the South Florida Center for Educational Leaders and Florida International University’s Union School for Women. Additionally, Ann has become a FSBA Certified School Board Member and participated in training for the Broward County Public Schools’ (BCPS) Board to earn the Master Board Distinction provided by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA).
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Ann presently serves on the following . . .
Broward Education Foundation
Broward Regional Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board
Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards
National School Boards Association
BCPS Alternate Representative
Council of the Great City Schools
Florida School Boards Association – Board of Directors
Legislative Liaison (Federal and State)
Museum of Discovery and Science – Board of Trustees
BCPS Member, Legal Service Committee
Member and Past President, Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Association
Broward Democratic Executive Committee
Broward League of Women Voters
Hollywood Democratic Club
Hollywood Fire Department C.E.R.T.
Ann's historic community involvement includes;
BCPS Representative, Broward County Juvenile Justice Board
BCPS Representative, 17th Judicial Circuit Family Law Advisory Group
BCPS Representative, Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
BCPS Representative, Broward County Comprehensive School Health Advisory
BCPS Representative, Children’s Services Board
BCPS Representative, Financial Advisory Committee
BCPS Representative, Metropolitan Planning Organization
Board of Directors, Broward Regional Health Planning Council
Board of Directors, Exceptional Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Grant Writer, Boulevard Heights Homeowners Association
Member, Beverly Park Civic Association
Member, City of Hollywood General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee
Member, Driftwood Civic Association
Parent Volunteer, Nova Schools 1970-1981
Past Editor, Boulevard Heights Newsletter
Transportation Coordinator, Dollars for Scholars Walk-a-thon, 1998
Volunteer, The Old South Alternative School
Volunteer, The Quest Center
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: In 1970 Ms. Murray began her career with the School Board of Broward County, Florida. Over the years she worked her way up through the ranks and held numerous positions in the Transportation Department, including School Bus Operator, Driver Trainer, Transportation Specialist, Terminal Shift Supervisor, Supervisor for Transportation Operations, and Terminal Manager. She also served as a Broward Teachers Union, 2007-2008 Shop Steward and Federation of Public Employees 1974-1986 Shop Steward.
AS A BOARD MEMBER: Ms. Murray was elected in November 2008 and reelected again in November 2010 and 2014. During her tenure as a Board Member, Ann has served as Vice Chair from November 2010-11 and was selected as Chair by her colleagues in November 2011. Since Ann took office in 2008 she has worked tirelessly, with many accomplishments seeing fruition, to represent District One’s 50 public and charter schools of which 30 schools are Title One schools.