Ann Murray Biography

  • Murray Ann Murray
    School Board Member, District 1
    600 SE Third Ave
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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    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 . . .

    BCPS Representative
      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.