Professional Information
Educator, Writer & Poet
Formerly of Trenton Public Schools
Education, Honors & Awards
Houston Baptist University
MBA in Curriculum Design from Houston Baptist University (2000-2002)
Innovative Technology
HONORS & AWARDS Nominated by FBBA as an –Outstanding Educator and Community Leader- 2010 National Liberty History Museum- Hero Teacher of the Year, 2009 NJ Governor Teacher of the Year-l995- Gov. Christie Whitman Nominated by peers and students-Who’s Who among American Educators, l983, l996, l999, 2003 Listed in the National Registry of Outstanding Teachers in America-Network Directory for Who’s Who in Education-Library of Congress Edition 2007
Personal Information
United States
New Jersey
North Brunswick
Benjamin Banneker Math Association -1999-2006 National Conference for Teachers of mathematics (NCTM) 1999-2006 National Advancement Association for Colored People (NAACP) Former member and avid supporter- 1983 Laboratory for Students Success (LSS) -Washington, D.C. 2000 Science Ambassador-Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ 1988-2001 Quest Teachers Preparation Program- Princeton, University 1991, 1995, &1997
Fashion Modeling & Fashion Designing Commentating for Civic Affairs Cooking and creating original recipes Event planner for friends
Special Tribute to my Family A special thanks to my Mother and father for providing me with a threshold of wonderful memories and adventures. You motivated me to be all that I could be and instilled in me to “Do unto others as I shall have them do unto me” Your spiritual values were massive and made a big difference in our upbringing. You taught us to always stand for something to avoid the pitfall of falling for anything-I understand this motto now more than I did growing up and attribute your persistence, vigor, and supportive tenderness to everything that I have become today- Mom, watching you raise my 12 siblings, Rose, Eddie, Patty, Linda, Ray Charles, Milton, Cathy, Rita, Robert, Hayden and Emma, whom we tragically lost to bone cancer in 2007, is a true testament that you were “One” of God’s chosen one, and a strong black woman. To my dad, I loved you more that life and I know you are enjoying heaven because you were the best Dad ever and had the kindest heart of any human Saint that walked the Earth.
Civic Plaques, Community Awards/Certifications AIM/H (Association of Interested Minorities of Hamilton Township-involving Commitment for bettering my community via volunteer work, civic activities, Events Coordinator, and Public relations Secretary for 8 yrs; Grant Writing Certification-Sponsored by Research Associates, Columbia, S.C. Professor Edwin P. Davis 2003; McKinney Job Corp-Certification-Retail Sales and Merchandising l969-l971, McKinney, Texas; Denver OIC-Keypunch & Data processing l972, Denver Colorado; lst Music Recital-Plaque from Jenkins Brothers Music Development Center for producing their first music recital. 1992; Community Service Plaque- Black History Community Award- from East Trenton Civic Association. 1983; ECC, Princeton, NJ-PowerPoint Technology Training-August 2000; Associate pf Arts Degree with honors-Mercer County Community College (Deans List) 6/76; Bachelors of Arts- Elementary Education, Rider University-Lawrenceville, NJ 2/79; MBA Program- Urban Education, William Patterson University-Wayne, NJ 5/83 (Honors); Master of Education Degree-Curriculum design and Technology-Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas, 5-2002; Teaching Employment-l979-2011-Trenton Board of Education Grades 2nd-6th; Laboratory for Student Success Conferences-Washington, DC, 2000; NCTM- (Math Conferences for Math Teachers, attended from 1999-2006;
More than 25 years
Recording for the Blind Grant Writing Event and Recreational planner for students Poetry Reading and Reciting Creative Cooking
BIOGRAPHY Barbara Murray has been an educator for over 31 years. Barbara inspires children to find their place in the world by developing an appreciation for poetry. Despite the many hardships and disasters which she has been faced with, including two accidents in 2008, one of them a near fatal car crash, she has used her circumstances to write a book called "Poetic Thoughts In the Keys of Happiness,” Nurturing Inspirations for Every Woman," which is being sold on Barbara’s love for math and writing was strongly reflected in her classroom. Seven of her students’ writings were selected to appear in the Anthology Poetry Encyclopedia for Young Authors, 2001-2002. She has written and incorporated numerous Grant proposals for the benefit of “At Risk” students at Grant Elementary School, Carol Robbins Elementary School and Girls in Transition (GIT), a neighborhood community based program for minority girls from eight to fourteen years old. For the past twenty five years she has been actively involved in student’s activities, committees, staff-oriented activities, and community involvement, while completing her MBA degree at Houston Baptist University in an accelerated (Masters on Line Program) in 2002. Barbara has attended a consortium of NCTM, Math Conferences (National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics) that engage teachers in active workshops and hands-on seminars to improve student's proficiency in mathematics.
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