Opelika’s Katherine Murray awarded School Superintendents of Alabama scholarship


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) and Schneider Electric, the Scholarship Program Sponsor, recently awarded $11,000 in scholarships to Alabama students and educators. Katherine Murray, secondary curriculum coordinator and career technical education director at Opelika High School, was selected as one of four educators to receive a scholarship.
Murray is pursuing an Instructional Leadership Certificate at Troy University and was presented with a $1,000 check by Opelika City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Neighbors. All Administrator Scholarship applications were scored by SSA’s Awards and Scholarships Committee composed of former local school superintendents.
“One of SSA’s top priorities is to promote high quality public education throughout our state. This has become even more critical as we face a teacher shortage crisis not only in Alabama, but across our nation. It is our hope and belief that these scholarships will aid in the process of rebuilding our workforce by assisting these qualified students and educational leaders in achieving their career goals. These recipients have demonstrated a commitment to quality in our schools, and we are proud to be able to assist them as they pursue their degrees. Together with our partner, Schneider Electric, we congratulate each scholarship winner” said SSA Executive Director Ryan Hollingsworth.


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