Norman R. Augustine | Wendy Kopp | Vincent D. Murray
...Vincent D. Murray
...Vincent D. MurrayPrincipalHenry W. Grady High SchoolVincent D. Murray has been principal of Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, GA since 1991.
Under Dr. Murray's
leadership this inner-city public school has been transformed into a higher achieving institution in which graduation and college-going rates consistently have risen above the district and state averages.
Sixty-six percent of Grady High students are African American and 44 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch.When Murray
joined Grady High, more than a third of all freshmen were held back and repeated their freshmen year.
has been consistent in his
efforts and focused on innovative reform.
...Murray is on the board of directors at the Grady Foundation and is adjunct professor at Central Michigan University, Atlanta.
Prior to his appointment as principal of Grady High, Murray
was principal of Herndon Elementary School and a behavior disorders teacher at Grove Park Elementary School, both in Atlanta.
...Murray has a bachelors of arts degree in history and English from Morehouse College, a masters of arts degree in early childhood education from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in psychology/learning disabilities from Boston University.He
has pursued post-doctoral studies at Clark-Atlanta University and Georgia State University