Principal's Corner

Principal Stacy Theien-Collins
  • It is an honor to become a member of this great school community. Murray enjoys a rich history of academic excellence – the result of strong partnerships between the school staff and families. 
    As a resident of the city and a parent of a Saint Paul Public Schools student, I am excited to be part of the team serving for the benefit of your children. My 20+ years as an educator will help me lead the work ahead of us at Murray. In my most recent role as an administrator for East Metro Integration District, I worked for several years in a strong middle school model whose charge is to develop the whole child as a member of an integrated learning community — academically, socially and emotionally.
    A positive school culture – what many people call “school climate” – is the cornerstone of all good schools. It is the foundation for school improvement. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role in preparing learners to be successful, productive citizens. Our goal for Murray is that all students will experience a community where positive relationships set them up for their greatest academic achievement. Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Murray Middle School, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow. 
    Watch this website for information about upcoming events. I look forward to meeting you!
    It is my sincere pleasure to serve the Murray community as your new principal.
    Principal Stacy Theien-Collins