Kat Murray

    Ms. Murray is the coding instructor and has developed the curriculum for all levels of coding at Grayson, where every student codes every day. Her passion is to motivate learners of all ages to discover and embrace their learning style, so they can succeed in understanding computer programming, mathematics, science, and computer security/network fundamentals. At Grayson, Ms. Murray has developed innovative technology content for our K-8 gifted students, including programming curricula involving CoffeeScript, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Recently, she was a presenter at the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) national conference regarding “Managing the social-emotional needs of the gifted while coding.”

    Ms. Murray’s experience has included more than 16 years of teaching at the college level, primarily at Drexel University, which means she brings to Grayson a deep expertise in her subject matter that is ideally suited to our deeply curious students. Courses she has taught range from computer programming to database design at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, she is a published scholar whose work has been recognized for its innovative connections between medicine and mathematical analysis: her essay linking the potential benefits and limitations of integrating chaos math formulas with current speech pathology analyses earned a New Investigator’s Award from The Voice Foundation.

    Ms. Murray holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Mary Lawson