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Welcome to The Amazing Race: An Exploration of World Cultures!!!! This is my 24th year in the field of education, and honestly, it only feels like last year was my first day in front of a group of students. I truly love the subject I teach, which is the result from the shared love of history from my parents, grandparents, and the southern tradition of "Ancestor Worship." I attended The Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, Virginia and moved to Florence in the 5th grade and attended school in Florence School District One. After high school, I traveled "far away" to attend Francis Marion College. While a student at Francis Marion, I was again influenced by the following professors: Dr. Emily Lorraine de Montluzin, Dr. G. Wayne King, and Dr. Stukes. I left FMC with a deep love and respect for the study and research associated with the field of history.
I hold a BA in History from Francis Marion, and I am actively involved in the following organizations: Sons of the American Revolution, Huguenot Society of South Carolina, South Carolina Genealogical Society, The Pee Dee Chapter, The Florence Historical Society, and the Pee Dee Land Trust.
My goals as a classroom instructor are to actively engage students in learning, prepare students to be successful in the 7th grade and to love and appreciate the study of history. Many parents have said, "Mr. Murrie is able to take the boring subject of history and make it exciting, interesting, and fun!" Please remember that 6th grade is a middle school grade with middle school standards, instruction and assessments. It is imports that I have your help in making all students accountable and ready for the next transition to 7th grade. What is your superpower? The school wide theme this year is to discover and awaken the leadership potential possessed by every student.
Please remember you are always welcome to visit, and I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks!