TOTY Spotlight: Glandly Murray

Throughout the month of October, we will be introducing you to the 2022-2023 Glynn County Teachers of the Year.

Glandly Murray was named Teacher of the Year at Altama Elementary. She has taught at the elementary level for 25 years – 11 of which spent at AES.

Family: Husband David F. Murray, Sr.; and children Jonathan D. Carter, Ashley K. Murray, Davesha M. Murray, Danesha T. Murray and David F. Murray, Jr.

Who is your role model? Betty Clark, a third-grade teacher who died of cancer. A young girl coming from very limited resources at home and parents with very little education, Betty taught me to believe in myself. She always told me that my destiny is decided by how hard I am willing to work to achieve my goals.

What book has most influenced you? "The Next Phase" by Pastor Mark Baker

What is your greatest teaching memory? My greatest teaching memory was teaching 3rd grade for the 1st time and helping a young non-reader discover strategies to improve his reading fluency and skills. He received his first ever reward for most improved reader which was really exciting for him and his parents. Every time his parents see me, they remind me of how much that improved his morale about school and they believe that helped him to be a productive person after high school.

What is your favorite quote or personal motto? In all things, give thanks!

What is a fact about you that most people don't know? I am the baby, the only girl, and the only sibling to become a college graduate.

Any hidden talents or hobbies? Baking cakes.