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Mr. Ryan Murray (5th)

My name is Ryan Murray and I am a fifth grade teacher here at Sunnybrae. I grew up in San Mateo where I attended George Hall, Abbott, and Hillsdale High School. In 2007 I moved down to Southern California where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Political Science at California State University San Marcos. It was at CSUSM where I developed a real curiosity and interest in education, which ultimately led to my decision to pursue a career in teaching. I’ve spent the last seven years working in a variety of elementary level classrooms along the Peninsula as both a teacher and paraeducator.

In 2018 I jumped at the chance to become a member of the Sunnybrae team because I truly believe in the I.B. way, and the premise that a quality education stems from fostering the natural curiosity of the learner. My primary goal for all of my students is to cultivate this sense of curiosity, so that they can develop an authentic and lasting love for learning. As a product of the San Mateo-Foster City School District, it brings me a great deal of pride to serve the community that I was raised in, and each year I Iook forward to contributing to our success!