Episcopal Day School will get a new headmaster this summer when Ned Murray begins work July 1.
"It is an excellent school with a rich history and bright future," he said in a statement released by the school. "I feel extremely fortunate to be able to be a part of the team that will lead it into its next phase of educational excellence."
Coming to the school will provide new challenges for Mr. Murray, who is replacing James C. Price. While Episcopal Day School is different from his current school, he said he doesn't feel that the age difference in his pupils will be a challenge.
"I think the world is changing so rapidly that our mission as educators has to change rapidly, and that is the challenge," he said.
Another plus for the new headmaster is that his sons, Miller and Evan, will be attending the school.
"That's one of the things I'm very excited about is that I will be in the same school as they are," Mr. Murray said.
He said the decision to join Episcopal Day School ultimately came from the people of the school.
"EDS is blessed with a dedicated family of teachers, students, parents, trustees and alumni who clearly share a strong sense of pride and purpose," said Mr. Murray. "It was being with the students that ultimately firmed my resolve to become a part of the EDS community.".}
HOMETOWN: Chattanooga, Tenn.
FAMILY: Wife, Lucy Patterson Murray; two sons, Miller and Evan
EXPERIENCE: Earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and a master's of education in supervision and administration from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tenn. He became a teacher at Rocky Mountain Academy in 1985 and in 1994 became the school's headmaster. Since 1997, Mr. Murray has served as associate headmaster at Baylor School in Chattanooga.
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