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Principal – Mr. Travis Brown

I would like to welcome all our Bulldog community to R.J. Murray Middle School. Our school motto is “One Team, No Limits” and that is best exemplified by the ideal that we are all working together to ensure our students reach their maximum potential. RJMMS has a rich and historic past and our students have a very bright future. By working together, we can ensure our students reach and exceed all of their goals.

Throughout my instructional career I have served in many roles. I began my career teaching a variety of subjects in the social sciences before transitioning to the role of Program Specialist for Secondary Social Studies and Advanced Programs for SJCSD. In 2015, I moved to the position of Assistant Principal at St. Augustine High School and oversaw Curriculum and Guidance.

In 2019 I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to become Principal of R.J. Murray Middle School. As a lifelong learner and advocate for students, I feel very fortunate having the opportunity to join the RJMMS Bulldog Family!

Assistant Principal – Mr. Barry Padgett

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I am honored to have the opportunity to be an instructional leader at R. J. Murray Middle School. I believe that learning is a life-long process of growth and development for ALL students.

I have been serving the needs of students in education for 13 years. My teaching experience began in Duval County, where I served at Lake Shore Middle School, a title I school. During that time, I began to understand the value of the whole student and community. I also, had the opportunity to serve as a testing coordinator and assist with student services and staff development. In 2016, I joined St. Johns County at Creekside High School as Registrar and developed skills in school operations and administration.

I earned my B.A in Middle School Mathematics and Science Education and M.ED. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. I am looking forward to continuing my educational journey at Murray! Go Bulldogs!

One Team, No Limits!

Assistant Principal – Dr. Esther Seward

I have a passion for children and strive to make a positive impact in the lives of the students I encounter daily. My career as an educator began 20 years ago in the Broward County Public Schools as a 6th grade teacher. I taught middle school for eight years, which includes serving students at Fruit Cove and Pacetti Bay Middle.

Prior to coming to Murray, I served as an Assistant Principal here in St. Johns County for six years at John A. Crookshank, Cunningham Creek, and The Webster School. My administrative experience also extends to the secondary level where I served for three years in Jacksonville, Florida for Duval County Public Schools at Highlands Middle School, and two years in Northern Virginia for Prince William County Schools at Rippon Middle School.

My educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Barry University in Miami, Florida; Master’s Degree in Math Education, Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate Degree in Education with a major in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I am thrilled to be part of a community committed to and invested in the success of our student body. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the students, parents, staff, and community of R. J. Murray Middle School.

One Team!!! No Limits!!!

Stephanie Fultz  – Executive Secretary/Bookkeeper

Paul Pelletier – Maintenance Coordinator

Becky Williams – Cafeteria Manager

Maggie Gibeau – Dean of students

Brandon James – Dean of Students