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Sandra Murphy

School Secretary/Registrar
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What I love about Dunn Elementary, an IB World School: 

The thing I love about Dunn Elementary, is the diversity that we have here. I love the way our international and new students alike are immediately accepted by our well rooted students as part of the Dunn family. 

What I love most about my job: 

The thing I love most about being in a school setting is being able to watch our students grow and change as the years pass.  My position as the school secretary/registrar, affords me the opportunity to get to know our students from the very start of their school years. I am able to see them grow from little shy, apprehensive students to becoming confident, outgoing students.  It is such a joy to watch our students blossom. 

Favorite children's book/author: 

While in the Virginia Beach School District, I worked 5 years in the library as a Library Media Specialist Assistant.  I absolutely loved my job and getting our students excited about reading books.  I think one of my most favorite author and book series was by Susan Collins who wrote Gregor the Overlander.  Of course, there were many, many more and I would read books that the students would suggest I read. 

What I like to do outside of school: 

Outside of work and the school setting, I like to swim, read books, spending time outdoors, and mostly I love spending time with my husband, children, family, and fur babies.  I am always trying new recipes - I love to cook & bake.

My hometown: 

I am originally from Pennsylvania but, I lived in Virginia Beach for 27 years.  I worked in the Virginia Beach School District for 15 years before getting hired at Dunn Elementary in 2011.

Something else I would like to share: 

I tend to be a risk-taker when it comes to trying new things.  I have never skiied but, would love to try snowboarding and snowshoeing.

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