Assistant Principal's Bio
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Clifton Murray
Clifton Murray serves as Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Murray attended Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi. While attending JSU Mr. Murray was a member of The Sonic Boom of the South, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band II, Symphonic Band, and music education major. Mr. Murray has also attended Norfolk State University (Bachelor’s Degree in Education), Central Michigan University (Masters in Educational Leadership), and currently attending Grand Canyon University (Doctor of Educational Leadership K-12).
Mr. Murray was a Music Educator for 17 years before going into administration at MLK. He served as Director of Bands at several middle and high schools located in North Carolina and Maryland with the most recent being John Rolfe Middle School and Assistant Band Director at Varina High School, both located in Eastern Henrico County in the State of Virginia.
Mr. Murray is a lifelong educator who is dedicated to success and mentorship of all students. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Association for Music Educators, and The Richmond Pops. He is looking forward to continuing his career here at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School!