A Message from Superintendent Steven K. Hirase …
Murray City School District is widely respected as an educational leader, along with also being highly admired for retaining the small-town values that seem to be more and more missing in our current society. The culture that exists in our schools is a direct result of the collaborative efforts of our parents, students, educators, community members and city officials. We pride ourselves on having our schools serve as not only places where children are afforded great educational opportunities, but also as community centers where members of our city are able to take advantage of fine arts and recreational activities in our buildings.
If you are visiting Murray, I hope that you enjoy your visit to this great city and that if you ever relocate, you’ll consider our community and wonderful school district. If you are a current patron, please know that we appreciate you and your family and will continue to work hard to provide the best education possible for our students.
About Superintendent Hirase:
Dr. Steven Hirase began his duties as superintendent of the Murray City School District July 1, 2011 after 32 years as an educator, 24 of which have been spent in the Murray City School District. Dr. Hirase was hired in 1987 as principal of Grant Elementary School and after 4 years was appointed Director of Special Education, a position he held for seven years. Upon the appointment of Richard R. Tranter to the position of district superintendent, Dr. Hirase was named Assistant Superintendent over Curriculum and instruction where he remained for 13 years until being named superintendent. Dr. Hirase is married to educator Sue Hirase, and they are the parents of four children.