award recipients and administratorsMurray Education Foundation announced its recipients of the Laura Baker Professional Development Grant. 

Named and founded in memory of one of Murray City School District’s outstanding community leaders – including 22 years of service on the Murray Board of Education – Laura Baker was an influential advocate of professional development among Murray educators. 

Though she passed away in 2011, her legacy for the love of learning continues in the recipients of the annual grants given in her name. Approved by the family of Laura Baker and administered annually through the Murray Education Foundation, here are the 2022 recipients:

  • Shelley Phillips, Hillcrest Jr. High, Special Education Teacher
  • Cyndi Ralston, Liberty Elementary, Social Worker
  • Jennifer Ketchoyian, Murray High School, Social Worker

Congratulations to our recipients who will utilize their scholarship funding to attend professional development opportunities not otherwise available to them.