June Murray


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June has been a social studies teacher for 23 years.  A graduate of Villanova University (BA) and Simmons College (MA), June has taught in a variety of locations from Boston, Massachusetts, to Cali, Colombia.  For the last seventeen years she has taught World Cultures at Hudson High School in Hudson, MA.  World Cultures, an elective Social Studies class for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders was created by June when her students requested that she design a course that would engage them in study of the world beyond the limits of a Eurocentric World History curriculum.

June has coached students through the development of a student led initiative, Schools for Sudan that raised over $10,000 to build a high school in South Sudan and brought Emmanuel Jal, Sudanese musician and philanthropist to Hudson High School.  She has been the faculty advisor for the GSA; led student trips to the Peruvian Amazon and Costa Rica, delivering school and medical supplies to rural villages and exploring the impact of ecotourism on a land and its people, and believes there is no greater joy than watching the spark of curiosity burn brightly in the young people with whom she works.

In 2013 June received the William Spratt Award for Excellence in teaching Secondary Social Studies from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.