Karen Murcia - Assistant Principal/Spanish/Counselor
Mrs. Murcia graduated magna cum laude from the Universidad de Montemorelos, a Seventh-day Adventist University in Mexico, with bachelors’ degrees in History and Secondary Education as well as a minor in Religion. While there, she immersed herself in culture and language of the country exploring churches and expanding her nativity collection. After working in schools in several states and in Mexico, she earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southwestern Adventist University. Mrs. Murcia has been involved in every level of administration in both public and private schools, Her passion for high school students stems from her observation that, “too often when students graduate from high school, they graduate from the church”. She believes that guiding students to develop their own relationship with Jesus is the solution to the problem.
As the assistant principal, Mrs. Murcia supports the teachers in the classrooms, works individually with students who are struggling, and develops plans with parents for student success. As a Spanish teacher, Mrs. Murcia loves to involve students in situations in which they use Spanish as well as develop a deeper understanding of Hispanic cultures. . Mrs. Murcia’s most marked characteristic is her limitless curiosity, a characteristic that she shares with her family. Even short trips turn into memorable adventures with her husband and two boys, when the Murcia family’s curiosity takes over.
Puget Sound Adventist Academy is a place for students to grow spiritually, mentally and physically and I am here to support you on that journey. As the assistant principal, I am ready to help you with any academic issues you may have, to talk, or to pray with you. It is so much fun to go into the classroom everyday and teach Spanish. My students are amazing and always ready for the challenges that I put in front of them. Make a piñata? No problem. How about creating a video soap opera in all in Spanish? Done! Eat candy colored with bugs? Been there, done that. Repeat the Lord's Prayer in Spanish from memory? Piece of Cake. Every day is an adventure to be lived.
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