Murray named new MAPS Superintendent
By Tina L. Scott
MERRILL – The Merrill Area Public School (MAPS) Board of Education recently announced that it unanimously selected Shannon Murray to be the new Superintendent of MAPS, and Murray has accepted.
Murray will begin working in this position on July 1, 2022, when current Superintendent John Sample’s retirement takes effect.
Murray currently serves as the Principal at Merrill High School (MHS), and has been the MHS Principal for the last 16 years. Prior to that, Murray served as an Assistant Principal at Wausau West High School and taught at both Wausau West and Medford high schools. Murray received his administrative licensure at Marian University and is currently completing his Specialist program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Murray is a Merrill native and a MHS graduate of the Class of 1986.
“While we had many qualified candidates, throughout the process the decision was evident,” said Kevin Blake, President of the Merrill Area Public School Board. “We are fortunate and excited to move forward under Mr. Murray’s leadership.”
The process of selecting a new MHS Principal has not yet begun.