Principal Jennifer Murray
I am the proud principal of Baldwin Elementary School! I am so excited to lead such an amazing school into the 21st century as we explore, imagine, and create each and every day! I have been in education for about 22 years. I have had the opportunity to teach 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade over 15 years, instructional facilitator for 3 years, and an administrator for 4 years. It is the most rewarding job ever and I love coming to work each and every day. My family has lived in Austin, Chicago, Plano, and then back to Austin. We currently live in Dripping Springs, Texas where I have spent the last 10 years working.
My family consists of my husband, James who I have had the absolute pleasure of being married to for the last 23 years! Together we have 3 children. My oldest son, Garrett is a junior at Texas Tech studying business. He absolutely loves it up there and has embraced the history and traditions of the school. My middle child, Zachary is 16 and a junior at Dripping Springs High School. He plays football and baseball and loves every minute of it. In addition, he is taking dual credit classes and remains very busy! My daughter, Mackenzie is 14 and a freshmen at Dripping Springs High. She plays both school volleyball and golf as well as select volleyball. I guess you know what I do in my free time. I am their biggest fan and love watching them play every chance I get!
I hope to have created an environment where all children feel safe, both physically and academically. I want children to embrace learning and take risks everyday as we prepare them for the future. At the same time I want children to be children - allowing them to explore and play is an important part of who they are now and in the future. I am proud of our school and I invite each of you to come visit Baldwin - you will be amazed at what you see!
Assistant Principal Tammy Thompson
I am thrilled to be joining the community at Baldwin Elementary School as assistant principal. I am looking forward to supporting families and staff as we work together to help our Bobcats grow. I am beginning my 20th year in education and have taught Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades. I have served in a variety of teacher leadership roles over the years and am passionate about education.
I grew up in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I am happily married to a transplanted Iowan who is an avid sports fan. I am the proud parent of two boys attending Small Middle School. Jake is beginning 8th grade and loving the Green program. Cooper, who is starting 6th grade, is looking forward to starting orchestra and theater. I still can’t believe how quickly those elementary years flew by!
My belief is that all children can learn if given quality learning opportunities in a supportive environment that meets the needs of the whole child. I know this is happening right here at Baldwin, and could not be prouder to be a part of this community.
Messages from Principal Murray in the 2017-2018 School Year