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About Mr. Steve Murray, Bastrop ISD Superintendent

Steve Murray’s career in education spans 36 years, with the last seven having been as Superintendent of Schools in Bastrop ISD. Prior to his current post, he served as Superintendent of Little Elm ISD in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In that position, he guided the district in overcoming student achievement gaps, which led to Little Elm ISD earning a TEA Recognized rating for the first time in its history. They maintained that rating in subsequent multiple years. In addition, during the five-year period 2003-2008, Little Elm ISD was the second-fastest growing school district (by percentage) in Texas.


Murray also has served as Superintendent of La Vernia ISD and as Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in Del Valle ISD. Prior to district leadership, he was high school principal for Marble Falls and Brenham school districts and assistant principal in Katy ISD and Wimberley ISD. He began his career in public education as a teacher/coach in Klein ISD in the Houston metropolitan area.


Murray holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). He earned a Mid-Management Certification from Southwest Texas State University and a Superintendent Certification from Texas A&M University, where he began doctoral work in educational leadership.


Steve’s wife of 29 years Karin, is a PE teacher at Cedar Creek Elementary. They have two sons and one daughter.