Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Jackson State University. Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College.
Mrs. Linda Murray
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year of Galloway Elementary School where we “Educate Scholars on Purpose with Purpose” to strive for Excellence! It is truly an honour and privilege to serve as your Principal.
Linda Murray, was the principal of Barr Elementary School for more than five years. She was named the JPS Administrator of the Year in 2019 for her transformative leadership that reshaped the culture of the school and propelled its performance rating of a B for 3 consecutive years. Under her leadership, the school was also recognized as a Model PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) School by REACH Mississippi and for School Success by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office. Over the course of Murray's 24-year career, she has served in Jackson Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, literacy coach, instructional specialist, and building administrator.
Murray is dedicated in ensuring that the Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade campus of Galloway Elementary provides a safe, nurturing, and child-centered environment in which the scholars can grow academically, socially, and emotionally. She encourages scholars to learn, celebrating their creativity, initiative and individuality, through their daily interactions in the classroom, as well as, through their participation in many supplemental and enriching programs. The faculty and staff at Galloway Elementary are committed to treating scholars as individuals, providing personalized attention and encouraging each scholar to reach his/her full potential.
Mrs. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Jackson State University and Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. She is in the dissertation phase of a doctoral degree at Mississippi College.
As we begin and continue this school year, we think it is important to have our end goals in mind. In that way, we will be reminded of what we are working toward. This process is an addition to having a microscope effect on our Academics, Behavior, and Course Performance.
The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. - Stephen Covey
About Assistant Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision.
Mr. Timothy Rush
Mr. Timothy W. Rush II is a dedicated educator who is passionate about the teaching and learning process and helping scholars succeed. He is a product of Jackson Public Schools graduating from Jim Hill High School as an IB Scholar. He has more than six years of experience serving in the educational field. He began his teaching career at Spann Elementary as a 5th grade ELA teacher in 2015. Then in 2018 he transitioned to the middle school level and taught 6th grade ELA at Northwest IB World Middle School. During his tenure there he also served as an assistant coach for football and boys/girls’ basketball. In 2020 he served as a co- literacy coach/8th grade ELA teacher for Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX.
He currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education & Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision obtaining both from Jackson State University. He aspires to receive his Doctoral degree also.
Mr. Rush is honored and excited to join the Galloway Elementary School Team. It is a privilege to be a part of the Tiger Land family and have the opportunity to serve students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders. He is committed to “Being the CHANGE you want to see in this world!" #GoGalloway