Karen Murray is currently a Centrally Assigned Principal for Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). A proud product of Georgetown, Guyana, Karen has had the pleasure of growing up between Toronto, Ontario and Brooklyn, New York. These experiences have molded her into the woman she is today, a strong committed activist that believes in the power of community to support the learning and development of our future generations.
Karen is a dedicated equitable leader, who is an international speaker, lecturer and presenter engaged in working with educators, administrators and superintendents on deepening their understanding in the areas of Equity, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism and Anti-Black Racism. She is an honours graduate of York University’s Urban Diversity, Faculty of Education Program and continues to credit this program in providing the foundation for her ongoing equity work within the educational system. Karen was a York University’s Teacher of Excellence recipient in 2006 and was also featured in York University’s magazine, 50th Anniversary Special Issue, representing the decade 1990 and the Urban Diversity program.