Phone: (208) 855-4300


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Shannon Murdoch

2021 - 2022
Welcome to Mary McPherson!

As Mary McPherson's Principal, I feel blessed to spend my days with great children, wonderful staff, and supportive families. Each day I strive to spend time with students.  I love spending time in the classrooms, the cafeteria, and on the playground.  I believe we must embrace a growth mindset and teach kids to value hardwork and GRIT! We must find joy in the little things and make school FUN! I love celebrating learning and watching our students grow! I do what I love....and I love what I do!  My hope is that every child at Mary Mac feels safe, loved, and academically challenged, and we look forward to school-family partnerships that achieve those goals! 

We are moving forward with a more normal school year this year at Mary Mac. We learned a lot this past school year, including situations can always change but with proper protocols and procedures we can ensure that all staff and students remain safe this school year. Our staff will continue to collaborate with one another in planning to provide outstanding educational opportunities for your child/children. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the face-to-face and/or preventative health measures, please feel free to contact me.

I hope you always feel welcome at the doors of our school, and please feel free to stop by or contact me at any time, as we work together for a GREAT EDUCATION of our students!

Shannon Murdoch