Southlawn Elementary Teacher a Class Act

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There's no doubt Ms. Deborah Murray has control of her classroom.   The first grade teacher at Southlawn Elementary School in Montgomery is this week's Class Act.     "If you love them, they love you,"  Murray said.   "And if you tell them what you want from the first day then they will do what you ask them to."

She's spent 7 years in the classroom, the last 6 at Southlawn Elementary.   She believes the kids need more than just the ABC's.     "In my room I teach them about integrity so they'll be above where they need to be, and be ready for second grade and the grade after that."

Ms. Murray says her biggest challenge is a lack of resources.     "With all the cuts and proration we need to have all the supplies to ensure our kids can learn."   But she does the best with what she has.    Ms. Deborah Murray, this week's Class Act.

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