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Faculty Birthdays

 Adams, Aaron

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th/8th Visual Art and Technology
Birthday: May 19th 
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Reese Cups
Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Sprite
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced Coffee with whole milk
Favorite Flower: Peony
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Popcorn and cobbler
Favorite Color: All Colors
Favorite Candle Scent: Sandlewood
Favorite Stores: Lowes and Home Depot
Gift Card Ideas: Chipotle Pho Lowes
Favorite Sports/Teams: Soccer/FC Dallas
Things you collect/Hobbies: Painting Hiking Camping
Lunch suggestions: Christina's
Classroom Wishlist: FC Dallas and Nintendo Posters

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Anderson, Mariah

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th/PACE/History
Birthday: October 2nd
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Midnight Milkyway
Favorite Restaurant: Glorias
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Coke Zero
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Toasted White Mocha
Favorite Flower: Yellow Rose
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Beef Jerky, Cupcakes, Cheetos
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas Rangers
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I am so thankful for everything PTA does and am so blessed to be teaching at Murphy.

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Atchison, Lauren

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th Science
Birthday (mm/dd): 1/30
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Kit Kat
Favorite Restaurant: Chili’s, Chikfila,
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry limeade
Favorite Flower: Sunflower
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Candle Scent: Eucalyptus
Favorite Stores: Target, Michael’s, Homegoods
Gift Card Ideas: Target, Amazon, Walmart, Panera
Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas A&M
Classroom Wishlist: Stackable turn-in-trays, Pilot Pens

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Clark, Tarah

Grade/Subject or Position: Math 8 | Math Rocks 8 | Power Math 8

Birthday: November 2nd

T-Shirt Size: S

Favorite Candy: Reese's PB Cups, Plain & Peanut M&Ms, Snickers

Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle, On the Border, Anything Mexican

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Limeade, Unsweetened Tea

Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Cold Brew Black; Peppermint Mocha Frapp

Favorite Flower: Daisy

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Brownies, Red Velvet Bunt Cake,

Favorite Color: Green, Pink, Black

Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla, Coffee

Favorite Stores: Target, New York & Co, Ann Taylor

Gift Card Ideas: Target

Favorite Sports/Teams: Anything aTm or Dallas Teams

Things you collect/Hobbies: Frogs (not real ones),

Lunch suggestions: Jason's Deli, Tacos,

Classroom Wishlist: Expo Markers (all kinds/sizes), Glue Sticks, Post-its, Markers, Protractors or 6" rulers

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Being a Murphy Mav is AWESOME!!!

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 Dau, Chieu Kim

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th grade Algebra/7th grade math rocks
Birthday: September 15th
T-Shirt Size: S
Favorite Candy: Haribo Gummi Bears
Favorite Restaurant: Any/all :)
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Coffee
Favorite Flower: Daisies, orchids, violets
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Popcorn, bundt cake
Favorite Color: Pink, black
Favorite Candle Scent: Rose, vanilla
Favorite Stores: Walmart, Target, Sprouts
Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys
Things you collect/Hobbies: Scarves, socks, succulents (plants)
Lunch suggestions: Subway, Chic-fil-A, Sonic
Classroom Wishlist: Colored pens (for writing on Elmo), clock
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I love to read, draw, paint!

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 Feil, Colleen

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th and 8th grade Technology-AVAC and Gateway to Technology

Birthday: October 7th

T-Shirt Size: XL

Favorite Candy: Kit-Kat or plain m&m's

Favorite Restaurant: Macaroni Grill

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks Decaf Caramel Frap

Favorite Flower: Sunflowers

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Triple Choc. Nothing Bundt

Favorite Color: Red or Pink

Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla or Rose

Favorite Stores: Target and Dillard's

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks or TX Roadhouse

Favorite Sports/Teams: Allen Americans, Cowboys

Things you collect/Hobbies: Reading, Shopping, Gardening

Lunch suggestions: Chic-fil-a Cobb Salad

Classroom Wishlist: Flair tip markers, sharpies

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? It is an honor to teach your most precious possessions, your children. Thank you!

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Good, Kathleen 

Grade/Subject or Position: 6th MATH / 8th AVID
Birthday: January 10th
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Reeses
Favorite Restaurant: Pei Wei
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Diet Cherry Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Decaf Peppermint Mocha
Favorite Flower: Gerber daisy
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: chocolate covered almonds
Favorite Color: Green, blue, purple, pink
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla
Favorite Stores: Target
Classroom Wishlist: Whiteboard markers, hand sanitize, halal candy

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Hardy, Annie

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th and 8th grade French teacher
Birthday: May 16th
T-Shirt Size: XXL
Favorite Candy: Ferrero Rocher 
Favorite Restaurant: Chuy’s 
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Diet Coke 
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Frozen Mocha Frappuccino 
Favorite Flower: Tulip
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Carrot cake 
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: None
Favorite Stores: Target
Gift Card Ideas: Chuy’s, Braums, Sonic, In and Out
Favorite Sports/Teams: Hockey
Things you collect/Hobbies: Reading
Lunch suggestions: Chicken Caesar salad

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Harrell. Kyle

Grade/Subject or Position: 6th, 7th, 8th / Math

Birthday: December 26th

T-Shirt Size: M

Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate

Favorite Restaurant: IHOP

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Healthy Trail Mix

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Stores: Home Goods / Lowes / Home Depot

Gift Card Ideas: Lowes

Favorite Sports/Teams: Stars / Cowboys

Lunch suggestions: BBQ

Classroom Wishlist: Black dry erase markers

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I am very appreciative of what the PTA does for our staff and students. Thanks.

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Hooten, Beau

Grade/Subject or Position: Health/Athletics
Birthday (mm/dd): 02/10
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Peanut M&M's
Favorite Restaurant: Pie Five
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced coffee with milk
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Cashews/Almonds
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Stores: Academy, Lowes
Gift Card Ideas: Academy, Lowes
Favorite Sports/Teams: Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, Manchester United
Lunch suggestions: Pie Five, Chic-fil-A, R Taco
Classroom Wishlist: pens, highlighters, post-its, sharpies

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Isbell, Alina

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th/ Spanish
Birthday: November 18th
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: Almond Joy
Favorite Restaurant: Cristina's
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Sprite
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Latte
Favorite Flower: Tulips
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Mixed nuts
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Apple cinnamon
Favorite Stores: Wal Mart
Gift Card Ideas: Chili's, Applebee's, Sephora
Favorite Sports/Teams: Mavs
Things you collect/Hobbies: Hats, souvenirs, and instruments from around the world
Lunch suggestions: Subway Meatball marinara sandwich
Classroom Wishlist: Stickers in Spanish
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: My previous name was Mrs. Lee, this is my 9th year in MMS, and I deeply care about the students and the community)

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Jones, Elizabeth

Grade/Subject or Position: Honors Sci 7 + Honors Sci 8
Birthday (mm/dd): 12/17
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: Red Hots
Favorite Restaurant: Chick-fil-a
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Sweet Tea
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced Passion Tea
Favorite Flower: Anything I can plant!
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Trail Mix
Favorite Color: Hot Pink
Favorite Candle Scent: Pinata Colata
Favorite Stores: Target
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon + Target
Things you collect/Hobbies: Crafting
Lunch suggestions: Chick-fil-a
Classroom Wishlist: Stickie-Notes, Felt Tip Pens
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I am so appreciative of our amazing PTA. Our students and parents are absolutely wonderful.

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Lozano, David

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th and 8th Spanish
Birthday (mm/dd): March 23rd
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Ferrero Rochel
Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster or Olive Garden
Favorite Drink at Sonic: cookies and cream milkshak
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: iced molten chocolate latte
Favorite Flower: red rose
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: pistachios / pecan pie
Favorite Color: blue
Favorite Candle Scent: any
Favorite Stores: target
Gift Card Ideas: target / walmart
Favorite Sports/Teams: cowboys / FC Barcelona
Lunch suggestions: panda express

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 Mims, Craig

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th/PACE U.S. History

Birthday: September 17th

T-Shirt Size: L

Favorite Candy: Reeses

Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Ocean Water

Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Sweet Tea

Favorite Flower: Roses (for my wife) :)

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: candy

Favorite Color: green

Favorite Sports/Teams: Houston Texans

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 Mullen, Laura

Grade/Subject or Position: English 8

Birthday: December 18th

T-Shirt Size: Large

Favorite Candy: anything chocolate

Favorite Restaurant: Chilis

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks Sonic -- Dr. Pepper

Favorite Flower: Lily

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: anything chocolate

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla

Favorite Stores: Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, Target

Gift Card Ideas: Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books

Favorite Sports/Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks

Things you collect/Hobbies: books! :-)

Lunch suggestions: Mexican food

Classroom Wishlist: Books!

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Murtaugh, Michael

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education grades 6-8
Birthday: September 5th
T-Shirt Size: Large
Favorite Candy: Reese Cups
Favorite Restaurants: 1050 BBQ
Favorite Drink: Sonic powerade slush
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Pie
Favorite Color: blue
Favorite Stores: Amazon
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Walmart, Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: Ohio State
Things you collect/Hobbies: Star Wars
Lunch suggestions: Rosa's Cafe
Classroom Wishlist: Field trip to the Perot Museum!
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Star Wars Club sponsor, Environmental Club Co-Sponsor, Soccer Club Sponsor

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Nee, Giang

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th/8th French
Birthday: November 21st
T-Shirt Size: Small
Favorite Restaurants: Bistro B
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Stores: Walmart
Favorite Sports/Teams: Real Madrid
Lunch suggestions: Pei Wei
Classroom Wishlist: Yoga Ball

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Norris, Candace

Grade/Subject or Position: 7/8 Theatre, Speech, & Debate

Birthday: June 11th

T-Shirt Size: Large

Favorite Candy: Midnight Milky Way

Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks Dr. Pepper/White Chocolate mocha

Favorite Flower: Lillies

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: White Cheddar Popcorn

Favorite Color: Pink and Blue

Favorite Candle Scent: Fresh Linen

Favorite Stores: Target

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Chick Fil A, Target

Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas Rangers

Lunch suggestions: Chick Fil A, Chipotle

Classroom Wishlist: Sharpies, tape dispensers, markers, pencils

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Paz, Lauren

Grade/Subject or Position: 6th Grade Science, 8th Grade AVID Teacher
Birthday: March 5th
T-Shirt Size: Medium
Favorite Candy: I'm not big on candy, but I do love dark chocolate (no milk)
Favorite Restaurant: Spiral Diner or Taco Bell
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Strawberry Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Soy latte (iced or hot)
Favorite Flower: Tulips
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Salted popcorn (no dairy), nuts, regular Sunchips, anything chocolate with no milk
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla or lavender
Favorite Stores: TARGET
Gift Card Ideas: Target, Starbucks, Taco Bell
Favorite Sports/Teams: Baseball/Rangers Basketball/Mavs Football/Broncos
Things you collect/Hobbies: I love Batman and llamas! Hobbies are cooking and seeing movies.
Lunch suggestions: Anything vegan...other than that dietary restriction I'm not picky!
Classroom Wishlist: Batteries, thin and thick expos, tape, markers
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I'm thankful for anything you ever send my way, thank you for thinking of us :) I'm a huge movie buff, vegan, I love all animals, balloons, and superheroes!

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Pleasant, Tammy

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th/English Language Arts Teacher
Birthday: August 24th
T-Shirt Size: Medium
Favorite Candy: Hot Tamales
Favorite Restaurants: Cheesecake Factory
Favorite Drink: Starbucks Grande No Whip Hot Mocha 
Favorite Flower: Anything purple
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chocolate covered almonds
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Lavender 
Favorite Stores: Target, Walmart, At Home Store, IKEA, Hobby Lobby
Gift Card Ideas: Jason's Deli, Sonic, Starbucks,  Hobby Lobby
Favorite Sports/Teams: Dallas Cowboys
Things you collect/Hobbies: Coffee mugs and journals
Classroom Wishlist: New or gently used chapter books to add to my class library.

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Oh, Tiffany

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th Grade Math
Birthday: July 8th
T-Shirt Size: Medium
Favorite Candy: Twix, Starburst
Favorite Restaurant: Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Mango Sweet Tea
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Black Tea Lemonade
Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Hot Cheetos, Lemon Bundt Cake
Favorite Color: Light Pink
Favorite Candle Scent: Champagne Toast (Bath & Body Works)
Favorite Stores: Target, Amazon
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: Anything Dallas <3
Things you collect/Hobbies: Calligraphy pens, pens in general, swimming
Lunch suggestions: Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle
Classroom Wishlist: Amazon Wishlist
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I am happy with any kind of chocolate, pencils, a hug, a hand written card - to me the thought matters way more than the gift.

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Snow, Matthew

Grade/Subject or Position: Athletics, Math 8, H Algebra 1
Birthday (mm/dd): 02/21
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: Reese's
Favorite Restaurant: Wingstop
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Ocean Water
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced Vanilla Latte
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Cheez-Its, Cheesecake
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Candle Scent: White tea and Sage
Favorite Stores: Dick's
Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Chick-fil-a
Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys
Lunch suggestions: Whataburger

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Starr, Marshall

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th Science, Football, Track
Birthday (mm/dd): 04/17
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Air Heads Extremes
Favorite Restaurant: Anything Italian
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Black Coffee
Favorite Flower: Iris
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Candle Scent: Black Cherry
Favorite Stores: Best Buy, Walmart
Gift Card Ideas: Dominos
Favorite Sports/Teams: Tennessee Titans, Denver Nuggets
Things you collect/Hobbies: Movies, Sports
Lunch suggestions: Pizza
Classroom Wishlist: Wall Decor

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Thompson, Kelly

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th and 8th grade Skills and Career Readiness

Birthday: July 14th

T-Shirt Size: large

Favorite Candy: Reese's

Favorite Restaurant: Rosas or Casa Mama

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks Sonic

Favorite Flower: Daisy

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Anything

Favorite Color: yellow

Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla or Lavendar

Favorite Stores: Target/Hobby Lobby

Gift Card Ideas: Wal Mart/Hobby Lobby

Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas Tech/ Rangers/Stars

Things you collect/Hobbies: Sugar Skulls, Sharpies, Pens

Lunch suggestions: Anything!

Classroom Wishlist: Playdough, Felt, Measuring Utensils, cookie sheets, embroidery thread

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Watkins, Robyn

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th grade US History

Birthday: June 22nd

T-Shirt Size: XXL

Favorite Candy: white chocolate

Favorite Restaurant: Jack in the Box

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Unsweet Ice Tea

Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Unsweet Green Tea

Favorite Flower: roses

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: trail mix with raisins and m&m's

Favorite Color: maroon

Favorite Candle Scent: vanilla

Favorite Stores: Wal-Mart; Half-price books

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon

Favorite Sports/Teams: Texas A&M; Cowboys; Rangers; Mavericks; PESH

Things you collect/Hobbies: reading

Lunch suggestions: Chick-fil-a

Classroom Wishlist: a telegraph machine from the 1800's; a working minature steam engine

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Wayne, Scott

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th Grade English

Birthday: September 18th

T-Shirt Size: XXL

Favorite Drink: Sprite

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Ice Cream

Favorite Color: Green

Gift Card Ideas: Half Price Books

Favorite Sports/Teams: Cowboys

Things you collect/Hobbies: Vinyl Records

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Williams, Fran 

Grade/Subject or Position: 8th ELAR/ Special Education
Birthday: November 4th
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Hot tamales
Favorite Restaurant: Fuzzy's Tacos, Jason's Deli
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Lime-aid
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Favorite Flower: Daisy
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Potato chips and gluten-free brownies
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Pumpkin Spice
Favorite Stores: Target, Amazon
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target, Fuzzy's Tacos
Favorite Sports/Teams: Dallas Teams
Things you collect/Hobbies: Cookbooks, baking
Lunch suggestions: Jason's Deli, Tacos
Classroom Wishlist: Stools, file crates, flair pens
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I'm gluten free.

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