English Department (Junior High)
7th & 8th Grade Reading
Mary Virginia Bays is a 2006 graduate of Lee Academy and also an alumni of the University of Georgia where she majored in English. She is currently a graduate student at Delta State University in English Education. She and her husband George have a one year old son, George Samuel Bays. The past four years she has been working in the Delta as an elementary school teacher. She is happy to begin sharing her passion for literature and writing with Lee Junior High and High School students.
English - 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Meg Hatchett Murphey is a1990 graduate of Lee Academy and a graduate of Mississippi State University. This year marks her 18th year teaching at Lee Academy. She has been married for 21 years to her high school sweetheart, Ken, who is also a graduate of Lee Academy. They have one daughter, Kate, who is sophomore at Lee Academy this year. The Murpheys are members of First United Methodist Church and enjoy spending family time at Moon Lake and Mississipi State football games. Mrs. Murphey loves Lee Academy like a second home. She wants Lee to be a second home for all her students and their families where they feel safe and secure.
"Lee Academy is a school that I am very proud to have been a part of for so many years. I want all my students to work hard and feel proud of the accomplishments they achieve at Lee Academy."