Melanie Murray is the Program Manager with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community VR, near Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career in Salt River as a special education teacher and State Champion Basketball Coach at Salt River High School. She then became a part of the original founding team of the VR Program in Salt River. She has served as VR Manager for nearly six years. One of her passions is transition services, which has been an emphasis of the Salt River VR Program. Prior to working Salt River, Melanie was employed employed with Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico for over 12 years, working as a Special Education Teacher, IEP Specialist, Transition Specialist and Basketball Coach.
Melanie was born and raised in New Mexico. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts from Eureka College in Illinois. She and her wife, Meg and their four sons, Dillion, Ethan, Nicholas and Devon reside in Mesa, AZ.