Kassidy Butt, right, with Cara Murtagh at the National Honor Society induction ceremony last year.

Former Superintendent Cara Murtagh is 2020 George Peabody Legacy Award winner

PEABODY Former Superintendent of Schools Cara Murtagh is this year's Peabody Education Foundation George Peabody Legacy Award honoree.

Murtagh, who died unexpectedly last November at the age of 44, has been remembered for her vibrant spirit and enthusiasm, her leadership and an unparalleled love for all of Peabody's students.

Since the Legacy Award was established in 2013, the foundation has named multiple honorees each year, usually five or six. This year, the foundation broke with tradition, choosing Murtagh as the sole honoree.

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