Educational Services Division

Our Educational Services Division lives by the Heritage Services ideals of Supporting the Present – Influencing the Future – Preserving our Heritage. We feel it is important to support our students by providing an educational environment for them to become successful in their chosen field of study. We accomplish this by influencing the future – our students. We believe in providing the best environment for these future leaders to learn and grow. When this is done properly, we will preserve our heritage as a society and nation.

Our Company President has more than 13 years’ experience in secondary education as both a teacher and administrator. He knows the education environment and understands how to communicate the importance of business principles into the learning process.

Director of Educational Services – Dr. Wendell Murray

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Dr. Murray has almost 20 years’ experience in the educational environment. Prior to this he served for almost 9 years in the Aerospace industry at the Kennedy Space Center in support of Experiment Integration of Cargo Operations. Dr. Murray has the following credentials and experience:

  • Dr. Murray has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, his Master’s Degree is in School Administration and his earned Doctorate is in Educational Leadership
  • Professional Lifetime Superintendent Level Certification
  • Educators Convention Planning Team – Florida & Mid-Atlantic States Regions
  • Letters of commendation from two regional directors concerning leadership accomplishments
  • His doctoral dissertation specialized in the Implementing School Governance by Establishing Policy Board Governance in the school setting
  • He has been highlighted as contributing case study in “Intentional Stewardship: bringing your donors to their highest level of philanthropy” by Julia Emlen and published by Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Received significant recognition from NASA and MDSSC while at the Kennedy Space Center. Such as Pride In Performance Award (MDSSC); Manned Flight Awareness Award (NASA); Spacelab Processing Team Award (MDSSC); Employee of the Month (MDSSC); Various Award-Fee recognitions (NASA); and two silver and one bronze Quality Productivity Improvement Awards (MDSSC)
  • Dr. Murray has been involved with community relief projects such as NY City, Katrina Relief, and in the Tsunami relief in Malaysia in 2005

Under Dr. Murray’s leadership, the HSC Educational Division has the expertise and experience in the following:

  • Leading school systems through transitional periods, and turnarounds
  • Educational environment and school culture and the ability to develop strategic plans to improve both
  • Creative approach to school and training center leadership, enabling greater student success
  • Leading regional and international accreditation teams through accreditation site visit and policy adherence
  • Provided leadership to take educational institutions through the accreditation processes successfully
  • Conceptualized and developed a 3-tiered team approach to organizational and educational improvement
  • Created and developed leadership and strategic planning for school boards
  • Enabled schools to make healthy transitions, whether it be physical location, school culture, or at the administration and instructor level
  • Experience developing comprehensive strategic plans that include costs savings while delivering an exceptional student experience
  • Budgeting from a strategic approach toward institutional goals and objectives
  • Developed articulation agreements with higher education institutions in support of secondary educational objectives
  • Understanding of donor development to support long-term success of the educational system
  • Successful in providing a platform for school growth