Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Ms. Murphy. I am super excited to be your teacher this year. I hope to get to know all of you by remote or inperson learning. First, a few things about myself. I am originally from a very small town in Missouri, not far from the Mississippi River. I went to college in Hannibhal, Mo, where I earned two degrees. Associates in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Education. I taught for one year in Hannibal before moving to Dallas Texas where I was a classroom teacher. While there I taught K, 2nd, 3rd and was the TAG (talented and gifted) teacher grades K-6. I completed my Masters at Dallas Baptist University with a degree of Master of Education in School Counseling. I moved to Illinois in 2002 and I currently teach 5th grade at Glenside Middle School. All together I have 27 years of experience in Education in grades K-8.
While I was in Dallas I did some exciting things. I used to sing opera for the Dallas Symphony Chorus. I have been to New York City twice and performed in Carnigie Hall and was on TV during a Christmas special. I also love to travel. I have been blessed to see about 5 countries and 40+ states. I tried a new adventure this summer, camping. It was awesome.
I look forward to talk and share some of these experiences with you and I hope you will do the same. Here is to a new and exciting year. I can't wait to meet you.