Hello! Parents, Family Members and Learning Partners...I’m Ms. Murphy, your child's 4th grade teacher this school year. This is my third year at Dumfries Elementary and my second year teaching 4th grade. I have taught in Prince William County Schools for 15 years. This school year will begin my 19th year teaching children.
I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky. I developed a love for visiting interesting places, doing interesting things and meeting interesting people from all walks of life during my 20+ year U.S. Air Force career.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) from Marymount University. Teaching young children has always been one of my dreams and I get a great deal of joy from it. Kids deserve a quality learning environment; I strive to provide that every day for your child. I believe all children can grow and be successful in life once they develop positive critical thinking and problem solving skills. Remember – it will take the teacher, the student and parents/learning partners working together to have a successful school year.
My favorite hobby is being an Aunt to my 4 nieces. My other hobbies include collecting and reading children’s literature, playing golf, eating good food from different cultures and listening to a variety of music styles.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year.