Katherine Murphy

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Current Role: Managing Director of School Reviews for New Schools for New Orleans

Pre-Fellowship Role: Director of School Support for the Achievement Network in New Orleans, LA

Teach For America Alumni: Greater New Orleans – Louisiana Delta 2001

Katherine Murphy is the Managing Director of School Reviews for New Schools for New Orleans.  In this role, she leads the school review process that concludes with sharing high-level school strengths, growth areas, and recommended focus areas for action and provides an opportunity for school leaders to begin action planning with the input of other New Orleans-area education leaders.  Prior to this role, Katherine served as a Director of School Support for the Achievement Network in New Orleans, LA, where she coached 12 school leadership teams through the transition to the Common Core by building knowledge of the standards, instructional shifts, and data analysis skills. She also designed and led group learning for school leaders and teachers. Previously, Katherine served as a Team Lead in Baltimore City Public Schools' School Support Networks where she managed teams of specialists providing academic, special education, operational, and family engagement support to 15 traditional and charter public schools while also evaluating the effectiveness of central office procedures and functions.

Katherine holds an M.B.A. in Child, Youth, and Family Policies and Services from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.