William "Bill" Murphy

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Current Role: Vice President of Schools, IDEA Public Schools

Fellowship Role: Chief Network Officer, Jefferson Parish Public School System

Pre-Fellowship Role: Chief Network Officer, Jefferson Parish Public School System

Teach For America Alumni: Greater New Orleans 2000

Bill is currently the Vice President of Schools for IDEA Public Schools. Previously, he was an independent consultant for K-12 Education Consulting. As part of the Fellowship, Bill was the Chief Network Officer at the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana. Previously, Bill was Network 3 Executive Director and managed professional development for and evaluation of 15 principals. He also managed the School Support Specialists team that provides support to principals, teachers, and families. Before moving to Louisiana, Bill served as principal of the Hamilton Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, MD, for four years. 

Bill holds a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Hamilton College, an M.A. in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and an Advanced Professional Certificate from New Leaders for New Schools in Baltimore, MD.