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About Mrs. Murphy
I graduated from Gonzaga University Magna Cum Laude with the Most Outstanding Non traditional student award with endorsements in Special Education, reading and Elementary Education in 2000. I received a master's degree in education from Whitworth University in the area of gifted shortly after that. I began teaching in the Nine Mile Falls School district in 2005. I taught my first 3 1/2 years at Nine Mile Falls Elementary and have been working at Lake Spokane as a kindergarten teacher since then. I love the staff and families in the Nine Mile Falls School district.
In addition I have become district coordinator and often a coach for the school district's Destination Imagination program for the highly capable student in the area of creativity. I enjoy all things having to do with art and creativity. I enjoy charcoal drawing, painting and working with clay. I love horses, gardening and inspiring young people to be the best that they can be.