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Hello! My name is Penny Murphy and I teach seventh grade Language Arts and co-teach in the general education Language Arts classrooms. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. In 2014, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Reading. Before I was a Bolt, I served as a Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center for three years. I also taught Special Education classes at Western Sky Middle School in Litchfield for five years. I have been at Desert Sky since 2008. Go Bolts!
On a personal note, I am married and have two beautiful daughters. Sydney is a junior at The University of Arizona and Mackenzie will be in 12th grade. In my spare time, I can be found cheering for my daughter at her high school and club basketball games, serving as treasurer in the high school Booster Club, playing with our dogs, Billie and Cheyenne, or enjoying the outdoors.