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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 entering 12th grade and Mackenzie will be in 9th grade. In my spare time, I can be found cheering for my girls at their school and club basketball games, playing with our two dogs, Bailey and Belle, or enjoying the outdoors.