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Mrs. Murphy

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 sophomore at The University of Arizona and Mackenzie will be in 11th grade. In my spare time, I can be found cheering for my daughter at her high school and club basketball games, playing with our dogs, Billy and Cheyenne, or enjoying the outdoors.