North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School

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Meet Principal Murphy

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    Anne-Marie Murphy, Principal


  •  NCCAE's principal for school year 2021-2022

    Charleston County School District (CCSD) is excited to announce and welcome Anne-Marie Murphy as principal at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary.  Murphy joins CCSD from Central Middle   School in Honolulu, Hawaii where she has served as principal since 2015.  

    Murphy began her career as a secondary science teacher at Wheeler Intermediate School in Wahiawa, Hawaii in 1996.  In 2004, she joined the staff at Central Middle School in Honolulu where she taught science for 2 years before becoming the school's curriculum coordinator.

    From 2006 to 2010 as the school's curriculum coordinator, Murphy worked in conjunction with the administration and restructuring provider to support gains in student achievemet.  She also worked with individual teachers, departments, and the faculty as a whole to improve classroom curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She facilitated school improvement process for acceditation through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and planned and executed parent and community activities to foster stakeholder engagement.  Murphy joined school administration as the vice principal at Ali'iolani Elementary School in Honolulu.  Over the next several years, Murphy served as a vice principal at several Honolulu schools including Manoa Elementary and McKinley High School.

    In 2015, Murphy became the principal at Central Middle School where she taught early in her career.  As principal for the last 6 years, Murphy has led a comprehensive school academic and financial strategic plan to improve student achievement and established and maintained progress of identified students requiring support and acceleration through action-oriented intervention blocks to ensure success for all students.  

    Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology from the Univeristy of California at Berkley.  She holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Holy Names University in Oakland, California and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Univeristy of Hawaii in Honolulu.  She was also a participant in the Honolulu cohort of Stanford University's D-School School Retool Fellowship and is a member of several professional organizations including the Association for Middle Level Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators, Hawaii Public Radio, and the Junior League of Honolulu.  Additionally she has served as a member of the Hawaii State Department of Education's Superintendent's Special Educational Review Task Force and Honolulu District English Learner Leadership Team.  

    Source: Charleston County School District Division of Strategy and Communication