Dr. Murphy comes to Heavenly Host Lutheran School from Mississippi, where he most recently served as the executive director of Emerge Visionary Academy. He previously was the director of curriculum and instruction at the Baton Rouge College Preparatory Charter School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and served as assistant principal and held educator positions within the Laurel and Hattiesburg Public Schools and Covington County Schools.
Dr. Murphy earned his Bachelor of General Studies in biology and psychology, his Master of Education (M.Ed.) in secondary education, Education Specialist (Ed.S) in instructional leadership, and Doctor of Education in educational leadership (Ed.D), all from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
“I truly believe God led me here to join and lead the Heavenly Host Lutheran School family,” said Murphy. “Collectively, this is the most passionate, spirit-filled, God-led group I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Being principal here isn’t just a job to me, it’s truly where I’ve been called to be. When I walk into this school each time, there is nothing like it. God’s peace permeates this place. He is welcome and loved here, and so are you. You just feel it.”