Phone: (571) 252-2280
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Art (Economics and Business) Masters of Education (Secondary Math and Special Education)
Mr. Michael Murphy
This is my second year at Trailside, and I am excited to be teaching 7th and 8th graders! This school year will be my sixth year teaching middle school mathematics. I started my journey in education after graduating from Lafayette College (Go Leopards!), with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. After working in finance for a year, I decided I needed a change. I joined Urban Teachers in Washington, DC, which is an alternative teaching certification program. Through Urban Teachers, I earned two Master's Degrees of Education (Secondary Math and Special Education) from Lesley University. Through my journey, I have found that teaching and making a lasting impact on my students is my true passion. Coaching is another passion of mine, and I am entering my first year as the defensive line coach for the Heritage High School football team in Leesburg (Go Pride!). This year will be an adventure, and I am excited to go along on this ride with all of you! Go Timberwolves!
On a personal note, I am a Pennsylvania native, have three cats named Leo, Gouda Chubbs, and Poppy Seed, and a dog named Macaroni. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports (my favorite is football-Go Eagles!), playing basketball, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and spending time with friends and family.