Mr. Michael Murphy

Phone: (571) 252-2280


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Mr. Michael Murphy

I am very excited to join the Trailside Team this school year!  While this is my first year at Trailside, this school year will be my fifth year teaching mathematics.  The past four years I taught middle school math at Friendship Public Charter School, located in Washington, DC.  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.  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, got married over the summer, have a cat named Leo, 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.