Colleen Murphy

Position: Media Specialist School: Willoughby Elementary School

School District: Norfolk Public Schools

City, State: Norfolk, Virginia

About the Nominee: Colleen Murphy was nominated by her principal, June Lightfoot.

Colleen Murphy is a champion for students. She goes above and beyond to make sure all students are successful. Mrs. Murphy analyzes and uses data to provide support for instruction as she collaborates with teachers. Although she is the Media Specialist, she prepares Tier 2/3 instruction for students not meeting standards in reading and math. She collaborates with parents and provides resources for them to help their children at home.

Mrs. Murphy also serves as the designee in the absence of administration and leads with integrity. She was instrumental in Willoughby Elementary School receiving the 2016 Title 1 Highly Distinguished Award; student scores ranked in the top schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a LifeChanger for her students!

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