Staff Profile

Jennifer Murphy
Jennifer Murphy
Director of Special Services
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Faculty - Rim Country Middle School

I am Dr. Jennifer Murphy, the new principal of Rim Country Middle School.  It is an honor to have been selected to lead RCMS.  I have been an educator since 2000 and I come from a family of educators. While my parents are enjoying retirement, my mother was a special education teacher and my father was a social studies teacher and administrator.  I grew up just down the road in Mesa, Arizona, and attended Mesa Public Schools.  After graduating high school, I attended Northern Arizona University and completed a dual major in Special Education and Elementary Education.  Shortly after starting my teaching career, I completed my masters degree in School Administration from the University of Phoenix (2004).  Fast forward to June, 2014 I began the doctoral journey at Northern Arizona University.  In 2018 I completed my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Superintendency.  
When I am not at school I enjoy a myriad of activities such as exercising, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). Paddle Boarding is probably my most favorite thing to do these days.  If you can’t find me on the weekends with friends and family I am most likely on the water at a nearby lake or river.  
It's great to be a longhorn!