Kathleen Murphy is the Superintendent of Schools for the Hampton School District SAU90. She began her work in Hampton in the spring of 2011 as the newly formed SAU 90 for the district was formally opening its doors to the community.

Prior to the Hampton Superintendency, Kathleen held the position of Director of the Division of Instruction, one of three major organizational strands at the NH Department of Education. As Director, she provided leadership to a number of Bureaus and Offices in the Division: Bureau of Special Education, Bureau of Integrated Programs (entitlements) Bureau of Accountability, Assessment and Curriculum, Office of School Health and Office of Technology. Providing this oversight created opportunities for collaborative and strategic approaches to supporting schools and creating environments for change.

 Over the past 40 years through a variety of experiences including classroom teaching, public school principalships, and central office positions including the superintendency in Newmarket, Kathleen has been afforded a broad view of public education. So much of the work in education is about relationships, teamwork, collaboration, and because of her experiences in rural and urban settings she has been able to bring stakeholders together to meet the needs of the Twenty-First Century learners.

In addition to a strong experiential background, Kathleen has an undergraduate degree from Plymouth State College, a Master’s Degree from Rivier College and an Advanced Graduate Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Kathleen has great expectations for the future of education and the roles that everyone has in ensuring that we create a community of learners.

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