Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Kris Murphy

Phone: 256.233.6627


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Early Childhood Education University of Alabama M.A. Early Childhood Education University of West Alabama

Mrs. Kris Murphy

Hello!  My name is Kris Murphy and I am the Title I Resource teacher at SPARK Academy at James L. Cowart Elementary School.  This is my third year on the SPARK team and I am very excited to be a part of this amazing group of teachers.  Prior to joinging the SPARK faculty, I taught Kindergarten at Athens Elementary for 22 years.  Each day, I look forward to the challenge of helping students discover their passion for learning in new and exciting ways. 

I grew up in Russellville, Alabama and graduated from Russellville High School.  After graduating high school, I attended he University of Alabama where I recieved a degree in Early Childhood Education.  After many years of teaching, I returned to the college classroom to pursue my Masters of Education in Early Childhood.  I am married to Tom Murphy who works for State Farm Insurance as an Agency Development manager. We are parents to two grown sons, a daughter in law and two adorable grandchildren.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, participating in the activities of my church, working in my yard, traveling and learning new and interesting things. 

I am looking forward to the new school year and meeting lots of new students and their families.