Meet the Teacher
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.