New Teacher Mrs. Murphy Brings Fresh Perspective to Middle School

Amir Mason

Among the several new Middle School teachers at Westminster, Mrs. Michelle Murphy is one of the many who will bring a positive change to the Westminster community. 

Michelle Murphy, recently teaching at Lovett and Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Massachusetts, is an upbeat math teacher who loves her profession. “I love teaching. I truly do. I love the process of learning,” Mrs. Murphy declared. “I am a lifelong learner, and I hope to instill that love of learning in my students. And most of all, living life through the eyes of a child is so energizing––the curiosity, discovering new things, the humor, and laughter––and every year of teaching, my students teach me something else about myself.” 

On her journey to becoming a teacher, the main driving factor which inspired Mrs. Murphy was, frankly, her own teachers. From a young age, they not only instructed Mrs. Murphy in the content, but they also helped her grow as a character.  She applies these lessons in her teaching style today. “I valued those teachings so much and specifically valued how those teachers saw the potential in me and pushed me to be the best I could be. I hope I can do that for my students as well, and while it is hard at times, it is always always worth it in the end.” 

Using her previous teachers’ guidance, Mrs. Murphy hopes to bring a new perspective to the Middle School. “Westminster is constantly changing and evolving––always looking for ways to be innovative, to be better at what Westminster does: educate! And that is something I think I have constantly done––looked around me and thought, ‘This is great, but how can we make it even better?’ I think that I find myself in a place that is receptive to that, and that, in and of itself is energizing.” 

The Westminster community is lucky to have a teacher of Mrs. Murphy’s caliber, and she will continue to inspire the future leaders of tomorrow.