Our Principal

Phone: 313-852-1066


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Akeya Murphy

My name is Mrs. Akeya Murphy.  I am the proud Principal of Thomas A. Edison Elementary School.  I am truly excited about the students and staff at our school.  Our students and staff work together to create a positive learning environment where teaching and learning thrives.  At this time, I would like to tell you about myself. 

First, I take great pride in being a life-long learner. I am a proud graduate of Michigan State University.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with minors in Math and Science.  Immediately after earning my Bachelor Degree, I entered into postgraduate studies.  I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. Subsequently, I earned an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Wayne State University.  Recently, I was accepted into Wayne State University’s Doctoral Program.  I will study Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  As an educator, I have served in two urban-suburban school districts in various roles: Teacher, Principal, and Central Office Administrator.  It has been a pleasure to dedicate over twenty years in the field of education and positively impact youth in the Metro Detroit Area. 

More importantly, I am a mother of two adult children, a sister, daughter and wife.  My family inspires me everyday to ensure all children receive the very best educational experience.  I live each day to provide our students and families with strong, compassionate, focused leadership.  It is my my responsibility to ensure every student at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School has a future that is bright and promising.