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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.