A native of Fairfield, CT, Margaret Murphy received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She went on to the University of Bridgeport and served as an intern at Masuk High School while earning her Master’s in Education. Margaret was then hired as a social studies teacher by Ridgefield High School where she taught economics, AP Psychology, American Studies and Modern Global Studies. While there, she earned a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. She was also chosen by her district leadership team to attend a teacher exchange program at the International College of Beirut.

For the past 15 years. Margaret has worked at Fairfield Warde High School and has continued teaching AP American Studies, AP Psychology and a range of other high school social studies courses. She has worked in many leadership positions serving as a co-chair on the New England Association of School Accreditation Committee and on the School Improvement Committee. Margaret has consistently had excellent rapport with her students and has been recognized by them on several occasions. In 2020 Margaret earned the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago and in 2021 was selected by the Daughters of the American Revolution as Connecticut’s Outstanding Teacher of American History and went on to become a semi-finalist for the National Outstanding Teacher of American History.

Margaret currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with her husband, her daughter, Lucy and their dog, Aspen, an Australian Shepherd with boundless energy. She is an avid hiker and skier and makes every effort to head to Vermont when the snow calls and when possible, head back west to Colorado. When the seasons change, Margaret spends hours in her garden, cultivating a bird and bee friendly habitat with a wide range of native plants.


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