Archived — Elizabeth Murphy

Year: 2003 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Christ the King School
General Delivery
Rushoon, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 2S0

Principal: Leo Hynes
School Telephone: 709-443-2293
School Fax: 709-443-2323
School email: lhynes@bpsb.nf.ca
Teacher Email: eamurphy@stemnet.nf.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 7-12/technology, math, ethics

Teaching approach:

Encourage students to think positively and to create a joy of learning in the classroom.

Ensures that students are able to apply what they've learned.

Outstanding achievements:

Ms. Murphy has created an "outdoor classroom" -- learning spaces where students can undertake environmental projects. As the school librarian, she held various book fairs to make low-cost books available to all school children and students who could not afford to make a purchase.

She assists colleagues with special needs children to acquire the skills and knowledge required to use assistive devices.

Ms. Murphy has volunteered to change her teaching assignments to accommodate emerging needs in the school by enrolling in courses to further enhance her teaching abilities and knowledge (school librarian, science, home economics, etc.)

She is the founding chairperson of the province's first small school council, which provided the impetus for Memorial University's Diploma in Rural Education and Tele-learning, and an elected member of the executive council of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teacher's Association.

In Praise Of:

"Mrs. Murphy teaches as she lives, driven by service to others - with a selfless attitude which too often results in her being not given the recognition she so richly deserves." - Administrative Officer, Professional Development

"Mrs. Murphy is one of the wisest people I know and I feel very lucky and proud to have her as a teacher." - Student

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