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Ms. Margo Murphy

High School Teacher
Science
 
 
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e-mail: margo.murphy@fivetowns.net
telephone: 236-7800 x 3118
 
 
Bio:

I have been teaching for 33 Years.  This is my 11th year at CHRHS.  Prior to coming to CHRHS I taught at Georges Valley HS in Thomaston, which is now part of Oceanside East and West.  

I have been involved in many different aspects of science education.  A major interest and focus has been to understand content and concepts that students will need in order to be full and active participants in our changing world.  As a result, I have worked on state and national standards efforts, created partnerships that connect students with projects that are focused on awareness and action to solve real issues, and used my voice and experience to influence how students engage in their learning.

I have served on several boards that are involved in improving STEM education in all aspects of the educational system.  One board is the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance focused on Maine initiatives. Until last year I served on  Teacher Advisory Council for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine/ National Research Council. I chaired this board for three years where the mission is to: 

  • Increase the usefulness, relevance, and communication of research to educational practice
  • Help the research community develop new research that is informed by practice
  • Provide advice about how other National Academies programs, initiatives, and recommendations can be most effectively implemented in schools
  • Offer guidance about how the National Academies can best communicate with the teaching community in the United States.”

Additionally, last year I served as an NSTA/ NCTM STEM Ambassador.  We are helping to lend our voice and experience in a wide variety of forums across the country that will help to keep science and STEM education growing.

I enjoy outdoor activities which include kayaking/ canoeing, hiking, swimming, skiing.... Experiencing the world is important in my family.  We travel often, near and far.  I have a daughter that is living and working in Boston area as the Executive Director for the Green Crab R&D.  Their focus is to create a culinary market as a management strategy for the invasive green crab.  I also have a son that took a gap year this year and traveled around the USA and spent 2 months in South Africa.  He is working for one of our state's best environmental education camps until he starts school in the Fall at the University of Maine. 

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